Council on Aging
Mount Washington has a Council on Aging, as do most towns throughout the state. The primary audience is residents 60 years of age and older though there are programs that include all ages such as the Mt Wash Welcome Wagon.
With our small population, programming is delivered out of Town Hall or in peoples’ homes rather than through a senior center which is what you find in larger towns. We also subsidize programs that benefit an older population such as the Senior Wellness Program @ The Kilpatrick Center @ Simon’s Rock.
Our programs shift depending upon the needs of our residents. Currently, we offer:
- Grab n Go Lunch @ The Barn in South Egremont, 1st Wed of every month
- Care Support Group, 1st Friday of the month
- Winter Virtual Book Club
- Winter Swim Program @ Simons Rock
- Annual Summer Community Conversation about Aging Well
The Council on Aging also works with individuals who are seeking help or support in living independently at home. We make referrals to home care placement services and agencies for longer term needs. For temporary and one-time needs, we have volunteers in town who will help with an individual’s needs for grocery shopping or transport to medical services.
In addition, the Director is available to help plan lifestyle adaptations when an individual’s personal or physical circumstances change.