Frequently Asked Questions

The Senior Center operates a wheelchair lift-equipped van for Sudbury seniors and people with disabilities that will pick you up at your place of residence and bring you to the Senior Center and any other destination in Sudbury. Then it will return later to bring you back to your place of residence.

You must preregister with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) by mailing an application and sending a check to start your debit account.  Applications are available from the MWRTA or the Senior Center.

Priority is given to riders that need to get to work, have a doctors appointment and need groceries. The van operates 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM Monday-Friday.  Cost for a one way ride in town is $1.00, and is $2 one way out of town.

Once the account is set up, call the MWRTA central reservation phone line at 508-820-4650 to request a ride at least 48 business hours in advance.

The entire cost of operating the van, including the driver’s salary and benefits and repairs to the vehicle are paid through an agreement with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA).

Sure you can!..A few services are reserved just for those 60 and older, but most activities and many services are open to all (on a space available basis, if necessary).

In Sudbury a person officially achieves the status of “senior” at age 60.

Yes.  FREE help is available to all seniors trying to navigate the often confusing maze of health insurance options. Uner the S.H.I.N.E. (Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders) program two highly trained volunteer counselors are currently consulting at the Senior Center and are available by appointment. Call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055 to schedule an appointment.
By Telephone:
The telephone number of the Senior Center is 1-978-443-3055

A call to the Senior Center will reach a LIVE PERSON during its normal operating hours of 9:00-4:00 weekdays. When the Senior Center is closed you can leave a message on an answering machine.

Mail
You can write to the Director via regular mail at the postal address:

Director – Sudbury Senior Center
40 Fairbank Road
Sudbury, MA 01776-1681
U. S. A.

Via E-mail
Use our Contact Us form.

FAX

You can send a FAX message to the Senior Center at:

1 (978) 443-6009

The receiving FAX machine is located at the Senior Center.

Yes.

BayPath Elder Services provides, through the Senior Center, a hot lunch-time home delivered meal Monday – Friday to eligible residents.  For information, please contact BayPath at (508) 573-7200 if you or a family member are interested.  You may also speak with Anne Manning, Senior Center Information Specialist about home delivered meals and other resources.

BayPath Elder Services also provides a hot meal once a month at the Senior Center in conjunction with an informational or educational event. The suggested voluntary donation is $3.00.  Please check the newsletter for a schedule and make sure to reserve a space!

Part of the cost of the meal is underwritten by the federal government through the Administration on Aging and the Mass. Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Each meal is planned by a registered dietitian to meet 1/3 of the daily nutritional requirements of a senior.  Reservations for meals can be made by calling the Senior Center at 978-443-3055.

We have several on-going programs including aerobics, yoga, bridge, watercolors and cribbage, as well as courses in computer basics and many “lifelong learning” series.

We also have several health related programs and a free blood-pressure clinic. We offer day trips, multi-day trips, and even trips to other countries. For further information, call the Senior Center at (978) 443-3055, take a look at information on this website under Programs, or Click Here to send us an email.

All the details are available in the monthly publication, the Sudbury Senior Scene, available free at the Senior Center and on the Town website.

We are always looking for ideas for new programs. Many of the Senior Center programs started as the result of an idea from a Sudbury senior.

It is pretty easy.

Go to the Sudbury Town website Email List Signup .  Click on the “subscribe” button in the upper right corner.

Enter your e-mail address and first and last names, in the boxes provided, and click on the little box that says “Senior Center—General Information”.  Type in the numbers and letters for the security check and then click on “Sign Up” just below. You will be added to get all the newsletters the month before they are mailed, and occasional updates and items of interest that have come up too late for inclusion in the newsletter.