Get Going Guide for Seniors
MeckSeniors Day TripsTravel across the state for exciting day trips!
Ages 55 and olderFor more information contact email, call 704-432-4580.
Register online - click on Eparks; Call 311 (704-336-7600) or the number listed for that program or come to the location where the program is offered.
South Carolina State Museum
Park and Rec Programs and Activities Registration is required for many programs whether or not there is a fee. Call or go to the location where the program is offered. If there is a fee, phone registration requires payment with Visa or MasterCard only.
Albemarle Road Recreation Center
-Senior Recreation Club - Free
-Computers: Senior Computer Class - Free
Berewick Recreation Center
-Active Adults Playing Cards
Ivory Baker Recreation Center1920 Stroud Park CourtCharlotte, NC 28206704-432-4580
-Club: District 8 Senior Rockers - FreeThird Friday of the month
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.Provides seniors with leadership, leisure and social activities.
Mallard Creek Recreation Center2530 Johnston-Oehler Road NE704-548-8234
-Congregate MealsMonday - FridayProvides dine in meals for Mecklenburg County residents 60 years of age and older who are looking for fun, fellowship and a healthy, delicious hot lunch.Pre-registration is required for participation in the meal program. For more information, contact the Senior Citizens Nutrition Program Information Line at 704-336-3144.
-Light & LivelyOngoing Mondays, Wednesday and Friday9 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Designed to maintain cardiovascular fitness, improve strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, and activities of daily life. Ages 55 and upCost: $2
-Social: Bridge - FreeOngoing Mondays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.Wednesdays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Thursdays 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.Fridays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.Social interaction for Charlotte area seniors. All are welcome to come and enjoy themselves in a quiet, yet competitive atmosphere that promotes the card game known as Bridge. Ages 18 and older
Marion Diehl Recreation Center2219 Tyvola Road704-432-0237
Martin Luther King School Recreation Site500 Bilmark Ave.Charlotte, NC 28213704-432-2924
Methodist Home Recreation Center3200 Shamrock Drive Charlotte NC 28215704-432-6455
Naomi Drenan Recreation Center750 Beal Street704-365-1265
Revolution Park Sports Academy 1225 Remount RoadCharlotte, NC 28208704-432-4963
-Senior Card ClubTuesdays Ongoing1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Play cards once a week in a social atmosphere. Participants will use problem-solving skills, while increasing social interaction with others.Cost: $1
Southview Recreation Center 1720 Vilma Street704-392-7452
Sugaw Creek Recreation Center943 W. Sugar Creek RoadCharlotte, NC 28213704-336-7655
-Young at Heart Senior ClubFirst and third Thursday of each month starting at 11:00 a.m.
Travel to see various events: plays, craft shows, health fairs, concerts and workshops.
Tom Sykes Recreation Center1501 Euclid Ave.704-432-4803
-Basketball: Senior Women's League Ongoing, Mondays, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.Join this women's league, specifically for those 55 and better, in advance for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Games. Coaches and volunteers are needed. For more information contact Betty Davis at 704-588-1264 or Jean Grayson at 704-545-7880.Cost: $1/day
-Clogging Carolina Classic CloggersOngoing Mondays, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Firehouse CloggersOngoing Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Ever wanted to learn to clog, join one of the many groups in the area that offers this timeless dance style.Cost: $31/year
Tuckaseegee Recreation Center4820 Tuckaseegee Road704-399-4492
-Inspirational Walking - FreeOngoing, Monday and Tuesday9 a.m. - 11 a.m.Walk around the gym while listening to gospel music.Ages 55 and older
Wallace Pruitt Recreation Center440 Tuckaseegee Road704-432-6775
-Aerobics: N'Chair AerobicsMondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Ongoing10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Take your seat. These exercises can increase your strength, balance and vitality all while sitting down.
