The COA room is open every Friday from 1-3pm.
COA board meetings are on the 2nd Monday of the month, unless noted differently, at 7pm. If the second Monday falls on a holiday, then the meeting will be held on the second Tuesday at 7pm.
AGENDAS & MINUTES
May 13, 2013: Agenda
March 12, 2013: Minutes
February 19, 2013: Minutes | Agenda
January 8, 2013: Minutes
December 11, 2012: Minutes | Agenda
November 13, 2012: Minutes | Agenda
October 9, 2012: Minutes | Agenda
September 11, 2012: Minutes | Agenda
August 4, 2012: Minutes
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
• Coffee Hour and Blood Pressure Clinic: Third Tuesday of the month at 1pm. Location: COA Room.
• Creative Writing Class: Wednesdays from 2-4pm. The creative writing class is flourishing in its second year with new stories and poetry. Taylor Stoehr continues to keep everyone interested and motivated. Location: COA Room.
• Blandford Stitchers: Fridays from 1-3pm. Join us as we knit and crochet many different items for charities! Location: COA Room.
• Friday Movies: Second Friday of the month at 1:30pm. Popcorn and beverages are available. Location: COA Room.
COA/FRTA van service is available to elders and the disabled in the town of Blandford on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The van will pick you up at your home. The charge for a trip to Westfield is $4. To schedule a pick-up, please call the driver, George Webb, at (413) 667-3428 (evenings) or on his cell phone at (413) 265-1009.
USEFUL FORMS AND GUIDES
Property Tax Work-Off Abatement Program
Abatement Program Policy
Abatement Program Application Procedure
Guidelines for Use of COA Room
Request for Use of COA Room
Use of COA Room Approval Letter
Taxpayer's Guide To Local Property Tax Exemptions (Seniors)
Taxpayer's Guide To Local Property Tax Exemptions (Surviving Spouses and Minor Children)
Massachusetts Health Care Proxy Information and Forms
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts: Food assistance.
The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA): We can arrange transportation by request for elders and the disabled residents in our 40-town area. We use a network of public and private transportation providers to provide this service. In order to qualify for these services, you must be 60 or older or have a significant mobility or functional impairment. Disabled customers must have valid eligibility through the FRTA.
Heating System Repair & Replacement Program (HEARTWAP): HEARTWAP provides heating system repair and replacement services to low-income households. Learn more, including how to apply.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Known commonly as Fuel Assistance, LIHEAP provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of winter heating bills. Learn more, including how to apply.
The National Alliance for Caregiving: A non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on issues of family caregiving.
Real Estate and Personal Property Tax Exemptions: Link to Masschusetts Department of Revenue guides and application forms.
SeniorArk.com: A free, volunteer site BY SENIORS, FOR SENIORS.