Council on Aging Daily Update

Updates, Friday January 15th, 2021

If I leave here before 5:00 in the afternoon, it’s still kind of light out! Getting brighter every day!

OK, here’s the link to the  current vaccine information. Just as an FYI, I’m not sure that anything has changed from the last one…Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Here’s something that has changed. We have an agreement with the folks at the Milne Library to be able to pick up, deliver and return books to homebound elders who’d like to read but really can’t go very far at the moment. It’s a simple process, you call them with your request, they’ll package the books and tell us and we’ll bring them to you and reverse the process when you’ve finished reading. Simple eh? Read on folks!

Here’s another reading note. The First Friday Book Discussion Group, who normally meet in person at Milne but have been covidated, meet monthly via the magic of Zoom. The next gathering is on Friday February 5th, the book up for discussion is  titled “Our Souls at Night” by Kent Haruf. The book for March is “We’ve Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson.Interested in discussing books and meeting new people even if remotely? Contact Julie Mackaman at for further information

We’re still collecting new or gently used coats for our annual drive so if you have a warm garment you’re replacing, don’t need or don’t know what to do with, bring it to us here at the Harper Center, the NBT office on Water Street (the former Village Ambulance) or the NB Ambulance headquarters on the corner of Harris and River Streets  in North Adams. We’ll be accepting coats through January 31st and thanks for thinking of us!

There will be more information on the AARP tax plan next week. At the moment we’re just collecting names, home as in street addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. Feel free to call us with this information.

But not next Monday-it’s Martin Luther King Day, most government offices will be closed to honor this great American and subsequently we won’t be here either. We’ll be back on Tuesday January 19th.By the way, today is Rev. King’s actual birthday…

And don’t forget to complete your Town census!

Have a great weekend!


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