Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Spotlight on The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is the center of senior recreation in the City of Milton. Marion Allen had a vision in the early 1990's to create a place specifically for senior citizens to have lunch and socialize. She purchased a lot at 715 Campus Street, hired architect Paul Dalberg and builders Ed and J.P. Hale, and began construction on The Gathering Place. The grand opening was held on October 4, 1992. In her grand opening speech, Marion Allen said, "This is not a house of stone; this is not a house of bricks and mortar. This is a home from the heart - a house built with love."

There are a few things that you may not know about The Gathering Place:
  1. There is no "qualifying age" to participate in many of the activities of The Gathering Place. The majority of our activities are open to adults of any age. Come and experience a Zumba Gold class or enjoy line dancing or Tai Chi. Check out the website for a complete list of scheduled activities:
  2. The Gathering Place is the perfect venue for your wedding reception, anniversary party, or any celebration you may be planning. Check out more information at
  3. The Gathering Place is a private non-profit supported only in part by monies from The Allen Foundation. The remainder of the operating budget comes from membership fees, a stipend from the City of Milton, and donations and endowments from individuals. If you are looking for a worthy organization to gift, please contact The Gathering Place for more information at (608) 868-3500.
  4. So far this year, over 23,500 people have utilized The Gathering Place for community education, cultural events, fitness, health screenings, recreation and social events.
For more information about The Gathering Place, log on to their website at