About the Shawnee Senior Center

About Shawnee Senior Center

The Shawnee Senior Center originally began as a collaborative effort between the City of Shawnee and the seniors in the community. Each party raised $500,000 to begin construction on the center. In 1984 our doors opened to the public for the first time. We have maintained a standard of excellence for our treatment of seniors since our foundation. In 2014, we were recipients of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits ONE AWARD, for Senior Services

Our Philosophy is simple. We are committed to creating a welcoming and nurturing place for seniors to feel comfortable visiting daily. We believe in fostering relationships built on trust, appreciation, mutual respect, and a little humor. Through generous donations and grants, we can provide our seniors these programs completely free of cost with some minor exceptions.

Our Mission

Since 1984 the mission of the Shawnee Senior Center is to empower and celebrate seniors, providing program structure and supportive services for healthy recreation, education, companionship, and civic programs to people 50 years and “better!”

Our Staff

Kate Joyce

Kate Joyce

Executive/Cruise Director

Administration, grant writing & reporting

Mirian Reeves

Marian Reeves

Director's Administrative Assistant


Valorie Martin

Valorie Martin

Program/Activities Coordinator

Fingerprint tech, & Go-To Gal

Johnna Lewis

Johnna Lewis

Environmental Specialist

Meals program

Senior Fitness Program

Beth Perry

Beth Perry


Enhanced Fitness

Sharon Autrey

Sharon Autrey


Tai-Chi Working for Better Balance


Darletta Hines


Tai-Chi Working for Better Balance

Senior Meals Program

Bobbie Doss

Bobbie Doss

Cook/Fingerprint Specialist

Our Donors

Sandra Choney

Kathryn Brown

Paul Pounds

Donn's Plants

Vanlandingham Family

Family of Faye Weaver and Family of Valarie Hames*

Mike Dykstra

Diamond K Kiwanis

Spinning Spools

Square 8's

Lisa Watson

Laureate Alpha Tha c/o Diana L. Knight

Amplify Church

Darrin L Jeske & Sharon Howard

Cindy Sweit

Grace Shiles

Louie and Carole Pool

Terry Laster

Nancy Greenlee

Sarah Epley

Kemper Lake


Karen Cleveland

Faye Copeland

Don Fowler

Nancy Carlton

Grace Shiles

Dena Anderson

Judy Branson

Family of Nellie Parman

Diana Ledford

Ruth Cosby

Beth Perry

Bridget Lynam

Valerie Pardoe

Jona Parman

Rick Pennock

Phyllis Crosswell AARP/Hospice

Melissa Richardson

Terry True

Tyrone Williams

Phyllis Crosswell

Charlene Monroe

Roger Parman

Bill Olesen

Knights of Columbus

Gateway to Prevention

Mary Hawkins Arvest

Rita Pate

Sara Hansen

Pott.Co.Historical Scty.

Richard & Janet McMillan

Robert E. Neely

Fred & Karen Vines