Senior Center

Welcome!

Location:

The Swampscott Senior Center is located at 200R Essex Street, Rear.  The building is adjacent to Swampscott High School.

Nutrition:

Meals are served 5 days a week from 11:30 am until 12:15 pm. No reservations are required for lunch.  A $2.00 donation is suggested.

Transportation:

Transportation is a very important part of the services offered to Swampscott seniors.  Transportation is offered to and from the Senior Center for the lunch program for Swampscott residents Monday through Friday. Food shopping transporation is available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  On Fridays there is transportation in the morning to Vinnin Square, and the last Friday of the month to Walmart.  Medical Rides are available on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Medical Rides:

Transportation is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, to Swampscott senior residents 55+ for appointments in Swampscott and nearby communities including MGH Danvers.  The cost is $2.00 each way.  Reservations must be made 1 week in advance by calling the Senior Center.  All appointments must be between the hours of 9:30a and 1:30p.  Reservations must be made with a receptionist.  No voicemails with requests will be scheduled.  Out of town seniors may utilize this service from the Senior Center, $4.00 eachway.

Trips in Motion:

Small group trips take place monthly. See our newsletter, the Compass, or call the Senior Center for more information.

Outreach and Information & Referral:

The Outreach Program offers the senior community the services of a staff person who meets and/or visits with individuals on a confidential basis in order to assess their needs. Issues regarding transportation, home health care, Meals on Wheels, nursing home and adult day care are just some of the many areas in which information and assistance are available.  One of the most essential services that we offer is that of information and referral.  Many families of elders often find themselves in need of certain types of assistance that we may not be able to directly provide.  It is in these cases that we must be able to refer them to the proper individuals or agencies that can best solve their problems in a timely and efficient manner.

Health Programs:

  • Blood Pressure Screenings: Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:45 am to 12:00 pm;
  • Podiatry Services.
  • Flu Clinics

Men's Club:

The men meet bi-monthly for a luncheon at the Senior Center.  These meetings usually include a speaker who addresses a topic that is relevant to seniors.

Programs Offered:

  • Zumba
  • Tai Chi
  • Canasta
  • Tap Dance
  • Knitting
  • Creative writing
  • Golf
  • Bocce
  • Osteo
  • Balance 
  • Movies
  • Bowling
  • Bingo
  • Bridge 
  • Mahjong
  • Cribbage
  • Art Class
  • Card Games
  • Chess
  • Yoga
  • Chair Yoga

For more information on the above programs, please call the Senior Center @ (781) 596-8866.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Marilyn Hurwitz Director
Gina Bush Assistant Director/Outreach Coordinator
Diane Reynolds Receptionist/Activities
Anne Quagrello Administrative Assistant/Activities
Dorothy "Dottie" Kitoski Office Manager
Kerry O'Shaughnessy Administrative Assistant
Helen Richard GLSS Site Manager