The Granby COA Outreach Program offers information and assistance in applying for benefits, programs, or services; referrals to community services and agencies, assistance and support for crises and concerns (personal, family, etc.), referrals for protective services, advocacy, and more. The Outreach Program works cooperatively with WestMass Eldercare, the Granby Housing Authority, and other service providers. Outreach Worker and SHINE (Health Insurance) Counselor Diane Morgan is a great resource available for office and home visits. Her office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9-3, and she can be reached by email or by calling 467-3239 ext. 7109.
The COA has a Food Pantry open M-F 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. available for eligible Granby residents. We use the same income guidelines as the Food Bank of Western Mass. Please contact us to apply to be a Pantry client.
We also participate in a monthly Brown Bag program, available for eligible Granby seniors with help from the Food Bank in Hatfield. Please contact us to apply to receive a monthly grocery bag.
If you are a resident of Granby and are running low on oil for heating, the Center can help. Please call or email us for more information.
The Outreach Program can assist with information and applying for benefits including health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid, MassHealth and related programs including the “Buy-In” and the Health Safety Net, and more), Veteran’s benefits, fuel assistance, SNAP, Social Security, and more. The Outreach Coordinator, Diane Morgan is available for office and home visits to assess needs for various services. Give us a call at 467-3239 for more information.
The Town of Granby’s Veteran’s Services Officer is available by appointment. Appointments can be made by contacting the Veterans Service Agent: (413)207-5914
The COA also holds a monthly Veteran’s Group at 10:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. At Veteran’s Corner you can receive updated information concerning your VA Pension Laws, participate in discussions relative to our Veterans and socialize with fellow Veterans. Call us at 467-3239 to sign up!