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01/13/2020

It's been some time with the Holidays but the Mobile Food Bank will be here tomorrow! 10am - 11am. Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces! Any Age- Any Income! Just bring your bags.

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01/09/2020

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Do you heat with Oil? Then take a chance with us! West Oil Co has generously donated 125 Gallons of Oil to the Friends of the Adams COA and we have raffle tickets to win it! Available at the Adams COA or multiple 'Friends' of ours, $3 per ticket or $10 for 4 tickets!

12/30/2019

Due to the weather warnings we've decided to cancel transportation and onsite lunch program. No need to "test" the roads just for us! Stay home and warm. See you tomorrow.

12/17/2019

Edit: we'll also have no Lunch program today.

We will NOT have Transportation or Chair Yoga today due to storm.

Do you heat with Oil? Then take a chance with us! West Oil Co has generously donated 125 Gallons of Oil to the Friends o...
12/13/2019

Do you heat with Oil? Then take a chance with us! West Oil Co has generously donated 125 Gallons of Oil to the Friends of the Adams COA and we have raffle tickets to win it! Available at the Adams COA or multiple 'Friends' of ours, $3 per ticket or $10 for 4 tickets!

12/03/2019

12/3/19 The Adams COA will have NO transportation today. Sorry for the inconvenience.

12/01/2019

9:00 PM Update: COA offices will be closed throughout the day Monday. No transportation, services or office hours.

11/26/2019

Mobile Food bank today!!! Till 11am

Such a great lunch today, filled the room to the max. We had 64 for lunch, plus our group of volunteers and staff to hel...
11/22/2019

Such a great lunch today, filled the room to the max. We had 64 for lunch, plus our group of volunteers and staff to help serve everyone.

We opened the lunch with a reading about being grateful. Today, we were grateful for many things including but not limited to our community, Town, staff, volunteers, and Elder Services of Berkshire County for providing us with the food for today.

11/12/2019

Update: Truck is running late but still in route, still time to make it. It will run from start to finish for 1 hr

Mobile Food Bank doesn't stop for rain or snow! (Unless it's a real nor'easter) come in down! 10 to 11

Adams COA celebrated Veterans Day yesterday with help from Adams Post 160, Bane Care, and Sweetwood Independent Living. ...
11/09/2019

Adams COA celebrated Veterans Day yesterday with help from Adams Post 160, Bane Care, and Sweetwood Independent Living. We welcomed veterans, their family and community members.

11/07/2019
KARE 11

If I saw this in Berkshire County we'd be doing something right!

University students need housing. The senior home had empty rooms.

"They are like my little grandchildren," says Nancy Neumann, a resident at Watkins - an assisted living home in Winona - also now home to six college students.

Boyd Huppert's Land of 10,000 Stories

10/29/2019

Each year students from Williams, Bennington, and MCLA participate in a volunteer home weatherization program called Winter Blitz. They are looking for homeowners who live in Northern Berkshire Country as well as Pownal and Bennington, Vermont who cannot weatherize by themselves and are looking to lower their energy costs. You can find out more about the program and to sign up you can call 413-217-4717 or email [email protected].

10/16/2019

Some last minute cancellations mean open seat! Join Rita Clarke tomorrow on a trip to Yankee Candle, BBA (Polish Grocer), Pekarskis, and Wolkie's for lunch. Cost is $15 and she leave tomorrow at 8:30am from the Visitor Center.

Call 743-8333 and let us know you'll be there! We have 3 seats open!

10/16/2019

Big shout out to the Proper Family! Thank you to our Outreach Worker Barbara and her family, including Chef Justin Proper on preparing us a homemade Butternut Squash soup this beautiful fall day!

10/15/2019

Good Morning! Just a note to say we have a few slots open for our Foot Nurse today if anyone needed a nail care and trimming done! We have a 12:10, 1:30 and 1:50 still open. Call us at 743-8333 for price details and booking!

08/05/2019
07/31/2019

Volunteers Needed! We're in need of Volunteer Drivers for our transportation program, with our car, for some local and long distance transportation. It's a rewarding job! If interested in more details please call us at 743-8333

Our Volunteers Rock!
07/23/2019
Adams Council on Aging Recognizes Volunteers

Our Volunteers Rock!

ADAMS, Mass. — The Council on Aging awarded the town a check for $157,052 representing services rendered by the council's many volunteers.   Council on Aging Director Erica...

All for the picking!
07/23/2019

All for the picking!

07/23/2019

It's MOBILE FOOD BANK DAY! 10am to 11am

Give our volunteers a reason to stand in the rain, whether you come or not we'll be there!

So come!!

Stay Cool!
07/19/2019

Stay Cool!

We're looking to hire a 10 hour a week van driver position! Monday & Friday, great people, rewarding work, good pay. Onl...
07/11/2019
Adams MA |

We're looking to hire a 10 hour a week van driver position! Monday & Friday, great people, rewarding work, good pay. Only serious applicants please.

The Town of Adams Council on Aging is currently accepting applications for a part-time (10 hours a week) Van Driver positions. Five hour shifts on Mondays and Fridays, daytime hours, with limited opportunities for increased hours. Successful candidates will be responsible for transporting clients for medical, recreational and other related purposes in a handicap accessible 8 passenger van. No specialty licenses required.

Requirements include an excellent driving record, CPR certification or the ability to become certified, successful completion of a MassDOT physical, and submission to random drug and alcohol testing. Additional job related training will be provided.

Job descriptions and applications are available at the Town Administrator’s Office, 8 Park Street, Adams, MA 01220, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. An application may be located on the Town’s website at www.town.adams.ma.us Please submit to the Town Administrator’s Office via postal mail, in person at Town Hall or email to [email protected]. Applications along with a resume and cover letter will be accepted until filled. The Town of Adams is an EEO/AA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The Town of Adams has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy and applicants must complete a CORI check.

Adams Massachusetts is a picturesque valley town in beautiful Berkshire County, only fifteen minutes from the New York and Vermont state borders. Nestled between Mount Greylock on the west and by the Hoosac Range on the east, Adams is abundant with natural splendor. Rich in historical landmarks, Ada...

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!

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3 Hoosac St
Adams, MA
01220

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Monday 08:30 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00
Thursday 08:30 - 16:00
Friday 08:30 - 16:00

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(413) 743-8333

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Thank you very much for my birthday card. I really appreciated it..
Let me know if you'd like a chance to win! I have tickets!
Has the food truck been cancelled due to weather?
Join members of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at Daily Grind from 12 to 1 on the third Wednesday of every month through December. Sit, chat, and get to know us, so that we can get to know you.
Is this position still open?
No wonder I look raked over the coals after work!
Does the Council on aging have anyone to help shovel sidewalks..My husband had back surgery and shoveling he cannot do? Thank you David & Tina Samson
FREE STAIRLIFT! ADAMS, MA I have a client who has a working stairlift in good condition. They no longer have a need for it! RESPOND TO THIS POST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.
To Everyone who worked so hard this evening to give us all another wonderful Christmas party. We all had a great time. The food was excellent, the music was great and just a fun, fun, evening. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.