Our Seniors (60+) in the Village and Township of Lawrence or own property in Lawrence are serviced with many free activities during each year. Our citizens have elected to receive 0.50Mil in tax revenues so they can receive these services completely free.
Recently, Hamilton Township sent money to our senior services so their residents 60+ are also allowed to attend our lunches/activities/trips for free.
Twice monthly luncheons, at the Lawrence Township Hall (411 N Paw Paw Street) on the second and forth Mondays with social time at 11am, lunch at 11:30am followed usually by Bingo until 1:30pm.
Join Us Wednesdays for Games Day - 1-3pm bring a friend or meet some new ones. We have many card, dice, and board games to chose from....or bring your favorite game.
The New 2023 Calendar
(Saturday)April 22 4:30 catered dinner at Twp. Hall followed by bus trip to a play at Twin City Players in St. Joe see full schedule for play information.
List is Almost full ....
Call Township Clerk Judy Janssen 269-674-4255 to reserve a spot.
Mondays 10:00am - 11:00am
Stretch & Strengthen classes will include varity of therapeutic revitalizing movements and breathing techniques drawn from Yoga, QiGong, Tai Chi and other somatic practices. Classes are limited to 15 participants. Registration is appreciated (at Township Hall) but not required. Held in the Township Hall Community Room. Classes are geared toward class members abilities. Most done sitting in a chair or holding onto a chair.
(Free for our 60+ age community members
Others may make a donation for attending)
Thursdays: 5:00 to 6:00pm -
Starting on April 6 this moves to Thursdays --
It will be held at the Lawrence Library
Class is for those that can do Yoga.
Energizing: This class includes the benefits of the basic movements (above) and will be more challenging with complex and/or strenuous movements, possibly including weights, sometimes holding in positions to increase endurance and physical capacity, and sometimes done in a continuous flow. Some regular prior physical practice is highly recommended.
Bring a Mat if you have one otherwise, we will have some available.
Let's Get Walking
Community Cardio Drumming
Cardio Drumming and other fitness classes are offered at the Old Town Hall (downtown Lawrence) 4 days/week and have several participants within our group who are in their 60s and 70s.
ALL of the fitness classes we hold at the Old Town Hall are FREE & open to the public. We have loaner equipment that can be used for the 1st three class sessions for FREE...after that, we ask that folks either purchase their own equipment OR pay a $5 equipment rental fee per class.
Class schedule is as follows
Cardio Drumming Mon/Th 6-7p
Full Body Fit Wed 6-7pm
Cardio HIIT Sat 10-11am
Please feel free to Stop by and check out one of our classes
Instructor: Michelle Miller
If you want to know more about Services for Seniors offered to Van Buren County Residents the following is a great place to start.
Region IV Area Agency on Aging (4)
2900 Lakeview Ave.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Info-Line for Aging
When you call the Info-Line for Aging and Disability you’re well on your way to accessing resources, services, and programs available to older adults and adults with disabilities in southwest Michigan. Our professional, highly trained Information & Access Specialists can help you determine what services are available to obtain the support you need to continue to live safely in your own home; we serve Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties.
You can obtain free, and confidential information on:
Are you caring for an elderly relative that lives alone?
Are you stressed out because you are trying to juggle family and work and caring for an elderly person?
Could you use a little extra help in making sure your elderly relative is safe and healthy?
We can Help.
Bloomingdale Senior Services LLC is an approved Home Help Agency of MDHHS. We are approved to provide services to all of VanBuren county.
For Medicaid recipients who need hands-on care and want to live independently. The Home Help program is designed to support individuals who wish to live independently in their home rather than live in an adult foster care home, home for the aged, or nursing facility.
Currently we are accepting new referrals.
We have teams of local residents living and working in the following communities:
For more information on how to access these services Call Bloomingdale Senior Services LLC at 269 512 6163 for a free consultation.
Lawrence Senior Services Committee
Kim Thompson, Chairman
Judy Janssen, Twp. Board Representative
Need to locate contact information? Find the right person to talk to in the offices of LAWRENCE now.
411 N PAW PAW ST
PO Box 445
LAWRENCE, MI 49064
Office Phone: 269 674-4255
Fax: 269 674-4502
Treasurer: 269 674-3840
If you will be burning brush or a large burn pile, don't forget to call the Township offices and get a burn permit from the Fire Department by calling 269-674-8833!
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