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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. The annual memberships are our most cost effective and popular choices, even for those who are not in the Charlottesville area year round. Please email Member & Guest Relations Coordinator Judy Gardner with questions, or call her at 434.974.7756.

Beginning April 1, 2016, membership and renewal dues are:

  • 1 year Individual membership - $130

  • 1 year Household membership - $240

  • 6 month Individual membership - $75

  • 6 month Household membership - $140
    ** A “Household” is defined as any two individuals living at the same mailing address with one member age 50 or better.

    The Mary P. Reese Scholarship Fund makes scholarships available for anyone who cannot afford membership dues. Please contact Judy Gardner, our Member & Guest Relations Coordinator, at 434.974.7756.

    Gift Certificates for Membership are available at the Senior Center front desk, or by contacting our Member & Guest Coordinator.

    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 our PDF version, 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 renew your membership by clicking here.