Council on Aging

We believe that we offer a great gathering place -- a place to meet friends, create opportunities, and make new connections!

As a community focal point for older adult services, the Council on Aging provides a variety of programs aimed at supporting independence, enhancing dignity, and encouraging community involvement.  We offer a wide range of education, wellness, and social services, as well as transportation, weekday meals, recreational classes, and social opportunities.  As a community resource, the Council on Aging assists family and friends who are entrusted with caring for older adults.

We are here for you.  Come visit us today!

 

Eileen Maginnis - Assistant Director

(413) 322-5625

maginnise@holyoke.org

Carla Neiswanger - Volunteer Coordinator

(413) 322 5625

neiswangerc@holyoke.org

Dorothy Blain-Hamel - Social Worker

(413) 322 5625

dblain_hamel@holyoke.org

Magdaly Martinez - Social Worker

(413) 322 5625

martinezm@holyoke.org

Kathleen Blanchard - Health Promotion Coordinator

(413) 322 5625

blanchardk@holyoke.org

Margaret Lemire - LPN

(413) 322 5625

lemirem@holyoke.org

Ann Marie Jackowski - Cook

(413) 322 5625

Ann Kosior - Kitchen Helper
Cindy Demers - Kitchen Helper
Rob Deza - Dispatcher

(413) 322 5625

dezar@holyoke.org

Maureen Charest - Driver
Raul Loayza Galvan - Driver

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The Council on Aging designs, promotes and implements services for Holyoke’s elderly, persons sixty years and older.  The Council members are appointed for one-year terms by the Mayor. All terms expire August 28, 2017.

 

 

 

Susan Aiken

Norma Bagnall

Brian Fitzgerald

Cynthia Archer

Jacqueline Brown-Hazard

Barbara Sbrega

Julita Rojas

Kyong Cruz

Margaret Sikop

Richard Quenneville

Nicole Perrier

Ruben Urbina

The Council on Aging offers daily programs and activities that are designed to meet the social, nutritional, and health needs of Holyoke’s senior citizens.

 

We offer everything from art classes to Zumba.  Ongoing activities are listed below.  View the full December newsletter for special events, holiday closings, class cancellations, and announcements.

 

Mondays:

8:30 & 10:00  -  Arthritis Exercise
9:30 – Fun & Fit: Circuit
11:45 – 3:00  -  Band Rehearsals
1:00  -  Chair Volleyball
1:30  -  Fun with Writing

 

Tuesdays:

8:30 & 9:45  -  Osteo Exercise
9:30  -  Painting
12:15  -  At the Movies
1:00
  -  Instructional Mah Jongg
1:00  -  Zumba
2:00  -  Chair Yoga
3:00  -  Mat Yoga

 

Wednesdays:

8:30 & 10:00  -  Arthritis Exercise
9:00  -  Needles & Hooks Club
11:20  -  Chair Massage
11:30-1:00
 -  Blood Pressure Clinic
12:00  -  Painting
12:30  -  Pitch
1:00  -  Golden Senior Club
4:00  -  Course in Miracles
5:30  -  Fun and Fit

 

Thursdays:

8:30 & 9:45  -  Osteo Exercise
9:30  -  Painting
10:00  -  QiGong
11:00  -  Tai Chi
12:30  -  Writing Your Life Story
12:30  -  Pitch
12:30  -  Learn to Knit
1:00  -  Reunion Social
1:00  -  Line Dancing

 

Fridays:

9-11:30  -  Ceramics Club
9:00  -  Fun and Fit
10:00  -  Chair Yoga
12:00  -  Model Train Group
12:30  -  Scrabble Club
1:15  -  Bingo (no cards sold after 1:00pm)

 

 

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Please be sure to check out our ongoing classes as well.  Browse the new offerings page for information about recently added classes and activities, parties, and other one-time events.

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Events/Announcements

COA Christmas Party
Thursday, December 15 at 11:30pm
This year’s party has already sold out, though feel free to add your name to the waiting list. We will be serving a ham dinner while folks listen to the sounds of the Holyoke High School Madrigal Choir. A 50/50 raffle as well as a teacup raffle offer many chances to leave with a little something special. Please be aware that for the Christmas Party, all regularly scheduled activities are cancelled for the day.

 

Ceramic Workshop: Elf Shoe Ornaments
Monday, December 12 from 9:30 – 11:30am
Beginners are more than welcome to give ceramics a try during this December workshop. Participants will craft an elf slipper ornament to adorn their trees or gift to a loved one. The workshop is $10, and may require that you return to put on finishing touches. Please call or see the front desk to sign up.

 

Senior Band Holiday Concert
Monday, December 5 at 12:15pm
Join us for an afternoon of rousing holiday favorites in the Multipurpose Room, sure to bring all those who attend a little extra holiday cheer.

 

Rainbow Supper Club
Wednesday, November 2 from 5 – 7pm
All LGBT seniors age 60 years and older are invited, along with their younger partners, friends and allies for dinner at the Holyoke Senior Center. Suggested is a confidential, voluntary donation of $2.25 for those individuals age 60 years or older, with a $6.00 fee for guests under the age of 60 years. We hope to see you there! Reservations are required.To make a reservation, please call WestMass ElderCare’s Nutrition Department at 413-538-9020, or email rainbowsupperclub@wmeldercare.org.

 

Holiday Closings
Christmas and New Year’s fall on weekends this year, but we will have some changes to our schedule on the following days:

Friday, December 23                CLOSED
Monday, December 26            CLOSED
Friday, December 30               CLOSING AT 12:00PM
Monday, January 2                  CLOSED

 

Other Notes

Next Brown Bag Distributions
Taking place the first Friday of every month between 10 and 11am.

Friday, January 6, 2016
Friday, February 3, 2016
Friday, March 3, 2016
 

Movies
Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.

December 6 – My Fair Lady (1964)
December 13 – Cast Away (2000)
December 20 – Holiday Inn (1942)
December 27 – Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
January 3 – Road to Perdition (2002)
 
 
 

Department Head

Navae Fenwick Rodriguez

Executive Director

Office Address

291 Pine Street
Holyoke, MA 01040 Map

Contact Info

Main Office

(413) 322 5625

(413) 534 2210 (fax)

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Wednesday until 6:30 pm)

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