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”
In a cooperative and supportive effort and effective immediately, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation has postponed all department organized programs, activities, athletics, special events, and rentals until further notice. FCPR staff will contact and work with affected individuals/groups to schedule or refund at a later date. As conditions change, the status of these postponements will be re-evaluated.
Cancelled programs/events have been removed
Programs with an asterisk (*) have been postponed.
FCPR Senior Programs offers extended trips. Please contact Senior Programs Staff for flyers, pricing/payment information and additional details.
*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 city holidays, there will be no TOFS on the following dates: July 2, Nov. 26, Dec. 24 and 31, 2020.
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 exercise and swimming is one of the best forms of low-impact exercise, and is great for those 55 and older. Open swim is 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! If interested, please contact the Senior Center.
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
*Autumn Care will provide free blood pressure screenings.
55+; 2nd Tues. of each month; 8:15-10 am; Free; Tokay Fitness Center
55+; 3rd Thurs. of each month; 9-10:30 am; Free; Senior Center
The Ear Masters will provide free ear wax screenings
55+; Tues.; May 12, July 14; 8:30-10 am; Free; Tokay Fitness Center
Join this non-competitive group for two games of bowling each month. Cost is $2/game; no shoe rental cost.
55+; 2nd Mon. of month; 11:30 am; B and B Lanes (3003 Ft. Bragg Rd.)
Join participants from Mt. Evans Metropolitan Church. Feel free to bring your own snacks and supplies, or coordinate with others.
55+; 1st Mon. of month; 1-4 pm; All other Mon.; 10 am-4 pm; Thurs.; 10 am-12 noon; 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
Senior Programs Fishing Derby
Trophies will be awarded for the largest catch and most caught. Event to take place at the Pechmann Fishing Education Center, 7489 Old Raeford Road. No per-registration required. Please note-this event has been rescheduled.
55+; Wed., Sept. 2; 7:30 am registration; 8-10:30 am fishing; Free
CPR/First Aid Certification Class
Please note: If you would like a certification card, you will need to provide a valid e-mail address. Fee payable day of class-exact cash only, please! Class held at Tokay Senior Fitness Center. Please call ahead to per-register.
55+; Mon., June 8; 1-4pm; $30 with certification card; $10 without card
FCPR Senior Programs/Tokay Rocker-Thon
Join us for three hours of continuous aerobic dance, with refreshments and door prizes provided by our sponsoring agencies. Suggested donation of $10-all proceeds payable to a local non-profit agency. Event to be held at Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Avenue.
55+; Thurs., July 16; 8-11 am
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
4th Thurs. of each month; 11 am; Cliffdale Recreation Center, 6202 Cliffdale Raod
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
*Seniors Aging Gracefully*
1st Mon. of each month; 12 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 am; East Regional Library; 4809 Clinton Road
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