Senior Center

You Can Help Seniors Safely "Shelter in Place"
  • Meals on Wheels needs drivers in the Merrimack Valley! Deliver hot meals and check-in with seniors on an assigned route, 1-5 times per week. Must be able to lift 25-40 lbs and climb stairs, have valid driver's license and a personal vehicle. Gas stipends are available. Contact Laura Garvin at 978-651-3019 or lgarvin@esmv.org.
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank grocery delivery program is seeking volunteer drivers who lift 35 pound bags and deliver into seniors' homes. Application is available at https://mvfb.org/how-to-help/volunteer/
Building Open for Takeout Meals Only

Effective 3/16/20, the Senior Center will be closed to the public except for meal pickup.
  • Takeout breakfast is available 7 to 9 a.m. daily for age 60+ only ($1.50 optional donation).
  • Takeout lunch is available 10 to 11:30 a.m. for age 60+ only ($2.50 optional donation).
  • Staff remain available by phone and email, and are checking voice messages often.
  • For Medicare counseling, please call 978-946-1374 and leave a message. A trained counselor will call you back within 1-2 days.
Food and Social Connections Outside the Senior Center
  • Meals on Wheels (no medical condition necessary, age 60+): 1-800-892-0890
  • Merrimack Valley Food Bank's Mobile Pantry (grocery delivery for income-eligible seniors): 978-454-7272
  • Several grocery stores offer special senior hours to support social distancing:
    Hannaford - 7 to 8 a.m. daily
    Market Basket - 6 - 7 a.m. daily, online delivery through Instacart
    Stop and Shop - Daily 6 - 7:30 a.m., online delivery through PeaPod
    Target - First hour of business daily, online delivery through Postmates
    Dollar General - First hour of business daily
  • There are several paid options for grocery, pharmacy, and meal delivery or drive-up services. Call your pharmacy and health insurance to see if free delivery is covered. CVS, Walgreens, and Health Care Family Pharmacy/Dracut advertise free delivery options.
  • Phone check-ins by Senior Center volunteers: 978-674-4131 to sign up. 
  • If you regularly attend senior center trips, classes, or events with a group of friends, please keep in touch with one another by phone. Practicing physical isolation to protect our health doesn't mean we have to be lonely!
DO NOT VISIT the senior center or seniors at home if you: 
Are sick with fever (Higher than 100.3 F) or newly developed respiratory illness such as cough, shortness of breath, or sore throat 
Have traveled internationally in the past 14 days from COVID-19-affected geographic areas 
Have been in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days
Please stay home and call your healthcare provider if you meet one of these criteria.

~ Thank you for your help protecting the health of Lowell’s senior community ~

The mission of the Lowell Council on Aging is to promote the well-being and independence of adults age 60 and above. We do this through advocacy and programs, including nutrition, health/fitness, outreach, education, socialization, and transportation. The Lowell COA is committed to honoring the diversity and building on the strengths of seniors. The Lowell Senior Center is open Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 4pm and weekends 7am to noon (closed holidays).

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