New-Levy Center Welcome Information
Levy Center membership Membership is open to adults age 55 years and older. The Center membership fee is $34 for an Evanston resident of ZIP codes 60201 and 60202 and $54 for a nonresident. Center membership entitles you to discounts on programs at the Center including fitness room membership and fitness classes. Membership is valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Programs for seniors are held weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Programs for all ages are held in the evening and on the weekends. Programs that are included with your Levy Membership-Programs
The Levy Senior Center's award-winning building is located in the southeast corner of James Park on Dodge Ave. Members can participate in a wide variety of programs and classes, including computer training, health and wellness classes (ranging from low-impact aerobics to Pilates); and classes in the arts such as wood working, ceramics and drama.
Levy Senior Center Foundation
Levy Senior Center Foundation, Inc. (LSCF) supports the Levy Center in so many ways! The Foundation purchases equipment to enhance programs, subsidizes the Center’s bus for day trips, offers trip scholarships, maintains the Center's gardens and funds three exciting cultural programs.
The Foundation is proud to sponsor the Levy Lecture Series, an educational program for residents 55 and older who are passionate about learning. Reservations are required. You can register here, call (847) 448-8250 or stop by the front desk. All lectures are free and are held in the Linden Room. The Foundation has created a new music series for all ages that will delight the entire Evanston community! The Jamming Jean Music Series, named in honor of a former Levy Center member, features music and musicians that reflect Evanston and its cultural diversity. Bring the entire family for a fun way to kick off the weekend.
Concerts are held quarterly on Friday from 5pm-7pm with food and drink available for purchase. Jamming Jean Concerts are free and open to all. The Fran Randall Concerts bring the talents of young, award-winning classical musicians to the Levy Senior Center for. The outstanding lineup continues to honor the memory of Fran Randall who loved classical music and played an important role in opening the current center. Click here to view all the concerts taking place at the Levy Center.
The building’s architects designed the Levy Senior Center around an open courtyard in order to create a bright and close-to-nature feeling.
The Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Enabling Garden in the central courtyard (pictured at right), was made possible by a major grant from the Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation. Some classes and special events are held in the courtyard, weather permitting.
We Support the Senior Olympics
The Levy Senior Center has an active basketball program for men and women 55 and better. We make an effort to send basketball teams to the bi-annual Illinois
Women’s and Men's Senior Olympics. If you are interested in playing, please call the Center for more information at 847-448-8250.
Dennis Newton Fund for Trip Scholarships/Fee Assistance
Through the Dennis Newton Fund for Trip Scholarships, the Foundation helps subsidize trip costs for those in need. Applications are available at the front office and completely confidential.
In addition, Levy Center members pay a discounted fee for classes offered at the Levy Senior Center.
Joseph and Carole Levy and the Levy Family Foundation have been major benefactors of the Levy Senior Center.
From left, the late Joseph Levy, Jr., the late Jean London, and Carole Levy.