Amy Vogel Waters, Director
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.
The Senior Center has received a lot of attention and external funding in recent years focusing on modernization and making its operations more sustainable. Managed by the Department of Public Facilities, the following work has been underway:
In the coming months, additional work will be done, making the building more usable and sustainable:
FitLot Ribbon Cutting
Outdoor FitLot in Use
Fitness Center Ribbon Cutting
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!
City officials have been preparing for a winter storm on Monday, Jan. 23, that may bring at least 2 to 4 inches of snow to Worcester. A Declared Winter Parking Ban will go into effect at 2 p.m. in anticipation of plowing operations. Beginning at 11 a.m., municipal parking garages will be free of charge to any vehicle that enters until the Declared Winter Parking Ban is lifted.
Posted: Monday 01/23/23
City Manager Eric D. Batista, Mayor Joseph M. Petty, the Worcester City Council, and the City’s Cultural Development Division have announced the appointment of Oliver de la Paz as the City of Worcester’s next Poet Laureate.
Posted: Wednesday 01/04/23
The City of Worcester has released the Worcester Now | Next Citywide Plan vision statement and draft goals, which address the future of housing, transportation and economic opportunity in Worcester. The City is seeking input from the public via the Priority Goals Questionnaire.
Posted: Thursday 12/08/22
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.
The Elder Affairs Division assists clients in finding more permanent solutions to meet their needs by referring clients to a variety of social service agencies and programs.
Worcester Senior Center's monthly newsletter keeping you informed of all the news and activities.
The Age Friendly Worcester Initiative is a group of community stakeholders from diverse backgrounds working together to make Worcester a vibrant, livable place for everyone, regardless of age or ability.