Council on Aging

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The Ware Senior Center is Open!

August Notes

Tuesday 3rd 6-8PM—National Night Out—Grenville Park (free event)

Wednesday 4th 9-3PM—Foot Nurse by Appointment

Thursday 5th 9-9:45AM—Donna Farmer—Chief of Staff—Rep Don Berthiaume's Office

Thursday 12th 11:30-2—Heritage Hearing Clinic by Appointment

Friday 13th  10:30-4PM -  Brown Bag Program

Tuesday  17th  1-2PM -  Mobil Food Pantry -  @Grenville Park  Ware, MA

Wednesday 25th 10-11AM—Lucas McDiarmid—District Director—Senator Anne Gobi’s Office


  • Tai Chi starts 7/7 (Wed) at 9am and goes every M,W,F at 9am after that $4 per class
  • Line Dancing starts 7/15 (Thur) at 9:30am and goes every Thur at 9:30am after that. $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 “Dine In” in the dining room, NO Deliveries
  • Exercise equipment is a 30-minute limit max time per piece, one-hour max time allowed.
  • Social Services – Maire Brighid is available by telephone appointment or email only  M,W,F 8-12pm, Tu/Thu 1:30-3:30pm at 413-967-9645 x502 or mbresnahan@townofware.com 
  • Errands, Shopping or Prescription Pick up call Melissa at the Quaboag Valley Community Development Center  413-967-3001
 

We Need Your Help to Make Ware a More Age Friendly Place  to Live

 

The Town of Ware's Age and Dementia Friendly Working Group, in partnership with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), is gathering information that will be used to develop a Community Assessment and Action Plan for making Ware an Age and Dementia Friendly Community. The group has developed a survey to gather input from older adults and their caregivers on a number of aspects of the community that make it a good place in which to grow old. A Community Assessment and Action Plan will be developed with the results of this survey and other community engagement events that will be scheduled this summer and Fall. The report will serve as a road map for changes that can be made to the social and built environments to make the Town a more welcoming place for people of all ages and abilities.

 

The Age and Dementia Friendly Ware project is part of a larger Age Friendly Pioneer Valley initiative that the PVPC is leading with funding from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Through this initiative, PVPC is providing technical assistance to communities in the PVPC service area (Hampden and Hampshire Counties) to help them become Age and Dementia Friendly and to complete community assessments and action plans. Currently the towns of Agawam, Belchertown, Northampton, and South Hadley are also working on various stages of community assessment, and additional towns are in line for technical assistance starting in July of 2021.

 

The Ware Livable Community Survey is at https://tinyurl.com/AFWareSurvey and will be posted on the Ware COA website, or you can receive a hard copy of the survey by calling the COA at 413-967-9645 x501 or picking up a copy at the Library or Senior Center. All respondents may enter a drawing to receive a gift card from the Big Y and other local establishments. For more information on the Age & Dementia Friendly Community effort, contact Becky Basch at bbasch@pvpc.org.  Surveys must be completed /returned by August 31, 2021.

Staff Directory

Name
Title
Phone Ext.
John Zienowicz
Executive Director
501
Maire-Brighid Bresnahan
Outreach Coordinator
502
Donna DiPilato
Finance Coordinator 506
Alton Davis
Chef
505
Marie Stacy
Van Coordinator
504
  
 Address: 1 Robbins Road Ware, MA 01082  
 Phone: 413-967-9645 
              *413-967-9600 (Social Services Appointment/Information)
 
 Fax: 413-967-9294  
Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8-4pm always leave a message.

 




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.