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Office on Aging

Lillian LaSalle, Executive Director

Phone: 609-844-7048
Fax: 609-896-0279
Located at the Lawrence Senior Center, 30 Darrah Lane East
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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  • For more information about volunteer opportunities at the Office on Aging please read the flyer.
Special Events/Programs This Month

The dog days of August are finally a thing of the past (hopefully). This month the Senior Center will hold their annual flea market. So if you are a buyer or seller come on out.

Recent Activity at Senior Center

The seniors recognized the contributions of the many volunteers, who help every day at the center, with a celebration of music, entertainment and refreshments! Volunteers can be seen here being recognized.

Older American Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation’s observance of Older Americans Month and has announced the 2019 theme, as: Connect, Create, Contribute; which encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Communities that encourage the contributions of older adults are stronger! By engaging and supporting all community members, we recognize that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives. Everyone benefits when everyone can participate. We encourage you to connect, create, and contribute for stronger and more diverse communities throughout the year. Visit the Lawrence Township Senior Center – a world of opportunities awaits you!

Senior Citizens' Center

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 Programs at the Senior Center

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. by calling (609) 530-1971. Other transportation services are available for a fee:

  • Access Link (800) 955-2321
  • Medi Transport (609) 586-7171


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.

Additional Information

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.