The purpose of the Senior Services Department is to enhance the quality of life for older adults in Stanly County by providing a range of services, programs, supports, and opportunities for adults 60 years old and older.
Educational and Social Programs
- Outside Speakers provide both interesting and educational programs on a variety of topics.
- Luncheons are held monthly, offering programs, meals, and opportunities to socialize.
- Center Piece, the monthly newsletter, provides articles of interest and education, news of activities, trips, and events, and a calendar of programs at the Senior Center.
- Ladies Lunch Bunch is a monthly luncheon get together for fun and fellowship at different restaurants in the county.
- Book Club participants meet monthly to discuss a pre-selected book through the library. The discussion is relaxed and open, giving everyone time to express their opinions.
- Card Games consist of Bridge and Canasta which are played once a week. An instructor is available to teach these games. Duplicate Bridge as well as Contract Bridge are played.
Fitness and Health Programs
- Exercise Classes are held Monday through Thursday at 1:15 pm for both men and women to maintain fitness and have fun. These classes are free of charge.
- Dance Classes are held weekly at the Senior Center. A variety of dance is offered, including classes in ballroom dance, western square dance, and line dancing. A monthly dance, usually the third Friday of the month, is open to the public.
- Ping Pong & Shuffleboard are always looking for new players. Please call the Senior Center to sign up!
Classes are offered in a variety of different interests. They are taught by generous volunteers of the Senior Center and also provided by Stanly Community College (some classes require fees but many do not). Some of the classes are listed below and vary every month, so look in the Center Piece for an updated listing. Many outside groups, organizations, and clubs hold meetings at the Senior Center. These meetings are usually included in the Center Piece, as well.
- Quilting & Sewing
- Knitting & Crochet
- Stained Glass
- Computer Classes are usually free and are for beginners to intermediate students.
Both day and overnight trips are offered through the Senior Center throughout the year. Open to all adults, these trips combine education, fun and fellowship. See our Center Piece newsletter for information on upcoming trips.
Senior Games & Silver Arts
Co-Sponsored by the Albemarle Parks & Recreation, Troy-Montgomery Senior Center, and the Stanly County Senior Services, the Uwharrie Senior Games and Silver Arts give those 55 and above an opportunity to participate and excel both physically and creatively. This organized, competitive program offers opportunities to advance to State and National Senior Games. A wellness and prevention program to keep the body, mind, and spirit fit, Senior Games is based on fitness, fun, friends, family and fellowship.
The Title V, Senior Employment Program, is designed to help adults age 55 plus with limited family income. Participants work 20 hours week in county offices earning minimum wage while they continue to look for unsubsidized employment. They also attend quarterly Job Club meetings and receive one on one assistance with preparing a resume, interview skills, etc.