Services: Senior Center


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 – Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


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

Administrative Staff

Senior Center Manager
Brian Harrell, 252-972-1562

Administrative Secretary
Donna Bradley, 252-972-1284

Program Assistant
Sylvia Sharpe, 252-972-1566

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)


  • City Resident/Non-profit – $70.00 per hour (50 people or less)
  • Non-city resident – $105.00 per hour (50 people or less)


  • 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)

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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