Announcements

Prescription Checkup


Are you over-medicated?  Do your medications contradict each other? Is your dosage correct?  Bring all your prescriptions to our on-site Pharmacist for a private analysis of your medications. 
Sign up is required!  978-630-4067 
  • Where:  Gardner Senior Center
  • When:  Tuesday, April 23rd at 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Complimentary Luncheon


All are welcome to attend a complimentary lunch sponsored by Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  Mary Charmchi will be our host for this special event.
Where:  Gardner Senior Center
When:  Monday, April 1st at noon.
Sign up by March 26 to 978-630-4067


Tommy Rull Returns!

Enjoy the music of Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Elvis, Paul Anka, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Perry Como, Lou Rawls, Engelbert and many more!
Funded by the Gardner Cultural Council
  • Where:  Senior Center
  • When:  Wednesday,  April 24th 
  • Time:  1:00 p.m.
Brain Health Workshop
Cogniciti's free Brain Health Assessment provides older adults who are 50+ a brain health report, as well as tips on how to stay brain healthy!  Our Community Engagement Specialists facilitate the workshop and provide support to the older adults taking our assessment.
Tuesday, April 23rd Sign up for a session  1-2 PM or 2-3 PM
Gardner Senior Center 


Origami Rose Class


Where:

  Gardner Senior Center


When:

  Tuesday, April 9th at 1 p.m.  
Jane Bettez will be leading this fun session. Makes a wonderful gift for Easter, Mother's Day, or bridal events.  Bring real currency to make the money rose.
Sign up in office or 978-630-4067
Limit of ten participants.




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

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.