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RSVP's Wheels for Wellness Seeks More Volunteers

Wheels for Wellness has given 468 rides to 176 local individuals since its launch in June. Volunteers have driven more than 13,000 miles combined and have contributed over 1,000 hours of service.

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Plans for Cheshire Senior/Veteran Tax Work-Off Program Undecided

The Board of Selectmen discussed the work-off program extensively at their Tuesday meeting and decided there is still significant work to be done before the town can implement it.

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Williamstown's DIRE Committee Looks to Address Elders' Concerns

The initiative grew out of a recent listening session several DIRE Committee members conducted at the Harper Center. They heard a number of concerns, including issues with parking, interpersonal conflicts in the apartment complex and the need for cooling station access during extreme weather.

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Great Barrington Invites Participants to Join Senior Tax Work-off Program

Participants can work a few hours each week with the town in jobs such as office/clerical support, gardening, library help and other positions.

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Pittsfield Business Hiring for More Than 10 Positions

With more area seniors and families seeking support, Home Instead in Pittsfield is looking to fill more than ten permanent CAREGiver positions immediately in the area.

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Elder Services Encouraging Holiday Calls, Letters to Area Seniors

During the holidays, many older residents feel lonely and are reminded of people they lost in the past, he said. Between that and the lack of family get-togethers, inability to get around, and feeling of not fully participating, they can suffer from depression, loneliness, and isolation.

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Great Barrington’s Ride Service Begins In October

With Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation ending service as of Oct. 1, the Claire Teague Senior Center will arrange ride services for seniors and disabled residents.

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New Modified Congregate Meal Site Offerings At Ralph J. Froio Senior Center

The new model will offer two seatings for seniors, the first at 10:30 a.m. and the second at 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.