Olivedale Senior Citizens of Fairfield County
253 Boving Road
Lancaster, OH 43130
A part of Lancaster Parks and Recreation, City of Lancaster, Ohio
Olivedale is a non-profit 501(c)(3). We are a park specific to the 55+ population and part of Lancaster Parks and Recreation.
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Mrs. Dale (Olive) Schurtz willed her home, including over 16 acres of land on the Western edge of the City of Lancaster in 1969 to be used for park purposes. The City accepted the gift and turned it over to the Lancaster Park Commission, which dedicated its use to the Senior Citizens of Lancaster and Fairfield County.
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. Dedicated for the use of senior citizens of the community, Olivedale Senior Center is part of the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department.
Olivedale Senior Citizens Center was formed in April 1972 with 577 charter members. The home became a popular meeting place. The first addition was built in 1974 adding a banquet room upstairs and recreational and meeting rooms below.
A second addition in 1998 doubled the first floor capacity and a wellness center was added to the basement including a fitness room, locker rooms and a warm water exercise pool.
The Center has over 4400 members who are advancing in age, finding fellowship and making new friends while learning new skills and having a lot of fun.
In 2006 the thirty-two year old kitchen was renovated enabling members to cook with updated appliances and more elbow room.
Today angel food cakes and egg noodles are a popular specialty from Olivedale.