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Council on Aging Update

Thursday July 1st, 2021 Suddenly it’s July and the Fourth is upon us. I remember some of the locals telling me that their older relatives believed that the summer was over after the Fourth. Where did that come from I wonder? I hope you’re all planning on attending the Williamstown Fourth of July parade. After a year of total weirdness it will be great to be out there doing fun stuff in the community like this, dontcha think? The Williamstown July 4th Hometown Parade  parade route is unchanged from recent events. We’ll start on Southworth Street and stroll off to

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Council on Aging Update

Today is Wednesday June 16th, 2021. The State of Emergency declared by Governor Baker in March 2020 officially ended yesterday. Yay!  Officially most restrictions will end. Individual businesses may require masks to be worn, medical practices, nursing homes, hospitals can still require masks. Riders on the COA van will be asked to mask up before boarding and to remain masked during transit, this too shall pass eventually. We continue to be cautious, not everyone out there has been vaccinated yet. The limit of riders has been relaxed however and we can bring 6 people plus a wheelchair about locally. Yes, we

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Council on Aging Update

Updates, Friday June 4th, 2021 Wow, it’s June already. Who would have thought that? It came so fast, a month ago everything was budding and now poof! Green all over. I love June, it’s definitely a favorite month! Remember when we used to do food updates on Mondays? It was a year or so ago when the Terror was out there awaiting everyone and we were all shut down. What a difference now eh? Anyway, there still are food resources so here’s a new link to a compilation in the Berkshires. https://williamstownma.gov/resources-for-local-food-banks-and-meal-sites/ Handy bits and pieces to know and share… And

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Council on Aging Update

Friday May 28th, 2021  I guess we could say that change comes with the territory. Sometimes we welcome it, sometimes not as much. Today I’m writing to you about a significant change for the Williamstown Council on Aging coming during the summer to come.  At the end of July our wonderful outreach person, Marion Quinn-Jowett will leave us for the Land of Retirement. Marion came to us in 2011 just in time to help out during a major Town crisis-the loss of the Spruces in the wake of TS Irene. A disaster of epic proportions here, Marion jumped in, helped

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Council on Aging Update

Monday May 24th, 2021  Yes, the good news is that the restrictions imposed by the new abnormal will be dropped soon and that means that we will be reigniting programs and activities which have been dormant since March 2020. It will be a gradual process through June, it takes awhile to arrange new schedules after being mothballed. We’ll post events and activities as they come back online, we’re hoping for an actual calendar on this page for July.  We’re aware that many Covid era restrictions will fall this coming weekend. Finally! There’s always a however with this stuff right? We

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