Senior Services

Service Overview

At Lutheran Settlement House, seniors build community with each other, participating in activities that promote healthy living and support their goals of leading self-determined lives. Our seniors learn skills like cooking, painting, line dancing, and meditation. They share meals together and play games, including Bingo. And our seniors have access to health coaching so they can stay active and independent. For those who are caring for an older loved one, our CARES program provides counseling and support groups to help caregivers manage their stress and anxiety. 

Upcoming Events

  • $5 Haircuts with Karen

    Monday, December 5th 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    You can’t find a better bargain on a haircut than here at LSH! For just $5, our wonderful volunteer Karen will give you the cut of your dreams, even styling and drying.

    All you need to do is register for a 30-minute time slot in advance – either in person with Geneva Scafe, SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-236-8610 ext.1206, or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • Morning Bingo

    Every and TuesdayWednesday,
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Feeling lucky? Join us for penny and dollar bingo games every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Bingo boards and chips are provided. Participants are asked to please bring their own pennies and dollar bills.

    Bingo is open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Line Dancing Class

    Every Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Looking to impress your friends on the dance floor? You can learn all the best moves in line dancing class at LSH! Line dancing offers a great form of exercise as well as the opportunity to enjoy music and make friends. No experience necessary!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Tree Decorating & Hot Cocoa Bar

    Tuesday, December 6th 2022
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    What better way to kick off the holiday season than helping us decorate our center Christmas tree? Bring an ornament from home (one you love OR one you’re ready to get rid of) and join other members in decorating a tree that represents all of us. We will also have a hot cocoa bar with all the fixings.

    This event is open to anyone 55+, no registration required. See flyer below for more details

  • Cardio Drumming

    Every Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Cardio drumming combines creativity and fitness into one fun exercise. This class involves “drumming” on an exercise ball and dancing with music as a form of exercise. Our experienced Coach Jackee leads this hour-long drumming class that can help to improve your coordination and ability to focus while strengthening your arms and core. Come try it out!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Soft Toy Making

    Every Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Interested in doing something nice for the community? Put your crafting skills to use in this soft toy making class and your final product will be donated to children in need! Participants are instructed in toy making by local artist Sheena Garcia. All materials will be provided.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Art Class

    Every Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    You can do more than just stick figures! Come improve your artistic skill set in our weekly art class, led by local artist Sheena Garcia. Classes rotate between acrylic painting, watercolors, sketching, and much more. All materials are included.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Computer & Microsoft Office Basics

    Every Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Looking to improve your computer skills? Instructor KB gives you all the tips and tricks in this Computer & Microsoft Office Basics class. Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft Office (Email, Word, PowerPoint, Calendar, etc.) and sharpen your skill set. 

    This class is free and open to anyone, regardless of age. No registration required. 

  • Computer Class

    Every Thursday
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Looking to improve your computer skills? Look no further than our Thursday morning computer class. Each week, instructor KB leads the class in computer and internet basics. Come learn something new! Computers & materials will be provided.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Picture Day for 2023 Calendar

    Thursday, December 8th 2022
    Time: 11:30 AM

    Calling all senior center members – it’s picture day! We are creating a 2023 calendar that features group photos of our members on their birth month. Come to the center picture-ready on Thursday, December 8th at 11:30 am and get your photo taken for the calendar! Calendars will be available for purchase once they are completed.

    Questions? Contact Geneva Scafe, SC Activities Coordinator, at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org

  • Enhance Fitness Exercise

    Every and MondayFriday,
    Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Exercise is a whole lot of fun in this evidence-based Enhance Fitness exercise program. Participants are led by a certified instructor in an hour long class focused on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility.

    A typical one-hour session includes:

    • A 5-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles
    • A 20-minute aerobic workout that gets participants moving
    • A 5-minute cool-down to lower the heart rate safely
    • A 20-minute strength training workout with soft cuff weights on the arms and legs (0 up to 20 pounds)
    • A 10-minute stretching workout to keep the muscles flexible
    • Dynamic and static balance exercises throughout the class
    • Lots of opportunities for participants to make new friends

    Classes are open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Belly Dancing Class

    Every Friday
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Every Friday afternoon, participants have the opportunity to practice belly dancing with an experienced instructor. Belly dancing is a dance form that originated centuries ago but continues to thrive today! It is a great low-impact exercise with benefits like weight loss, muscle toning, improved posture, and relaxation. Come try it out!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

    See flyer here

  • Afternoon Bingo

    Every Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Feeling lucky? Join us for penny and dollar bingo games every Friday afternoon. Bingo boards and chips are provided. Participants are asked to please bring their own pennies and dollar bills.

