Council On Aging

Hadley Senior Center
In order to take precautionary measures to protect the community from the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Hadley Senior Center, currently housed at Most Holy Redeemer Church’s Parish Hall, 120 Russell Street, will be cancelling all public programs, classes, activities, and AARP Tax appointments, except for essential services, starting on Monday, March 16, 2020, until further notice. Staff will still report to work and be responsive to phone calls and emails.

 

Essential services include:

  • Congregate meals: Highland Valley Elder Services will continue to deliver lunches, individually packaged and portable for people to take home. Delivery will be arranged for home-bound people who need meals. If you wish to have a meal, please call at least 48 hours in advance to request one.
  • Brown Bag food pick up and distribution (monthly).
  • Outreach Services: Outreach Coordinator Lauren Hannigan will continue to be available for consultation regarding social services, public benefits, or other individual needs and will be available by phone. Home visits are suspended until further notice.
  • Foot Care Clinics: Foot care by appointments 
  • S.H.I.N.E.: Hadley residents in need of services relating to selecting health insurance and applying for MassHealth can make phone appointments with Director and SHINE Counselor, Hayley Wood.
  • April 6 AARP Tax Prep by appointments have been cancelled, and everyone who was scheduled got a letter. Appointments will not be rescheduled.
  • Our van transportation is temporarily suspended.
  • Grocery shopping and delivery for Hadley residents over 60: On Wednesday afternoons. Email or call the Senior Center by noon on Mondays to indicate that you'd like this service and relay a list to a staff member. Leave a message noting that you are calling about groceries if no one answers. This is a partnership with the Hadley Fire Department; deliveries will be made by CORI-checked Jr. Firefighters and volunteers. Call 586-4023 to request grocery shopping and delivery. Capacity is limited and weekly service is not guaranteed as the goal is to help everyone who is in need of this. Residents who can afford delivery surcharges are encouraged to use the alternatives that can be found in the Food Delivery Resources page. Recipients are emailed or mailed invoices prepared by the Fire Dept. after delivery.
  • Anyone who has prepaid for classes or Nora’s Lunchbox meals will be refunded, or their payment can be applied to a future class or meal. Please call the Hadley Senior Center if this applies to you: 413-586-4023.

While the new Senior Center is being built, the Senior Center is located at the Most Holy Redeemer Parish Center, 120 Russell St. 

Mission Statement

The Council on Aging is a municipally appointed volunteer board authorized under Massachusetts General Laws. Major responsibilities of this Department include setting local policy for the administration of elder programs and services; identifying the total needs of the community's elder population; developing, promoting, and implementing services to meet these needs; serving as an advocate for elders; and educating the community-at-large about these needs and the available resources. Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life of Hadley's residents 60 years of age and over and to enable them to remain active and independent within their own community.

The following are the main categories of services offered:

  • General information, referral, and social support
  • Fitness Opportunities
  • Health 
  • Social/Recreational
  • Educational
  • Benefit assistance program intake
  • Daily Congregate meal

For general inquiries, email the Council on Aging
 

Staff Contacts

NameTitlePhone

Senior Services Director

(413) 586-4023

Program Coordinator

(413) 586-4023

Community Outreach Coordinator

(413) 586-4023

Council on Aging Board Members

NameTitle

David Storey

Treasurer

Marguerite A. Wilson

Chair

Rosalie Weinberg

Vice Chair

Glenn E. Clark

Member

Elizabeth A. Faulkner

Member

Bruce Brewer

Secretary

Highland Valley Elder Services

NameTitle
Bruce Brewer

Board Representative

Friends of Hadley Council on Aging

NameTitle
Jane Nevinsmith

Chair

Susan P. Glowatsky, CMMC

Treasurer

Marlene Merzbach

Clerk

Rich Holden

Member

Nancy Niedziela

Member

Ray Spezeski

Member

Karen Walters-Zucco

Member

Kit Ziomek

Member

Hayley Wood

Member

Connie Mieczkowski

Member