Egremont Council on Aging
Bruce Bernstein, Chairman   528-8269
Email Address for the Coordinator: email@example.com
Georgette Kinney Helen Krancer
Eve Goldberg Chet Delaney
Peg Muskrat, Coordinator
The Coordinator is at Town Hall on Thursday mornings from 9 to noon.
Council on Aging Meeting Agenda
Minutes of COA Meetings are available HERE
Luncheon Wednesday November 1
The Egremont and Mt Washington Councils on Aging invite all seniors to their complimentary lunch and program on Wednesday, November 1st at 12 noon at The Egremont Village Inn, South Egremont.
The program "Keeping Your Mind Active" will be presented by Seniors Helping Seniors Western Massachusetts owner, Jane Apkin.
A lively, engaging presenter, Jane will be offering practical, easy solutions to help seniors do this.
Reservations can be made by calling the Egremont Town Hall at 413-528-0182 ext. 17 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to inform COA if you have any dietary needs and whether you need a ride to the event. Reservations are needed by Monday, October 30.
Jane Apkin is a medical speech-language pathologist specializing in gerontology and neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders. After 20 years of service in hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers, Jane decided the best way to spend the second half of her career was to help seniors live where they really want to be, which is home. She opened Seniors Helping Seniors Western Massachusetts in 2014. Jane enjoys the daily work with the seniors on staff to provide enjoyable, in-home services to so many throughout the Berkshires.
Fall and Winter Fitness Schedule!!!
* 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: coa(AT)egremont-ma(DOT)gov; 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:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 11:00am, Simon's Rock Pool ($3 per session)
Thursdays at 10:30am, South Egremont Congregational Church
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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
Federal Emergency Management Agency:   FEMA Seniors Ready page
Especially for Seniors:   Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors (Pamphlet from the Red Cross)
Southern Berkshire Regional School District:   Southern Berkshire Regional School District
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