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
Thursday-Sunday
October 2, 2014 - October 5, 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 at the Senior Center. 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.

 

AARP Smart Driver - ages 50+
Friday
June 27, 2014
10a.m.-2p.m.  Fee:$15.00 per person/members; $20.00 per person/non-members
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The safety driving course provides research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a crash and provide an understanding of the links between driver, vehicle and road environment. This great awareness encourages safer driving behavior and demonstrates how aging, medications, alcohol and other health-related issues affect driving ability. Learn the newest safety and other advanced features in vehicles and how to plan for a time when driving may no longer be an option. Pre-register by calling the Center.

 

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
May 14, 2014 - June 18, 2014
10a.m.-1p.m. or 1:30-4:30p.m.  Fee:$35.00 per person
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
Thursday
June 19, 2014 - July 24, 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
May 13, 2014 - June 17, 2014
12-3p.m.  Fee:$35.00 per person
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
Tuesday
May 27, 2014 - July 1, 2014
July 8, 2014 - August 12, 2014
6-9p.m.  Fee:$33.00 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.

 

Ballroom Dance Class - ages 21+
Thursday
May 1, 2014 - May 29, 2014
7-8p.m.  Fee:$40.00 per couple; $20.00 per single
Instructor: Adina Harper
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Ballroom dancing is fun and great for physical activity! This class will cover the basics of a variety of ballroom dances. Good for beginners or persons who want to brush up on their steps. Both couples and singles are welcome. Program will be held at Allen Jay Recreation Center.

 

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.

 

CarFit
Friday
July 25, 2014
9a.m.-1p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 7/18/14
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Trained professionals will conduct a 20 minute comprehensive "CarFit" check of how well a drive and car work together. Simple questions will be asked and a 12-point checklist will be completed with driver and vehicle. The driver leaves with recommended car adjustments and adaptions, a list of resources and greater peace of mind. The program is a partnership with American Society on Aging, AARP and the American Automobile Association. Call the Center for an appointment.

 

Ceramics
Tuesday
9:30a.m.-12p.m.  Fee:Cost of Greenware
Basic instruction in Greenware Ceramics. Painting techniques are taught.

 

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
May 30, 2014 - June 27, 2014
9-11a.m.  Informational Poster            
Join us for fun every Friday! Program will be held at Allen Jay Recreation Center's softball field through June 27.

 

Computer Class - Advanced
Monday
May 7, 2014 - May 28, 2014
June 9, 2014 - June 30, 2014
July 7, 2014 - July 28, 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
May 7, 2014 - May 28, 2014
June 9, 2014 - June 30, 2014
July 7, 2014 - July 28, 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
May 7, 2014 - May 28, 2014
June 9, 2014 - June 30, 2014
July 7, 2014 - July 28, 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
May 7, 2014 - May 28, 2014
June 9, 2014 - June 30, 2014
July 7, 2014 - July 28, 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.

 

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.

 

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens Tour - ages 50+
Wednesday
June 4, 2014
9:30a.m.-5p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person + $12.00 admission to the garden
Enjoy a self-guided tour of the beautiful Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC. Ten acres of themed gardens, fountains, and woodland trails. Bring your camera; many flowers are expected to be in full bloom! Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Lunch and shopping expenses are on your own.

 

Extra Help and Senior Games
Do you or someone you know need help paying for Medicare coverage? Medicare recipients with limited income and assets may qualify for money-saving programs called Extra Help, Medicare Savings Program, and Senior Games scholarship. These programs may save you money on prescription drug costs or Medicare medical premiums and/or co-payments. But you have to be eligible and apply. Free assistance is available. Attend any event during the High Point Senior Games through May 27 and receive information on how to apply and ask about Extra Help.

 

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.

 

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
May 30, 2014
7p.m.  Informational Poster            
Free concert performed by the Happytones Chorus of the Culler Senior Center. This is an annual event you do not want to miss!

 

Juried Art Show and Reception
Tuesday
April 29, 2014
4-6p.m.  Deadline for enrollment: 4/8/14
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The annual SilverArts Juried Art Show will be displayed April 30-June at the Senior Center. All artists ages 50 and better are welcome to submit their work to be judged. First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded. Categories include: acrylics, drawing, mixed media, oil, pastels, photography, sculpture and watercolor. In addition, winners in each category can submit their work to the NC State SilverArts Juried Show for statewide competition. All work must be submitted by April 8 by 7p.m. and delivered to the Roy B. Culler, Jr. Senior Center. First, second and third place winners will exhibit at the High Point Public Library during the month of May. An Artist's Reception and official exhibit opening will take place on Tuesday, April 29. Registration fee is $10 for the Juried Show. Registration also allows you to participate in Senior Games events, lunches and opening breakfast.

