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 7 am. Registrations are accepted at the Fayetteville-Cumberland Senior Center or Tokay Senior Fitness Center. Payment by check must be made payable to "The City of Fayetteville."
Dine & Dash: Rainbow Restaurant, 3708 Ramsey Street
Please call the Senior Center to let us know that you are interested in meeting for lunch! Registration in on-going.
55+; Wed., Jan. 9; Meet at restaurant at 11 am; Free (Lunch on your own)
Food and Fun: Museum of Science and History, Raleigh
Enjoy a day visiting the Museums of Science/History, and then have lunch. Registration is Dec. 3-31.
55+; Tues., Jan. 15; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Holt Lake BBQ and Stanfield General Store, Four Oaks
Shop until you drop at this local, old-time variety store. Lunch to follow at one of North Carolina's best BBQ restaurants. Registration is Dec. 3-31.
55+; Wed., Jan. 23; Depart: 9:30 am; $5 resident/$10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Food & Fun: Salem Pizza, Salemburg
Registration is Jan. 2-31.
55+; Tues., Feb. 19; Depart 10:15 am; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Big River; The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin at Temple Theater, Sanford
Mark Twain's timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as the irresponsible Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom at the mouth of the Ohio River. Their adventures along the way are hilarious, suspenseful, and heartwarming, bringing to life your favorite characters from the novel. Lunch prior to the show at Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant in Sanford. Registration is Jan. 2-31.
55+; Fri., March 15; Depart 10:30 am; $27 resident; $32 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Greensboro: Science and Civil Rights History Museums
The Greensboro Science Center combines the wonders of an aquarium, zoo, and science center. Roam through the Dinosaur Gallery, take a journey through the human body, and experience interaction with live animals. The International Civil Rights Center/Museum features educational exhibits, a gallery, auditorium, archival center, and is located in the historic 1929 F.W. Woolworth building. Lunch between museums at K/W Cafeteria in Greensboro. Registration is Dec. 3-31.
55+; Wed., March 6; Depart: 7 am; $27/resident; $32 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
Easter Jubilee at Rudy Theater, Selma
He has risen, indeed! Join the cast of the Rudy as they celebrate Easter. Lunch prior to the performance at Robbin's Nest Restaurant in Selma. Registration is Jan. 2-31.
55+; Thurs., March 21; Depart 10 am; $28 resident; $33 non-resident (Lunch on your own)
FCPR Senior Programs also offers extended trips. Please contact the Senior Center staff for flyers, pricing information and additional details:
- Nashville, Memphis, Pigeon Forge; June 2-5, 2019; $619/person double occupancy; $750/person single occupancy
- 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
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:
- Canadian Rockies Via Rail: June 21, 2019; 8 days
- 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; 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 the following dates: Nov. 22, Dec. 27, & Jan. 3.
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 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
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+; 1st Thurs. of each month; 9-10:30 am; Free
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+; Wed., Jan. 16; 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
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.
Consumer Information Seminars
Fraud and Scams
Information presented by a representative from the NC Department of Justice. Preregistration is required-please call the Senior Center or Tokay today. Center staff.
55+; Tues., Jan. 15; 10 am at Tokay Recreation Center; Free
Charity Scams and Advanced Health Care Directives
Information presented by a representative from the NC Secretary of State's Office. Preregistration is required-please call the Senior Center or Tokay today. Center staff.
55+; Wed., Jan. 30; 11 am at Tokay Recreation Center; Free
Information on "Clear Captions" Free Phones
Requirements to receive this free phone: hearing loss, home phone service, and high-speed internet. Dave Bardua will be here to talk and explain how you can receive a free phone. Registration is required-please call the Senior Center.
55+; Mon., Feb.11; 10-11 am; Free
FCPR Club President's Quarterly Meeting
A representative from each club is required to attend.
55+; Fri., Feb. 22; 10 am; 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
Beaver Dam Harvesters
1st Tues. of each month; 10 am; Beaver Dam Fire Department; 11042 NC 210
Church of the Open Door Owls
1st Fri. of each month; 6 pm; Church of the Open Door; 4445 Cliffdale Road
1st Wed. of each month; 10 am; Cumberland United Methodist Church; 2262 George Owen Road
Cumberland County Association of Indian People (CCAIP)
3rd Mon. of each month; 10:30 am; CCAIP Center; 2173 Downing 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
Northwood Temple – Senior Eagles
2nd Thurs. of each month; 6 pm; Northwood Temple; 4250 Ramsey Street
Praise Fellowship Church of God
4th Wed., 10 am; 501 Adams Street
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
4th Wed. 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
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 the months of December and January, please bring your donations to the facility. The following is a list of items that are in need to ensure the shelter operates for thousands of animals a year:
- Peanut Butter
- Purina Puppy Food (Dry)
- Pedigree & Purina Dog (Dry)
- Puppy Pads
- Clorox Bleach
- Liquid Laundry Detergent
- Hand Sanitizer
- Dawn Dish Soap
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Baking Soda
- Used Towels
- Large Kitchen Trash Bags (13 gallons)
- Nylon Collars and Leashes
- Potty Pick-Up Bags
- Rawhide Chews
- Small Dog and Cat Treats-Not from China