Senior Centers

Aging Partners Senior Centers are a great source to find information, activities, and opportunities related to aging.

At your local center you can enroll in fitness and health classes, enjoy recreational activities, and share experiences with old friends and new ones. Here in Lincoln we have six Senior Centers and Lancaster County has four. Additionally, there are nine Senior Centers in Aging Partners multi-county service area.

Meals

Most centers offer a delicious noon meal or a sack lunch to take home as well as a variety of activities. Each center has a menu and newsletter posted on its web page. Reservations for lunch must be ordered by calling the center you wish to attend two days in advance to ensure that an adequate number of meals are prepared.

The actual cost of the meal is approximately $8, however individuals over the age of sixty are asked for a suggested contribution of $4. Individuals who are under sixty pay a fee of $8. Sack lunches (to stay or go) are also offered daily as a meal choice for those under age sixty at a fee of $8. Special holiday meals are also available and individuals over the age of sixty are asked for a suggested contribution of $6. Individuals who are under sixty pay a fee of $9.

If transportation to and from the center is desired, you may reserve your transportation at the same time. Order Handy Meals for the holidays and weekends. You can find each center's lunch menu in the My Center News newsletter. You can also obtain information about free or low-cost food resources at the Center or by calling 402-441-7158 for the center nearest you. Some centers may serve as a distribution site for various food programs.

Day Trip Tours

Reasonably priced Day Trip Tours feature entertaining places and activities. A minimum of 20 riders are necessary to confirm these tours. Call 402-441-7158 for additional information and reservations.

Dinner & A Show

Nothing beats a fantastic meal and a good show. Every month we have special dinner and show events at various locations throughout the City of Lincoln. Check out the latest Dinner & A Show flyer or the My Center News for details. Space is limited, so early reservations are encouraged by calling 402-441-7158.

My Center News

To stay current on events at your senior center in Lincoln and Lancaster County you need to have a copy of the My Center News. You can get one for free at your local senior center or asked to have one mailed to you at a low cost of $6 per year. For a subscription call 402-441-8453.

Transportation

At Aging Partners Seniors Centers we provide transportation to each Senior Center within a specified boundary inside the City limits. Call the Aging Partners Senior Center nearest you for details. Shopping assistance is also provided on a bi-monthly basis to area grocery stores. Call the Senior Center nearest you two days in advance to schedule your ride.

Lancaster County Public Rural Transit

The price for a one-way trip on Lancaster County Public Rural Transit is $2. This contribution will be accepted by cash or, for your convenience by purchasing a 10-punch ticket. Tickets are available by mail, or in person at the Lancaster Rural Transit Office at:

233 S. 10th St., Suite 101
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-441-7031

Facility Rental

Having an evening or weekend meeting or a special celebration? Need a place to meet? Call the Northeast Senior Center at 402-441-7151, or the Downtown Senior Center at 402-441-7158, and make arrangements.

Free Income Tax Assistance

Aging Partners offers Income Tax Assistance at the Downtown Center, Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., February through April each year by appointment. AARP tax consultants will be available to assist you with your income tax needs. Please bring your photo ID, Social Security card, wage and earnings statements (W2s), interest and dividend statements (Form 1099), a copy of last year's return, and any other information about your income and expenses. Call (402) 441-7158 to make your appointment. Ask about a lunch reservation for the same day! Check the status of your refund.

Weather Closings for Senior Centers and Programs

During times of severe weather, listen to KFOR (1240 AM) it is the official station to turn to for news on Senior Center closings and cancellations. If Lincoln Public Schools close, it is the policy of Aging Partners to close all the Senior Centers and Programs in Lincoln and Lancaster County.