The Levy Senior Center has earned National Senior Center Accreditation! There are approximately 11,000 senior centers nationwide, of which about 200 are accredited; three others are in Illinois.
New-Levy Center Welcome Information
Levy Center membership is open to adults age 55 years and older. The Center membership fee is $30 for an Evanston resident of ZIP codes 60201 and 60202 and $50 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Levy Senior Center members stay “in the know” by reading Levy News, which is mailed to members ona quarterly basis. The newsletter includes information on trips, special events, new classes and general news. To read the current issue (in pdf form), click on the link near the top of this page.
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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, Joseph Levy, Jr., the late Jean London, and Carole Levy.