The Friends of the South Hadley Seniors, Inc. was founded in 1981 as a private, nonprofit,
501(c)(3) organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Our mission is to work with the South Hadley Council on Aging (COA) and the community of South Hadley for the benefit of South Hadley’s senior residents through appropriate programs and events and to enhance their opportunities for meaningful relationships and activities.
The Friends meet the second Tuesday of the month at 1PM at the Senior Center. All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.
What We Do
The Friends of the South Hadley Seniors believe in enhancing the lives of South Hadley’s senior community. For 40 years we have supported programs and events at South Hadley’s Council on Aging as well as serving South Hadley’s senior community at large.
We fund requests for COA needs that are above and beyond what is covered in the town budget and that will enhance opportunities for seniors. We offer financial assistance for programs and meals to any and all who are in need.
Some of what we have funded in the past includes the following:
Entertainment - Freddie Marion, Jimmy Mazz, Sarah the Fiddler, Berkshire Hills Music Academy
Activities - Free Bingo with prizes, Jewelry & Card Making, Virtual Paint & Sip
Annual Ice Cream Sundae Social
Subsidized Meals - Friendsgiving Turkey Dinner, Soup & Popover Meal
Items for Stay Home, Stay Safe Bags
Photocopying for COA and seniors
Holiday Gift Cards and Goodie Bags for seniors who are alone/in need
Board of Directors
Kim Prough | President
Janet Stawasz | Vice President
Jackie Chartier | Treasurer
Kathy Gallivan | Secretary
Karen Buscemi, NP
Dorothy Kelly, MD