Membership fees at the Portage Senior Center help us meet the needs of a growing population by providing the best services available to promote personal growth, health, friendship, and independence for adults aged 50 and over. Membership entitles an individual to participate in all educational, social/recreational, volunteer, and other regularly scheduled activities and special events. Memberships are good for one year from the date of registration and renewal notices are mailed to the member prior to expiration.
Senior Center membership fees were last adjusted more than 15 years ago. A careful review of operating costs and new services provided to members indicated that an increase in membership fees is necessary. Beginning March 1, 2022, the following fee increases will be implemented:
- Annual membership fees for the Portage Senior Center will increase to $30 for Portage residents and $40 for non-residents.
- Lifetime membership will increase to $300.
- The daily drop-in fee for non-members will be $5 per day.
- Lost membership cards are replaced one time at no charge. Thereafter, there is a $5 replacement fee.
Lock In Your Membership at Current Rates
Existing Portage Senior Center members can renew their 2022 membership ahead of the March 1 increase. The membership current rates are $25 for Portage residents and $35 for non-residents, with a Lifetime membership rate of $250.
Coming Soon: New Membership Levels
To accommodate those who wish to use specialized facility amenities in the new Portage Community Senior Center, new levels of membership will be available once the building opens. The new membership levels will include fitness center use, pickleball court use, and virtual participation for those who may be unable to leave home. Watch for details in the coming months.
No one is turned away for the inability to pay membership fees. The Ruth Ann Meyer scholarship program, offered by the Friends of the Portage Senior Center, is in place to provide assistance for individuals who need financial assistance for membership and/or program fees. See a PSC staff member for additional information.