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 ages 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 over 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/Breakfast Sandwich  - Thurs 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 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.

Membership and Other Fees

Please contact us to discuss membership and other fees by calling (724) 658-3729.

Challenges Center, New Castle
Shenley Square, 2706 Mercer Road, New Castle, PA 16105

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