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For the cost of a meal out, enjoy a month of MCC programs and membership benefits.

A Mill City Commons membership opens your front door to a world of opportunities. We enrich our lives with friends, programs and activities designed to keep us active, engaged and connected. We offer a robust calendar of social events, educational programs and outings so neighborhood faces can become neighborhood friends.

The benefits of membership go well beyond the programs and support covered by your dues. Our members tell us that the connections, friendships, improved health and engagement they find with MCC are invaluable.

Membership Benefits

Flexible and Convenient Programs

Choose from a variety of monthly programs, professionally managed and designed with you in mind. We offer a balance of in-person and Zoom-based events at a variety of times to accommodate both working and retired individuals. In-person opportunities are offered at various locations in the Mill City neighborhood, primarily at the MCC office. Register for as many programs as your schedule allows. Canceling is also easy if last-minute commitments arise. Click here to visit our calendar of events.

Make New Friends

New friendships are valued and easily made at Mill City Commons and are a compelling reason members join and maintain their memberships. There are a myriad of ways to meet people including educational programs, outdoor activities, volunteer options and social events. Mill City Commons is a community where members enjoy being together.

Friendly, Professional, Responsive Staff

Staff members are ready to assist you in taking advantage of everything that MCC offers. They can help you navigate our members-only website, where you can register for an event or find a needed resource. In partnership with our program committee, our staff also ensures that programs and events are well-organized, diverse, engaging, and fun. Click here to meet our staff and Board.

Member-to-Member Support

Receive a helping hand with light errands, a ride to an appointment, or a meal when needed. Share in others’ personal experiences and solutions to life's transitions. MCC also offers a medical equipment loan program so if you hit a bump in the road, you can reach out for assistance.


Gain exclusive access to member resources, including member forums, a membership directory and an extensive library of recorded past programs. Members also save time by accessing a list of services and vendors that other members have used and found satisfactory. This provides a starting point that can help you make more informed choices about everything from tech support to a dentist to care management.

Membership Options

We do our very best to keep MCC overhead expenses low so that we can provide the best value to members. For the cost of a meal out each month, members gain access to all that MCC has to offer, including programs, activities, events, and resources. Memberships are annual and dues can be paid quarterly or annually. 

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Individual Membership

$710 ($1.95/day)

Household Membership (2 people)

$1,120 ($1.70 per person/day)

Trial Membership
Occasionally, MCC offers trial memberships for those who would like to "test the waters" before joining. Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter to stay updated on trial membership offerings, or contact us to learn about an upcoming trial membership opportunity or to attend an upcoming program as our guest.

Reduced Fee Membership for an Individual: $355 and Household: $610
We recognize that economic and life circumstances vary. Our reduced fee membership enables members with lower incomes to enjoy all that MCC has to offer. If your annual income is below $45,000 as an individual, or $51,000 as a household, you are eligible to apply for reduced membership dues.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Mill City Commons?
What is Mill City Commons?

Mill City Commons (MCC) is a membership organization for adults 55+, most but not all of whom live in the Central Riverfront District of Minneapolis. Our mission is to build community through a stimulating array of programs and activities that connect us to each other and help us to maintain vibrant lives as we age.

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Why Mill City Commons?
Why Mill City Commons?

Friendships, social connections, and mental stimulation are vital components of healthy aging. The neighbors and friends to be found through MCC provide enriching companionship, support, and encouragement to stay active. These connections, combined with the programs, events, and activities that MCC offers to members, comprise a platform for living engaged, dynamic lives no matter our age.

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What does Mill City Commons offer?
What does Mill City Commons offer?

MCC’s robust calendar of programs, events, activities, and outings coupled with connection to an engaging community helps members bystep the social isolation that some people experience as they age. The intangible benefits of membership go well beyond the programs and activities covered by dues. Find out more about Mill City Commons membership benefits here.

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How can I determine if Mill City Commons is for me?
How can I determine if Mill City Commons is for me?

Here’s how to dive deeper into learning what Mill City Commons offers: 

  1. Check out a sample of the MCC calendar of programs and events here.
  2. Read the most recent edition of MCC’s weekly newsletter to members here.
  3. Talk to a staff member by calling 612-455-3329 or email us at Our staff can also connect you with a Member Ambassador to help you learn more.
  4. Join us as a guest at an upcoming program. Contact us here.
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I am not yet retired. Does a MCC membership make sense?
I am not yet retired. Does a MCC membership make sense?

Definitely. Many of our members are still working part-time or full-time. We offer programs at a variety of times of day and days of the week to accommodate both working and retired members. Our calendar shows the varied times that programs and events are offered.

“MCC’s variety of programming is what keeps me coming back for more. Socializing is extremely important for me. I love the Saturday breakfasts, last Tuesday happy hours and the Thursday morning men’s group. The educational programming is also wonderful-the Great Decisions program is incredible. Then there are the Nosy Neighbor Tours…we get to see places that most people could not get into, or at least not to that extent. We got a behind-the-scenes look that is not available to the public.”

-Ken H., member since 2018

Mill City Commons
1201 W River Pkwy, Suite #217C
Minneapolis, MN 55454
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