739 Blue Street, (910) 433-1574
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 am-5 pm
‘NC Center of Excellence’ ‘A Nationally Accredited Senior Center’
“Enhancing the Quality of Life of Seniors”
All activities take place at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted.
SENIOR CENTER TRIPS
Open to all FCPR Senior Citizens 55+. Registration for day trips must be completed in person, and begins the first weekday of the month at 7 am.
Manic Monday: Streets of Southpoint, Durham
Registration is July 3-31.
55+; Mon., Aug. 28; Depart 8:30 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)
Food & Fun: Swansboro, NC
Enjoy a day seeing the sights, shopping, and having lunch. Registration is August 1-31.
55+; Wed., Sept. 20; Depart 8 am; $5 (Lunch & shopping on your own)
Riders in the Sky Salute to Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys at Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton
Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, Riders in the Sky have been the keepers of the flame, originally founded by Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. While remaining true to the integrity of Western music, they also have added wacky humor and Western wit. The group has two Grammy wins, along with being named the Western Music Association's "Entertainers of the Year" six time. Dinner prior to the show at Grandson's in Hope Mills. Registration is August 1-31.
55+; Fri., Oct. 6; Depart 4 pm; $22 (Dinner on your own)
Clue The Musical at Temple, Theater, Sanford
The internationally popular board game is no a fun-filled musical which brings the world's best known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery: Who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon? The audience receives forms to help them deduce the solution from clues given throughout the performance. Comic antics, with lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation from room to room. Even after a culprit confesses, a surprise twist delights the audience. Lunch prior to the show at Bay Breeze Seafood in Sanford. Registration is August 1-31.
55+; Fri., Nov. 3; Depart 11 am; $27 (Lunch on your own)
American Music Jubilee Christmas Show at Rudy Theater, Selma
Our Christmas show is a very special treat. Each year when Christmas rolls around we are filled with emotions, memories, and stresses from the holiday season. Our show is guaranteed to get you in the spirit of the holidays. Sing along with traditional Christmas favorites like Silver Bells, White Christmas, and Christmas in Dixie. Remember the reason for the season with our spiritual tribute; lose yourself in our show and find that special place in your heart. Lunch before the show at Robbin's Nest Restaurant in Selma. Registration is August 1-31.
55+; Fri., Nov. 17; Depart 10:30 am; $33.50 (Lunch on your own)
FCPR Senior Programs also offers extended trips for 2018. Please contact the Senior Center staff for flyers, pricing information and additional details:
- Savannah GA and Golden Isles: March 19-21
- Lancaster PA: Jesus at Sight & Sound Theater: April 3-5; Full and currently taking wait list as of 7/10
- Ark Encounter and Shaker Village: June 4-7
- Alaskan Cruise: Sept. 21-29
- Biltmore Estates: Dec. 3-5
FCPR Senior Programs also offers the following Premier World Discovery Trips for 2018. Please contact Senior Center staff for flyers, pricing information and additional details:
- Best of Australia and New Zealand: Jan. 9; 17 days
- National Parks and Canyons of the Southwest: May 6; 7 days
- Oregon Trails and the Portland Rose Festival: June 7; 6 days
- Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Oct. 12; 6 days
Billiards Room: 55+; Mon.-Fri.; 8 am-5 pm; Free
Bingo: 55+; Tues.; 12:30 pm; Thurs.; 11 am-3 pm; Free
Bible Study: 55+; Fri.; 10 am; Free
Time Out for Seniors (TOFS)
You are invited to the Gilmore Recreation Center to listen to various forms of music (Blue Grass, Country, Oldies) with wonderful musicians. Please note that due to scheduling conflicts and city-recognized holidays, there will be no TOFS on: April 13, June 8 and Aug. 24.
55+; Thurs.; 6:30-9 pm; Free
55+; Mon.; 9 am; Tues. and Thurs.; 8:30 am; Free
Water Exercise/Open Swim
Water aerobics is one of the best forms of low-impact exercise, and is great for those 55 and older. Classes are held at the Fayetteville State University (FSU) Natatorium.
55+; Mon., Wed. and Thurs.; 7-8 am; Free
55+; Fri.; 9 am and 12:30 pm; Fee is based upon project
Groups perform at various functions throughout the city and county.
55+; Tues. and Thurs.; 9:30 am; Free
Bid Whist is a partnership trick-taking variant of the classic card game whist. As indicated by the name, bid whist adds a bidding element to the game that is not present in classic Whist.
55+; Mon. and Wed.; 1:30 pm; Free
Dominos – Chicken Foot
A bi-weekly game is held at the center for those interested in playing or learning.
55+; Mon. and Wed.; 1:30 pm; Free
A weekly bridge game is held at the center. Feel free to bring snacks to share with the group.
55+; Tues.; 1:30 pm; Free
A bi-weekly game is held at the center. Looking for those interested in playing as well as teaching others to play!
55+; Tues. and Thurs.; 11:30 pm; Free
This combination of Bingo and Poker is sure to be a hit!
55+; Fri.; 1:30 pm; Free
Looking for those interested in playing as well as teaching others to play!
