|Albert Gallatin Senior Recreation and Socialization||Recreation and socialization for individuals age 60 and up||Fayette||Senior Recreation and Socialization||Albert Gallatin Human Services Agency, Inc.|
|Avenues - Adult Socialization Services||A way for individuals to spend time with their friends in a social setting. Offers a great opportunity to gain social skills within the community and provides each individual with the feeling of self worth and independence.
Currently there are thirteen active groups providing activities in different areas of Schuylkill County. Each group participates in one activity each month.
Variety of interesting adventures
In addition to each group's monthly activity, there is an opportunity once a month for a large group activity. These activities are open to all groups and usually are activities such as dances, plays, amusement parks, tours, etc.||Schuylkill||Adult Services - Avenues||Avenues|
|Avenues - Senior Recreation||Takes place in the evenings during the week or during the day on weekends. Serves individuals in the surrounding Pottsville and Tamaqua areas in Schuylkill County, who are Senior Citizens that can no longer drive a car and need transportation to get out and have some fun socializing or get some shopping done.
Trips are offered once a week on different days alternating between the Pottsville and Tamaqua locations.
Seating is limited on the vans and we take reservations for the trips on a first come, first serve basis. All transportation for the trips is free and staffing is provided for any assistance that is needed.
Local shopping malls
The Hollywood Casino.||Schuylkill||Older Adult Services - Avenues||Avenues|
|Brandywine YMCA Programs||YMCA Programs offer life-changing activities for children, families and adults throughout Chester County. The Brandywine YMCA is one of six branches of the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley.||Chester||YMCA of the Brandywine Valley - Chester; Coatesville||YMCA of the Brandywine Valley|
|Carlisle Family YMCA||Services and programs that support youth, families and adults including:
-youth social and developmental programs
-teen social and developmental programs
-programs and services for wellness, fitness and healthy living for all ages
-special population programs
-sport leagues for youth and adults
-special events||Cumberland||Carlisle Family YMCA||Carlisle Family YMCA |
|Chevra - Vision||For all young professionals (singles and couples):
- To help young professionals access a deeper connection to their own Jewish identities through relevant programming that speaks to their unique life experiences.
- To foster a warm and inclusive atmosphere that transcends affiliations and differences.
- To offer social experiences that are uplifting instead of draining, and to offer educational experiences that are engaging instead of alienating.
- To offer singles a sensible network of programming and personal matchmaking (through matchmaker Jessica Erlbaum) that will assist them in finding their soul mates.
The word "Chevra" is related to the word "chaver" (friend), and it is basically a warm word that conjures up a group of friends connected through a close, common bond.
||Montgomery||Chevra - Philadelphia; Center City||Chevra|
|Crossfire Interchurch Singles Ministry||An interdenominational adult singles Christian ministry with a network of support groups including divorce recovery, single parenting, professionals, mature adults, young adults, never marrieds, etc.
Social activities, workshops, seminars, grief share and monthly newsletter.
Greater Harrisburg.||Dauphin||Crossfire Interchurch||Crossfire Interchurch|
|Crosskeys Human Services Senior Center||Provides recreational programs for seniors.||Fayette||Recreation for Seniors||Crosskeys Human Services|
|Downingtown Area Senior Center - Social Club||Activities and programs include classes, clubs, a chorus, exercise programs, games, dances, free income tax preparation, assistance with property tax/rent rebate, insurance information, and information and referral.||Chester||*Main Site (Downingtown Area Senior Center)||Downingtown Area Senior Center|
|Goodwill of Southwestern PA Elderberry Junction||Operates a program designed to address the non-therapeutic, social, recreational, and cultural needs of older persons with developmental/intellectual disabilities.||Allegheny||Goodwill of Southwestern PA Elderberry Junction||Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania|
|Harbor of Shippensburg||The Harbor is a safe place for community - a place that allows people to hang out without the influences or temptations of alcohol. The Harbor is a place where people can shoot pool, play games, sip coffee, and enjoy another's company. The Harbor has been created for the community by the community.
The Harbor is also a central location for many groups such as Al-Anon, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Weight Watchers to meet. Information is available in the appendix for these support groups.
The Quest Service (Seeking God's will through Scriptures and meditation) Sunday nights at 7:30PM is a part of The Harbor's programs.||Cumberland||Harbor of Shippensburg||Harbor of Shippensburg|
|Helping Hands - Social Recreation||Provides opportunities for individuals to participate in a wide variety of social and recreational activities. Emphasis is on community-based activities. Transportation is available for most activities.
Additional programs available include:
- Summer Vacation Program
- Special Vacations Program||Berks||Helping Hands||Helping Hands|
|Jennersville YMCA||Services include:
Aerobics Aquatic Exercise
Older Adult Fitness Classes
School Aged Childcare Care
Early Learning Childcare
Summer Day Camp
Adult and Youth Adult Classes
Preschool Enrichment Classes
Group Swim Lessons
Private Swim Lessons
Saturday Night Lights
Parent’s Night Out
Ellis Lifeguarding Class
Youth and Adult Theater
7th Grade Initiative
Family Movie Nights
Safe Sitter Classes
Youth and Government
Kettle Bell Classes
Wellness Checkups||Chester||YMCA of the Brandywine Valley - Chester; Jennersville||YMCA of the Brandywine Valley|
|Kennett Area Senior Center - Social Club||The Senior Center offers those 55 years of age and older information and assistance, insurance counseling, free tax preparation, property tax and rent rebate assistance, educational programs, fitness and wellness programs, and recreational programs.||Chester||KENNETT AREA SENIOR CENTER||Kennett Area Senior Center|
|Kennett Area YMCA||Services include:
School Aged Childcare Care
Special Needs Abilities Programming
Arts & Humanities
Saturday Night Lights
Parent’s Night Out
Ellis Lifeguarding Class
7th Grade Initiative||Chester||YMCA of the Brandywine Valley - Chester; Kennett Square||YMCA of the Brandywine Valley|
|Lionville Community YMCA||Services include:
Full Day Childcare
Infant & Toddler Care
School Age Child Care
Kindergarten Wrap Around Care
Elementary Start To Art
Middle School Art
Parent Child Swim Lessons
Teen and Adult Swim Lessons
Sports Leagues - Soccer & Basketball)
Youth Sports Instructions (Tiny Tumbers, Intro to Sports, T-Ball, Beginner Pee Wee Soccer, Youth Soccer
Communities That Care||Chester||LIONVILLE COMMUNITY YMCA||Lionville Community YMCA|
|New Genisis Singles Ministry||Provides a Christian environment in which singles may find community, social and spiritual encouragement||Cumberland||New Genesis Singles Ministry||New Genesis Singles Ministry|
|Options||A consumer directed social club, Options members meet monthly to plan their own social calendar of events with minimal assistance from staff. Participating in a variety of activities, they begin to make educated choices regarding social activities. Persons age 18 and older.||York||Bell Socialization Services, Inc.||Bell Socialization Services, Inc.|
|Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center YMCA - Social Club||The Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center has a gymnasium, childcare room, fitness center, indoor turf field and YPAL social room. It also offers exercise classes, dance, art, gymnastics, sports, personal trainers, and a free after-school program for families who qualify.||Chester||OSCAR LASKO YOUTH PROGRAM CENTER YMCA||Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center YMCA|
|Oxford Area Senior Center||Services include:
health care issues
nutrition and general interest topics
daily living skills
art and crafts programs
day trips||Chester||*Main Site (Oxford Area Senior Center)||Oxford Area Senior Center|
|Phoenixville Area Senior Center||The Phoenixville Senior Adult Activity Center exists to serve, support and enhance the lives of all senior citizens, 60 years of age and older by providing opportunities in the way of programs and activities designed to promote active, independent, healthily lifestyles.
- Lunch is served Noon, Mon thru Fri
- Apprise Counseling
- Transportation is provided by Chester County Para transit
- Health Screening and Seminars
- Group activities and friendly in-house competitions
- Computer learning classes
- Day & Overnight Trips
- Exercise programs
- Arts & Crafts
- Volunteers opportunities
- Duplicate Bridge
- Senior Chorus
- Income Tax Assistance
- Tai Chi for Arthritis
- Hot Breakfast served Tuesday and Friday 8 AM to 9 AM
||Chester||*Main Site (Phoenixville Senior Adult Activity Center)||Phoenixville Area Senior Center|
|Red Rose Singles||Specific discussion groups offered. Speakers and activities. The group is open to anyone who is not married. (Single, separated, divorced, widowed). Average age is presently 45 & up. A monthly calendar is published listing weekly activities. (bowling, dinner,dances, picnics, etc.)
||Lancaster||Red Rose Singles||Independent Support Groups|
|Social Activities||Surrey offers numerous opportunities for older adults to meet and participate in activities that suit their interests and abilities. Whether it's lunch in one of our centers, volunteering, participating in a club or activity or taking a trip to a local venue, Surrey has ongoing activities that are open to everyone at any time.||Chester||*Main Site (SURREY SERVICES FOR SENIORS, INC.)||Surrey Services for Seniors|
|Social Activities||Surrey offers numerous opportunities for older adults to meet and participate in activities that suit their interests and abilities. Whether it's lunch in one of our centers, volunteering, participating in a club or activity or taking a trip to a local venue, Surrey has ongoing activities that are open to everyone at any time.||Delaware||Surrey @ Broomall||Surrey Services for Seniors|
|Social Activities||Surrey offers numerous opportunities for older adults to meet and participate in activities that suit their interests and abilities. Whether it's lunch in one of our centers, volunteering, participating in a club or activity or taking a trip to a local venue, Surrey has ongoing activities that are open to everyone at any time.||Delaware||Surrey @ Havertown||Surrey Services for Seniors|
|Social Activities||Surrey offers numerous opportunities for older adults to meet and participate in activities that suit their interests and abilities. Whether it's lunch in one of our centers, volunteering, participating in a club or activity or taking a trip to a local venue, Surrey has ongoing activities that are open to everyone at any time.||Delaware||Surrey @ Media||Surrey Services for Seniors|
|Socialization||Open door policy recreation and games with pool, cards, chess, and checkers.||Dauphin||Angino Boys & Girls Club||Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg|
|Socialization||Open door policy recreation and games with pool, cards, chess, and checkers.||Dauphin||John Hall Boys & Girls Club||Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg|
|Teen Group||Teen Group, focusing on socialization, recreation and support and meets during the regular Chapter meetings - second Thursday of the month .
There will be 5 openings each month on a first come, first served basis
||Cumberland||Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area||Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area|