Programs for Seniors


Services for Adults Age 60 and Over: Since its inception in 1973, the Division of Aging responds to the diverse needs and interests of older adults by providing services and activities that enhance dignity, support independence and encourage involvement in the senior center and the community. Comprehensive services, programs and resources are available to older adults and their families.

Kathleen & Robert Lawther Center (Senior Center West)
16024 Madison Avenue
(216) 521-1515
Fax: (216) 521-2613 FAX
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

Senior Center East
12400 Madison Avenue
(216) 521-1515
Fax: (216) 521-1376 FAX
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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  • Intergenerational Programs+-

    Volunteers work with children of all ages, in a variety of settings

    • Ohioreads
      Tutors work individually with first, second and third graders to improve reading and writing skills.
    • Grandparent-Read-to-Me
      Volunteers read and socialize with pre-schoolers.
    • Growing-Healthy-Together
      Teams use puppets and skits to teach early elementary classes the importance of saying no to cigarettes and drugs, as well as practicing good hygiene and staying safe.
    • Spring Fling
      An intergenerational musical event co-sponsored by the Division of Aging and the Division of Youth H20 Program.
    • GRASP (Grandparents & Relatives As Second Parents)
      A program jointly sponsored by the Divisions of Aging and Youth.
      4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON.
    • Tea Party: Annual intergenerational tea party.

    Call 216-521-1515 for more information.

  • Center Activities+-

    Come to the centers and enjoy afternoon movies, tabletop bowling, bingo and Wii games. If you don’t see your favorite hobby, help us organize it. Activities include:

    • Craft Group
      Every Wednesday morning at the Kathleen & Robert Lawther Lawther Center (West) at 10:00 AM. Every Tuesday morning at Senior Center East.
    • Gold Coast Follies
      Sing and dance troupe that performs throughout the community. Always looking for new members!! Practice is held every Tuesday morning at Lakewood Park Woman’s Pavilion.
    • GrAY Pride at Kathleen & Robert Lawther Center (West)
      2nd Wednesday at 5:30 PM
    • Low Vision Support Group at Kathleen & Robert Lawther Center (West)
      4th Friday each month at 10:00 AM
    • Sewing Group
      Sew lap robes, tummy pillows for abdominal surgery patients and emergency room dolls for children to be donated to area nursing homes and hospitals. Join the ladies on Tuesdays at 9:30 AM at the Kathleen & Robert Lawther Lawther Center (West).
    • Lakewood Art League
      Join your peers in a creative environment. The group meets the third Monday of every month at 7pm at the Kathleen & Robert Lawther Lawther Center (West). Educational speakers present at every meeting.
    • Knitting & Crocheting
      Join your peers in a creative environment while working on your own knitting or crocheting project. Group meets Tuesdays at 10am at Center East.
    • Card Games
      Pinochle, poker, bridge, canasta.
    • Special Events
      Hot dog cookouts, picnics in the park, holiday celebrations, day trips and lunch outings.
    • NOSCD Northeast Ohio Senior Citizens of the Deaf
      Group meets every other Friday at the Kathleen & Robert Lawther Center (Senior Center West). Interpreter services available.
    • Lakewood Photographic Society
      Meets every Tuesday at 7pm mid September through mid May at Lawther Center West for anyone interested in photography.
    • AARP Tax Preparation Clinics
      Held January through April. By appointment only.
  • Social Work & Supportive Services+-

    Call (216) 521-1515 for more information on social services including

  • Senior Monthly Activities Calendar+-

  • The Lakewood Foundation+-

    The Lakewood Foundation is a private, not for profit, community based organization. The Lakewood Foundation enhances the lives of Lakewood residents by serving as the fiscal agent for service groups and city departments. The trustees of the Lakewood Foundation supervise and support special projects they believe will further the well being of the Lakewood community.

  • Early Childhood programs+-

  • Youth programs+-