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Mission Statement

Providing opportunities for adults over 50 to remain physically fit, socially engaged, intellectually stimulated, and independent.


Opening its doors in 1995, the Lourie Center is a not-for-profit recreation center for adults ages 50 and up, with a vibrant and growing 850+ membership. Many of our events are open to the public. We are centrally located in downtown Columbia, behind Maxcy Gregg Park and Pool.

There are always new and exciting special events going on at the Lourie Center.

  • We have over 850 members from ages 50 to 95
  • 174 hours of social activities per month
  • 45 hours of educational activities per month
  • 320 hours of fitness/exercise activities per month
  • Over 55 activities are ALWAYS available!

Our programs feature fitness, cultural, and educational opportunities. We maintain a fully equipped gym, circuit training equipment, a multitude of professionally-led fitness classes (for all skill levels) from Yoga to Tai Chi to Aerobics to Pilates and MORE!

Cultural and educational classes include art, craft, language, and tour & travel opportunities. We offer something for just about everyone. Enjoy our many social events, including the Friday Night Dances twice a month, quarterly Dance Concerts with live music.

Wheels is a free community transportation program. Wheels transportation is now available in the Five Points and Northeast areas for the elderly and disabled. Call us for details and to arrange pick up.

The Tours With Faye travel program consists of fun local cultural outings, regional day trips, annual international trips, and a brand new education component. Tours With Faye offers an affordable, safe and fun way for seniors to travel and most trips include transportation, admission fees, and meals.

Meeting and event space rental is available, too! Our recently renovated facility offers over 18,000 square feet of space, providing the community with an extraordinary venue for public and private events.

Let us host your meeting, conference, or social event! Our classrooms and special event ballrooms are available for rental to organizations and individuals at affordable rates. We can accommodate small groups up to 350 people.


Would you recommend Lourie Center?