Welcome to Olivedale Senior Center….
A living memorial to Olive and Dale Schurtz, generous Lancaster residents, who bequeathed their home and property to the City of Lancaster for a park named Olivedale Park. In 1972 the “Young At Heart” senior group petitioned the Park Board to use the Shurtz’s home for meetings. The house, named Olivedale Senior Center became a popular meeting place. This makes Olivedale Senior Center a part of the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department. Olivedale Senior Citizens formed in 1972 with 577 charter members. Olivedale Senior Citizens of Fairfield County, Inc. a 501 c 3 non-profit was incorporated in 1975. That same year the first addition was built to accommodate the growing memberships by adding a banquet room upstairs and recreational and meeting rooms below.