Senior Enrichment

The Banta Center is open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3 pm.  It is a warm and friendly environment for adults ages 50 and up where you can take part in any of a wide variety of activities, for a nominal fee, paid either annually ($60) or semi-annually ($35). 

Health & Exercise:  Fitness Room with various conditioning machines and free weights, Pilates, Reformers, Theraband, Exercise with DVD-Richard Simmons and more.  The Banta Center has also been used for various services in the past such as senior flu shots, community voting site and tax prep assistance for seniors.

The Banta Center also rents the multi-purpose room with kitchen and restroom access for family or group functions.

Banta is a Northwest Indiana Community Action nutrition site that serves hot, nutritious lunches Monday - Friday at 11:15 am. Lunches are complimentary to anyone 60 and older, though a voluntary contribution of $1.50 is suggested. Reservations for the lunches must be made at least two business days ahead by calling (219) 462-1301. You do not have to be a Banta Senior member to partake in the lunch program.

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ACBL Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge Club held at the Banta Center, 605 Beech Street.  Arrive by 10:45 and you are guaranteed a partner, ACBL points are awarded.  Not ready for Duplicate Bridge?  We also have Bridge and Advanced Beginner Classes.

Program Details

DaysTimesFee Register
DuplicateWed11:00-3:00Free / $2At Banta, day of
BridgeTue/Thu12:00-3:00Free / $2At Banta, day of
Advanced BeginnerThu9:15-12:00Free / $2At Banta, day of
Hours: Monday - Friday 
            9 am - 3 pm

What's Happening: 

Presentation for proposed Adult Activity Center:

The draft presentation for the proposed Adult Activity Center took place on April 28, 2021 via a Zoom Webinar in order to begin preparing a final draft.

Recording of the Draft Presentation can be found here:

Adult Activity Center Study Presentation