Vol. III No. 12 6/15/2022
News from the Stockbridge Senior Center
By Chris McCarthy
The Stockbridge Senior Center, located in the Town Offices, lower level, closed with the onset of COVID and has been without a director since. Minimal activities such as Yoga and Bingo have returned. Our seniors in town deserve more!
Recently, a small, dedicated group of citizens have been volunteering to bring back our Senior Center. We hope to develop an active, thriving, and most welcoming environment for all! With guidance from the Town Administrator, Michael Canales and Administrative Assistant, Theresa Zanetti, we are hoping to create a senior/community center that can provide camaraderie, support, and guidance. A center that can provide activity for the mind, body, and spirit.
Andrea Lindsay, Executive Director of The Stockbridge Housing Authority is working with us to coordinate joint activities at Heaton Court, on the corner of Pine Street and Prospect Hill.
We currently offer:
Mondays: Chair Yoga with Antonette 10:00am — Heaton Court
Yoga with Crystal 4:00-5:00pm. — Senior Center
Tuesdays: Bingo 12:45-3:00pm — Senior Center — resuming in September
Thursday: Yoga with Crystal 4:00-5:00pm — Senior Center
Blood Pressure Clinic: First Tuesday of the month at 10:30am — Heaton Court
A grand reopening event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 21st at the Senior Center.
Lunch will be served, catered from a local restaurant/cafe TBA. Entertainment will include music and sing-along with Jack, Great Barrington tap dancers, and a guest speaker. More details to follow!
A survey will be sent out soon so that you may express what you would like to see in your senior center. If you have any talents, thoughts, time, or energy to contribute, we would love to hear from you! Any activities you would like to have offered? Games such as chess, checkers, bridge; art or knitting classes; or a book club? We welcome your thoughts!
Bingo will be back in the fall along with a walking group in the gym.
We are also planning to establish a new Senior Center Board of Directors. If you have any interest, please contact Theresa Zanetti at 413-298-4170. Ext 250
Photo: Lionel Delevingne