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
CPR for Family and Friends
The Council on Aging will sponsor a "CPR for Family and Friends" class on Saturday January 20 from 10:00 - 12:00 at the North Egremont Fire Station. David Katzenstein, Egremont FD, will teach the class. The cost is $10.00 and preregistration is required. Class size is limited to 6. Additional classes may be scheduled if there is interest.
Please reserve your place by calling Town Hall at 528-0182 extension 17 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
BALANCE FOR LIFE
If Exercise, Balance, and Strength Training came in pill form, everyone would take one daily. But since they don’t, join Elaine Ireland’s Fitness Class for the next best option! The classes, sponsored by the Council on Aging, are held weekly at the South Egremont Congregational Church.
Elaine has worked in the fitness and wellness industry for over 30 years. She is certified as both a Personal Fitness Trainer and Licensed Massage Therapist. Elaine utilizes the best integrative wellness practices to provide a truly unique, meaningful and lasting experience for her clients.
Benefits of taking her class are:
* decreased risk of falls
* improved posture and muscle tone
* increased energy level
and fun with family and friends!!!
Two small group (limited to eight people per class) personal training classes will be held Thursdays from 10:30 - 11:30, starting January 4th and Fridays, starting January 5th, from 10:45 - 11:45. All classes will require a minimum of six participants. The cost is $30.00 for six weeks, payable to the Town of Egremont and due at the first class. You can register early by going to the Town Hall.
Class schedule is as follows:
Thursdays: (Jan. 4,11,18; Feb. 1,8,15); (Feb. 22; March 1,8,22; April 5,12); (April 19,26; May 3,10,17,24); (May 31; June 7,14,21,28)
Fridays: (Jan.5,12,19; Feb. 2,9,16); (Feb. 23; March 2,9,23; April 6,13); (April 20, 27; May 4,11,18,25); (June 1,8,15,22,29)
Elaine will be at the monthly COA luncheoon on Wednesday January 3rd at The Egremont Village Inn at 12:00 to give a short introductory class. Come and meet Elaine and get a good start on your New Year's resolutions to get healthier!
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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