Office on Aging
Lillian LaSalle, Executive Director
Located at the Lawrence Senior Center, 30 Darrah Lane East
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SAFE TODAY. HEALTHY TOMORROW
SAFE TODAY. HEALTHY TOMORROW
Use the links below to get details on upcoming programs and activities at the Lawrence Senior Citizen Center.
Check here for updates on closings and cancellations.
The Office on Aging is pleased to announce the first addition of LAWRENCE TWP. SENIOR NEWS. This publication highlights activities, events, special programs and individuals at the Lawrence Senior Center. Click on the following link to access the newsletter.
Tai Chi and Yoga classes will be held at the Senior Center. Yoga class, led by Sheri Dzubak, starts Friday, September 5 at 9:00 AM. Tai Chi, led by Glenn Swann, will begin Monday, September 22 at 10:30 AM. More details are available from the attached flyer.
Lawrence Township Office on Aging Site of AARP Tax Assistance Program - Appointments are available to have Federal and State Income Tax returns completed by AARP volunteers at the Lawrence Township Senior Center from Tuesday, February 3, 2015 until April 14, 2015 between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. This is a free service for older adults and community members of low to moderate incomes. For more information or to make an appointment please contact the Senior Center at 609-844-7048.
Short Story Reading and Discussion Group starting February 10, 2015 through March 31, 2015. See attached for details.
For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Office on Aging please read the flyer.
Services and programs available provided though the Mercer County Office on Aging.
Special Events / Programs
The Lawrence Senior Center is open to Lawrence senior citizens, 60 years of age and older, for a wide range of activities. The Office on Aging staff also provides information, assistance and referrals to social services and linking Lawrence seniors to the network of senior service providers.
The motto of the Senior Center is "Living It Up, Sharing the Joy"! Lawrence Seniors are encouraged to take part int the activities sponsored by the Office on Aging (Live It Up!); and to take advantage of the opportunities to contribute positively to our community (Share the Joy!). For example, citizens from the Busy Bee class have taught students from the Lawrenceville School how to knit and crochet. In turn these students taught the seniors basic, intermediate and advanced computer skills. In the past, the Lawrence Senior Center celebrated Black History month and the seniors raised funds for summer camp scholarships for Lawrenceville youngsters. Currently, seniors in the Sewing Group are passionately working on smocks, comfort pillows and blankets, collecting clothing and toiletries to donate to Angels' Wings a local residential program for infants and children awaiting placement in foster homes.
The Office on Aging also coordinates many special events that include the "Friday Evening Socials." The Valentine's Day Dance, St. Patricks Day Bash, Annual Holiday Luncheon, Senior Prom, and an annual Variety Show have all been great favorites in the past. Throughout the year the Senior Center also plans several trips to a host of destinations. To keep seniors abreast of the events at the Senior Center, the Office on Aging prepares a monthly "Lawrence Senior Activities" calendar. Copies may be picked up at the Lawrence Senior Center. Weekly activities at the center include: line dancing, hula and ballroom dancing, Yoga, T'ai Chi, bingo, exercise classes, health education screenings, lectures, bridge, Spanish lessons, movies, sculpture, painting, computers, card playing and much more.
Health lectures are offered the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Lawrence Senior Center at 11:00 am. A related screening is held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm. Call 844-7094 or 844-7048 for additional information.
The Senior Center also includes a lounge area where individuals are welcome to come relax, socialize, watch television or read. Call the Office on Aging to arrange for our van to pick you up and bring you to the Center. Mercer County also provides transportation through T.R.A.D.E.
The Executive Director of the Office on Aging, Lillian LaSalle, will be happy to assist you in any way possible. Many seniors in Lawrence have extensive backgrounds in varied fields of expertise. The Senior Center is open to your suggestions and willing to accept any assistance you would like to offer. Your suggestions concerning the activities you think would be of interest to seniors are also welcomed. Perhaps you would like to volunteer to teach a class or give a symposium on a topic of interest to seniors. Call the Senior Center, let us know.
If you are 60 years of age or older and have not yet visited the Center or taken advantage of the activities already scheduled, please stop in and join us. The Center is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding holidays. For additional information about the Lawrence Senior Center or the Lawrence Office on Aging, please call (609) 844-7048.