Parks & Recreation

Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center

600 N. Hamilton Street (get directions)
High Point, NC 27262
(336) 883-3584
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From time to time this facility will be closed due to weather, maintenance, or private events.  Other events and programs may be changed or cancelled.  Please click on the "Closings, Cancellations & Changes" tab on the left of this page for more information.

Hours of operation:  Monday-Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm, evenings and weekends when programs are scheduled and other times by appointment.

The Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center is an 11,500 square foot facility that began operation in May of 1991. Approved as part of the 1986 Bond Referendum, the Center is intended to serve the needs of Senior Center PictureHigh Point's large and growing population adults age 50 and older. The Center is named for former High Point Mayor, Roy B. Culler, Jr., who was instrumental in its development.

The Center is certified by the State of North Carolina as a "Center of Excellence". The Center offers a variety of programs and activities. Types of programs and classes to watch for include exercise, arts and crafts, movies, guest speakers, health screenings, club meetings, parties, holiday celebrations, cultural events, entertainment and much more.   The Center offers a variety of trips that include tours, theatre, sight seeing and more. 

The Senior Center houses a game room, space for crafts, activities, a craft shop, and multi-purpose meeting rooms. The offices of the Senior Resources of Guilford are also located at the center.

Volunteers are key to the success of the Center. Some of the areas where volunteers are needed most include program or class leaders, assistants leaders, craft shop attendants, health screening personnel, receptionists and information and referral desk attendants.

Some areas of the Senior Center may be rented for private functions by contacting the Center Director.

Current Programs 

3rd Annual Pickleball Tournament
Wednesday-Saturday
October 1, 2014 - October 4, 2014
Fee:$10.00 per person (1st division); $5.00 per person (each additional division)
Registration is now open for the annual Pickleball Tournament. Join players from the Triad, across NC and other states in a tournament governed by the Official United States of America Pickleball Association Rules and Regulations. Divisions include singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Age divisions include 40/50's category, 60's category and 70's category. Registration forms are available by sending an email to calvin.vaughn@highpointnc.gov or the USAPA website. Event will be held at Deep River Recreation Center, 1529 Skeet Club Road.

 

AARP
10a.m.  Business and social meeting for adults 50 and older. Meeting held 4th Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact AARP President - Doug Jenkins at 889-2092.

 

AHOY Adult Exercise
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10a.m.  Instructor: Nona Sink, Lois Harris
Exercises appropriate for Seniors to include gentle stretching, range of motion and light cardio movement/low impact aerobics.

 

Art Class
Friday
9a.m.  A gathering of artists to work on individual paintings and art work. No instructor. Students support each other during class time.

 

Art Class - Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor
Wednesday
September 3, 2014 - October 8, 2014
10a.m.-1p.m. or 1:30-4:30p.m.  Fee:$35.00 per person/per session
Instructor: Hilda Perez
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This is a 6-week class for beginners to advanced students. You will need to purchase and bring your own supplies.

 

Art Class - Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor
Thursday
August 7, 2014 - September 11, 2014
1-4p.m.  Fee:$33.00 per person
Instructor: Helen Mendenhall
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This is a 6-week class for beginners to advanced students. You will need to purchase and bring your own supplies.

 

Art Class - Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor
Tuesday
September 16, 2014 - October 21, 2014
6-9p.m.  Fee:$33.00 per person
Instructor: Helen Mendenhall
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This is a 6-week class for beginners to advanced students. You will need to purchase and bring your own supplies.

 

Art Class - Paint A First Portrait
Tuesday
September 2, 2014 - October 7, 2014
12-3p.m.  Fee:$35.00 per person
Instructor: Hilda Perez
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This is a 6-week class for students who want to learn portrait painting. You will need to purchase and bring your own supplies.

 

ARTS
Thursday
10a.m.  ARTS is a program for persons with disabilities and/or those who may need assistance. A variety of arts and crafts are taught. The 2-hour program can be used for Respite for Caregivers. Volunteers provide extra help. This program is free, please call ahead to register.

 

Beginner's Line Dancing
Tuesdays
3-4p.m.  Instructor: Sandy Fuller
Free line dancing lessons! Learn the basic steps and patterns at your own pace. No partner is required. Have fun, get exercise and make new friends. You will need to wear hard soled shoes; no sneakers, and wear loose, comfortable clothing.

