Council On Aging


COVID-19 Update From COA Director Jan Gibeau:

The Community Center is closed to the public but the COA Director, Jan Gibeau, will continue to be available at her office (296-4007) or home (296-4467).  She can also be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

All COA programs and activities have been cancelled or postponed, including the ongoing classes and exercise programs.

We have a core of volunteers who are offering help to people who cannot or should not leave their homes.  This is particularly true for those who are already struggling with auto-immune or respiratory disorders or other chronic illnesses that have left them compromised.  The volunteers can help with delivery of food and other needed supplies.  The Chesterfield General Store is open and we are staying in close touch with the owner, Greg Monette.  He currently has a “take out” service and is hoping to offer full meals for pick up.  The best way to view what is available is to follow Chesterfield General Store & Café on Facebook.  The COA has volunteers who have volunteered to help.

Highland Valley Elder Services will continue to deliver meals to homes, but congregate dining on site has been cancelled.  Some people are accustomed to going to the meal site in Williamsburg and you pick up frozen meals at that location.  If you are 60 years old or over and want to pick up a frozen meal, you need to call 24 hours in advance so staff at HVES has time to prepare deliveries.  If anyone has questions they should call HVES at (413) 586-2000.  Their website is  The State has set up a COVID-19 Hotline.  Phone 211 or website


The purpose of the Council on Aging is to identify the needs of seniors age 60 and over in the community and to develop and carry out programs and services to meet those needs. 

The Chesterfield Community Center/Grange Building is available for rentals by community members. The cost is $200 for up to 6 hours use.

Tai Chi on Monday 9:30-10:30 am,
Chair Yoga Tuesday 10-11 am,
Keep Moving Walking Club Thurs. 10 am meet @ the Community Center
Mah Jongg (Wed. 1-4),
Cards (alternative Weds. 1-4)
Food Bank (second Thursday of each month)
CISA coupon availability to eligible seniors (summer months)

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COA & Chesterfield Community Center phone number 413-296-4007
400 Main Road, Chesterfield, MA 01012

Contact person: Jan Gibeau, COA Director
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Tel: 413-296-4007

Council on Aging – 8 - 12 members for 3 year terms
Lillian Bisbee - Chair
Francine Frenier - Vice Chair & Treasurer
Beverly Pomeroy - Secretary 
James Brisbois
Milenna Curtis
Mary Ann Hoag
Carol Bergeron
Gail Lucey
Deborah Thibault
Timothy McElroy