Each of the four senior community centers are operated as part of United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania and run in conjunction with the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging. From Carbondale to Mid Valley, and West Side Scranton to South Side, Senior Community Center members are offered a broad range of social, recreational, educational and health programs in pleasant, welcoming environments.
Each center is as unique and diverse as the community in which it resides and we offer you this welcome packet to help you understand the four senior community centers and the greater UNC network.
Lackawanna County residents, sixty year of age or older, and their spouse (any age) are eligible to participate in senior center meals, programs and activities. A person must complete a Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging intake form, show proof of residence and proof of age, income range, last four digits of social security number and number in household. This information is required by Federal, State and Local funding sources and is kept strictly confidential. You will not be denied services due to providing/not providing this information, however your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
All centers serve a meal at noon for a suggested donation of $1.00-$1.25. Please make your meal reservation at least one day in advance and when canceling a reservation, do so by 8:30 a.m. the morning of the meal. Walk-ins without a reservation will be served only if there is a meal available after all meal participants with a reservation have been served.
The Lackawanna County Coordinated Transportation System provides transportation to all of our centers. The center receptionist will schedule your ride to the center, which must be made at least three working days in advance.
United Neighborhood Centers Older Adult Programs provide numerous opportunities for members of our community at four Senior Community Centers located throughout Lackawanna County. Each center offers various activities that include chair exercise, Nintendo Wii bowling, computer classes, tai chi, ballroom dancing, yoga, book clubs and bus trips to local resorts and casinos. Monthly special menus are served around a holiday celebration or a party with a theme.
Our centers are as varied as the neighborhood in which they are situated, and as welcoming as the wonderful members and volunteers found there. Each center provides a nutritious lunch served daily, Monday thru Friday, as well as its own calendar of activities, with many special events throughout the year.
Each senior center is staffed by a manager, senior workers paid through government sponsored worker programs and non – paid volunteers.