    Bingo is open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Flu Shot & Covid-19 Booster Clinic

    Friday, December 9th 2022
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    It’s that time of year again! Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting your shots. Novastar Pharmacy will be at the Fishtown office from 12-2pm administering flu and COVID-19 booster shots. Please bring your insurance card if you would like to receive shots.

    This event is open to anyone 55+. Registration is required, please sign up by 12/8. You can sign up in person with Geneva Scafe, SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-26-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org.

  • Afternoon Movie

    Every Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Come join us for Monday afternoon movies! Movies are shown on our large projector screen in the senior center promptly at noon.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

    December 2022 Movie Schedule: 

    Monday, December 5th: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

    Description: The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

    Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis

    Click here to watch the trailer

    Monday, December 12th: Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

    Description: A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet

    Click here to watch the trailer

    Monday, December 19th: Elf (2003)

    Description: Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

    Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart

    Click here to watch the trailer

    Monday, December 26th: LSH Closed for Winter Break

  • Cooking Class

    Every Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come check out our weekly cooking class! Each week participants learn to cook a new healthy dish, try it, and take home the recipe.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Chair Yoga

    Every Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

    Come stretch out in our chair yoga class! Led by local organization Yoga 4 Philly, participants practice gentle, relaxing yoga from the comfort of their chair. This class is accessible to all levels.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • $5 Bingo

    Tuesday, December 13th 2022
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    The stakes are high with this monthly $5 bingo event. Bring a $5 contribution and then enjoy 6 unique bingo games to win money back. Bingo chips and boards will be provided.

    This event is open to anyone 55+, but registration is required. 

    To register, please contact Geneva Scafe, SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org. Please register by November 22nd.

  • Restaurant Trip to Quaker Diner

    Friday, December 16th 2022
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join other senior center members at Quaker Diner (7241 Rising Sun Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111) for our monthly restaurant trip. Transportation is not provided, however CCT rides are available at no cost if you have a CCT ID and make your reservation through the center.

    Registration is required for this event. To register, please contact Geneva Scafe, SC activities coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org. Please sign up by 12/9.

  • Intro to Mindfulness for Healthy Living, Aging & Being

    Monday, December 19th 2022
    Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Come learn what Mindfulness is and is not, the science behind it as well as practical, evidence-based techniques for reducing stress and cultivating well-being. This introductory presentation will continue into mindfulness classes in January, but exact days/times for the class remain to be determined.

    Facilitated by Stacey Mandel, Founder of Big Mindfulness & Meditation.

    Hot cocoa and surprises will be provided!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Center General Meeting

    Monday, December 19th 2022
    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Learn about upcoming events and changes in the senior center at our Center General Meeting. Center director Meg Finley updates the center on schedule changes and special events and opens the floor to questions at the end of each meeting.

    This meeting is open to anyone 55+, no registration required

  • Christmas Trip to Lancaster, PA

    Tuesday, December 20th 2022
    Time: 10:30 AM - 7:30 PM

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time for LSH Senior Center’s annual trip to Lancaster to see a christmas show and eat out at a buffet restaurant. This years trip is on Tuesday, December 20th.

    The trip includes:

    • Buffet lunch & shopping time at Shady Maple Smorgasbord in Lancaster
    • “Home for the Holidays” show at American Music Theatre in Lancaster
    • Charter bus to and from each destination
    • All gratuities

    Cost is $115. Transportation is provided to and from the Fishtown office (1340 Frankford Ave) to each destination. The bus will leave at 10:30am and return at 7:30pm.

    This trip is open to anyone. Registration is required, please contact Geneva Scafe, SC Activities Coordinator, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext. 1206 or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org. A $20 deposit is due 11/18/22 and the full payment is due 12/9/22.

    See flyer here for more details

  • Center Holiday Party

    Thursday, December 22nd 2022
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the LSH senior center holiday party is back! Enjoy a warm holiday lunch while you listen to Christmas tunes. Indulge in cookies, treats, and fun! There is an optional gift exchange (under $5). If you bring a gift, you get a gift – please bring your gift wrapped and ready to go.

