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 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


WEEKLY PROGRAMS

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

Aerobics

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

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+; 1st Thurs. of each month; 9-10:30 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

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

Social Security

Do you have questions about Social Security? If, so please contact the center staff to set up a time.


SPECIAL EVENTS

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

Area ‘A’

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

Cumberland

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

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

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

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

Victory

4th Wed. 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

 


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
  • Blankets
  • 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


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