Programs & Services

Some of the programs listed below are on hold due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Please read our newsletter to see which programs and services are currently available.

Recreational Activities

  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Book Club  
  • Cards
  • Circuit Training
  • Cornhole
  • Crafts
  • Dance
  • Fiber Arts Club
  • Fitness with Heidi
  • Games
  • Gratitude Journal Group
  • Healthy Bones & Balance
  • Jewelry Making
  • Line Dancing
  • Mah Jongg
  • Maurice "Fitz" & Margaret Fitzgerald Fitness Center
  • Movies
  • Quilting
  • Speakers
  • Support Groups
  • Tai Chi & Qigong for Health and Relaxation
  • Veterans Group
  • Watercolors
  • Yoga
  • Zumba


  • Blood Pressure
  • Brown Bag
  • Exercise & Personal Training Programs
  • Files of Life
  • Foot Nurse
  • Health Programs & Screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Low Vision Group
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Newspapers
  • Outreach
    • Food Stamps and Food Programs
    • Fuel Assistance
    • Prescription Advantage
    • RMV Near Me: Assistance with Registry of Motor Vehicle on line services
    • SHINE (Health Insurance Assistance)
  • PVTA Bus Tickets
  • Tax Assistance
  • Travel Club
  • Weight Watchers Meetings

Support Programs

The support programs listed below are made possible by grants from WestMass ElderCare and by funding from the Older Americans Act through the Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs and the Administration for Community Living.

Call the COA at 413-538-5030 for more information. 

Memories Café:

Meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 at the Council on Aging. A welcoming place for those with memory impairment and their caregiver to spend time together. Facilitated by experienced staff.

Caring for the Caregiver:

Meets every other Monday at 3 p.m. Join WestMass ElderCare and fellow caregivers for a free virtual support group. This online meeting features supportive conversation focusing on caregiver needs, support resources and self-care strategies facilitated by experienced staff. Call 413-538-9020, ext. 310 to register or email

Companion/Escort Transportation Program: 

For individuals who qualify. Free transportation to medical appointments in South Hadley and outside of South Hadley.

Daily Mini-Bus Service:

To and from the Council on Aging. In-town appointments and grocery shopping on Tuesday & Fridays at Big Y. Wednesday Trips to Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry. One day advance notice for reservations by calling 413-538-5030.