Announcements

Picnic In The Park

All are welcome to attend a picnic at Dunn's Park.  We hope to be under the pavilion, but dress accordingly for the day's weather and wear sensible shoes to participate in the games.  Grab Bag Lunch!  Prizes!  Raffles! Field Day Games!
Where:  Dunn's State Park, 289 Pearl St.
When:  Monday, Sept. 9, at 12:00 p.m.



Sean Fullerton Show


The Gardner Council on Aging and the Gardner Cultural Council have come together and are pleased to announce the Dr. Sean PhB Fullerton Show.  Beatles & Blues, Soul, Rock'n Roll and Fingerstyle Guitar.  He is a singer/songwriter, recording engineer and proucer for over 23 years.  Dr. Sean, PhB was voted the 2010 Worcester Music Awards "Best Solo Act.  Since then, he has been nominated several times for Best Blues and Solo Act awards.
Where:  Gardner Senior Center
When:   Monday, Aug. 19th at 1 p.m.
For those attending Sean's performance, an ice cream social will be held afterwards.  There is no charge for the concert for refreshments, but reservations are required.  The deadline to hold your place is August 12th.  In order to do so, call the Senior Center at 978-630-4067.


Monthly Movie


"Mr. Mom" Starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr, this role reversal movie will make you laugh and appreciate what the other half does. For those attending the show, popcorn & drink provided.  

Where:  Gardner Senior Center on July 31 at 1 p.m.


Claude's Senior Moments on Hotline Radio Program


Tune into WGAW 1340 on the following dates to hear Claude share information regarding the Gardner Senior Center and topics pertaining to seniors.  Program starts at Noon to 2 p.m. with Claude's segment starting at 1:15 pm.

July 27
August 24
September 21
October 19
November 23
December 28


Complimentary Dessert Social


All are welcome to attend a dessert social sponsored by Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  
Where:  Gardner Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
When:  Every Third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m.

Tai Chi Class


Where:

  Gardner Senior Center


When:

  Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  
Health benefits of tai chi are said to include the reduction of stress, anxiety, depression, and the enhancement of mood, both in healthy people and in those with chronic conditions.  Some of the benefits claimed for tai chi include, better mood, with lower levels of depression, stress and anxiety.
Sign up in office or 978-630-4067
Suggested donation $2.




Emergency Preparedness for Older Americans

Natural disasters are not fun for anyone. Unfortunately, they can be especially traumatizing for seniors. Older people are more frail and less mobile, making it a challenge for them to respond quickly. They may not always have the help they need immediately when they need it to escape a danger zone. The thought is frightening, but the good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to prepare yourself for possible emergencies if you're a senior. If you're a caretaker or a family member of a senior, you can also take measures to help him/her stay safe during dangerous natural disasters. This guide will cover the common types of emergencies that family and caregivers of seniors should be aware of, tips for helping the elderly evacuate when needed, and a handy checklist of items to have and bring with you in the event of an emergency.  For more information, visit the Senior Living Website.



Wish List


We are always in need of candy (soft individually wrapped chocolates in particular) to share with our members and guests. We also have a need for yarn and knitting/crochet patterns. If you would like to make a monetary donation in honor/memory of someone, please make checks payable to Gardner COA. Thank you!!!

WHAT DOES “SWIPE YOUR CARD” MEAN? 


The Gardner Senior Center utilizes a computer program called “MY SENIOR CENTER” and this enables us to know how many people make use of the center. By registering as a member (NO FEE INVOLVED) you receive a scan card which enables you to sign in on our computer monitor. Swiping your card is not mandatory, but if you choose to, the senior center may gain some additional funds/grants based on how many feet walk through the doors. If you would like to receive a scan card, see Celeste or Claude in the first floor office. Please note that no information you provide is ever shared with anyone. 

If events or programming are canceled, our “My Senior Center” system allows us to notify members through automated phone calls. In order to receive notification, your membership card must be scanned each time you visit, otherwise the system has no recognition of who attended each respective event. Please make sure the office has your correct phone number. The number on your home caller ID will indicate the “Robo Call” is generated from Cambridge Mass and NOT from the Gardner Senior Center.