Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be to use the Senior Center?
The Senior Center is open to citizens age 55 and over.
What is your snow closure policy?
The Townsend Senior Center follows the North Middlesex Regional High School for closures.  If NMRHS is closed, the Senior Center will be closed. If NMRHS operates on a delayed opening, the Senior Center will be open regular hours.
Can I get a ride to a doctor's appointment?
Yes, we provide transportation to doctor’s appointments, grocery shopping and local errands with our Road Runner Bus. The Road Runner schedule is published in the newsletter, or call 978-597-1730 for the schedule.
How can I find out about services that may be available for my elderly parent?
Call the Council on Aging office (978-597-1710) and speak with our Director. She can connect you with available services.
Where can I get a walker, commode, wheelchair, etc?
We do not have the space to store these items. Sometimes we know of someone else who might have one of these items to donate. Call to find out or check out Mc Nabb's new store with all kinds of hospital equipment. Call Colin Mc Nabb at 978-597-2392.
Do I have to pay to come to the Senior Center?
You do not have to pay to come to the Senior Center if you are a Massachusetts resident. Out of state patrons pay a $20 yearly fee. We do encourage people to join the Friends of theTownsend Seniors. The Friends supports the Senior Center by purchasing items/equipment needed, and they fund programs and meals.

  • The cost is $5.00 / Friend
  • $10 / Family
  • $25 / Benefactor
  • $100 / Lifetime membership (Individual or Family).