Membership in the  Portage Zhang Senior Center is open to all area persons over the age of 50. (Spouses younger than 50 are also welcome.) City of Portage residency is not required for membership and visitors from other counties, states and countries are welcome to participate when they are in the area.

Membership Forms

Download the Membership Manual (PDF) or call the Portage Zhang Senior Center at (269) 329-4555 with any questions. 

To sign up for membership by mail, print and complete the (Membership Waivers PDF), and return them both with your payment either in person or by mail to the Senior Center at:

Portage Zhang Senior Center
203 East Centre Avenue
Portage, MI 49002

Membership Fees

Membership fees at the Portage Zhang Senior Center help us meet the needs of a growing population by providing the best services available to promote personal growth, health, friendship, and independence for adults aged 50 and over. Membership entitles an individual to participate in all educational, social/recreational, volunteer, and other regularly scheduled activities and special events. Memberships are good for one year from the date of registration and renewal notices are mailed to the member prior to expiration.

Senior Center membership fees were last adjusted more than 15 years ago.  A careful review of operating costs and new services provided to members indicated that an increase in membership fees is necessary. Annual membership fees are as follows: 

  • Annual membership fees for the Portage Zhang Senior Center are $30 for Portage residents and $40 for non-residents.
  • Lifetime membership is $300.
  • The daily drop-in fee for non-members is $5 per day.
  • Lost membership cards are replaced one time at no charge. Thereafter, there is a $5 replacement fee.

Your Information Is Private

Member addresses and phone numbers are not shared with businesses, political candidates, or any outside organization.