Center Closed: The Active Adult Center is currently closed due to concerns with COVID-19 and all programs are cancelled. Staff will continue to evaluate the situation and the Center will re-open when it is deemed safe to do so, following recommendations and mandates by the County Office of Aging, Governor Tom Wolf, the PA Department of Health, and the Centre Region Council of Governments.
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!
If you would like to support the Active Adult Center and its programs and participants, you can make a general gift by a) mailing a check (payable to Active Adult Center) 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!