Council on Aging
MassDevelopment, the state's finance and lending agency, is working with the City of Chicopee to revitalize the downtown area. As valued residents of Chicopee, we would like your opinion on this effort and your input on event programming. Please click the link below to answer a few short questions about the downtown.
RiverMills Curbside Pick-Up Menu
The senior center continues to offer its curbside meal pick-up program and has expanded it to five days a week, Monday-Friday. The meal price will increase from $2 to $3 to allow us to add two more days of meals. We hope you all understand the reason for the price increase and realize the meals are still a good deal. The meals are prepared by RiverMills staff. Chicopee older adults who would like a meal must call 534-3698 at least a day before to reserve a meal. A name and phone number must be provided. Meals will be available for pick-up between 1:00 and 3 p.m. Please note that meals will be cooked but will have to be heated at home. Please enter the senior center parking lot by going down the hill and around to the back entrance for meal pick-up.
Here is the RiverMills Curbside Pick- Up menu for next 2 week (meals are subject to change). You must call to place your order: 534-3698.
Monday, 9/28- Chicken Parmesan
Tuesday- Ham & Pineapple w/Rice
Wednesday- Creamy Chicken Pasta
Thursday- Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Friday- Turkey Dinner
Weekend Meal- Hot Dog and Beans
Monday, 10/05 - Ziti Meatballs
Tuesday- Pork Chop
Wednesday- Breaded Chicken Sandwich & Chips
Thursday- Asian Chicken Salad
Friday- Cheeseburger & Chips
Weekend Meal- Hot Dog and Beans
(Weekend meal must be requested upon ordering)
RiverMills Programming On Zoom
Though RiverMills Center remains closed to the public, we are rolling out programming via Zoom. Our goal is to make this transition as simple as possible for our members. If you would like to participate but are unfamiliar with Zoom, our Program Technician can help you get connected. To schedule an appointment for assistance, please call Jona at 413-534-3698 ext.104, or send an email to: email@example.com
Note: Though you can use Zoom without a camera some programming will require a camera. Call Jona for more details.
Dial-A-Lawyer: Free Legal Advice by Phone for Elders
The Massachusetts Bar Association sponsors a monthly Dial-A-Lawyer program and encourages members of the public to call our hotline for free legal advice. Dial-A-Lawyer attorney volunteers are in good standing and have a wide variety of legal experience.
On the first Wednesday of every month, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., attorneys are available at (617) 338-0610 or (877) 686-0711 to answer questions on a variety of topics, including family law, bankruptcy, employment, estate planning, real estate, consumer rights and more.
Questions? Contact the MBA Community Service Department at (617) 338-0695 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
End with Care Free Webinars
End With Care is an educational resource that provides and promotes public, professional, and institutional awareness of end-of-life care issues. They present valuable information and offer an easy to use directory of care and service providers throughout Massachusetts, to assist individuals, their loved ones, and caregivers with end-of-life needs.
End with Care is introducing the first of their new free webinars and invite you to view: Advance Care Planning: "The What, Why, and How to speak for yourself...even if you're unable to speak for yourself." Delivered on-demand through their website, this free webinar is pre-recorded, so viewers can watch anytime that’s convenient for them. To start click the link below:
Chicopee Senior Transportation
The Transportation Department at RiverMills Center is offering rides to supermarkets, pharmacies, and limited rides to doctors for people receiving treatments, such as radiation or chemo. Please reach out to our Transportation Department at 413-536-5733. Please leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Duties & Responsibilities
The duties of the Council on Aging are to:
Services & Grants
The Council also coordinates existing services in the City & promotes & supports other programs which are designed to assist older adults in the community. The Council identifies funding sources, applies for appropriate grants, & administers grant-funded programs.
The Council on Aging must be aware of state & federal legislation concerning funding, information, exchange, & program planning to improve community programming for older adults.
Areas of Assistance
The Senior Center is committed to assisting and improving the quality of life for older adults in the areas of:
- Community service
- Good health maintenance
- Lifelong learning
- Related informational services