The primary purpose of the Friends of the Hadley Council on Aging, a non-profit 503(c)(3) organization, is to enhance financial and operational support for programs for the Hadley Council on Aging. This support may include, but is not limited to, memberships, fund-raising events, sponsorships, grant applications, and individual and corporate donations to the Council. This support is dedicated to assisting the Council provide activities, programs and services to improve the emotional and physical well-being of Hadley seniors. A secondary purpose is to increase the awareness of Hadley residents, especially its seniors, to the existence of the Council and its offerings by providing community publicity..
A Need for Action
The Hadley Council on Aging faces a great challenge. As people live longer and the "boomer" generation retires, the Council must needs of two very different groups of Seniors. Sources of government funding have not increased to meet the rise in our elder population.
Activities in 2016
We funded the printing of a bi-monthly newsletter circulated to over 1800 seniors in Hadley.
Activities in 2015
We provided the Council with funds for additional drivers to meet the increasing demand for transportation to medical appointments, programs at the Senior Community Center, and other destinations otherwise inaccessible to Seniors who no longer drive.