LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES

Council on Aging Daily Update

Updates, Friday January 29th, 2021 Finally some real snow and weather to preserve it for a few days! Time to ski! Regarding the upcoming free OLLI/BSG event on February 4,   Here is a different address for registration: https://berkshireolli.wildapricot.org/event-4110900 Disregard the previous address. This is a repeat from the other day, the event is tonight… Until recently, many of us never thought much about what goes into making a vaccine. But now more than ever, it is important to understand the process that makes vaccines quickly and safely available to the public. From the initial research, to testing, to understanding

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Phase 2 of COVID Vaccination Starting 2/1/2021

Starting Monday, February 1, 2021, Massachusetts will open Phase 2, starting with those 75 years of age and over. If you are 75 years of age or over, you may make an appointment starting at noon on January 27. Clinics will be held on February 2, February 4, February 6, February 8, and February 12 at St. Elizabeth’s of Hungary Church in North Adams. These clinics are for those who live or work in Massachusetts, and you must bring proof of age or other eligibility with you to the clinic. Those who cannot prove eligibility or residence or employment in

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Council on Aging Daily Update

Updates, Tuesday January 26th, 2021 Allrighty then, everyone has likely seen the headlines in one media source or another indicating that folks 75 and older are now eligible for vaccines. Yes, that is very good news and yes there will be clinics. The cavalry is coming! Finally! Vaccinations for people aged 75 and older will begin to be available starting Monday February 1st. This does not necessarily mean starting Monday February 1st all over Williamstown. At this moment it means that you are eligible.  There is a registration process to go along with the program, it’s electronic and this means

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Council on Aging Daily Update

Update, Thursday January 21st, 2021 Two questions for which I do not have answers; First; Yes, there is an AARP Tax Aide program coming however it will not likely be the traditional view. At this moment we’re collecting the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email contact information. Don’t worry if you don’t have email, there are still a few people in this category and they’re receiving the traditional telephone call…Everyone else will receive a packet of information electronically with information regarding documentation, etc. And please note that everyone who wishes to have  their taxes done here must bring their Social

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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

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Council on Aging Daily Update

Return to News Updates, Wednesday January 13th, 2021 There’s so much uncertainty  right now it’s just ridiculous. You can’t turn on the TV without seeing something to make you queasy. Around here,  everyone wants to know about the vaccine plan. Hey, you know what? So do I! I’ve had calls from people who know that they were vaccinating at Williamstown Commons Monday and additionally first responders on Monday in North Adams as well.  I can tell you that today Governor Baker indicated that people who live and work in public and private low income senior housing will be in phase

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