Senior Services


Catholic Charities county offices provide seniors and their families with information about community resources and connect them to parish-based volunteers who can assist them with emergency basic needs. For Lawrence County seniors, a full spectrum of services is available through our Challenges: Options in Aging program.


Challenges: Options In Aging

Lawrence County Area Agency on Aging

Challenges: Options in Aging program is operated by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, serving residents of Lawrence County since 1974. Challenges seeks to enhance independence and maintain the highest quality of life possible for older adults through its programs and services—community centers, in-home services, and supportive services.

Challenges Centers

Challenges' centers offer a wide variety of educational, recreational and health-related activities to help support the independence of older adults who live in Lawrence County. While many of the activities are free, others require membership.

  • Challenges: New Castle Center
    Services and Membership
    Shenley Square, 2706 Mercer Road, New Castle, PA 16105
    Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Tele 724-658-3729
  • Challenges: Ellwood City Center
    Services and Membership
    1405 Woodside Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117
    Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
    Tele 724-752-9435

In-Home Services

Challenges offers comprehensive in-home services for Lawrence County residents 60+ to help them remain safely in their own home, which may eliminate their need to move to a nursing 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 *

Challenges: Options in Aging 724-658-3729

Supportive Services

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

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

Challenges: Options in Aging 724-658-3729

Aging Waiver

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


Report Senior Abuse

Call 724-658-3729. Phone answers 24-hours; collect calls accepted.

A quick response for victims of elder abuse, neglect or exploitation who are in situations of imminent risk. Trained protective service investigators work to eliminate risk, assuring that older adults are in the safest and least restrictive living situations.


Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh

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

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