February Is Heart Month
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news? You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. To lower your risk:
- Watch your weight, get active and eat healthy.
- Quit smoking and stay away from second hand smoke.
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
St. Patrick's Day Luncheon
- Where: McNally's Catering, 88 Sargent Rd., Westminster
- When: Monday, March 4th Doors open at Noon
- Time: Noon
- Fee: $10 each for traditional Corn Beef & Cabbage
- RSVP: If not sold out first, deadline is Feb. 21st. NOTE: Tickets are limited to two per person or household.
Great Senior Cake Off Contest
Impress the judges with your cake baking skills and be crowned best baker! Prizes awarded.
Wednesday, February 20th at 1:00 PM
Gardner Senior Center
Cakes must be from scratch. Register your entry by Monday, Feb. 13th.
Upcoming Spring Tea Party
Where:Gardner Senior Center
When:Monday, March 18th at 1 p.m. R.S.V.P. by Monday, March 11th
You are cordially invited to attend a tea party to celebrate the start of Spring. Along with tea, we will enjoy scrumptious sweets and savories.
February 27th - Misery
- Where: Gardner Senior Center
- When: Wednesday, December 26th, 1:30 pm FREE POPCORN!
- Steven King's well written page turner comes to film, a classic of the highest order.
"Killer Pool" TournamentAll entrants will enjoy a hot dog and chips basket before the tournament. $2.00 entry fee with all monies paid in prizes. Please inquire in the office as to the format of this FUN and FAST paced tournament. Entries are limited, so don't wait to sign up!
- Where: Gardner Senior Center
- When: March 6th
- Time: Noon
Emergency Preparedness for Older AmericansNatural 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.
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.