55+; Thurs.; 2 pm; Free
Silver Links Lab Computer Classes
The Senior Center offers computer classes as well as open lab times. Please contact the center for classes, days and times. Classes offered include Basic Computers and Internet/Email. Fayetteville-Cumberland Senior Center is also looking for great minds to volunteer their time to instruct computer classes to seniors.
55+; TBD; Free
Are you interested in retracing your family heritage? If so, come join us.
55+; 2nd Wed. of each month; 11 am; Free
Create A Craft
55+; 3rd Wed. of each month; 1:30-3 pm; Free
Joint Fayetteville/Cumberland County Senior Citizens Advisory Board
A commission representing senior citizens’ concerns and issues for the entire County of Cumberland meets monthly. City Council and County Commissioners appoint representatives to the Board. Meetings are open to the general public and anyone is invited to attend.
All ages; 2nd Tues. of each month; 2:30 pm; City Hall–Lafayette Room; Free
Tuesday Night Dance
Come and dance the night away with Reminiscence. Held at the Gilmore Recreation Center; participants are encouraged to bring their favorite finger food.
55+; July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 28, Dec. 12; 8-10 pm; Free
AARP – Smart Drivers Class
This one day, four hour driving refresher classroom course helps drivers refine existing driving skills and develop safe, defensive driving techniques. Even though it is designed for drivers ages 50 and older, it is open to all motorists.
50+; Tues.; Sept. 12; 9 am-2 pm; $15 AARP Member/ $20 Non-Members
Seasoned Readers Book Club
Participants will be responsible for acquiring all reading materials. For further details, please contact Senior Center staff.
55+; 4th Wed. of each month; 2-4 pm; Free
Do you have questions about Social Security? If, so please contact the center staff to set up a time.
55+; July 10; Aug. 7; 10 am-noon; Free
FAYETTEVILLE-CUMBERLAND COUNTY SENIOR CLUBS
Senior Clubs meet monthly – however, times and location may change due to scheduled programs. For more information on any of the following clubs, please contact Senior Center staff.
2nd Tues. of each month; 10 am; Smith Recreation Center
Aging in Action
2nd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; Second Baptist Church
Beaver Dam Harvesters
1st Tues. of each month; 10 am; Beaver Dam Fire Department
Cardinal Red Hatters
55+; 4th Tues. of each month; 11 am; Fayetteville Senior Center
Church of the Open Door Owls
1st Fri. of each month; 6 pm; Church of the Open Door
Cliffdale Senior Club
Last Thurs. of each month; 11 am; Cliffdale Recreation Center
1st Wed. of each month; 10 am; Cumberland Methodist Church
Cumberland County Association of Indian People (CCAIP)
3rd Mon. of each month; 10:30 am; CCAIP Center
EE Miller Senior Club
4th Thurs. of each month; 10 am; EE Miller Recreation Center
Galatia Senior Club
4th Tues. of each month; noon; Galatia Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Gee Cee Club
1st Wed. of each month; 10 am; Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
2nd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; Godwin-Falcon Fire Department
1st Mon. of each month; 10 am; Fayetteville Senior Center
Grays Creek Outreach
4th Tues. of each month; 10 am; Gray’s Creek Recreation Center
2nd Wed. of each month; noon; Vaughn Memorial Presbyterian Church
1st Thurs. of each month; 10 am; Smith Recreation Center
New Life Senior Club
3rd Fri. of each month; 10 am; Lake Rim Recreation Center
Northwood Temple – Senior Eagles
2nd Thurs. of each month; 6 pm; Northwood Temple
Seniors Aging Gracefully
1st Mon. of each month; noon; Smith Chapel Church
2nd Tues. of each month; 10:30 am; St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church Parish Hall
Senior Road Runners
4th Mon. of each month; 10 am; Kiwanis Recreation Center
1st Thurs. of each month; 10 am; Stedman Recreation Center
3rd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; East Regional Library
2nd Fri. of each month; 10 am; Towers West Apartments
4th Wed. of each month; 11 am; Contact senior staff for location
3rd Wed. of each month; 10 am; Westover Recreation Center
2nd Wed. of each month; 10 am; John Wesley United Methodist Church
Senior Programs Canvas and Coffee
New craft program that will be done quarterly.
55+; Wed., Aug. 16; 8:30 am; Free
Senior Programs Dine and Dash
New program where “you”, the senior, will agree to meet at a local eatery to have lunch together. The locations will be advertised in the monthly newsletter or by calling FCPR Senior Center.
55+; Wed., July 19, Aug 16, Nov. 8; 11 am; Lunch on Your Own
FCPR Senior Programs Annual Spring Picnic and Fish Fry
Bring a desert to pass. Tickets will be sold Feb. 1-28.
55+; Fri., April 28; 11 am; Seating begins 10:30 am; $7
FCPR Senior Programs Annual Christmas Banquet
Tickets available for purchase Sept. 1-30.
55+; Wed., Dec. 13; 11 am; Cost TBD
Senior Programs Fishing Derby
The event is to be held at the Pechmann Education Center, 7489 Old Raeford Road. Trophies to be awarded for the largest catch and most caught. Note: This event has been rescheduled from May due to construction at the Fishing Center.
55+; Wed., Sept. 27; 8-10:30 am; Free