Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Tuesday August 25, 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 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 August 25, 2020 4 PM EDT
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 Topic: Council on Aging - monthly OPEN meeting - Mary/Victoria host - TA
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1). Roll call (Lori, Kate, Karen, Pat, Bob and Victoria/guests Peggy Sardell and Margaret Nartowicz)
2). Vote to accept minutes of COA meetings held on 7/28/2020
3). Financial updates
	A) FY21 account balances
	B) Payroll expenses since last meeting
	C) FY21 workoff program status 
	D) payroll for COA director
        E) donations
4). Berlin Seniors event
	A) Jackson Gillman performing, does COA want to co-sponsor
5). Van updates
	A) van services are up and running
	B) accepting rides for medical and necessity rides
        C) time sheets for drivers to track hours
6) Powder House news articles for November/December 2020
	A) suggested topics and questions for next issue
	B) responses from June/July papers
7). COA future events
	A) tai-chi and yoga outside vs. inside and streamed through cable
	B) any other in-person sessions (Medicare fraud, wellness, how to use… for various things)
8) Durable Medical Equipment and Donations
	A) random equipment continues to be dropped off, varying condition and not always cleaned
	B) wanting equipment to be donated to other organizations where it will be used  (
	C) if continuing DME donations, need to set up parameters 
9) Housekeeping
	A) digitizing COA records to keep them
	B) uploading them to Google Drive 
10 Any other matters to discuss/questions
11) Next meeting date and time
12) Motion to adjourn
Scheduled By:Victoria Flynn
Posted At:Aug 11, 2020 2:32 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 20, 2020 4:04 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

COA Meeting Minutes 8-25-2020 approved 9-29-2020.docx  (download) 16 Kb Oct 29, 2020 8:52 AM EDT

Meeting Revision History

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