    This event costs $5, and requires pre-registration by 12/22. 

    To register, please contact Geneva Scafe, SC Activities Coordinator in person, by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206, or by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org.

    See flyer below for more details

  • CLOSED – Winter Break

    Friday, December 23rd 2022 - Monday, January 2nd 2023
    Time: All day

    The senior community center and food pantry will be closed on Friday, December 23rd through Monday, January 2nd for Winter break.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd.

  • Cooking Class

    Every Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Come check out our weekly cooking class! Each week participants learn to cook a new healthy dish, try it, and take home the recipe.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Afternoon Movie

    Every Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Come join us for Monday afternoon movies! Movies are shown on our large projector screen in the senior center promptly at noon.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

    December 2022 Movie Schedule: 

    Monday, December 5th: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

    Description: The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

    Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis

    Click here to watch the trailer

    Monday, December 12th: Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

    Description: A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet

    Click here to watch the trailer

    Monday, December 19th: Elf (2003)

    Description: Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

    Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart

    Click here to watch the trailer

    Monday, December 26th: LSH Closed for Winter Break

  • Enhance Fitness Exercise

    Every and MondayFriday,
    Time: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Exercise is a whole lot of fun in this evidence-based Enhance Fitness exercise program. Participants are led by a certified instructor in an hour long class focused on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility.

    A typical one-hour session includes:

    • A 5-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles
    • A 20-minute aerobic workout that gets participants moving
    • A 5-minute cool-down to lower the heart rate safely
    • A 20-minute strength training workout with soft cuff weights on the arms and legs (0 up to 20 pounds)
    • A 10-minute stretching workout to keep the muscles flexible
    • Dynamic and static balance exercises throughout the class
    • Lots of opportunities for participants to make new friends

    Classes are open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Chair Yoga

    Every Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

    Come stretch out in our chair yoga class! Led by local organization Yoga 4 Philly, participants practice gentle, relaxing yoga from the comfort of their chair. This class is accessible to all levels.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Morning Bingo

    Every and TuesdayWednesday,
    Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Feeling lucky? Join us for penny and dollar bingo games every Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Bingo boards and chips are provided. Participants are asked to please bring their own pennies and dollar bills.

    Bingo is open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Line Dancing Class

    Every Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Looking to impress your friends on the dance floor? You can learn all the best moves in line dancing class at LSH! Line dancing offers a great form of exercise as well as the opportunity to enjoy music and make friends. No experience necessary!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Cardio Drumming

    Every Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Cardio drumming combines creativity and fitness into one fun exercise. This class involves “drumming” on an exercise ball and dancing with music as a form of exercise. Our experienced Coach Jackee leads this hour-long drumming class that can help to improve your coordination and ability to focus while strengthening your arms and core. Come try it out!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Soft Toy Making

    Every Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Interested in doing something nice for the community? Put your crafting skills to use in this soft toy making class and your final product will be donated to children in need! Participants are instructed in toy making by local artist Sheena Garcia. All materials will be provided.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Computer Class

    Every Thursday
    Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

    Looking to improve your computer skills? Look no further than our Thursday morning computer class. Each week, instructor KB leads the class in computer and internet basics. Come learn something new! Computers & materials will be provided.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Computer & Microsoft Office Basics

    Every Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Looking to improve your computer skills? Instructor KB gives you all the tips and tricks in this Computer & Microsoft Office Basics class. Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft Office (Email, Word, PowerPoint, Calendar, etc.) and sharpen your skill set. 

    This class is free and open to anyone, regardless of age. No registration required. 

  • Art Class

    Every Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    You can do more than just stick figures! Come improve your artistic skill set in our weekly art class, led by local artist Sheena Garcia. Classes rotate between acrylic painting, watercolors, sketching, and much more. All materials are included.

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Afternoon Bingo

    Every Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Feeling lucky? Join us for penny and dollar bingo games every Friday afternoon. Bingo boards and chips are provided. Participants are asked to please bring their own pennies and dollar bills.

    Bingo is open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

  • Belly Dancing Class

    Every Friday
    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Every Friday afternoon, participants have the opportunity to practice belly dancing with an experienced instructor. Belly dancing is a dance form that originated centuries ago but continues to thrive today! It is a great low-impact exercise with benefits like weight loss, muscle toning, improved posture, and relaxation. Come try it out!

    Open to anyone 55+, no registration required.

    See flyer here

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