The Painesville Area Senior Center is the only private non-profit senior center in Lake County and we own the entire building at 85 North Park Place in downtown Painesville. the building, originally built in 1927, was the site of the Western Union, the Post Office and the bus station. For many years people shopped at the Sears Roebuck Store that was here but when the new Great Lakes Mall was built around 1968 Sears left. Bill Brown moved his furniture store here but by the 1970′s that too was gone.
The Painesville Area Senior Citizens Center was organized by a group of community leaders in 1973 meeting in the Junior Achievement Building on Main Street. Soon after we moved into our current building in space where Hope Chest is currently located. And in 1978 the organization decided to purchase the building, then called the Brown Building. Serving thousands of seniors over the years, the Center also ran the gift shop and the restaurant then known as the Golden Ladle. In 1984 the mortgage was paid off with funding from several sources. The building is now called the Dorothy Allen Building in honor of our first director.
M E M B E R S H I P
$5 per year
Resident and Non-Resident
January through December