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Marion Senior Activities at Lowe Park

Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center
4500 N.10th Street
Marion, IA 52302 

The Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center is home to FREE senior activities on a daily basis during the week. These
programs are provided and coordinated as part of the Witwer Healthy Aging Program by Aging Services.
These programs and activities are geared towards adults ages 55 and up. For more information on these programs or other sites, please contact Jo Ellen Haddad at Aging Services at 398-3644. You can also contact the Parks and Recreation office at Lowe Park at 447-3590.  If Linn-Mar Schools cancel due to inclement weather, all senior activities scheduled at Lowe are canceled. 

Encore Cafe` at Lowe Park and Marion Library 

The Heritage Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the Marion Public Library and Marion Parks and Recreation Department, is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Encore Café in Marion.

Encore Café is intended for seniors ages 60 and above. The new and innovative café will feature a choice menu

Encore Cafe logo

with meals ranging from turkey and mashed potatoes to pasta and tacos, all catered by Marion Hy-Vee. The Encore Café is a one-stop shop for nutrition, health education and socialization time with friends for a suggested voluntary contribution of $5.

View the Menu 


Advance reservations are requested by 1 p.m. the day prior by calling 319-377-3412 or visiting


Encore Café is open for business at two convenient Marion locations:

  • Marion Public Library – Mondays and Fridays at noon
  • Lowe Park (with a full salad bar) - Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon

In addition to the meals being offered, educational and health-related programming will also be expanded following mealtimes.


Weekly Activities at Lowe Park

BINGO— Group meets and plays every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Sunburst Room at the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center.

Pinochle— Group meets and plays every Friday at 9:00 a.m. in the Sunburst Room at the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center.

500— Group meets and plays every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Sunburst Room at the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center.

Blood Pressure Clinics— Held the second Wednesday of the month at 11:15 a.m. in the Sunburst Room at the Lowe Park Arts & Environment Center.

Line Dancing— Get up and get moving with some line dancing. Meets every Wednesday beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Oaks Room at the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center.

Monday “Live Music” Dance— Listen and/or dance to live music from various bands. Meets every Monday beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Oaks Room at the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center.

Fresh Conversations— This fun nutrition program is designed to promote better eating and physical activity. Held the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:15 a.m. in Sunburst Room at the Lowe Park Arts.


NEW! Gays Mills Orchards Bus Trip AGES 55+

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Leave Lowe Park at 9a.m. returning around 7:30p.m.

Ride in comfort aboard a luxury motor-coach (equipped with restroom) as we travel to one of the most scenic (and delicious)
places during the fall season...Gays Mills, Wisconsin. We'll first stop at famous Breitbach's Country Dining in Sherrill, Iowa for
a delicious hot lunch. Then, sit back and take in the fall scenery on the way to some of the best orchards in the mid-west before
embarking back home. Don't wait to sign up as these seats will fill up fast! This trip is geared towards those age 55+, but younger
passengers can ride along with a guest age 55+.

REGISTRATION FEE: $55 per person (includes hot lunch buffet and bus fare)   Registration Form
NOTES: Stop along the way at Breitbach's County Dining for a lunch buffet. Stopping at 3-4 orchards for views, shopping, activities, and apples.

Programs offered by Marion Public Library

The Marion Public Library is available to all, seven days a week (with the exception of holidays). Library cards are always free and offer additional access to some resources. Subscribe to the library's newsletters to keep up with events and programs available for all interests. The most popular books, movies and music are offered in a variety of formats.

Check out these upcoming adult programs.



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