Senior Center

The Gardner Senior Center has re-opened on limited basis effective Monday, February 22, 2021. 

Thank you for visiting the City of Gardner Council on Aging page.  

Due to the current COVID pandemic the Gardner Senior Center building and programs are open on a limited basis for programs. 

Participants MUST pre-register for programs.  Open Programs are limited to 10 people with pre-registration, and participants must wear masks, maintain social distancing, and are encouraged to use hand sanitizer before and after programs. Please contact the Senior Center to get more information about open programs. 


We follow the Gardner Public Schools cancellation policy. If school is cancelled, or in person learning is changed to on-line/virtual classes, then the Senior Center will be closed. 

If you are contacting us regarding the tax preparation service, we are in the process of finalizing the details of how this program will operate this year.  As soon as we have completed this process, we will provide further details.  While we are not taking appointments at this time, we encourage you to call to get more information, to discuss your eligibility,  and to get your name placed on our call list 


Additionally, if you looking for information about the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the City of Gardner’s website at and click on the alert bar at the top of the page or call the City's Covid-19 Vaccination Registration Hotline at 978-958-9057.



Thank you.


City of Gardner

Council on Aging

The Gardner Council on Aging's mission consists of three core responsibilities. One is to identify the needs of the community's elderly population and to know the resources that are available. Second is to educate the community at large in the needs of seniors. Last is to design, promote and implement needed services for the elderly and to coordinate with existing services for the elderly.

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  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Information and Referral
  • AARP Tax Counseling
  • Copies and Enlargements
  • Computer Internet Access
  • Bulletin Board Information
  • Legal Aid Referral
  • Resource Assessment