MEMBERSHIP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. What is the difference between Standard and Prime Membership?
Standard membership provides access to about 80% of our programs, with fee-based programs and services available for additional fees. Once The Center at Belvedere opens, you can add access to the equipped fitness room for $15 a month. Prime membership is an all-inclusive choice that provides access to all programs, including those with fees, as well as the equipped fitness room; exceptions are travel, designated special events/programs, and services such as seated massage or manicures. Prime members also receive a certificate for a trial month of membership to share with a friend or family member, a 20% discount on facility rental, and a $20 gift card for the Greenberry's Coffee Co. at The Center at Belvedere.
2. What is the cost of membership?
Once we open the doors at Belvedere, the annual cost of Standard membership will be $180 for an individual, and Prime membership will be $480. The cost between now and then depends on which month you join, as we are pro-rating according to the number of months at Hillsdale and the number at Belvedere. See the chart on the membership information page, or contact Judy Gardner for details. Don't forget that monthly payments are an option for either kind of membership.
3. Can I join at any time, or do I have to wait for the first of the year? Can I switch from Standard to Prime or vice versa?
You can join at any time! We will count your year from the day you pay your membership dues. And you can switch at any time from Standard to Prime or Prime to Standard.
4. Are there scholarships available if the cost is prohibitive for me?
Yes, we have scholarships available for membership and also to cover program fees. Contact the Member and Guest Relations Coordinator at (434)974-7756 for more information.
5. Does my membership fee cover the cost of attending all programs?
Many of our programs are free to members, but some programs do have additional fees for participation. Prime membership includes all fees except travel, designated special events/programs, and services (such as seated massage). It also include access to the equipped fitness room. If you opt for Standard membership, you can still take classes with fees, but you will be charged monthly for each class. The fitness room is available to Standard members at $15/month.
6. My spouse is over 50 and I am not; can we both still join as a household? What if he is already a member and he isn’t up for renewal yet?
You and your spouse or partner can join as a household as long as one of you is over 50. If your spouse or partner is already a member, we can adjust your membership so that you both will end up having the same renewal dates even if you join at a later time – contact the Member and Guest Relations Coordinator for details.
7. Do I have to be a member to travel with The Center?
No, you do not, but members do get a discount on rates, both for day trips and for Getaways.
Please email Judy or call 434.974.7756, ask for the Member & Guest Relations Coordinator. Our Staff business hours are M-F, 8:30 am–4:30 pm.