Media

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Introduction

Media is one of five Surrey locations. It is open 8:30 - 4:30, Monday - Friday.

Surrey - Media, also known as Hometown Senior Center, is a drop in community center for independent adults who are 55 and over. It is located on the first floor of the Media Fellowship House building, a Victorian-style building one block south of Baltimore Pike in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It has been providing innovative and effective programs, services and opportunities for adults 55+ since 1984. Participants come from several townships within Delaware County, as well as from Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties.

The Media Center offers a wide variety of both activities and volunteer opportunities, all designed to encourage healthy living and lifelong learning.  Lunch is available daily from 12 - 12:45 for a recommended donation of $2.

Surrey - Media’s Home Delivered Meals program delivers meals each day to homebound older adults living in the area. This program is successful through volunteers who not only pack and deliver a nutritious meal, but who also provide a warm greeting to someone for whom this may be their only human connection that day. Call 610-566-0505 for more information.

We accept donations of gently used household items for sale at The Surrey Thrift Shop, located in Broomall.

Surrey - Media is funded in part by the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey.

Classes & Activities

Surrey's activities offer something for everyone: a world of learning, achieving and discovering.

From the museum to the casino, from the lecture series to the exercise class, Surrey strives to address the mental, physical and social needs of our members.

Our goal is to help people create a new world for themselves, to make new friends, enjoy new experiences, and build on their own sense of self-worth, not just through involvement in activities, but by helping others.

Intergenerational activities keep us in touch with the younger generation. Fitness programs offer workouts for the athletic and the armchair-bound. Outings to local restaurants tempt taste buds and build friendships.

Our mission is to make these programs available to everyone regardless of ability to pay, and we subsidize fees as needed.

Check the Surrey Calendar for more information.

  • Open Computer Room with Internet access
  • Group Activities: Weaving, Crafts, Service Projects
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Trips and Outings to Local Museums, Attractions, and Shopping
  • Social Events: Member Parties, Outings, Supper Club
  • Cards and Games: Scrabble, Bingo, Pinochle, Bridge
  • Exercise Classes, including Silver Sneakers™
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Lunch Monday - Friday in the Cafe

Facility & Amenities

Located at 302 S. Jackson Street in Media, PA. Surrey - Media is on the first floor of the Media Fellowship House building. It is a Victorian style building just one block south of Baltimore Pike. There is street parking on Jackson Street across from the center and handicapped parking directly outside the building. Walking distance to Media's downtown business district and grocery store.

Surrey - Media has several multi-purpose Activity Rooms and:

  • Computers with Internet access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Niintendo Wii Bowling
  • Cafe and Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Resource Area
  • Summer Vegetable Garden
  • Side Patio and Front Porch

Surrey - Media is open 9 - 4, Monday - Friday.

Media serves a nutritious lunch Monday - Friday for a $2 donation.  To reserve lunch for the day, call 610-566-0505. Lunch is served from 12:00 - 12:45. The daily lunch menu is available on the Surrey Calendar for Media by searching for "Lunch Menu."

Transportation

Surrey provides rides in vans and private cars, offering transportation services to medical appointments, grocery stores, hairdressers, etc., and from home to Surrey locations for activities or volunteering. See Transportation for more information on our Volunteer Driver Escort Service that is available to members, and our Private Transportation Service.

Surrey - Media is walking distance from downtown Media's business district.

Drivers: Street parking is available on South Jackson street on the side opposite the center. Handicapped parking is located directly outside the building on Franklin St.

Need transportation? Register with Delaware County Community Transit for the Shared Ride Program. Our staff can assist with this process. See information and link below.

Senior Shared Ride Program: The Delaware County Community Transit Senior Shared Ride Program is a reduced fare transportation program available to riders who are willing to share their trip with other passengers. Persons 65 years of age or older are entitled to receive these trips and pay only 15% of the reduced shared ride fares. Funds from the Pennsylvania Lottery pay for the remaining 85% of trip fares through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. For participants registered with Community Transit, Shared Rides to and from Surrey at Havertown can be arranged by Center Staff.

Public Transportation is available. The bus stop is located one block north on the corner of Baltimore Pike and South Jackson St. The trolley line runs two blocks north on State St. The trolley runs from Media to 69th St. in Upper Darby. 

Call 610-566-0505 for more information or to arrange a ride.