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Lenox COA News and Upcoming Events!
Original WWII War Posters Display
Lenox Community Center
Stop by between 1-4
Tuesday, November 15th
and see a private collection of over 40 original posters and visit with some of our town’s  WWII veterans
All posters are mounted for easy viewing

Free Smartphone Tutoring
 
with Lenox High School
Students

1/2 hour appointments to learn what YOU want to learn
Tuesday 3:30-5:00 starting November 22nd
Lenox Community Center

One-on-one instruction will help you learn how to navigate your smartphone to be able to:
get and receive calls * take, send and receive photos
type and receive emails * use the internet
download helpful apps and more!

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS!

Call the Lenox COA for your appointment 637-5535


Come Join Us For Mahjong and Poker

Our small group of beginner Mahjong players  meet on Wednesdays from 10:30-12:30 and the poker group plays on Thursdays at 9:30—both at the Community Center. Come on out and meet some people and have some fun!!

Call 637-5535 if you  are interested.


Fuel Assistance Applications at the Community Center

Berkshire Community Action Council has just announced new eligibility guidelines for this years’ fuel assistance. For example, for the coming heating season, a household of one is eligible for assistance if their income is $34,001 per year or less, and for a household of two, the amount is $44,463. If you think you may qualify for fuel assistance, please call the COA office at 637-5535 and you will be told if you are within the guidelines according to your household’s income and family size.  Applications will be available soon at the Community Center, and Senior Services Coordinator Sue Holmes can assist you in filling it out properly and gathering the items needed for eligibility verification.  This will be an easy and convenient way to make sure your application is completed correctly and submitted early so that you will be sure to get the monetary assistance you need this winter.


It’s Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Plan)
Open Enrollment Time!!

The annual enrollment period for Medicare Part D, which assists seniors with paying for their prescriptions, began October 15th and runs through the first week in December 2016. This enrollment will be for the year 2017, effective January 1, 2017. Seniors who have no Part D plan may enroll at this time. Seniors who do have a plan may make a change if for some reason they may be dissatisfied with some aspect of their plan, for example the cost, the service, etc. SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) volunteer Gini Titterton is available by appointment every Tuesday  from 10-3 at the Community Center. Gini is able to help with any insurance questions you have, and assist you in choosing the right plan for your needs.  Please call 637-5535 to schedule your free appointment.


Do You Need Assistance with Rides to Medical Appointments?               

Perhaps you are currently driving, but you have a procedure that prevents you from driving home…
Perhaps you have an eye doctor appointment where you will have your eyes dilated…
Perhaps you are uncomfortable driving in Pittsfield...
Or perhaps you are considering stopping driving altogether…
The Council on Aging van transports Lenox seniors to medical appointments Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. We service all medical offices from Lee to Pittsfield, and can accommodate appointments
scheduled from 8:30 am up until 2:00 pm.
Give the COA office a call at 637-5535 to schedule your ride with as much advance notice as possible so we can better serve your needs.




 
Lenox Town Hall  6 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240   PH: (413) 637-5500