Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Tuesday January 25, 2022 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 January 25, 2022 4 PM EST
Location:Zoom meetings
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COA Meeting January 25, 2022
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Attendees: Karen Schultz, Rachel Boyer, Lori Fearebay, Wes Durant, Kate Bliss, Pat Wheeler, Bob Blair
Others: Chris Keefe, Victoria Flynn, Margaret Nartowicz

1. Accept agenda from meeting on 12/28/21
2. Financial Updates (expenses, PT wages, Director Wages and donations)
3. Tai Chi, Yoga and Bus updates
4. Grab and go meals (Chef du Jour)
-big success, want to do again and frequency?
5. Pen Pal Program and Sand Buckets
-10 to 12 seniors for pen pal program, BMS to start letters for Valentine's Day
-awaiting more updates for sand bucket (Lowe's)
6. Upcoming Virtual Events
a. MFA--virtual tour $400 April 2022 (will be signing up, confirm number)
b. CLW--webinar tomorrow
c. Regional Virtual Program--Feb 17th
7. PowderHouse News (updates and suggestions for next issue)
-continuing to highlight COA and all accomplishments
-oldest resident and kid pictures
8. 2022 updates
-self care kits: get them out for February, start advertising
-upcoming meeting with Rec Committee for feasibility for senior center/community center
-Feb 2: Finance Committee meeting for budget review
-Formula Grant: submitted and pending updates
9. Other Business???
10. Next meeting Tuesday 2/22/22 at 4pm
11. Adjourn Meeting
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Dec 29, 2021 5 AM EST
Last Modified:Jan 20, 2022 12:57 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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MINUTES OF COUNCIL OF AGING MEETING JAN 2022.docx  (download) 16 Kb Mar 21, 2022 1:56 PM EDT

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