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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-Raymond A. Jordan senior center at Blunt Park - 2017

SPRINGFIELD - The construction of the new $12.8 million Raymond A. Jordan senior center at Blunt Park is expected to result in the closure of four neighborhood senior centers in Springfield, city officials said Tuesday.

During a budget hearing at City Hall, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Health and Human Services Commissioner Helen R. Caulton-Harris, said that a preliminary consolidation plan calls for the closure of the Pine Point Senior Center, the Mason Square Senior Center, the Forest Park Manor Center, and the Mayflower Senior Center.

Three neighborhood centers will remain open under the consolidation: the Riverview Center in the North End, the Clodo Concepcion (Greenleaf) Senior Center in Sixteen Acres, and the Hungry Hill Center in Liberty Heights, city officials said. The Fitness Center on Plainfield Street will also remain open.

Mayor Sarno Joins Forest Park Manor Senior Center to Celebrate Chinese New Year - 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined the residents at the Forest Park Manor Senior Center for a Chinese New Year Celebration, presented by the Department of Elder Affairs and the Springfield Housing Authority. The Vietnamese residents celebrated the Year of the Rooster with authentic Vietnamese food and gathered with friends.

Mayor Sarno and Officials Break Ground on New Raymond A. Jordan Senior Center

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno hosted a groundbreaking ceremony along with the Springfield Park Commission for the Raymond A. Jordan Springfield Senior Center to be built in Blunt Park.

Springfield Department of Elder Affairs

Adding Life to our years

A Healthier You!

Hungry Hill Senior Center - 2016

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno & Director of Elder Affairs Janet Rodriguez Denney in welcoming

Massachusetts Executive Department of Affairs, Secretary Alice F. Bonner

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

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

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.

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

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Director of Elder Affairs for the City of Springfield, Mass.

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

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