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Ruth Tate 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.

1620 Marjorie Street
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Evelyn Young, Director

The Ruth Tate Senior Center was originally named the South Memphis Senior Center and was the first senior center in Memphis. Founded in 1978, the center was located in the basement of a church, where seniors gathered to enjoy activities such as art classes and piano lessons.

As the center continued to grow, it moved to its current location at 1620 Marjorie in the late 1980’s. On May 8, 2005, the South Memphis Senior Center was renamed the Ruth E. Tate Center for the director who organized the center since its creation. The center was originally managed by Meritan, and on November 1, 2012 the City of Memphis began operations of the facility.

The Ruth Tate Community Center is newly renovated and filled with activities for seniors. Our seniors have monthly dances, holiday parties and group trips. If you would like to become a Friend of Ruth Tate, volunteer instructor or volunteer please call the director for more information.

Classes Available
Healthy Cooking
Bible Study
Line Dancing
Chair Exercise
Crochet and Knitting

Daily Game Activities
Ping Pong