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 9am-5pm, evenings and weekends when programs are scheduled and other times by appointment.

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Center Features:Senior Center Picture

Craft Shop
Multipurpose meeting rooms
Kitchen
Games Room
Computer Lab

The Center is named for former High Point Mayor, Roy B. Culler, Jr., who was instrumental in its development. The Senior Center is certified by the State of North Carolina as a "Center of Excellence". The offices of the Senior Resources of Guilford are also located at the center.

Volunteers:
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. If interested, please complete the Volunteer Application and return it to the Senior Center office.

Programs:
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. See the Current Programs list below.

Facility Rentals:
The center is available for rentals for reunions, wedding receptions, graduation parties or any type of family gathering you may have when not in use for regular operational programs and activities. Click here or call for more information. 

Healthy Places:Go Far   Centennial Area Map
High Point Parks & Recreation has partnered with Go Far to provide a one mile and 5K walk/run route around the recreation center. You will see a sign like the one to the left at the facility outlining the routes, stretches, and healthy eating tips.




Current Programs:
 

A Matter of Balance - ages 50+
Friday
1-3pm  This program has proven that persons taking these classes have fewer falls than those who did not. Learn how to overcome the fear of falling by addressing unfounded fears and behavior. Program also includes exercise.

 

AARP
10am-12pm  Business and social meeting for adults 50 and older. Meeting held 4th Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact AARP President at (336) 383-8729.

 

AARP Free Tax Assistance - ages 50+
Call 336-525-1151 to make an appointment. All appointments will be at the High Point Public Library. If you need help in setting up an appointment, drop by the Senior Center and we will help you make an appointment online or over the phone.

 

AHOY Adult Exercise
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10am-11:15am  Exercises appropriate for Seniors to include gentle stretching, range of motion and light cardio movement/low impact aerobics.

 

Art Class - Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor - ages 50+
Wednesday
February 17, 2016 - March 23, 2016
10am-1pm or 1:30-4:30pm  Fee:$35 per person/per session
Instructor: Hilda Perez
This is a 6-week class for beginners to advanced students. You will need to purchase and bring your own supplies.

 

Badminton - ages 50+
Friday
March 11, 2016
March 18, 2016
10am-12pm  Played by two or four players, badminton is a fun and exciting sport that can help improve mobility, stamina, concentration and strength. No special skills or previous experience necessary; beginners are welcome! Program will be held at High Point City Lake Gym.

 

Billiards
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm  Open Billiards for anyone.

 

Bingo
Wednesday
1-3:30pm  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.

 

Birthday Party
Last Friday of each month
10am-3pm  Enjoy cake and fellowship to celebrate the birthdays of Senior Center participants each month.

 

Blood Pressure Screenings
Monday
9:30-11am  Free blood pressure checks 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.

 

Book Discussion Group - ages 50+
Tuesday
February 16, 2016
February 23, 2016
March 1, 2016
March 8, 2016
March 15, 2016
March 22, 2016
March 29, 2016
9:30-11:30am  We are partnering with the High Point Public Library to host a discussion group featuring the book Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. You will be able to meet the author in April. A trained book discussion leader is provided. The American Train Documentary will also be shown and discussed. Copies of the book are free. January 19 is an interest meeting. The group discussion starts in February.

 

Boot Camp
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30-9:30am  Fee:$10 per person for 2 months
Class focuses on strength, cardio and core training. Please wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. Please get permission and a note from your doctor to take this class.

 

Bowling
Monday
1-4pm  Fee:$1 per game
Bowlers meet every Monday afternoon at the High Point Bowling Center 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.

 

Bridge (Social)
Thursday
9:15am-12pm  Enjoy a game of bridge with fellow participants. If you are a beginner and want to learn, we will be glad to teach you.

 

Ceramics
Tuesday
9:30-11:45am  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
Wednesday, Friday
12-3pm  If you have never played, you have missed the laughter. Drop in to play this exciting game. The main rule - you must stay in your seat! Come and have a great time.

 

Computer Class - Basics
Monday
March 7, 2016 - March 28, 2016
April 4, 2016 - April 25, 2016
May 2, 2016 - May 23, 2016
June 6, 2016 - June 27, 2016
10-11am  Fee:$10 per person (ages 65 and older); $12 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
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
March 7, 2016 - March 28, 2016
April 4, 2016 - April 25, 2016
May 2, 2016 - May 23, 2016
June 6, 2016 - June 27, 2016
12-1pm  Fee:$10 per person (ages 65+); $12 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
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
March 7, 2016 - March 28, 2016
April 4, 2016 - April 25, 2016
May 2, 2016 - May 23, 2016
June 6, 2016 - June 27, 2016
11am-12pm  Fee:$10 per person (65 and older); $12 per person (ages 64 and under)
Instructor: Gene Clodfelter
This intermediate level class introduces participants to the Internet, E-mail and Word skills. Detailed instruction sheets are provided on each topic.