-Cheerleaders: Silver Fox - FreeOngoing Fridays5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.Senior Cheerleading is alive and running full speed ahead as they represent Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Games throughout North Carolina.
West Charlotte Recreation Center2400 Kendall Drive704-393-1560
-Senior Fitness - FreeWednesdays Ongoing11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Fridays Ongoing10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.Join participants in improving overall health and wellness with chair exercise and stretching.
-Rhythm & Grooves - FreeFridays Ongoing11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Got a passion for line and cultural dancing? Come out and move your feet and dance to the beat.
William R. Davie 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road 704-554-0402
Wingate School Recreation Site12235 Winget RoadCharlotte, NC 28278704-504-5433
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Senior Center @ Tyvola2225 Tyvola RoadCharlotte, NC 28210704-522-6222 - Call to register for classes
Activities and Clubs
Gentle YogaThursdays, 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.$23/month with card, $35/month without card. Try it out - 1st class $5.
Tai ChiTuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.$38/month with Annual Discount Card; $57/month without card. Try it out - first class $5.
Line Dancing with LouiseMondays and Wednesdays 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Join in the fun as you burn calories.Donations appreciated.
JazzerciseMonday, Wednesday, Friday mornings9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.Pair moderate aerobics with exercises designed to improve your strength, balance and flexibility.$30/month with annual discount card$45/month without annual discount card
DeafolinasThis support group for the hearing impaired is led by Peggy Broaks
Visually Impaired Persons Support GroupLed by Jane Genten, A Social Worker for the Blind.
Computer LabOpen Monday - Friday8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
LibraryMonday - Friday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.Check out and/or donate books
Freestyle Arts & CraftsEvery Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.We supply the space, you supply the talent. IF you have any unfinished artwork or craft pieces, or would like to start something new, do not hesitate to come and join the bunch.Happy Hookers Crochet ClubThursdays, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.Fridays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.The group is looking for new crochet group participants. Projects include making items to help make scarves and hats for Sickle Cell Anemia children ages 3 - 18 years as well as items to sell at the Senior Center. Yarn will be provided.
Mah Jong ClassesWednesdays at 1 p.m.An ancient Chinese game imported from China to America in the late 1920s. A family-friendly intelligence game which promotes psycho-social skills. Learn how to play. Call to register.
Cards Spades Mondays 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Free with Annual Discount Card!
Canasta Tuesdays and Fridays 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Free with Annual Discount Card!
Beginner's Bridge InstructionTuesdays, 10:00 a.m.Fridays, 10:00 a.m.
Bridge GroupsThere are at least 8 bridge groups that meet at Tyvola. Please call the Center to get the contact name and number for the group you are interested in. Free with Annual Discount Card!
PuzzlesMonday - Friday8 a.m. - 4 p.m.Check out our puzzle collection located in the library.
Enjoy an afternoon while learning how to crochet. Please call for information on materials needed 704-531-6900.
Monthly Events and Services
Shredder Services - FREE Monday - Thursday - 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.Please call for an appointment - 704-531-6900.
Notary Services - FREE Please call for appointment - 704-531-6900.
Snap Site (Share Network Access Point)Job Search ProgramMondays and Wednesdays8 a.m. - 10 a.m.Tuesdays and Thursdays2 p.m. - 4 p.m.Fridays8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
SHIIP CounselorAnswers to your health insurance questions. Please call 704-531-6900 for an appointment.
Legal Services for the ElderlyA program of Legal Services of Southern Piedmont. Provides advice, information and document preparation. Please call 704-376-1600.
Charlotte School of Law Elder Law Clinic - Free serviceAssistance with:
For more information please call 704-971-8399.
Café at ShamrockJoin us for our daily lunch program. Call the Senior Center and talk to Ms. Caroline Carver, Site Coordinator 704-531-6900 ext. 202. Registrations are Mondays & Fridays at 12:30 p.m. All customers must be 60 or better and a resident of Mecklenburg County to qualify.
