Senior Services

The Amherst Senior Center remains committed to meeting the needs of our senior community. Our office remains open to help you please call us at  413-259-3060.  We offer many services and classes.


  • SHINE Counseling 
  • Social Work Services 
  • Housing Assistance 
  • Senior Health Services Nurse phone consultations  
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Take Out lunches 
  • Online programming 

Please continue to remain safe and well by wearing a mask, maintaining physically distance, and washing your hands!

Earn Money for Your Council on Aging, and Possibly Win a $50 Gift Card!

Lace up your sneakers – the Walk Massachusetts challenge is back!

Your participation helps your COA win money for fitness programs and gives you the chance to win one of several prizes! Register here:

http://mcoaonline.com/programs/keep-moving-walking-clubs/walk-massachusetts/

TECHNOLOGY

We have secured funding to buy several tablets to begin building a TECHNOLOGY LOAN PROGRAM. If you are interested in receiving a loaned tablet call 259-3060. We will ask a few questions to determine eligibility. As our technology arrives, we will deliver it ready to use!

 

ONLINE PROGRAMMING:


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Amherst Senior Center Playlist


Classes for Your BODY & MIND

Healthy Bones & Balance  The popular class is online! Exercises are suitable for everyone, can be done in a chair. Classes on Zoom Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11am. Contact Betsy Howlett at betsyw@crocker.com for the Zoom link. 

Gentle Chair Yoga with Jaymie Try gentle yoga and feel better! Fridays 10-11am. Contact Betsy Howlett  at betsyw@crocker.com for the Zoom link. 

Chair Yoga with Lara.  Lara’s relaxing chair yoga classes are on  Channel 12 Amherst Media. In person classes are Tuesdays 10:45- 11:45 & Wednesdays 10:00- 11:00 $7 per class. Contact Lara to signup at 781-816-3161.

Folk Dancing Join Eva Goldwater & learn dances. Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 at Mill River Park. To join this class contact Eva: eva.goldwater@umass.edu.  

Cosmology  & Theoretical Physics Jim Van Luik, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy of Science presents this ever popular class online Tuesdays 1-3 pm. Contact Florence Rosenstock:   florosenstock@hotmail.com for the Zoom link.  

Shakespeare. Read The Tempest with a group of devoted literature lovers. Wednesdays at 10:30 am. Contact mash@depaul.edu for Zoom link.