Franklin County Area Agency on Aging, Chambersburg, serves Franklin County residents ages 60 and older through its eight senior activity centers.
This year the Tuscarora center, Mercersburg, received a state grant to develop an enrichment center with enhanced activites for seniors and programs open to the public.
Open Mondays through Fridays (Path Valley, Mondays to Thursdays), centers offer meals and social activities, monthly speakers, picnics, musical entertainment special programs and more. Those needing assistance may attend with a personal aide of any age, and spouses younger than 60 may attend with a spouse 60 or older.
Franklin County's eight centers are:
Chambersburg: 600 Norland Ave., Suite 11; 264-8191
Fort Loudon: 142 Mullen St.; 369-2520
Greencastle: 10615 Antrim Church Road; 597-2020
Mont Alto: 6034 Anthony Highway; 749-7294
Path Valley: 20344 School Run Road, Dry Run; 349-7227
Tuscarora: 11300 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg; 328-4744
Upper Strasburg: 1008 Community Road; 530-1186
Waynesboro: 30 W. North St.; 762-2758
View updated schedules at www.franklincountypa.gov/Pages/AgingSeniorActCtr.aspx
Fulton County senior centers are administered by Senior Centers of Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Counties, 116 W. Market St., McConnellsburg; 485-5151 or 1-800-637-0315. Centers offer meals, bus trips, candy making, crafts, health screenings, etc.
Three Fulton County locations are:
Hustontown: 387 Cole Road; 987-3770
McConnellsburg: 100 Woodside Drive; 485-5613
Warfordsburg: 209 Long Hollow Road; 294-6020
Sponsored by Messiah Lifeways of the Brethren in Christ Church, Shippensburg Senior Center recently moved into its newly refurbished home at Branch Creek Place, 115 N. Fayette St. It offers exercise and line dancing, cards and bingo, regular meals and more, and delivers meals to those who can't get out. There is also a classroom for group meetings.
For information call 530-8217.