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Senior Activities

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Gaither Center Exercise Room
Gaither Center Bus Trip
Senior Sailing Trip
Facility Closure
As of Friday, March 13, and until further notice, senior services programming at the Benjamin Gaithersburg Center is being suspended. As of Saturday, March 14, the facility will close until further notice. Click here for detailed information.

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The Benjamin Gaither Center serves residents of Gaithersburg and the surrounding area by offering a variety of classes, trips, special events, activities, and a lunch program for those 55 years of age and better.

The Benjamin Gaither Center is open weekdays to all members. Annual memberships are available to all citizens at a nominal fee. The annual membership fee is $50 for residents of the City of Gaithersburg and $125 for non-residents. Your membership will expire one year from the day that you join or renew.

Our Center newsletter will be mailed to your home monthly. Limited transportation is available, depending on your geographic location.

To register for the Benjamin Gaither Center, print out a Senior Center Registration form in the Documents section & return it in person or register online below.

Online Registration

Lunch is served at the Center at noon, Monday through Friday. Reservations can be made in person or by calling the Center no later than 2 p.m. the day before. The lunch menu is posted in the Documents section of this page.


  • Five to eight trips a month
  • Museums
  • Theaters
  • Restaurants
  • Guided Tours

Exercise Classes

  • Over 25 classes a week
  • Yoga
  • Power Stretch
  • Zumba
  • Weight training

Wellness Services

  • Social Worker
  • Nurse
  • Podiatrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Mental Health Counselors

Sports Programs

  • Pickleball
  • Senior Bowling
  • Senior Tennis


  • Adult Coloring
  • Billiards
  • Book Club
  • Bowling
  • Bridge
  • Carrom
  • Computer Help
  • Cross Stitch
  • Crochet
  • Embroidery
  • Dominoes
  • Knitting
  • Mah Jongg
  • Learn Canasta
  • Poker
  • Ping Pong
  • Quilting
  • Watercolor