Absalom Jones Senior Center


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New Castle County provides recreational, educational, and nutrition services for seniors 55+ years regardless of race, religion, sex, ethnic origin, or handicap. All those attending the Center must be able to take care of their personal needs and make independent decisions as they participate in the activities of the day. 


Free to New Castle County seniors. Stop by the Center to join or learn about planned outings and activities.

Membership forms can be picked up at Ab Jones or are available below to download and print. To complete the application process, please stop by Absalom Jones before you use the Center. 

Membership Card 

Participation Waiver

Senior Center Code of Conduct


A hot, nutritious meal or salad bar is served at 11:30 a.m. on weekdays (excluding holidays) for a suggested donation of $2.25 for seniors over age 55, or $4.50 for guests under age 55. Reservations are required by 11:30 a.m. the day before you plan to dine. Please call 302-995-7636 to make your reservation.

Bus Transportation

Each day, the bus picks up area seniors who come to the center for activities, trips, and a noon-time meal. If you are interested in the bus service, please call the center at 302-995-7636.

Information & Referrals

Our professional staff provides information and referrals to members on issues important to seniors, such as housing, Medicare, and homemaker services.

Resources and Services

  •  Health: Blood pressure screening, Delaware Assistance Prescription Program, Vial of Life, Medicare information, Medicare information, arthritis class and speakers
  •  Services: Elderinfo, legal aid, tax assistance by AARP, computer classes, defensive driving, caregiver information, book and video lending library, and Delaware Energy Assistance Program

Programs and Events

  • Game room activities: Bingo, pinochle, billiards, shuffleboard, and Wii game room is open daily 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Fitness: Dance classes, Pickleball, Zumba, water aerobics, Tai Chi, group exercise, walk the gym, beginners dance class, Walking Boot Camp
  • Art Classes: The Art Loving Seniors Program, Open Art Studio, watercolor class, sewing/quilting, drawing, clay classes.
  • Shopping: Trips to the bank, post office, grocery store, Farmers Market, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, and more
  • Groups: Advisory Council, Red Hat Society "Sassy Ladies,” Chess Club, Crochet Club, Drama Club, Shuffleboard Club, Pickleball Club, Pinochle Club, Bid Whist Club, Spanish class and Wii Bowling