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 Tax Preparation Program 

By Appointment Only
For tax year 2018 and those with income of $100,000 and under
Appointments available Feb. 1-April 15 on Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Fri. between 9 am-2 pm

Please bring the following materials to your appointment:

  • Photo ID for taxpayer (and spouse if filing a joint return)
  • Social Security cards for everyone to be listed on the tax return (NO exceptions)
  • Copy of 2017 Income Tax Return
  • If filing jointly, Both parties must be present
  • W-2 forms (from each employer)
  • Form 1099-G if you received unemployment compensation statement
  • Form SSA-1099 if you received Social Security benefits
  • Form 1095-A if you purchased health insurance through the marketplace
  • All 1099 forms (Showing interest and/or dividends and documentation showing original purchase price of sold assets)
  • 1099-R (if you received a pension or annuity) and/or 1099-Misc (any miscellaneous income)
  • Dependent care provider information and all receipts or cancelled checks if itemizing

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 (8 am effective 3/1/2019).  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 & Dash: Red Robbin, Morganton Road

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

Wilson NC Expedition: Whirl-Gig Park, NC Baseball Museum, Parker's BBQ

The two-acre Whirl-Gig Park features 30 of Vollis Simpson’s creations, to include men sawing a log, a figure riding a bicycle and airplanes in mid-flight, which most are powered by the wind.  Next,  the tour moves to the NC Baseball Museum, which is located outside of Fleming Stadium and the current home of the Wilson Tobs. In the museum there are cases of artifacts dedicated to the 400 + major leaguers originally from North Carolina. Over 3,300 square feet of exhibits are featured.  Lunch following at Parkers' BBQ, Wilson. Registration is Feb. 1-28.
55+; Fri., March 29; Depart: 8:30 am; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own) 

Lunch Bunch: Bay Breeze Seafood Restaurant, Sanford

Registration is March 1-29.
55+; Wed., April 10; 10 am departure; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own) 

Pinehurst Walking Tour

Enjoy the village of Pinehurst with a wonderful expert.  Join Given Tuft’s Library Executive Director Audrey Morlarty as she leads the group on a 90 minute walking tour. Lunch to follow at Dugan’s Pub in Pinehurst.   Due to the nature of the trip, space is limited to 12 participants each day, so sign up early.  Please note: This is a walking-intensive tour and not recommended for those with mobility difficulties. Registration is Feb. 1-28.
55+; Fri., April 12; Depart 8 am; $10 resident; $15 non-resident (Lunch on your own)

Dine & Dash: Smokey Bones, Skibo Road

Please call the Senior Center to let us know that you are interested in meeting for lunch! Registration is on-going. 
55+; Wed., April 17; Meet at restaurant at 11 am; Free (Lunch on your own)

Food and Fun: Spice Bouquet Test Kitchen, Kinston

Back by popular demand!  Enjoy this interactive cooking class – there will be a personal demonstration to help you create a new skill or refining existing ones.  Please note: menu is subject to change. NO substitutions or alternative options will be available. Lunch will include: Greek Salad; Chicken Piccata with Pasta;  Broccoli and Carrots; Dessert: Pig Pickin’ Cake. Registration is Feb. 1-28.
55+; Wed. April 24; Depart: 9 am; $25 resident; $30 non-resident (Meal included)

Manic Monday: Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh

Shop until you drop! Registration is March 1-29.
55+; Mon., April 29; Depart: 9 am; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)

"Food and Fun: North Carolina Executive Mansion and Gardens, Raleigh

A tour of the Executive Mansion is scheduled for 10 am; Garden tour begins at 10:30 am. Guidelines for visiting the museum: Photo ID required; Other than purses, no bags allowed; No cell phone usage other than for taking photos; Cameras allowed by no cases. All participants will be required to go though a metal detector. Lunch to follow at the NC Farmers Market. Registration is March 1-29.
55+; Thurs., May 9; Depart 8:15 am; $5 resident; $10 non-resident (Lunch on your own)

"Grease" at Temple Theater, Sanford

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959; duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950's in this rollicking musical. Lunch prior to the performance at Bay Breeze Seafood in Sanford.  Registration is March 1-29.
55+; Fri., May 10; Depart 10:30 am; $27 resident; $32 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:

  • 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 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 April 19.
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+; 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

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

Beginning Spanish & English Classes

If you are interested in learning basic Spanish or know someone who wants to learn basic English, please contact the center. We have a retired, certified teacher who is interested in offering  Spanish and English classes. Class size will be limited; dates and times are dependent upon instructor availability. 

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

Physical and Occupational Therapy Information Session and Screening

Presented by Revolution Inc. Physical Therapy, clinical staff will be conducting occupational therapy screenings with a goal of a safer, stronger, and more independent community. Screenings will be focused on range of motion, arthritis, and falls assessments. Event to be held at Tokay Fitness Center.
55+; Tues., Feb. 19; 10 am, with individual screenings to follow; Free

FCPR Club President's Quarterly Meeting

A representative from each club is required to attend.
55+; Fri., Feb. 22; 10 am; Free

Craft Class

Please call to pre-register.
55+; Wed., March 20; 1:30-3:30 pm; Free

Spring Picnic and Fish Fry

Please plan to bring your favorite desert and lawn chair. Door prizes will be provided by our sponsors. Please note: event will take place rain or shine. No take outs! Event held at Arnette Park, Shelter # 3, 2165 Old Wilmington Road. Tickets must be purchased March 1-30.55+; Fri., May 3; 11 am; Seating starts at 10 am; $8;  

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.
55+; Thurs., May 30; 1-4 pm at Tokay Recreation Center; Cost: TBD


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

 


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