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 

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 - ages 50+
Wednesday
January 7, 2015 - February 11, 2015
10a.m.-1p.m. or 1:30-4:30p.m.  Fee:$35 per person/per session
Instructor: Hilda Perez
Informational Poster            
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 - ages 50+
Thursday
November 13, 2014 - January 8, 2015
1-4p.m.  Fee:$33 per person
Instructor: Helen Mendenhall
Informational Poster            
This is a 6-week class for beginners to advanced students. You will need to purchase and bring your own supplies. No class on November 27, December 25 or January 1.

 

Art Class - Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor - ages 50+
Tuesday
October 28, 2014 - December 9, 2014
December 16, 2014 - January 27, 2015
6-9p.m.  Fee:$33 per person
Instructor: Helen Mendenhall
Informational Poster            
This is a 6-week class for beginners to advanced students. You will need to purchase and bring your own supplies. No class on December 23.

 

Art Class - Paint A First Portrait - ages 50+
Tuesday
January 6, 2015 - February 10, 2015
12-3p.m.  Fee:$35 per person
Instructor: Hilda Perez
Informational Poster            
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.

 

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

 

Bingo
Wednesday
1p.m.  Fee:$1 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 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 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 per week
This class is appropriate for beginners 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.

 

Cline Observatory at GTCC Trip - ages 50+
Friday
January 16, 2015
5-10p.m.  Fee:$5 per person
Following dinner at a local restaurant; we are off to see the stars at the Cline Observatory. Additional smaller telescopes may also be set-up to view the moon, planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. Cost of dinner is on your own. In case of rain or clouds, alternate viewing dates are January 23 and January 30.

 

Computer Class - Advanced
Monday
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
December 1, 2014 - December 22, 2014
January 5, 2015 - January 26, 2015
1:30-2:30p.m.  Fee:$10 per person (65 and older); $12 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
Informational Poster            
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
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
December 1, 2014 - December 22, 2014
January 5, 2015 - January 26, 2015
10-11a.m.  Fee:$10 per person (ages 65 and older); $12 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
Informational Poster            
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
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
December 1, 2014 - December 22, 2014
January 5, 2015 - January 26, 2015
12:30-1:30p.m.  Fee:$10 per person (ages 65+); $12 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
Informational Poster            
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
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
December 1, 2014 - December 22, 2014
January 5, 2015 - January 26, 2015
11a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:$10 per person (65 and older); $12 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
Informational Poster            
This intermediate level class introduces participants to the Internet, E-mail and Word skills. Detailed instruction sheets are provided on each topic.

 

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.

 

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 Festival of Lights Trip - ages 50+
Friday
December 5, 2014
4-10p.m.  Fee:$5 per person
Following an early dinner at a High Point restaurant, we will travel to Greensboro to enjoy the "Festival of Lights," featuring lots of "street entertainment" along a 6-7 block area. Admission to the festival is free, cost of shopping and food is on your own.

 

Halloween Fun: Wicked Sounds by Massengale Band - ages 50+
Friday
October 31, 2014
2-4p.m.  Fee:$3 per person
Informational Poster            
Dress in your favorite costume, socialize, dance and play cornhole. Refreshments will be served.

 

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.

 

Health Fair - ages 50+
Friday
October 31, 2014
10a.m.-12p.m.  Informational Poster            
Meet professional health care providers and representatives from community organizations providing health information and screenings.

 

Healthy Lunch Seminar - ages 50+
Wednesday
November 5, 2014
11a.m.-12p.m.  Informational Poster            
Bethany Medical Center will provide doctors and healthcare specialists to cover the following topic: Dr. Ray Rosario (Cardiologist), cholesterol/heart disease. Bethany Medical Center will provide lunch. Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 50 people.

 

Holiday Open House - ages 50+
Friday
December 5, 2014
1:30-3:30p.m.  An annual tradition kicking off the holiday season featuring music, refreshments, corn hole, chair volleyball, card games and lots of socializing. Feel free to dress in your holiday best!

 

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

 

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 - Advanced Level
Tuesdays
1:45-3p.m.  Designed for those with significant dancing/line dancing experience who want to be challenged by more complicated steps and patterns.

 

Line Dancing - Beginner Level
Tuesdays
3:15-4:15p.m.  Designed for those who have some dancing/line dancing experience.

 

Line Dancing - Steps Only
Tuesdays
3-3:15p.m.  Designed for those who have little or no dancing/line dancing experience. Learn the basic steps: grapevine, rocking chair, jazz box and more. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes that allow you to move and turn on either carpet or linoleum. Stay for the 3:15p.m. class to show off what you have learned.

