Massachusetts' Councils on Aging (COAs) are municipal agencies that serve 349 cities and towns. COAs directly benefit more than 540,000 elders, families and caregivers each year. Their website is:
Council on Aging
Your Goshen Council on Aging (COA) serves all citizens 60 and over, with programs such as monthly potlucks, van service, visiting of shut-ins, personal improvement programs, assistance with tax returns, referrals to health screening and other health services, benefits counseling through the SHINE program, fitness, recreation, Meals on Wheels – programs that help elders remain in their homes and their communities, living independent, productive lives as long as possible. The regional COA consortium publishes and mails a newsletter to local seniors, usually once a month.
For more information and event schedules, please call Rose at 413-268-9444.