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.
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.
|Duplicate||Wed||11:00-3:00||Free / $2||At Banta, day of|
|Bridge||Tue/Thu||12:00-3:00||Free / $2||At Banta, day of|
|Advanced Beginner||Thu||9:15-12:00||Free / $2||At Banta, day of|
Pilates Reformer Training
Gain strength, flexibility, stability & fluidity of motion without impact. Focus on corrective exercises for past injuries, poor balance and posture. Easy on joints.
This program is by appointment only, please contact the instructor listed below. Feel free to schedule a free demo to try it out before proceeding with a full course.
All classes taught by certified instructor Pat Twilla, NASM CPT, CES, & Pilates Instructor, (219) 628-0881
Pilates Mat Class
Work your core the entire time you are gaining muscular strength, balance, and flexibility. Modifications for all exercises when needed. We work in bare feet or grippy socks. Attend 1-2 days/wk.
Dates: Wednesdays and Fridays
Time: 9:15 - 10:15
Fee: 10 Classes $50 Members / $60 Non-Members
Register: By calling our certified instructor Pat Twilla, 219-628-0881
Regardless of fitness level, all seniors are welcome to join this class to increase awareness of how mind-body energy flows, to learn how physical techniques keep you centered and to improve your physical strength and focus your mind. Drop by a class to check it out and then keep coming if you'd like. Taught by Dr. Stephen Gray, who has been studying the art for decades.
Dates: Wednesdays, Year Round
Times: 9 - 10 am
Fee: Free for Banta Members / $15 Non-members
Register: at the Banta front desk
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: