CAP’s Senior Centers connect older adults to support services, socialization and recreation in Lancaster City and Columbia.
The centers provide a great way to help older adults stay connected to their community, spend time with peers and participate in trips to local areas of interest.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The Columbia Senior Center plans to re-open on Wednesday, September 9 and the Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center on Thursday, September 10, 2020 following PA Department of Health and CDC guidelines. We cannot have any visitors at the Senior Centers. Members may only come on their designated day. Weekly activities will be the same every day so all can enjoy! Masks must be worn at all times.
Events and Activities
Beginning on 9/21/20 Office of Aging is offering FREE zoom classes to anyone age 55+. The classes are expected to continue through June 2021. If interested in the links to the classes, please send an email to Debbie Groff at Dgroff@co.lancaster.pa.us.
We have a variety of exercise bands we can mail to participants if needed for our classes. Please pass this information to others so the classes are successful! In the near future, we will be adding art classes, more games, social interaction etc. Current classes that start on 9/21:
Mondays at 10:30 am
Class: Get Moving Chair Fitness Class w/Judy
Description: Judy Veser, 10:30 AM, “Get Moving Chair Fitness;” class will be taught using a standard card table type chair with students both seated and standing. Students will use their own chairs for this class, along with their own weights or bodyweight to perform each exercise. If weights are not available, students can use varying sizes of plastic water bottles or small soup cans. The class will be appropriate for any age group and students will be encouraged to do only what they feel able to do. Students will be instructed that they may use no weights and just move through the motion in the execution of some exercises that may be contraindicated.
Start Date: Sep 21, 2020 10:30 AM
Tuesdays at 9:00am
Class: Yoga w/Marygrace
Description: Marygrace Lomboy, 9 AM, “Yoga;” class students will be given the option to use their own yoga mats, chairs, or both, students will be able to work at their own pace with modifications, the class will include: breathing exercise instruction, grounding practice to reduce stress and anxiety, yoga postures that focus on muscle strengthening/stretching/relaxation, reflective poetry at the end of each session.
Start Date: September 22, 2020, at 9 am
Tuesday, October 6 & October 20th, 1 pm
Family Face-Off Game with Matt Cleveland. Play a game similar to “Family Feud”. Gather your friends via zoom and Let’s Play Family Faceoff. Winners will receive a small prize via the mail.
Wednesdays at 9:00 am
Description: Anna Wilton, 9 am, dance to the sounds of Latin and American music. No dance experience needed with students moving and can move with their comfort level. The only equipment needed is comfortable clothing and shoes.
Start Date: October 7, 2020
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
Class: Barre Class w/Susan
Description: Susan Null, 5:30 PM, “Barre Class;” combines ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga, and strength training. This is a low impact workout that focuses on posture, proper alignment, balance, strength, and stability. This class is great for all fitness levels. Class always starts with a warmup and then the strength training is weaved in and out of the ballet-inspired songs. Each class ends with some abdominal work, yoga and stretching. Modifications are always provided for those who may not be able to do the more active movements. No dance experience is required. The materials needed for class will be light hand weights (3-5 pounds), a chair, loop resistance bands, and a mat. Participants will use their own equipment.
Start Date: September 23, 2020 at 5:30pm
Thursdays at 9:00 am
Class: Exercise with Kathy
Description: Kathy Ross, 9 AM, “Exercise with Kathy;” class combining chair exercises, weights, yoga, and qi-gong.
Start Date: Sept 24, 2020 9am
Thursdays at 1:30pm-2:30pm
play BINGO with Office of Aging staff using BINGO cards that are mailed to you ahead of time. Winners will receive a small prize in the mail.
Start Date : October 8, 2020 1:30pm
Fridays at 11:00 am
Class: Move Your Body w/Wendy
Description: Wendy Serfass, 11 AM, “Move Your Body;” class will incorporate a variety of exercise moves and will be fun for all fitness levels, exercises will focus on stretching, balance, and movement. Participants can sit or stand for the class. Students will use their own equipment: a chair, stretch bands, a small ball, and a small container (e.g. empty coffee can).
Start Date: Sept 25, 2020 11am
- Daily breakfast and hot lunch
- Activities and games
- Financial education
- Medical screenings and information
- Community service projects
Participants must be at least 60 years old and there is no cost to participate!
Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center
33 E. Farnum Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Columbia Senior Center
Columbia United Methodist Church
510 Walnut St.
Columbia, PA 17512
Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.