Lourie Center members enjoy 50-75 hours of activities per week.

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The Lourie Center will re-open for classes and events beginning Tuesday September 5. We have a lot planned for you this fall, beginning with new and returning classes in September. Hope to see you soon at the Lourie Center!

Pre-register for events and limited-time classes below.

Registration is for specific and/or limited-time events and classes. Ongoing classes need no pre-registration.
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Coming Up in October:

Jazz Dance Basics with Donna
Wednesday 12-1 pm
September 13-November 15
Ten- week course
All members
Beginning to Intermediate Dancers
Students will be introduced to various styles of Jazz Dance including Musical Theatre Style, Lyrical Dance, Modern Jazz and even Hip Hop. The origins of Jazz Dance based on the work of Katherine Dunham and Pearl Primus will also be included in the content. Class protocol involves a general body warm up which will include center floor barre, i.e. plies/releves, tendus, etc in both parallel and turnout, isolation exercises, and mild stretching. Each class will conclude with a short sequence from that day’s lessons. Students are encouraged to wear fitness attire that does not restrict movement. Jazz shoes, jazz sneakers or a soft soled cross-trainer type sneaker is recommended.

Twice-A-Week Walking Groups
Mondays and Wednesdays
Morning Group: 9:30 am
Evening Group: 5:30 pm
September 18 – October 25Six-week program
Free and open to all seniors
Register in-person at first meeting

Walking is a low-impact physical activity that can reduce joint pain and enhance physical and mental health. Join us for a fun, volunteer-led walking group two times per week! The Walking Group program is free and seniors can join at any time during the six weeks. Sessions last around 30 minutes and include a warm-up, walking and stretching. They have hosted the walks at Drew Wellness, Bull Street District, and will host this next session at The Lourie Center’s outdoor walking path

Benefits include increased balance, strength, and walking pace in a supportive setting. Senior Resources Volunteers Liz Melendez and Karen Tanner host the walking club several times a year, meeting the group at set times and locations and offering health education and encouragement with each session.
Walkers who participate in two walks a week for all six-weeks will receive free brunch tickets to Senior Resources’ Biscuits and Bluegrass Benefit on October 28.

Balance and Falls Prevention with Bill
Tuesdays 12:30-2 pm
September 19-December 12,
A 10-week Program
Free and Open to all over age 65
All skill levels-Beginners welcome!
Registration Required.
The Lourie Center is offering this popular balance program once again with extended time to feature additional learning! Come experience the evolution of an ancient martial art to a contemporary healing art. The program is designed as part lecture and part movement, to educate on risk understanding while improving mobility, stamina, muscular strength, flexibility, and balance. Low-impact exercises involve low-impact and slow, controlled breath and movements. Optional biometric survey will be offered, to track your progress.

NEW CLASS: Explorations In Art with Alicia
Thursdays 1-3 pm
September 28-November 30,
Nine-week course
All members
All skill levels
Enjoy ample studio time and an insightful exploration of new art media: colored pencil, painting with water-based-media (watercolor, acrylic, no oil painting), collage, mixed media, drawing, and more! Class 9 is preparation for framing and the Main Hall exhibition which opens December 14, 1-3 pm.




Bridge to Technology with Mike

Mondays 1-2:30 PM

October 2-December 11

All members welcome

A 10-week course designed for older adults that want a crash course, survival guide to consumer technology. You’ll learn about phones, computers, tablets, kiosks that you use to order food at a restaurant, televisions, surround sounds systems, car electronics, Bluetooth, WiFi, routers, cameras, security systems, websites that you’ll need to be able to access: Medicare, Social Security, etc. You will also learn vocabulary and practical tips on how to troubleshoot your own technology problems. 

  • Learn  vocabulary that’s related to the devices and software
  • You will be introduced to every technology useful in today’s world.
  • Learn about different technologies, how they work, and how to use them to make your life easier.
  • Learn tips on how to troubleshoot technology problems.
  • You will begin to be self-dependent when it comes to
    using your technology!

Oct.  2    – Introduction & The Basics

Oct  9   –   AI in Today’s World

Oct. 16    – Internet & Getting Online

Oct. 23   – Computers, Tablets, and Mobile Phones

Oct. 30   – Smartphone/Tablet Deep Dive

No class November 6

Nov 13   – Social Media

Nov 20   – Photography & Videography

Nov 27   – Troubleshooting Technology

Dec   4   – Managing Online Accounts Like SSA, Medicare, and MyChart

Dec 11   – Q & A Open Floor Session

Medicare Consulting Service with Jerry Hill

Wednesday October 4, 9 am -12 pm

Free and open to all

Drop-in appointments

AARP Chapter #753 Monthly Meeting

Monday October 16, 2-3:30 pm

Premier World Discover 2024 Travel Presentation 

Thursday October 26, 11 am – 12:30 pm

Join Laura Driggers to learn about the exciting travel adventures in store for 2024!

Alaska Inside Passage Cruise – departing 7/13/24

New Orleans Holiday – departing 12/3/24

Landscapes and Lighthouses of Coastal Maine – departing 10/5/24


Friday October 27, 9 am – 12 pm

Bring your Medicare card.

Register by email to Mekia Burgess and indicate quarter hour time preference and if you are getting either COVID and/or flu shot.


Building Hours:
Mondays-Thursdays 9 am-4 pm
Fridays 9 am -2 pm
Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place, programs and classes at the center are reduced and/or limited until further notice.  Not all of the following programs are available at the moment.

Educational and Social Programs:

  • Lunchtime Lectures
  • Lourie Scholars Group
  • Lourie Lectures, Continuing Education
  • Technology Classes
  • Spanish Language
  • History
  • Mahjong
  • Party Bridge
  • Computer Lab
  • Jewelry Making
  • Fine Art
  • Health and Medicare Consultants
  • Sociable Seniors Meet for Dinner
  • Words and Wine
  • Seeds of Hope Farmer’s Market

Physical Fitness Programs:

  • Top-notch, Certified Instructors
  • On-site Fitness Consultants
  • Cardio Center
  • Strength-Training Center
  • Come-as-you-are, Fun, Supportive Environment

A variety of fitness and movement classes, for all abilities and interests!

  • Aerobics and Zumba
  • Strength Training
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi and Qi Gong
  • Meditation
  • Balance
  • Dance