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

January 2018

Inclement Weather Policy
Unless a city and/or state snow emergency is announced, the Senior Center will open.  However, certain programs have their own weather policies.
  • Bingo & the MOC Lunch Program cancel if Gardner schools close.
  • Monday Yo-Movements class cancel if Gardner schools delay or close.
  • Friday's Yoga & Go-Movements classes cancel if Gardner schools close.
  • Line Dancing classess cancel if Fitchburg and/or Gardner schools close and/or delay.

All other activities are discretionary, but use YOUR OWN best judgment for the sake of safety.

Dinner and a Movie at Lunch Time!
Join us for a movie and pizza!  All are welcome to drop in for the free movie but RSVP is mandatory should you choose to partake in the lunch option.  
Date:  Wednesday, January 31st
Place:  Gardner Senior Center
Time:  Pizza 12:45 p.m. Movie at 1:30 p.m.
Movie shown will be "Mully".  FREE POPCORN!
Please RSVP to 978-630-406

Paint Class for Seniors
All are welcome to create your very own masterpiece to take home.  Alice from Artsy Alice will be giving instructions.  Please register at the Gardner Senior Center office by Friday, Dec. 29th. Cash payment is due upon registration. 
Where:  Gardner Senior Center
When:  Monday, January 8th at 1:00 pm
Fee:   $25.00 All materials provided


The Gardner Council on Aging/Senior Center would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the organizations, donors, and selfless volunteers who make it possible for our Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners to be held.

In no particular order, we thank Royal Steam Heater Company, Gardner VFW Post 905, GFA Credit Union, Workers Credit Union, Chair City Oil, Chair Town Lumber, Mack Family Funeral Homes, Boucher Funeral Home, LeBlanc & McCaie, Gardner Acadien Social Club, Gardner Knights of Columbus, and Maki Home Center for their very generous donations.  Priscilla's Candy Shop for supplying candy, and to Pastor Jim Hinds for blessing the meals.  

We extend a special thank you to the Gardner Rotary Club for sponsorship of the Thanksgiving Dinner and to the Gardner Lions Club for sponsorship of the Christmas Dinner.  In addition, we thank the Gardner Elks Club and the Gardner American Legion for hosting and preparing each respective dinner at their function halls and we are appreciative of all who helped prepare, cook, serve, deliver, and clean up afterwards.


Gardner Council on Aging & Senior Citizens

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
  • Knowlton Foundation
  • Pam Holden
  • Janice Lovett
  • Paul Leone
  • Bob Peterson
  • Grace Vaulzetti
  • Gloria Kelley
  • Terri Hillman
  • Chuck Morse
  • Cathy & Bob Mogavero
  • Audrey Faucher


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.