136 Elm Street

Stoneham, MA 02180

Ph# 781-438-1157

Stoneham Senior Center


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Welcome to The Stoneham Senior Center


About the Stoneham Senior Center 

Thank you for visiting our web site!  Here you will find information on the Senior Center services, programs, and activities, and a variety of resources available throughout our region that enable seniors to live vibrant, active and healthy lives. The Center is housed in a beautiful, historic building, but it is our community of people that make it a truly special place to be.  


Join us for lunch, stop by for a game of cards, pool, Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue or Wii.  Hone your dancing or singing talents.  Meet new friends, and meet new acquaintances.  Learn new skills or hobbies.  Go out to museums, performances, special events, and meals with friends. Seek assistance with filing taxes, choosing the right insurance, or managing medical issues.  Be driven in comfort to the doctors or to the grocery store. And if we don't have what you want, speak up! My door is always open for suggestions, comments, and questions from our seniors, and our community. We are here to serve you, and your input is essential to insure that we are doing just that.  Send me an email under the "contact us" link, call or stop by to let me know what you think. 


I do ask one favor of you.  After you have visited and experienced what the Senior Center has to offer, talk us up!  Tell your friends and neighbors about our activities and programs.  Invite a friend to join you the next time you come. You are our best ambassador, recruiter, and public relations specialist!


See you at the Center!




Located at 136 Elm Street, the Stoneham Senior Center is the Town’s second Almshouse, built in 1852 in the Greek Revival style. The building was renovated in 1998 and has been proudly listed on the National Register of Historical Places since 1984.


The Council on Aging provides services of nutrition, health, recreation, transportation, informational and referral programs for seniors residing in 


Stoneham through the Senior Center.  Please click on the links above to learn about resources for seniors available in our community, and also to learn about the services, activities, and excursions that the Stoneham Senior Center offers.  We would love to have you join us as a program participant, volunteer, or donor.  Click on the Support Us link to learn more about how you can become involved in what the Center is doing.


The mission of the Stoneham Council on Aging is to welcome all to the 

Senior Center and provide outstanding services to all seniors with kindness, respect, and dignity by offering services for social, nutritional and medical needs, and to provide outreach to seniors in the community.


The Stoneham Senior Center is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm. You will find a variety of programs, games and activities going on for adults of all ages and interest levels. Health services, arts activities, card games, board games, fitness activities, a chorus, a tambourine band, strength and balance training, belly dancing, self-help workshops, Wii games, yoga, and much more take place weekly at the Center. Visit us and see for yourself the fun and enriching activities going on at your Stoneham Senior Center.


If you have any questions about the Center, or about services for seniors available in the Stoneham area, please call us at (781) 438-1157 or fill out the "Contact Us" form. We look forward to seeing you!


Be A Connector

We are beginning a new telephone reassurance program with volunteers who will be calling seniors to help them connect with our Center and acquaint them with what we offer. Each of you is a great resource, and your hospitality to visitors answers their question "what will happen when I go to the Senior Center" - they will be welcomed!


Please sign up to volunteer and help us start a new telephone reassurance program to connect our seniors with our services. Since some seniors are not familiar with us, we want to call those in our community to acquaint them with the resources and programs that are available to them here.


With the addition of Tai Chi a few weeks ago, the Senior Center now offers a half dozen exercise programs for all levels, as well as a popular walking club. We serve lunch daily and offer a variety of crafts, lessons and organized trips. From chorale groups to computer classes, painting to pizza and a movie, there is truly something to support every lifestyle.



Bargan Barn Schedule


Donations will be welcomed beginning on Monday, April 14 


The Barn will be open on Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

May 1 thru October 9, 2014  


The Barn will open on Saturday, May 17 for "Antiques Auto Show"

and on Saturday, September 27 for a "Community Open House"

(hours to be announced)


Volunteers wanted to accept deliveries, stock shelves, help customers,  and have fun! Call Fran Cioffi at (781) 438-1157 on Tuesday or Thursday.  



Main Street Quick Stops

Each Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, the Senior Center van will be available to shuttle you up and down Main Street to run errands. The van will depart the Center promptly at 9:00 AM. The first stop will be the Stoneham Public Library, and then the van will continue north on Main Street to Redstone and back until 11:00 AM. You must reserve your space in advance by calling the Center at (781) 438-1157. There will be a $2.00 per trip charge.



Social Media (Get Connected) - April 3

Join us on Thursday, April 3 at 11:00 AM for a presentation on Social Media by Maxabiz (social media includes Facebook, e-mail, Linkedin, Skype, Twitter and more). This is your opportunity to ask questions and sign up for classes. Find out what your grandchildren have been talking about. Social Media classes will be held on the following dates:


Session 1 Classes

April 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 2:00 PM


Session 2 Classes

April 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 2:00 PM


These classes were made possible by a grant from the Stoneham Rotary.




Quotable Quotes


"The first wealth is health" 

by Ralph Waldo Emerson



(Submitted by Roberta Alpert)




To Ginger Koretsky for winning the raffle gift basket that included Stoneham Theatre tickets.



Thank You

Laura Chinappi of StonehamBank for donating the basket!



Special Note

The Senior Center will be closed for Patriots Day on Monday, April 21. In case of inclement weather, the Senior Center will be closed if the Stoneham Schools are closed for the day. If you are unsure, it is always best to call the Center at (781) 438-1157 before coming.










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