Senior Services

Call the contact number on this page for program and service information related to Covid-19.

Catholic Charities gives seniors and their families information about community resources and connects them to parish-based volunteers who can assist them with emergency basic needs.

Report Senior Abuse

Call 724-658-3729. Phone answers 24-hours; collect calls accepted.
A quick response for victims of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation or imminent risk. Trained protective service investigators work to eliminate danger, assuring that older adults are in the safest and least-restrictive living situations.


For Lawrence County seniors, we offer a full spectrum of services through our program Challenges: Options in Aging.

Challenges: Options in Aging

Challenges Centers

Challenges' centers provide educational, recreational and health-related activities to support the independence of older adults who live in Lawrence County. Many of the activities are free; others require membership.

Challenges: New Castle Center

Shenley Square
2706 Mercer Rd.
New Castle, PA 16105
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
724-658-3729

Challenges: Ellwood City Center

1405 Woodside Ave.
Ellwood City, PA 16117
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
724-752-9435

In-Home Services

Challenges: Options in Aging 724-658-3729

Challenges also offers comprehensive in-home services for Lawrence County residents 60+ to help them remain safely in their own home. Income and age requirements may apply. Services with an ( * ) may have a cost to the individual.

  • care management
  • home-delivered meals
  • nursing home transition
  • personal care *
  • home support *
  • family caregiver support *


Additional Supportive Services

Challenges: Options in Aging 724-658-3729

Services with an ( * ) may have a cost to the individual.

  • help with health insurance
  • long-term care ombudsman program
  • transportation *

Aging Waiver

Home and Community-Based Services Waiver for Individuals Aged 60 and Older