Senior Center

The Senior Center is excited to be open for most programs and we look forward to adding new ones each week. Please call us for the most up-to-date information. We continue to provide some programming on the Cable Access Channel and on Zoom.

HOURS
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm  

Please call 781-596-8866 if you have any questions.


Location:

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

Nutrition:

The lunch program is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 concerns

Transportation:

Transportation is a very important part of the services offered to Swampscott seniors.  Food shoppping transportation is available Monday and Thursday. The third Friday of the month transportation is available to Walmart.  Medical Rides are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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 $2.50 each way.  Reservations must be made 1 week in advance by calling the Senior Center.  All appointments must be between the hours of 9:30am and 1:30pm.  Reservations must be made with a receptionist.  No voicemails with requests will be scheduled. 

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 an Outreach Social Worker 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 12:00pm to 1:00pm
  • Podiatry Services.
  • Flu Clinics
  • Hearing screenings

Men's Club:

The Men’s Club meets every other month 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
  • Bingo
  • Bridge 
  • Mahjong
  • Cribbage
  • Art Class
  • Card Games
  • Chess
  • Yoga
  • Chair Yoga
  • Poker
  • Walking Group
  • Social Scrabble

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

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Diane Reynolds Receptionist / Shine Counselor 781-596-8866
Heidi Whear Director of Aging Services 781-596-8866
Sonja Nathan Program and Volunteer Manager 781-596-8866
Sabrina Clopton MSW-Outreach Social Worker 781-596-8866
Kerry O'Shaughnessy Receptionist 781-596-8866
Marie Beaupre Receptionist 781-596-8866
Emery Richard Van Driver 781-596-8866
Mark Steadman Van Driver 781-596-8866