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”
SENIOR CENTER TRIPS
Open to all FCPR Senior Citizens 55+. Registration for day trips must be completed in person, with proper payment, and begin the first weekday of the month at 8 am. Registrations are accepted at the Fayetteville-Cumberland Senior Center or Tokay Senior Fitness Center. Payments by check must be made payable to "The City of Fayetteville." All registrations must be completed on separate transactions (exception: married couples or family members residing at the same mailing address).
Dine and Dash: Firehouse Subs, 300 Glensford Drive
Please call the Senior Center to let us know that you are interested in meeting for lunch! Registration is on-going.
55+; Wed., May 8; Meet at restaurant at 11 am; Free (Lunch on your own)
Dine & Dash: McAllister's Deli,1940 Skibo Road
Please call the Senior Center to let us know that you are interested in meeting for lunch! Registration in on-going.
55+; Wed., June 12; Meet at restaurant at 11 am; Free (Lunch on your own)
William C. Lee Airborne Museum and Mermaid Point Restaurant, Dunn and Lillington
Enjoy a guided tour of the museum that honors North Carolina's famous airborne hero, who is known as the "Father of the American Airborne." General Lee later went on in his career to develop the plans for the air invasion of Normandy on D-Day, and due to his medical condition, was forced to listen to the D-day invasion on the radio in his Dunn home, which currently serves as the site of the museum. After the museum, we will travel to Lillington to enjoy lunch at Mermaid Point (formally Howard's BBQ), which features pulled pork, chicken, pork chops, burgers, seafood, sandwiches, and a BBQ Philly Sandwich. Registration is May 1-31.
55+; Wed., June 19; Depart 9:30 am; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Manic Monday at Smithfield Outlets, Smithfield
Shop until you drop! Lunch at Robbins Nest Restaurant in Selma. Registration is May 1-31.
55+; Mon., June 24; Depart 10:15 am; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Food and Fun: Stephenson's BBQ, Willow Springs and Sunni Ski Ice Cream, Angier
Registration is June 3-28.
55+; Wed., July 10; 10:30 am departure; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Summer Jubilee at Rudy Theater, Selma
The 13-member cast will be sure to delight you with their country music and comedy, which will be different than last year's AMJ Jubilee production. The spectacular sensory performance which awaits you is a two-hour extravaganza that will make you feel as though you have been swept away to Nashville or Myrtle Beach. Lunch prior to the production at Robbins Nest Restaurant in Selma. Registration is May 1-31.
55+; Thurs., July 18; Depart: 10 am; $25 resident; $30 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Lunch Bunch: Pier 41 Seafood, Lumberton
Registration is June 3-28.
55+; Wed., July 24; Depart: 10 am; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
FCPR Senior Programs also offers extended trips. Please contact Senior Programs Staff for flyers, pricing/payment information and additional details:
- Dover Downs Hotel and Casino: July 22-24, 2019; $339/person double occupancy; $389/person single occupancy
- Vermont: Oct. 14-19, 2019; $829/person double occupancy; $1129/person single occupancy
- Carnival Cruise Line's "Magic" -Southern Caribbean Cruise to include Grand Turk; Turks and Caicos; La Romana, Dominican Republic; Curacao; and Aruba: Feb. 14-23, 2020; **Passport Required**
- $1,199/person double occupancy-Inside Cabin 4A; $1,959/person single occupancy
- $1,499/person double occupancy Outside Cabin 6A; $2,389/person single occupancy
- $1,699/person double occupancy Balcony Cabin 8B; $,2869/person single occupancy
- Lancaster, Pennsylvania to Sight and Sound Theater Production of "Queen Esther": April 14-16, 2020; $389/person double occupancy; $479/person single occupancy
- Niagara Falls: May 31-June 5, 2020; $739/person double occupancy; $909/person single occupancy **Passport Required**
- Ark Encounter, Louisville, and Lexington: Sept. 9-12, 2020; $589/person double occupancy; $759/person single occupancy
- 9/11 Remembrance, New York City, and Statue of Liberty: Oct. 15-18, 2020; $559/person double occupancy; $729/person single occupancy
- Savannah and Charleston: Dec. 2-4, 2020; $399/person double occupancy; $559/person single occupancy
FCPR Senior Programs also offers the following Premier World Discovery Trips for 2019. Please contact Senior Center staff for flyers, pricing information and additional details:
- Black Hills, Badlands, Legends of the West: Sept. 18, 2019; 8 days
Billiards Room: 55+; Mon.-Fri.; 8 am-5 pm; Free
Bingo: 55+; Tues.; 12:30-2 pm; Wed.; 9 am-1 pm; Thurs.; 10:30 am-2:30 pm; Free
Bible Study: 55+; Fri.; 10-11 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 May 23 and July 4. Please note: summer hours will be in effect from May 30-August 15, during which doors will open at 6:15 pm.
55+; Thurs.; 6:30-9 pm; Free
55+; Mon.; 9-10 am; Tues. and Thurs.; 8:30-9:30 am; Free
Water Exercise/Open Swim
Water exercise and swimming 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-12:30 pm; Fee is based upon project
Groups perform at various functions throughout the city and county.
55+; Tues. and Thurs.; 9:30-10 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., Wed. and Fri.; 1:30-4:30 pm; Free
A weekly bridge game is held at the center. Feel free to bring snacks to share with the group.
55+; Tues.; 1-4:30 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.; 11-4:30 pm; Free
This combination of Bingo and Poker is sure to be a hit!
55+; Fri.; 1:30-4:30 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
Tuesday Night Dance
Dance the night away the third Tues. of each month. Event to be held at Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center, 1600 Purdue Drive.
55+; 3rd Tues. of month; 6:30-8:30 pm; Free
Highland House will provide blood pressure screenings.
55+; 3rd Thurs. of each month; 8:30-10 am; Free
Are you interested in retracing your family heritage? If so, come join us.
55+; 2nd Wed. of each month; 11 am; 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
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+; Mon., May 13; 10 am-12 noon; Free
Health Education Seminars
Join Dr. Kris Falcon, of TPM Home Health Agency, as she facilitates monthly, free, information seminars on health issues relevant to senior citizens. As a Stage 2-Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor, Dr. Falcon brings a refreshing level of empathy, understanding, and depth to these various, well-researched information seminars. All seminars to be held in Tokay Recreation Center Multi-Purpose Room from 10-11 am. Please call Tokay, at 910-433-1414 to register and ensure adequate seating.
- July 16-Fear of Dementia and Alzheimer's
- August 20-Alchololism and Opioid Addiction with the Elderly
- September 17-Arthrtitis vs. Neuropathy
- October 15-Breast Cancer
- November 19-Elderly Abuse, Domestic Violence, and the Fear of Reporting It
- December 17-Why Seniors Need to Exercise, Without Fear of Physical Injury
Senior Programs Fishing Derby-Cancellation
Due to construction at the Pechamnn Center, the Senior Programs Fishing Derby scheduled for Wednesday, May 8, has been cancelled.
Make It and Take It Craft Class
Hosted by Cape Fear Studios at the Senior Center. Funding provided by Cumberland County Community Foundation Project Grant. Class will be instructor's choice. Class normally held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
55+; Wed., May 8; 1:30-3 pm; Free; Registration April 1-Full
55+; Wed., June 12; 1:30-3 pm; Free; Registration May 1-Full
Canvas Painting Class
Hosted by Cape Fear Studios at the Senior Center. Funding provided by Cumberland County Community Foundation Project Grant. Class will be an acrylic painting on a canvas. Class normally held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please call to per-register beginning April 1.
55+; Wed., May 15; 1:30-3 pm; Free; Registration April 1-Full
55+; Wed., June 19; 1:30-3 pm; Free; Registration May 1-Full
CPR, First Aid Certification Class
Senior Programs is once again offering its annual American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certification Course. Please note: If participants wish to receive a certification card, you must provide a valid e-mail address, as all cards are delivered electronically. Please call Tokay Fitness Center to sign up today; space is limited to 16 participants. Please note the date change.
55+; Thurs., May 31; 1-4 pm at Tokay Recreation Center; Cost: TBD
Fire Extinguisher Training
Have you ever used a fire extinguisher, or do you know the different types? Join us for this hands-on program, facilitated by the Fayetteville Fire Department. This important training may one day save your property or your life! Class to be held at Tokay Recreation Center-please call 433.1414 to per-register.
55+; Tues., June 11; 8:45-9:15 pm; Free
Bow Making Craft Class
Hosted by Cape Fear Studios at the Senior Center. Funding provided by Cumberland County Community Foundation Project Grant. This will be a special, one-time class. Please call to per-register beginning April 1.
55+; Wed., June 26; 2 pm; 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.
AARP # 885
2nd Mon. of each month; 10 am; Smith Recreation Center; 1520 Slater Avenue
2nd Tues. of each month; 11 am; Smith Recreation Center; 1520 Slater Avenue
1st Wed. of each month; 10 am; Cumberland United Methodist Church; 2262 George Owen Road
1st Fri. of each month; 10 am; Smith Recreation Center; 1520 Slater Avenue
EE Miller Senior Club
4th Thurs. of each month; 10 am; EE Miller Recreation Center; 1347 Rim Road
Galatia Senior Club
4th Tues. of each month; noon; Galatia Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall; 8800 Galatia Church Road
2nd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; Godwin-Falcon Fire Department; 7723 Godwin-Falcon Road
1st Mon. of each month; 10 am; Fayetteville Senior Center; 739 Blue Street
Grays Creek Outreach
4th Tues. of each month; 10 am; Gray’s Creek Recreation Center; 2964 School Road
1st Thurs. of each month; 10 am; Smith Recreation Center; 1520 Slater Avenue
New Life Senior Club
3rd Fri. of each month; 10 am; Lake Rim Recreation Center; 1455 Hoke Loop Road
Seniors Aging Gracefully
1st Mon. of each month; noon; Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church; 519 Boundary Lane
2nd Tues. of each month; 10:30 am; St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic Church Parish Hall; 1000 Andrews Road
Senior Road Runners
4th Mon. of each month; 10 am; Kiwanis Recreation Center; 352 Devers Street
1st Thurs. of each month; 10 am; Stedman Recreation Center; 175 Circle Drive
3rd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; East Regional Library; 4809 Clinton Road
2nd Tues. of each month; 11 am; Contact senior center staff for location
3rd Wed. of each month; 10 am; Westover Recreation Center; 1088 Bonanza Drive
2nd Wed. of each month; 10 am; John Wesley United Methodist Church; 616 Cumberland Street