VALLEY MEDICAL GROUP

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  • Life Path of Western Mass: Serves Seniors in Franklin and Hampshire Counties with: Groceries (Shopping and delivery); Grocery gift cards; Meals on Wheels; Grab and Go Meals; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP)

    • The Meals on Wheels program provides short-term or long-term to homebound elders age 60 and older who are unable to prepare a nutritionally balanced noon meal for themselves and are unable to attend congregate hot lunches. Therapeutic meals are available for certain medical conditions and may be ordered by your health care provider. Frozen weekend meals are available.​

    • Website: www.lifepathma.org

    • Phone: 800-732-4636, (413) 773-5555, (978) 544-2259

  • Food Bank of Western MA: access to food pantries and meal sites; schedule for outdoor mobile food bank distributions (with produce focus) held at about 25 locations across the 4 counties of Western MA, and Brown Bag for Elders locations and sign up

    • SNAP staff are available at the Food Bank of Western MA if you need help applying or resolving any issues you may be having with your food stamp benefits.

    • Mobile food bank distribution sites include: Greenfield, Amherst, Easthampton and more

    • Website: www.foodbankwma.org – click the “Get Help” link

  • Northampton Survival Center: distributes food outside at 265 Prospect St, Northampton. They also provide deliveries to certain housing developments in Northampton

  • Easthampton Community Center Food Pantry: located at 12 Clark St, Easthampton. Weekly help with food resource, including fresh produce. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 12 and 4 to 7 PM. Arrangements can also be made for food delivery if needed.

    • Phone: (413) 527-5240 ​

  • Easthampton mobile food distribution: located at 33 Adams St. on 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month from 1 to 2 pm, rain or shine. Food is pre-bagged and distribution is done through automobile drive up. Held outdoors with social distancing; please wear a mask and arrive toward the beginning of the hour. 

  • Stone Soup Café: Greenfield and Franklin County:  “pay what you can” lunch on Saturdays 12-1:30, Unitarian Church. Order online- vegetarian and meat meals, most food gluten free- pick up or delivery. Gourmet. Food access resources also listed on their site.

  • Highland Valley Elder Services: Home Delivered Meals program - Eligible individuals over the age of 60 can apply to have meals delivered if they have difficulty preparing meals for themselves and don’t have adequate support at home. These would include Monday through Friday lunch and dinner plus frozen meals on weekends.

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*** If you have commercial insurance, try searching online for savings cards related to your medication. This can often help with high copays. Simply print (or sign-up online, depending on what the medication company requires), and present the savings card to your pharmacy when you pick up your medication***

  • Lilly Cares Program – for insulin manufactured by Eli Lilly (Humalog, Basaglar, Humalog Mix 75/25, Humalog mix 50/50, Humulin 70/30, Humulin R, Humulin R U500)

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  • Heart and Soul Fitness – free, full-length workout videos for all fitness levels. Many different choices depending on your individual fitness goals

 

  • Walk at Home with Leslie Sansone – free videos available on the website, Youtube, and the Walk at Home app

 

  • Senior Fitness by Tona – videos geared toward seniors, available on Youtube

 

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  • Apps:

    • Insight Timer: mindfulness and meditation app – over 70,000 free guided meditations- various lengths and topics, including health related topics, as well as a timer option for quiet meditation.

    • Calm

    • Headspace

  • www.palousemindfulness.com – a full MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) training program that is free and entirely online.

  • For people who are participating in the Wellness that Works (WW) program, previously Weight Watchers: there are many online recordings that can be accessed to help with self-care around food, activity, and stress reduction.