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The Senior Center is for active, spirited individuals 60 years and older. Weekly activities are varied for everyone from their 60s to their 90s.
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It's easy! If you are 60-plus or disabled of any age (proof of disability is required), and a Grafton resident, the Grafton Senior Center has transportation for you. Please call the Senior Center at 508-839-9242 to schedule a ride at least 48 hours in advance. In-town service is available every day for $1.25 each way. Service to Worcester, Shrewsbury, Westborough, and Northbridge is available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Service to Millbury is available on Tuesdays. Service to Auburn is available on Mondays. Cost to Auburn and Worcester is $1.75 each way; Shrewsbury, Westborough, Millbury and Northbridge is $1.50 each way.
To receive the free Grafton Senior Gazette, please call or stop by the Senior Center office with your name and address. Gazettes will be mailed to you monthly or can be picked up at the Senior Center.
The Senior Center provides the following: Lunches, social activities and special events, exercise programs such as yoga, Tai Chi, ZUMBA, and gentle exercise, informational programs, help with transportation needs, blood pressure and health screenings, day trips, chair massage, manicures and pedicures, and lending out small medical equipment. The Senior Center provides help with obtaining home health care, fuel and food assistance, legal assistance, or figuring out monthly bills.
The Grafton Senior Center is for active, spirited individuals. You will find no one in a rocking chair knitting here. Our weekly activities are varied for everyone from their 60’s to their 90’s. Our Senior Exercise class is so much fun, it is hard to believe it is exercise. We even offer Zumba, Tai Chi, Mat and Chair Yoga, and Jog Your Noggin! We have special events, like a summer picnic, where we've been known to have a massive water gun fight. We often offer new programs so stay tuned. Our day trips are very popular also. In addition, tell us what you would like to see offered here, we very well might be able to do it!
Yes. One night a week, Thursdays, the Senior Center is open until 8:30 pm. You can join the pitch party, or come down for the TV, pool table, and friendship. With so many seniors working past age 60, the trend is for senior centers to be open during evenings and weekends. The Town of Grafton isn’t able to commit to that right now, but in the future it is certainly a consideration.
Simply call 508-839-9242 by 10 am two business days prior and let us know you would like to come to lunch. We have available to you the month's menu. We will also introduce you around and show you the facility if you are not yet familiar with it. We boast a warm, welcoming environment, and have as our goal your happiness here. The meals are catered and brought here through a contract with the Worcester Age Center. The suggested donation (not required) for a meal is $2.50 for those over 60 and $5 for those under 60.
It's easy! Call the Grafton Senior Center and let us know your needs. We will cheerfully accommodate you if at all possible. If you are over age 60 and a Grafton resident, or if you are a disabled Grafton resident of any age, you are eligible to use the WRTA senior bus. We will gladly send you out some information on the scheduling as well as bus rules and regulations. It will pick you up right in your driveway. Call 508-839-9242 at least 48 hours in advance or as much as several weeks in advance to secure your ride. If you are wheelchair-bound, a companion is required. The Senior Center may also require a companion in other circumstances if deemed necessary. Cost is $1.25 cents each way in Town and $1.50 to $1.75 each way out of Town.
The Outreach Worker, Lisa Kelley from the Grafton Senior Center is very willing to sit down with a family or a caregiver to help with any concerns. If she does not know an answer, she will certainly find it out for you. Depending on the situation, including finances, there may be services available at very little cost, such as home care, errands, housekeeping, etc. Elder Services of Worcester, along with two other agencies, have produced a valuable "Caregiver's Guide". This book is free of charge at the Grafton Senior Center. It is chocked with very helpful resources. Please stop by or ask to have one mailed to you. Meals on Wheels can also be delivered to a senior's door Monday through Friday.
The use of the Senior Center is free of charge. Lunch and certain classes require a small fee.