Prior to 2013, seniors in Holyoke gathered in the basement of the War Memorial Building, the old site of the Council on Aging. Our new Senior Center is bright, colorful, welcoming and has quickly filled with seniors, their families, and caregivers, taking part in a multitude of activities. Visit our center if you need a lunch spot or an exercise haven, to take advantage of our social services or transportation, or simply as an excuse to get out of the house for the day. We pride ourselves on being open and friendly, diverse and accommodating.
Current Events Update
In accordance with city-wide policy regarding the potential spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Holyoke Council on Aging & Senior Center will be closed to visitors until further notice, though office staff is on site Monday through Friday, 8am to 2pm, and there are some ongoing services being provided. Please call before stopping by, at 322-5625. If you call after 2pm, leave a message and a COA staff member will return your call as soon as possible.
- Grab & Go Lunch and Soup
- Foot Care
- Medical Equipment Loan Program
- Tax Prep Assistance (2021 appointments available now!)
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Currently there are no drop-in visitors allowed. Please call ahead before stopping by, and know that you may not be allowed to enter the building. Masks are required at all times, even outside the building. If you do enter, you will be required to sanitize your hands and sign in for contact tracing purposes.
Upcoming Holiday Closures
Monday, January 18
Monday, February 15
Winter Weather Notifications When Pertinent
Updates on ABC40, Fox6 & WWLP-22
We’ve had questions about how one might know that we are closed due to weather conditions. While the Senior Center is definitely closed each time Holyoke’s City Hall closes, it is not necessarily closed every time the schools close. It’s a good indication, but to be certain you should watch local TV and radio stations for updates. When we close, our offices are closed, all meals, rides, and in-person programs or services are canceled for the day, but we will do our best to reschedule. Zoom classes should continue to take place, but depending on circumstances (power outages, etc), individual instructors may have to cancel with little to no notice.