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 

"Be My Valentine" FREE Concert by the Senior Class
Friday
February 13, 2015
2-3p.m.  You will enjoy love songs, sweetheart songs, and happy, fun songs to celebrate Valentine's Day. If you are going to bring a group, please call us in advance.

 

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.

 

AARP Free Tax Assistance - ages 50+
Tuesday
February 3, 2015 - April 14, 2015
12-6p.m.  An annual event serving seniors. You can schedule an appointment by going to our website, visiting the Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center page and clicking on AARP Tax Appointments on the left. You can also call 525-1151 to make an appointment. Appointments can be made starting in mid-January.

 

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
February 18, 2015 - March 25, 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 - Paint A First Portrait - ages 50+
Tuesday
February 17, 2015 - March 24, 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.

 

Chair Volleyball Tournament - ages 50+
Wednesday
February 25, 2015
10a.m.-3p.m.  This is a fun, physical activity for older adults. Game can be played by all ability and activity levels. Regular participation can increase flexibility and stamina.

 

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.

 

Corn Hole
6-8p.m. (Tuesday), 2-4p.m. (Wednesday)  Corn hole is similar to horseshoes except you use wooden boxes called corn hole platforms and corn bags instead of horseshoes and metal stakes. Contestants take turns pitching their corn bags at the platform until a score of 21 is reached. A corn bag in the hole scores 3 points, while one on the platform scores 1 point.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Livin' It Up At 50 - ages 50-59
Saturday
March 7, 2015
10a.m.-2p.m.  Visit the Childress Winery and enjoy a tour and lunch. Transportation is provided. Cost of lunch is on your own.

 

Livin' It Up At 50 - ages 50-59
Tuesday
February 3, 2015
5:30-7p.m.  Financial planning and legal documents that boomers need, followed by a Corn Hole tournament.

 

Living Healthy with Chronic Disease - ages 50+
Friday
January 30, 2015
February 6, 2015
February 13, 2015
February 20, 2015
1-3:30p.m.  Class teaches self-management of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and others. Provides some guidance on the skills that are unique to particular conditions and deals with the details you need to know.

 

Lunch & Learn - ages 50+
Wednesday
February 4, 2015
February 11, 2015
February 18, 2015
March 4, 2015
March 11, 2015
March 18, 2015
11a.m.-12p.m.  Program provides a meal with an educational topic. You can pre-register for one Lunch and Learn at a time one week before each session. Topics are: 1/7 - Living Healthy with Chronic Disease, 1/14 - Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other great Americans, 2/4 - A Matter of Balance - Fall Prevention, 2/11 - How can I be active and remain healthy?, 2/18 - Great Presidents, 3/4 - Walk with Ease, 3/11 - Understanding the Saints & St. Patrick too, 3/18 - Eating Healthy & Understanding Food Labels.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Senior Games & SilverArts Registration - ages 50+
Monday-Friday
9a.m.-5p.m.  Fee:$10 per person
Senior Games is an exciting health promotion program. There are a wide range of activities designed for individuals at various fitness levels. Activities include golf, bowling, tennis, track, softball, basketball, corn hole, pickleball, horseshoes, bocce, swimming and cheerleading. There are also special programs to include Silverstriders (a walking program), Silverliners (a line dancing program), and SilverArts (a program that celebrate the accomplishments of our local senior artists). To register or for more information, stop by the Center or call your local coordinator Tina Boston at 883-3584. Registration deadline for Visual & Heritage Arts is April 7, all others must be registered by April 16. Games will take place April 17-May 16.

 

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

 

Skills Program for Senior Games - ages 50+
Thursday
March 26, 2015
10a.m.-12p.m.  Information on games rules and techniques will be demonstrated. You will have the opportunity to practice several of the Senior Games events, including bocce, shuffleboard, softball throw and horseshoes.

 

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.

 

Storytelling - ages 50+
Tuesday
February 3, 2015
March 3, 2015
10:30a.m.-12p.m.  Our local Storytelling Guild provides a fun opportunity to enjoy the performance of stories that are true or imagined. The Guild has been meeting for about 6 months and has traveled to the International Storytelling Festival. The Guild is currently inviting other story telling hobbyists to join them. Bring your tale or just come to enjoy the storytellers as we kick off the New Year. In January, the group will be telling "My Best New Year" or "Winter Story." The group will also discuss how to take an introduction of a story with a cliffhanger and make the finale their own. February topic is Love Stories, March topic is I know spring is here when…..

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis - ages 50+
Monday & Thursday
February 2, 2015 - March 26, 2015
1-2p.m.  Instructor: Lois von der Goltz
Informational Poster            
Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve your mental and physical well being. This program is from The Arthritis Foundation developed by Dr. Paul Lam. You will use gentle Sun-style routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level. Many seniors who have taken the class have already seen an improvement in their health. Sign up early. The class is free, but donations are accepted.

 

Temple Theater - ages 50+
Thursday
February 5, 2015
10:15a.m.-6p.m.  Fee:$30 per person
Enjoy lunch at Mrs. Lacy's Magnolia House in Sanford, then an afternoon at the Temple Theater to watch the funniest play you have ever seen. The play "I'll Never Be Hungry Again" is a comedy takeoff of the famous movie "Gone With the Wind." Fee includes transportation and theater ticket. Lunch cost is on your own.

 

Valentine's Floating Reception - ages 50+
Friday
February 13, 2015
10a.m.-1p.m.  A great chance to meet someone new, reconnect with someone from the past and view pictures of Valentines from the past. Everyone is asked to bring past photos of your valentine. Pictures will be displayed in the display case around the front desk for everyone to enjoy. The person who correctly identifies people in the most pictures will win a prize. All pictures should be brought in by February 11 and picked up no later than February 20.

 

Volunteer Appreciation Day Event - ages 50+
Thursday
February 19, 2015
9:30a.m.-7p.m.  If you volunteered at the Senior Center during 2014, please call to register.

 

Yoga
Mondays & Thursdays
February 2, 2015 - February 26, 2015
March 2, 2015 - March 30, 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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