- Elder Services of Merrimack Valley (ESMV) offers Meals on Wheels, Assistance with Home Care, Case Management, and Support for Seniors and Caregivers including telephone referrals. ESMV can be reached at 1-800-892-0890.
MassOptions offers telephone and online referrals for seniors and people with disabilities, statewide. Call 844-422-6277.
BenefitsCheckup helps you identify financial assistance programs you might be eligible for, including housing, health, and food supports (online only).
Visit our Outreach Worker, Amy Medina Leal to learn about benefits and services you might be eligible for based on age, health condition or income. Please schedule an appointment by calling 978-674-1167.
The Lowell Department of Veterans' Services is located in the Senior Center and offers benefits and referrals to eligible U.S. military veterans and their spouses, widows or dependents. Stop in or schedule an appointment at 978-674-4066.
Snow Shoveling AssistanceThis volunteer program is currently recruiting Lowell residents willing to help shovel a neighbor's sidewalk or driveway. Please contact Glady Rosa at 978-674-1168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call 1-800-342-5297 to set up an appointment with an Elder Tax Clinic.
Mondays 8:30 am - 10:30 am at the Lowell Senior Center. 2nd Floor Nurse’s Station, First come, first served! For more information, call 1-800-243-4636, press 3 for SHINE. You can compare your Medicare coverage options online with the Medicare PlanFinder tool.
Please check the Heritage Newsletter for this month's schedule. We offer blood pressure, foot clinics, Reiki, physical therapy Q&A, hearing screening, and other health services and presentations on-site at the Senior Center. The Senior Center is not currently accepting donations for our medical equipment loan program.
AARP Volunteer Tax Assistance is available each spring at the Senior Center for eligible adults.
City Discounts for Elder Homeowners
- Lowell offers property tax exemptions for eligible senior homeowners. Read a Fiscal Year 2020 Overview or visit the Assessor's Office for more information.
- Elderly discounts are available for water rates, and for electing smaller trash bins. Visit the Water Utility or mail in the Fiscal Year 2020 Elder Discount Application
Fuel AssistanceCommunity Teamwork, 45 Kirk St, second floor is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm for walk-in assistance completing applications. Or call 978-459-6161.
FREE Transportation to Senior Center
The Lowell Senior Center offers free transportation to the Senior center 5 days a week for Lowell residents age 60+. Call 978-674-4131 before 9:00 a.m. on the day you want to visit! Rides home daily at 1:30 pm, with an additional ride home Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m. after BINGO.
Transportation for shopping is available on every other week, bringing seniors to their neighborhood grocery shopping plaza. Cost is $1 round trip. Check the Heritage Newsletter for this month's trip dates by neighborhood.
Senior Dial-a-Ride is available for all people age 60+ for medical rides only. ADA Paratransit curb-to-curb service is available for people with a disability that prevents them from using a fixed route bus—for all trip types. Call Road Runner at 978-459-0152 for either service. CareRide, a pilot program of Elder Services of Merrimack Valley with funding from Lowell General, provides non-emergency medical transportation in the Greater Lowell area and to Boston for people age 65+. Sign up at the Lowell Senior Center (978-674-4131), and a ride share vehicle will be scheduled for you by Elder Services. No need to use a smartphone or pay the driver; bills come to your address monthly, $4/each way for local trips.
If you have additional comments, questions, or concerns, please contact the Senior Center at 978-674-4131 for assistance.