Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Wednesday September 23, 2015 7 PM EDT

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of this town’s board/committee/commission will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the town’s website, at www.townofberlin.com. For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so in the following manner: Zoom.com. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the town’s website an audio recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Council on Aging
Time:Wednesday September 23, 2015 7 PM EDT
Location:Berlin Town Offices
23 Linden St. Berlin MA, 01503
Room 118
Agenda:
COA  Agenda September  2015
Attendance :  Joyce LaMotte___.  Pat Wheeler___,   Carolyn  Cashin ___, Karen Shultz____, Fran Gill____,  Lori  Fearebay______, Jim Connor__
Treasurer’s Report   -
Town Account                         Formula Grant                       Meals on wheels
Old Business:  Request for $5k from bus warrant passed at  the Town Meeting.  Next steps needed.
New Business 
1. Signage for the bus.
 2. Receipts for Joyce from anyone?    Duplicates no longer accepted by the town accountant. 
 3. Medical equipment inventory and policies update. .
        4. MOW current enrollment.  Changes ?	
         5. New meeting time and date. Discussion.
         6. Progress on the Work Off Program.   Policies and protocols needed.    
        7. Start up of Berlin Rides.     
        8. The Formula Grant funds for coming year.  Definition of volunteers according to grant.  
        9. If $5k is approved, how will we spend it?
      

        Motion to adjourn________________________  seconded   by __________________________                                 at _____________     
   Next  Meeting  is October 28th at 7 P.M.  










COA  Agenda February  2014
Attendance :  Joyce LaMotte___. Sally  Bergen___, Pat Wheeler___,  Bill  Lowe___. Carolyn Cashin___, Carolyn Landry___, Jim Connor___.
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report  
Town Account                         Formula Grant                       Meals on wheels
Old Business:  
What’s Happening in Berlin  Event : any feedback?   Carolyn and Joyce
  We received a thank you from Evy Dueck                       

New Business
1.Receipts for Sally from anyone?    Duplicates no longer accepted by the town accountant.
2. Presentation: Town  Visiting Nurse,  Tamara 
3.  Carolyn Landry, Joyce Powder House News and problems with publisher. Alternative options from other towns would be considered.
 3.  Returns from town wide survey on senior transportation issues. Joyce
       4.   Memberships in other associations related to COA, for example   MAOA.
       5. Carolyn Landry: Powder  House News by E-Mail. Progress on refining the list? Caroland Joyce 
       6. Karen Shultz, a Social Worker with years of experience working with seniors has an interest    in 	joining the Council.

Motion to adjourn________________________  seconded   by __________________________                                 at _____________     
   Next Meeting on   March 26th, 2014

COA  Agenda October 2013
Attendance :  Joyce LaMotte___. Sally  Bergen___, Pat Wheeler___,  Bill  Lowe___. Ken Harrold___, Carolyn Landry___, Jim Connor___.
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report  
Town Account                         Formula Grant                       Meals on wheels
Correspondence
Old Business:  

Any news on Formula Grant : Sally and Joyce.
Receipts for Sally from anyone?    Duplicates no longer accepted by the town accountant.                       
Sally Steele , Outreach worker for Bolton COA  would be willing to talk to our group..

New Business
1.   Carolyn Landry, feedback on needed, acceptable ways to spend Formula Grant funds.
       2. Legacy Award Recognition
       3.   Memberships in other associations related to COA, i.e. MAOA.
       4. Request has been sent to Selectmen for an adjunct voting member of COA board to make sure we         	have a quorum at all meeting to conduct business.
      5. Holiday Party planning.

   Next  Meeting on   November 27rd, 2013

COA  Agenda September 2013
Attendance :  Joyce LaMotte___. Sally  Bergen___, Pat Wheeler___,  Bill  Lowe___. Ken Harrold___, Carolyn Landry___, Jim Connor___.
Secretary’s Report
Treasurer’s Report  
Town Account                         Formula Grant                       Meals on wheels
Old Business:  

Feedback on Summer Party and Volunteer Luncheon
Report on Formula Grant Sally and Joyce.
Receipts for Sally from anyone?    Duplicates no longer accepted by the town accountant.                       
Sally Steele , Outreach worker for Bolton COA  would be willing to talk to our group..

New Business
1.   Carolyn Landry, feedback on needed, acceptable ways to spend Formula Grant funds.
       3.  Regionalization. Combining forces with larger COA’s. Joyce LaMotte.
       4.   Memberships in other associations related to COA, i.e. MAOA.
       5. Change in COA by-laws to add attendance requirement  for Council Members.  

   Next  Meeting on   October 23rd, 2013
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Jan 24, 2013 5 AM EST
Last Modified:Sep 16, 2015 2:56 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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