H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Center A Senior Center of Excellence
909 East King Street
Phone: (704) 734-0447
Fax: (704) 734-4477
The H. Lawrence Patrick Senior Life and Conference Center is a non-profit public organization that provides services to persons 55 years of age and older.
The Patrick Senior Center serves as a focal point on aging providing a broad range of ever changing services and programs that enhance the well-being and dignity of senior adults in the greater Kings Mountain area.
Our center is accessible to all seniors regardless of income, ability, ethnicity, race, sex, religion or intellect. The center is designed on one level to accommodate the mobility of everyone. Several ways that we insure services for all are: vision magnifier located in the center, enlarged print newsletters on request, comfort height toilets, voice magnification equipment for use at the center, mobility equipment for use at the center and/or home for loan, and programs, services and activities that are offered at minimal or no cost.
Our Center offers health & wellness programs, information and referral service, educational opportunities, transportation services, SHIIP insurance counseling, a library with computers equipped with the internet, classes such as quilting, crafts, knitting, ceramics, etc., billiards and ping-pong table, volunteer opportunities, a free newsletter, income tax preparation, tax listing assistance, etc. We loan medical equipment, offered clerical assistance, and have a consignment gift shop. We coordinate services with other Cleveland County agencies to offer a Nutrtion site and Meals on Wheels(Cleveland County Council on Aging/Neal Senior Center, Commodities Distribution (Shelby Lions Club), Legal Services (Legal Aid of NC, Inc.) and our annual Health Care Fair(COA/Neal Senior Center).
Veterans' Meetings - First Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM.
Monthly Birthday Party - fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:45 AM.
Depression Support Group - First Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM.
Blood Pressure Clinic - sponsored by Gentiva, third Wednesday of each month at 10:00 AM.
The Senior Center now has a WII Game. Come compete in bowling, golf, tennis and baseball games anytime Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM. Stop by the front desk to check out a controller.
SHOP - Seniors Helping Other People. Our seniors are helping the KM Crisis Ministry by donating food items. Check out the current issue of our newsletter for the items we are collecting. Our blue collection container is in the lobby of the senior center. Together we can SHOP to help stop hunger in Kings Mountain.
SHIIP (Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program) Counseling Available - Do you need help with prescription drug plans or medicare questions. If so, call the senior center to set up an appointment with a certified SHIIP counselor. Do you know someone who needs assistance in paying for their prescription drugs? The LIS (Low Income Subsidy) Program is available to those who qualify. Call for information.