Programs & Services


The Division of Senior Programs provides endless learning and recreational/leisure opportunities for adults 55 or older to age actively. In addition we serve as an information and referral service hub for the older adult community. Our programs and services are broken up into the following categories:


Low-Impact/Chair Aerobics, various Exercise Classes, Line Dancing, Fitness Center, Water Aerobics, Lap Swimming, various Health Screenings, and Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP).

Day and Overnight Trips

Various local, regional and national locations such as, museums, novelty shops, restaurants, farmer's market, NC coast, NC mountains just to name a few. Nationally, we have upcoming trips to Montana, Alaska and Hawaii. We also travel internationally and have been to Italy, London, and Paris.

Special Events

Annual and seasonal events such as Christmas Lights Tour, Christmas Gala Luncheon, Ice Cream Social, Dinner Theatre, Dances, Black History Celebration Luncheon, Veterans’ Luncheon, Senior Tea Party, Summer Blast, National Senior Health & Fitness Day and many more.

Athletics Leagues and Tournaments

Softball, Bowling, Billiards and the Down East Senior Games

Educational Classes/Workshops

Scam Alerts, Computer Classes, Tax Workshops, and Arts & Crafts Classes.

Drop-in/Informal Recreation Activities

Walking, computer lab, library, horseshoe, shuffle board, TV/Lounge, Bingo, and cards.

Senior Clubs

As part of our commitment to being a “center without borders” the division serves as a liaison to several local clubs for individuals 55 or older. Joining a club is a great way to meet new people, socialize, and learn about senior issues and happenings. Clubs usually meet once a month. For more information contact the Senior Center.

Information and Referral Service

For all Senior Adults to various other services located in surrounding area.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the Division of Senior Programs and the Rocky Mount Senior Center. Annually our volunteers serve 1300+ hours. We are constantly seeking highly energetic and dedicated individuals to serve in a wide array of volunteer roles. Opportunities include front desk receptionist, class instructors, and division special events. Interested individuals are encouraged to stop by the facility or contact us at 252-972-1566. All volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation and training as needed.

While many of our activities are free to all participants, some classes/activities do require a small monthly, daily, or one time registration fee. For more information on programs contact the Senior Center at 252-972-1564.