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
TBD - 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.

 

 

Susan Aiken - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Elizabeth A.C. Crowell - term expires Aug 28, 2016

Norma Bagnall - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Brian Fitzgerald - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Cynthia Archer - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Jacqueline Brown-Hazard- term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Barbara Sbrega - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Julita Rojas - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Judith Bozcon - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Kyong Cruz - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Margaret Sikop - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

Debra Dominguez - term expires Aug. 28, 2016

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 February newsletter for special events, holiday closings, class cancellations, and announcements.

 

Mondays:

8:30 & 10:00  -  Arthritis Exercise
11:45 – 3:00  -  Band Rehearsals
1:00  -  Chair Volleyball
1:30  -  Writers’ Group

 

Tuesdays:

8:30 & 9:45  -  Osteo Exercise
9:30  -  Painting
10:00  -  Dominoes
12:15  -  At the Movies
12:30  -  Senior Chorus Rehearsal
12:30  -  Instructional Mah Jongg
1:00  -  Zumba
2:00  -  Chair Yoga
3:00  -  Mat Yoga

 

Wednesdays:

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

 

Thursdays:

8:30 & 9:45  -  Osteo Exercise
9:30  -  Painting
10:00  -  Tai Chi for Healthy Aging
11:00  -  Tai Chi
12:30  -  Writing Your Life Story
12:30  -  Pitch
12:30  -  Chair Massage
12:30  -  Learn to Knit
1:00  -  Reunion Social
2:30  -  Line Dancing

 

Fridays:

9-11:30  -  Ceramics Club
9:00  -  Fun and Fit
10:00  -  Chair Yoga
12:00  -  Model Train Group
12:30  -  Ballroom Dancing
12:30  -  Scrabble Club
1:15  -  Bingo

 

COA February 2016 Event Calendar

 

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.

 

 COA February 2016 menu

 

 

 

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NEW!

 
The Blue Wall

February/March Exhibit
It’s hard to miss when you walk in the door, but a new exhibit has been added to the blue wall behind the staircase. Frank Maginnis, a local artist and senior who has been painting on and off since the mid-1970s, has nine oil paintings on view on the blue wall. Titled “Waiting,” the exhibit attempts to capture many senses of the word, from a patient in the doctor’s office, to a winter scene ready for a spring breeze. The paintings will be waiting, ready for you to enjoy, through March.

 

 

Upcoming Events/Announcements

Concert: A Valentine’s to Remember
Dan Kane & Friends with Freddie Marion
Sunday, February 14 at 2:00pm
Love is all around this month, and we invite you to celebrate with friends, family or a special someone. Let Freddie Marion, Dan Kane & Friends warm you and yours up with some well-loved songs to help raise funds for the Friends of the Holyoke Council on Aging. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Senior Center.

 

Tax Prep Assistance Begins February 2
Appointments will be available Tuesday and Friday mornings, beginning February 2 through April 8.
Priority will be given to Holyoke residents, though out-of-towners can be added to a waiting list.
To book an appointment, please see someone at the front desk, or call 322-5625.
Notice:
Every Tuesday and Friday, between February 2 and April 8, the Learning Center will be closed from 8am-12pm

 

New Café Prices
Beginning January 1, 2016
Cafe Hours: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm

At the beginning of the new year, please note that there will be a few changes to the prices of items in the café. There will now be an added charge to purchase a soup to go. Small soups will be $1.25 to eat in and $1.75 to go, and large soups will be $2.00 and $2.50 to go. All of our soups are fresh daily and made in house. Buen provecho! 

 

Next Brown Bag Distribution

Friday, February 5, 10 – 11 am
Due to weather, February’s Brown Bag has been rescheduled to Monday, February 8, 10 – 11 am
 
 
 
Movies
Tuesdays, 12:15 p.m.

February 2 - Good Will Hunting (1997)
February 9 - Woman of the Year (1942)
February 16 - The Imitation Game (2014)

February 23 – 9 – 5 (1980)
March 1 - The King‘s Speech (2010)

 
 
Fitness Room – Afternoon Hours Added!

Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m., plus Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00 – 3:30 p.m.
With several membership options available and a wide variety of equipment designed for older adults, it’s easy to get started on reaching your fitness goals.  For questions about membership, please stop by or call 413-534-5631, ext. 102.

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 8:00 pm)

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