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McWherter Senior Center


COVID-19 Update

Due to health concerns, all Community Centers, Senior Centers and Pools are closed to the general public. We are working with local health officials to determine when and how it is safe to reopen to the public. For more information, please contact the Parks and Neighborhoods Administration Office at 901-636-4200

McWherter Senior Center is a City of Memphis, Division of Park and Neighborhoods facility that provides activities and services to senior 55+ years of age. We have a volunteer Advisory Council that assists in the success of the center. Through the advisory council participants can become members of the center for $12 a year. Membership gives individuals the opportunity purchase lunch for $4, entrance to the dance on Thursday night $5 and get mailed a copy of our monthly newsletter. Non-members/guests pay $5 for lunch, $6 for the dance and they do not have a vote or opportunity to serve on the council.

McWherter Center prepares and serves lunch Monday-Friday 11:30-12:30. The last Tuesday of each month we recognize our members that have a Birthday that month with a free lunch, entertainment and Birthday cake.

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Facility Amenities

  • Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Game Room

Activities and Programs

Leisure Activities

  • Bridge (Beginners, Party, Intermediate, and Duplicate)
  • Bingo ($8 / 8-weeks)
  • Canasta
  • Rook
  • Mah Jong
  • Other Table Games
  • Bunko Club
  • Book Club – Last Monday of the Month
  • Current Events Group
  • Choral Group
  • Thursday night ballroom dancing with live band
  • Classical Music
  • Opera Appreciation
  • Movie Matinee (1st & 3rd Friday each month)

Educational Activities

  • Computer Classes
  • Conversational and Beginner Spanish Classes
  • Knitting Classes
  • Oil Painting ($16 / 8 weeks)
  • Group Bible Study
  • Guitar / Harmonica Jam Session
  • Creative Writing Classes
  • Sewing Class (Tuesday morning)
  • Ceramics (Friday morning)

Wellness Activities

  • Blood pressure checks: (Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30a-2:30p)
  • Line Dance (Monday – Tuesday 12:30-3)
  • Tap Dance (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Ballroom Dance Lesson (Monday and Thursday)
  • Aerobics (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
  • Gentle Yoga (Wednesday and Friday)
  • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly; Friday)
  • Regular Yoga (Thursday evening 6-7)
  • Bowling League @ All Star Lanes
  • Golf League @ Audubon
  • Table Tennis
  • Shuffleboard
  • Nutritious Lunches – $4 /Member, $5 /Guest