The Bemidji Senior Center will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, November 23rd through the month of December due to the current COVID-19 infection rates in our community.  The health and safety of the volunteers, employees, and senior citizens that use our building is our priority. 

Lutheran Social Services Senior Nutrition will still deliver Meals on Wheels and offer curbside pickup for meals during this time (please use the back door).  For questions regarding Meals on Wheels and curbside pickup, please call LSS Senior Nutrition at 444-3987.

 Membership applications for the 2021 Bemidji Senior Center membership drive will still be processed during this time and can be mailed to Bemidji Senior Center, 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji, MN  56601.


The Bemidji Senior Center is kicking-off our “GIVE $25 MORE” membership drive for 2021.  This year we are asking people to consider giving $25 more than last year for annual membership to the Bemidji Senior Center.   All amounts above the Basic Level of $25.00 are tax deductible. The extra $25 will have a big impact on our 2021 operating budget due to our traditional fundraisers being on hold.  You do not have to be a senior citizen to be a member of the Bemidji Senior Center, all are welcome.  The Bemidji Senior Center is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation.  Our mission is to provide a welcoming environment encompassing activities and programs primarily for senior citizens of the Bemidji area.  Membership dues help us to accomplish our mission.  To learn more about the Center, benefits of membership, and to get a membership form, call 751-8836 or stop in at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.


Friday, October 9th at 11:00am, Northwoods Caregivers will do a small group presentation at the Bemidji Senior Center located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji. The presenter will discuss the services Northwoods Caregivers has to offer area seniors. Group size is limited, call the Center at 751-8836 to sign up. Social distancing and masks required.


***Presentation has been rescheduled for Friday, October 16th at 11:00am.***

Legal Services of Northwest MN, Bemidji office, will do a small group presentation at 11:00am on Friday, October 2nd at the Bemidji Senior Center located at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji. The presenter will discuss the services available to area senior citizens. Size is limited, so please call 751-8836 to sign up. Social distancing and masks required.


Notice of Annual Meeting

The Bemidji Senior Center will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 22nd at 1:00pm in the Bemidji Senior Center Dining Room at 216 3rd St NW, Bemidji.  Please RSVP  by calling 751-8836 so we can manage social distancing.  For the safety of our members and employees due to COVID-19 and safety concerns regarding social distancing, the meeting will be for the limited purpose of conducting essential business.  There will be no refreshments served and no door prizes this year.  Face coverings required, attendees will be asked to wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering the building, and non-family members will be spaced 6 feet apart. For more information on how to become a member of the Senior Center, please call 751-8836.


The Bemidji Senior Center will re-open on a LIMITED basis Monday, June 1st.

  • Hours will be 10:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
  • Senior Creations Gift Shop will be open 10:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday
  • There will be a limit of 2 customers and 1 clerk in the Gift Shop at one time
  • ***No large group activities will be held for the time being***
  • Small group activities are being held…see monthly activity calendar for more details
  • Hand washing or hand sanitizing required for everyone entering the building
  • Non family members must remain 6 feet apart
  • Group gatherings limited to 10 people or less
  • No food or drink will be served for indoor consumption (no coffee or treats!)
  • Lutheran Social Services is offering “curb side pickup” for meals as well as Meals on Wheels
  • High touch surfaces disinfected frequently
  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), STAY HOME and call your health care provider

The Bemidji Senior Center is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of all that enter our building.  Our COVID-19 Preparedness Plan follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) guidelines and federal OSHA standards related to COVID-19.

Bagged Meals at the Community Table

The Community Table AKA Soup Kitchen will be providing bagged meals at the North door of Mt. Zion Church, 4th and Lincoln,  Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm (door opening into parking lot) and north door of Methodist Church, on Beltrami Avenue, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:00pm-6:00pm (door opening into parking lot).  ALL ARE WELCOME!


AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Sites Service Suspended Until
Further Notice
As coronavirus (COVID-19) developments change hour by hour,
AARP Foundation is doing its part to flatten the curve of
transmission. A top priority for us is ensuring we are protecting
those most at risk, including our volunteers and taxpayers.
Therefore, we are suspending AARP Foundation Tax-Aide
services at the Bemidji Senior Center beginning March 16 until
further notice.
We will continue to assess whether we can open again this tax