Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Tuesday November 24, 2020 4 PM EST

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:Tuesday November 24, 2020 4 PM EST
Location:Zoom meetings
on line only
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Agenda:
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Topic: Council on Aging - monthly OPEN meeting 

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1.       Roll Call (Lori Fearbay, Kate Bliss, Karen Schultz, Wes Durant Jr., Rachel Boyer, Pat Wheeler, Bob Blair) Others Participating: (Victoria Flynn, Margaret Nartowicz, and Peggy Sardell, Police Chief Tom Galvin, Judy Mills and Louise Janda from Berlin Seniors)

2.       Accepting the minutes from COA meeting 10/25/2020

3.      Welcome to new COA member Rachel Boyer  

4.       Financial updates (Donations (monetary and item), Wages- PT, Wages-Director and Expenses)

5.       Administrative Updates 
Wellness check for safety (with Chief Galvin)

6.       Yoga, Tai-chi and Van Service
Yoga and Tai-chi are both running at 1870
Van service-averaging 4-5 days of services

7.       Calling Seniors
a.       Get that resumed, distribute lists
b.       Allow seniors to reject calls if unwanted

8.     COVID food project
Trying to coordinate with local volunteers and restaurants to get food to homebound seniors
COA members-can deliver??
When do we want to have food delivered-needs to be done by end of year

9.      Lasagna Lovers- will see if COA can help bring information to seniors who need meals

10.      Berlin Seniors Update (with Judy, Bob and Louise)
See if COA is interested in co-sponsoring/working on decorative lights project??

11.      PowderHouse News
a.       Send to COA by 12/16
b.       Content ideas (Fuel Assistance, senior self-care)
c.       1870 Town Hall, 19 Carter, Berlin Seniors, Public Service-want info published each issue

12.        End of year updates
a.       Capital Budget request submitted, budget request being submitted by end of week, annual report being worked on

13.        Any other business (DME tracking and inventory)??

14.        Next meeting: 12/29 at 4pm

15.        Adjourn Meeting
Scheduled By:Victoria Flynn
Posted At:Oct 20, 2020 11:01 AM EDT
Last Modified:Nov 19, 2020 3:34 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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