SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAMS – GOOD EATS AND GOOD NEIGHBORS
WEEKLY LUNCHEON. Luncheon is served in the Community Room at the Town Hall twice a week. Tuesdays and Thursdays a delicious lunch is provided for a modest contribution of $2.00 for Seniors 65 and up. You can’t beat that. Luncheon is served at 11:30 on the dot. If you need a ride call the COA van. Reservations are required one day in advance, call the COA office.
BROWN BAG PROGRAM. The Brown Bag Program supplies nutritious groceries that enable seniors to make easy meals that contribute toward a balanced diet, which is especially important in helping fight nutrition-related diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.The Brown Bags are assembled by a staff of dedicated senior volunteers on the 4th Friday of each month and available for pick up at the Town Hall Community Room the following Monday. A $3 donation is suggested. For eligibility information and an application, go to the bottom of this page
MEALS –ON-WHEELS. If you find that you are housebound and would like to have nutritious meals delivered to your door, let us know and we will connect you with the Meals on Wheels Program. Call the COA Director at 413-448-2648. You are not eligible for Meals on Wheels if you are able to drive.
POTLUCK SUPPER AND GAMES. On the 3rd Saturday of the month (except in November and December), bring a dish and join your neighbors for an evening of good conversation, good eats and games. Van rides are available at no charge. From 5:30 to 9 pm. To schedule a pick up call the COA office.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS :
MONTHLY BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS. Get your blood pressure checked on the fourth Tuesday of each month (unless posted differently on the Town calendar) from 9 am to noon, no appointment necessary. High blood pressure is called the, “Silent Killer”, don’t take chances and have your numbers taken.
BI-MONTHLY FOOT CARE CLINIC. Clinics are held every other month on the 3rd Tuesday from 9 am to 11:30. This service is provided by Lynette Dukehart, RN and registered Foot Health clinician. The fee is $35. Call the COA office to make an appointment. The next clinic is March 17.
FLU CLINICS are normally offered in the fall and flu shots are offered upon request from Cindy Croce, RN during the Blood Pressure Clinics..
CHOLESTEROL TESTING AND MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP. Check calendar for testing dates. Bring your Medicare and/or Mass Health card for free cholesterol testing.
COUNCIL ON AGING VAN. The COA van is a cooperative service between the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority and the Town of Lanesborough offering reduced fare rides between Lanesborough and the rest of Berkshire County for folks 55 plus and anyone with a disability.
Van hours are 8 am to 4pm Monday through Friday. To book a ride, please call the Council On Aging office.
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