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5/24/2022 – Memorial Day Events in Athol, 2022

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Commanders of the Service Organizations will conduct a flag raising and wreath laying ceremony as follows:
9:15 A.M. – VVA Park on Starrett Avenue
9:30 A.M. – Phillips Park, across from the uptown common
9:45 A.M – VFW Park, adjacent to the YMCA
10:00 A.M. – Units and will assemble around the flagpole at Silver Lake Cemetery.
10:30 A.M.- Ceremonies will begin under the direction of Peter Newman.

The Program will be as follows:

Opening prayer by Bryan Lagimoniere, Deacon, North Quabbin Catholic Community.
Flag raising ceremony – representatives of the following organizations will raise the flag:

A. Pequoig Detachment 1168 Marine Corps League
B. Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 340
C. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 46
D. AM VETS Post 793
E. American Legion, Post 102
F. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 650

The National Anthem will be played during the flag raising.
Salute to the Flag by the Pequoig Detachment ll68Marine Corps League.
General Logan’s Memorial Day Order will he read by Brian Dodge incoming Commander of American
Legion, Post 102.
Roll of Honor – The number of deceased veterans from all wars who are at rest in Athol cemeteries will be announced by various persons.
Guest Speaker – Shaun A. Suhoski, Atho! Town Manager.

American Legion Auxiliary members will place a wreath, while the American Legion Firing Squad firesa gun salute to our departed veterans followed by the playing of taps.
Benediction by Bryan Lagimoniere, Deacon.

Final Ceremony at the Athol Veterans Park

Opening Prayer
Athol Veterans organizations will raise flag
National Anthem will be played
Salute to the Flag
Guest Speaker
Wreath will be placed


Gun salute
Taps will be played
Closing prayer

Refreshments will be served courtesy of the Pequoig Detachment 1168 Marine Corps League to all participants at the Athol American Legion Hall.
In case of inclement weather, the Ceremony will be held at the Athol Town Hall at 11a.m

2/15/22 – HIP at Quabbin Havest

9/29/21 – RMV is now offering “Senior Hours” at 27 service centers on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 AM to conduct Registry transactions. Reservations are required.

For reservations: Call (857) 368-8005, Email, or Online *For online reservations, click on the link “Online” link above, select “Make/Cancel a Reservation”, select “Senior Hours-All transactions Except Road Tests (Must be 65 years or older”) button.

If you are a AAA member you can make a reservation now to renew or upgrade your dirver’s license/ID or registration at a AAA location. Click here to schedule an appointment.

8/11/21Flu Clinic/Pneumonia Vaccination – Wednesday, September 22, 2021, from 10:00 AM to Noon. Appointment required. Appointments are limited so schedule yours early. Call us at 978-249-8986

7/26/21Homebound Vaccine Program – Any individual unable to get to a vaccine site is eligible for the Homebound program. Call 833-983-0485 Monday thought Friday from 9 AM to 5PM to register for an in-home vaccination. Representatives who speak English and Spanish are available, as well as translation services in 100+ languages.

7/14/2021 Farmer‘s Market Coupons will be available on Wednesday, July 20. Distribution at Athol Senior Center will be from 10 AM to Noon.

7/12/2021 – Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic, July 23, at the Third Friday Celebration in Downtown Athol. See Poster on Council on Aging Home Page

6/29/2021 The Heat is on!!!

The summer heat and humidity have returned to the region for the remainder of this week.  Please keep in mind that the Athol Senior Center is open beginning at 8:00 am Monday through Thursday.  The building has been cleaned,  re-assembled with furnishings and ready to accommodate those who would like to join an activity or relax and visit in a comfortable air-conditioned center.

For those who may need a ride to the center please give the COA transportation a call at 978-575-9966.  There is a small fee and you must plan ahead.  Should you have any questions or are experiencing difficulties in this spell of hot heat please give us a call at 978-249-8986.

Available pick up activities at the Center:

Ping-pong, card games, puzzles, coloring, corn toss, painting, access to 2 TV’s, music and more!! Bring your own lunch until we begin to offer our “Senior Dining” program.      

6/8/2021  This summer LifePath is offering several free, evidence-based workshops for people of any age who are living with a chronic health conditions, their caregivers and family members. These workshops provide individuals with the information, skills, and support they need to take charge of their health.

Healthy Living workshops are free and open to people with one or more chronic health conditions as well as their caregivers and loved ones. Workshops include: 

  • My Life, My Health: Living Well with Long-Term Health Conditions
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • A Matter of Balance–Managing Concerns About Falls
  • Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults
  • Enhance Wellness Coaching

For more information or to sign up visit LifePath Web Page .

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