 

Billiards
Monday-Friday
9a.m.-5p.m.  Open Billiards for anyone.

 

Bingo
Wednesday
1p.m.  Fee:$1.00 per person
Come out and play Bingo every Wednesday. You play 2 cards for 2 hours. There are a variety of Bingo games. Prizes include small household items and foods. The Bingo group is looking for prizes; if you want to donate call the Center at 883-3584.

 

Blood Pressure Screenings
Monday
9:30-11a.m.  Free blood pressure checks on each Monday of the month, except 5th Monday. Blood Pressure is checked on a drop in basis. Forms are provided to track weekly readings. Screenings will not be done on holidays when the Senior Center is closed.

 

Boot Camp
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30a.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person for 2 months
This 1-hour program is for active individuals who want a vigorous workout. The class includes a cardio workout and obstacle course.

 

Bowling
Monday
1p.m.  Fee:$1.00 per game
Instructor: Effie Gay
Bowlers meet every Monday afternoon at Brunswick Tarheel Lanes for fun and fellowship. This is an opportunity to meet new friends. Whether you are a beginner or advanced bowler, join in on the fun. Fee includes shoes.

 

Canasta - Regular and Hand & Foot Card Club
Play or learn to play these exciting card games. Bring a snack to share and join us. Hand and Foot Canasta is every Monday at 12:45p.m.; Regular Canasta is every Thursday at 1:30p.m.

 

Ceramics
Tuesday
9:30-11:30a.m.  Fee:$1.00 per week
This class is appropriate for beginneers or the experienced ceramist. Our instructor will provide guidance and helpful tips. The Senior Center will provide paints and brushes and fire ceramics in our kiln. Students need to provide their own greenware.

 

Chair Volleyball
Call each week for time  If you have never played, you have missed the laughter. Drop in on Mondays at 1:30p.m. or Wednesdays at 12p.m. to play an exciting game of Chair Volleyball. The main rule - you must stay in your seat! Come and have a great time.

 

China Painting
Monday
1-4p.m.  You can join this group at anytime. Cost and equipment needs will be discussed with you when you join.

 

Computer Class - Advanced
Monday
August 4, 2014 - August 25, 2014
September 8, 2014 - September 29, 2014
1:30-2:30p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person (65 and older); $12.00 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
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This advanced computer class will deal with your computer system, computer security, databases and purchased software. Another part of this class will be instruction based with written instruction, questions and answers.

 

Computer Class - Basics
Monday
August 4, 2014 - August 25, 2014
September 8, 2014 - September 29, 2014
10-11a.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person (ages 65 and older); $12.00 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
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This 4-week class covers the basics of computer use: mouse, keyboard, folders, files, main features and tool bars. Detailed instruction sheets are provided on each topic.

 

Computer Class - Excel
Monday
August 4, 2014 - August 25, 2014
September 8, 2014 - September 29, 2014
12:30-1:30p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person (ages 65+); $12.00 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
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Students will be taught to create spreadsheets and learn how to make formulas for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Also color coding, freezing panes and hiding information will be reviewed.

 

Computer Class - Intermediate Level
Monday
August 4, 2014 - August 25, 2014
September 8, 2014 - September 29, 2014
11a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person (65 and older); $12.00 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
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This intermediate level class introduces participants to the Internet, E-mail and Word skills. Detailed instruction sheets are provided on each topic.

 

Corn Hole with Grands
Tuesday
July 29, 2014
August 5, 2014
August 12, 2014
August 19, 2014
August 26, 2014
6:30-8:30p.m.  Informational Poster            
Grandparents and their grandchildren are invited to play corn hole and enjoy popsicles together, but you don't have to have grandkids to join the fun!

 

Creative Craft Shop
Monday-Friday
9a.m.-5p.m.  Craft shopping at our retail store. Seniors make various items that are good for birthday gifts, housewarmings and other special occasions. New vendors are welcome to bring in new items on Mondays only.

 

Fire & Fall Prevention in the Home
Wednesday
August 6, 2014
11-11:45a.m.  Informational Poster            
People 65 and older are more vulnerable to falls and fires in the home. Learn how to check your home for hazards. Information will be given on how smoke alarms saves lives. Did you know that smoke alarms older than 10 years should be replaced? Do you know what to do if your microwave catches on fire? These and other safety questions will be answered. The program was developed by the State Fire Marshal's Office and will be presented by Debbie Pilson from the NC Baptist Aging Ministry. Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch. Please call to register for this free class.

