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    The Senior Center
    7 Main Street
    Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

    Supported by a consortium of the towns of Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne.

     


    Phone: 413-625-2502
    Fax: 413-625-2243
    email: sfsrctr@crocker.com


    Center hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Building closed Fridays, but staff is available by phone and transportation can be arranged for Fridays. Closed for state and national holidays


    THE SENIOR CENTER

    Located in Shelburne Falls
    Mission

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    The mission of the Senior Center and member Councils on Aging is to enrich the lives of residents in the community as they age by designing support networks, identifying and meeting their needs and interests, and providing services and programs in welcoming, respectful and safe environments..  The Consortium, staff, offices and activity center are supported by the towns of Ashfield, Buckland, and Shelburne with additional funding provided by Franklin County Home Care, the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs, Franklin Regional Transit Authority, Mary Stuart Rodgers Foundation, local and state Cultural Councils, and private donors.

    In addition to outreach programs in each of the towns we serve,  a variety of educational, cultural and wellness programs, presentations and activities are offered.  An outreach worker provides valuable information and referrals by appointment, drop in or home visits. Transportation is coordinated by Bob Szafran who schedules rides for all nine West County towns.  The Center is conveniently located in downtown Shelburne Falls on the first floor of the Masonic Lodge.  The Center has a dining room and kitchen, used for congregate meals three days per week and for our larger activities and social gatherings.   The smaller activity room is used as a library, meeting and exercise space, and has a fully equipped computer lab with free WIFI.

    Staff:

    Cathy Buntin, Director
    Leanne Dowd, Outreach Coordinator
    Dot Lyman, Activities Coordinator
    Robert Szafran, Transportation Coordinator / Van Driver
    Hugh Knox, Meal Site Manager
    Gloria Fisher, Office Assistant
    Paul Cetto, Van Driver
    Eric Temple, Van Driver 
    Karen Sullivan, Van Driver
    Peter Otten, Van Driver
    Michael Shea, Van Driver
    Joseph Gerante, Van Driver

    We are also assisted by over 100 volunteers!


    The Senior Center Board of Directors is comprised of members of the Councils on Aging from each of the three towns:  Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne.  The Board meets at the Senior Center on the second Thursday of each month at 3:30 P.M.  Current members are:

    • Doug Field, Ashfield
    • Franklin Wickland, Ashfield
    • Steve Zamojski, Ashfield
    • Nina Laurie, Ashfield
    • Anne Yuryan, Ashfield
    • Donna Liebl, Buckland
    • Ellen Eller, Buckland
    • Joanne Soroka, Buckland
    • Eric Temple, Buckland
    • Sue Bishop, Shelburne
    • Chris Myers, Shelburne
    • Gail Ojala, Shelburne
    • Sylvia Smith, Shelburne
    • Penny Spearance, Shelburne

    The following programs and services are offered for and with elders of our community:

    TRANSPORTATION

    Transportation is open to 9 town area.

    • Medical appointments
    • Shopping trips
    • Meal-sites
    • Social Activities
    • Special Needs

    INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

    • Home care
    • Housing assistance
    • Home repair
    • Legal Aid
    • Mental health
    • Health Insurance (SHINE: Counselors available once a month.)
    • Caregiver support
    • Food & Fuel Assistance

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    ACTIVITIES

    • Blood pressure & Health clinics
    • Exercise programs
    • Educational & cultural programs
    • Tax Return Prep
    • Day Bus Trips
    • Musical and Dramatic performances
    • Intergenerational Programs
    • Arts and recreation
    • Social events

    NUTRITION PROGRAM

    • Congregate Meal-site Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 11:30 a.m. 413-625-6266
    • Nutrition Education & Special meals featuring local fresh foods.
    • CISA Farm Share Distribution
    • Special meals served by local chefs
    • Brown Bag Distribution -Staples such as flour, sugar and butter - Third Wednesday of each month
    • The West County Food Pantry has moved to Cowell Gym on Maple Street, run three Wednesdays per month, 12-6 p.m. by the Center for Self Reliance - (413) 773-5029.placemats1A Food Pantry is held here each third and fourth Wednesday sponsored with Buckland Shelburne  CDBG (grant)funding and  provided by the Center for Self-Reliance.

    WAYS TO SUPPORT THE SENIOR CENTER:

    • Community Volunteering 
    • Bring a friend to the Senior Center.
    • Attend an event sponsored by the Senior Center.
    • Donate memorial gifts to honor a loved one.
    • Make donations to the Senior Center Gift Account made out to the Town of Shelburne (click link for a donation form).
    • Make donations to the Senior Center Foundation, our 501 (c) 3 organization whose purpose is to provide support for the mission and goals of the Senior Center in Shelburne Falls. Donations may be sent to: Senior Center Foundation, P.O. Box 464, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370-0464

    Look in the left sidebar area for the monthly calendar for activity listings.

    The newsletter is published bi-monthly with related articles and information about services and programs. Please call us at 413-625-2502 if you would like to be added to our mailing list or you may access it via the link on this website.  You can find copies of the newsletter on the left sidebar of this page.