About Us

The Lynden Community/Senior Center is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to provide a place and environment for one to experience great food, friendship, and fun! We particularly encourage seniors to continue in a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle. Our programs are designed to meet individual needs, develop inherent potential, promote personal growth, and increase independence.

Haley brown
Front Desk & Program Coordinator

jennifer lautenbach
Executive Director & Manager

kim schlomer
Bookkeeper & Administrative Assistant

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Membership

Membership is open to anyone and is just $35 a year. Purchasing a membership helps support the Center for its members and the community at large. 
 
Membership includes:
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Parking Sticker (for parking in the Community Center parking lot while visiting)
  • Allows use of the Gym Equipment (after training)
  • Entitles one to participate in or be part of the election to the Board of Directors
  • Various discounts on travel through local businesses
  • Member rate on footcare services and other activities offered at the center
But most importantly, it shows your support for the operation of the Center!
For more information on Membership, or to become a member, please call (360) 354-2921, or just come on by!  

the center

At the center we offer:

 

  • Meal Program:
    • Daily lunches served Mon-Fri, 12-12:30pm
    • Hot, ready-to-eat, freshly prepared meals home delivered to those unable to attend the congregate meal
    • Breakfasts on Wednesdays (8-9am)
  • Wellness Programs:
    • foot(nail) care
    • blood pressure checks
    • flu shots
    • health educational programs
  • Exercise and Rehabilitation Opportunities:
    • Treadmill and NuStep Machine (Members Only, requires a completed Physician's Clearance form)
    • Strength Training/Weight Resistance Equipment and Cybex resistance training equipment (Members only, requires a completed Physician's Clearance form and $45 7-session training course)
    • Open Gym, which members can use on their own after completing a 7-session training course ($45 fee for training course)
    • Stretching and strengthening exercise classes
    • Other physical activity classes and activities including Tai Chi, chair yoga, and bocce ball
  • Recreational Center:
    • Pool tables
    • Ping-Pong table
    • Bridge
    • Pinochle
    • Bocce ball
    • Cards
    • Wii games
    • Crafting
    • And more
  • Educational Center:
    • Arts and crafts
    • Ukulele
    • AARP Drivers' Safety Classes
    • Wi-Fi available
    • Tech room with computer (call for reservations)
    • Weekly FYI Presentations
  • Entertainment:
    • After lunch program and entertainment, including music, comedy, videos, speakers, games, and more
    • Weekly hymn singers group
    • Special events and celebrations
  • Social Space:
    • Daily morning coffee bar
    • Open games, cards, and puzzles
    • Board of directors, various committees
  • Information and assistance:
    • ​a resource for community support services
 
Our building is available for rent in the evenings and on weekends.  Various size rooms available. Call 360-354-2921 or email info@lyndencommunitycenter.org for rental rates/policies and availability. 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE LYNDEN COMMUNITY/ SENIOR CENTER?

To provide a place and environment for one to experience great food, friendship and fun! It particularly encourages seniors to continue in a physically and emotionally healthy lifestyle. The programs are designed to meet individual needs, develop inherent potential, promote personal growth, and increase independence.

IS MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES, MEALS OR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AT LYNDEN COMMUNITY/SENIOR CENTER?

Though membership is required for some classes at the center, you do not have to be a member to come to the center and participate in most drop-in activities.  Noon meal, coffee bar, library, Wednesday breakfasts, blood pressure checks, foot care, entertainment, fundraisers, and other social activities are open to adults of all ages, members or not. Some classes and activities charge fees and in some cases a discount is given to center members.  Although membership is not required, many become members to show appreciation and to place value on having the resources of the Community/Senior Center available to them and to others. 

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?

There are no age restrictions, adults of all ages are welcome to participate.

WHO IS THE NOON MEAL PROGRAM FOR?
Our lunch program is independent of the rest of the County's Senior Centers. It is not funded by any government entity, but is made possible only through private donations from the participants and the community.  It is especially targeted to those 60 or over, but anyone is welcome for $6.00 per meal. Home delivered hot meals are available for the homebound. Our meals are cooked on site. The community is welcome.

WHAT CLASSES ARE OFFERED AND WHO CAN ATTEND?
Classes are available to anyone in the community. They currently include exercise, strength training equipment, ukulele, and as well as many other games and activities including crafts, indoor and outdoor games, card games, vocal group, current events and other study classes. There is a fee for some classes/activities, and for some, center membership is required.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATIONS OF THE LYNDEN COMMUNITY/ SENIOR CENTER?
The Lynden Community/ Senior Center is governed by a volunteer board elected by the membership. The Center staff includes a full time manager and other staff including a bookkeeper, an administrative assistant, a program coordinator, a cook, and janitors.  Our many volunteers work with staff in all kinds of ways that are essential to keeping the center active and growing!