Social Services

SNAP

  • Supplemental SNAP benefits will continue as of the time of this printing. Please contact Diane @ 413-534-3698, ext.120 for help to complete an application.

WELLNESS CALLS

  • Our volunteers and staff are staying connected to residents more than ever through the hundreds of phone calls they are making weekly. Would you like a call? Do you know someone who would like a call? Contact Colleen @ 413-534-3698 ext. 105 to get on the list.

50+ JOB SEEKERS PROGRAM

  • Any Massachusetts resident 50+ years old can register to participate. Each session is guided by a professional employment coach. Please Visit: www.50plusjobseekers.org to register.

SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM 

  • The Senior Companion Program through Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) has suspended services due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The program 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. While the program is on hiatus, anyone who would like to be placed on a list for future services may call Holly Angelo at RiverMills Center at 534-3698, ext. 103, for a referral.

FOOT CARE HOME VISITS

  • Cost: $50 
  • We are excited to announce that we have found a Registered Nurse to conduct home visits for foot care! Sharon Beaulie, Registered Nurse, will be available for home visits for foot care. Sharon is a Chicopee native and has 18 years of nursing experience. She will be able to make foot care home visits for seniors in Chicopee and South Hadley. To schedule an appointment, you can call Sharon directly at 413-552-9533.

SHINE - SERVING THE HEALTH INSURANCE NEEDS OF ELDERS

  • SHINE volunteer counselors are available to answer questions about Medicare and other health insurance issues. Please call RiverMills at 534-3698 and we will get your contact information to a SHINE counselor who will call you back to answer your health insurance questions.

RiverMills Curbside Pick-Up Menu

RiverMills will continue to offer its curbside meal pick-up program through the winter. Meals are available Monday through Friday and cost $3. Meals must be reserved at least a day before by calling 534-3698. You must give your name and phone number and confirm you are an older adult who lives in Chicopee. Due to the cold temperatures, meals will be distributed between 1 to 2 p.m. starting in January. If you’re in line after 2 p.m. you will not be turned away. Thank you for your understanding. Please pick up your meal by going down the hill and around to the back entrance. The meals are cooked on site, but must be heated up again at home.

In case of snow, please go to WWLP Channel 22 to see if the meal program has been cancelled for that day. Or, go to our Facebook page by searching for RiverMills Center Chicopee Council on Aging. Meal cancellations will also be posted on our page of the city website at www.chicopeema.gov.