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Opportunities in my Community – The Methuen Senior Activity Center

“Opportunities in my Community” is a new way that Elder Services Caregiver Blog will highlight the 23 cities and towns of the beautifully diverse Merrimack Valley. Each article will focus on a different community and feature offerings through the local Senior Center or Council on Aging.

We’re excited to kick off our new Spotlight Series in Methuen where The Senior Activity Center is a one of a kind gathering place for retirees of all ages to enrich their quality of life. Here are some of the on-going activities offered at The Methuen Senior Activity Center.

On-going activities include:

  • More than 15 exercise classes from beginner level to advanced. Chair Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Aerobics, Cardio, Weights, Tai Chi, Zumba and more.
  • Daily hot lunch program provided by Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley.
  • Weekly health clinic for blood pressure and other needs.
  • Weekly counseling for health insurance needs (SHINE) Counseling for life’s difficult times both in home and clinic. (Family Services, Inc.)
  • Enrichment Classes such as painting, needle-arts and more. Weekly games include: Scrabble, ping pong, dominoes, billiards, bingo, mah jong and others.
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    Programs with the caregiver in mind include:

  • Elder Services provides a comprehensive “Tools for Caregivers” Series as well as the Savvy Caregiver Training at the center periodically. Click here for more information on Powerful Tools for Caregivers and Savvy Caregiver.
  • Onsite RN who is able to make home visits to check on the caregiver once or twice a month to ensure they are taking care of themselves and are aware of other supportive programs and services through Elder Services.
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    Something unique about the center is…
    The Methuen Senior Activity Center is unique because it was actually built by seniors with City and community support. In 1984, it was one of the first to be designed and built as a Senior Center. We pride ourselves on our friendly and warm atmosphere. Like Boston’s “Cheers”, at MSAC everyone knows your name and we’re always glad you came!”

    A word or phrase that best describes Methuen would be…
    Methuen is known for its beautiful stone walls surrounding parts of the City built in the early 1900’s by wealthy city fathers: David Nevins, Sr., Charles Tenney and Edward Searles. They built many historic building including the Searles Building that houses most of the City Departments and the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, holds one of the world’s largest pipe organs. “Where history meets progress….” Methuen retains a culture rich in history with a community committed to progress.

    The Methuen Senior Activity Center is located at 77 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA. For more information on any of the programs and services listed or to inquire about additional opportunities, please call the center at 978-983-8825.