Easthampton Council on Aging

Please call 413-527-6151 AND PRESS ZERO or 135 for more information if you are interested in attending programming or using transportation, PRESS 137 for Outreach Services.

Activities are listed in the Silver Circle NewsletterAll registration is by phone.

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COA ExteriorThe Easthampton Council on Aging & Enrichment Center (ECOA) is a municipal department of the City of Easthampton.


Committed to improving the lives of Easthampton seniors, ages 55 and over, the ECOA provides essential programs and activities that meet the needs of our aging population. It is our priority to offer outreach services, health and fitness classes, social activities, accessible transportation, and educational courses that will enhance the lives of our community elders. 

The Easthampton Council on Aging has included "Enrichment Center" in its title to broaden awareness of our many levels of service and programs for area residents age 55+. Priority is given to Easthampton residents age 55+. There are some exceptions for events and programs held at the center that are open to all communities/ages. Membership to the Enrichment Center and Outreach services are free.

The ECOA works in conjunction with Easthampton city departments and various senior service agencies. 

We offer:

  • Health, fitness, social, cultural, recreational, and support activities
  • Special events
  • Outreach services
    • Information about and referral to government and community services
    • Benefits counseling and application assistance
    • SHINE (Medicare) appointments
    • On-site appointments or home visits
  • Transportation door-to-door for medical appointments and errands. Round-trip fees - local: $2-4, Northampton/Hatfield/Holyoke $5.00
  • Food programs: Highland Valley Elder Services Grab-and-Go Meals, Brown Bag, and Senior Fruit Share
  • Senior Tax Work Off Program runs January-October 2023 for a reduction in the FY 2024 real estate property tax bill. Applications open November 1, 2022 .

Click here for Senior Tax Work Off Application (2022)

Click here for Senior Tax Work Off Flyer(2022)

Click here for Senior Tax Work Off Full Information(2022)

  • Access point for free tax help, private-fee services (foot care), free health clinics
  • Durable medical equipment lending: The COA has limited medical equipment. For additional equipment, or to donate equipment, contact Re-equipment at info@dmereuse.org or 800-261-9841.
  • Sand for Seniors and other partnerships with TRIAD
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Volunteer opportunities: Companion Driver, Receptionist, and Home Shopper

 Click here for a volunteer application

  • Health/fitness programming and cardio room: Fitness Room Membership is $75 per person per year for Easthampton, $115 out of town. Some classes and activities are free. If fees are charged, they are typically, though not always, $3.00-5.00 each.

Policies:

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    Cynthia Tarail

    Director
    Phone: (413) 527-6151 Ext. 134

    All email communications are public record under the Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. Chapter 66, Section 10) and the Federal Freedom of Information Act.

    Council On Aging:
    19 Union St.
    Easthampton, MA 01027
    413-527-6151

    Center Open:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    8am - 4pm
    Tuesday
    8am - 7pm

    Director's Hours:
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    Tuesday (alternate)
    8:30am - 4:30pm || 11:10am - 7:10pm