On August 16, 2019 the Lourie Center and 46 other Midlands nonprofits gathered in the Central Carolina Community Foundation office for a breakfast, not knowing why they had been invited.  CCCF President & CEO JoAnn Turnquist announced to the group that each had been awarded $10,000 by the Cheerful Giver. We are grateful to be included as recipients of the Cheerful Giver’s generosity! Thank you, Cheerful Giver!

Thank you for your donation to the Lourie Center!  Your financial support helps make the Lourie Center a model for excellence in aging, and we are truly grateful. Whether you are a member, donor or volunteer, your contribution is meaningful and we rely on you to help us fulfill our mission to keep people over the age of 50 physically fit, socially engaged, intellectually stimulated and independent.

We all have faced milestones in our lives and each milestone, by its very nature, brings change, each change brings challenges as well as joy. The second half of our lives is no different: it is just another milestone. Aging can be liberating, vibrant, and emotionally satisfying if you choose to plan for it. The Lourie Center is here to help you plan for this part of your life by providing over 70 hours a week of programmed activities specifically designed for older adults.

Every day, more than 200 individuals come to the Lourie Center to exercise, take a class or socialize, all of which are important to retaining independence. Members pay a small membership fee to join the Center, but fees provide only 11% of our budget: we rely on grants and donations to remain open.

Help to enhance the quality of life for all the seniors in our community regardless of their income. For your convenience, you can now make a donation online with a credit card or pay pal account. Your gift will provide important programming necessary to keeping older adults healthy and independent.

On behalf of the Board of Directors, our staff, instructors, volunteers and members, we are truly grateful for your support.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today.  Every gift counts and is truly appreciated.


Sandra K. Owensby
Executive Director

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