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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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, September 28th 2022 - October 26th 2022
    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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    October Movie Schedule: 

    Monday, October 3rd: Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Description: Young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto are swept away by a tornado from their Kansas farm to the magical Land of Oz, and embark on a quest with three new friends to see the Wizard, who can return her to her home and fulfill the others’ wishes.

    Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger

    Monday, October 10th: LSH Closed for Indigenous People’s Day – No movie

    Monday, October 17th: Elvis (2022)

    Description: The life of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood to becoming a rock and movie star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

    Starring: Tom Hanks, Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge

    *This movie runs 2 hrs 39 mins, so plan accordingly!

    Monday, October 24th: North by Northwest (1959)

    Description: A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and falls for a woman whose loyalties he begins to doubt.

    Starring: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason

    Monday, October 31st: Corpse Bride (2005)

    Description: When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her. (Animated Movie)

    Starring (voice): Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson

     

  • CLOSED – Indigenous Peoples Day

    Monday, October 10th 2022
    Time: All day

    The senior community center and food pantry will be closed on Monday, October 10th for Indigenous Peoples Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, October 11th.

  • 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.

  • Halloween Cookie Decorating

    Tuesday, October 18th 2022
    Time: 12:00 AM - 1:30 PM

    Come celebrate the spooky season by decorating Halloween cookies! This event costs $2. Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided.

    Registration is required for this event. To sign up, please contact Geneva Scafe, Senior Center Activities Coordinator, by email at gscafe@lshphilly.org or by phone at 215-426-8610 ext.1206

  • Free Community Meal – Menu TBD

    Thursday, October 20th 2022
    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Join us for our monthly community meal!  The community meal is open to anyone and everyone in the community and is intended to bring together neighbors and build community within the neighborhood.  The community meal takes place every third Thursday of the month and is either prepared by LSH staff and volunteers or provided by a local restraurant.

    Menu: TBD

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