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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All activities take place at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted.

 AARP Tax Preparation

The Fayetteville-Cumberland Senior Center is currently accepting AARP Tax Preparation Appointments. Please note the following:

  • Appointments are made for days, not times, by calling the Senior Center, at (910) 433-1574. 
  • Appointments can be made for Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. through April 17.
  • On the date of your appointment, please plan to arrive at 8:30 am.
  • Appointments are scheduled in the order that an individual calls in on a particular day.
  • Items to bring with you to your appointment:
    • Photo ID for taxpayer (also, spouse if filing a joint return)
    • Social Security cards for everyone that will be listed on the return
    • Copy of last year's Income Tax Return
    • Married filing jointly-all parties must be present
    • W-2 forms
    • 10999 forms
    • 1095 forms
    • Dependent Care provider information and all receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing
    • Snack
    • Activity to pass the time

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. 

Dine and Dash: Jason's Deli, 2707 Freedom Parkway Drive

Please call the Senior Center to let us know that you are interested in meeting for lunch!
55+; Wed., May 16; Meet at restaurant at 11 am; Free (Lunch on your own)

Got To Be NC Festival @ NC State Fairgrounds

Registration is April 2-30. 
55+; Fri., May 18; Depart 11 am; $5 (Lunch on your own)

Dine & Dash: Chilies, Morganton Road

Please call the Senior Center to let us know that you are interested in meeting for lunch!  Registration is On-going. 
55+; Wed., June 13; Meet at restaurant at 11 am; Free (Lunch on your own) 

William C. Lee Airborne Museum & Howard's BBQ, Dunn & Lillington

Registration is May 1-31. 
55+; Wed., June 20; Depart 9:30 am; $5 (Lunch on your own) 

Manic Monday at Smithfield Outlets

Have lunch at Robbins Nest Restaurant before shopping at the outlets. 
Registration is May 1-31. 
55+; Mon., June 25; Depart 10:15 am; $5 (Lunch on your own) 

Hairspray at Sampson Community Theater, Clinton

Dinner prior to the show at Salem Pizza in Salemburg.
Registration is April 2-30.
55+; Fri., July 13; Depart 4 pm; $15 (Dinner on your own)

Pure Magic at Carolina Opera, Myrtle Beach

Lunch prior to the show at Sea Man Seafood Buffet in Longs, SC.
Registration is April 2-30. 
55+; Tues., July 31; Depart 11:30 am; $31 (Lunch on your own)

FCPR Senior Programs also offers extended trips. Please contact the Senior Center staff for flyers, pricing information and additional details:

  • Dover Downs Hotel and Casino: July 31-Aug. 2, 2018; $339/person double occupancy 
  • Biltmore Estates: Dec. 3-5, 2018; $399/person double occupancy
  • Bahamas Cruise: Feb. 5-10, 2019; Price dependent on cabin classification
  • Lancaster, PA: April 2-4, 2019; $409/person double occupancy
  • Nashville, Memphis, Pigeon Forge; June 2-5, 2019; $619/person double occupancy
  • Denver, Majestic Rockies, and Colorado Springs; Aug. 11-16, 2019; $2199/person double occupancy
  • Canada/New England Cruise: Sept. 5-14; 2019; Price dependent on cabin classification
  • Vermont: Oct. 14-19, 2019; $829/person double occupancy

FCPR Senior Programs also offers the following Premier World Discovery Trips for 2018 & 2019. Please contact Senior Center staff for flyers, pricing information and additional details:

  • Oregon Trails and the Portland Rose Festival: June 7, 2018; 6 days
  • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: Oct. 12, 2018; 6 days
  • Hawaii 3 Island Adventure: March 5, 2019; 9 days
  • Canadian Rockies Via Rail: June 21, 2019; 8 days
  • Black Hills, Badlands, & Legends of the West: September 18, 2019; 8 days


WEEKLY PROGRAMS

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 5, June 7, July 5, Aug. 9/16, Sept. 27, Nov. 22 and Dec. 27.
55+; Thurs.; 6:30-9 pm; Free

Aerobics

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

Basketry Class

55+; Fri.; 9 am and 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 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 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.; 1:30 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.; 11:30 pm; Free

Pokeno

This combination of Bingo and Poker is sure to be a hit!
55+; Fri.; 1:30 pm; Free

Spades

Looking for those interested in playing!
55+; Tues. and 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 


MONTHLY PROGRAMS

Genealogy Club

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+; April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug. 28, Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27, Dec. 18; 8-10 pm; 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 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.

Area ‘A’

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

Cumberland

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

Godwin-Falcon

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

Golden Connection

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

Heartwarmers

2nd Wed. of each month; noon; Vaughn Memorial Presbyterian Church

Loyal Seniors

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

Seton

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

Stedman

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

Sunnyside

3rd Thurs. of each month; 10:30 am; East Regional Library

Towers West

2nd Fri. of each month; 10 am; Towers West Apartments

Victory

4th Wed. of each month; 11 am; Contact senior staff for location

Westover

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

XYZ

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


SPECIAL EVENTS

Senior Programs Fishing Derby-Rescheduled 

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 April due to a scheduling conflict.
55+; Thurs., May 3; 8-10:30 am; Free

Senior Programs Craft Class: Canvas and Coffee

Please call ahead to sign-up.
55+; Wed., May 21; 8:30-11 am; Free 


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