Aerobic ExerciseMondays, Wednesdays, Fridays11 a.m. - 12 p.m.Class has upbeat and energetic music that combines stretching, muscle strengthening and cardio-vascular endurance into a fun and exciting exercise program.$20 discount card holder (Monthly)$25 non-discount card holder (Monthly)
Tai Chi ClassesWednesdays1 p.m. - 2 p.m.Tai Chi practiced by elders can relieve pain associated with osteoporosis, arthritis and a variety of other chronic pain conditions. It can also reduce stress, making the exercises a safer alternative than medications to treat anxiety, especially for elders sensitive to anti-anxiety medications.Cost: $5 per class paid directly to instructor.Please call for registration at 704-531-6900.
Tia-Chi Arthritis ClassesMonday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.Help achieve physical balance by strengthening muscles and improving coordination. Can relieve pain associated with osteoporosis, arthritis and a variety of other chronic pain conditions.
BOWLING - TENNIS?- FreeJoin us for a game and bring your friends. Our Wii machine is available at the front desk.
BRIDGE ClubFridays, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.If you and three of your friends want to play bridge come on over to Shamrock Senior Center and enjoy the afternoon playing a good game of bridge! Enjoy an afternoon of fun with friendly people.
Gabby Readers - FreeBook ClubMondays 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.Like to Read? Bring your suggestions and a friend. Refreshments provided.
Shamrock Walking Club - FreeMondays - Wednesdays - Fridays10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.Walk around the beautiful Aldersgate grounds. Bring your walking shoes and a friend.
Diabetes Support Group - FreeMeets every second Friday of the month10 a.m. - 11 a.m.please call for sign-up at 704-531-6900.
Latin Group Activities
Latin Group - FreeMeets every Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.Come and enjoy group activities with a diverse group of Latin American Seniors. Weekly presentations, educational workshops, games and more. Everyone is welcome to join.
Aerobicos Con DebraWednesdays, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.This class has upbeat and energetic music. It combines stretching, muscle strengthening and cardio-vascular endurance.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Spanish ProgramEvery other Wednesday12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.The Library brings to the Latin group a journey of cultural activities. The participants get an opportunity to travel through books, art and music. Offering cultural exposure to those individuals seeking a cultural experience in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
North Mecklenburg Senior CenterThe Solid Rock Christian Church 16601 Old Statesville RoadHuntersville, NC 28078Open Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Call 704-875-1270 for information and to register for all programs, craft classes and trips.
The Center is open all day for coffee and conversation, card playing, table games, puzzles. Although most of our programs are free, please call to pre-register so that we know you are coming.Classes with fees will NOT be pro-rated due to participant absence.
Please pre-register at 704-875-1270 for the events so we know how much food to have on hand and how many chairs to put out! Thanks. However, if you don't pre-register, you are still welcome to join us for the free events.
First Monday of the Month Birthday Bash - Free to all10:30 a.m. - Entertainment
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Nectar - a consignment of arrangements and fresh flowers (available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday only)McIntyre4125 McIntyre AvenueCharlotte, NC 28216704-875-1391The McIntyre Historic Site was the setting of a Revolutionary War skirmish and 19th-century gold mining. Enjoy a picnic and take a walk on the 1/3-mile nature trail.
Garden Tour FREE!
Garden Open for self-guided toursSaturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Suggested donation of $5 per adult non-member.
Wing Haven has been a special part of Charlotte since its creation by Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson in 1927. The gardens, enclosed on all sides by brick walls, encompass almost three acres in the heart of Charlotte and include lovely vistas, formal gardens, and woodland areas. Throughout, the emphasis is on plantings for birds and other wildlife - providing cover, nesting sites, food, and water. Plaques and statuary, integrated into the garden walls and paths, reflect the spirit and beauty of Wing Haven and its creators.
865 South Street
Davidson, NC 28036704-892-3349
Register for programs online at website or call the office at 704-892-3349.