 

Computer Lab
Tuesday-Friday
9am-4:45pm  Our computer lab is open for you to practice your computer skills or simply browse the Internet. Check out the computer classes we have available on your visit.

 

Cornhole
Tuesday
6-8:30pm  A bean bag toss game where players take turns throwing bags of corn at a raised platform with a hole at the far end. A bag in the hole scores 3 points, one on the platform scores 1 point. Play continues until a team or player reaches the score of 21. You can drop in to play with our experienced players or you can come to learn how to play. Beginners are welcome.

 

Creative Coloring for Senior Adults - ages 50+
Monday & Friday
April 4, 2016 - May 27, 2016
2-3:30pm  This class is appropriate for beginner to advanced participants and will offer different subjects to color that can help release tension and help improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Bring your own coloring supplies (pencils/crayons). Participants work at their own pace.

 

Creative Craft Shop
Monday-Friday
9am-4pm  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.

 

Easter Baskets - ages 50+
Thursday
March 24, 2016
2:30-3:30pm  Fee:$2 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 3/21
Fill your Easter basket with goodies for your grandchild or great-grandchild while socializing with others. Supplies will be provided, but we encourage you to bring your own stuffed animals or toys to fill your personalized basket. One basket per person. Pre-registration is required.

 

Greensboro Grasshoppers Baseball Trip - ages 50+
Thursday
June 9, 2016
5-11pm  Fee:$10 per person
Registration begins April 1. Lets go out to the ball game! The "Hoppers" are playing the Rome Braves at home in Greensboro. We will each hot dogs and cracker jacks at the stadium and since it's "Thirsty Thursday" they will offer discounted beverages throughout the park. Fee includes reserve seat tickets and transportation (no refunds). The cost of food and souvenirs are on your own.

 

Hand & Foot Canasta
Monday
12:45-5pm  Play or learn to play this exciting card game. Bring a snack to share and join us.

 

Happytones Senior Chorus
Tuesday
11:30am-1:30pm  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," come to a rehearsal.

 

High Point University Tour - ages 50+
Tuesday or Thursday
March 8, 2016
March 10, 2016
11:30am-5pm  Fee:$5 per person/per tour
Deadline for enrollment: 2/26
There is always something new to see on High Point University's growing campus. Our bus tour will give you an up-close experience and the chance to hear more about HPU's future. Cost of lunch prior to the tour is on your own.

 

Kayaking with Training at Oak Hollow Lake - ages 50+
Thursday
June 23, 2016
10am-2pm  Fee:$20 per person
Deadline for enrollment: 6/23
Kayaking is a fun water sport in a canoe-like boat in which the paddler sits facing forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle. Prior to getting in the water, a short training program emphasizing safety, enjoyment and skills for entry level paddlers is provided. Instruction includes grip and control of paddle, enter and exit from the shore and basic strokes and maneuvers. After approximately 90 minutes on the water, there will be a hotdog cookout.

 

Knitting/Crochet
Thursday
9:30am-12pm  Enjoy time with friends while you create blankets, hats, mittens and more.

 

Ladies Brunch Group
2nd Friday of each month
10:30am-2pm  Join this group of ladies for fellowship and fun. To join simply attend a meeting.

 

Legal Aid
Friday
1-4pm  Legal Aid of North Carolina meets with seniors by appointment only. They assist 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
Tuesday
1:45-3:15pm  Designed for those with significant dancing/line dancing experience who want to be challenged by more complicated steps and patterns.

 

Lunch & Learn - ages 50+
Wednesday
February 10, 2016
February 17, 2016
March 2, 2016
March 9, 2016
March 16, 2016
March 30, 2016
11am-12pm  Fee:January - Free; February & March - $1 per person
This is an informational session with lunch. You can pre-register for one program at a time, Thursday-Tuesday at 12pm before each date. To obtain the topic that is being covered for each date, contact the Senior Center. If the number of people registered for lunch reaches its maximum, you can attend the information session for free that starts at 11:30am.

 

Merlefest Trip - ages 50+
Friday
April 29, 2016
9am-6pm  Registration begins February 15. Each year Wilkes Community College hosts Merlefest. This year some of the featured artists will be: John Prine, The Wood Brothers, Dave Rawlings Machine, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Kruger Brothers, Carbon Leaf, Jerry Douglas and many more. Transportation to the event is free. Individual admission tickets purchased at the gate are $65 each. Personal folding chairs, coolers, drinks and food are allowed and recommended.

 

Pickleball Lessons for Beginners - ages 50+
Tuesday
5-7:30pm  Discover the fun and fastest growing sport in America - Pickleball. This is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. It combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. It is played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton-sized court with a plastic ball. Bring a snack and water. The lessons are free by calling the Center to register.

 

Ping Pong
Tuesday, Friday
11am-1:30pm  Singles and doubles play for anyone. Come and join the fun. There are three tables for play.

