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“Where the region’s seniors come to learn, create, play, keep fit, make friends and stay young,

Our Mission

Our mission is to serve the social, intellectual, and physical well-being of individuals age 60 and older* who live in the Greater Bangor Region.

Hammond Street Senior Center offers members a beautiful multi-purpose facility where friendships are established, health is maintained, creativity is nurtured, interests are pursued, and new skills are enhanced through programs, social activities and diverse educational courses.

Perhaps best of all, membership is 100% FREE!

We are proud to be both a resource and an advocate for healthy aging by providing access to engaging programs, exciting activities and meaningful involvement within this organization and across our broader communities.

*Individuals age 55-59 are welcomed as members if their spouse or significant other is at least 60 years old and a member.

Hammond Street Senior Center’s Cornerstones:

  • Free Access to Social Space
  • HSSC Fitness Center
  • HSSC Senior University
  • Organized Programs, Presentations & Trips

Free Access to Social Space:

Consistent and satisfying social engagement is a critical counterbalance to the isolation and depression that too often comes with out-living one’s peers. Making new friends can be intimidating at any age, but it can seem especially intimidating for older individuals with limited interaction outside of their own family or in the community.

Hammond Street Senior Center is a warm, inviting atmosphere filled with laughter and endless opportunities that appeal to most every interest – a safe place for seniors to make new friends comfortably and easily based on common interests.

  • Daily “drop in” card playing and weekly Bingo, Spades, Canasta, Bridge, Poker and Cribbage; and a game room with ping pong and a pool table
  • Special interest groups for history buffs, crafters, gardeners, quilters, knitters and book lovers
  • Guest speakers, informative presentations, live performances and holiday activities & events
  • Monthly social teas and art galleries featuring members, an annual dance and events to get involved volunteering with or just enjoy
  • A computer lab with free high-speed Internet and beginner courses in Web surfing, email, word processing and digital photography

HSSC Senior University:

Research shows that regular intellectual stimulation, such as the challenge that engaging in life long learning classes can provide, keeps our brains active, growing and protected against some of the diminished cognitive capacity associated with aging.

Through HSSC Senior University, members can take courses across diverse disciplines, such as painting and pottery to ballroom dancing and current world issues. Most courses are presented in eight-week semesters up to five times a year. Additional special workshops, trainings and short courses are offered periodically. Included in course registration, students can utilize fully stocked studios for art, sewing, crafting, pottery, and dance to hone skills and further explore new concepts.

Check out our current semester course catalog under “Classes”

HSSC Fitness Center:

A lifestyle that includes regular physical activity is one of the top 10 components to Healthy Aging. This can be an area of real challenge for seniors for many reasons. Hammond Street Senior Center provides seniors with access to the tools, equipment, guidance, training and support they need to safely establish and successfully maintain a lifestyle that incorporates physical exercise and enables them to achieve the highest degree of physical strength, confidence, comfort and capability that is possible for them as individuals.

  • A professionally staffed, modern fitness center fully equipped with cardio and strength training machines, free weights, balls, exercise bands, Bosu and, a multi-station circuit training system
  • Strength and Balance classes to help build bone, retain and regain muscle, learn adaptive and applied physical skills, and increase confidence and competence for healthy, active and mobile lifestyles
  • Certified fitness trainers, who are knowledgeable in gerontology issues, can also help members set and meet individual fitness goals or follow physical therapy plans

Programs, Presentations and Trips

Hammond Street Senior Center offers seniors a destination with multiple purposes in one convenient location. It is obvious from the diversity of the more than 2,000 individuals who are active members that our programs are enticing enough to make you want to join and offer more than enough incentive to keep you coming back for years.

While 46% of Senior Center members live in Bangor; 54% percent of Senior Center members reside in more than 45 towns throughout the Greater Bangor Region, which means some seniors drive a substantial distance to benefit from the Senior Center.

At low- to no-cost, members can:

  • Join our groups for history buffs, crafters, gardeners, quilters, knitters and book lovers
  • Attend a guest lectures, special demonstrations and performances
  • Enjoy monthly social teas and on-site art galleries
  • Get a little wild during our an annual dance
  • Grow vegetables and flowers in our roof top garden
  • Volunteer with events such as our book swap, plant sale, pottery luncheon, gift basket silent auction, pie celebration and dance
  • Eat a hearty and healthy lunches prepared by volunteer chefs and retired cooks and a full breakfast buffet prepared seasonally
  • Learn a new craft during a weekly get-togethers with crafters
  • Collaborate on a quilting a project
  • Meet new friends to do things with outside of the Senior Center
  • Go on a mini-adventure with reasonably priced HSSC-facilitated day trips around Maine and themed weekend trips at Sky Lodge

The Best Little-Known Club

Hammond Street Senior Center always aimed to be the best multipurpose center seniors could ask for – but we never intended to be a “secret” club.  Yet, the two questions we hear the most are “Where are you located?” and “How come I never heard about you before?

Two Hammond Street is located behind Mexicali Blues and along the Kenduskeag Stream – on the tiny piece of Hammond Street that most people think is already State Street.

Open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m., HSSC boasts diverse offerings all housed on three fully handicapped-accessible floors in the beautifully restored former Merrill Trust Bank in the heart of Downtown Bangor.

Now that you know about us, Come see what you’ve been missing!

Hammond Street Senior Center

Hammond Street Senior Center

2 Hammond Street Bangor, Maine

John & Elaine Couri

Executive Director
Kathy Bernier

Marketing and Communications Director
Mary Collins

Member Activities and Volunteer Coordinator
Kelly Gilks

Office Manager
Mindy Martin

Aunt Nellie's Attic Manager
Kathy Clegg

Fitness Center Manager & Instructor Coordinator

Michelle Spencer

Fitness Center Assistants

Pat Cole