Upcoming Events

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Outreach Series

South Hadley Council on Aging
45 Dayton Street, South Hadley, MA

Beginning on Friday, March 31, 2017 and continuing each month, I will be hosting a new informational series called “Aging in Place-What do I need to Know?” Each month we will have a guest speaker from a local Assisted Living Facility, Rehabilitation Center, Long Term Care Facility, or a Agency that provides services in your home.  My goal is to provide you with information BEFORE you have a need for one of these services.  Our guest speaker will talk about their facility and available services. Refreshments will be served.  Out first speaker will be Lisa DiLuzio, Administrator from SARAWOOD of Holyoke.  Be sure to mark your calendars and check out the March newsletter for more details.

April Guest Speaker:  See flyer for information

Future Speakers:

March 31:  Sarawood

April 28: Benchmark Senior Living

May 19:  Willimansett Skilled Nursing Center

June 23:  Armbrook Village

July 28:  WMEC-Options Counseling

August 25:  HomeWatch Caregivers

September 29: Mercy Adult Day Health of Westfield and Mercy Life

October 27:  Arbors of Chicopee

November 17:  Providence Place

December 15:  Glenmeadow

All workshops begin at 10am.  There is no cost to attend.  Please call the Senior Center at 413-538-5042 to let us know you plan on coming.




How to Create and Sustain a Successful Support Group for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and Kinship Caregivers

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Elder Services of Worcester Area Inc.
67 Hillbrook Street  Worcester, Ma.

Are you a provider who is interested in starting a support group for grandparents raising grandchildren?  Are you trying to figure out where to go and how to begin?

Then this workshop is for you!

The Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group Sub-Committee has designed a three-hour workshop to provide you with information, resources, and best practices for support groups for this
amazing group of caregivers.  We will discuss common issues and themes for grandparents raising grandchildren, resources and suggestions for guest speakers, the role of the
facilitator, funding, and much more.  You do not want to miss this!

Please contact the Colleen Pritoni at the Commission and provide the following information:
Name, e-mail address, and agency/community

Click here to RSVP by 9/5/17



2017 MCOA Fall Conference