Frequently Asked Questions

Q: At what age can I join the McMinn Senior Activity Center (MSAC)?
A:  You must be 50 years old; however, a few of our programs require that you are 60 years or older.

Q:  How much is a membership?
A:  A single membership is $35.00 per year; couple memberships are $65.00 per year.

Q. Why should I become a Member?
A. Your membership helps the MSAC offer its numerous programs and events throughout the year.

Q:  Do you need to be a resident of McMinn County to join the MSAC?
A:  No.  The McMinn Senior Activity Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, charitable organization with no geographic limitations; the aforementioned rate structure is the same for all.

Q: Do I need to be a member to participate in activities offered at the MSAC?
A: No.  Individuals are welcome to use the Center or participate in organized programs and activities, including day trips. We do ask that everyone who enjoys the Center and the programs hosted here fill out an information form.

Q. Why do I have to scan my MySeniorCenter card at the Greeter’s Desk when I visit the Center?

A. The short answer is that it helps the MSAC get funding to offer the great programs and services here at the Center. If you do not have a scan card or do not know how to use it, please ask for assistance from one of the staff. It only takes 5 minutes.

Q:  Does the MSAC accept donations?

A:  Of course!  As a charitable organization, we can accept financial and in-kind donations to support the organization’s mission, and you’ll receive a receipt acknowledging your support for tax purposes. Once a donation is accepted the staff will decide how it will be used to best serve the Activity Center. 

Q:  What does the Sales Room support?
A:  Unlike other local resale/thrift stores, all proceeds generated through the Sales Room are reinvested locally and directly support the activities and programs offered at the MSAC.

Q: What do I need to do if I’d like to volunteer?
A: Stop by and meet with our staff; they will let you know what’s available and provide an overview of how you can get involved.

Q: How do I know what’s going on at the MSAC every month?
A: You can either stop by the Center or check out the schedule of events and other postings in the lobby or you can check out the Center’s Facebook page to learn about what’s going on.

Q: What do I need to do to start a program?
A: If you don’t find a program that you’re looking for, our staff would be happy to help get something started.  Call the MSAC at 423-745-6830 or stop by and talk to our Program Director to discuss your idea.

Q:  How does a company become a Mission Sponsor?

A:  Call the center at 423-745-6830; we would be glad to meet with you and discuss the benefits of the MSAC’s Mission Sponsor Program.