- Written by Lon Wible Lon Wible
The Lancaster County Office of Aging invites Lancaster County’s older adults to join us in commemorating Older Americans Month.
This year’s theme for the month of May is “Engage at Every Age,” and we have some exciting ways for seniors to be engaged!
Join us as we celebrate our 30th Annual Senior Games during the week of May 7-11. This year’s Senior Games has more than 45 different events held at Spooky Nook Sports and several other locations. This fun event draws more than 800 participants and 200 volunteers.
We are also offering free technology classes to Lancaster County residents aged 55 and older at several locations in the county. These interactive classes are two hours long, and each class focuses on a different topic.
Whether you consider yourself a beginner or an advanced “techie,” we’re sure you’ll enjoy the class. Participants can attend one class or all of them.
Elizabethtown Senior Center
70 S. Poplar St., Elizabethtown
All classes 9-11 a.m.
May 17, Purchases and Upgrades 101
May 22, Facebook and Social Media
May 29, Online Financial Safety
May 31, Photography
Lancaster Rec Senior Center
525 Fairview Ave., Lancaster
All classes 9:30-11:30 a.m.
May 15, Beginners/Basics
May 18, Cloud 101
May 21, Online Financial Safety
May 25, Facebook and Social Media
Next Gen Senior Center
184 S. Lime St., Quarryville
All classes 9-11 a.m.
May 2, Digital Music
May 3, Photography
May 10, Health Features
May 14, Home Entertainment and Technology
Our celebration for the month will conclude when we join the Barnstormers for Older Americans Month as they play the York Revolution Thursday, May 24, at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster.
Lancaster County residents aged 60 and older can pick up a free ticket for the game and a voucher for a hotdog and soda at any of our local senior centers. Other activities to enjoy will include a health/senior fair, bingo during the game, and other attractions geared toward older adults.
Bring your photo identification to your local senior center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to receive your free ticket. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the following locations:
Columbia Senior Center, 510 Walnut St., Columbia – (717) 684-4850
Elizabethtown Senior Center, 70 S. Poplar St. – (717) 367-7984
Lancaster Rec Senior Center, 525 Fairview Ave., Lancaster – (717) 399-7671
Next Gen Senior Center, 184 S. Lime St., Quarryville – (717) 786-4770
SACA Senior Center, 545 Pershing Ave., Lancaster – (717) 295-7989
Lanc. Neighborhood Senior Center, 33 E. Farnum St., Lancaster – (717) 299-3943
Millersville Senior Center, 222 N. George St., Millersville (open Monday, Wednesday, Friday) – (717) 871-9600
Lititz Senior Center, 201 E. Market St., Lititz (open Monday, Wednesday, Friday) – (717) 626-2800
For information on any of the events or to register for the Senior Games or technology classes, call Lancaster County Office of Aging at (717) 299-7979 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Lon R. Wible is the executive director of the Lancaster County Office of Aging.