Socialize

Stay Fit

Be Informed

Senior/Community Center

Physical Fitness

Tai Chi, Exercise to Music, Zumba Gold, Ballet/Tap Dance Yoga, Qigong, Gentle Fitness, Workout Room

Social & Creative

Craft Group, German Talk Group, Drop-in painting, Coffee Talk, French Group, Abstract Art, Ping Pong, Coloring & Crafts, Oil Painting

Community

The Newburyport Council on Aging hosts Community Day Talks at the Senior/Community Center. Every third Wednesday the talks are Village Talks arranged by the Greater Newburyport Village.

Health & Wellness

Reiki, Massage Therapy, Parkinson’s Group, Meditation, Health Insurance Counseling, Health & Blood Pressure Checks, Foot Care, Hearing Checks, Community Lunch, Dental Hygienist

Games

Bridge, Cribbage +45s, Bingo, Chess Club, Mahjong, Ping Pong, Scrabble, Pool

On-Site Outside Activities

Bocce, Gardening, Annual Picnic

Information/Services/Other

SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone), Financial Planning Seminars, Tax Assistance, N.E.E.T. (Northern Essex Elder Transport), Computer Lab, Elder Law

Transportation Program

Two vans provide transportation to senior citizens and disabled non-elders

Senior/Community Center Gallery

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General Information

Newburyport Council on Aging frequently has information in a newsletter that is not specific to the month of the newsletter.  The following information is presented so that valuable information can be easily found after being initially published.

SEAL & SEND

Stericycle‘s Seal & Send is an all in one DEA-approved solution for safely disposing of unused prescription drugs. The Seal & Send bags are available at the Newburyport Senior/Community Center. Seal & Send bags are safe and are postage-paid. The pharmaceuticals may be in their original containers when placed in the Seal & Send bag.

Using Seal & Send is a simple, three-step process:

  1. Fill the bag
  2. Seal it
  3. Drop the postage-paid envelope in a U.S. Postal Service mailbox for assured destruction(includes shipping, disposal, and tracking)

FREE COMPUTER HELP

Help is available in the Computer Lab at the Senior/Community Center on Wednesdays from 9-3. The computer tutors are Susan Vesey and Andy Griffith. Andy is in the lab from 9 until Noon.  Susan is available from Noon until 3 PM on Monday as well as Wednesdays.  They are both very patient and very knowledgeable. Come take advantage of the valuable service they offer.

LIFELONG LEARNING

You can view lifelong learning opportunities/ideas by clicking here.

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Durable medical equipment is available at the Senior/Community Center. Items such as:

  • Folding walkers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Commodes
  • Tub benches

can be borrowed for free. Many other items are often included in the durable medical equipment inventory. Call the Council on Aging office at 978-462-0430 to inquire about specific items. Donations of clean durable medical equipment are always gratefully accepted.

SUSPECTED ELDER ABUSE

Report suspected elder abuse by calling 1-800-922-2275.  This is the Protective Services Centralized Intake line that will simplify the reporting process.

ELDER LAW SOLUTIONS

Attorney Margot Birke founded Elder Law Solutions to focus on the intricate legal and financial needs of older and disabled adults. She is available by appointment on the first Monday of each month for private consultations at the Senior/Community Center. Call the Elder Law Solutions Office to make an appointment: 978-465- 5407.

PAVILION

Pavilion Medical Home Care & Staffing, LLC. strives to serve medically complex and medically fragile patients by providing the highest quality nursing, therapeutic and developmental care. Through utilizing community and agency resources and operation, we efficiently endeavor to achieve the best possible patient outcomes for patients and families touched by disease, injury, and disability.  Massachusetts office is at 451 Andover Street, Suite 211A, North Andover, 978-685-9898.

The Greater Newburyport Village  is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  “Our Village is a nonprofit, membership organization, powered by volunteers and driven by the needs of our members. As part of a national movement, we are acting upon new ideas about living full lives as we age and finding creative and active ways to meet the challenges and pleasures of shared longevity.”

The Greater Newburyport Village arranges Village Talks on the third Wednesday of the month at the Newburyport Senior/Community Center as the Center’s Community Day Talk.