Senior Center / Council on Aging
For up-to-date information, please see the current issue of the Messenger, the Chelmsford Senior Center's monthly newsletter!
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Blood Pressure Screening
TOPS- Take Off Pounds Sensibly
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Chelmsford Council on Aging Resource Guide Available!
Meals on Wheels Drivers are often needed. Please call Elena at 978-251-0533.
BUS SERVICE - CALL 978-251-0533
For seniors with transportation needs within Chelmsford. Transportation to medical appointments within Chelmsford and into Lowell
FRIDAY GROCERY TRIPS (4-bag limit):
All Grocery Trip ride requests must be called in AT LEAST 2 business days prior to Friday trip. You will receive a call back to let you know whether or not we can honor your request, based on availability.
Need a ride to Lahey? Please call 978-251-0533 - based on driver availability. Cost $15 round trip (additional parking fees may apply.)
CHELMSFORD ADULT SOCIAL DAY PROGRAMIf you know an elder who is experiencing isolation, dementia, depression, or insufficient mental and/or physical stimulation, please consider the Chelmsford Adult Social Day Program. We provide a supervised, caring atmosphere Monday through Friday from 8:30-3pm for eligible seniors, while also providing respite and peace of mind for caregivers. Participants receive individual and group attention in a structured setting. Our program of activities and exercise builds confidence and self-esteem while providing fun and socialization for our clients. For more information please call Colleen Normandy, LSW atCOMPANION-RESPITE CARE
This cost-effective program (for local area residents) allows the caregiver much needed personal time for themselves, out of the house, getting a break, while the Client receives supervision through activities, a light meal (if needed) and companionship. The program is managed by a Companion Coordinator with an experienced staff of Companions available to meet the needs of each client. For more information, call Marianne McInerney at
Windows and Apple computers are available with free Wi-Fi. Call the Senior Center at
978-251-0533 to schedule a time for computer help.
Monday through Friday 11:30am- 12:30pm. Meet your friends and make new ones as you join us for a delicious and nutritious meal. The food is prepared and cooked at the Senior Center and served cafeteria style in our bright and sunny dining hall. Donation $2.50 for 60 and older. $4.50 for all under 60. Reservations should be made by 10:00 AM of the day you plan to eat at the Center. Call 978-251-0533.
The Fitness Room features the latest state-of-the-art equipment, designed with seniors in mind. The 1000 square foot space holds commercial grade cardio equipment including treadmills, total body recumbent
The Friends Café offers seniors a vibrant and modern space as an alternative destination in which to socialize with old friends and new. In addition, the Friends Café offers healthy drink and snack options and casual indoor/outdoor seating. Check the monthly Messenger newsletter for Senior Social events.
Not only does the Café offer a new place for individual seniors to gather but is quickly becoming a new place for small groups to hold meetings rather than their normal local donut shop chain or fast food restaurant. And during the warmer months, the lovely shaded pergola and outdoor furniture make the large attached porch the ideal setting for enjoying a beverage with friends, holding a meeting, or just enjoying the sights and sounds of the surrounding environment.
Assist with the processing of applications for financial aid in the payment of fuel bills year round. Call the Senior Center for a confidential appointment 978-251-0533.
The Senior Center is proud to be a participant in programs designed to promote closer relationships and better understanding among community members of all ages.
Well stocked library with books in regular and large print, video and audio tapes and magazines are available.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Provides a wellness check and a nutritionally balanced meal to home-bound Chelmsford seniors. Available Monday through Friday.
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOANS
Gently used durable medical
The Chelmsford Senior Center Messenger is mailed monthly, free, to all senior citizens in town who request it, thanks to funding from the Friends of the Senior Center, Inc. Out of town subscriptions are $8. You can also get the newsletter emailed to you. For information about subscriptions or address changes, or to sign up for email call the Senior Center, 978-251-0533 or email Natalie ndussault@ChelmsfordMA.gov.
Outreach is available at the Chelmsford Senior Center or in client's homes to assess needs, discuss services and programs that are available to Chelmsford seniors. We offer recommendations for resources that assist and support seniors to age gracefully at home. Call 978-251-0533.
SENIOR TAX REBATE PROGRAM
Enables seniors to work 70 hours of municipal service and receive up to $1,000 rebate on their tax bill. There is no 'means' test, but the senior must be a town resident, over 60 years of age and pay taxes on their home. Applications are available at the Senior Center.
SHINE - SERVING HEALTH INFORMATION NEEDS OF EVERYONE
SHINE is a health
Volunteer tax-aide counselors from the program sponsored by the AARP will be available at the Senior Center during tax season. Call the Senior Center 978-251-0533 for schedule information and to book your appointment.
Staffed by volunteers, the Treasure Shop offers a wide selection of low-cost quality items. The selection changes frequently as popular items are discovered and new favorites are donated. There is always something for everyone. Open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Researched, planned and organized by our volunteer trip committee, check out the monthly offerings in the Messenger newsletter.
Access information about when and where the Council on Aging Board meetings are, details about the board, and see the list of members involved in the board.