Thursdays are special because we have TAMMY COTTON!

is an Oklahoma licensed Massage Therapist in her 10th year of practice and comes to the Shawnee Senior Center on Thursday mornings from 8:30 until 10:30 by appointment.


Are you stressed?  Do you have muscle and/or joint pain? Tammy  provides therapeutic chair, hand or foot massages $15/15-minutes (more time if you like) and if you would like a 60-minute, full body massage, all you need to do is schedule an appointment.  Also, Tammy gives a portion of your cost to Shawnee Senior Center to support our programs and services! 

She also practices with Dr. Willa Weisel, at American Chiropractic Clinic on Highland St. in Shawnee.  So if Thursdays are not your best day, she can take you at American Chiropractic Clinic.

Start your Thursday out special – drop by Shawnee Senior Center and enjoy a massage.  For more information call Shawnee Senior Center at 405-878-1528 between the hours of 8am – 5pm or you can contact Tammy directly and message her on Facebook:

You haven't lived until you've had a massage from Tammy Cotton.
You haven’t lived until you’ve had a massage from Tammy Cotton.

Walmart Foundation Continues Funding Senior Meal Program!!

SENIOR SELFIE WITH THE PROGRAM CHECK!! Don’t you know we’d get the mail after lunch??? So many of our peeps had already left.  But we couldn’t wait to shout out a big “THANK YOU!” to Walmart Foundation!!  We are all so grateful for the continuing support of our Senior Meals Program!! 




Lovely cherry tomatoes from our Greenhouse! 






Chocolate Chip Banana Bread?? And it’s soooo Yummaayy!!

Groups Move to New Space

Meetings move to the Shawnee Senior Center Community Room.

First Wednesdays at noon – Pottawatomie Alliance Toward Community Health (PATCH) holds a lunch meeting of businesses and agencies invested in building a healthier Pottawatomie County.  Lunch is $7p/person.

Third Thursday – Neighboring 101 Luncheon $7 p/person

Last Tuesdays – Wellness in Recovery Luncheon $7p/professional & $3p/client

Last Wednesdays – Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Work group at noon. $7p/person

Blue Zones Pottawatomie County, Individual Engagement – call for meeting times.

Senior Fitness Program Receives $15,000 Grant from AVEDIS Foundation

Shawnee Senior Center received an award of $15,000 from the Avedis Foundation to support our Senior Fitness Program.  Together with the Title III funds received from COEDD-Area Agency on Aging, this will almost fully fund our fitness program and allow us to add another TAI CHI: Working for Better Balance class in Tecumseh.

What can I say? The 15 ft ladder isn't always available to take advantage of these photos ops!!

Posted by Shawnee Senior Center & Municipal Auditorium – MUNI on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The fitness program provides other benefits that are as valuable as fitness – social interaction, friendship, camaraderie.  Many of our participants have received diagnoses of life altering diseases or conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s along with the normal aging issues life throws at us all –  death of a loved one, poverty, crippling arthritis, heart or lung diseases.  The friendships developed at the senior center have helped participants through recovery and in many cases, adapting to life’s changes.

The posted January 2017 Calendar of Activities provides the times of classes at the Shawnee Senior Center and we also have classes in Asher at the Asher Senior Center, Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am and Meeker at the Meeker Senior Center, Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm.

SSC Monthly Calendar JAN2017

Tai Chi demo during AVEDIS Health Week 2016

If you have any questions about the Senior Fitness Program or other Shawnee Senior Center activities, call 405-878-1528 or contact us on our Facebook page: Shawnee Senior Center and Municipal Auditorium.  As with other fitness programs, most of the attendees are women.  Most men seem to prefer to exercise independently but we do have men in our classes.  Our success is reflected in each of these participants that can share an experience where they were able to stop themselves from a fall that, had they not been taking the class, might have been disastrous.  But – unlike other fitness programs, we offer these classes free of charge!




Thank you, Marie Gawf, for taking this project and running with it!  We now have this beautiful bulletin board to give people ideas for sharing random acts of kindness.  The goal is to foster kindness and goodwill among our participants…. and sometimes, ya just need a hug!!

Breakfast Program Receives Walmart Grant


Shawnee Senior Center received a grant for $32,950 from Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to fight hunger.  The grant will be used to add more nutritional food to the breakfast menu and for dedicated staff for meal preparation, shopping, etc.

Kas Murdock, the Breakfast Coordinator, will now have Melissa Dethrow as an assistant to help her with the meals, prep, clean up and shopping.  Kas has been making meals for three years now. Shawnee Milling Company  has been providing flour and gravy mix since the program began.  Kas’ daughter, Karen Trevino, uses the flour to make homemade biscuits  and bread (OMG – amazing!!).

We are so grateful to Shawnee Milling, and now Walmart Foundation for their commitment to fighting hunger among our seniors.

Thank you, Walmart Foundation and Shawnee Milling Company!