Senior Enrichment

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). 

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.

Activities:

Card games, bingo, mexican train, sing-along, bunco, mahjongg, cornhole, ping pong, chair volleyball, writing workshop, free movies with popcorn monthly and various Holiday parties.

Crafts:

Banta Center has a "Knit Witts" group who enjoy knitting and crocheting items  that are donated to various organizations for children/families in need. 

Dance:

Line Dancing 

Educational:

Lunch & Learns offers education on senior resources

Health & Exercise:  

Fitness Room with various conditioning machines and free weights, Pilates, Reformers, Theraband, Exercise with DVD-Richard Simmons, Ball Drumming, Tai Chi and NEW for 2024 Chair Yoga!

Lunches:

Banta is a Northwest Indiana Community Action nutrition site that serves hot, nutritious lunches Monday - Friday at 11:30 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.

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Card games played year round! Games are free to Banta Members and $2 per day for non-members to play.  Please arrive 15 minutes early to register at the Banta front desk the day of play!

Card Game Schedule


DaysTimes
Golf Cards Mon9:30 am 
PinochieMon/Fri12:00 pm
Phase 10  Tue10:15 am
EuchreTue12:15 pm
Bridge Tue/Th12 - 3 pm 
Five CrownsWed10:00 am
Bridge (Duplicate)Wed10:30 am - 3 pm
Canasta Wed 12:15 pm 
Bridge (Advanced Beginner)Th9:15 am - 12:00 pm
Skip-BoTh10:00 am
Hand & Foot F12:15 pm
TrashF12:15 pm

  1. Wendy Riggle

    Banta Activity Center Director

  2. Dan Lukes

    Adult Recreation Director
    Phone: 219-462-5144 ext. 6311

Hours: Monday - Friday 
            9 am - 3 pm

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