 

Pinochle
Friday
1-5pm  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 called "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.

 

Power Walking - ages 50+
Wednesday
March 9, 2016
March 16, 2016
March 23, 2016
March 30, 2016
9:30-10:30am  Join us on the Greenway starting at Armstrong Park, 305 E. Parkway Avenue. Sessions will include fun activities that will improve your mobility and increase your cardiovascular health. Participants must be mobile, agile and able to maintain balance during power walking.

 

Putt Putt Golf
Friday
1-5pm  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 Class Choral Group
Tuesday
9:45-11:30am  If like to sing and make new friends, join this group. Concerts are also scheduled at different times throughout the year.

 

Senior Games & SilverArts Registration - ages 50+
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm  Fee:Early Bird - 1/29-2/29/16 - $9 per person, 3/1-4/20/16 - $11 per person
The 2016 Greater High Point Senior Games is April 25-May 24. Deadline to register for Visual and Heritage Arts is April 5. Deadline to register for all other categories is April 20. Senior Games is a year-round health promotion and wellness education program. Applications are available at the Senior Center. For more information contact Tina Boston at 336-883-3584 or tina.boston@highpointnc.gov or visit www.ncseniorgames.org.

 

Senior Games Activities - ages 50+
Tuesday
March 15, 2016
March 22, 2016
March 29, 2016
10am-12pm  Let's get ready for the 2016 Senior Games! Join us at Morehead Recreation Center to play bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard, football throw, softball throw and corn hole. No special skills or knowledge of these sports needed. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join the fun.

 

Senior Games Practice Day for Basketball & Football Throw - ages 50+
Wednesday
April 6, 2016
10am-12pm  Let's get ready for the 2016 Senior Games! Practice day requires no special skills or knowledge. Learn or enhance your skills for football and basketball throw. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join in the fun! Program will be held at Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price Street.

 

Senior Games Practice Days for Outside Events - ages 50+
Thursday
April 7, 2016 - April 14, 2016
10am-12pm  Senior Games participants, join us for your last chance to practice your skills for the following events: Horseshoes, Shuffleboard, Bocce, Cornhole and Softball Throw. Program will be held at Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price Street.

 

Senior Resources of Guilford
Monday-Friday
9am-5pm  For more information on the services offered, please call 336-884-6981.

 

Song Swap - ages 50+
Tuesday
February 16, 2016
February 23, 2016
March 1, 2016
March 8, 2016
March 15, 2016
March 22, 2016
5-8pm  Bring your favorite songs and/or your acoustic instruments, and let's make some music. Folk, blues, old time, bluegrass, or original songs - whatever suits your mood or style. All are welcome. Additional date: 3/29/16

 

Sophisticated Ladies
2nd Wednesday of each month
3:30-5pm  Join this group of ladies for fun and fellowship. To join, simply attend a meeting.

 

St. Patrick's Day Floating Reception - ages 50+
Thursday
March 17, 2016
10am-1pm  Deadline for enrollment: 3/14
Refreshments will be served in the lobby area with Irish music. Don't forget to wear a hint of green to avoid feeling the pinch!

 

Triple Play Canasta
Thursday
1-5pm  Play or learn to play this exciting card game. Bring a snack to share and join us.

 

Valentine's Ice Cream Sundae Extravaganza - ages 50+
Friday
February 12, 2016
1pm  Fee:$3 per person
Bring your sweetie and sweet tooth to create your own Valentine’s ice cream sundae. Choose your ice cream flavor and toppings while sitting and reminiscing about the good old days; just like the Soda Fountain Shoppe. Stay from 3-4pm and listen to the Valentine Musical Show performed by the Senior Class.

 

Volunteer Trip - ages 50+
Saturday
April 9, 2016
10am-6:30pm  Deadline for enrollment: 3/21
All active volunteers with the Senior Center who have volunteered in the past 12 months are invited to go on this trip to see SAMPSON the Last Judge at the Narroway Christian Dinner Theatre in Fort Mill, SC. Volunteers must register at the Senior Center.

 

Walking for Wellness - ages 50+
Thursday
April 7, 2016
April 14, 2016
April 21, 2016
April 28, 2016
10-11am  Sessions will include fun activities and group walks that will improve your mobility and cardiovascular health. Participants should be fully mobile and able to maintain balance. We will meet at the entrance to the Greenway at Armstrong Park, 305 E. Parkway Avenue.

 

Wii Bowling at the Stratford
1st Tuesday of each month
2-4pm  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 1:30pm

 

Yoga - ages 50+
Mondays & Thursdays
March 3, 2016 - March 31, 2016
April 4, 2016 - April 28, 2016
May 2, 2016 - May 26, 2016
June 2, 2016 - June 30, 2016
11:30am-12:30pm  Fee:$38 per person/per month
Instructor: Lois von der Goltz
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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