Egremont Council on Aging
Bruce Bernstein, Chairman   528-8269
Council on Aging Meeting Agenda
Georgette Kinney Helen Krancer
Eve Goldberg Chet Delaney
Minutes of COA Meetings are available HERE
Available at the Egremont Town Hall are Massachusetts Seniors Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Coupons.
Seniors 60 years or older or those disabled and living in a housing facility primarily occupied by older individuals who meet certain income requirements may stop by town hall and fill out a receipt to get coupons to use at the local farmers' markets.
Town Hall is open Monday through Friday 7am to 3pm. The coupons are in the Selectmen's office.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call the office at 413-528-0182 ext 10.
Household size: 1 Monthly Income $1,860 Annual Income $22,311
Household size: 2 Monthly Income $2,504 Annual Income $30,044
Household size: 3 Monthly Income $2,149 Annual Income $37.777
Household size: 4 Monthly Income $3,793 Annual Income $45,510
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html
, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: 202-690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
* SBETC, the Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation Corporation, is a non-profit organization that serves South County residents 55 and older, and disabled of any age. They are a door to door service, meaning they escort you from your door right to the van. Drivers will gladly help you with your coat, tie your shoes, and carry groceries. Typical round trip cost from Egremont to Great Barrington is $10.
* SBETC is now going north of Great Barrington for medical needs. This means their van will take you to a doctor's appointment in Lenox, or Pittsfield. For now, this service is being limited to Tuesdays, but they want to work this out, so if you need another day, let them know. The round trip charge will be $15.
* Call to make an appointment: (413) 528-4773
* The Council on Aging has received a small grant from the state to promote a Keep Moving Walking Program. We will need people to help to organize these walks. We want to develop safe indoor and outdoor spaces for year long walking.
Click here for the Egremont Trails brochure.
Berkshire County Transportation GuideAvailable here
We can help you get information: medical services, health insurance, assistance with taxes, and more! If you have any questions about seniors' issues, please send us an email: bhbernstein75(AT)gmail(DOT)com; call one of the members of the Council; or Town Hall and we will be happy to answer them.
Need a ride? Van service is available - - -
Please call the Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation Corporation at 528-4773 for assistance.
In case of emergency, please tune to WSBS 860 AM or 94.1 FM for information.
If you or someone you know would like to be checked on in an emergency such as severe weather events or power outages, please let us know! You may call or email the Town Hall or the Police Department and we would be happy to check in with you if the need arises.
It is important to note that during a power outage, National Grid may not be aware of your individual situation. Make sure they are aware of your loss of power by calling them at 800-322-3223. Also, please call the Egremont Police Department so they are aware of possible downed power lines, etc. They may be reached at 413-528-2160.
Join our exercise programs:
Starting in September - date to be announced:
M, W, F 11:00am, Simon's Rock Pool ($3 per session)
Thursdays at 10:30am, South Egremont Congregational Church
Search Massachusetts General Laws:
Office of the Governor:
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker
US Senator Ed Markey
US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Congressman Richard Neal
State Senator Adam G. Hinds
State Representative William 'Smitty' Pignatelli
Tax Circuit Breaker Information:   Massachusetts DOR page
Massachusetts 211 Official Information Site: Mass 211
National Grid Carbon Monoxide Safety Information:   CO Safety Sheet
National Grid Smoke Detector Information:   Smoke Detector Information Sheet
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Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs:   Massachusetts Elder Affairs Website
Elder Services of Berkshire County:   Elder Services Website
South Berkshire County Resources:   Resource List (13 Mb file)
Emergency Kit Checklist:   Emergency Kit Checklist
Especially for Seniors:   Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors (Pamphlet from the Red Cross)
Southern Berkshire Regional School District:   Southern Berkshire Regional School District
WSBS Radio 860AM:   WSBS Radio
Composting Information:   Home Composting Guide
Current Egremont Weather Conditions:
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NeighborNET helps neighbors.
Membership in NeighborNET and EgPosts is open to all Egremont residents.
NeighborNET is to be used to ask for help from, and to offer help to your Egremont
To join, contact Marj at 528-3726, or by email at mwexler43(AT)gmail(DOT)com
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Egremont Posts is for telling about events, goings-on in town (or nearby), and other interesting tidbits.
To join, contact Bruce Bernstein at bhbernstein75(AT)gmail(DOT)com