All centers are community focal points and principal sources of information, activities and opportunities related to aging. Centers are readily available to those who need services or those who have concerns for elderly parents, relatives, friends and neighbors. Senior Centers are the place in your community where you may obtain information, education, join fitness and health classes, enjoy recreational activities, share experiences and enjoy a delicious meal. Meet old friends. Make new ones! Choose from a wide variety of activities, classes and events. Please come and join us. The numbers for each center are listed below. For the center nearest you or to receive a current calendar, call (402) 441-7158.
Meals & Activities: Most centers offer a delicious noon meal and variety of daily activities. Each Center has a menu and newsletter posted on its web page. All centers offer the same menu items. 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 $5.75, however individuals over the age of sixty are asked to pay 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 to pay a suggested contribution of $5. Individuals who are under sixty pay a fee of $8. 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 also obtain information about free or low-cost food resources at the centers or by calling (402) 441-7158 for the center nearest you. Some centers may serve as distribution sites for various food programs.
Dinner & Show: Come and enjoy our monthly evening events of entertainment and
dining at various locations throughout the city. Reservations must be made before noon, two days
prior to the event by calling (402) 441-7158. Space is limited, so early registrations are encouraged.
Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., entertainment starts at 6:30 p.m. Price is $8, includes occupation & sales tax.
No refunds. Van transportation is an additional $2. Show only tickets are $4 at the door. You canít beat the price for a good meal and quality entertainment.
Transportation: Transportation is provided to each center within a specified boundary area. (Call the individual center for details.) Shopping assistance is also provided on a bi-monthly basis to area grocery stores. Call the Center nearest you two days in advance to schedule your ride.
Health Services: Many of the centers offer transportation to the Senior Health Promotion Clinic on a monthly basis. The clinic offers foot care and other health services at no charge. In addition, many centers offer seasonal flu shots. Please contact the center nearest you for further information.
Health & Fitness: There are a variety of fitness activities and opportunities offered at all centers including Pilates, Yoga, Stretch & Tone, Nutrition Education, Fitness Assessments and Body Fat Composition. The Belmont Center is located in a City Parks and Recreation facility whose fitness equipment and classes are accessible to participants. All other Centers offer fitness and health programs, classes and walking programs.
Free Income Tax Assistance: The Downtown Center at 1005 "O" Street is offering
Income Tax Assistance Monday thru Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., February 4 - April 11. 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.
Facility Rental: Having an evening or weekend meeting or a special celebration? Need a
place to meet? Call the Northeast Center at (402) 441-7151, or the
Downtown Center at (402) 441-7158, and make arrangements!
Weather Closings for Senior Centers and Programs: During times of severe weather, listen to KFOR (1240 AM) for storm closing information. Senior Centers and Programs usually close if the Lincoln Public Schools close due to weather conditions. There are occasions when the Senior Centers and Programs will opt to close due to weather conditions when the Lincoln Public Schools are not closed. The programs include: Senior Centers; Health & Fitness classes and programs, Tickets, Tours and Events, Volunteers Services and Transportation Services.
Lincoln Senior Centers:
Lancaster County Senior Centers:
Lancaster County Public Rural Transit: The price for a one-way trip on Lancaster County 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