Senior Center Overview
The Lowell Senior Center facility is run by the City of Lowell Council on Aging (COA) as a Senior Center that offers programming in the areas of nutrition, health/fitness, outreach, education, socialization, transportation and more. By offering these services within the City, seniors are able to meet many of their daily needs. The Senior Center is a multi-purpose center that plays a major role in Healthy Aging & assisting seniors with aging in place and remaining independent in their community. With the help of over one hundred volunteers and a hard working staff we are able to meet a multiple of these needs and assist the senior community with accessing these very important supportive services.
The Senior Center is open seven days per week. Monday-Friday, from 6:30 am - 4:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday, from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.
A full course lunch is available daily at 11:30 am. Meals are prepared on site daily by a Food Safe Certified Chef/Cook. The monthly menu is approved by a licensed dietician through the Merrimack Valley Nutrition Program. Transportation is available by calling the Council on Aging before 9:00 am on the day transportation is needed.
A variety of exercise for health programs are held weekly to include: an exercise equipment fitness room, Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength training-Bone Builders Class, Aerobics, Hula & Country line dancing, Holistic Healing, and a Breathing and Meditation class.
Many health and well-being services available are Blood Pressure clinics, health screenings, podiatry, Medication Safety seminars, Physicians, Chiropractors and Pharmacist questions and answer and seminars and prescription check-ups, manicures, stroke awareness, cholesterol screenings, blood glucose testing, memory screenings, vision and hearing tests, dental screenings, sharp disposal program, kidney disease screenings, chronic illness seminars, stress and anxiety support group and Lowell Police drop-in.
The center has a team of diverse Outreach workers that assist seniors with a variety of services and application assistance, to include: Food Stamps, over 55 working programs, fuel assistance, benefits check-up, housing assistance, various health insurance information, tax preparation, social security, welfare, legal services, call reassurance programs, intergenerational activities, Shine Counsel (insurance specialist) services, and referrals for Meals on Wheels, In Home Care Services and Adult Day Care. The Council on Aging Outreach Staff are able to offer assistance in various languages to include, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer & Hindi.
Educational programs are available throughout the year and include a wide variety of seminars and educational classes, computer classes, medical/health related informational meetings, AA meetings, CPR certification, physician seminars to include: joint replacement, healthy heart eating, living with diabetes, cancer awareness, bereavement support, medication safety, fall prevention, and Alzheimer's/dementia early detection.
Social activities are held daily, to include: Cards/Gaming, pool room, Wii game tournaments, movie days, library annex with public computers, computer lab for complimentary computer classes, TV/lounge, quilting, knitting & crocheting, Bingo, choral group, crafting classes, holiday theme parties, senior swap meets, dancing socials, special dinners, trips, trivia game days, library annex, community puzzle table, many volunteer opportunities.
The benefits of the Council on Aging in Lowell is widely spread. Increased socialization and involvement in the community are critical to Healthy Aging and therefore a good investment. The LCOA provides seniors with a way to enjoy recreational and social activities, as well as being able to develop and continue to age gracefully and in place. The LCOA provides seniors with healthy meals, socialization, physical fitness and transportation that they otherwise would have a hard time receiving. The funding of transportation costs, such as fuel, vehicle oil and vehicle repairs and maintenance of vehicles is an important component to being able to continue offering these services to seniors.
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