The D.A. Joseph Early Jr presented the Senior Center with a $750 grant check for senior fraud, identity theft protection and education.

Gardner check presentation

October 2017

Protect Yourself From Medicare Fraud!
Join us for this free informational workshop on Wednesday, October 25th at Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Senior Center.  Healthcare errors cost consumers and Medicare billions of dollars annually!  Join us at this free workshop when a representative of the Massachusetts Senior Medicare Patrol Program provides us with tools to become better educated and engaged health care consumers to help protect ourselves and our loved ones from Medicare fraud and deceptive marketing tactics.  

Medicare Health Plan Changes Session
All are welcome to attend this Elder Care Seminar for Seniors and their families on Wednesday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 294 Pleasant Street. 
RSVP appreciated to 978-630-4067

The event is provided by SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance needs of everyone on Medicare).  Gail Noel will be leading the session. RSVP is not mandatory but appreciated to 978-630-4067

Financial Solutions for Today's Economy

Hosted by "The Retirement Wiz" - Edward J. Awiszio; Refreshments will be served.  A door prize for $25 gas card.  November 7, 2017 @ 9:30 a.m. @ Gardner Council on Aging.


You are invited to a spooktacular party, so eat, drink and be scary!

Old-Time Country Music Hall of Famer-RAGTIME JACK RADCLIFFE will be our special guest!  Jack is a Fiddler, pianist, Folksisnger and Raconteur with rave reviews and will be sure to entertain the crowd.  

Light refreshments provided by McNally's Catering.

Date:  Monday, October 30th 1:00 PM
Fee:  $5.00 per person
RSVP by calling 978-630- 4067 by October 23rd. 

Pie Contest

Monday, October 16th at noon.  Categories judged:  Fruit, cream & nut pies;  Pie crust must be homemade, no store bought!  You may enter into any/all categories listed above.  Prizes awarded!  Most important rule...this is for fun! Please enter at office or 978-630-4067 by October 16th.

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!!!

Wall of Fame

Thank you to our generous donors & sponsors

  • River Terrace ~Michelle
  • Miracle Ear of Gardner~Lisa
  • Shirley Lavigne
  • Thelma D'Alessio
  • Adrienne Thibodeau
  • Joann Williams
  • Lucille Vautour
  • Mary Capman
  • Pat Jandris
  • Janice Lovett
  • Lois Collette
  • Alice Lashua
  • Odette Racette
  • Moe MOrris
  • Knowlton Foundation
  • Rachel Losh
  • Mary Perkins
  • Anonymous


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.