 

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

 

Laughter Hour
Monday
June 2, 2014
11-11:40a.m.  Informational Poster            
Love laughing? Or maybe you don't like to laugh, or think it is silly. This class is for you! Laughing creates real benefits including reduced pain, improved digestion and stamina, and cardiovascular, respiratory and immune system benefits. Laughing also improves emotional health by reducing stress and anger, fighting depression, encouraging relaxation and improving learning. Class is free but registration is required by calling the Center.

 

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
May 3, 2014
June 3, 2014
July 5, 2014
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The 50's group is a program for persons who may be working (or not). This is an activie group that does a variety of activities and meets once a month. Any personal expenses for activities is on your own. May 3 - Pickleball Tournament and picnic at Deep River Recreation Center from 10a.m.-2p.m. You may participate or watch and bring a picnic lunch; June 3 - Bowling and dinner from 5:30-9p.m., meet at the Senior Center at 5:30p.m.; July 5 - trip to Mabry Mills, Blue Ridge Parkway from 9a.m.-5p.m.

 

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.

 

Queen's Landing Luncheon Cruise and Lazy 5 Ranch Trip - ages 50+
Wednesday
July 23, 2014
8:30a.m.-5p.m.  Fee:$30.00 per person + $10.00 per person in cash only
Enjoy lunch on the Catawba Queen Riverboat as we cruise around Lake Norman on a guided sightseeing tour. The Lazy 5 Ranch is a unique experience of viewing over 750 animals from all over the world on a 3.5 mile tour in a horse drawn wagon. Bring your camera! $10 cash is needed for entry to the Ranch and wagon ride; they do not accept debit/credit cards.

 

Senior Games State Games Kick-off
Tuesday
July 15, 2014
11a.m.-1p.m.  Fee:Free for State Games Participants
Deadline for enrollment: 7/14/14
Informational Poster            
If you are registered or plan to register for the State Games, you are invited to this kick-off luncheon. Registration for State Games must be postmarked by August 1. For more information on how to register, contact the Center.

 

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

 

Smoke Alarms
Fee:FREE
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Smoke alarms are a critical part of a home fire escape plan. If your smoke alarms are at least 10 years old, you can have them replaced for FREE. This program is sponsored by the Office of the State Fire Marshall and the NC Baptist Aging Ministry. Smoke alarms are available for people who are deaf or hard of hearing also. Call the Center at 883-3584 and leave your name and number for Jerry Pool with the NC Baptist Aging Ministry and he will follow up to set an appointment for you. Program runs through May 30.

 

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.

 

Sound Vibrations Variety Show
Thursday, Friday
June 12, 2014
June 13, 2014
2-3:15p.m. (Thursday); 7-8:15p.m. (Friday)  Informational Poster            
You are invited to enjoy the musical talents of The Senior Class performing their summer show "Sound Vibrations". Thursdays' matinee is for Retirement Communities, Senior Living Facilities and for persons who cannot come to the night show. Friday's show is for the whole family!

 

Sunset Theatre and ZOOpendous Show Chorus Performance Trip - ages 50+
Saturday
June 7, 2014
2-7p.m.  Fee:$10.00 per person + dinner cost
Enjoy this performance in Asheboro, NC. After the performance, we will stop at K&W for dinner.

 

Virginia Creeper Trail Bike Ride - ages 50+
Wednesday
July 9, 2014
7:30a.m.-7p.m.  Fee:$15.00 per person + $25.00 per person
Back by popular request! The Virginia Creeper Trail is a smooth off-road ride that takes us through lush forests, over pristine streams and past old homesteads and lush meadows. After about an hour of down-hill coasting, we come to the Green Cove Station, an old railroad passenger station and general store that carries canning supplies, old bottles of cough syrup, VC trail T-shirts, hats and more. Be sure to bring your camera! Additional $25 is needed to purchase bike rental and shuttle fees at the bike shop. Cost of lunch is on your own.

 

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.

 

What's Your Story?
Tuesday
June 17, 2014
June 24, 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, fictions, 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 as you share your tales.

 

Yoga
Mondays & Thursdays
May 1, 2014 - May 29, 2014
June 2, 2014 - June 30, 2014
July 3, 2014 - July 28, 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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