The Dudley Senior Center is Closed 3/16/20 All Activities Scheduled for March are Postponed until further Notice

Hello Dudley Seniors ,

Governor Charlie Baker has declared a State of Emergency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Due to the Pandemic Corona Virus Covid-19.

The Dudley Senior Center will be closed as of Monday, March 16-April 5th, 2020, (Hopefully 2 or 3 weeks, but possibly longer).  We are postponing all activities, and special events such as the Memory Cafe and the Polish Day, as well as the Tina Bemis Workshop. This pro-active measure of Social Distancing is meant to keep groups from gathering who could potentially/unknowingly be spreading the Covid-19 Virus to others. 

Please stay at home if possible to reduce exposure to the virus; grocery stores and pharmacies should be your only outing.

Keep at least 6 feet distance between you and others.

Restaurants are offering take out, no dining in,  perhaps someone can deliver meals or food  to you.

Wash hands frequently with soap and water, and disinfect items others may also be using/touching such as door handles and handrails etc.


Tri-Valley has already cancelled their lunch Clubs at all sites, but for now the Meals on Wheels program is still active. If you are housebound and in need of Meals on Wheels, please call Tri-Valley at 508-949-6640.

If you are concerned, have questions and would like to speak to someone in the COA office please call 508-9498015 X3 Please leave your name and number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. I am also available by email at [email protected]  I will be checking phone messages and emails on a regular basis. I am in office on Mondays and Fridays 10AM to 3PM. Please feel free to call me, if there’s something I can help with, or even if you’d just like to talk with someone.

We are very sorry to disappoint, but proactively, the Town of Dudley is taking precautions to hopefully prevent or slow the spread of this highly contagious virus, especially to Senior Citizens or Immunocompromised Individuals who may be most vulnerable and at risk for contracting the virus.

If you are experiencing

*Fever 100.4,

*Cough and shortness of breath,

 *Severe symptoms of Pneumonia

Call your healthcare professional if you develop symptoms, have been in close contact with with a person who is known to have Covid-19, or if you have recently travelled from an area with widespread or ongoing community spread of Covid-19. For more information see   or call 508-765-8191

If you require an ambulance call 911, please be sure to identify if you are experiencing the above symptoms.

Please check in on family, friends and neighbors by phone every day if possible, to let them know how you are doing!

Reminder: HANDS is Available to Help With Fuel Costs


Helping Address the Needs of Dudley’s Seniors is a nonprofit group comprised of Dudley residents, employees, and business owners, here to help Dudley seniors whose good planning is no longer enough to meet their monthly food, heating and/or utility expenses. HANDS will provide aid for those who qualify, through grants paid directly to heating and utility companies. If you are 60 years of age or older, a resident of Dudley, and find yourself in need of heating or utility assistance, please completely fill out the following application and mail it to the following address:
P.O. Box 343
Dudley, MA 01571

All applications are strictly confidential and the information provided therein
will be used solely for the purpose of determining financial aid eligibility.
For priority consideration, applications must be received by December 31.
Donations to HANDS are accepted year round. Checks may be made payable to HANDS and mailed to the address above.
All donations are tax deductible.

Should you have questions or need further information, please call HANDS at (508)943-8517

Download (HANDS-APP-2-PGS.pdf , PDF)