Council on Aging (COA)

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The Council of Aging Chair can be reached at 413-519-5397 or email if you would like more information on any of their programs.

Hi there, 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Nov 4, 2022 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

No meetings currently scheduled.


7 of 7 seats. 3 years each seat.

  • Judy Raphael, Treasurer. June, 2025.
  • Gene Stamell, Member. June, 2023.
  • Judi Fonsh, Member. June, 2023.
  • Sue Nagy , Member. June, 2023.
  • Barbara Kline, Member. June, 2024.
  • John Szczesney, Member. June, 2024.
  • Fay Zipkowitz, Chair. June, 2025.

COVID Vaccine Information in Franklin County


Services Available

Take it easy Yoga is currently on Zoom only. A $6.00 donation is suggested. Contact Nancy Paglia at:
A Foot Clinic is held at the Town Hall on the third Tuesday of the month starting on Dec. 16, 2021. A $25-45 donation is suggested. Call 367-9573 for information or to make an appointment.


Lifepath’s Farm-to-Home Program
FREE delivery of fresh produce, meat, and dairy products to older adults and adults living with disabilities. CALL 877-590-2450 to apply.
If you are experiencing difficulty getting to food distribution sites or are experiencing food insecurity for other reasons, call for an application form.
Volunteers needed to help with the program – Call 413-773-5555 ext. 3006

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 the Pioneer Valley 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. Medical Equipment Loan Program -- In an effort to keep people in their homes as long as they can safely live there, TRIAD provides/delivers donated medical equipment such as wheelchairs, hospital beds, commodes, canes, walkers and rollators. All equipment is free of charge.

Village Neighbors is a volunteer, non-profit organization that serves aging adults in 4 rural Massachusetts towns - Shutesbury, Leverett, Wendell, and New Salem. Their mission is to help aging adults lead independent and engaged lives at home.

Please call the Council on Aging at 413-519-5397 or email if you would like more information.

Leverett Council on Aging Announcement

COA Survey on suggestions for monthly presentations/speakers.

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.

Leverett Homeownership Assistance Program

Leverett Homeowner Rehabilitation Grant Program

Previous meetings:

  • Mon, Dec 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM -- Town Hall and ZOOM
  • Fri, Nov 4, 2022 at 10:00 AM -- Town Hall and ZOOM Af
  • Fri, Oct 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM
  • Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 10:00 AM -- Town Hall and remote
  • Thu, Jan 13, 2022 at 02:30 PM -- Town Hall and remote
  • Thu, Oct 21, 2021 at 01:00 PM -- Town Hall
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Council on Aging Meetings

Council on Aging Files

Name Uploaded Date
   COA outreach ad2.pdf 2019-02-26 14:28:34
   COA outreach ad3.pdf 2019-04-01 14:10:30
   Council on Aging Survey2.pdf 2017-01-06 17:12:17
Calendar of Events
Wed, Feb 1, 2023, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Hall
Thu, Feb 2, 2023, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom Virtual Meeting
Posted to: Select Board
School Committee -- SCHEDULED
Mon, Feb 6, 2023, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Video call link: Or dial: ?(US) +1 484-424-8317? PIN: ?871 082 852?#
Posted to: School Committee
  • Attached File: Amended Leverett School Committee Final Agenda 2-6-23
  • Mon, Feb 6, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Mon, Feb 6, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    MLP meeting -- SCHEDULED
    Wed, Feb 8, 2023, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Town Hall and remote
    Posted to: Leverett MLP
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