About Us

Membership

Membership is open to anyone and helps benefit the Center for its members and the community at large.

Membership is only $35 a year and 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 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!  New Member Welcome and Center Orientations are offered quarterly and are open to new or potential members.

The Lynden Community/Senior Center is a 501c(3) Charitable Non-Profit Organization.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE/ MISSION STATEMENT 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 physical 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 membeship 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 and footcare, 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 an asking donation of $6.00 per meal. Home delivered hot meals are available for the homebound for the same suggested donation. 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, clogging, line dancing, Tai Chi, ukelele, and AARP Drivers' Safety classes, 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 adminstrative assistant, 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!