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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 activity and recreation center for adults ages 50 and up, with a vibrant and growing 650+ 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.

Our programs feature fitness, cultural, and educational opportunities. We maintain a fully equipped cardio gym, strength 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 lectures related to health and fitness. We offer something for just about everyone. Enjoy our many social events, including quarterly dances with live music.

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

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?