Levy Senior Center

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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. 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 

The Levy Senior Center Foundation, Inc. (LSCF) supports the Levy Center in so many ways! LSCF purchases equipment to enhance programs, subsidizes several programs, maintains the Center's garden and brings area students to perform at the Fran Randall Memorial Concert Series.

The LSCF is currently sponsoring a lecture series and Jamming Jean Concerts.  

The Levy Senior Center 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, will feature 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 free and open to all.

The Levy Senior Center Foundation is proud to continue bringing the talents of young, award-winning classical musicians to the Levy Senior Center for the Fran Randall Concerts. 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.


garden-mosaic-bloom-smlr3925The 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.

Interested in the Olympics

The Levy Senior Center is home to both the Illinois Women’s and Men's Senior Olympics Basketball Teams. If you are interested in playing (they are looking for women and men age 55+), please call the Center for more information at 847-448-8250. 

Scholarships/Fee Assistance


Scholarships are available to qualified Evanston residents based on family size and income. In addition, Levy Center members pay a discounted fee for classes offered at the Levy Senior Center.

Major contributors to the Levy Senior Center are Joseph Levy, Jr. and the Levy Family Foundation.

From left,  the late Joseph Levy, Jr., the late Jean London, and Carole Levy.