The Gardner Senior Center has re-opened on limited basis effective Monday, February 22, 2021.
Due to the current COVID pandemic the Gardner Senior Center building and programs are open on a limited basis for programs. Participants MUST pre-register for programs. Open Programs are limited to 10 people with pre-registration, and participants must wear masks, maintain social distancing, and are encouraged to use hand sanitizer before and after programs. Please contact the Senior Center to get more information about open programs.
We follow the Gardner Public Schools cancellation policy. If school is cancelled, or in person learning is changed to on-line/virtual classes, then the Senior Center will be closed.
If you looking for information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the City of Gardner’s website at www.gardner-ma.gov/1055/covid-19 or call the City's Covid-19 Vaccination Registration Hotline at 978-958-9057, Monday and Friday only from 10am until 2pm
City of Gardner
Council on Aging
The Council on Aging is the municipal department for senior citizens and the Senior Center is the site used for senior activities.
DID YOU KNOW?
Senior Centers have become one of the most widely used services among America's older adults. Nearly 11,000 senior center serve 1 million older adults every day.
Approximately 70% of senior center participants are women; half of them live alone.
Compared with their peers, senior center participants have higher levels of health, social interaction, and life satisfaction and lower levels of income.
The average age of participants is 75.
75% of participants visit their center 1 to 3 times per week. They spend an average of 3.3 hours per visit.
Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic wellbeing.