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Worcester Senior Center

Amy Vogel Waters, Director

Public Notice

The Worcester Senior Center has reopened. The City Manager has issued an Executive Order requiring the use of masks by all City employees and visitors in all municipal buildings.

The Order is effective Thursday, Aug. 12, and applies to all vaccinated and unvaccinated City employees and visitors. The Order also applies to all City-organized events occurring indoors. The Order will remain in effect until further notice.

About Us

The key to healthy aging is staying active in mind and body. Our cutting-edge senior center provides countless opportunities for seniors to take "new directions" to maintain their health. Located at 128 Providence St., the Senior Center is a bright and welcoming place for all seniors, their families and caregivers, elder service providers and the community at large.

  • Health and wellness programs, screenings and services
  • Fitness and exercise classes
  • Nutritious hot lunch by reservation
  • Bobby M's Diner for drop-in eating
  • Support groups
  • Information and advocacy for individuals
  • Outreach to vulnerable and isolated seniors
  • Educational and cultural arts programs
  • Multi-cultural and intergenerational activities
  • Computer lab and instruction
  • Craft classes
  • Library
  • Billiards, ping pong and other games
  • Formal and informal recreation and socialization
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Transportation assistance
  • Office and meeting space rental for providers of services to seniors
  • Landscaped grounds and community garden

COVID-19 Assistance Services

One of the many services that the Senior Center offers is personal shopping assistance, which includes yellow trash bags (for those who can't get to the store).

NOTE: If shopping online via Instacart and you wish to purchase yellow trash bags, please note the following for Big Y, Price Chopper/Market 32 and Shaws: City trash bags are available through Instacart by typing in "City Ordinance Bags." If shopping online via Peapod for Stop & Shop, there is a request bar where a shopper can type in a description of an item they don't see on the site.

Some other services include:

  • Buddy By Phone
  • Census Assistance
  • COVID-19 Testing
  • Exercise
  • Financial Stimulus
  • Food Pantries
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Personal Care Supplies

Contact the Senior Center at 508-799-1232 for a full list of assistance and services.

Introducing Worcester Senior Center Stay Connected; a series of fabulous videos to connect Worcester seniors with programming including exercise, instructional videos, educational materials, resources and assistance and so much more!

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News & Announcements

Programs & Initiatives

Seniors Exercising
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Americans. Every year nearly one third of older adults experience a fall. Learn more about fall prevention. 
Senior Center building
Senior Center Guidebook
Learn more about amenities located at the Worcester Senior Center and the types of activities available.
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Senior Support Team
The Senior Support Team is a collaboration of agencies that work together to assist seniors and their families. Learn more about the services they provide. 

Have a Question?

  • No. There is no membership required, although registration is encouraged. Membership in the Friends of Worcester's Senior Center, Inc. will provide you with certain benefits such as receiving the monthly newsletter by mail. Call the Friends at: 508-799-1200.

  • No. While most programs are targeted towards older adults, younger people often receive services for caregivers or participate in inter-generational programs.

  • Yes. You may make a reservation for lunch by calling 508-799-8070 at least 2 days in advance. Donations accepted. See menu in the monthly Senior Scoop. You may also pay for breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks from Bobby M's Diner open every morning through early afternoon. 

  • The Worcester Senior Center is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • The Senior Center is located on Vernon Hill with plenty of free parking at 128 Providence Street. WRTA bus #1 and #11 stop at the Senior Center; WRTA also provides curb-to-curb ADA transportation. For information on bus routes, ADA transportation and travel training, please call the WRTA at 508-453-3462. For assistance with your application for ADA transportation or to find out about reduced fares to and from the Worcester Senior Center, call 508-799-1232.


Contact Information

Elder Affairs
Worcester Senior Center

128 Providence Street
Worcester, MA 01604

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Phone: 508-799-1232
Fax: 508-799-1743
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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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