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The mission of the Gibson Center for Senior Services is to offer programs that enable seniors in New Hampshire's Northern Carroll County to live independently and actively, with purpose and dignity. Make a donation to support us to achieve our mission and goals. Why support us?

The Gibson Center

Proudly Serving Senior Citizens

The Gibson Center for Senior Services is a non-profit corporation providing services to senior citizens of Northern Carroll County since 1979. Our goal is to enable seniors to remain in their homes, while maintaining a high level of independence and quality of life through the offering of an evolving array of programs and services. Our programs are designed to serve the needs of these active and passive senior residents through nutrition programs (home delivery, congregate meals and nutrition education), transportation programs for the elderly and disabled to help meet their daily living needs, social and educational programs to enable them to stay actively involved in their communities with purpose and dignity, and referral and networking programs with related community service agencies.

Greetings from the Director: Saturdays at the Thrift Store

That may be the title of the book I write some day to capture the moments over the years. I absolutely love my Saturdays at the Thrift Store.

It’s about the characters and stories. There are the weekly friends who come in just to see what new items have come in since the last time. You can never check too often for new treasure. They come alone or often with family members along – tactically surveying the rooms like hide and seek, “You go that way, I’ll check this way!”

Gibson Center Thrift StoreWe have seasonal friends who tell us they wouldn’t miss stopping in – though they are pretending the reason to be in the Valley is for the camping. We are a highlight of their trip. We supply the forgotten hats, umbrellas, shoes for the wedding, suits for the funeral, and even the raingear for the fellow leaving late to climb the Ammonoosuc Trail even as a predicted storm pushed in. Ellen had motherly words for him not to go but when he persisted, she sold him the best raingear and boots she could find.

I love the women’s college reunion groups that come in laughing before they even begin and then it gets louder: “Remember that purple coat you used to wear? That one with the huge buttons? Here’s one just like it!” They cart off 8 items to the dressing room and giggle and insist on buying outrageous memories. Then there’s Ann who comes and buys “Aspiration Pants,” the ones that are 1-2 sizes too small but she loves them. At $4 why not?
How about the young man who told his partner to go check out the wedding dress upstairs. It fit her perfectly and as she was paying for it we asked when the wedding was and got back, “Oh, he hasn’t asked me yet!” We decided he just did.

The Gibson Center is all about the characters and the stories. Add yours.

Marianne Jackson, MD
Executive Director

2023 Gibson Center Craft and Artisan Festivals

Gibson Center Summer Craft FairsHoliday Weekends are special at the Gibson Center because we have New England Crafters at their best! They offer fine jewelry, photography, art, pottery, stained glass, floral arrangements, candles, Skinny Towels, handmade bags, Kettle Corn, Maple Syrup products, items for your pets, soap, clothing, quilts, pillows, woodcrafts, wood signs and furniture. The Craft Fair benefits the Gibson Center for Senior Services, Meals on Wheels Program. Crafters, find the application at

  • Last Fair of the season!
  • Columbus Day Craft Fair: October 7th & 8th Sat & Sun

October Lunch Menu & Hours

Mon - Fri 11:30am to 12:15pm

Fruit Cup and Milk Available Daily

* Menu subject to change without notice *

Our Community Reviews...


The nutrition staff has met all of my requests.  The meals are delivered on time every day.  The drivers are all polite and courteous.

Senior Citizen

Since I went o Meals on Wheels I have stopped losing weight. I get a variety of meats and vegetables and have better health than before….I also enjoy talking to the drivers. Thank you.

Happy Senior

I don’t know what I would have done without Meals on Wheels. I don’t see anyone from 5:00 AM ’til late afternoon except the driver who brings my lunch in, brings me a newspaper, takes any mail I have ready, checks on me and always asks if I need anything

Happy Senior

Congregate meals feed the body and soul. It’s good to share mealtimes with old friends and new.

Senior Citizen

We really appreciate all the people who cook and deliver. I was a cook and was able to provide good home meals into my 80’s. At 87 years, it is so good for me to only have to cook occasionally.

Happy Senior

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