The Jensen Community Center is located at 487 N. Main Street, just north of the Tomorrow River Schools in Amherst, Wisconsin. Constructed in 1988, with funds donated as a memorial to Lettie W. Jensen, it is privately owned and operated by the Amherst Area Foundation. Since 1988, area residents have been well-served by the JCC offerings and contribution to the quality of life in the area.
Local senior citizen and youth groups, civic organizations, and service clubs have all enjoyed the comfort and convenience of this facility. Musical concerts, recitals, community theater, fine arts activities, and festivals have found a home in the Jensen Center. The Portage County Aging and Disability Resource Center hosts a Senior Meal Program here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Other ongoing classes and events include yoga, Zumba, and strength training classes; Scrabble and card games; local meetings; and music lessons. Many other classes are offered as community interests and needs change.
The Jensen Community Center also organizes events such as concerts, free movies, a bean bag tournament, and a local youth soccer program for over 300 area children each spring.
Private rentals fill up the rest of the calendar at the Jensen Community Center. Gatherings include weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, showers, memorials and family reunions. Local and state-wide organizations and companies also rent the JCC for meetings, forums, and conferences. The central location in the state and the wonderful amenities available make the Jensen Community Center a well-used and much-loved facility.
The Jensen Community Center has also published a monthly newspaper focused on providing good news from the Tomorrow River area since March 2003. The “Jensen Community Spirit” contracts with the Tomorrow River School District to bring school news to the community. The newspaper is filled with local events, important information, and wonderful columns. It boasts a readership of more than 6,000 throughout Wisconsin.