About Us

Our registered name is Forest Lake Seniors, Inc.  Since December 1986 we have been a charitable non-profit organization registered in the State of Minnesota under the Internal Revenue Code 501(c).


Our foundation is built on providing activities, education and charitable contributions to the majority of people 55 and older.  These programs are solely funded by:  donations from individuals and businesses, grants and fundraisers.


The senior center is governed by a Board of Directors who is responsible for the effective operation of the Center.

        They are:

                President:               Mary Erkenbrack

                Vice-President:        Mary Schumacher

                Secretary:               Charlotte Dahl

                Treasurer:               Keith Hegstrom

                Director:                 Byron Anderson

                Director:                 Wilma Droher

                Director:                 David Verness

                Director:                 Janet Wiley


                          Forest Lake City Mayor/Liasion:    Ben Winnick

There is a salaried Business Coordinator/Manager, as well as a part-time facility cleaner.


The facility, located at 767 SW 4th Street in Forest Lake (across from Forest View Elementary), was built by the city and township (incorporated in 1986). 


The main floor has a lounge/library, a fully equipped licensed kitchen, a reception area, and a large multipurpose room that can be divided into two parts. 


The lower level is divided into two large rooms.  One room is used for co-ed exercise and Cardio Movement classes.   A wheelchair platform is designed for transporting the physically impaired between floors.


A large deck in the back of the building is enjoyed throughout the summer months.


Additionally, many volunteers give of their time to serve in the various functions at the center which is open four days a week (M-Th).


Each month over 2,000 citizens (90 % ages 55+) come from the cities of Forest Lake, Hugo, Wyoming, Scandia, Lino Lakes, Linwood, North Branch, Columbus, Stacy, Chisago City, and White Bear Lake to participate in the many activities and programs offered at the Forest Lake Senior Community Center.  The majority of senior programs is open to anyone ages 55+.


A monthly newsletter is published.  The Center provides resource brochures giving contact information for housing, health issues, home care, hospice, food, transportation, health insurance, chore services, crime prevention, etc.  


The center also has a library for members to check out books.


Room rentals are offered 7 days a week based on availability. 

Businesses and private parties reserve rooms for:

        Parties:                                                 Plus:  

         Anniversaries                                          Funeral Receptions

         Baby Showers                                         Meetings

         Birthdays                                                Recitals

         Company                                                Seminars

         Graduations                                            Workshops


         Wedding Receptions                                                                                

         Wedding Showers

No alcohol or smoking is allowed in the building.


The Forest Lake Senior Community Center sponsors community fundraisers run by many volunteers.  The generated income, along with funds from regular activities at the Center and other donations, is used towards programming, office expenses, and repairs/replacement of furniture and equipment.


Maintenance, utilities, and salaries are paid for with tax dollars budgeted each year by the city.


The Front Office is open 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

The Forest Lake Senior Community Center is located at:

767 Southwest 4th Street

Forest Lake, Minnesota 55025

Telephone number:  (651) 464-5833