Programs & Activities

The Council on Aging offers many services, programs, and activities to Shrewsbury senior citizens at little to no cost.

Please check our services and programs listed here for more information and call or visit the Senior Center to register for classes and activities. Our monthly newsletter will list any monthly class cancellations:

You can also check for program updates at My Active Center here:

Some of our instructors may ask for a monetary donation from their class participants. Suggested donations range between $3-15. Ask your instructor for more information. 

Current Weekly Classes and Programs


Mahjong 9-12:30 (lobby) 

Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. 


Floor Yoga 9:30-10:30 (Side B)

A Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation. This class is done on the floor with a mat. 


Gentle Chair Yoga11-11:45 (Side B)

Focus on strength, breath and mobility.


Current Events 1-2:30 (Conference Room)

Discuss current happenings in the world including local, national, and international news


Color Therapy 1:30-3 (Lobby)

Coloring pages and materials are available for those who would like to chit-chat, relax and color



2nd Monday of each month 10—11 (Conf. Rm)  Limited to 10 people. 

Technical training sessions on how to use your Apple and Android mobile smart phones and tablets as well as how to use a computer. Sessions will cover basic functions from the buttons, touch screens, menus, apps and settings with a goal to help seniors feel more comfortable with these devices. These sessions will be hands on, interactive training sessions so bring your devices and questions!

Contact David Sullivan at to register for sessions.




Piano Lessons 9-1 (Lobby)

Small group beginner piano lessons. Please contact Dennis for more information at 508-769-6413 or


Walking Club Ends Tuesday, November 28, 2023 9-10 (Weather Permitting)

Come join us for a walk around the town! Meet at the Senior Center at 8:45. Snacks and water provided. Each walker receives a free reflective walking vest for safety. How far you walk is up to you! 


Balance & Fall Prevention 10:00—10:45 (Side B) $3.00 Donation

Designed to improve the participants’ posture and core strength to promote better balance, with the ultimate goal of helping to prevent falls.  Fitness props are also incorporated into class on a rotating basis including the use of small health balls, weights and resistance bands.


Roger’s Café  10-11:30 (Side A)

Socialize over coffee and breakfast goods 


Art Class with Marion 12:30-2 (Craft Room)

Marion Buricatu gives individual coaching to each student in the class. Students may bring a project of their choosing at any stage of the process and Marion will customize her instruction and offer lessons on elements of art and technique. Students should bring their own supplies. Beginners, Marion will provide a list of material to buy in the first class. $15 to instructor. Questions email


Senior Challenge (limited)  1-2 (Side B)

The new Joe Fish Senior Challenge class is heart healthy way to be active and improve your strength, balance and flexibility.  $3.00 each class to instructor


Line Dancing with Paul 3:30-4:30 (Side A/B)

Dance for fun, exercise, balance, coordination, and to learn a new skill. No need to have a partner; this is something for everyone, and no experience is necessary! 


Literary Voyagers Book Club—3rd Tuesday each month 5:00 PM (Lobby)

Monthly book options are based on multicultural topics, books provided by the library and available at the Senior Center


Tai Chi Adv. 8:30-9 Beg. 9-9:45 (Side B)

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.


Hand Quilting 9:30-11:30 (Craft Room)

This “throw back” class is for those who enjoy sewing completely by hand without sewing machines. From piecing to hand quilting, we work on our own projects with guidance and support from Beth. All skill levels are welcome. Contact Beth at with questions. $10 per class


Fit for Life 10-11 (Side B)

Look and feel your best while improving strength, flexibility, and energy. Six Basic Fitness Components strength, flexibility, cardio, nutrition, stress management, and balance. *$25 for 8 classes. Call Recreation for more details 508-841-8503



Scrabble 10-1 (Lobby)

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares


Blood Pressure Clinic: Nurse Lydia 11-12:30 (Conference Room)  Walk-in


Busy Hands Knitting / Crocheting 12:45—3:30  (Craft Room)

A congenial group of fiber crafters! New members welcome—come socialize, share ideas, and make new friends!


Hand and Foot 1-4 (Lobby)

Hand and Foot is a variation of Canasta/Rummy card games.


Mindful Meditation 1:30-2:30 (Side B)

Mindfulness meditation is a mental training practice that teaches you to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity, and calm both your mind and body.


Medicare & Mass Advantage 1st Wednesday of month  10-11– (Lobby) Educational 






Men’s Club  8:30-11 (Side B)

The club is open to all senior men retirees and semi-retired men to attend the Thursday morning meetings at the Shrewsbury Senior Center. 


Card Making with Carol 9:30-11:30 (Lobby)

Create cards for all occasions with Carol, who will guide you through the process. Seasonal cards with Senior Center supplies are free; card kits by Carol $5 for two kits, call the Senior Center to sign up


Bridge  12:00-3:30 (Lobby)                                 

Bridge is a trick-taking card game using a standard 52 card deck. In its basic format, it is played by four players in two competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table. 


Mahjong  12:30-3 (craft room)

Mahjong is a tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. 


Ukulele Social 12:30-3:30 (Side A)

To participate and share music. All welcome. 


Senior Challenge (limited) 1-2 (Side B) 

The new Joe Fish Senior Challenge class is heart healthy way to be active and improve your strength, balance and flexibility. $3.00 each class to instructor



Cribbage  9:00-11:30 (Lobby)                                    

Cribbage is a card game, usually for two players, in which each player tries to form various counting combinations of cards. Each player receives six cards, and the score is kept by moving pegs on a narrow rectangular board.


ZUMBA GOLD10:30-11:15 (Side B) 

Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training to help improve cardiovascular fitness. This class is a lower-intensity version of the typical Zumba class and was designed to meet the anatomical, physiological and psychological needs of seniors. 


Kindness Cards—Any day/ Any time

Join us in spreading joy and positivity to our community! The Shrewsbury Council on Aging invites you to come to the Senior Center at your convenience to create personalized cards filled with warm wishes and thoughtful messages to brighten the lives of our neighbors who may be feeling isolated. Supplies for card making are provided. Participants must be able to work independently. Come by yourself or bring a friend.