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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 September 7, masks are required for anyone entering the building. Masks will be available at the Front Desk if you need one during your visit. Consistent with CDC guidance, the City does not consider face shields to be an adequate substitute for face masks due to the possibility that droplets could travel under or to the side of the shield. We also urge visitors to continue practicing social distancing measures. Properly worn masks have been and are still required to use our transportation service.

If you are unable to wear a mask, or feel safer at 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, though a mask is required for the short interaction with staff and volunteers.

Temporary Meal Service Change Beginning October 1
While we complete the process of filling the position of lead cook, we will have to temporarily pause offering daily full lunches. We will continue to offer a daily homemade soup option through Grab & Go. The price will remain the same at $2.50, but we will pair each soup with a roll. This option will also be available in the café. We will resume full meal service as soon as we can. For more information on what typical meal service looks like, and for current menus, visit the Meal Services tab.


Upcoming Closures
Monday, October 11, 2021 - Indigenous Peoples' Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Veterans' Day
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