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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. 

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
Carol Reznik | Treasurer
Kathy Gallivan | Secretary

Karen Buscemi, NP
Rita Starzyk


Dorothy Kelly, MD
Jean Deschaine

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