Effective January 6, 2022, there will be a mask mandate for all public indoor spaces within the City of Holyoke.

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Council on Aging


291 Pine Street
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Welcome! Bienvenidos!

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.

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Planning Your Visit
As of December 28, properly worn masks are required for anyone entering the building. This means they need to be clean, and covering your nose and chin. Masks are available at the Front Desk if you need one for your visit. We also urge visitors to continue practicing social distancing measures. Properly worn masks have been and are still required to use our transportation service.

Types of masks NOT allowed:
--  Masks with a one-way valve
--  Bandanas
--  Neck gaiters, or other “non-mask” face coverings
--  Plastic Face Shields

If you feel safer utilizing our services from home:
--  We can assist you with services by phone or email.
--  We urge you to consider taking part in our Zoom classes.
--  You are welcome to order lunch through our Grab & Go service.


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.


Upcoming Closures
Monday, February 21, 2022 - Presidents' Day
Monday, April 18, 2022 - Patriots' Day (Massachusetts holiday)
Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day
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