The Active Adult Center (formerly the State College Senior Citizens Center and the Centre Region Senior Center) was started in January, 1976. The group, overseen by Director Ann Kleindorfer, met three times a week at the Christian Church on Easterly Parkway in State College.
Starting in October, 1977 and until 1986, Susan Tait acted as the Center’s Director. Her main goal while leading the center was to increase attendance, which she successfully completed. With the center’s participation increasing, it was the task of the next director, Barbara Lindenbaum (1986) to orchestrate the move into a new location on Fraser Street in State College. On October 8, 1986, the grand opening of the new Fraser Street location was held. Barbara led the Center for 23 years through September, 2009.
From September, 2009-January, 2014, the Center was actively supervised by three individuals; Carol Clitherow, Virginia Shawley, and Elizabeth Plozner.
Beginning in January, 2014, Cindy Stahlman, was appointed as the Center’s Supervisor. Since starting at the center, Cindy’s leadership has created a great period of positive changes for the Center, including two moves to new locations—one interim and one permanent. In September, 2015, the Center temporarily relocated to the Nittany Mall, Suite #814. Then in January, 2017, the Center relocated to its permanent location at the Nittany Mall in Suite #990. Now rooted with a permanent home, the Active Adult Center is growing and thriving!
COVID-19 Safety Plan
As you may have read on our home page, the Center continues to manage through the local COVID-19 situation. When the Center reopens on March 24 under a modified schedule, the Center will have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place, which includes reduced capacity, physical distancing, and other stringent attendance policies. You can read more by clicking HERE. If you plan to attend the Center, please read these policies in advance as you will be required to complete a daily check-in form, have your temperature taken, and abide by the Safety Plan’s guidelines.
Click this LINK to visit our Monthly Calendar page; once our Center returns to normal operations, monthly calendars will be posted at this link.
Lunch At The Center
The Center offers a balanced, nutritious lunch Monday-Friday at 11:30 AM during our normal operating schedule. Please call by 10:00 AM the day before to reserve your meal. A $2.00 donation is suggested for people over 60 and $4.67 for those between 55-59. The Center is operating under limited hours due to COVID-19. Please call for our current schedule.
The Centre Region Active Adult Center will re-open on Wednesday, March 24 on a modified schedule, following recommendations and mandates by the County and State Offices of Aging, Governor Tom Wolf, the PA Department of Health, and the Centre Region Council of Governments. The Center will operate under limited hours due to the on-going pandemic and it will remain operating with limited capacity to continue to protect our staff and our customers.
The Center will reopen on Wednesday, March 24, and it will be open only on Wednesdays through the end of March. Starting April 7, the Center will be open on Wednesdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be for in-person activities and Fridays will be for outings to other facilities within our local and regional communities. To read more about the Center and the COVID-19 Safety Plan that will be in place when the Center re-opens, please click HERE.
No transportation? No problem! Call us at 814-231-3076 at least 24 hours in advance and we can arrange for you to be brought to the Center, for a small donation. This transportation service is also available for other local trips throughout the area. Please see the Center staff for more information. You can also view the Centre County Agency on Aging Transportation Services booklet.
County Resource Guide
The Centre County Resource Guide is compiled by the Centre County Office of Aging. It is a valuable tool that provides a variety of helpful information on a wide range of health, social, and support services available in Centre County.
Come join us! It is easy and free to join the Active Adult Center. All you need to do is complete the application. You can print the application, complete it, and bring it with you on your first visit.
If you would like to support the Centre Region Active Adult Center and its programs and participants, you can make a general gift by a) mailing a check (payable to Centre Region Parks and Recreation) to the address below; or b) you can make your donation in
person at the Active Adult Center, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM.
Thank you for your support!