Council on Aging
Welcome to the Ware Senior Center!
Masks are a personal choice but recommended when in the building.
All meals are served indoors in our dining hall.
to link services to those needs, and to improve the quality of life of our seniors.
Thank You So Much!!
On behalf of the Ware Council on Aging and the attending seniors from the Town of Ware, I would like to express my sincerest thanks to Danielle Souza of Fairway Independent Mortgage Company and Mary Dembkowski of Cedarbrook Village for their outstanding efforts in organizing and hosting the first annual Senior Resource Fair on March 11th. The turnout and the event was beyond expectations and you are to be commended for the job well done.
413-967-9645 - Senior Center Front Desk
413-967-9600 - Social Services
413-967-9294 - (fax)
|Janine Leis||Social Services Coordinator||502|
|Holly Orzech||Finance Coordinator||506|
Names Term Expires
|Irene Eskett 2023
Cheryl Haigh 2025
SK Robinson 2025
Ginger Ziglar Thomas 2025
Walter Lahair Sr. 2025
Take a virtual tour of the Ware Senior Center here:
(Thanks to Chris Murphy!)
Social Services at the Ware Senior Center
Our Social Services Coordinator Janine Leis is taking appointments for Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays. So call the front desk 413-967-9645 to schedule an appointment or 413-967-9600 to talk to Janine directly.
Age and Dementia Friendly Community
In 2020 the Town of Ware began the three year process of becoming accredited as an Age and Dementia Friendly Community as recognized by the AARP and the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Being an Age and Dementia Friendly Community commits the Town to making Ware a more attractive place to age in place, from birth to retirement and all of the obstacles in between. Ware was given a “Livability “ index score of 52 out of 100 you can see the details here at the link below.
AARP Livability Index
SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Counselors are available at:
SHINE counselors are available to meet with you in person or by telephone.
· First time enrollees for SS & Medicare MUST call Social Security to enroll
SHINE counselors available at:
Ware Senior Center (413) 967-9600
Springfield SHINE office (413) 750-2893
MassOptions (800) 243-4636
WMEC (413) 538-9020
Toll-free phone: (800) 243-4636
Toll-free TDD: (877) 610-0241
MassHealth (under 65)
MassOptions at 1-800-243-4636. MassRelay 711 or (800) 439-0183 (voice) TTY/ASCll (800) 439-2370
*Accepting Applications November 1st, 2022 through April 30th, 2023*
Call Community Action Pioneer Valley
17 New South St., Suite 116
Northampton, MA 01060
Application assistance also available at the Ware Senior Center 413-967-9600
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.
April Schedule of Daily Activities at the Senior Center
*Whist Party 4/10 & 4/24
*Normally the second and fourth Monday of every month unless a holiday is involved
Exercise @ Valley View Housing
# $3 per class
Exercise @ Valley View Housing
Line Dancing for beginners
Notable April Events
Tuesday 4th—11-12:30PM—Easter Party— Memory Lane—Entertainment -$5 per plate
Wednesday 5th—9-3PM—Foot Nurse—Allison Williams—Call 413-967-9645 for an appointment
Monday 10th—6-8PM—Whist Party—$3 donation
Wednesday 12th—10-11:30AM—Kirsten Krieger - Quabbin Region DPH Nurse— Office hours
Thursday 13th—11:30-3PM—Heritage Hearing Clinic—Call 413-967-9645 to make an appointment
Friday 14th— 10:30-4PM - Brown Bag Program
Tuesday 18th—11-12:30PM—Birthday Party— Don Kirouac—Entertainer– Courtesy of the Ware Cultural Council
Tuesday 18th— 1-2PM - Mobile Food Pantry - @Grenville Park Ware, MA
Tuesday 18th— 9-10AM—Council on Aging Meeting
Wednesday 22nd—10-11PM—Lucas McDiarmid—District Director for Senator Anne Gobi
Monday 24th—6-8PM—Whist Party—$3 donation
Wednesday 26th—10-11:30AM—Kirsten Krieger - Quabbin Region DPH Nurse— Office hours
SNAP program (food stamps)
If you or someone you know in the vicinity has questions or needs access to the SNAP program (food stamps) call:
Ware Senior Center - Social Services (413) 967-9600
DTA Assistance Line at (877) 382-2363
Holyoke Office: 413-552-5400
Alicia Smith (857) 337-4274 – Springfield Liaison
Angela Maxwell (857) 293-8165 - Springfield Liaison
To apply online:
· Copy of Social Security Card/License· Proof of residency (lease, mortgage statement, utility bill)
- Proof of income
The DTA Assistance Line is open from 8:15 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.
for more information you can visit:
Social Security Questions?
Holyoke Office: 877-480-4989 (Ware Residents)
Worcester Office: 866-331-9069 (Worcester County Residents)
www.SocialSecurity.gov - 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.
Medicare open enrollment is October 15th 2022 - December 7th 2022. (to enroll in in a part D prescription plan, Medicare Advantage Plan (part C), or to change your current C or D plan)
First time enrollees MUST call Social Security to set up a telephone interview and enroll.
If you have been receiving SSDI (Social Security Disability Income) for 24 months, you will be automatically enrolled in Original Medicare (A&B). Look for a red & blue Medicare card in the mail.
Over 60? Need help with?
Grocery pick-up, prescription pick-up, library pick up/drop off,
small errands, post office, make a copy etc.
Short term or long term. We can help!
Call Carol 413-497-4407
Quaboag Valley CDC, 23 W. Main Street, Ware, MA
All Workers are CORI Checked
Welcome Serenity Nursing Care
Allison Williams, LPN
Professional Foot Care Services
Monthly Foot Care Clinics at the Ware Senior Center
I can see people with Diabetes as long as they let me know. If you have any further needs from a Podiatrist, I will let you know at the time.
Each Foot Clinic will be able to provide services for 12 people (9am-2pm)
Payment would be due on the day of service (Cash/Check).
Podiatry Clinic $28.00
Home Visit $55.00
I will bring all supplies each day of Podiatry Clinic and make follow up appointments for future visits that day.
Next available appointments at the Ware Senior Center February 1st 9-2pm
Call 413-967-9645 for an appointment
Check out the new Quabbin Health District website! (click the link below)
Quabbin Health District
Information on Covid Treatment
Covid Isolation and Exposure Guidelines
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.