This page can also be accessed via www.LakelandTN.gov/seniors.
Visit the Lakeland Senior Center and join in the fun!
The City of Lakeland welcomes all area seniors 55+ to the Lakeland Senior Center, located on the picturesque grounds of I.H. Managerial Park. Our goal is to meet the social, recreational, and educational needs of senior residents in our community in an environment that is fun, safe, inclusive, and courteous for all.
The Lakeland Senior Center staff and volunteers are dedicated to enriching the lives of mature adults throughout the community. The facility is a gathering place where friends can enjoy camaraderie over a game or a number of other programs, seminars, and special events.
The Senior Center is open five days a week: Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and during other scheduled times. The Lakeland Senior Center Manager can be reached at 901-746-8195. Or, if no answer, call City Hall 901-867-2717.
Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around and explore the facility for a first-time visit.
Want to know what's going on at the Center?
Contact us (info above) to be added to our mailing list for our monthly calendar. Some of our weekly activities such as games, here
....and, some special events including classes and performances, here
. Getaways/trips are here (when available).
Scroll down the page for Fitness opportunities
The Parks & Recreation Department appreciates your support and feedback, as we work to build a vibrant and exciting Senior Center.
Would you like to be on the email and mailing lists, to receive
the monthly calendar or information on the quarterly luncheons/dinners? Call the Senior Center at 901-746-8195 or City Hall at 901-867-2717.
Friends celebrated Trudy Scholten's birthday, Thursday, Nov. 13th, 2014, at the Lakeland Senior Center during Canasta (now on hiatus).
Stay connected! (in addition to the email and mailing lists)
Tell your friends to visit LakelandTN.gov/seniors! For general city information, save these links: Facebook.com/LakelandTN and Twitter.com/CityofLakeland.
Property Tax Information for Seniors
Click here for property tax break information for seniors.
Senior talent needed!
Do you have computer training, musical or other talents? The Lakeland Senior Center wants to hear from you! To volunteer host an instructional class, program, or special event…or to volunteer at the Senior Center as a greeter, please call the LSC at 901-746-8195 or City Hall at 901-867-2717.
Special thanks to our Friends of the Lakeland Senior Center (FOLSC)!
Would you like to help out at the Senior Center, the quarterly luncheons/dinners, or for Senior Special Events? Maybe you'd like to bring cookies or help with decorating. You have the option to volunteer once or on an occasional basis. Whatever works for you! If interested in joining the Friends of the Lakeland Senior Center (FOLSC), please call 901-746-8195 or 901-867-2717. Also, come out to the Ice Cream Social & Forum on the 3rd Thursday of the month (call the verify this activity/scheduled time). We appreciate your support of the LSC!
FOLSC Gives Back!
Friends of the Lakeland Senior Center delivered 108 Easter gift bags filled with goodies, to residents of the Rainbow Rehab in Bartlett, Friday, April 3rd, 2015. Thanks to everyone who donated items or money, time filling and tying up goody bags, and delivering them to the residents/patients of Rainbow Rehab. They were so appreciative of the bags and enjoyed us visiting with them. Again, THANK YOU!
Senior Center address, phone number, email, etc:
4527 Canada Road (next to I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland, TN 38002. Phone: 901-746-8195 or City Hall 901-867-2717.
Open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. as well as during other scheduled times.
In event of heart attack or any medical emergency while at the Senior Center, call 911 immediately. After an ambulance is on its way, 911 may give instructions on CPR. There is an Automatic External Defibrillator in the Senior Center as well as at City Hall (867-2717).
For more information on the Senior Center facility guidelines and procedures, please refer to the Lakeland Senior Center Policy. Code of Conduct policy, here. To request the use of the Senior Center facility for a class, program, or other activity, please submit a facility use form to City Hall.
Constructed in 2011 (ribbon-cutting on 5/23/12), the Lakeland Senior Center includes 1700 sq. ft. of heated area and almost half the cost was funded by the federal government. Whether it’s an exercise class, a dance, seminars or concerts, each of these activities helps enrich your life with new meaning and interest.
