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Posted on: November 5, 2023

[ARCHIVED] From Warmth to Wellness: Egremont COA Supports Seniors

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Egremont's Council on Aging offers tips to follow up with this fall that will keep you warm and ease your mind over Medicare open enrollment.

Sand for Seniors Buckets. Filled buckets are available outside the Select Board entrance to Town Hall. Remember to use the sign-out sheet to help the COA keep track of the buckets for next year's use. And, if you have a bucket from the past year, the COA appreciates you returning it for future use.

If you need a bucket delivered, please call the COA at 528-0182 x 16, and one will be delivered.

Fuel Assistance. You can apply now for fuel assistance under the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). The program will pay a portion of your primary heating source - oil, propane, electric, natural gas, kerosene, wood, and coal. To apply, please call Berkshire Community Action at 413.445.4503 and request an application.

Medicare Open Enrollment - Medicare's enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Navigating the enrollment process can be confusing. The COA suggests calling a SHINE (Serving the Insurance Needs of Everyone) Counselor at Elder Services at 413.499.0524 for assistance. Counseling is free.

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