The Fraud Squad

The Fraud Squad Players are RSVP volunteers that are 55 and over.  These volunteer actors are portraying real life email and phone call scenarios lifted from the headlines.  These skits which are written for local seniors and portrayed by their peer group, help inform and empower.  Every performance is followed by a Question and Answer session, where local 'trending' scams re highlighted.  Outreach material from the Federation Trade Commission and Consumer Action is distributed.
Sign up  978-630-4067 
  • Where:  Gardner Senior Center
  • When:  Monday, May 13th at 12:30 p.m.

Complimentary Dessert Social

All are welcome to attend a dessert social sponsored by Gardner Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.  
Where:  Gardner Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
When:  Every Third Thursday of the month at 12:30 p.m.

Comedy for the Ages Senior Players Present - The Haverston Mills Town Meeting

By Steve Henderson
The citizens of Haverston Mills may range from sensible to eccentric to downright zany, but they are invariably fun to watch.  And now the town faces a very important decision and everyone has an opinion.  If only the Town Moderator can keep it together.
Sponsored by the Gardner Cultural Council

A thoroughly fun comedy performance!
  • Where:  Senior Center
  • When:  Wednesday,  May 29th 
  • Time:  1:00 p.m.

Tai Chi Class


  Gardner Senior Center


  Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.  
Health benefits of tai chi are said to include the reduction of stress, anxiety, depression, and the enhancement of mood, both in healthy people and in those with chronic conditions.  Some of the benefits claimed for tai chi include, better mood, with lower levels of depression, stress and anxiety.
Sign up in office or 978-630-4067
Suggested donation $2.

Emergency Preparedness for Older Americans

Natural 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.

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!!!

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


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.