Special thanks to Jeanne Hamilton for her generosity in donating her piano to the Senior Center after the Dessert Mystery Theatre production on Nov. 7th, 2014.
Special thanks to Doug Pilant's Piano Moving and Tuning. Doug tuned the LSC piano on Dec. 23rd, 2014 (paid for by an anonymous donor) and it is sounding so beautiful. Doug is a local young man who is well known for his musical talents. He has a degree in music from the University of Memphis, been a music director for a couple local churches, and has sung in different groups, bands and quartets throughout his life. We appreciate Mr. Pilant and his talents so very much. Be sure to give him a call at 901-388-6555 for tuning or any type of moving your piano.
CD Player and Music…
Special thanks to Rosemary Crawford who generously donated a six-disc CD player, seven CDs, and a monetary donation to the Lakeland Senior Center.
Thanks to Tim Hogan’s Carpet & Flooring, the Lakeland Senior Center has a brand new bound area rug. The rug made LSC its home - thanks in part to lead salesman, George Schwinn, and Lakeland resident, Alison Ely. Friends and guests of the LSC are delighted to have the warmth and comfort of the rug in the activity area of the Center. Call George at 901-207-8397 or visit the showroom at 9859 Huff N Puff Rd for all your flooring needs.
Patio Tables, Crepe Myrtles...and more!
Stephanie Lefler (Lefler Financial) donated two patio tables just in time for our April 2015 Picnic on the Patio event. Mark Louderback (Edward Jones Financial Advisor) donated two crepe myrtles for our 2015 Arbor Day Tree Planting event.
For the full story on the Arbor Day event, visit the Senior Special Events page (4/24/15 event).
Both Stephanie & Mark donate a lot to the LSC including sponsoring some of our quarterly luncheons/dinners and providing food at their seminars. Also, Mark acted in the Nov. 2014 Dessert Mystery Theatre and Stephanie often calls Bingo and provides prizes!
Donated American Flags...
Special thanks to Gordon and Jean Jones who donated the American flag inside the Lakeland Senior Center.
We appreciate all those who have given to the LSC, past and present (including the Lakeland Lions Club), which includes time and talents!
Previous classes or events: ...more info here.
3rd Anniversary of the LSC Grand Opening
On Friday, May 22, 2015, the Lakeland Senior Center celebrated the 3rd Anniversary of its Grand Opening (one-day early!). There was great food, entertainment, and giveaways.
Complimentary food provided by Osaka Japanese Restaurant on Germantown Rd (thanks to Dr. Van Le). There was a cake (thanks to Lakeland Cleaners), ice cream, and cookies. Entertainment was provided Linda and Wayne Knight of Waylin D.J. Services. They played a wide range of music genres from big band, oldies, to country and gospel, including some live music.
In addition to door prizes by Mark Louderback w/Edward Jones ($50 giftcard & flower arrangement), Stephanie Lefler w/Lefler Financial ($35 Sprouts giftcard), and Bartlett Nursery (hanging petunia plant), there were many nice party favors: Digger O'Dell (potted flowers), Sprouts Farmers Market (snack bags), Dr. Keaton Healthy Hearing (candy), Express Oil Change & Stonebridge Golf Club (discount cards, Fred's (pill boxes, pens & notepads), and City of Lakeland (smokeless ash trays). The prizes were coordinated by (then) LSC Manager, Marilyn Parker.
It was an enjoyable afternoon spent among friends!
Dessert Mystery Theater: “Dastardly Deed at Dry Gulch”
The Lakeland Senior Players gave a great performance on Nov. 7th, 2014 at IH Clubhouse before approx. 200 people!
The first ever senior play production called “Dastardly Deed at Dry Gulch” featured nine Lakeland seniors.
