WestMass ElderCare is proud to participate, in partnership with South Hadley Council on Aging, in the 2021 Farmer's Market Coupon Program for low-income elders sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources and the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. The Coupon Program provides coupons for elders in Massachusetts to redeem for locally grown produce at participating farmer's markets across the state. This year the benefit level per elder is $25 per elder.
South Hadley Council on Aging will begin distributing farmer's market coupons Monday, July 12 at 9 a.m. This is a fist come first served program and participants must pick up the coupons in person. Pick up is at the Senior Center located at 45 Dayton Street.
Elders must meet the following criteria for eligibility:
- They must be 60 years of age or older
- They also must have limited income at or below 185 percent of the Federal poverty level
- Only one coupon per person may be distributed.
For more information regarding this program contact Social Service Coordinator Ann Andras at 413-538-5030 extension x6206.