Council on Aging and Senior Center
BELCHERTOWN COUNCIL ON AGING/SENIOR CENTER
60 State Street
Phone: (413) 323-0420 Fax: (413) 323-8217
Hours: Monday 8 am - 3:30 pm Tuesday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm** See Information below
The Belchertown Senior Center will be doing a "soft" reopening on July 1, 2021. This means that community members are welcome to attend the limited programming being offered, as well as make appointments for in-person assistance with the Social Service/Outreach Department. Please do not drop by unannounced or without appointments. We must remain diligent and open in phases to be sure we can offer as many services as possible in a safe way to not only open, but remain open.
Regardless of the appointment, group or class attended, the following applies to all who enter the Center.
Individuals understand and agree to the following:
Entry will be allowed through the front door only
Masks are recommended for those unvaccinated
Please remain home and not enter the Center when feeling ill
Individuals will be responsible for wiping surfaces used while attending activities with provided supplies
For more detailed information, and to view current activities/programs, please view our newsletter.
There will be no congregate meals offered until at least late summer or early fall. Also, due to building repairs at the Freedom Center, that building will remain closed until further notice. Due to that temporary closure, the Thrift Store and classes will not be able to use that space until the repairs are completed.
Please bring water, hats or other items for your comfort. A sani-can is located in the field adjacent to the senior center. An exercise waiver must be completed in advance of attending exercise class. Detailed information is available in the COA newsletter, or call Katy at 413 323-0420 extension 501 to register for an activity, obtain an exercise waiver or for more information.
OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES:
July 2nd 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Rain Date July 9th) Sarah the Fiddler Register June 21st-30th
This event is sponsored by the Belchertown Senior Citizens Center Association, Inc. (BSCCA)
August 20th 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Rain Date August 29th) A Ray of Elvis Register August 2nd-13th
This event is supported in part by a grant from the Belchertown Cultural Council a local agency which is
supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
The Council on Aging is a community-based resource for citizens of Belchertown ages 60 and over. We serve the needs of an average of 175 elders each day. The Senior Center, located just off Route 202 at the William Gerald Whitlock Municipal Complex (next to the police station), is home to a variety of programs and services.
Accessible Transportation Services both in and out of town, are available Monday through Friday.
More than 20 different classes, clubs, wellness clinics and other activities occur each week at the Senior Center. This is a great please to meet new friends. There is something for everyone.
The mission of our Outreach Services is to keep seniors as independent as their situation allows. If you know of someone in need, we want to hear about it. A wide variety of Social Services are available to support our senior members.
Other benefits include medical equipment loans, a monthly newsletter, and volunteer opportunities.
Our Nutrition Program provides site and home delivered meals. The meals are prepared at the senior center five days a week
DONATIONS TO THE COUNCIL ON AGING - Your gift/donation will help enhance elder services in our community. Checks can be made out to the Town of Belchertown and mailed to: BCOA, 60 State Street, Belchertown MA 01007, Attention: Administrative Assistant. If a specific designation of the donation is not noted, the funds will be placed in the Gift Account to be used wherever there is a need. Memorial donations are placed in the Trust Fund if there is not a specific designation. If you would like to discuss various programs/areas that you can choose to donate to, please call Cindy at (413) 323-0420 ext 502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your support is appreciated.