AdamsCouncil On Aging

06/27/2019
06/20/2019

May 29, 2019

P R E S S R E L E A S E
(Available for immediate release)

BRTA’S PILOT WEEKDAY EVENING SERVICE
On Monday, July 1, 2019, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) will increase the limited evening bus service to include transportation to both North Adams and Great Barrington.
Currently there is later evening bus service on the Route 11N-BCC Night Loop. The hours of service will remain the same and will travel: from the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC), 1 Columbus Avenue, Pittsfield to Berkshire Community College on West Street; back to the ITC; heading down East Street; by Stop and Shop on Merrill Road; to Walmart at Berkshire Crossing; to Allendale Plaza; and returning to the ITC via Tyler Street. There will be service by request to BMC Hillcrest Campus (outbound only) and Taconic High School. To schedule this demand service, call (413) 499-2782, Option 1.
The Route 1 bus will travel, from the ITC to North Adams via state route 8, two extra times each weekday. The Route 1 bus will leave the ITC at 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM arriving at the North Adams Walmart at 7:30 PM and 9:50 PM respectively. This bus will turn into the Route 34 bus leaving Walmart traveling to MCLA on Ashland Street and arriving at Main Street at 7:45 PM and 10:05 PM respectively. The Route 1 bus will travel back to Pittsfield from the North Adams Walmart at 8 PM and 10:20 PM arriving in Pittsfield at 9 PM at the ITC and 11 PM on Plastics Avenue.
The Route 21 bus will travel, from the ITC to Great Barrington, two extra times each weekday. The Route 21 will leave the ITC at 7:30 PM and 9 PM respectively, which will stop at Lenox Town Hall, Stockbridge Center, and arrive at Fairgrounds Plaza in Great Barrington at 8:15 PM and 9:45 PM respectively. The bus will travel back to Pittsfield arriving at the ITC at 8:55 PM and 10:25 PM respectively.
For additional information regarding BRTA’s pilot evening service, please contact the BRTA at 499-2782.

BRTA Contact:
Sarah Vallieres
One Columbus Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-2782

Adams Electronics and Bulky Waste Collection     Residents of Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Hinsdale, L...
06/20/2019
Welcome to Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District Home

Adams Electronics and Bulky Waste Collection

Residents of Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Monroe, New Ashford, Peru, Windsor, Williamstown will have the opportunity to dispose of furniture, mattresses, appliances, electronics, even the old kitchen sink, at the Electronics and Bulky Waste Collection on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Old Landfill Garage, 300 East Road from 8:00 a.m. to noon. All items are recycled whenever possible.

The collection is being organized by the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District. “Bulky Waste” is a term used to describe large household items, such as furniture and appliances, that can’t be disposed of in regular household trash. “Electronics” includes televisions, computers, and printers.

Disposal fees cover the cost of the program. They range from $0 to $40, with most items in the $5 range. Flyers are available at several locations in town. The price list can also be found on the district’s website www.nbswmd.com. Items & Prices are subject to change.

For more information, call the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District Office at 743-8208 or check their website www.nbswmd.com

Ticks are projected to be plentiful this year. They hide out in high grass, bushy vegetation, and leaf litter throughout...
06/20/2019

Ticks are projected to be plentiful this year. They hide out in high grass, bushy vegetation, and leaf litter throughout the warm season. Make sure to take precautions when hiking, doing yard work or just playing around.
I have a tick bite...What do I do now?
Presented by Elizabeth Kulas Find out the answers on Friday, June 21th, @ 12:30 pm

We had a successful Father's Day Ice Cream Social today! Big shout out to Selectman Jim Bush for co-sponsoring this even...
06/17/2019

We had a successful Father's Day Ice Cream Social today! Big shout out to Selectman Jim Bush for co-sponsoring this event today! You're "give back" to our community is heart warming.

06/14/2019

We have a senior who is need of having some snaps or buttons put onto a few blouses if anyone was willing to donate their time to help her out. Let us know through FB messenger or call the COA Director, Erica, at 743-8333. Thank you in advance.

