The senior center has made it a bit easier for people to be healthy and fit even later in life.
Through a grant from AARP, a half dozen pieces of outdoor workout equipment have been installed on the property. The hope is to make it easier for the seniors to get moderate workouts alongside their peers to stay healthier.
The council adopted the provisions of state laws for programs in which those age 60 or older can receive abates of up to $1,500 and veterans can receive abatements of up to $1,000 for their volunteer services. The roll-call votes were 8-1 on both orders.
Look for red flags, such as a reluctance to discuss money matters, consistently unpaid bills, unexplained withdrawals, mysterious wire transfers or a sudden need to purchase large quantities of gift cards.
The trends are very clear. In just 12 years, around 60 percent of the Berkshire's population will be older than 50 year's old.
"Our population in 2010 was 18.5 percent persons over the age 65. And then by 2020, that percentage of older adults is expected to increase to 24 percent," Margaret McDonough, a senior planner with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, said.
Town Manager Paul Sieloff doesn't expect much to change with the elementary school transitioning to the Mount Greylock Regional School District.
Sieloff said in July, the employee's contracts will all be in the district budget. The transition team will be merging union contracts, bringing all the workers under the same system. But, the school district will be billing the town for those services.
North County seniors and students teamed up to make and fill bags for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts' Brown Bag program.
Seniors made an assembly line at the Visitors Center on Friday morning and filled 96 decorated bags with food for other seniors throughout the county.