Leominster, Massachusetts is a city located in Worcester counties. Leominster is located north of Worcester and west of Boston.
Leominster was first settled by Europeans in 1652 as part of the town of Lancaster. The settlers coexisted peacefully with the existing Native Americans until 1675 and King Philip's War, when many Europeans were either killed or fled the area. This left Leominster deserted until a land grant was offered to lure European settlers back to the area in 1724. Leominster was incorporated in 1740. Leominster was a farming community up until the twentieth century. In 1915 Leominster had grown to the point where the inhabitants voted to have the town become a city. Leominster is the second largest city in Worcester counties, after the city of Worcester.
The twentieth century also brought the plastics industry to Leominster. From 1900 to 1920 plastics, or "celluloid" as it was then called, was the largest industry in Leominster. In 1919 a jeweler named Sam Foster began producing plastic jewelry. Briefly joining with a partner, William Grant, Foster-Grant expanded to hair products and toys. His company produced a childrens' sunglasses which were picked up and enjoyed by movie stars in the west. The glasses became a huge hit and the local Leominster Company gained both national and international fame. In 1981, after Foster's death, the company location was moved out of Leominster.
Leominster was also home to Viscoloid. Viscoloid later merged with Dupont to become the Dupont-Viscoloid Company. The company was the largest in Leominster making dress combs, brushes, mirrors, toilet articles, hair ornaments, and other novelties.
Union Products, another Leominster based company, created lawn decorations. Best known for their creation and marketing of their plastic pink flamingo lawn decoration, it manufactured these ornaments up until 1987.
The population of Leominster, according to the 2000 census, was 41,303 with a 2010 projected population of 45,635. The 2000 census listed the Leominster senior population, 65 years and older, at 9.4% of the total population. 27.9% of all Leominster households were made up of individuals with 10.7% of these Leominster households being Leominster seniors 65 or older. As this Leominster population increases, so will the demand for senior home care assistance and senior home care services through a reputable senior home care agency such as Home Instead Senior Care. Home Instead has provided the highest quality, in-home care for your loved one since 1997. Elder home care services are tailored to fit you and your family's elder care needs.
The Leominster Senior Citizen's Center is located at 5 Pond Street, Leominster, MA. The Leominster Senior Center is open from 8AM-4PM Monday through Friday. The Leominster Council on Aging is located within the Leominster Senior Center and is available to answer questions regarding Leominster's senior services, programs and to act as a resource for answers to senior related needs.
The state provides information and senior services through Montachusett Home Care Corp. This agency is available to answer questions regarding elder home care services. They are able to provide an assessment and to determine if any funding might be available to assist with the payment of services.