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.

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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 

4th Annual Pickleball Tournament
Thursday-Saturday
June 11, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Fee:$20 per person (1st division); $5 per person for each additional division
Information & Registration            
Join players from the Triad, across NC and other states in a tournament sanctioned by the United States of America Pickleball Association. Divisions include singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Age divisions include 18+, 50+, and 60+ categories. Registration forms are available by sending an email to calvin.vaughn@highpointnc.gov or call the Senior Center at 883-3584. 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 - ages 50+
Thursday
June 11, 2015 - July 23, 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.

 

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.

 

Computer Class - Advanced
Monday
July 6, 2015 - July 27, 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
July 6, 2015 - July 27, 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
July 6, 2015 - July 27, 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
July 6, 2015 - July 27, 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.

 

Get into the Act! Older Americans Celebration
Friday
May 29, 2015
11:30a.m.-1:30p.m.  Older Americans Month is celebrated across the country in May through ceremonies, events, fairs, and other activities. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), we are focusing on how older adults are taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making a positive impact in the lives of others. The theme for Older Americans Month 2015 is Get into the Act. Everyone is invited to celebrate at this reception.

 

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.

 

Happytones Spring Concert
Friday
June 5, 2015
7-8:30p.m.  A long-standing tradition for High Point. This free concert is open to the community. Families and citizens of all ages will enjoy an evening of entertainment provided by our senior chorus.

 

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.

 

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Disease - ages 50+
Friday
June 5, 2015
June 12, 2015
June 19, 2015
June 26, 2015
July 10, 2015
July 17, 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 with the details you need to know.

 

Low Vision Screening
Friday
May 29, 2015
12-1:30p.m.  Low vision is a loss of eye sight that limits the ability to complete many activities of daily living. In older adults, low vision can result from specific eye conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, or from a stroke. Persons with low vision often have difficulty reading, writing, paying bills, cooking and shopping. Occupational Therapy can help you learn to use what vision you have to remain as independent as possible by using adaptive strategies and equipment. This session includes information on how to safely complete activities and introduces adaptive equipment. A simple low vision screening will be offered to each attendee. A fifteen minute information session begins at 12p.m. followed by one-on-one screenings provided by Therapeutic Solutions. Screenings take about 5-10 minutes and are done on a first come, first serve basis. Call the Senior Center to register.

 

Monday at the Movies - ages 50+
Monday
June 1, 2015
June 8, 2015
June 15, 2015
June 22, 2015
June 29, 2015
1-4p.m.  Fee:$2 per person, paid to the Cinema
Join us for a weekly trip to Carmike Cinemas Eight to enjoy an afternoon movie. You can select any of the afternoon shows. Transportation provided to and from the Cinema.

 

Pickleball for Beginners
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 Skills Clinic
Monday, Wednesday
June 1, 2015
June 3, 2015
June 8, 2015
June 10, 2015
11:30am-12:30p.m. or 12:30-1:30p.m.  Fee:$20 per person - includes 4 one-hour sessions
Designed to help beginning and intermediate Pickleball players improve their game. There are two skill levels offered. 11:30am sessions are for 1.0-2.5 level players. 12:30pm sessions are for 3.0-3.5 level players. June 1: 3 types of serve including technique, execution and strategies. June 3: return of serve deep and directional returns, strategies and how to combat the 3 serves taught in week 1. June 8: the 3rd ball return, when to hit short and when to drive the ball. Strategies to set up a point, think 2 to 3 shots ahead. June 10: the dink, footwork, angles and strategies on why the dink usually works over the drive. Pre-registration required, class size is limited.

 

Picnic & Play in the Park - ages 50+
Friday
June 26, 2015
10a.m.-2p.m.  Discover Armstrong Park's new look! The Senior Center will host a picnic and activities including chair volleyball, corn hole, softball on a little league sized field, and more. Take a walk on the High Point Greenway, watch local senior artists painting in the park, and play Pickleball on the new outdoor courts. Bring your own picnic; drinks and paper products provided. Armstrong Park is located at 305 East Parkway Avenue.

 

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

 

Pinochle
Fridays
1p.m.  This is a trick-taking game typically for 2 to 4 players and played with a 48 card deck. Players score points by trick-taking and also by forming combinations of cards into melds. Each hand is played in three phases: biding, melds and tricks. The standard game today is call "partnership auction pinochle". There are variations of the game. You can join us for this fun card game and if you don't know how to play, we will teach you.

 

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.

 

Red, White, and Blue Celebration - ages 50+
Wednesday
July 1, 2015
1-3p.m.  Fee:$3 per person
Just in time for Independence Day celebrations, dress in your favorite red, white, and blue to dance and socialize to the music of the Rob Massengale Band. Refreshments will be served.

 

Senior Class Spring Concert
Friday
June 12, 2015
7-8:30p.m.  Families and citizens of all ages will enjoy an evening of free entertainment provided by these talented folks.

 

Senior Games Volunteer Appreciation Reception - ages 50+
Friday
June 5, 2015
11:30a.m.-12:30p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 6/1
The Senior Center will recognize and honor volunteers for their hard work with the Greater High Point Senior Games events. Lunch will be served.

 

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.

 

Technology 101 - ages 50+
Tuesday
June 9, 2015
June 23, 2015
July 7, 2015
July 21, 2015
11a.m.-12p.m.  These technology sessions will teach you more about the basics of your mobile devices. June 9 - Email 101; June 23 - Google Surfing 101; July 7 - Smart Phone 101; July 21 - Tablet 101. For both the Smart Phone and Tablet class, you must bring your phone or tablet.

 

Wii Bowling at the Stratford - ages 50+
1st Tuesday of each month
2-4p.m.  The Stratford residents will challenge the Culler Senior Center participants in Wii bowling, played with a remote control device on a large screen. Light refreshments will be served. Meet there or catch the transportation from the Center at 1:30p.m.

 

Yoga - ages 50+
Mondays & Thursdays
June 1, 2015 - June 29, 2015
July 2, 2015 - July 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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