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As a city department, we are open Monday through Thursday, 8:00-4:00pm and Friday, 8:00-12:30pm. We are only open on weekends for special events, sometimes fundraisers.
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Because we are open Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 4 pm and Friday, 8 am - 12:30 pm, the main requirement is to be available during those hours. So, if you’re 54 and retired, you’re welcome to come! Some federally or state sponsored programs stipulate participants be 60 years of age or older, but mostly, the Center is available to the “mature” population.
We offer a wide variety of fitness classes at many levels including Aeroflex, Gentle Yoga, Cardio Aerobics, Line Dancing, Tai Chi & Qigong, Balance Bones & Brains (3B), Zumba, and Yoga. Each class offers a unique combination of aerobics, flexibility, balance, strengthening and meditative exercises. A Complete Work Out Center with a variety of exercise equipment is available to round out your workout routine. Cost per class: $2.00.
Yes! We have a specially trained SHINE volunteer. SHINE stands for “Serving the Heath Insurance Needs of Everyone” and our volunteer receives training and on-going guidance from AgeSpan. Call 978-983-8825 to request an appointment.
Yes! We have many enrichment classes for you to learn to create a variety of masterpieces while keeping your mind sharp and active. Try painting, ceramics, Japanese Bunka… just to name a few.
A blood pressure clinic is available Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00am provided by Family Services of the Merrimack Valley, Inc. The City of Methuen Public Health Nurse also conducts additional blood pressure clinics and informational sessions. Call the center for more information.
We do not have our own vans here, however, the City of Methuen contracts with the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) to provide EZ Trans curb-to-curb transportation services for persons 60 and over. Applications are available at the Center.