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The mission of Kinship Center is to serve as a haven of opportunity for seniors in the community who seek to continue independent, healthy, and meaningful lives. The staff, board, and participants work closely together with the shared belief that seniors are valuable resources who enjoy challenges and want to be leaders and learners. Our community-based approach delivers a better quality of life for seniors and their families/caregivers.   Kinship Center provides daily exercise classes, skills learning and more for people aged 60 and older. Many of our participants come 3-5 days a week to remain lifelong learners. Some of our activities include: computer class, foreign language, drama club, support circle, and music class. 

What you do

Service learners will work directly with seniors and need to be patient communicators who can take initiative. Students may be asked to lead an exercise class or work one-on-one with seniors wanting to learn computer skills. Students will also be expected to help with office work. Students need to have a generous spirit, a willingness to jump right in, and a love of older adults. 

What you learn

Service learners will learn about the daily lives of older adults and may become close friends with seniors. Students can learn the skills needed to work in the aging network or in general non-profit field. 


Senior Citizens • People involved in social justice advocacy or community organizing
Trained artists or musicians • Other staff members


Preservice Requirements

COVID-19 full vaccination
Attend an orientation

Days and Times
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
9:00am-2:00pm 9:00am-2:00pm 9:00am-2:00pm 9:00am-2:00pm 9:00am-2:00pm


Contact Information

Elaine Looney

Laura Bernas
Programs Director

Location Address
Carrollton Methodist Church • 921 S. Carrollton Avenue

Remote opportunities are also available.

Directions ETA

Walking • 25 min
Biking • 8 min
Public Transit • 10 min
Driving • 6 min, street parking