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Mechanicsburg Place

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Mechanicsburg Place: A Senior Center & More - Updates

Mechanicsburg Place is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. In order to participate in activities, you must sign up prior to coming in. To sign up, please call 717.591.5581. For more information please read the September & October Newsletter here or click on the Newsletter link below.  

Lunch Pick-Up
We offer meal pick-ups to members, Monday - Friday between 11:30 am - 12:00 noon in the Mechanicsburg Place parking lot. Please note that there will no longer be frozen meals available. Members must call 717.591.5581 by 10:00 am one day in advance to order their meal. For Monday meal pick-ups, you must call by 10:00 am the Friday prior to that Monday. To view the lunch menu, click here or click on Lunch Menu below.


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Mechanicsburg Place Newsletter

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A Senior Center and More

Mechanicsburg Place is a friendly community gathering place in downtown Mechanicsburg. Connect with others over coffee or lunch, volunteer, enjoy wellness programs, go on cultural excursions, learn how to line dance, play cards, join a book club, sing in the chorus, join a pool league, and much more!

Mechanicsburg Place is a program of Messiah Lifeways and is supported, in part, by the Cumberland County Office of Aging and Community Services, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, and the US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging.



97 W. Portland St. - Mechanicsburg
Open weekdays 8:30 am - 3:00 pm



Nutritionally-balanced meals are provided by the Cumberland County Office of Aging (CCOA) and are served each day at 11:30 am. A $2 donatoin to CCOA is optional unless you are between the ages of 50-59, then the lunch fee is $5. Donations help defray meal costs and allow more meals to be served. 24-hour notice is required to reserve a meal.

Activity and Enrichment

From Tai Chi and line dancing, to chair yoga, games, billiards, book clubs, and card clubs, there is something for everyone.

Additional Services

  • Free tax preparation by AARP
  • Access to property tax/rent rebate forms
  • Access to LIHEAP applications
  • Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program
  • Access to PACE and PACEnet applications
  • Health screenings & wellness education

How Can I Help?

The Mechanicsburg Place relies on the community for financial support and volunteers to help our seniors maintain an independent, meaningful, and productive lifestyle. Volunteer opportunities at this Mechanicsburg senior center include:

  • Receptionist
  • Prepping and serving daily meals
  • Leading center activities
  • Landscaping
  • Fundraising
  • Participating in community service projects

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to join Mechanicsburg Place?


You can choose to pay a supporting membership fee of $25 per year, which provides vital support for the ongoing operation of the center. However, anyone 60+ may participate in center activities without cost, except where fees are specifically noted.


Do I have to live in Mechanicsburg to join Mechanicsburg Place?


No. You do not have to reside in Mechanicsburg, or even Cumberland County, to be a member of Mechanicsburg Place.


I am unable to drive. Is there transportation available to Mechanicsburg Place?


If you are unable to drive or do not wish to, free buses are available to and from Mechanicsburg Place through rabbittransit.

To schedule transportation, contact their office:
1.800.632.9063 | Mechanicsburg Place: 717.697.5947

I am interested in joining, but would like to learn more about the activities and take a tour of the center. Whom should I contact? 


Please contact the Mechanicsburg Place Manager at 717.697.5947 to learn more about this senior center and schedule a tour.


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