The KRC Indoor Pool & Spa will be closed for seasonal maintenance from Sunday, April 21 at 2 p.m. through Saturday, April 27 at 7 a.m. Pool pass members may use the fitness center facilities free of charge during this time.
Lathrem Senior Center

Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center

The Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center (CIL), part of the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department (PRCA), offers a wealth of opportunities for activity, education, connection and fun for active adults ages 55+.

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Learn something new at an engaging enrichment class!

  Stay healthy with fitness and wellness programs and screenings.

Enjoy the companionship of friends, old and new, with a game of pool or cards.

 Visit our library and check out a book or puzzle.

Stay connected and have fun at a social or party event.

  Get out on the town on a monthly Tasty Tours lunch or dinner trip

  And so much more!

Lathrem Senior Center Ongoing Groups and Games Schedule Effective August 1, 2023.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Double Deck Pinochle 1-4 p.m. Euchre 1-4 p.m. Board Games 1st & 3rd Mondays 1-4p.m. Mah Jongg 6-8p.m. (beginning Sept.1) Social Bridge 1-4 p.m. Creative writing group 3rd Tuesday 2-4p.m. Bingo 1-3 p.m. Canadian Bid Euchre 1-4 p.m. Social Bridge 1-4p.m. Crooked Hookers Knit & Crochet Group 1st &  3rd Thurs. 2-4p.m. Double Deck Pinochle 1-4 p.m.
500 1-4 p.m. Hand & Foot 1-4 p.m. Double Deck Pinochle 1-4 p.m. Social Bridge 1-4 p.m.
Canadian Bid Euchre 5-8 p.m. Social Bridge 1-4 p.m.

Fee:       FREE/CIL member; $3/resident; $5/non-resident

Located on the campus of the Kettering Recreation Complex (KRC), members also have access to the attached swimming pool, fitness room, gymnasium, walking track and ice arena for discounted fees.

Still looking for a reason to join? According to recent research conducted by the National Council on Aging, older adults who belong to senior centers learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvement in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional and economic well-being. The majority of them also report receiving helpful information, lifelong learning and acquiring new skills that contribute to their continued independence.

Stay active. Stay connected. Join us today!

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Membership Information

A membership at the CIL is valid for one year from date of purchase.

1-Year Membership Fees
Kettering Residents: $34
Non-Residents: $51

6-month Seasonal Membership Fees Perfect for Snowbirds!
Kettering Residents: $19
Non-Residents: $29

Membership includes:

  • discounted rates on all CIL and PRCA recreation programs and passes;
  • access to the KFWC and KRC walking tracks;
  • the ability to register on the same day that Kettering resident registration opens; regardless of residency status;
  • a subscription to the Lathrem Letter newsletter;
  • membership at CIL rates for spouses under the age of 55.

To learn more about the great opportunities awaiting you at the CIL, please stop by and visit us.

CIL Building Hours

Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sunday 12:30 - 4 p.m.

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Lathrem Letter

The Lathrem Letter provides event and program information for the CIL and is published periodically throughout the year. View the Feb-April 2024 Lathrem Letter.  Programs are also listed in the PlayKettering Activities Guide.

Senior Transportation Services Program

The CIL provides this service for Kettering residents ages 60 and over with sedans and wheelchair-accessible buses. Transportation is provided to medical appointments, grocery shopping, CIL programs, hair salons, banks and pharmacies. Learn more.

Kettering Senior Show Choir

The Kettering Senior Show Choir is a volunteer program under the City of Kettering, Ohio, and sponsored by the Charles Lathrem Senior Center for the purpose of enriching the lives of its senior volunteers through singing four-part harmony Broadway Show or Christmas Music choral concerts to entertain independent, assisted living, and nursing care residents as well as other Dayton area organizations.


Learn more about being our Show Choir Director!

Learn more about Music programs at the CIL.


Questions?  Please call:
Front Desk: 937-296-2480
Transportation: 937-296-2483
Inclement Weather:  This information will be posted on and on our PlayKettering App (available in iTunes and Google Play stores)

Charles I. Lathrem Senior Center:
2900 Glengarry Drive
Kettering, OH 45420
Senior & Adult Program Supervisor: Jennifer Giessler, CPRP

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