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The Department of Elder Affairs/Council on Aging (COA) works to improve and enhance the quality of life for elder residents in Springfield. It advocates, plans, develops, coordinates and provides social services as well as information and referral services for Springfield's elder citizens.

Springfield Department of Elder Affairs

Adding Life to our years

Medicare Benefits for LGBTQI Older Adults

Springfield Department of Elder Affairs

Adding Life to our years

A Healthier You!

Hungry Hill Senior Center, Springfield Department of Elder Affairs

Friday, September 23, 2016

Puerto Rican Parade - 2016

Tai chi at Clodo Concepcion Senior Center-2016

Summer 2016 Tai chi at Blunt Park

Springfield Elder Affairs hold Tai Chi lessons in at Nathan Bill Park

    Mobile Farmer's Market

    SNAP for Seniors

    Goodlife Center Seniors Xmas Lunch, Ugly Sweater Contest

    1st prize for Ugly sweater goes to Moraima and 2nd goes to Kerry Welch!

    Goodlife Center Xmas party

    The Elder Affairs’ new SNAP requires ?

    THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING

    Ruth’s 100 bday clebration

    The Mayor and Tom Damato

    The Mayor and Tom Damato, who turned 101 on May 8th, taken May 13 at Forest Park Manor.

    Senior center directors help in the blanket project.

    Riverview Center knitting class

    Rose Mascaro celebrates her 100th birthday

    Forest Park Manor, recent Hot Lunches

    the Mason Square Food Justice Initiative needs your help!

    The JUST FOOD Initiative - The Story

    THE SITUATION

    Mason Square residents, by and large, have challenges meeting basic living needs.

    THE NEED

    Mason Square literally has no place to go year round to purchase quality, affordable food. It is a "Food Desert." Neighborhood residents, especially those without transportation (which is NOT an insignificant number) are forced to purchase "groceries" from a local CVS. This contributes significantly to the "The Situation."

    THE RESPONSE

    The Mason Square Food Justice Initiative, along with the Mason Square community at large, is working together to bring in a full service grocery store so that ultimately, Mason Square residents can feed their families high quality, fresh foods.

    CALL TO ACTION

    Grocery chains want to site their stores where people have money to spend. We want to demonstrate the purchasing power of the Mason Square community in a practical, yet powerfully symbolic way. We're inviting residents in Mason Square and surrounding neighborhoods to save their grocery receipts.

    HOW YOU CAN HELP

    Please read the entire story in the PDF document HERE

    Please print and post the PDF flier located HERE

     

     

    Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline

    Click the flyer above to download a PDF for printing in English

    Click here to download a PDF for printing in French

    Click here to download a PDF for printing in Portuguese

    Click here to download a PDF for printing in Russian

    Click here to download a PDF for printing in Spanish

    Borrow an e-Reader from the Library

    The Springfield City Library system will start lending Sony eReaders to city patrons age 55 and older.

    This is a great opportunity to assist our seniors with obtaining easy-to-use eReaders that are preloaded with many recent and popular titles for mystery, suspense, Christian, historical fiction and love stories.

    And it's FREE to use on loan from the Library.

    Imagine, no need to lug heavy books around!

    Click this eReader link for more information in PDF format.

    Important Advisory - H1N1 "Swine" Flu

    Latest H1N1 information from the Springfield Department of Health

     

    Emergency Preparedness

    The city’s instant notification system is automatically set to call residents’ home phone or the main number of a Springfield business in case of an emergency. To sign up for this service, click here for the Instant Notification Link.








    Janet Rodriguez Denney, Director of Elder Affairs for the City of Springfield, Mass.

    1600 East Columbus Ave.
    Springfield, MA 01103-1654
    Telephone: 413-750-2654

    Email: jdenney@springfieldcityhall.com



    Page last updated:  Wednesday, September 21, 2016 01:44 pm