About Us

Downingtown Area Senior Center
610-269-3939

Open M-F, 9am-3pm

983 E. Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335.
On Rt. 30, behind Hibachi (in the same building), next to Ashbridge Manor

History
The Downingtown Area Senior Center originated in 1974 as a Meals Together Program. At it’s birth, Meals Together had only four seniors who met weekly in the original Downingtown United Methodist Church on Brandywine Avenue for a noon meal and light social time. As the popularity of the program grew the need for a Senior Center was realized. Thus the Downingtown Senior Center was formed. Moving with the Church to their current location on Lancaster Avenue, the Church was home to the Senior Center for over twenty years. During this time the Senior Center continued to gain popularity and our attendance soared. The word “Area” was officially added to our name indicating our services were available to a much larger population than simply those who reside in the Borough of Downingtown.

In April 2002 the Center was awarded a $200,000.00 grant from the Chester County Department of Community & Economic Development allowing us to make a down payment on our current 5,000 square foot facility in Ashbridge Commons. We opened the doors to our current facility in October of 2002. The Senior Center now provides service to more than 1,500 individuals per year.