The Senior Place program helps to keep East Boston’s elderly healthy, active, and connected to their community. Whether they participate in an exercise or dance class or attend program activities everyday, the seniors benefit from the companionship and support of their peers and improve the quality of their lives.
The overarching goal for Senior Place is to enhance the quality of seniors’ lives and empower seniors by providing information and referral and direct services, socialization and recreational activities.
- Regular social activities, including games and conversation
- Supportive visits by seniors to hospitalized or home-bound program participants
- Arts and crafts projects
- Health information talks at least one time per month
- Day or overnight field trips when funds are available
- A guest speaker series which hosts monthly speakers on issues important to seniors, including doctors, lawyers speaking on living wills and estate planning, and nursing home representatives
- Anti-crime programs in collaboration with the Boston Police Department and the District Attorney’s Office
- Support and grief counseling, provided informally by fellow program participants and both informally and formally by the Program Director, a licensed Social Worker
- Weekly dance and exercise classes
- Special events, including the Piers Park picnic, the Mayors’ picnic, Christmas and Valentine parties, etc.
- Community Service Projects
- Volunteer opportunities
The program operates year-round with varying activities each day and high attendance. The Senior Place program is offered Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Social Centers’ main facility at 68 Central Square in East Boston. The facility is fully accessible, conveniently close to bus stops, and parking is available nearby.
The Coordinator of Senior Place is an experienced social worker, with the counseling and human services experience necessary to provide the professional care that the elderly need.
Contact: Jeanne Spinazola 617-569-3221 ext. 114