About Us

Our History

Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc. was founded in 1976 by the Butler Tarkington and Meridian Kessler neighborhood associations and focused on the recreational needs of adult persons 55 years of age and older. Funding for 1976 was a recreational grant from the Indianapolis Department of Parks & Recreation. The purpose of this neighborhood project was to offer social, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities to all persons 55 years of age and older. In its first year, Heritage Place made rapid strides in serving 100 members.

By December 1978, the Board of Directors realized that a recreational program was not adequately fulfilling the needs of the older residents of these neighborhoods. After consulting with community leaders, the Board felt the need for the development of a multi-service senior program.

Heritage Place of Indianapolis continues to thrive reaching more than 2000 older adults annually from Marion and surrounding counties.  Heritage Place maintains the vision of our founders of creating a community of independent men and women from all walks of life, offering educational programs, fitness opportunities and socialization with a combination of in-house and hybrid classes.

Heritage Place is an independent 501 (c ) 3 charitable organization that depends on membership revenue, individual and corporate support, philanthropic grants and collaborations.


Our senior center  is open five days a week for our members and guests to attend a variety of educational classes, physical fitness classes, health screenings,  learning opportunities and social activities.

By appointment, our members and guests receive foot care and can meet with SHIP (State Health Insurance assistance Program) counselors to receive guidance through Medicare options and answer questions about Medicaid and health insurance.

We are funded by generous donations, grants, fundraisers, Corporate Partners and the United Way of Central Indiana.


Our mission is to provide older adults with comprehensive and coordinated human services to encourage and promote healthy lifestyles, independence, well-being and quality of life.


Through excellent programs, services and responsible stewardship, Heritage Place of Indianapolis, Inc. will be a gateway to enrich the quality of life of older adults and the communities in which they live. Heritage Place will provide comprehensive center-based and in-home services to meet the social, mental, physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of those we serve.