Council on Aging

Thursday, June 8, 2023, 1:00 pm until 2:30 pm
Town Hall downstairs
A meeting of the Council on Aging (COA)

Meeting of Council on Aging (COA)

Members: (Quorum)

  • Absent: Barbara Kline, Member
  • Present: Judy Raphael, Treasurer, at 1:00 PM
  • Present: John Szczesny, John Szczesney,Member,Member, at 1:00 PM
  • Present: Sue Nagy , Member, at 1:00 PM
  • Present: Judi Fonsh, Member, at 1:00 PM
  • Present: Linda Hoer, member, at 1:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Tom Wolf - New member
  • Jai Flavin - New member
  • Terry Allen

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 1:00 PM

Meeting closed: 2:27 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

    • Meeting Opened / Attendance Taken (see above).

    • No minutes to approve.

  2. Meeting Preliminaries:

    • - - Open Meeting/ Take Attendance

      General Discussion...
      This is a continuation of the May 19, 2023 meeting.

    • - Approve Minutes

    • - We welcome Margie McGinnis to our meeting.

      General Discussion...
      Margie McGinnis - discussed grant writing applications 2 possible options.

      a. BCBS grant doesn't appear to be a good fit.

      b. MCCOA grant seems to be a good fit - the application is due at the end of June 2023; it's a 1 year grant.

      The board discussed the possible Navigator hire or a consultant, non benefited hire.
      a. A job description
      b. Detailed budget
      c. Possible September 1, 2023

  3. Old Business

    • - Treasurer's Report (JR)

    • - Chair Yoga: Possibility of Hybrid

      General Discussion...
      Nancy Paglia is willing to begin Hybrid Chair Yoga (6 in person, 9 online) starting July 12, 2023.

      Rate $6.00 for in town residents
      Rate $10.00 for out of town participants
      Nancy currently charges $90 per week;
      Judi F will contact Nancy regarding her rate.

  4. New Business

    • - Role of new town Nurse

      General Discussion...
      Linda H will contact Board of Health member John H with regards to the new nurse hire.

    • - Finding out how Leverett Seniors get help paying Real Estate taxes

    • - Grant for FY24 Community Transit Program (John)

    • - Interfacing with Village Neighbors

    • - Learning our roles as the COA Board since most of us are new.

    • - Chat bench (Judi)

    • - New members.

      MOTION, moved by Judi Fonsh, seconded by Linda Hoer: Motion to appoint Tom Wolff and Jya Plavin to the Board. .

      Pass: Aye: Judi Fonsh, Sue Nagy , John Szczesny, Judy Raphael, Linda Hoer. Not Present: Barbara Kline.

      Unanimous approval.

  5. Announcements:

    • - Discussion: Meeting more often as most members are new?

  6. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes prepared by Susan Nagy - Secretary

Minutes approved on Friday, Sep 22, 2023