Council on Aging

The purpose of the Council on Aging (COA) is to provide services, activities and information to Hawley residents age 60 and older. COA provides rides to doctor visits, and monthly lunches at the Charlemont Federated Church, each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. We send out a quarterly newsletter informing residents of upcoming events. Flu clinic is held annually — in 2012, it was held at the Hawlemont School. We process mail and newsletters. And in general, we help elderly residents where needed or requested.


Our Mission is to . . .

  • Increase community involvement by our older residents by hosting fun, interesting lunches and get-togethers.
  • Check on our older residents during power outages and storms.
  • Make sure we have a way to communicate with our older residents at all times.


Flu clinic. Foot clinic. Doctor appointment rides. Lunches once a month. Brown Bag once a month (full of food). Staying in touch with seniors. All of these activities are part of what the COA does on a regular basis.

Cooperation Between Towns

In order to provide Hawley COA members with a broader range of recreational, educational and health care-related activities, we provide access to the Shelburne Falls Council on Aging on a "guest" basis. Shown below are links to a menu of activities and costs for each of them (lots are free). Contact Joyce Charland or Lisa Turner if you would like to be reimbursed for some of these costs.

Program Newsletter Program Calendar Program Fees

COA Meetings

The COA meets on the first Thursday of every month at 4:00 p.m. at the Town Office. Minutes are kept of the meetings.

Help Us Keep You Informed

If you are a Hawley resident aged 60 or over and have email, please send your email address to Lisa Turner to receive COA updates and information HERE.