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The North Quabbin Community Coalition (NQCC) holds an informative forum on the third Friday of each month, September through June, at the Athol-Orange Elks Club, 92 New Athol Road, Orange, from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Various topics concerning the North Quabbin area are presented by assorted organizations, businesses and individuals. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The North Quabbin Community Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, exclusively supported by membership donations and grants. Your donation is tax deductible.



North Quabbin Community Coalition
251 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Fax 978-575-0474

Seniors Directory

North Quabbin Seniors Calendar ~ North Quabbin Area Calendar of Events

If information about you or your agency is incorrect, please let us know at 978-249-3703 or If you or your agency are not listed as a service for the North Quabbin region, please feel free to submit your information for consideration.

Please click here for an alphabetical list of agencies: INDEX

Athol Senior Center

416 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331

Serving Athol, Phillipston, Royalston, Petersham.

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Athol Council on Aging

585 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331

Senior Activities:

Other Council on Aging Sponsored Programs:

For more information about any of the above, contact Athol Council on Aging.

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Benefits Counseling Program

330 Montague City Road, Suite 1, Turners Falls, MA 01376
978-544-2259 ~ 413-773-5555 ~ Fax 413-772-1084

The Benefits Counseling Program provides information on how to access home repair grants and loans, weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades, and home accessibility modifications. Volunteers provide 1:1 assistance with applications for food stamps and fuel assistance, and advice on the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit and other resources. If you live in Franklin County or the North Quabbin towns of Athol, Royalston, Petersham and Philipston we can help. Call 413-773-5555 x2258 for information.

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Family Friends

(A program of The United ARC of Franklin & Hampshire Counties)
111 Summer Street ~ Greenfield, MA 01301
413-774-5558 ~ 413-774-2105 ~ Fax 413-774-2071

Wish you had more grandkids to play with or read to? Want to share your wisdom and experience with today’s parents? Want to live a longer, fuller life?

Parents in Franklin County want to connect with local residents (age 55 and up) who have wisdom and life experience. We are looking for part-time grandparents to read with kids, play educational games, and offer ideas on parenting and raising kids in a loving and supportive home. Flexible schedule, training and on-going support, and reimbursement for some expenses, including mileage, are provided. NCOA studies show that people who volunteer live longer, happier lives than those who don’t!

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330 Montague City Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376
800-732-4636 ~ 413-773-5555 ~ Fax 413-772-1084 ~ TDD 413-772-6566

The mission of LifePath is to help older Americans, people with disabilities and caregivers maximize their independence and quality of life. Programs include:

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Meals on Wheels

330 Montague City Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376
800-732-4636 ~ 413-772-1084 ~ Fax 413-772-1084

Meals on Wheels provide a hot noon meal delivered Monday through Friday to homebound elders in need. Service area includes the North Quabbin.

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Elder Protective Services

330 Montague City Road, Suite 1, Turners Falls, MA 01376
978-544-2259 ~ 413-773-5555 ~ Fax 413-772-1084
Elder Abuse Hotline 24/7: 800-922-2275 V/TDD ~

The Elder Protective Service Program investigates reports of elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation & self neglect. Protective service case work also includes counseling, safety planning & family intervention, homemaker/health aide services, transportation, housing legal assistance and advocacy. Service area includes Franklin County & North Quabbin ( which includes 4 Worcester County towns:  Athol, Phillipston, Royalston, & Petersham.)

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North Quabbin Adult Day Health

(A program of Gardner Visiting Nurses Association, Inc.)
1471 Main Street, Rear, Athol, MA 01331
978-248-9470 ~ Fax 978-248-9530

The North Quabbin Adult Day Service is designed to meet the physical, functional, and social needs of elders and disabled adults who are unable to live totally independently.

Benefits of the program include the following:

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Northwestern District Attorney's Office

Elders and Persons with Disabilities
Northampton: 413-586-9225
Greenfield: 413-774-3186

Hampshire County Office
One Gleason Plaza, Northampton, MA 01060
413-586-9225 ~ Fax 413-584-3635

Franklin County Office
13 Conway Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-774-3186 ~ Fax 413-773-3278

Consumer Protection
Northampton: 413-586-9225
Greenfield: 413-774-5102

Victim/Witness Assistance Unit - Orange Office
One Court Square, Orange, MA 01368

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Orange Senior Center & Orange Council on Aging

Orange Armory, 135 East Main Street, Orange, MA 01364

Serving New Salem, Orange, & Warwick.

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Senior Community Services Employment Program

Greenfield Office, One Arch Place, Greenfield, 01301
413-774-4361 ~ 800-457-2603 ~ Fax: 413-774-2954

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a program administered by the Department of Labor.  It serves unemployed low-income persons who are 55 years of age and older and who have poor employment prospects by training them in part-time community service assignments and by assisting them in developing skills and experience to facilitate their transition to unsubsidized employment. Our Greenfield Office is housed in the Franklin/Hampshire Career Center and serves residents of Franklin County and the North Quabbin region. Call to make an appointment.

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Serving Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE)

(A program of LifePath)
330 Montague City Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376

SHINE is a state program administered through local Councils on Aging to provide a network of volunteer health benefit counselors. Counselors provide information on:

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Silverline: Directory of Services for Elders, Caregivers

(A program of LifePath)
330 Montague City Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376

Now available online at or for a hard copy call Laurie Deskavich at 413-773-5555 Ext 2211 or 978-544-2259 Ext 2211 or email

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Stavros Center for Independent Living

55 Federal Street, Suite 210, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-774-3001 ~ Fax 413-772-2556

Their mission is to promote independence and access in the community for persons with disabilities and deaf people. For 30 years Stavros has been actively advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities and provide services to residents in Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties. Following are descriptions of many of the services provided:

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