Our Services

The Marion Senior Center offers its members a variety of services --- Members may have access to our information and referral services, transportation, free groceries, and social activities.

 

Information & Referral

A key component of the services that the Marion Senior Center provides is an Information & Referral program.

Are you looking for information about services specifically for seniors such as home-delivered meals, transportation choices, home-repairs, homemaker, or personal care? Call the Senior Center and we can provide you with names and phone numbers. Whether you are looking for yourself, a friend, or a relative, the Senior Center can help provide information on a wide variety of services available for senior citizens in Marion County. The objective of I & R is to link senior clients and their families with the proper agency and/or services.

The next time you need information about any issue relating to senior services, call the Marion Senior Center Information & Referral program at 740-387-6100 and let well-trained and informed staff point you in the right direction. Help may be just a phone call away!

Specialists are available to answer questions over the phone concerning services and programs available. Referrals to other agencies are also made.

 


Transportation

The Marion Senior Center offers a friendly and personal door-to-door transportation service to help Marion County's seniors remain independent and on the go!

This service is available to any Marion County senior who is age 60 or older. We provide transportation(on a donation basis) to and from needs-based appointments in Marion County, such as doctor appointments, shopping, beauty/barber shops, and many other types of necessary appointment.

Senior transportation is available every Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to approximately 3:30 pm, excluding holidays. To insure your pick-up, it is requested that transportation be arranged at least 24-48 hours in advance of the appointment you have.

Just call the Center's Transportation Desk at 740-387-5444 and we will be happy to schedule your rides.

Voluntary donations are appreciated and accepted.


Groceries For Seniors

The Marion Senior Center is proud to be partnered with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank of Columbus in providing free boxes of nonperishable groceries to seniors age 60 and over, who meet income guidelines established by the FoodBank.

The boxes are delivered to the Senior Center for distribution to qualified seniors once each month.  This valuable service helps many seniors who are on a fixed income stretch their food dollars and in turn help their general well being. We encourage those who may qualify to please call to sign up.

Call the Marion Senior Center at 740-387-6100 for further details about this program.

 * To qualify, you must be a resident of Marion County, be at least 60 years old, and meet certain income guidelines.
 


Produce For Seniors

The Marion Senior Center is proud to be partnered with the Kirkpatrick Food Pantry of Marion County in providing free fresh produce to Marion area seniors. The produce is typically made available two days each month.

 * Please see the activity calendar in The Sentinel (our monthly newsletter) for an updated schedule.

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Activities & Social Events

Our facility allows us to provide social services and a wide variety of recreational and social activities geared to older adults. These include:

  • Holiday Dinners
  • Monthly Social Events
  • Trips and Travel
  • Senior Golf League
  • Bible Study
  • Bingo 
  • Line Dancing
  • Ballroom Dancing   
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Scrap Booking
  • Liquid Stained Glass  
  • Wii Games
  • Media Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Garden Club
  • Breakfast for the Brain
  • Mind Games
  • Trivia
  • Knitting & Crocheting
  • Sewing Class
  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Coloring Club
  • Book Club
  • Pickle Ball
  • Adventure Club
  • Tai Chi
  • Cake Decorating 
  • Billiards
  • Exercise Programs
  • Aerobics
  • Zumba Gold
  • Strength Training
  • Community Service Work
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Educational Classes
  • Choir
  • Media Room
  • Free Blood Pressure Checks
  • Free Hearing Checks
  • Golden Buckeye Cards
  • Dominoes         
  • Photograpy Class
  • Mah Jong
  • Darts
  • Hand & Foot Card Game
  • Euchre
  • Pinochle
  • Bridge
  • Card Game 31
  • Mind Games
  • Left, Right,Center Dice Game