The Rutherford House will be closing operations temporarily due to the Coronavirus effective Monday, March 16, 2020. We take the health and wellness of our members seriously and have a response plan in place that states: 

"If a pandemic occurs that has been identified as having a direct impact on older adults and/or the entire community, The Rutherford House will institute a precautionary closure. This action will be guided by information provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging."

You can find updates regarding the reopening of the center here on the website or on our Facebook page. We encourage you to follow the guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and other local authorities. 

Don't take it from us... Hear what our members have to say!

"I originally started coming here for the exercise but now I also come for the cards and we always have fun." -Sandy M.

"A great place to come socialize, exercise, and keep an active lifestyle." -Connie A.

"Everybody's been very friendly. This is a nice place to come just to be with people."

-Louise R.

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The Rutherford House is a community center located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for independent adults aged 55 and over. Our core mission is to foster the necessary social and physical skills for maintaining ongoing independence through quality programming and a supportive, inclusive environment. We are dedicated to providing exceptional recreational programs and special events to our active members.
Center Hours:
Currently closed due to COVID-19 and CDC guidelines.


If there are poor weather conditions, please watch the TV for delays or closings! Check either ABC 27, WGAL, or CBS 21. You can also e-mail questions to


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