Council on Aging Outreach Worker

The Holland COA Outreach Office provides Seniors (60 and over) with information about programs and services to help them stay healthy and secure in their homes as they age.  We network with many local agencies, such as Greater Springfield Senior Services, Inc., our Area Agency on Aging, who links to services for Visiting Nurses and Home Health Aids, Money Managers, Congregate Mealsites and Meals on Wheels, Caregiver Support Programs, Foot Care Clinics, Elder Abuse Hotline and many more.

Valley Opportunity Council (VOC) in Holyoke makes Fuel Assistance and Food Stamp Program applications available; these are taken in the Outreach Office by appointment.  VOC also has a Senior Companion Program in Holland, which provides transportation to medical appointments and companionship to homebound seniors.

We work with the Springfield SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) Office to provide assistance with questions about medical and prescription drug coverage.  In the Outreach Office we have printed material on nutrition, medication management, assistive technology programs for disabled, vision and hearing impaired persons, managing diabetes, alzheimers disease or dementia, long term care, assisted living, elder law and final arrangements.  

The Outreach Worker also provides notary public services, free of charge.  For help or referrals on any of these issues, please call the Outreach Worker at 413-245-7108 ext. 21.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Debbie Tierney Outreach Worker