Outreach Services

Highlighted Services

Caregiver Respite Grant

This grant will provide fnancial assistance for 16-20 hours of paid, respite support to families in South Hadley who are caring for an older adult who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia. If you are a caregiver of a senior in South Hadley, please call the Center at (413) 538 - 5030 for information. This grant is made possible by donations from South Hadley citizens, local businesses, the Koske Family, and from the Cares Act from the Executive Offce of Elder Affairs. 

Council on Aging “Stay Well” Wellness Scholarship

Start the New Year off in a Healthy Way! Stay Well “wellness grants” are available to low- and moderate income South Hadley seniors. Interested individuals need to speak to Ann Andras in the Senior Center to fll out a simple means-test form. A maximum of $150 yearly can be used to cover the cost of any exercise classes. 

Types of Services

  • Brown Bag Program (discounted groceries for eligible lower-income seniors)
  • Mobile Food Pantry with Neighbors Helping Neighbors 
  • Food stamps and food programs
  • Fuel assistance
  • Health programs and screenings
  • Prescription advantage (discounted prescriptions for lower-income seniors)
  • Prescription information (files of life)
  • PVTA bus tickets
  • Shine (health insurance assistance)
  • Shopping assistance
  • Tax assistance