Council on Aging

Remembrance Tree and Bench at French Park

Regular Meetings

The Council meets at 12:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month.

Agendas & Minutes

View Most Recent Agenda and Minutes

Members

  • Bruce Bernstein, Chairman
  • Donna Bersch-Gordon
  • Robin Goldberg
  • Georgette Kinney
  • Pamela Knowles
  • Peg Muskrat, Administrative Assistant
  • Linda Warner

Events

Coffee Hour

Coffee Hours are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at Sara's Place at The Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St. (Rt. 23) in South Egremont. Drop-in anytime between 9:00 and 10:00 AM. All are welcome to join for interesting and diverse conservation. It's a great way to connect with your neighbors, those you know and those you don't know.

Luncheons

"Grab 'N Go" Luncheons (from GB Bagel) are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the Egremont Barn, 17 Main Street (Rt. 23), South Egremont. Pick-up is from 12:00 to 12:30 PM. If weather permits, you are welcome to stay and sit outside at one of the picnic tables.

Please order by noon on the Fridays before the luncheon. Call 528-0182 x 17 to find out what's on the menu and to order. If you would like your lunch delivered, please let us know when you order. As always, a $5.00 donation is appreciated to assist with costs

For questions, call 528-0182 x 16.

June 8, 2022 Special Luncheon

Photos (courtesy of P. Knowles) from the June 8, 2022 Luncheon at French Park. Special Guest, Rep. Smitty Pignatelli, honored Bruce Bernstein (COA Chairman) and Rachel Shaw for their years of work on behalf of the COA and the community. Also recognized were deceased COA members Eve Goldberg, Helen Krancer, Chet Delaney and Genis Melendez Delaney, and Sara Keene. Liz Keen from Indian Line Farm gave out plants to attendees.

COA Lunch Smitty Bruce George
COA lunch Smitty with Rachel Shaw
COA lunch attendees with Smitty
COA luncheon Liz Keen Indian Line Farm

Senior Health Care

Your COA can help you get information on medical services, health insurance, and more! If you need devices to maintain your mobility or aid you at home, we support a lending program for such items as walkers, canes, crutches, and bathroom seating. Please contact COA at 413-528-0182 ext 16 to arrange a pickup. If you have equipment to donate, please call the same number, and COA will pick up the equipment.

Keep Walking Program

The COA received a grant from the State to promote a Keep Moving Walking Program. As we work toward developing safe indoor and outdoor spaces for year-round walking, please use our local French Park trails and those in our neighboring towns. The COA also reminds you to wear a Be Seen Be Safe vest when out. The vests are free and available at Town Hall or the Egremont Police Department.

More information on French Park and its trail system can be found on the Parks Page

Great Barrington Land Conservancy for the following trails

  • Riverfront
  • GB Trails and Greenways
  • Housatonic River Walks
  • Lake Mansfield
  • Pfeiffer Arboretum & Trail
  • Three Mile Hill Trail & CHP Walking Loop

Senior Transportation

For planning purposes, it is best to call 24 hours in advance.

Check out Egremont's Transportation Department for general transportation activities and resources.

Helpful Transportation Websites:

The Egremont Council on Aging has reapplied for a Taxi Grant to cover the costs of rides for those in need. If the second grant is received, taxi services will be available to drive vulnerable adults over 55, veterans, homebound individuals, persons with disabilities, and essential workers (medical, nursing home, and grocery store workers). The grant would cover the costs of these rides. Examples of rides include medical appointments, shopping, meal or prescription drug deliveries, and other non-emergency medical trips. For emergencies, call 911.

The taxi companies will take all necessary COVID precautions.

If and when the second grant is received, rides can be scheduled with Melanie Vicneire, Egremont's Transportation Department Administrator by phone at 413-528-0182m ext 25 or by email.

Egremont Information Sources

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To join NeighborNet, email Marj Wexler.

To join Egremont Posts and/or Discussion, email Bruce Bernstein

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