Naming the Baby

Friday, May 23, 2014
ROWELL — Meghan Riley, daughter of William and Shannan (Chalmers) Rowell, of North Grafton, was born May 5 at UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester. The maternal grandparents are Karen and the late Steven Chalmers, of Florence. The paternal grandparents are Elizabeth and the late Douglas Rowell of Charlestown, R.I. The paternal great-grandparents are Waldo and Barbara Rowell of St. Petersburg, Fla. Meghan has one sister, Katie Rowell.

LAVALLEE — Jacob Alexander, son of Jeffrey and Sara Lavallee of Hatfield, was born May 1 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Mary and Michael Pequignot of Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Phyllis and Jim Lavallee of Hatfield. The maternal great-grandparents are Jane Dooley of Colchester, Vt., and Doris and Jules Pequignot of South Burlington, Vt. The paternal great-grandmother is Henryka Miastkowski of Hatfield. Jacob has one brother, Jeffrey Lavallee.

Information on events, classes and workshops offered by area community senior centers is available on their respective websites, listed below.

Amherst Senior Center/
Council On Aging

Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 259-3060


Belchertown Senior Center

60 State St.

Hours: Mon., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 323-0420


Chesterfield Senior Center

400 Main Road

Hours: Mon., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Phone: 296-4007


Cummington Senior Center

33 Main St.

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon

Phone: 634-2262.


Easthampton Council
 On Aging

19 Union St.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 527-6151


Goshen Council On Aging

Goshen Town Hall


Granby Senior Center

10 West State St.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 467-3239


Hadley Council On Aging

Senior Community Center at Hooker School, 46 Middle St.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone: 586-4023


Hatfield Council on Aging

Town Hall, 59 Main St.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 247-9003


Huntington Council On Aging

Senior activities are held at Stanton Hall, 26 Russell Road

Hours: First Wed. of the month at noon and when events are scheduled

Phone: 667-3428 or 354-6365


Northampton Council On Aging and Senior Center

67 Conz St.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

Wednesday evenings, 5:30 to 9 p.m.

Phone: 587-1228

www.northamptonma.gov; go to Departments, then Council on Aging

Southampton Council
 On Aging

Town Hall,
 210 College Highway

Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phone: 529-2105


South County Senior Center

Serving Deerfield, Sunderland and Whately

67 North Main St., South Deerfield

Hours: Mon., Wed. and Fri., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Phone: 665-2141


South Hadley Council On Aging

45 Dayton St.

Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 538-5042


Westhampton Council On Aging

Phone: 527-2404

Williamsburg Council On Aging

141 Main St., Williamsburg

Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Phone: 268-8407

Senior Aid The Helpline

Information on health rights, care, insurance and referrals


Highland Valley Elder Services

Nonprofit providing elder services

320 Riverside Dr., Florence

Phone: 586-2000


Massachusetts 211

A United Way hotline with information on local services and referrals

Phone: 211


TRIAD, District Attorney

Crime prevention and information about the law and your rights

1 Gleason Plaza, Northampton

Phone: 586-9225


Senior News

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