Council on Aging

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The Ware Senior Center is


Until Further Notice

There are essential non-Covid related services still being provided so please call  413-967-9645 if you need the following:

  • Take Out Lunch –For the duration of the Covid-19 shutdown only.  Call by noon the DAY BEFORE, (call Friday for Monday) pick up is between 11:30-12PM, $2 fee, Stay in your car! We will come to you. Menu for the month is available in the monthly newsletter and on the Council on Aging Information tab on this page.
  • Social Services (NON-Covid Related) – Maire Brighid is available by telephone appointment or email only  M,W,F 8-12pm at 413-967-9645 x502 or 
  • Errands, Shopping or Prescription Pick up call Melissa at the Quaboag Valley Community Development Center  413-967-3001
        • Beginning Friday March 12, 2021 You may now Pre-Register for a vaccine appointment at a mass vaccination site at
        • The Pre Registration system has replaced the weekly appointment release on Thursdays for mass vaccination sites only. Eligible residents will need to preregister online or contact the call center (211) to request an appointment for a mass vaccination site.
        • If you have the ability to pre-register for a mass vaccination site or find an appointment at a Regional or Local site online by yourself, or with help from your family or friends, please do so.  It will be faster and free up our phone lines to help those that do not have access to the internet.  Click on the COVID 19 Related Information tab on the left hand margin of this screen and then the Pre Register tab to be taken directly to the State's  Pre Registration Portal or the How to Book an Online Vaccination Appointment tab to enroll in the other sites.
        • If you need help Pre Registering for or finding a Covid vaccination appointment, please call 413-967-9600 and leave your name and number for us to return your call.
        • Maire Brighid will be answering/returning phone calls and Pre Registering for vaccination appointments M-F, 12-4 PM.  Please note that appointments fill quickly and it may take several days if not weeks to get a vaccine appointment until more sites and vaccines become available.
        • If you or someone you know does not have access to the internet or is more comfortable using a language other than English, you may now call 211 to register for an appointment over the phone.
        • If you are a Veteran you may try contacting the VA Healthcare System through their facility in Leeds at 413-584-4040 or click on the link below.
Staff Directory
Phone Ext.
John Zienowicz
Executive Director
Maire-Brighid Bresnahan
Outreach Coordinator
Donna DiPilato
Finance Coordinator 506
Alton Davis
Marie Stacy
Van Coordinator
 Address: 1 Robbins Road Ware, MA 01082  
 Phone: 413-967-9645 (NON Covid Related)
              *413-967-9600 (Covid Appointment Information)
 Fax: 413-967-9294  
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8-12pm (For the duration of the Covid 19 shutdown, always leave a message.)
*Covid Appointments: Monday- Friday 12-4pm (For the duration of the Covid 19 Vaccination schedule, always leave a message)

COA Board Members
Names                    Term Expires
Julianne Cappe               2022
Irene Eskett                     2023
Cheryl Haigh                  2022
Carl Waal                        2021
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.