Membership Information

Senior Center Inc. (dba The Center) is a nonprofit community center with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. We positively impact 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.


Visitors are always welcome at The Center. 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 and a brief orientation presentation to learn about The Center and meet some of our program leaders 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.


As of April 1, 2019,  membership and renewal dues are:

  • 1 year Individual membership - $140
  • 1 year Household membership - $258
  • 6 month Individual membership - $81
  • 6 month Household membership - $152

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 if you would like to request a scholarship or you have any questions about membership.

To become a member, you can:

If you wish to renew your membership online, click here.