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Community News

The Votes Are In!

This year, you, the community, have spoken louder than ever!

We here at Monson Savings Bank are pleased to announce that the following organizations were the Top Ten vote getters in our latest Community Giving Initiative which means we will include them in our charitable giving this year:

  1. Monson Lions Club
  2. Nomads of Hope
  3. Shriners Hospital for Children
  4. Wilbraham United Players
  5. River East School to Career
  6. Quarry Hill Community Pool
  7. Links to Libraries
  8. Monson Bellman
  9. Homefront Equestrians
  10. Boy Scouts of Western Massachusetts

We received an incredible 8,616 votes for 264 organizations. That's nearly double the votes from last year. We are very pleased that this program continues to be something that people appreciate and that benefits the communities we serve.

Thank you for your participation!

First Time Home Buyers Workshop

 First Time Home buyers Workshops to be Held June 6 and June 12

A first time home buyer is anyone who has never owned a home or who has not had ownership in any real estate for at least three years. If this applies to you or someone you know, we’re hoping that you’ll help us spread the word about our First Time Home buyers Workshops!  We will have special offers as well as a chance to win door prizes for all who attend.

When and Where?

These free workshops will be held Tuesday, June 6th at our Wilbraham branch located at 100 Post Office Park, Wilbraham and Monday June 12th at our Ware branch located at 136 West Street, Ware.

Both events will begin at 5:30 and end at 7:00.


Attendees will:

  • Learn how to get pre-qualified for a mortgage!
  • Get the facts on special loan programs with low down payments for First Time Home Buyers!
  • Hear the process explained in plain English!
  • Find out who to ask for help!



We’re pleased to have special guest presenters at these workshops including a closing attorney, appraiser, home inspector, and mortgage insurance representatives.



Those interested may RSVP by contacting Olivia Larose at 413-267-4513 or

Please note you do not need to be a customer of Monson Savings to attend. This workshops are free and open to the public! If you know someone who is interested but is not a customer, no worries, please tell them they are more than welcome. Refreshments will be served.                                   

 As always, thank you for being a customer of Monson Savings Bank.

“The Power of Trusts and Life Estate Deeds” Karen Jackson

Monson Savings to Hold Complimentary Workshop: “The Power of Trusts and Life Estate Deeds”

 We are holding a complimentary workshop entitled “The Power of Trusts and Life Estate Deeds”, featuring Karen Jackson, Esq., one of our region’s leading attorneys specializing in estate planning.  Please pass the word to anyone you know who may be interested in this topic. 

 The event is designed to help people understand what is needed as far as establishing trusts and life estate planning. Trusts are powerful because numerous goals can be achieved in one legal document.  For example, estate taxes can be avoided or minimized, probate administrations eliminated and underage beneficiaries can be protected as well as a person who is receiving public benefits because of a disability.  Life Estate Deeds have their own power.  They are a simple and affordable way to save a home should you or a loved one eventually want nursing home care with MassHealth payment assistance.  This workshop will be held Tuesday, June 20th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Gardens of Wilbraham, 2301 Boston Rd, Wilbraham, MA 01095.   It is free and open to the public.  

Attorney Jackson has been a practicing Attorney since 1978Her fields of concentration are Elder Law, including Medicaid planning and MassHealth programs,Estate Planning, Trusts, and Estate Administration.  

 Attorney Jackson is a working member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Western Massachusetts Elder Professional Association, and the Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council. Attorney Jackson is on the Board of Directors of the Greater Springfield Estate Planning Council; and, she is Chairman of the Board of ServiceNet, headquartered in Northampton.

 Since 2010, Attorney Jackson has been teaching Estate Planning and Elder Law at Holyoke Community College every Fall and Spring; she has conducted bank trainings; she has taught attorneys at various programs, including a national webinar; and she is a guest presenter throughout the year at a variety of conferences.

Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, so please contact Anna Calvanese at 413-267-1221 or send e-mail to to RSVP.