Spooktacular Halloween Party

Where:  Gardner Senior Center
When:   Wednesday, October 30  1:00-3 p.m. (Regular events in morning.  Doors to open at 12:45 p.m. for party.)
Fee:  $2.00 per person
RSVP Deadline of October 23rd
Dave Woodard will be playing all our favorite songs! Prizes for the best costumes!  Refreshments provided.

AARP Driver Safety

Designed especially for drivers age 50 and older.  By taking the AARP Smart Driver Course, attendees are taught the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate a vehicle more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment.
Where:  Gardner Senior Center
When:   Monday, October 21st at  9:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Fee:  $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-members
R.S.V.P. to office with your course fee by deadline of October 17th - Lunch is included and there are no tests to pass.

Monthly Movie

"Mrs. Henderson Presents" Starring Judi Dench received her fifth Oscar nomination for her saucy, hilarious performance in this movie.  Wall Street Journal calls it "one of the wittiest comedies to come our way in a very long time!" . For those attending the show, popcorn & drink provided.  Rated R

Where:  Gardner Senior Center on October 7th at 1:30 p.m.

Arty Alice Paint Session

Where:  Gardner Senior Center
When:  Tuesday, November 12th at 1 p.m.
Fee:  $25.00 to paint a full size canvas with instruction
$10 non refundable deposit needed to register by deadline of November 4th

Claude's Senior Moments on Hotline Radio Program

Tune into WGAW 1340 on the following dates to hear Claude share information regarding the Gardner Senior Center and topics pertaining to seniors.  Program starts at Noon to 2 p.m. with Claude's segment starting at 1:15 pm.

July 27
August 24
September 21
October 19
November 23
December 28

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.

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!!!


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.