Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Tuesday December 29, 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 For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so in the following manner: 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 December 29, 2020 4 PM EST
Location:Zoom meetings
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COA Meeting Minutes 12/29/2020
1.       Roll Call (Lori Fearbay, Kate Bliss, Karen Schultz, Wes Durant Jr., Rachel Boyer, Pat Wheeler, Bob Blair) Others Participating: (Victoria Flynn, Margaret Nartowicz, 

2.       Accepting the minutes from COA meeting 11/24/2020

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

4.    End of year recap
      COA Meal Distributions
      Senior calls
      Annual Report
      FY22 Budget Request
      Capital Budget Request
5. Mandated Reporter protocol- see attached and is COA comfortable with this becoming procedure moving forward

6.       Van service needed
a.       Check engine light on- going into service on 12/31/2020

7.       Yoga
a.       Senior yoga continuing on Saturday mornings virtually through Zoom
b.       Email to Brittany to see if videos can get to YouTube and Facebook

8.       Durable Medical Equipment updates

9.       Information session
a.       Email sent out to Lasagna Lovers
B.    zoom meeting held with Healing Garden Support Center, may do a public zoom call??
C. Fuel Assistance??
D. How to videos (Zoom, Facebook, YouTube)----> looking into for 2021

10.   PowderHouse News
a.    Final PHN of 2020 sent in to LPI
B. new calendar for 2021  completed and emailed to them for approval

11.   Old COA Agendas-will send out link to Google Drive folder, can vote next month on it

12. Any other business??

13.   Next meeting: 1/26/2021 at 4pm

14.   Adjourn Meeting
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Sep 30, 2020 6 AM EDT
Last Modified:Dec 24, 2020 1:30 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

MINUTES OF COUNCIL OF AGING MEETING Dec 2020- Accepted on 1-26-2021.docx  (download) 16 Kb Mar 9, 2021 2:03 PM EST

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