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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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


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 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

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!
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.
55+; 3rd Tues. of month; 6:30-8:30 pm; Free

Wellness Screenings

Highland House will provide blood pressure screenings.
55+; 3rd Thurs. of each month; 8:30-10 am; Free

Genealogy

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

Social Security

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


SPECIAL EVENTS

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

Area ‘A’

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

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; 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; 10:30 am; East Regional Library; 4809 Clinton Road

Tower's West

2nd Tues. of each month; 11 am; Contact senior center staff for location

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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