Activities & Events
The Portage Senior Center offers a variety of one-day and multi-day trips planned to please both those looking for new destinations and those who prefer the comfort of familiarity. From theater trips to cruises, the Senior Center travel program is popular with participants.
Portage Senior Center trips are planned for individuals over the age of 50. (Exceptions will be made for companions of persons needing assistance.) Staff should be made aware of any special travel needs. Membership is not required to travel, however, there is a higher cost for non-members for day trips. Portage residency is not required to travel. Call the Trip Office at 269-324-9239 for information on our adventures.
For your convenience the trip office is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a one hour lunch break usually between 11 a.m. and noon. Reservations should be made in person at the Center during those hours whenever possible. Reservations may also be made via U.S mail but we suggest that you call (269) 324-9239 first to verify availability. Payment must accompany the reservation. Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope to have an itinerary mailed to you. The address is:
320 Library Lane
Portage, MI 49002
Checks should be made payable to the Portage Senior Center unless otherwise instructed.
Call 269-324-9239 (Trip Office) for information, cancellation and refund policies.
Blood Pressure Clinics: These are free of charge and take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Hearing Clinics: These are offered at no charge, basic testing, call the Portage Senior Center (PSC) for information.
Flu Shot Clinics: These are offered in October/November of each year. Injections are free to persons with Medicare, Part B.
Fitness Classes: You can have fun, make friends and improve your overall health by exercising with others! At Portage Senior Center there are always several classes going on and you can usually sign up at any time. However, some classes fill rapidly and there may be a limit on the number of registrations that can be taken.
Managing Concerns About Falls: Many seniors experience fear of falling, which restricts their activities. This program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce this fear and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors and exercise to increase strength and balance. A Matter of Balance includes eight two-hour sessions for a small group led by a trained facilitator. This program was developed at the Royal Center at Boston University and as been nationally recognized. Classes take place at various locations in the community.