06/06/2019
Agencies from BCAC, Cheshire COA, Lanesboro COA, and Adams COA getting a training on the HIP Incentive provided through ...
05/31/2019

Agencies from BCAC, Cheshire COA, Lanesboro COA, and Adams COA getting a training on the HIP Incentive provided through your SNAP benefits. Don't know what we're talking about and get SNAP? Call us at 743-8333! Thanks to DTA for some out for this training!

Get your tickets soon! All ages welcome!
05/02/2019

Get your tickets soon! All ages welcome!

Big Shout out again to our Tax Team! Return info is in and the below was relayed to our prepares. Adams knocked it out o...
04/16/2019

Big Shout out again to our Tax Team! Return info is in and the below was relayed to our prepares. Adams knocked it out of the park! Thanks to our Tax Team for always making this an enjoyable tax season.

"The District 7 results also increased over last year by 12.5 %, from 996 last year to 1120 this year. The leader in increased production was Adams. Adams produced 152 returns this year vs. 96 last year. An increase of 58%."

Big Thank You to our AARP Tax Volunteers this year, Bernie Abramson, Frank Engles, Marian Roper, along with Alan Horbal and Karen DeOrdio (not shown here). Your dedication to this amazing program is a true giving back opportunity, not only your time but your professionalism but your expertise. We made it through the tax season! Time to celebrate!

Big Thank You to our AARP Tax Volunteers this year, Bernie Abramson, Frank Engles, Marian Roper, along with Alan Horbal ...
04/11/2019

Big Thank You to our AARP Tax Volunteers this year, Bernie Abramson, Frank Engles, Marian Roper, along with Alan Horbal and Karen DeOrdio (not shown here). Your dedication to this amazing program is a true giving back opportunity, not only your time but your professionalism but your expertise. We made it through the tax season! Time to celebrate!

Moms & Dads raising daughters! What a great opportunity for a date night out with your little one. This show will help t...
04/09/2019

Moms & Dads raising daughters! What a great opportunity for a date night out with your little one. This show will help teach her (or him) about an incredible woman who helped shape female empowerment!

It's only $8 and it comes with a pizza dinner! Tickets on sale at the Adams COA, call 743-8333 to hold you ticket but they must be paid for and picked up before date of show.

04/09/2019

We have a few tickets left for Phantom of the Opera! $105 for ticket and ride. for the Sunday, May 5th Matinee

Contact Barbara Proper at 743-8333

04/04/2019
CBS News

This is what aging looks like. Fun and brave.

This NBA dance team won't let age stop them – every dancer is over the age of 50 and dancing has given them a new lease on life ❤️️ https://cbsn.ws/2CqA9LP

03/29/2019

The Adams Council on Aging said farewell today to a great employee. Eric LaRoche will be relocating to North Carolina. We wish him all the warm weather in his re-retirement. We had so much fun today making chaos in his over-organized space for his last few hours. Well wishes to everyone's favorite local mailman.

Thank You to our Panel for making a great Presentation today! We'll be welcoming then back in the Fall to host is again!...
03/21/2019

Thank You to our Panel for making a great Presentation today! We'll be welcoming then back in the Fall to host is again!

St. John Law Firm, Caring Transitions, Home Instead Senior Care, Kindred at Home, Hospice of Western and Central Mass, and Paciorek's funeral home.

"What's your plan?" Presentation happening now! Come on down!
03/21/2019

"What's your plan?" Presentation happening now! Come on down!

Join us tomorrow! We're looking to have a great crowd!
03/20/2019

Join us tomorrow! We're looking to have a great crowd!

Thank you to Bob Balawender of Let it B Bees and Heidi Balawender for the great presentation! What ca great crowd we had...
03/20/2019

Thank you to Bob Balawender of Let it B Bees and Heidi Balawender for the great presentation! What ca great crowd we had!

Happening now! Come on down!
03/20/2019

Happening now! Come on down!

Happening tomorrow!!! Set your reminders!
03/20/2019

Happening tomorrow!!! Set your reminders!

It is with our pleasure that we are able to offer extended hours of transportation for Adams Seniors and adults with dis...
03/14/2019

It is with our pleasure that we are able to offer extended hours of transportation for Adams Seniors and adults with disabilities in the interim of having a local market. Big Y is funding us to provide hours above our normal routine. Please, if you know of anyone or you find it hard for yourself to get your groceries while Adams Hometown Market is working on getting settled in and open then call us for a ride, 413-743-8333.

