Colrain Seniors Upcoming Events & Newsletter - Summer 2021

COLRAIN SENIORS UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS 2021

JULY: 21, SENIOR SOCIAL TIME AT PINE HILL ORCHARDS 10:00 TO 11:30 AM. COME AND VISIT OTHER SENIORS FROM COLRAIN. COFFEE & DONUTS SERVED.

AUGUST: 12, ORDER LUNCH BOX SANDWICH CHOICE OF CORNED BEEF & SWISS CHEESE OR CHICKEN SALAD. CALL KATHY @ 624-3351 OR ELAINE @ 624-3604. *ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY 5:00 PM

AUGUST: 19, PICK UP LUNCH BOX MEAL ON FOUNDRY VILLAGE ROAD 11:30 - 12:00.

AUGUST: 25, SENIOR SOCIAL TIME AT PINE HILL ORCHARDS 10:00 TO 11:30 AM. COME AND VISIT OTHER SENIORS FROM COLRAIN. COFFEE & DONUTS SERVED.

SEPTEMBER: LUNCH SERVING COLRAIN SENIORS ONLY STARTS AT THE EAGLES IN SHELBURNE FALLS. SOCIAL TIME WITH COFFEE/CIDER & DONUTS AT 10:00, LUNCH STARTING AT 12:00. YOU MUST SIGN UP TO ATTEND.** More information on date & sign up time will appear in the August Newsletter.

SEPTEMBER 21: APPLE DAY AT PINE HILL ORCHARDS 11:00 TO 1:00. COFFEE/CIDER & DONUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE, ALONG WITH A WAGON RIDE OUT TO THE ORCHARD FOR PICK YOUR OWN 1/2 PECK OF APPLES.

LOOK FOR MORE UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR NEXT ISSUE IN AUGUST!!

Prescription Advantage Newsletter Article – Summer 2021

(Per email from; Adam Frank, Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs)

I’m in the “donut hole”. What can I do?? If you have reached or are about to reach that gap in your Part D plan, the Commonwealth’s Prescription Advantage program can help. For individuals with an annual income less than $38,640 (single) or $52,260 (married), Prescription Advantage can lower your co-payments while in this gap. There is no premium for this state-sponsored pharmacy assistance program. Call today for more information at 1-800-243-4636. You can also learn more online at www.prescriptionadvantagema.org.

Whip City Fiber is participating in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. For eligible households, this program will provide a discount of $50.00 toward monthly broadband service (one credit per household).

A household is eligible for a monthly $50 credit if one member of the household meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • Experienced a substantial loss of income through job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers or $198,000 for joint filers;
  • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid or the FCC’s Lifeline program;
  • Is approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
  • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year.

Once your application has been approved, you will need to contact Whip City Fiber at 413-485-1251 to activate your discount.

Some customers will also qualify for Lifeline, an additional $9.25/month applied directly to their internet or phone bill.

You may qualify automatically under federal guidelines if you already receive benefits such as SNAP, SSI, MEDICAID or other similar federal assistance programs.

Calendar of Events
Thu, May 23, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Colrain Town Office - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340
Posted to: Council on Aging
Sat, May 25, 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
55 Main Rd.
Posted to: Town Clerk
Mon, May 27, 2024, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Posted to: General Events
Select Board Meeting -- SCHEDULED
Tue, May 28, 2024, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Highway Garage, 9 Jacksonville Rd, Colrain, MA
Posted to: Select Board
Thu, May 30, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Colrain Town Office - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340
Posted to: Council on Aging
Latest News
The Town Office gardens are looking good, thanks to the crew at Lanoue's!
The Selectboard Recently approved the Fiscal Year 25 ATM Warrant. Town Meeting is on June 4Th.
Available for pickup at the Town Office or on our website.
Two separate back-to-back online sessions cover the legal aspects of healthcare and durable power of attorney planning. Co-sponsored by LifePath and Greenfield Community College.

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