Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Tuesday October 27, 2020 4 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:Tuesday October 27, 2020 4 PM EDT
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Agenda
COA Meeting Minutes 10/27/2020

1.Roll Call (Lori Fearbay, Kate Bliss, Karen Schultz, Wes Durant Jr., Pat Wheeler, Bob Blair) Others Participating: (Victoria Flynn, Margaret Nartowicz, Mary Arata and Peggy Sardell)


2.Accepting the minutes from COA meeting 9/29/2020


3.Financial updates (Donations, Wages- PT, Wages-Director and Expenses)


4.Welcome to new COA member Wes Durant Jr.


5.COA member applicant Rachel Boyce

a.Voting to recommend new member to BOS


6.Van service needed

a.Loose rubber gasket above wheel well


b.Will be stored at Old Highway Barn starting 11/1



7.Yoga, Tai-chi and Van Service

a.Senior yoga continuing on Saturday mornings


b.Contract with 1870 town hall for services-- cannot use on 10/24, contract through 11/21


c.Tai-Chi to start on 11/5 at 1870



8.Durable Medical Equipment updates (inventory list on Excel)


9.Information session

a.11/4/2020 SHINE webinar (information to be posted on Facebook)


b.Any other ideas-- do we want to interview people in town??


10.PowderHouse News

a.Send to COA by 12/16

b.Content ideas (Fuel Assistance)


c.1870 Town Hall, 19 Carter, Berlin Seniors, Public Service--want info published



11.Calling Seniors

a.Get that resumed, distribute lists


b.Allow seniors to reject calls if unwanted


c.Start with monthly if people specify, can do more frequently

d. volunteer called-may do some caregiver support groups??



12.Capital Budget Requests

a.Let me know if there is something that COA needs for next year

b. survey to see if senior center is wanted

13. Old meeting minutes--will need to have COA review to approve so they can be put online

14.Any other business??


15.Next meeting: 11/24 at 4pm


16.Adjourn Meeting
Scheduled By:Victoria Flynn
Posted At:Oct 20, 2020 10:56 AM EDT
Last Modified:Oct 22, 2020 11:40 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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