Welcome to Berkshire South


As I reflect on our recent Gala, I am more cognizant of this greeting than ever – “community members.” While community is what we all share here, its continued growth and service is possible only because of each of you! The possibility of new and more challenging fitness programs, the opportunity to share a smile across a table with a stranger at the Center’s weekly Community Supper, the lifting of voices or ukulele to song, the opening of young minds and hearts toward the first tender friendships outside of the home – this makes Berkshire South community centered.

This year, Berkshire South Regional Community Center celebrates Sweet Sixteen. Just as in any life, times flies so quickly that it is easy to say “it seems like just yesterday when…” and the same is true at the Center. From the early days of community leaders pulling together with a common vision to the literal groundbreaking, from the opening of our doors to the first adaptive needs class – the Center has altered the landscape of the Berkshires for the better since 2002.

And we have all of you to thank! Here, where common purpose and inclusivity is not a hope, but an actuality, this unique resource, this safe place where Southern Berkshire County residents come together to improve health and well-being, the Center’s programs and activities are informed by community
needs and responsive in their development.

This fall, as we all return to the daily rigor of work and schools, and the crisp darkening days, remember the doors of the Center are always open to you, to your families. The critical work here continues, the joyful work. It is a pleasure to bring you a few new offerings, alongside those familiar and popular programs and classes you have come to count on as you slide into the routine of the season. See you soon!


Jenise Lucey
Executive Director