The Fitchburg Senior Center has been monitoring the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) and is constant contact with local and state officials.
Although the Governor has released the reopening phases for the state as of May 18th, it is still unclear how and when our senior center will reopen. We will follow the state and municipal guidelines and recommendations from MCOA and EOEA.
The Fitchburg Senior Center building will be closed to the public until a plan is in place for a gradual reopening of our site taking into all consideration the safety of staff and our seniors who come into the building.
The Council on Aging has been operating throughout the pandemic. We have been taking phone calls, offering information and referral, making SHINE appointments, giving out food, offering loans for medical equipment for seniors who are at home. Our monthly newsletter has gone out with MOC weekly meals, we have activated ROBO Calls of our seniors. Tele wellness checks to our seniors and more.
Please call us at 978-829-1790 calls are being remotely from the staff.
MART VANS are running with limited locations.
Masks are required, if you don’t have a mask you will be given one. You enter from the back of the van or bus, and exit the same way.
Social distancing and other safety practices are being strictly enforced for everyone’s safety.
Salvation Army has food boxes available, please call 978-342-3300 .Also Heart to Home Meals, based out of Marlboro Mass. You can order frozen homemade meals and have them delivered to your door.508 658 3000 is the number.
Updates to our operation can be found on the City of Fitchburg web site. Search for Senior Center or COA.
Suggestions: Continue to social distance, limit social contact, and wash your hands!!
The safety and wellbeing of our staff and seniors is our highest priority.
We will get through this together…The Fitchburg Senior Center is open to senior citizens, 60 years and over, from Fitchburg and area communities. The Fitchburg Senior Center, under the direction of the Council on Aging is dedicated to helping seniors in various ways to enhance their quality of life.
It is FREE to join our center and we offer a wide array of activities, classes,and programs and events that are both informative and entertaining. Regularly scheduled weekly activities include, but aren't not limited to: Art Classes, Pool Table, Yoga, Bingo, Woodcarving, Spanish, Zumba Gold, Cribbage, Crafting, Tai Chi, Piano Lessons, Shuffleboard, etc. For a full list click here.
If you have any questions, or would like to know more about our services and programs, please feel free to call, come by or send an email.
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