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Membership Information

Senior Center, Inc. is a nonprofit community center with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status that positively impacts our community by creating opportunities for healthy aging through social engagement, physical well-being, civic involvement, creativity, and lifelong learning. Membership is open to anyone age 50 and better.


tiot_aboutVisitors are always welcome at the Senior Center, either to take a tour, try out programs any time throughout the month, or just poke around on your own. The first Tuesday of every month is a particularly good time to visit—that’s when we have Try It Out Tuesday, an informal open house. Drop in anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and try out whatever programs and events are going on that day. At noon, please join us for a light lunch provided by Whole Foods Market, take in a casual orientation presentation to learn about the Center and our programs and services, chat with other members and staff. Try It Out Tuesday is generously sponsored by The Colonnades, an independent living community and retirement home in Charlottesville that is a perfect fit for active senior citizens.

There are a number of membership options, designed to suit full-time residents, part-time residents, long-term visitors, or short-term house guests.

Beginning April 1, 2015, membership dues are…..

  • Individual membership is $125 per year.
  • Household membership (for any two individuals living at the same address) is $232 per year.
  • Associate membership (an individual who is staying short term) is $34 for three months.
  • Associate Household membership (for any two individuals living at the same address) is $62 for three months

  • One-day pass for an individual is FREE.

  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!  The Early Bird Special is offered to current members who are in good standing as of March 31, 2015. You may renew your membership at last year’s rate until midnight, April 30, 2015. A year will be added to your membership using your current renewal date. Early Bird Special renewal rates are as follows:  Individual membership: $119   Household membership: $220   Beginning May 1, 2015, all renewals will cost the same as those who are joining or rejoining (listed above). Questions? Call Susan Watts at number below or email

    The Mary P. Reese Scholarship Fund makes scholarships available for anyone who cannot afford membership dues. Please contact Susan Watts, our Membership Coordinator, at 434.974.7756.

    Gift Certificates for Membership are available at the Senior Center front desk, or by contacting our membership coordinator (contact info above).

    Rewards for Member Referrals

    If a Senior Center member refers you for membership and you join, please tell us on the registration form or in person, and we will extend his or her membership an extra month.

    If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete the Membership Registration Form. You may download it, print it, fill it out and either mail it to the Senior Center with payment or bring it with you to the Center. You can also join using our online Membership Registration Form and convenient payment option.