Challenges Center: New Castle

Services & Membership

Challenges Center at Shenley Square in New Castle is an innovative community facility offering a wide variety of educational, recreational and health-related activities to help support the independence of adults over 50 who live in Lawrence County. While many of the Center's offerings are free, others require membership and/or separate fees.

The facility is open Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, and is wheelchair accessible.

Free at the Center
  • Art and Crafts classes
  • Bingo and Cards
  • Blood Pressure and Health Screenings
  • Book Exchange
  • Computer Lab
  • Food-Fun-Fitness program
  • Indoor Shuffle Board Court
  • Lounge / Reading Room
  • Music
  • Quilting
  • Recreation Room with Pool Table
  • Spanish classes
  • Walking Track (free only for ages 60+)
Membership or Separate Fees Required
  • Exercise sessions
  • Fitness Room with state-of-the-art exercise equipment
  • Line Dancing
  • Tai Chi and Yoga
  • Walking Track (free if under age 60)
  • Other activities when announced—special dinner events, golf, bowling and day trips
Meals & Hours
  • Free coffee and tea available all day.
  • Continental Breakfast - Mon thru Fri, 8:30 am to 10 am
  • Full Breakfast - Fri only, 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • Full Lunch - Mon thru Fri, 11:45 am
    A nutritionally balanced hot meal served in a group setting. Reservations required 2 days in advance. Suggested donation: $3.00
Transportation

Transportation to meals offered at the Challenges Center is available only for residents of Lawrence County ages 65 and older. For details, call Challenges at 724-658-3729.

2015 Membership and Other Fees

Purchasing a Basic or an Expanded membership offers additional privileges at the facility. Memberships are non-refundable. A membership is valid for one year from date of enrollment. Want to give a special gift to someone? Ask about our Gift Memberships.

Basic Membership - Includes exercise sessions, Yoga, Tai Chi, Line-Dancing classes, Walking Track.
Age 50–59 . . . .$75
Age 60+ . . . . . . $70

Expanded Membership - Includes all privileges of a Basic Membership PLUS use of the Fitness Room.
Age 50 - 59 . . . $175
Age 60+ . . . . . . $100 

Challenges Center, New Castle
Shenley Square, 2706 Mercer Road, New Castle, PA 16105
724-658-3729

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212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: 412-456-6999
info@ccpgh.org

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