Dear Lourie Center Members and Friends:

These are some of the most challenging times that many of us have ever experienced.  As COVID-19 continued to spread globally there is a sense of loss and hopelessness; the future seems more and more unpredictable.  The Lourie Center is doing everything we can to fulfill our mission of keeping mature adults physically fit, socially engaged, intellectually stimulated and independent.  When fulfilling our mission, we can help alleviate the feeling of loneliness and isolation.  To continue our work, we need your help.

We are asking you to make an investment in our community by making a donation to the Lourie Center.  Our budget is strained by the loss of income due to the COVID-19 shut down and the increase in costs for maintaining our facility.   In order to continue to operate during these trying times, the Lourie Center has put in place many new protocols to ensure our members, friends, and staff remain safe and healthy.  Our ability to continue to have a safe environment and maintain the best service in quality programs for exercise, education and social engagement is dependent on donations.

The Lourie Center offers numerous programs on a weekly basis.  We offer exercise programs like Zumba, Pilates, Yoga Tai Chi, and Qi Gong to name a few.  We also operate a cardio exercise room, strength training room and computer lab.  In addition, the Lourie Center offer educational programs and an array of social opportunities like Spanish classes, bingo, and lectures.  A huge issue for many older adults is transportation and that is why the Lourie Center continues to manage a community transportation program (Wheels) for older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Your support of the Lourie Center is needed now more than ever before.  Please take this opportunity to invest not only in our seniors but in yourself.  Your tax-deductible donation will ensure that the services of the Lourie Center will continue to be available.  Please use the enclosed card to make this year’s donation and remember, every gift counts.

Please accept my most sincere wishes for a healthy and prosperous New Year.


Sandra K. Owensby

Executive Director

The Senator Isadore E. Lourie Center is a 501c3 nonprofit registered with SC Secretary of State.