When the Skyway Senior Center closed in 2017 after a decade of serving the downtown senior population, library and church leaders recognized the need to provide a place for seniors to go to socialize and interact with others. The Magnet, run by both Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Minneapolis Central Library, was born.
At the Magnet, adults 55+ living in the Minneapolis downtown area gather to engage in health and wellness programs, discuss history and current events, play games, make crafts, or just enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee in a welcoming setting.
Events and activities are free and vary by day. Participants can choose to join in an activity or just sit and relax with a cup of coffee, a cookie, and a newspaper. People of all faiths are welcome to stop by for all or part of the morning, as often as they like. The program is drop-in; no reservations are required. All individuals age 55+ are welcome.
We meet in person at Westminster Presbyterian Church on:
- Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am-Noon
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-4 pm
Contact Angelique Kingsbury for more information.