 

FREE Hair Cut
Tuesday
7-8:30p.m.  Instructor: Mi Lee
Mi Lee, a salon owner, provides free haircuts to men and women the last Tuesday of each month. Dry cuts, please come with no hair spray or oils in your hair. Call the Center for an appointment.

 

Greensboro Grasshoppers vs Kannapolis Intimidators Baseball Game - ages 50+
Thursday
August 14, 2014
6-10p.m.  Fee:$8.00 per person
There is nothing like a night out enjoying America's favorite past time. Join us for a fun evening in Greensboro watching an exciting baseball game. Registration fee includes transportation and ticket. Meal cost at the Ballpark is on your own.

 

Happytones Senior Chorus
Tuesday
11:30a.m.  A chorus of seniors directed by Anne Eaton. Sing a variety of musical arrangements. There are no tryouts. If you like to have fun, enjoy social interaction and can put on a "happy face", then come to a rehearsal.

 

Historic Hillsborough Trip - ages 50+
Wednesday
September 10, 2014
9a.m.-5p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person + $12.00 admission to the garden
A guide will lead us on a 90 minute tour of Historic Hillsborough, NC. We will also stop at the Orange County Historical Museum, which features artifacts and exhibits from the Hillsborough area. Registration fee includes transportation. Lunch and shopping costs are on your own.

 

Ladies Brunch Group
10:30a.m.  Group meets the 2nd Friday of each month.

 

Learn About Water Exercise and other YWCA Programs
Wednesday
August 20, 2014
12-1p.m.  Informational Poster            
Physical activity is important to maintain good health. Come to this session and learn how you can be more active with Senior Games, swimming and YWCA programs. Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch. Register for this free class.

 

Legal Aid
Friday
1-4p.m.  Diane Brady with Legal Aid of North Carolina meets with seniors by appointment only. Diane assists in providing simple wills, power of attorney and health care power of attorney. This is a free service provided to seniors and their family. Appointments can be made by calling 885-9181 and press *1731. Be sure to leave a message stating your name, number and that you are from High Point. They will return the call and set your appointment.

 

Line Dancing
Tuesdays
1:45-3p.m.  Advanced line dance class.

 

Linville Caverns Trip - ages 50+
Wednesday
August 27, 2014
8:30a.m.-6:30p.m.  Fee:$15.00 per person
The coolest place to be in the summer is inside a mountain! Enjoy a guided tour of Linville Caverns in Marion, NC where the temperature is always 52 degrees. Bring a jacket. Cost of lunch is on your own.

 

Livin' It Up At 50 - ages 50-59
Saturday
September 13, 2014
12:30-6:30p.m.  Fee:$12.00 per person + dinner cost
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We will visit the Kersey Valley Maize Adventure and have dinner at Tumbleweeds Restaurant on-site. Zip lines are available for an additional fee.

 

Livin' It Up At 50 - ages 50-59
Tuesday
August 5, 2014
7-10p.m.  Fee:Cost of dinner
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We will eat at The Claddagh Restaurant and Pub for dinner and Karaoke. We will meet at the Senior Center at 7p.m.

 

Pickleball for Beginners - ages 50+
Tuesdays
5:30-7:30p.m.  Pickleball is a fun game played on a badminton court with the net lowered to 34" at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball and wood or composite paddles. It is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Persons need to have good balance and be able to move quickly on a court. Please call and make an appointment so we will be ready for you.

 

Piedmont Plein Aire Paint Out - ages 50+
Friday
September 19, 2014
9:30a.m.-4p.m.  Plein Aire is a French expression which means "in the open air" and is specifically used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Enjoy a ride around High Point stopping at various locations to watch and interact with artists from all over the country. The outdoor painting locations are as follows: "Downtown", High Point City Lake Park, Piedmont Environmental Center, High Point Museum, and High Point University. We will stop for lunch; cost of lunch is on your own. Call to register.

 

Piedmont Triad Farmer's Market Trip - ages 50+
Tuesday
August 12, 2014
11a.m.-5p.m.  Hop on the bus for a short trip to browse and shop at the Farmer's Market, followed by lunch at The Moose CafĂ©. Shopping and lunch costs are on your own.

