Council on Aging (COA)

 

COA Survey on suggestions for monthly presentations/speakers.

Leverett Council on Aging Announcement

The speaker for the month of September was John Ingram, Leverett Fire Chief.  Chief Ingram and Captain Rice joined the Friday lunch group on the 23th of September.

The flaming pot was a big hit. Check with the Fire Department to find out about all the items you can obtain through them at no cost.

Mr. O'Connor from FRCOG spoke about emergency preparedness on June 28th, 10:00 am, at the Town Hall. He distributed some useful information and a few "freebies".

Hospice of Franklin County gave a presentation on their services including palliative care and bereavement support as well as health care proxies and MOLST (medical orders for life sustaining treatment) on Monday, May 16, 10:30am at the Leverett Library Community Room, 75 Montague Road, Leverett, Ma. We hope to have more informative speakers in the future. Please fill out the above survey and drop it off at the town hall to let us know in what you are interested.


Take It Easy Yoga is held at Town Hall on Wednesdays at 10:00am. A $6 per class donation is suggested.

A Foot Clinic is held at the Town Hall on the 2nd Thursday of the month. A $25 donation is suggested.
Please contact Judy Hobart at 548-9415 if you are interested in making an appointment for the Foot Clinic or attending the Yoga class.

Senior Lunch is every Friday at noon at the town hall.
Please contact the meal site supervisor, Carole King , at 367-2694 if you are interested in coming to the Friday Senior Lunch.
Senior Meal Site Menu

Leverett resource list for seniors

Home Repair and Modification Programs  to help seniors afford to make their homes accessible  or to remove health and safety hazards. 

Fuel Assistance-Community Action
Community Action's Energy Programs are committed to helping community members with low income in Franklin and Hampshire Counties cover their energy costs. Their  programs work to reduce energy consumption, improve heating systems, and help pay a portion of fuel and utility bills. Schedule an appointment online or call Community Action at 800-370-0940 or 413-774-2310 for more information.

PVTA Dial-a Ride
PVTA offers door-to-door, demand responsive accessible van service to seniors over the age of 60 throughout the PVTA's 24 member communities. Senior Service trips are provided, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, on a space available basis with priority given to certified ADA passengers in accordance with federal law.There is no application process for Senior Service. Prospective passengers who are 60 years or older and live within any one of the 24 member communities must call the Reservation Office at (413) 739-7436 or toll-free 866-277-7741 for their one-time registration upon booking their first trip. Registration cannot take place unless a trip is booked.

RSVP of Hampshire & Franklin Counties links people 55 and older who wish to share their time and expertise with community organizations. 

LifePath, Formerly Franklin County Home Care Corp helps older Americans, persons with disabilities and caregivers maximize independence and quality of life by providing information, consultation, referral, assistance with care transitions, and services to support and assist them.

The TRIAD Program of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is a crime-prevention and wellness initiative aimed at protecting the safety and welfare of senior citizens throughout the county.

Please call the Council on Aging at 413-548-1022 X5 or email coa@leverett.ma.us if you would like more information. Leave your contact information so that someone can return your call.

The Leverett Affordable Housing Trust is collecting information about the housing needs of residents in Leverett so as people age they can continue to live in Leverett if they choose to. They want to know what your needs, goals and plans are so they can research resources and programs that are most appropriate.  No identifying information is requested. Print out a copy or pick one up at the Town Hall. The results of the above survey can be viewed by clicking here.

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HOUSING SURVEY RESULTS.pdf90.1 KB
Housing Survey Fall 2015.pdf135.82 KB
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