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Marion Senior Center 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

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 its Encore Café in Marion.

Encore Café is for seniors ages 60+. The new and innovative café will feature a choice menu with meals ranging from turkey and mashed potatoes to pasta and tacos, all catered by Marion Hy-Vee. The Encore Café is your one-stop shop for nutrition, health education, and socialization time with friends for a suggested voluntary contribution.

Encore Café will be 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 regular mealtime programming being offered, educational and health-related programming will also be expanded following mealtimes.

A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony is planned at each location. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the Café locations, and after the meal to enjoy local vendor booths, giveaways, prizes and learn more information on classes and event that Encore Café has to offer.  

  • Wednesday, May 9 at noon at Lowe Park
  • Friday, May 11 at noon at the Marion Public Library


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! Fall Foliage Riverboat Cruise AGES 55+

ALL ABOARD! Join the Marion Parks and Recreation Department for this new trip on the waters of the Mississippi River during the most beautiful time of the year. Ride in comfort on a chartered motor-coach to the dock in Dubuque and enjoy a nice relaxing and scenic fall afternoon on the water. Your ticket includes a full hot 2-entree lunch buffet and live music entertainment. 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+.
Fee: $65 per person      Registration Form
Days/Dates: Wednesday, October 10
Time(s): Pick-Up @ 8:30 a.m.; Drop-Off @ 6 p.m.
Cruise will be 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: Pick-up and Drop-Off at Lowe Park
Cruise is out of Dubuque, IA (Celebration Belle)
Registration Deadline: September 7, 2018

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