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 game or a number of other programs, seminars, and special events.
NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19 HOURS OF OPERATIONS MAY VARY. WE ARE OFFERING LIMITED ACTIVITIES WITH LIMITED PARTICIPATION.
During this unprecedented time staff has specific guidelines to follow. All participants and guests will have their temperatures taken at the door. Wearing a facial mask is required. There are a limited number of masks available at the Center for participants. Hand sanitizer will be required upon entrance and will be available throughout activities. Staff will clean and disinfect tables, chairs, doorknobs, restrooms, materials etc., before and after each activity. We are taking this virus serious and will continue to monitor the situation and announce any updates on our program as needed. Preregistration is required for all activities. Watch for LSC Happenings email announcements. If you are not on the LSC email blast, call (901) 746-8195.
The Senior Center Manager, Kim Odom, can be reached at 901-746-8195.
Seniors are welcome to stop by to participate in scheduled programs or to simply look around and explore the facility. Go on a virtual tour!
Want to Know What’s Going on at the Center?
The Parks and 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.
Property Tax 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.
Local Bop Club Gifts Lakeland Senior Center
The local River City Boppers Chapter, that meets monthly at IH Clubhouse in Lakeland, enjoys giving back to the community. Upon hearing about various activities hosted at Lakeland Senior Center (located in the facility next door the Clubhouse), the Bop Club selected the Center as its charity project for 2018. Members of the Chapter volunteered during various activities and special events hosted by the Senior Center, as well as City-hosted events.
On Saturday, January 12, 2019, President of the RCB Chapter, Pete Lemmon, presented a fundraised gift in the amount of $500 to the Lakeland Senior Center. Kevin Rooney, (then) Parks and Recreation Director, and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager and Special Events Coordinator for the City of Lakeland, were honored to attend the River City Boppers monthly dance to except the check.
"The gift is greatly appreciated," said Mrs. Odom. "The funds will go a long way in bringing more fun activities to the Center. We also appreciate the numerous hours that River City Boppers member, Barbara Taylor and others, have spent volunteering throughout the year, not to mention other in-kind donations that were made by members of the Club. We have been blessed with all of your gifts."
Mr. Lemmon announced after the check presentation that the local Chapter of the River City Boppers will extend their charity project with the Lakeland Senior Center in 2019. "It has been a pleasure working with Kevin and Kim to make this partnership happen."
The River City Boppers host a dance at IH Clubhouse located at 4523 Canada Road, Lakeland, TN, on the second Saturday of each month, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Fees are $6 for members and Lakeland residents; $9 for guests.
Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop
Photos by Camden Korsmo and Kim Odom, Senior Center Manager
Bringing back the 50s era was no sweat for nearly 60 attendees of the Seniors 55+ Dinner and Sock Hop hosted at IH Clubhouse, Friday, March 15, 2019. The facility decorated with 50s memorabilia just for the occasion was hoping with some cool cats for an evening of fun and entertainment.
Guests dug the menu of old fashion burgers and all the condiments catered by Pink Flamingo that fit right along with the evening’s theme.
Matching skirts and cardigan sweaters on the gals, and leather jackets and white socks on the guys, added to the fun of the Sock Hop event. Poodle skirts swirled, and leather shoes scuffled as guests cut a rug to the music by the Jim Mahannah Band provided by Creative Aging.
Friends and sweethearts got a lot of laughs as they posed for pictures at the photo booth mocking a burger joint straight from the 50s. It was a swell evening at the Hop in Lakeland.
Constructed in 2011 (ribbon-cutting on May 23, 2012), the Lakeland Senior Center includes 1,700 square feet 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 and 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 Road 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 (April 24, 2015 event).
Both Stephanie and 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!
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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 through Friday from 10 a.m. to 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 (PDF). Code of Conduct policy (PDF). To request the use of the Senior Center facility for a class, program, or other activity, please submit a facility use form (PDF) to City Hall.