Social Services


Senior Companion Program  


The Senior Companion Program through Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) matches frail Chicopee elders with older adult volunteers who keep the elder company, assist with medical appointments or errands, or provide respite to a family member. If you, a loved one, or a friend could benefit from a Senior Companion, call Holly Angelo at 534-3698, extension 103, for a referral.  

Senior Companions are needed now. If interested in becoming a companion, please call Carol Hasenjager at Valley Opportunity Council at 612-0229 for more information.


S.H.I.N.E Program 


S.H.I.N.E—SERVING THE HEALTH INSURANCE NEEDS OF ELDERS 

S.H.I.N.E Counselors Alan Banusewicz and Marilyn Paterno are available to answer your questions about Medicare and other health insurance issues.  SHINE counselors are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  An appointment is required by stopping by RiverMills or calling 534-3698.