or Well Being Services
Please note that dates, times and cost are subject to change.
Handyman Program - Serves Northampton Seniors who need short term and simple repairs to their home such as, but not limited to: install handrails, grab bars, or shelves; change difficult light bulbs or fixtures; minor electrical work; install/remove air conditioners; fix water drips or running toilets; assemble furniture; small carpentry projects; closet poles; curtain rods, and more. The hourly rate is very reasonable - $20/first hour; $10/each additional half hour for a maximum of 2 hours. The projects are done between the hours of 9:00 am and 3:00 pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Handyman services are available to any senior (60 years of age and older) in Northampton, Florence, or Leeds, however they are not available for those owning multi-family units or rental homes. Participants must have a Northampton Senior Center scan card or sign up for one to participate. Call Handyman Bill Hubbard at 587-1230 for more information or to schedule some work.
Lending Book Library & Video Library - There are always upwards of eight hundred volumes on the bookshelves of the Senior Center Library. Books are for the borrowing by any Northampton senior. The collection ranges from non-fiction and how-to books to a wide variety of non-fiction – modern novels, romances and mysteries with a few classic titles mixed in. There is also a collection of fifty or more books on tape. Patrons may borrow the books on tape. The Council welcomes any new contributions to either collection. The Council also has several dozen popular magazines. Frequently there are back issues available to those interested.
Computer Lab with Internet Access - PC computers with internet access are available at the Senior Center. Seniors are welcome to come in and use the computers. If documents are printed, there is a small fee to cover paper and toner costs. Also, computer tutors for individual assistance are available by appointment. Call 527-1228. The Senior Center also has wifi access.
Forbes Library Outreach - Access to all the books in print in Western Massachusetts' libraries. Books delivered to homes of those who find it a hardship to get to the library. Call 587-1011 and leave a message for Frank or Adam.
PVTA Photo IDs PVTA Photo ID's are available for seniors and ADA eligible individuals on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 10 AM-12 PM at the Northampton Senior Center. There is a $1 fee. The Photo ID entitles the holder to 1/2 price fares on PVTA buses purchase monthly passes for unlimited rides at a discounted, fixed price.
Notary Public Services - Notary Public Services are available to Northampton senior citizens by appointment only. Notary Public Services are also available to those senior citizens who are homebound. There is a fee for the service. Call Patricia Shaughnessy, Director, at 587-1231 to schedule an appointment.
"We Have Your Number" (Triad House Numbering Program) - For a voluntary $5 donation, Northampton TRIAD will provide a standard house number sign to assist emergency personnel in locating your home. Signs, which have four-inch high, reflective numbers on both sides of a weatherproof plaque, are attached to a five foot metal stake.Requests should be mailed or dropped off at the Senior Center, 67 Conz St., Monday-Friday from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm. Call 587-1228 for more information.