Services: Senior Center

NOTICE: The Rocky Mount Senior Center along with the City of Rocky Mount, are working to stay up to date with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), and our local health department. Below, you will find information on facility days and hours of operation, facility usage, programming and precautions used to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


The Rocky Mount Senior Center is Nationally Accredited by the National Council on Aging and its National Institute of Senior Centers. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all residents age 50 or better in the City of Rocky Mount and surrounding areas.

Our dynamic and diverse programming include physical, mental, emotional, cultural, and social. All of the programs are to benefit our participants and provide the opportunity to age actively. The Center contains a fitness center that includes cardio equipment, indoor pool with men’s/women’s locker rooms, gymnasium, multipurpose room with kitchen, library, game room with two pool tables, lounge rooms and a computer lab equipped with eight computers – all with Internet access and the latest Microsoft Software.

The Rocky Mount Senior Center has seen a lot of changes in 2018. Recently we changed our fees, all of our Fitness Classes are now Free! That is seven classes including Water Aerobics and Line Dancing. Also new to the Senior Center is SilverSneakers which includes all exercise classes, the fitness room and the pool.


Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


Find us at 427 S. Church Street, right beside the Train Station in Downtown Rocky Mount!

Safety & Precautions

On November 23, 2020, it was announced by Governor Cooper enhanced a mask mandate. At this time, mask will be always required inside the Rocky Mount Senior Center, including exercising.

Swimmers or water fitness participants do need to wear a mask when in the water, but they must wear a mask while on the pool deck and social distance when inside the pool.

Please be aware if members cannot follow recommended guidelines at the Rocky Mount Senior Center they could be asked to leave the premises.

Administrative Staff

Senior Center Manager
Brian Harrell, 252-972-1562

Senior Center Supervisor
Rebecka Morgan, 252-972-1564

Administrative Assistant
Donna Bradley, 252-972-1284

Program Assistant
Sylvia Sharpe, 252-972-1566

Hunter Andrews & Catherine Jackson, 252-972-1561

Building Services Worker
James Kearney 252-972-1583

Renting the Senior Center

The Rocky Mount Senior Center has various rooms available for rent to the public. These are ideal for small business/club meetings, family reunions, wedding receptions, birthday parties, baptisms, and pool parties. Rentals are subject to availability. Rooms and prices are listed below, please contact us by phone at 252-972-1152.

Rental Policy:

    • You must make your reservation in person with a completed application. All fees must be paid at the time of booking. No reservation is made without full payment. You will also sign your contract at this time.
    • Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, credit card, or money order. Checks should be made out to City of Rocky Mount.
    • Any changes to a reservation MUST be made at least two (2) weeks before the scheduled event. Changes after this time will not be accepted.
    • Refunds: 100% refund if the RMSC cancels the event reservation. 85% refund if the customer cancels the event reservation at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. NO refund if event reservation is canceled less than 2 weeks prior to the event date.
    • No alcohol is allowed in the Rocky Mount Senior Center. If you wish to serve alcoholic beverages, you will need to rent space at the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences or the Booker T. Theatre.

Rental Availability:

Fees and Charges:

Multipurpose Room with Kitchen and Lobby

  • City Resident/Non-Profit – $70.00 per hour (50 people or less)
  • Non-city resident – $105.00 per hour (50 people or less)
  • Additional staffing fee of $12.00/hr may apply for each additional 50 people


  • City Resident/Non-profit – $70.00 per hour (50 people or less)
  • Non-city resident – $105.00 per hour (50 people or less)
  • Additional staffing fee of $12.00/hr may apply for each additional 50 people


  • City Resident/Non-profit/Non-city resident – $250.00 first two hours/$75.00 for each additional hour.
  • Supervisor Fee – included in listed price


  • City Resident/Non-Profit – $50.00 per hour (50 people or less)
  • Non-city resident – $75.00 per hour (50 people of less)
  • Additional staffing fee of $12.00/hr may apply for each additional 50 people


Member Expectations

  • Members must always wear a mask while inside the Rocky Mount Senior Center. The mask must cover the nose and mouth. No mask will be provided by the Rocky Mount Senior Center.
  • It is asked that all members wash or sanitize their hands upon entry. There will be multiple sanitizer stations at the Rocky Mount Senior Center.
  • When in locker room please wear a must unless showering. Please maintain social distancing while in the locker rooms.
  • Members who visit the Rocky Mount Senior Center must bring their own water for usage. No water fountains will be available.

Member Check-In Process

  • All members will be required to update personal information during their first visit back. This includes name, address, telephone number, email address and emergency contact information.
  • Members should not arrive more than 10-minutes before their schedule program start time.
  • Members will be responsible for scanning their cards upon check-in.
  • Members should refrain from attending the Rocky Mount Senior Center with a fever over 100.4 and who have been around confirmed COVID-19 individuals.

Down East Senior Games

Down East Senior Games

The Down East Senior Games (DESG) is composed of five counties: Nash, Wilson, Edgecombe, Halifax, and North Hampton. DESG was established in 1983 with a vision to create a year-round health promotion and wellness education program for adults 50 years of age and better. Participants will compete in their own age and sex categories in increments of five years. (Example: 50-54 is one age category and 80-84 is another.)

Events take place in Rocky Mount, Tarboro, and Wilson, North Carolina. The event categories in which seniors may choose to compete are sports, literary arts, performing arts, visual arts, and heritage arts. Our annual games start in late April and end in the middle of May. Below you will find more information on events, registration, volunteering and donating.

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