Portage residency is not a requirement for membership. Our members come from all over Kalamazoo County and beyond. View our Membership page for information on fees, and exceptions to individuals who are unable to pay.
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Membership is required to participate in all social/recreational clubs and groups. Non-members may travel with the Portage Zhang Senior Center (PZSC), and register for various classes but pay a higher price. Membership is not required to take advantage of services such as the Center Cafe, transportation, etc. View our Membership page for more details.
Currently the annual cost is $30 for Portage residents and $40 for non-residents. A scholarship fund is generously provided by the Friends of the Portage Senior Center. View our Membership page for more information and for how to pay.
The Center is open Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Center is also open on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday the Center is open until 7:30 p.m and Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
A few "intergenerational" trips are scheduled annually. Persons younger than 50 may come if there is room. Seniors have priority in registering for trips. Of course, if a senior needs assistance while traveling, a younger companion is welcome to sign up. View more on our Travel page.
When Portage Public Schools cancel or close due to inclement weather, the Portage Zhang Senior Center will be open on regularly posted hours. Please note the following exceptions:
On the rare occasion that the City of Portage makes a decision to close non-emergency operations due to inclement weather, ALL Senior Center activities will automatically be cancelled. Participants are encouraged to monitor closing announcements on WWMT-TV Channel 3, WKZO-590 AM radio, social media and Portage Alert notifications. Questions regarding the PZSC Closing Policy may be directed to any PZSC staff person.