We want to take a moment and recognize our Outreach Worker Barb. She works very hard to help people get the services and...
02/28/2019

We want to take a moment and recognize our Outreach Worker Barb. She works very hard to help people get the services and information they need! Barb is the first of many to come in our new Meet Our Staff series! Don't forget about Barb's 2019 100 Cups of Coffee Challenge. Schedule a cup with Barb and get to know her more, our services more and in return we get to know you more. Plus you get to keep a great new coffee mug!

02/27/2019
02/27/2019
02/27/2019
Did you ever feel unprepared to get send to the ER or get admitted? Well of course! No one plans for that! Well now you ...
02/26/2019

Did you ever feel unprepared to get send to the ER or get admitted? Well of course! No one plans for that! Well now you can! Join us on March 29th at 12:30 for lunch and presentation on How to Prepare for the expected and unexpected Hospitalization. Brought to you by Denise Vigna of Bane Care.

AdamsCouncil On Aging's cover photo
02/26/2019

AdamsCouncil On Aging's cover photo

02/26/2019
02/26/2019

As far as we know, as of right now the Food Bank has not called off the Mobile Food Bank. We volunteers plan to brave the wind!

02/26/2019
Town of Adams

Town of Adams

Due to the nature of the work needed and the continued high winds, National Grid is not expected to be on site to restore power until tomorrow morning. With this in mind, residents who are without heat or electricity are encouraged to head to the Adams Visitors Center, located at 3 Hoosac Street, which is now open as a shelter.
If you need transportation to the Visitors Center, please call the Adams Police Department at 743-1212.

02/26/2019
Town of Adams

Town of Adams

The Adams Visitor Center, located at 3 Hoosac Street, is now open as an emergency shelter. Any residents who are without heat and electricity are encouraged to head to the Visitors Center for shelter. If you need transportation to the Visitors Center, please call the Adams Police Department at 743-1212 to make arrangements.

02/25/2019

Hospice of Western & Central MA
Invite you to take part in a
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP

• Learn about the grief process
• Talk about your own experiences
• Understand how to cope with your losses
• Find the way to move forward
• Discover where help, strength and resources are available
• Establish personal goals

When: Thursdays, 3/14-4/18 2:30pm-3:30pm
Where: 55 Church St, Pittsfield
Who: Chaplain Dennis Castella

Please call the office to register 413-442-0045

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Wow! The Month isn't even over yet and by the way of services, rides, events, volunteer opportunities and outreach we've already assisted over 284 people (over 1805 times) this month alone!

Will you or a family member/friend find themselves unemployed soon due to the closure of Adams Big Y? MassHire's Rapid R...
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02/18/2019
University of Kentucky Women's Basketball

Looking good ladies! #keepmoving

We've got a treat for you during halftime Thursday, #BBN! The Lexington Senior Center Dance Team will be back! They rocked it out last year with things getting really cray at the 1:20 mark 👇

Norwell Council on Aging
02/18/2019

Norwell Council on Aging

Sadly, we always need to be cautious of messages received via email. Here is another example of scams people are seeing. What’s wrong with this message? First and foremost, the IRS will not send you an email, they will send you a letter. Second, this correspondence is not addressed to anyone in particular. Lastly, they tell you to click a link to complete an application to receive a refund. If you are due a refund, the IRS already has your information. Take the time to scrutinize these types of messages before acting. It will help protect you and your identity.

BART students back to spread Valentine's cheer!
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BART students back to spread Valentine's cheer!

02/12/2019

Today's Alzheimer's Support Group has been rescheduled to Feb 19th at 6pm.

02/12/2019

The Food Bank has made the determination to CANCEL today's Mobile Food Bank. Apologies. The safety of their drivers is their main priority.

The Adams COA will not have transportation tomorrow, in accordance with following school closure.
01/31/2019

The Adams COA will not have transportation tomorrow, in accordance with following school closure.

01/23/2019
Big shout out to Adams Employees Kyle Wilson and Stav for assisting a community member into the Senior Center today. The...
01/22/2019

Big shout out to Adams Employees Kyle Wilson and Stav for assisting a community member into the Senior Center today. The frozen temps didn't make it easy for optimal snow removal.

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