A couple years ago, my daughter, Lily took me to the Albany Tulip Festival for Mother’s Day. It was such a beautiful day…I got a plethora of gorgeous photos and will cherish the day forever.

Here’s a little video of this year’s beautiful blooms!! Enjoy!



If you are interested in receiving a call for a short story from this fun new program,
please call 528-1881

While Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation has temporarily shut down due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Sheffield senior van has offered to fill in until SBETC returns.

If you need transportation for medical appointments or shopping, call Kathie Loring at 413-229-7037.
Please make sure to wear a mask.
Thank you Sheffield!!

Nourishing neighbors is a south county meal program, providing 500 meals from local restaurants weekly!

WHO: Meals are available for all community members in the southern Berkshires needing extra support at this time, especially our senior population, those who have lost their jobs, and those otherwise financially struggling.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 1 pm-3 pm (For any updates or changes, follow Berkshire South’s Facebook page) – Please, no early birds!

WHERE: Berkshire So Regional Community Center, drive thru*. 15 Crissey Road, Gt. Barrington. **If you’re not able to drive, please contact [email protected]  and we’ll deliver to you! The deadline to request delivery every week is Tuesday at 10am so that we are able to plan ahead. If you do not have e-mail access, please call the senior center at 528-1881 and we will schedule delivery for you.

DETAILS: This is a contactless system, please stay in your car. We’ll be happy to take your order to you curbside. Questions: please email [email protected]

HOW: We are so grateful for Berkshire United Way, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the COVID 19 Emergency Response Fund. We’re also thankful for Berkshire Bounty for delivery assistance, Price Chopper and M Designs for their donations of bags & masks, respectively (Community donations will be welcomed shortly).

Elder Abuse Hotline:

Please check on your senior neighbors. If you have a concern about their safety, you can call the Elder Abuse Hotline at 800-922-2275.


COVID-19 has an impact on families caring for people who are living with Dementia! The Alzheimer’s Association is still fully operational and continuing to help families each day. Their 24/7 HELPLINE is available at 800-272-3900 to anyone who needs to talk about the challenges of demetia during this time. They can help with feelings of isolation and link you to important resources that can help through this uncertain time.
In addition, they are now offering all their educational programs and support groups virtually on line. You can learn more at:

POSTED ON: APRIL 7, 2020 – 1:36PM

clip art saying special hours for seniors

The Health Department has put together this list of special shopping hours for immune-compromised and senior (60+) shoppers in Great Barrington.


has established a toll-free hotline to answer questions about Covid-19.

The hotline is open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm seven days a week —

Call 855-BMC-LINK or  855-262-5465. 

Claire Teague & Sheffield Senior Centers present:
Tuesday, September 29, 2020



Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, New Hampshire

German Short Ribs, Pecan Chicken Schnitzel, Fritters with Maple Syrup, warm German Potato Salad and Apple Strudel wit coffee or tea are included in this special Oktoberfest Luncheon at the Inn at East Hill Farm, a working farm and inn in the shadow of Mount Monadnock in Troy, NH. Serving family style at large farmhouse tables, you’re sure to make new friends.

C0vered bridges (or “Kissing Bridges”) are practically a trademark of New England life. They can reflect the town that they reside in, the artist or architect that designed them or the period in which they were built. Grab your camera and come explore several of them with us on a Guided Driving Tour of Covered Bridges of Southern New Hampshire.
Afternoon stop following the tour will be at Kringle Candle in Bernardston, MA, a beautiful flagship store with over 1000 white candle fragrances, toys, gifts and gourmet foods.

COST: $98 per person based on 40-50
Make checks payable to Friendship Tours
Payment due to Sheffield Senior Center by August 20, 2020

Depart: 7:45 am Sheffield Senior Center, 25 Cook Road
Estimated Return: 7:15 pm Sheffield
Reservations: Sheffield Senior Center (413) 229-7037
Pick up and drop off will also be in Great Barrington.

Claire Teague &Sheffield Senior Centers present:

The River Rose Cruise
Newburgh, NY
Thursday, July 30th

A two hour narrated tour of historically significant sites such as Bannerman’s Island, Catskill Water Aqueduct, Storm King Mountain, Village of Cold Spring   and West Point.

Prior to the cruise, enjoy lunch at the River Grille which features delicious food and magnificent water views.
Cost: $104 pp based on 40-52
Depart: 9 am Sheffield Senior Center
Estimated Return: 6:30 pm Sheffield
Payment Due: June 19th
Make checks payable to: Friendship Tours

There will also be a pick up in Great Barrington.