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+
FCPR Senior Programs offers extended trips. Please contact the Senior Center for flyers and pricing information:
- Western Caribbean Cruise: Jan. 21-28, 2017
- Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth, MI: June 4-10, 2017
- West Virginia Train Adventure: Aug. 23-25, 2017
- Cape Cod, Boston, and Newport, RI: Oct. 9-14, 2017
- Historic Charleston: Dec. 6-8, 2017
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)
Every Thurs. evening, 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 the City recognized holidays of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s there will be no TOFS on Nov. 3, 24, Dec. 22
55+; Thurs.; 6-8:30 pm; Free
55+; Mon.; 9 am; Tues. and Thurs.; 8:30 am; Free
Open Swim and Water Exercise
Water exercise is one of the best forms of low-impact exercise, and is great for those 55 and older. Classes are held at the 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
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
Chicken Foot Dominos
This is not your normal game of dominos! Come learn or just have fun!
55+; Mon.; 12:30 pm; Free
Calling all spade players, come join in on the fun!
55+; Tues.; 2 pm; Free
Looking for those interested in playing as well as teaching others to play!
55+; Thurs.; 12:30 pm; Free
This combination of BINGO and Poker is sure to be a hit!
55+; Fri.; 1:30 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 each month.
55+; 2nd Wed. of each month; 11 am; Free
Join this “lunch bunch” for food, fun and fellowship at various locations around town. Contact the center to find out where to meet this month. Contact the Senior Center for more information.
55+; 3rd Tues. of each month; 11 am; various meeting locations; lunch on your own
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. Please note that due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays, the Nov. and Dec. dances will be held on the 3rd Tues.: Nov. 15
and Dec. 20.
55+; 4th Tues. of the month; 8-10 pm; Free
Cardinal Red Hatters
Everyone has seen ladies wearing that purple and red with smiles on their faces having a fabulous time. Join the Cardinal Red Hat Chapter and see what all the fun is about. Monthly meetings start at the Senior Center, but all are asked to contact the center for meeting details.
55+; 4th Tues. of each month; 11 am; 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. Please contact Senior Center for upcoming dates.
55+; Tues.; Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 1; 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 programs staff.
55+; 4th Wed. of each month; 2-4 pm; Free
Do you have questions about Social Security? If, so please contact the center to set up a time for the dates listed.
55+; Mon.; Oct. 3, Nov. 14, Dec. 12; 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
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
3rd Mon. of each month; 10:30 am; CCAIP Center
E.E. 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 FireDepartment
1st Mon. of each month; 10 am; Fayetteville Senior Center
Gray’s 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
2nd Wed. of each month; 10 am; John Wesley United Methodist Church
41st Annual Christmas Banquet
Space is limited, be sure to buy your ticket early. Tickets will be on sale Sept.1-30. Seating will begin at 10:30 am at the Ramada Plaza, Baymont Inn & Suites Banquet Room.
55+; Fri., Dec. 9; 11 am; $15