Mill Race Center is a community center for active adults located in Mill Race Park in Columbus, Indiana. The purpose of Mill Race Center is to develop a nationally recognized model for dynamic, comprehensive, collaborative programming for the age 50 plus population.
Mill Race Center Inc., formerly known as Senior Center Services of Bartholomew County, serves as the lead programming agency and collaborates with several major partners to provide a wide range of programs and services for older adults and their families, conveniently located under one roof. The facility is owned by the City of Columbus. Mill Race Center primarily serves Bartholomew County, but is also a resource for participants from adjacent counties and beyond.
Mill Race Center values emphasize that older adults are an important and growing resource that can be engaged on behalf of the center and broader community.
Mill Race Center utilizes the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as a framework for comprehensive holistic programming. The 50 Plus Senior Services Hub concept, staffed by trained Welcoming Volunteers, is designed to ensure that customers not only receive effective information and referral to programs and services at MRC, but also have an opportunity to share their skills, interests, and experience that can lead to involvement in activities, leadership roles, part-time employment and community service projects.
Funding for Mill Race Center programs and services come from a variety of outside sources including United Way, county government, foundation grants, and Older Americans Act dollars. Mill Race Center, Inc. is also funded through membership dues, fees for service, donations, and fundraisers.