 

Literary Class - ages 50+
Tuesday
January 6, 2015 - January 27, 2015
5:30-6:30p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 1/2/15
Love to write, but maybe need a little help? Sign up for our literary class taught by Louise Richardson. This class will focus on writing short stories, essays, editing and grammar. Completed stories and essays can be entered in the SilverArts literary category in April. Limited space available.

 

Livin' It Up At 50 - ages 50-59
Tuesday
November 4, 2014
6:30-8:30p.m.  Informational Poster            
Live music with Earl Brown and dance at the Center.

 

Living Healthy with Chronic Disease - ages 50+
Friday
October 31, 2014
10a.m.-12:30p.m.  Informational Poster            
Living Healthy is a fun, interactive workshop designed to help you manage stress, eat for health, get a good night's sleep, prevent falls, use medications wisely, and communicate effectively, among other topics. This is just an overview; you won't believe how much there is to learn! Each participant who attends all 6-weeks will receive a T-shirt.

 

Phase 10 Fun Card Game - ages 50+
Tuesday
October 28, 2014
10:30a.m.-12p.m.  Informational Poster            
This is a rummy-type card game with a challenging and exciting twist! The object of the game is to be the first player to complete 10 phase sequences. The twist is that each phase to be completed is specific for each hand dealt. Come learn how to play!

 

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.

 

Pickleball for Seniors - ages 65+
Thursday
10a.m.-12p.m.  Informational Poster            
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. Program will be held at High Point City Lake's gym.

 

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

 

Pottery Festival Trip to Seagrove, NC - ages 50+
Saturday
November 22, 2014
8a.m.-5p.m.  Fee:$5 per person
Attend the "Celebration of Potters" at the annual Pottery Festival. Local potters will display their wares in one location, the historic Luck's Cannery. Admission to the festival, shopping and lunch expenses are on your own.

 

Putt Putt Golf
Friday
1p.m.  Fee:$1 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.

 

Safety for Seniors - ages 50+
Monday
December 8, 2014
11-11:45a.m.  Learn about safety tips for identify theft, home safety, and shopping safety during the holidays. Question and answer session will follow.

 

Senior Moments Board Game - ages 50+
Wednesday
10:30a.m.-12p.m.  Informational Poster            
You can't remember the last time you played a game like this. You are never too young to have a senior moment or to play SENIOR MOMENTS, a memory game for anyone who might need the practice.

 

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.

 

Southern Supreme Fruitcake Company Trip - ages 50+
Wednesday
November 12, 2014
10:30a.m.-5p.m.  Fee:$10 per person
Visit Bear Creek, NC where we will stop by "The Old Homeplace" for a buffet lunch, then off to the Southern Supreme Fruitcake Co. to stock up on fruitcake and other items for the coming holidays. Cost of lunch and shopping are on your own.

 

State Senior Games Recognition Reception - ages 50+
Tuesday
December 16, 2014
6-7:30p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 12/10/14
The evening will celebrate our State Final medal winners. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon - ages 50+
Friday
November 14, 2014
11a.m.-12:30p.m.  Fee:$6 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 11/10/14
Informational Poster            
Enjoy a festive luncheon with friends featuring all your Thanksgiving favorites, with catering provided by J&S Cafeteria. Seating is very limited. Last day to register is 11/10 or until full.

 

Veteran's Day Lunch - ages 50+
Thursday
November 6, 2014
11a.m.-12:30p.m.  Fee:$1 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 10/30/14
Informational Poster            
Join us at Pennybyrn's Community Center. Please call the Senior Center for information and to register.

 

Veteran's Patriotic Sing-a-Long Featuring "Senior Class" - ages 50+
Tuesday
November 11, 2014
9:30-10:30a.m.  Informational Poster            
The Senior Class Chorus will sing patriotic songs to honor veterans who have served our country. Refreshments will be served.

 

What's Your Story?
Tuesday
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.

 

Wohlfahrt Haus' Holiday Spectacular Trip - ages 50+
Wednesday
December 17, 2014
9a.m.-7p.m.  Fee:$65 per person
The Wohlfahrt Haus is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of southwest Virginia. Enjoy a holiday feast while you are immersed in the "Holiday Spectacular", which has all your favorite Christmas songs. Registration fee includes cost of admission to the show and transportation. Shopping costs are on your own.

 

Yoga
Mondays & Thursdays
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
December 1, 2014 - December 29, 2014
January 5, 2015 - January 29, 2015
11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.  Fee:$38 per person/per month
Instructor: Lois von der Goltz
Informational Poster            
Yoga helps with breathing 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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