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FAQs

GENERAL

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1. What is the minimums age of admittance?

55 years of age

2. Can I bring my spouse/ friend/ relative with me to the senior center if they are under the age of 55?

Yes. Spouses/partners under the age of 55 are permitted to pay the same monthly fees and attend with their spouse/partner. Guests (16 and older) are allowed to participate as long as they have a sponsoring older adult (55+) with them. Children under the age of 16 can attend with and older adult (55+) but are not allowed to use fitness center equipment. In all above situations the responsible party shall be the sponsoring older adult (55+). Daily fees will apply for various activities.

3. What are your hours of operation?

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: closed to general public/open for private rental

The facility observes all city-wide holidays and is be closed for New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Good Friday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and the day after.

4. Where can I find out more information about trips?

For more information regarding trips sign-up for our quarterly newsletter or contact the Senior Center Supervisor at 252-972-1564.

5. How can I sign up for the newsletter?

To sign up for the newsletter simply call the Senior Center at 252-972-1561 or click on the "Subscribe" link found on the Division of Senior Programs main page.

6. Where is the Senior Center located?

The Rocky Mount Senior Center is located in downtown Rocky Mount at 427 S. Church Street right next to the train station at the site of the old downtown YMCA.

7. How can I volunteer?

Individuals interested in volunteering should stop by the center or contact us via phone at 252-972-1566.

8. What type of services does the Senior Center offer?

The Division of Senior Programs is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all residents age 55 or better in the City of Rocky Mount and surrounding areas by providing health and safety information, educational opportunities for lifelong learning, leisure recreational activities, and referral services. Furthermore we seek to offer programs that are physically, mentally, emotionally, culturally, and socially beneficial to our participants and provide the opportunity for them to age actively. Types of activities include but are not limited to: health/wellness classes, day trips, special events, educational/life-long learning workshops, health and safety services, information and referral services, volunteer opportunities, drop-in/informal activities, senior clubs, and athletic leagues/tournaments.

9. Where can I find information about building tours?

Drop-in/new participants are encouraged to walk through the facility and ask questions upon arrival. Private facility tours are available upon request. To set up a facility tour please call the administrative assistant desk at 252-972-1561.

10. Where can I find additional information concerning older adults?

Additional information can be found at the following websites:

  • North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services (http://www.ncdhhs.gov/aging/)

  • North Carolina Senior Games (http://www.ncseniorgames.org/)

  • Tar River Transit (http://www.rockymountnc.gov/trt/)

  • Upper Coastal Plains Council of Government and Area Agency on Aging (http://www.ucpcog.org/)

11. What is the registration policy?

Participants wishing to cancel a registration must do so at least two weeks in advance and are eligible for an 85% refund. Those cancelling within two weeks of the event are not eligible for a refund. A 100% refund can be granted for medical emergency or family illness (pending verification) and/or if the program does not meet required registration numbers.

RENTAL

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1. How do I make reservations?

Call 252-972-1562 or e-mail rebekah.morgan@rockymountnc.gov.

2. Can anyone make a reservation?

Yes. Facilities are available to the public - both city and non-city residents.

3. How far in advance can I make a reservation?

Reservations can be made as far as 12 months in advance. You will need to check the availability for your event date.

4. Can I see the rental space before I book it?

Yes, please call 252-972-1561 to schedule a walk through.

5. What is the maximum number of people your facility can accommodate?

75 to 125 people depending on space and type of event.

6. Do you provide tables and chairs?

Tables (39 six foot tables) and chairs (175) are available. The renter is responsible for the setup and breakdown of the tables and chairs. If more are needed they will need to be rented from an outside vendor.

7. Do you allow alcohol and/or smoking?

Renters wishing to serve alcoholic beverages must obtain permission from the Rocky Mount City Council. A written request must be submitted to the City Manager's Office at least four weeks in advance of the event. The hiring of an off duty law enforcement officer will be required. Smoking is allowed in designated outside areas.

8. Is parking available?

Yes. There is ample free parking in the front and back of building.

9. What is the rental cancellation policy?

Renters cancelling at least two weeks in advance are eligible for an 85% refund. Those cancelling within two weeks of the event are not eligible for a refund. A 100% refund can be granted for medical emergency or family illness - pending verification.

Click here to download a Facility Reservation/Rental Application