Health Services

Health Insurance

  • Fallon Senior Plan Brian will be available for open enrollment sessions on Oct 13th, Nov 10th, and Dec 7th. No appointments are needed.
  • This year’s OPEN ENROLLMENT period for health insurance starts on Monday, October 17th & ends on Wednesday, December 7th. Be sure to take advantage of all the resources that will be at your disposal in the coming months.
  • Senior Whole Health will be on hand at the Gardner Senior Center on Wednesday November 16th from 9 AM -11 AM and will return on Tuesday November 28th from 9:11 AM to 1 PM.   No appointments are needed, so please drop by to get information on this insurance plan for seniors

Hearing Aid Cleaning

Miracle Ear will be at the Senior Center the first Wednesday of every month from 10-11 for hearing aid cleanin


SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is a state health insurance assistance program that provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents with Medicare and their caregivers. The SHINE Program is administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in partnership with elder service agencies, social service and community based agencies and Councils on Aging. The program is partially funded by the federal agency Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 

What is a SHINE Counselor? 

A committed volunteer who is trained and certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in many areas of health insurance, including Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part D; Medigap insurance, Medicare HMOs, retiree insurance plans, prescription drug programs, Medicaid, Medicare assistance programs (QMB, SLMB and QI), and other programs for people with limited resources.

Exercise Programs

The senior center provides a variety of health classes including line dancing, yoga, and ez-movements.  Check out the monthly newsletter for more information.

TOPS Club, Inc

This the original, nonprofit, weight-loss support and wellness education organization.  Established in 1948 to champion weight-loss and success, we've managed to help mission of people live healthier lives.  Annual membership is $32 a year.  In the Gardner Chapter members have voted to have a $3 weekly dues to cover expenses.  The first meeting is free  TOPS will be meeting at the Gardner Senior Center at 9 am to 10:30 am.  More information and inspiration can be found on the TOPS website.

Memory Cafe

Join us for a monthly gathering of individuals with memory loss and their caregivers, family and/or friends.  The cafe is for individuals at any stage of the disease process.  It is a safe and supportive environment for all guests to socialize and enjoy each other's company.  The goal is to make every guest as comfortable as possible.  

Meetings are every 4th Wednesday of the month, from 2:00-3:30 PM.  

RSVP not required but appreciated.  
Contact:  Nicole Kanis, Montachusett Home Care 
Email: or phone 978-466-1507.  

Memory cafe is not a support group or drop off respite option.  Any guest requiring a personal care attendant must have a caregiver present.