Who We Are

The Center for Creative Living has been providing a meeting place for active senior citizens aged 55 and older in the Lawton/Fort Sill area since 1980. The CCL is a non-profit organization with the purpose of providing a designated place for seniors to come and meet social, physical, and intellectual needs. The CCL was birthed by Dr. Charles E. Andrus, who later shared his ideas for the CCL with Dr. Charles E. Green, Dr. Royce Means, and Mrs. Lois Ann Smith, who later became a secretary for the CCL.
Today, the CCL continues to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere in which seniors can join others to exercise at various levels, participate in a variety of classes for practicing arts and crafts, play cards and other games, read books, do puzzles, participate in workshops and more. We also provide seniors with opportunities to go on trips, participate in fundraisers, hear speakers and have access to many other resources to keep seniors active and healthy.
The CCL serves lunch Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to homebound seniors and those that can come to the center to eat or take it to go. Donations are always appreciated.


The mission of the CCL is to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens by providing social support networks and means to prevent social isolation. The CCL provides a variety of programs, services, and activities that enhance the physical, mental, and intellectual wellness of those who use it. The CCL serves all senior citizens, regardless of race, gender, or income.


Current ongoing goals for the CCL include becoming more financially self-sufficient, attracting new participants while providing quality services to a growing number of area senior citizens, and providing a safe and welcoming environment to help combat social isolationism in older adults.
  Current specific goals include updating the kitchen by replacing the sink, stove, and countertops with stainless steel, updating the bathrooms by adding additional accessibility stalls with hand rails, and being able to provide meals 5 days a week instead of 3.