New Medicare Cards Have Been Mailed

Massachusetts Beneficiaries Should Get New Cards by August 31st.
Social Security numbers will no longer be used o Medicare cards to help protect against identity theft.

You will get a new Medicare card with a number that is unique to you.  This number can only be used for your Medicare coverage.  There will be no change to your benefits. 

Beware of anyone who contacts you about your new Medicare card.  Medicare and the Social Security Administration will not call you for your personal information.  DO NOT GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE YOU DO NOT KNOW.

To make sure you get your card in a timely fashion, please make sure your mailing address is up to date.  If your address needs to be corrected, contact Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or visit My Account.  TTY users can call 1-800-325-0778.

All 58 million persons on Medicare across the country should have received their new cards by April 2019.  Your card might arrive at a different time than your friend's, your neighbor's, or even your spouse's.  In the meantime, continue to use your current card.  Once your new card arrives, destroy your old one by shredding it.  Protect yourself against identity theft.

"Ragtime" Jack Radcliff


  Gardner Senior Center


  Monday September 10th at 1 p.m.
Jack has been performing for more than 45 years.  He is a master of traditional country blues and ragtime.  

Breakfast with a Badge

Officers from the Gardner Police Department will be on-site to host a complimentary continental breakfast for seniors.  All are welcome to stop by and get to know the officers that serve and protect our community.  Besides breakfast, there will be time to ask questions and converse.


  Gardner Senior Center


  Tuesday, September 4th 10 a.m.

The Beatles - Fran Hart from the Tribute Band 4EVERFAB Presents:

A cultural and historical reflection of the 1960's through the music of the Beatles.  The program is a mix of live acoustic sing-alongs, coupled with a multi-media presentation.


  Gardner Senior Center


  Wednesday, September 5th at 1:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided, so kindly RSVP by August 31st to 978-630-4067.

Annual Chicken BBQ


  Templeton Fish & Gun Club, 200 Club Road, E. Templeton, MA


  Wednesday, September 26th at 12 Noon


1 PM; Tickets  $10.00
Limited Tickets are available on pre-pay basis at the Gardner Senior Center

Movies 2018

October 3 - Darkest Hour

  • Where:  Gardner Senior Center
  • When:  Wednesday, October 3rd, 1:30 pm FREE POPCORN! 
  • Starring Gary Oldman gives an electrifying performance as Winston Churchill.

October 29 - The Book Thief

  • Where:  Gardner Senior Center
  • When:  Wednesday, October 29th, 1:30 pm FREE POPCORN! 
  • Story of an illiterate girl who is adopted by German parents during the era of World War II.

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!!!

August Wall of Fame

Thank you to our generous donors & sponsors

  • Miracle Ear of Gardner -Lisa McNamara
  • River Terrace Healthcare - Miatta Green
  • Gardner Police Department
  • Gardner Rehabilitation & Nursing Center - Bonnie Riley
  • Gardner Fire Department
  • Lucy Vautour
  • Diane Ross
  • Rose Bibeau
  • Diane & Keith Ballweg
  • Cindy Thayer


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.