Just for Seniors 55+
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 bridge game or a number of other programs, seminars, and special events.
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?
Check these calendars for upcoming events: June
. View a detailed weekly activities list, including classes, here
. Special events, including seminars and performances, are here
. Getaways/trips are here
Would you like to be on the email and mailing lists, to receive
the monthly calendar or information on the quarterly luncheons? Contact Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud at
The Parks & Recreation Department appreciates your support and feedback, as we work to build a vibrant and exciting Senior Center. In addition to feedback, Lakeland Parks & Recreation Department staff would appreciate your help volunteering at the Senior Center, whether interested in volunteering on a one-time, periodic, or weekly basis. Residents interested in volunteering may contact Joy Cloud at 867-2717 or
Senior Center address, phone number, etc:
4527 Canada Road (next to I.H. Clubhouse), Lakeland, TN 38002
For more information on the Senior Center facility guidelines and procedures, please refer to the Lakeland Senior Center Policy
. 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 or
Stay connected! (in addition to the email and mailing lists)
Tell your friends to visit LakelandTN.gov (Residents, Parks & Recreation, then Just for Seniors). Don't forget to save a link to Facebook.com/LakelandTN
. Subscribe to Qnet, an email update to the CityWatch Newsletter, by sending your email to
Senior Center Open House and Discussion Forums
Thursdays, June 20th, July 18th, and August 15th from 2 - 3 p.m.
The Lakeland Senior Center will host a series of Open House and Discussion Forums on the third Thursday of June, July, and August. The purpose is for senior residents to provide input that will shape future Senior Center programming.
Executive Coordinator Thad Jablonski and Recreation Program Coordinator Joy Cloud will be at the forums as a direct line for any comments or suggestions. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
Please join us at the Lakeland Senior Center and provide us with the feedback to offer programming that will benefit and interest to you. The City appreciates comments, suggestions and ideas of residents!
“Stars and Stripes” Seniors 55+ BBQ Luncheon
Friday, June 21st, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m, IH Clubhouse
Seniors 55+ are invited to celebrate our freedom and friendship at the “Stars and Stripes” BBQ Luncheon sponsored by St. Francis Hospital-Bartlett. The featured entertainment for the event is The Sgt. W. K. Singleton Pipes and Drums. They are an all-volunteer group that performs throughout the Mid-South. The band is associated with Detachment 476 of the Marine Corp League, Memphis, Tennessee, and performs as part of their Honor Guard. Music played includes traditional Scottish and Irish tunes, American Patriotic music, and songs to warm the heart and bring a smile.
The luncheon will be BBQ, beans, slaw, potato salad and dessert catered by Bozo’s BBQ, and includes drinks. The cost of the meal is $10 per person, payable at the door. Flyer here.
Bring a friend, make a friend and spend a wonderful afternoon eating great BBQ, enjoying conversation and a laugh or two with fellow seniors, and the special program planned by The Sgt. W.K. Singleton Pipes and Drums.
Make your reservation today by contacting Vickie Holland 867-2717 or email .
Lakeland Senior Center Gauging Interest in a Monthly Game Day
Lakeland is gauging interest in a monthly games day from 1-3 p.m., one Monday each month. The Senior Center has a fine collection of games, including playing cards, Skip-Bo, Spicy Farkel, and chess, among others. If you are interested in a monthly Game Day activity, please contact Bobbi Cornett at 372-3244 to express your interest.
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 contact Joy Cloud at 901-867-2717 or .
Special thanks to our Senior Center Volunteers!
Senior Center Volunteers (Left to right): Becky Padgett, Mavis Knight, Bobbi Cornett, Alison Ely, and Connie Hess. Special thanks our special group of volunteers who give of their time and talents to keep the Center available for area seniors 55+.
The Center has not even reached its one-year anniversary yet (May 23rd) but it is safe to say the Center is growing strong!
CERT Classes Completed
Lakeland seniors recently completed Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training sessions at the Lakeland Senior Center. There were eight two-hour classes that ran from September 12 through November 7th, 2012. Topics included disaster medical, search and rescue, and terrorism. The CERT course provided participants with the training necessary for responding to disasters or other emergencies potentially impacting the City. The City appreciates those who completed this training opportunity and are more prepared to assist other Lakeland residents in the event of a disaster. The program was coordinated by Claude Talford, Director of Emergency Management for Lakeland.
...and don't forget about Getaways/trips here.