 

Ping Pong
Monday & Friday
11a.m.  Singles and doubles play for anyone. Come and join the fun. There are three tables for play.

 

Putt Putt Golf
Friday
1p.m.  Fee:$1.00 per person
Unlimited play. Program is not held in case of inclement weather. We appreciate the Putt-Putt Fun Center at 2418 N. Main Street for providing this low cost to our seniors.

 

Remember - ages 50+
Wednesday
July 30, 2014
11a.m.-12p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 7/25/14
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Neurologist Dr. Gilbert Tausch will discuss memory loss and other related issues such as strokes, balance problems and more. Lunch is provided by Dr. Tausch and Bethany Neurology. Register for this free program.

 

Senior Care Connections
Wednesday
August 27, 2014
11-11:45a.m.  Informational Poster            
This is a group of senior service providers committed to providing the community with information on the options available for aging adults in our area. Please join us for a free, informative session on available options, when each option is beneficial, the pros and cons of each, and questions you should ask of service providers. Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch.

 

Senior Housing Education and Resources
Wednesday
September 10, 2014
11a.m.-1p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 9/3/14
Informational Poster            
This workshop is packed with helpful information on housing transitions for senior adults, reverse mortgages, scams and identity theft. Please call to register for this free class.

 

Senior Resources of Guilford
Services for older adults. Available daily.

 

Social Bridge
Thursday
9:15a.m.  Everyone is welcome to join our weekly social bridge group. Come early to meet Rod and the facilitator and get a table assignment. Beginners can observe.

 

Sophisticated Ladies
7p.m.  Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

 

Summer Soul featuring Earl Brown - ages 50+
Tuesday
August 12, 2014
6:30-8:30p.m.  Informational Poster            
Music and dance featuring Earl Brown, Senior Games "performing artist" and gifted singer. You don't want to miss this fun night of dance and listening to great music!

 

Swap Shop - ages 50+
Friday
August 29, 2014
11:15a.m.-12:15p.m.  Informational Poster            
Join us for a rummage Swap Shop. You never know what treasures you will find. Bring as many items as will fill a grocery size bag. Bring in something to swap and have fun trading, dickering and haggling. Items can also be sold at the Swap Shop with a signed Craft Store agreement, available at the Senior Center.

 

We Need to Talk
Tuesday
August 12, 2014
5:30-7p.m.  Informational Poster            
This program explains how families and friends can have sensitive and successful conversations with family members and/or friends when they are concerned about the person's driving safety. Not every conversation requires the older adult to stop driving. There may be other solutions that can improve safe driving skills. You will learn to identify driving skills of concern and how to plan conversations to improve safety.

 

Weatherization Program
Wednesday
August 13, 2014
11-11:45a.m.  Informational Poster            
This free program is designed to ensure adequate protection against winter's cold and summer's heat in the homes of elderly and disabled residents. Assistance may be available to qualified seniors. Participants are welcome to bring a bagged lunch.

 

What's Your Story?
Tuesday
August 5, 2014
September 2, 2014
November 4, 2014
December 2, 2014
10:30a.m.-12p.m.  Informational Poster            
Storytelling creates mind fitness. Experience the magic of words in myths, fables, legends, folk tales, narratives, anecdotes, jokes, true accounts, fiction, satires, fairy tales, memoirs, parables, romances, allegories, epics, fantasies, sagas, fish stories and tall tales. Sharpen your skills and practice the forgotten art of storytelling.

 

Wii Bowling Trip to Stratford & Dinner - ages 50+
Wednesday
August 20, 2014
3-6:30p.m.  Seniors are invited for an afternoon of Wii Bowling and after bowling relax with a nice dinner. Transportation from the Senior Center is provided. Please call to register.

 

Yoga
Mondays & Thursdays
August 4, 2014 - August 28, 2014
September 4, 2014 - September 29, 2014
11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.  Fee:$38.00 per person/per month
Instructor: Lois von der Goltz
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Yoga helps with breathing practices, physical exercise, well-being and posture, along with meditation to integrate your mind. When participating in Yoga, stretching, bending and balancing help to align the head, neck and spine and stimulate the circulatory system to keep muscles and joints strong and flexible. Yoga helps reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and anxiety levels, induces relaxation and is useful in pain management.

 

High Point Parks & Recreation Department
136 Northpoint Avenue • High Point, NC 27262 • (336) 883-3469 • Fax - (336) 883-8524

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