| In the midst of the darkness that prevailed over the region last week, one bright light shone through that being the Hampden Senior Center.|
Being designated an overnight shelter, Jane Budynkiewicz from the Health Department along with her husband Michael and Selectman Vinnie Villamaino quickly went into action, setting up cots, bringing in a wonderful dedicated kitchen staff and arranging for a medical person and a local police officer to be present around the clock.
Many thanks to the Wilbraham Selectmen who offered food and other needed supplies and especially a big thank you goes out to the volunteers who offered their services to keep things running smoothly.
Having an 88-year-old mother-in-law from Springfield without electricity/heat, my husband and I decided to bring her to the Center. No questions were asked of where she lived. They just welcomed her with open arms. I cannot say enough of the week she spent there. They kept her warm, well fed, safe and loved.
Hampden is truly blessed to have such a wonderful facility.
Mary Jane Chabot
|5/20-8/30||Summer Internships at Playhouse on Park|
|8/1||At Home in the Woods Summer Camps|
|8/1||Fizz, Boom, Read @ ELPLKids, last day!|
|8/1 (3 days)||3 Day: Herbal Wildcrafting & Medicine-Making Retreat in the Berkshires|
|8/1||Friday Night Fitness Classes|
|8/1||Line Dance and Partner Dance Lessons|
|8/2-8/29||Eloise Genest and Susanne Paquette Art Exhibit|
|8/2||Wiggles & Giggles|
|8/2||Wiggles & Giggles ( Mommy and Me Class)|
|8/2||Pioneer Valley Knights Host CT Chiefs|