Toddlers to grandmothers and all ages in between attended the 7 p.m. performance. The attendees watched the play and had to guess who killed the sheriff as the finale of the evening. Dessert was provided at intermission.
Cast members included Cecil Tompkins, Bobbi Cornett, Barbara Hyatt, Bob Hamilton, Marie Wells, Ken Gurley, Trudy Scholten, Jeanne Hamilton, and Glen Payton. Mark Louderback, a friend of the cast and Arlington resident, was also in the play. And the culprit -- it was Sally Forth, played by Bobbi.
Thank-you to the Dessert Mystery Theater cast & crew for a wonderful performance! We appreciate all your hard efforts. A special thank-you to Director Jeanne Hamilton for donating her upright piano to the Senior Center after the performance.
The Art of Leather Crafting
On July 25th, 2014, Tom Hathaway of Lakeland Leatherworks (formerly Maj. Tom Harvey Leatherworks) taught a class for the first time at the Senior Center. Tom produces quality leather belts, billfolds, hat bands, chaps, and saddles. His wife, Donna, creates women’s apparel and accessories. Their customers are from all over the world and include celebrities in Hollywood and Nashville. Mr. Hathaway brought some of their unique leather creations including belts, purses, two racks of clothing, and a Western-style wedding dress (shown to left of orange jacket). Soon, their website will be re-launched as www.LakelandLeatherworks.com. They can be reached at 901-290-5726. Special thanks to Tom for bringing out so many interesting items and for the history behind them. Photos by Kim Odom.
Flower Arranging by Regis
On March 21st, 2014, Regis Flowers (now located in Bartlett) provided instruction on flower arranging to seven students at the Senior Center. The cost for the class was $30, which included fresh flowers. Regis brought pink tulips, purple Stock, pink Baronia, yellow Billy Balls, seeded eucalyptus, and curly willow. Lunch was complimentary. Regis Flowers can be contacted at 901-372-2868 or FlowersbyRegis.net.
The Hobby of Coin Collecting
On Jan. 17th, 2014, Memphian David Yawn, who has studied coins for 40 years and who now helps others through appraisals and brokerage of their collections, discussed hobby coin collecting from both a collecting and investment perspective.
Mr. Yawn discussed the history of U.S. coinage, answered audience questions, and conducted mini appraisals for participants at no cost. For more information, visit Mr. Yawn’s website at www.coin-worth.com. (Photos by Kim Odom). David also came back and gave a class on July 11, 2014.
Silver Sneakers (Exercise & Strength-building)
IH Clubhouse, 4523 Canada Road
Tuesdays & Thursdays, from 10 - 11 a.m.
Ongoing enrollment: bring your insurance card (or $4 per class;
first class is FREE)
Silver Sneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps mature adults take control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Come out to the Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Silver Sneakers website here.
Sherri Gallick, an AFAA Certified Instructor, leads classes on at IH Clubhouse, located at 4523 Canada Road. Check this page for the latest date and time info.
What is Lakeland Fitness? Lakeland Fitness is a fun way to beat boredom when it comes to exercise. The class combines several fitness disciplines such as yoga, pilates, dance, general aerobics and calisthenics to improve muscle strength, stamina, coordination, balance, flexibility and cardio. The 1st half of class is similar to a zumba gold and/or aerobics, however there is no need worry about keeping up with every move because as long as you are moving & having fun that is the goal! The class is low impact, but most movements can be adapted to make them more intense or less demanding to accommodate your fitness level.
The class age range has been from 35-79 but is suitable for anyone that strives to get in shape and wants to stay in shape. Sherri Gallick was a Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader and taught fitness in Kansas City prior to her career as an executive in the Consumer Products Industry. As a degreed professional and certified instructor, she wants to make an impact by educating people on the benefits of health, fitness and quality of life.
The first class is free, each additional is $5, or you may purchase a 10 class card for $30. You will need a mat for the 2nd half of the class. For more information, contact Sherri at 901-867-2345 or . Check Facebook page here for any special offers.