Council on Aging

Margaret Fenander, Director
Kathy Gideon, Chairman
Marjorie Feathers, Publisher of THE SILVER SOURCE (a monthly newsletter)
Joan Burdick
Lydia Cassavaugh


To be put on the mailing list for the monthly SILVER SOURCE, please email You can receive it by USPS or email but we are highly encouraging the email.

To contact ELDER SERVICES OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY, INC. call 413-499-0524 or go to their website at


To find a SHINE counselor near you to help you with signing up for Medicare call 800-243-4636 or email

An online presentation with Elder Services’ SHINE Program from October 2021 was uploaded to the Greylock Federal Credit Union website.  It provides free up-to-date and unbiased information on the Medicare process and options.  Go to and scroll down the page to view it.


Alzheimer Support is a free service that assists Hancock families who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Through the free search tool and database of Alzheimer’s care facilities, families in need of care for their loved ones can locate licensed care homes and communities in the Hancock area that are best equipped to provide care for their loved ones.
For Alzheimer Support please copy and paste the following into your computer’s browser: