Fayetteville Senior Center

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”


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AARP FREE TAX PREPARATION PROGRAM

Program runs from Mon., Feb. 3-Tues., Apr. 14
Appointment times are from 9 am-2 pm on Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
No Walk-In's will be accepted.
Call the Senior Center, at 433-1574, to schedule an appointment beginning Mon., Jan. 27.

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).

Food and Fun: Salem Pizza, Salemburg

Registration is Jan. 2-31.
55+; Tues., Feb. 4; 10:15 am departure; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)

Dine & Dash: Fazoli's, 538 N. McPherson Church Road

Please call the Senior Center to let us know that you are interested in meeting for lunch! Registration in on-going.
55+; Wed., Feb. 12; Meet at restaurant at 11 am; Free (Lunch on your own)

Manic Monday @ Tanger Outlets, Highway 501, Myrtle Beach, SC

Register early-this trip sold out last year! Registration is Jan. 2-31.
55+; Mon., Feb. 24; 8 am departure; $10 resident; $20 non-resident (Lunch on your own)

Mt. Olive Pickle and Mt. Olive Museum

Join us as we travel to one of the world's largest pickle processors. Our visit will include a narrated video tour, question/answer session, pickle tasting, and visit to the gift shop. After a guided tour of the local Mount Olive Museum, lunch at Highway 55 Burgers/Fries, Mt. Olive.  Registration is Jan. 2-31.
55+; Mon., Mar. 9; 8:30 am departure; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)

Dine & Dash: Applebees, 1961 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., Mar. 11; Meet at restaurant at 11 am; Free (Lunch on your own)

Randleigh Dairy Heritage Museum, NC State University

This facility is a unique agri-tourist experience for children/adults to learn how wholesome milk gets from the farm to the table. A famous Howling Cow Ice Cream sample is included at the the end of the tour. Lunch to follow at the State Farmers' Market in Raleigh. To ensure the best experience on this trip, please note the following: 
-No open-toed shoes allowed.
-No travel outside of the United States is allowed during the two weeks immediately prior to the trip.
-This is an operating dairy farm, which does smell at times.
Registration is Jan. 2-31.
55+; Mon., Mar. 23; 8 am departure; $15 resident; $20 non-resident (Lunch on your own)

Wilmington Water Tour, Wilmington

Enjoy lunch and a two-hour tour on the Cape Fear River. Don't forget your camera and binoculars. Lunch menu will be announced in March. The boat is fully enclosed, with large, clean restrooms, and beer/wine if you wish to purchase. Cash, debit, and credit card accepted aboard the ship.  Registration is Feb. 3-28.
55+; Wed., Apr. 29; 7:30 am departure; $45 resident; $50 non-resident (Lunch included)

FCPR Senior Programs also offers extended trips. Please contact Senior Programs Staff for flyers, pricing/payment information and additional details.

In conjunction with Premier World Discovery, FCPR Senior Programs also offers extended trips that include airfare. Please contact Senior Programs Staff for flyers, pricing/payment information and additional details:

  • Colorado Rockies, Rails, and Western National Parks; July 12-21, 2020: $3,345/person, with early booking discount available; $4395/person single occupancy. Includes train experiences aboard the Durango and Silverton Royal Gorge Railroad, U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S Olympic Training Center, Denver, Vail, a Four National Parks: Mesa Verde, Arches, Canyonlands, and Great Sand Dunes
  • Music City Christmas; Dec. 4-9, 2020; $2,745/person double occupancy, with early booking discount available; $3,420/person single occupancy. Includes Graceland, Grand Ole Opry, Nashville, Country Music Hall of Fame, Branson, and Holiday Dinner/Show at Opryland Resort


WEEKLY PROGRAMS

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 Thurs., Dec. 26, 2019, Jan. 2, Feb. 13/20, 2020.
55+; Thurs.; 6:30-9 pm; Free

Aerobics

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

Basketry Class

55+; Fri.; 9 am-12:30 pm; Fee is based upon project

Line Dancing

Groups perform at various functions throughout the city and county.
55+; Tues. and Thurs.; 9:30-10 am; Free

Bid Whist

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

Duplicate Bridge

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

Pinochle

A bi-weekly game is held at the center. Looking for those interested in playing as well as teaching others to play! If interested, please contact the Senior Center.
55+; Tues. and Thurs.; 11-4:30 pm; Free

Pokeno

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 


MONTHLY PROGRAMS

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. Please note: During Feb., this event will be held one week later than normal, on Feb. 25.
55+; 3rd Tues. of month; 6:30-8:30 pm; Free

Wellness Screenings

Autumn Care will provide free blood pressure screenings.
55+; 2nd Tues. of each month; 8:15-10 am; Free; Tokay Fitness Center
55+; 3rd Thurs. of each month; 9-10:30 am; Free; Senior Center

The Ear Masters will provide free ear wax screenings
55+; Tues., Jan. 14, Mar. 10; 8:30-10 am; Free; Tokay Fitness Center

Bowling

Join this non-competitive group for two games of bowling each month. Cost is $2/game; no shoe rental cost.
55+; 2nd Mon. of month; 11:30 am; B and B Lanes (3003 Ft. Bragg Rd.)

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


SPECIAL EVENTS

Senior Advocacy Effort

FCPR Senior Programs will be collecting In-Kind Donations for the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society -Fayetteville's only no-kill animal shelter. During January/February, please bring your donations to one of the facilities during normal business hours. Items include:
-Food items: peanut butter, Purina Puppy Food (Dry), Purina/Pedigree Dog Food (Dry), small dog/cat treats-not from China
-Cleaning supplies: Puppy Pads, Clorox Bleach, Liquid Laundry Detergent, Hand Sanitizer, Dawn Dish Soap, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Baking Soda, Blankets, Used Towels, 13-Gallon Trash Bags
-Misc.: Nylon Collars/Leashes, Potty Pick-Up Bags, Rawhide Chews-Not from China

Make It and Take It Craft Class

Rejoin this ever-popular craft class, presented by a Cumberland County Community Foundation Project Grant. Class held on the 3rd Wed. of each month. Class size is limited. Registration: Jan. 2-Until Full
55+; Wed., Jan 15; 1:30-3 pm

FCPR Senior Programs/Tokay Rocker-Thon

Join us for 3 continuous hours of aerobic dancing, with refreshments/door prizes provided by our sponsoring agencies. Suggested donation of $10, with all proceeds supporting the Cumberland County Coordinating Council on Older Adults, for operation of their new Meals On Wheels delivery vehicle. Event held at Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave. To date, the Rocker-Thon has now raised over $13,563.59 for local, non-profit agencies.
55+; Thurs., Jan. 16; 8-11 am

Identity Theft Prevention Workshops

Join Dr. Kris Falcon, of TPM Home Health Agency and TPM Addiction/Behavioral Counseling Services, as she facilitates a two-part seminar on Identity Theft/Prevention. Topics include: four types of identity theft, credit reports, and steps to take in the event your identify is stolen. All seminars to be held in Tokay Senior Fitness Center Multi-Purpose Room from 10-11 am. Please call Tokay, at 910-433-1414 to register and ensure adequate seating. Note: Participants are encouraged, but not required, to attend both seminars. 

  • Part 1: Tues., Jan. 21: What is Identity Theft and How Does it Affect You
  • Part 2: Tues., Feb. 25: Credit is Your Identity-So is Your Social Security Number

Balance and Falls Prevention Seminar

Representatives from Breakthrough Physical Therapy will be present to assess your balance, posture, and fall risk. A physical therapist will also be on site to answer any questions. Please call Tokay, at (910) 433-1414, to ensure adequate seating. Seminar held at Tokay Fitness Center.
55+; Tues., Jan. 28; 10 am; Free; On-going registration

Upper Body Range of Motion/Motor Screenings

Occupational Therapy students from Methodist University will be on-site to complete upper-body mobility screenings, to include upper extremity range of motion, upper-body muscle testing, and grip strength testing. Screenings will take approx. 15-30 minutes/person to complete. Please call Tokay, at 910-433-1414 to per-register.
55+; Tues., Feb. 4; 8:15-9 am; Free

Social Security

Do you have questions about Social Security? If, so please contact the center staff to set up a time.
55+; Mon., Feb. 10; 10 am-12 noon; Free

FCPR Club President's Quarterly Meeting

All clubs must have a representative in attendance.
Fri., Feb. 28; 10 am

FCPR Senior Programs Spring Picnic/Fish Fry

Mark your calendars now! Please plan to bring your favorite desert and lawn chair. Event to be held rain or shine at Arnette Park, Shelter # 3. Tickets will be on sale March 2-31.

55+; Fri., May. 8; 11 am; Seating begins at 10 am; $8


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

Area ‘A’

2nd Tues. of each month; 11 am; Smith Recreation Center; 1520 Slater Avenue

Cliffdale

4th Thurs. of each month; 11 am; Cliffdale Recreation Center, 6202 Cliffdale Raod

Cumberland

1st Wed. of each month; 10 am; Cumberland United Methodist Church; 2262 George Owen Road

District II

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

Godwin-Falcon

2nd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; Godwin-Falcon Fire Department; 7723 Godwin-Falcon Road

Golden Connection

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

Loyal Seniors

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; 12 noon; Smith Chapel Free Will Baptist Church; 519 Boundary Lane

Seton

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

Stedman

1st Thurs. of each month; 10 am; Stedman Recreation Center; 175 Circle Drive

Sunnyside/Gee Cee

3rd Thurs. of each month; 10 am; East Regional Library; 4809 Clinton Road

Westover

3rd Wed. of each month; 10 am; Westover Recreation Center; 1088 Bonanza Drive

XYZ

2nd Wed. of each month; 10 am; John Wesley United Methodist Church; 616 Cumberland Street

 


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