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Donation check to Senior Citizen Center

Easthampton, Massachusetts – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankESB, announced that the Easthampton Savings Bank Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to purchase a new van for the Belchertown Senior Citizens’ Center.  

The Center recently launched a $75,000 Capital Campaign to purchase a new van, providing transportation services to senior citizens from their homes to the Center for programs, activities and lunch in addition to medical appointments, pharmacies, hairdressers, banks and shopping. Currently the Center has two older vans that are in constant need for repairs.

“The Belchertown Senior Citizens’ Center Association would like to thank bankESB for their generous donation. With the purchase of a new van, the Center will be able to retire one older van and continue to serve the transportation needs of the Belchertown seniors in a safe and efficient manner,” said Jessica Langlois, Executive Director at Belchertown Senior Citizens’ Center Association, Inc.

“We are proud to support the Belchertown Senior Citizens’ Center and their efforts to raise funds for their new van. Having safe and reliable transportation is essential to the Center’s daily operations and assistance to those who belong to the Center,” said Sosik.

Located at 60 State Street, the Center serves an average of 175 elders each day. The Center provides a variety of programs and services, including more than 20 different classes, clubs and wellness clinics every week. Other benefits include their nutrition program, outreach services and transportation services. They pride themselves on “there is something for everyone.”

bankESB is headquartered in Easthampton, MA and has 11 branch offices serving the Pioneer Valley. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, bankESB and the Easthampton Savings Bank Charitable Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout Hampden and Hampshire County. In 2018, the Bank and Foundation donated more than $300,000 to 150 organizations. In the last five years, the program has donated more than $1.1 million. For more information or to apply for funding, please visit

Hometown Financial Group, a $2.4 billion mutual holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is the parent company of bankESB, bankHometown and Pilgrim Bank. These banking franchises offer a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking and lending products and services to customers through its 27 branches located throughout Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information on Hometown Financial Group, please visit


Pictured above L to R: Pamela Bronner, Belchertown AVP Branch Officer of bankESB; Jessica Langlois, Belchertown Senior Center Executive Director; Barbara Rich, VP of BSCC Association; Ann Hess, President of BSCC Association; Martha Brogle, Secretary of BSCC Association; and Dave Small, Treasurer of BSCC Association.

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