Senior Center / Council on Aging

The Chelmsford Senior Center is located at 75 Groton Road, North Chelmsford and is open to senior citizens, 60 years and over, from Chelmsford and area communities. If you have any questions, or would like to know more about our services and programs, please feel free to call at 978-251-0533, come by or send an email to the Director of Human Services, Debi Siriani The Center office is open Monday through Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm. 

For up-to-date information, please see the current issue of the Messenger, the Chelmsford Senior Center's monthly newsletter! 

Check out the Age-Friendly Chelmsford Action Plan!


Fitness Room
Computer Tutoring
Holiday Lunch
Knotty Knitters
Merry Widows
Painting Class
Blood Pressure Screening   
Insurance Counseling
Line Dancing
Support Groups 
Card Games
Bone Builders
TOPS- Take Off Pounds Sensibly
Ping Pong
... and much more!

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Chelmsford Council on Aging 
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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 only, must be made a week ahead. Within town, $1.50 each way. Medical trips to Lowell or Westford, $2.50 each way. (10:30am-2pm.) All ride requests must be called in AT LEAST 2 business days prior to your appointment. You will receive a call back to let you know whether or not we can honor your request, based on availability.

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.)

If 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 at 978-788-6178 or

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 April Hunt at 
978-788-6178 or

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 steppers and elliptical machines. All cardio machines face three flat-screened TV’s, including a music channel. Strength training equipment includes lateral pull downs, a chest press, upper back and leg press, and a dumbbell rack with various size weights. The strength equipment utilizes compressed air to eliminate the need to change weights for varied resistance and can be adjusted by fingertip control. The entire Fitness Room has Wi-Fi throughout for smartphone music play (please use own earpieces/earbuds), exercise logs, and storage lockers for personal items. Please call the Senior Center 978-251-0533 for membership and/or trial membership information.  

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.

Provides a wellness check and a nutritionally balanced meal to home-bound Chelmsford seniors. Available Monday through Friday. Donation is $2.50. Call 978-251-0533 for information.

Gently used durable medical equipment for loan. Call for availability 978-251-0533. Donations of equipment also appreciated. 

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    

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.

Enables seniors to work 67 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 is a health benefits counseling program sponsored by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley which provides a trained health benefit counselor. The purpose of the program is to ensure that people have access to accurate, unbiased information regarding health insurance. The SHINE Program provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to all Massachusetts residents with Medicare age 65+. Appointments can be made with the counselor by calling the Senior Center at 978-251-0533.

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.