Activities, Events & Services

Please see our Monthly Newsletter for the most up to date information!

Social Services

In FY18 the Senior Center Staff and select, well trained volunteers, provided over 3,638 instances of support services to over 686 seniors and their families.  Instances of services is a 52% increase from FY17, serving 100 more individuals/families. 

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Information & referrals such as housing, residential programs, home care agencies, and adult day programs
  • Abuse / neglect reporting  & emergency support
  • Review of available benefits and application assistance including Fuel Assistance (help paying for all types of home heating options), and SNAP (help paying for groceries)
  • Guidance regarding the Social Security System
  • SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) insurance counseling program
  • Durable medical equipment loan program & Emergency Response system referrals
  • Monthly Bereavement Group provided by Circle Home
  • Outreach & home visits for the homebound
  • Phone calls & wellness checks
  • Property Tax Work Off Program (2,980 hours of service to various town/school departments).  See link to the left for more information
  • AARP Tax Preparation Services (completed tax returns for 143 clients in FY18) & AARP Driver Safety Course (offered 2x a year)
  • Transportation (in partnership with the Lowell Regional Transit Authority)   Please see page 11 of our monthly newsletter and/or the transportation link to the left for more information.

Nutrition

  • Meals on Wheels delivered M- F (provided by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley) 22,306 meals in FY18.  A 3% decrease from FY17.
  • Daily Lunch served M-F at 11:30 AM (provided by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley) 6,837 lunches in FY18.  A 15% increase from FY17.
  • Farmer’s Market Coupons ($25 of coupons for fresh produce given out first week in August - income guidelines apply)

Recreation & Socialization

  • Variety of volunteer opportunities (over 10,080 volunteer hours completed in FY18)
  • Monthly Veteran’s Breakfast (provided by Jeanne D'Arc Credit Untion and other donors)
  • Cards & Games including Bingo, billiards, cribbage, dominos, and Mahjong
  • Showings of movies and select TV series

Annual special events:

  • Winter
    • Holiday Brunch
    • Noon Year’s Eve
    • Caribbean Beach Party
    • Valentine Party
    • Mardi Gras
    • St Patrick’s Party
  • Spring
    • School Vacation Event
    • Volunteer Recognition
    • Cinco de Mayo
    • Spa Day
  • Summer
    • Field Day (Corn Hole & Horse Shoe Turnament)
    • Variety Show
    • Veteran's Cookout
    • Fire Department Ice Cream Social
    • Birthday Party for 90+
  • Fall
    • Grandparent’s Tea
    • Octoberfest
    • Health Fair (2nd Wednesday in October)
    • Harvest Ball (in Partnership with the Jr High Honor Society)
    • Thanksgiving Meal

Arts & Education

  • Annual Legacies Writing Competition - Submission accepted January through the end of April (sponsored by the Dracut Cultural Council)
  • Weekly Art Class (sponsored by the Dracut Cultural Council)
  • Monthly art workshops (ever changing - see newsletter for more information)
  • Yearly Cultural Events, see above list (many sponsored by the Dracut Cultural Council)
  • Computer Class
  • Speakers & educational workshops on varied topics from Medicare fraud to tarot card reading (see newsletter for more information)

Fitness & Wellness

7,415 fitness/wellness classes taken FY18, a 7.5% increase from FY17.  See monthly newsletter for the most up to date schedule. 
Fitness and wellness options include:

  • Bone Builders (only fitness option that requires pre-registration - free class - call 978-957-2611 for more information)
  • Tai Chi (three classes: beginers, intermediate and long form available)
  • Energetics
  • Gentle Stretch
  • Meditation
  • Weekly Walking Group
  • Intro to Line Dancing
  • Belly Dancing
  • Weekly Health Clinic available (see newsletter for days and times).
  • Monthly hearing screenings, podiatry clinics & chair massage sessions