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

December 2016

Thank You
We would like to extend a special thank you to Workers Credit Union for their recent monetary gift of five-hundred dollars to the Senior Center. Their generosity will enable us to continue to provide valuable services and programs for our members.

Thank you to Barbara Alexakos, Sophie DeGrace, Nancy Hawke, and Del Peterson for sorting, categorizing and boxing up the inventory of donated mittens, hats & scarves from our talented knitting/crochet crew. These items will provide warmth and will certainly bring joy for the recipients. Thank you to the crew who gave so much of their time to donate! We have already started next year’s supply of needed mittens, so if your inclined, keep knitting!!

Last, but certainly not least, we extend a special thank you to Monica Whitehouse at the Gardner branch of Workers Credit Union. Monica has consistently championed on behalf of the Gardner Senior Center and was instrumental in coordinating the monetary gift the center received. With gratitude, thank you Workers & Monica!



In partnership with the Gardner Senior Center and the Gardner Lions/Leo Clubs’, the Gardner American Legion has once again offered to host Christmas day dinner for seniors at their function hall on Elm St. We will start taking reservations for both home delivered meals & dining at the Legion on Monday, December 5th by calling 978-630- 4067. We welcome a suggested voluntary donation of $3.00 for a traditional Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings. Please join us for fellowship and wonderful food as we celebrate the season! Please note: Date of event is Dec 25th.

New Years Party

Ring in the NEW YEAR HOLIDAY with R&R OLDIES & COUNTRY BAND on Wednesday, December 28th at 12:30 PM. This fun & free event will be held in our “Big Hall”. Enjoy appetizers, sparkling mock champagne, & dance away to the oldies you know and love! If you plan to attend, RSVP deadline is Friday, Dec 23rd

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
  • Gardner Rehab & Nursing Center~Bonnie
  • Del Peterson
  • Miracle Ear of Gardner~Lisa
  • Elizabeth Swenson
  • Marcia Marjomaa
  • Eleanor Gamarsh
  • Maureen Defuria
  • Paula Blair
  • Pat Jandris
  • Florence Gosselin
  • Joe Cote
  • Gisele Atkinson
  • Lynne from New York
  • Carol Benton
  • Gardner Lion’s Club
  • Theresa Cormier
  • Linda Freibourg
  • Rachel Losh
  • Margaret Luczko


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.