Ways of Helping
Center for Elder Services
10 Campbell Street
PO Box 433
Lebanon, NH 03766
Welcome to the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc. (GCSCC)
Our eight senior centers (see map below for locations) are “welcome centers” for their respective regions. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a volunteer, you’ll be pleased to find a friendly gathering spot where everybody knows your name.
If you have a neighbor or family member who no longer shops, prepares meals, or who is feeling isolated, or anxious about living alone, let us know so we can help. Programs such as Meals on Wheels are prepared in our center kitchens and delivered by dedicated volunteers. Our outreach workers and resource staff are invaluable to those needing help accessing special services.
For more than 40 years, GCSCC has been the “go to” place in Grafton County for services that enable older citizens, and those with disabilities, to remain independent and safe at home. Our centers are also community-driven facilities where people stop by to have fun, enjoy a meal together, continue lifelong learning, and laugh and care for each other. And – we always need great volunteers – they are the heart and soul of the centers. So, drop by to have lunch – you’ll be glad you did!
If you live in, or near Grafton County, and if you’re trying to reconnect with old friends, meet new people, enjoy good meals, entertainment, exercise, educational opportunities or special trips, we recommend you visit the senior center nearest you. Need a ride to a senior center for lunch or to a medical appointment? Call your senior center and asked to be picked up by one of our friendly drivers in a lift-equipped van.
Home Delivered Meals
Food Shelves (at some locations)
Outreach & Social Services
Assistance with Social Security, Medicare, etc.
Chore Corps Program
Activities, Programs and Clinics
Blood Pressure Screenings
Health and Wellness Programs
Who Uses GCSCC's Services?
• Older people who need support to maintain an independent lifestyle
• Families who require help in caring for older relatives
• Individuals who are preparing for retirement
• Businesses who are assisting employees with obligations of caring for older family members
• Physicians and other medical professionals providing care for an older person
• Bankers, attorneys and others who are managing the affairs of older people
• Concerned neighbors and community members
Our purpose is to develop, strengthen, and provide programs and services that support the health, dignity and independence of older adults and adults with disabilities living in our communities.
Our goal is to do what families and neighbors would – if they could – prepare meals, take people to medical appointments and to do errands, provide opportunities for getting together with friends, untangle problems with Social Security and Medicaid and Medicare, obtain financial support when necessary, secure safe and affordable housing, identify opportunities for volunteering, and offer a shoulder to lean on in times of crisis.
Upper Valley – Lebanon
Serving communities of Lebanon, West Lebanon, Hanover, Plainfield, Enfield, Etna and Lyme
Newfound – Bristol
Serving communities of : Bristol, Alexandria, Bridgewater, Hebron and Groton
Serving communities of Littleton, Lyman, Lisbon, Landaff, Sugar Hill, Monroe, Easton, Franconia, Bethlehem
Horse Meadow – North Haverhill
Serving communities of Haverhill, North
Haverhill, Woodsville, Pike, Monroe, Piermont, Bath and
Serving communities of Orford and Lyme
Mascoma – Canaan
Serving communities of Canaan, Enfield, Dorchester, Orange, Grafton
Linwood – Lincoln
Serving communities of Lincoln and Woodstock
Serving communities Plymouth, Ashland, Dorchester, Groton, Holderness, Rumney, Campton, Ellsworth, Thornton, Warren, Wentworth, Waterville Valley