Information for Meeting of Council on Aging
Tuesday September 29, 2020 4 PM EDT

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of this town’s board/committee/commission will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the town’s website, at For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so in the following manner: No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the town’s website an audio recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.
Town:Berlin, MA 
Board:Council on Aging
Time:Tuesday September 29, 2020 4 PM EDT
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COA Meeting Minutes 9/29/2020
1.	Roll Call (Lori Fearbay, Kate Bliss, Karen Schultz, Pat Wheeler, Bob Blair) Others Participating: (Victoria Flynn, Margaret Nartowicz, Mary Arata and Peggy Sardell)
2.	Accepting the minutes from COA meeting 8/25/2020
3.	Financial updates (Donations, Wages- PT, Wages-Director and Expenses)
4.	COA member applicant Wesley Durant Jr.
a.	Voting to recommend new member to BOS
5.	Food Donations Worcester County Sheriff’s office
6.	Yoga, Tai-chi and Van Service
a.	Senior yoga has resumed on Saturday mornings
b.	Tai-chi  cannot resume until October
c.	Contract with 1870 town hall for services cannot use on 10/24
d.	Accepting rides for van service M-F (avg 4 days a week of rides)
7.	Information session
a.	10/6 Medicare fraud webinar
b.	11/2020 SHINE counselor webinar
c.	Any other ideas TBD
8.	Senior outdoor event	
a.	Do you want to do one
b.	Ideas: drive-in movie, drive-thru meal, any other ideas?
c.	Getting Berlin Seniors to co-sponsor ideas
9.	PowderHouse News
a.	Submit by October 16th for paper release before election
b.	Information submission to Lori by 10/9
c.	Send to COA before submission to LPI (10/13)
d.	1870 Town Hall, 19 Carter, Berlin Seniors, Public Service want info published
10.	Calling Seniors
a.	Get that resumed, distribute lists
b.	Allow seniors to reject calls if unwanted
c.	Start with monthly if people specify, can do more frequently
11.	Capital Budget Requests
a.	Let me know if there is something that COA needs for next year
12.	Updates
a.	Myseniorcenter-playing with software
b.	Any other business
c.	Next meeting: 10/27 at 4pm
13.	Adjourn Meeting
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Aug 27, 2020 8:40 AM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 25, 2020 1:51 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

COA Meeting Minutes 9-29-2020 approved 10-27-2020.docx  (download) 16 Kb Oct 29, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

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