Council on Aging

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The Ware Senior Center is Open!
Masks must be worn at all times when in the building.
All meals are Grab & Go in the Parking lot.

Notable January Events

Wednesday  5th  9-1:30PM—Foot Nurse by Appointment—Call Front desk to schedule

Friday 10th  10:30-4PM -  Brown Bag Program 

Monday 17th  - CLOSED—Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday  18th  9-10AM—Council on Aging Meeting 

Tuesday  18th  1-2PM -  Mobil Food Pantry -  @Grenville Park  Ware, MA

Wednesday 26th 10-11AM—Lucas McDiarmid—District Director—Senator Anne Gobi’s Office

Thursday 27th 11:30-2—Heritage Hearing Care of New  England—Hearing Clinic by appointment only



  • Tai Chi  every M,W,F at 9am after that $4 per class
  • Line Dancing every Thur at 9:30am after that. $5 per class
  • Chair Yoga every Friday at 1pm (starting 1/14) $5 per class
  • Van Service is every M, Th, F. Must make an appointment two days in advance, call Marie Stacy 967-9645 x504 to book a ride.
  • Lunch  M-F are “Grab & Go” in the Parking Lot, NO Deliveries - $2.00 per meal
  • Exercise equipment is a 30-minute limit max time per piece, one-hour max time allowed.
  • Social Services – Janine Leis -  Social Services Coordinator - Town of Ware - 413-967-9600 by appointment only
    • SHINE Counselors are available at:

    SHINE counselors are available to meet with you in person or by telephone.  To be connected to a local SHINE counselor and schedule an appointment call MassOptions at 1-800-243-4636.   MassRelay  711 or (800) 439-0183 (voice) TTY/ASCll  (800) 439-2370  Email:

  • Errands, Shopping or Prescription Pick up call Melissa at the Quaboag Valley Community Development Center  413-967-3001
  • Fuel Assistance

    Call Community Action Pioneer Valley


    17 New South St., Suite 116
    Northampton, MA 01060

    Online Portal at:


    You can use this website to apply for the first time or complete your re-certification.  Just click on the apply button in the middle of the page or make an appointment for an in office consult at the Greenfield MA office.

    If you or someone you know in the vicinity has questions or needs access to the SNAP program (food stamps) have them call:

    DTA Assistance Line at (877) 382-2363

    The DTA Assistance Line is open from 8:15 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.

    for more information you can visit:

    Janine Leis - Social Services Coordinator - Town of Ware - regional Provider for DTA SNAP Benefits - 413-967-9600 by appointment only

  • Social Security Questions?

    Holyoke Office: 877-480-4989

    Worcester Office: 866-331-9069

    By using this website you will be able to create an account under the My Social Security tab.  After setting up an account you can access your yearly statements, order new Medicare and Social Security cards as well as change bank account and address information.

Fire Safety Tip of the Month

Healthy Bones and Balance video

The class consists of seated strength training exercises and standing strength training and balance exercises with a warm up and cool down. The program is lead and demonstrated by Healthy Bones and Balance leaders for this area.

Joining a Zoom Call for the First Time

Staff Directory

Phone Ext.
John Zienowicz
Executive Director
Janine Leis Social Services Coordinator 502
Donna DiPilato
Finance Coordinator 506
Alton Davis
Marie Stacy
Van Coordinator

COA Board Members
Names                    Term Expires
Julianne Cappe               2022
Irene Eskett                     2023
Cheryl Haigh                  2022
Carl Waal                        2023
John Zienowicz

Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Ware Senior Center/Council on Aging to identify the total needs of the community’s elder population, to link services to those needs, and to improve the quality of life of our seniors.