Colrain Renewed as a Member of The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

After a 3-year planning process, the Franklin County & North Quabbin Age-Friendly project has completed Phase 2: Needs & Assessment & Action Planning

Through the help of Lifepath and Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) the Age- and Dementia-Friendly Franklin County and North Quabbin Regional Action Plan for 2024-2028 has been completed (see below). Colrain has also been certified as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

An age-friendly community is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them. And it helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest of ages and provides appropriate support to those who need it.

As our population ages, it will be increasingly important to make decisions at the town level that take this demographic shift into account. This plan provides an evidence-informed roadmap for communities in our area to become more age- and dementia-friendly. It offers specific action steps that towns can take as well as collaborative projects that are already underway.

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Calendar of Events
Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Colrain Fire Station - 51 Main Rd, Colrain
Posted to: Council on Aging
Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
55 Main Road, Colrain, MA 01340
Posted to: Tax Collector
Tue, Apr 23, 2024, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Highway Garage, 9 Jacksonville Rd, Colrain, MA
Posted to: Select Board
Thu, Apr 25, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Colrain Town Office - 55 Main Rd, Colrain, MA 01340
Posted to: Council on Aging
Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Colrain Central School, 22 Jacksonville Rd, Colrain, MA or Zoom at bit.ly/colrain-solar
Posted to: Energy Committee
Latest News
Collector's office will be closed through Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Come learn about solar options for Colrain, Saturday April 27, 5:00pm at the Colrain Central School
The main goal of this workshop is to introduce older adults to the Internet of Things (IoT) and demonstrate how it can support their independence in various aspects of life.
Saturday, May 11 from 9 am to noon, drop off bulky waste at three different locations in Franklin County.

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