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Greenfield Council On Aging Selected by Big Y for Community Bag Program

GREENFIELD — Store leadership at Big Y’s 237 Mohawk Trail (Route 2) location in Greenfield has selected the Greenfield Council on Aging to receive a $1 donation from every purchase of the store’s $2.50 community bag for the month of August.

The Community Bag Program facilitates community support with the goal of making a difference in the vicinity where shoppers live and work. More than $340,000 has been donated to over 2,000 local nonprofits since the program launched in January 2019.

Store leaders choose a different nonprofit to benefit from the Community Bag Program each month. Nonprofits meeting Big Y’s qualifications are submitted to its database of thoroughly researched organizations near each store location.

Through the Greenfield Senior Center, the Greenfield Council on Aging provides services to seniors age 55 and over weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A free membership to the Council on Aging is the only requirement to participate at the center, with some programming requiring pre-registration, while others are drop-in gatherings.

Some of the Greenfield Senior Center’s services include noontime meals, physical-fitness classes, health-promotion activities, recreation events, and technology information sessions. The activities support the Council on Aging’s holistic mission of providing an environment that promotes personal dignity, opportunities for sharing, creative expression, and learning for the senior community.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be the recipient of the Big Y Community Bag Program in August,” Greenfield Council on Aging Director Hope Macary said. “Community support such as this enhances our senior center’s capacity to provide programs and services to Greenfield’s seniors.”