The Council on Aging has scheduled classes again in July.
The classes will be held on Tuesday and Friday mornings, July 11th, 14th, 18th and 21st.
They will be held at Town Hall from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
The cost is $20 for the 4 session course, payable in advance at Egremont Town Hall or at the first class. Please make checks payable to: Egremont Council on Aging.
Become a wizard on your iPhone or iPad with New York City and Florida SeniorNet Program expert instructor Liz Jaffe.
She'll teach you how to set up your iPhone and use Apps, or how to navigate your amazingly versatile iPad in this new course.
Limit: 8 students.
Seats are limited - you have to reserve a place.
Please call Will at Town Hall 528-0182 ext 17 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat.
Remember: Bring your iPad or iPhone!!! (Don't forget your passwords!)
P.S. If there is enough interest in the course, it will be repeated this summer. So don't hesitate to sign up.
* 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.
Click below for
Winter/Spring 2017 Calendar of Events
...and exercise class schedule!
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:
Fridays at 9:30am, South Egremont Congregational Church ($3 per session)
M, W, F 11:00am, Simon's Rock Pool ($3 per session)
More information is available on the COA Winter/Spring 2017 Calendar of Events
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