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 per person (1st division); $5 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 - ages 50+
Tuesday
October 28, 2014 - December 9, 2014
6-9p.m.  Fee:$33 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 - ages 50+
Wednesday
October 15, 2014 - November 19, 2014
10a.m.-1p.m. or 1:30-4:30p.m.  Fee:$35 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 - ages 50+
Thursday
October 9, 2014 - November 13, 2014
1-4p.m.  Fee:$33 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 - ages 50+
Tuesday
October 14, 2014 - November 18, 2014
12-3p.m.  Fee:$35 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 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.

 

Coed Softball - ages 50+
Fridays
9:15-11:30a.m.  Informational Poster            
No equipment needed. We have extra bats and gloves or you can bring your own. Program will be held at Allen Jay Recreation Center's softball field.

 

Computer Class - Advanced
Monday
October 6, 2014 - October 27, 2014
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
1:30-2:30p.m.  Fee:$10 per person (65 and older); $12 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
October 6, 2014 - October 27, 2014
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
10-11a.m.  Fee:$10 per person (ages 65 and older); $12 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
October 6, 2014 - October 27, 2014
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
12:30-1:30p.m.  Fee:$10 per person (ages 65+); $12 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
October 6, 2014 - October 27, 2014
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
11a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:$10 per person (65 and older); $12 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.

 

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.

 

Fall Fun Games - ages 50+
Thursday
5:30-7:30p.m.  Informational Poster            
You are never too old to have fun and learn new games. Join us at Morehead Recreation Center to play bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard and cornhole. This is a great opportunity to have fun, practice and meet new people.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Livin' It Up At 50 - ages 50-59
Saturday
October 4, 2014
9a.m.-5p.m.  Informational Poster            
Mountain trip to Mt. Airy, North Carolina.

 

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
September 26, 2014
October 3, 2014
October 10, 2014
October 17, 2014
October 24, 2014
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.

 

Mount Airy Trip - ages 50+
Wednesday
October 8, 2014
8a.m.-5p.m.  Fee:$15 per person
A step-on guide will give us a tour of Mount Airy which will include sites and history not normally known. We will eat at Snappy's Lunch, "Home of the Famous Pork Chop Sandwich." Fee includes transportation and the tour. Lunch and personal expenses are on your own.

 

Nancy's Candy and Chateau Morrisette Winery Trip - ages 50+
Wednesday
October 22, 2014
10a.m.-5p.m.  Fee:$15 per person
Visit Nancy's Candy in Meadows of Dan, VA to buy holiday candies and fudges. Everyone on the tour will receive a 10% discount on all candy purchases. After lunch, we will have a guided tour of the beautiful Chateau Morrisette Winery in Floyd, VA, where a number of various wines can be tasted. Cost of lunch, purchases and wine tasting ($8) is on your own.

 

Phase 10 Fun Card Game - ages 50+
Tuesday
October 7, 2014 - 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.

 

Senior Moments Board Game - ages 50+
Wednesday
October 15, 2014 - November 12, 2014
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.

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis - ages 50+
Monday & Thursday
September 29, 2014 - November 24, 2014
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.

 

Thanksgiving Luncheon - ages 50+
Friday
November 14, 2014
11a.m.-12:30p.m.  Fee:$6 per person
Informational Poster            
Lunch will be catered 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            
Calling all Veterans who enjoy singing or listening to patriotic music! The "Senior Class" chorus will be honoring 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.

 

Yoga
Mondays & Thursdays
October 2, 2014 - October 30, 2014
November 3, 2014 - November 24, 2014
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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