Office Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:00am–5:00pm, Fri. 8:00am–2:00pm
730 7th Street SW
Health & Wellness Programs
A variety of programs are offered to help older adults remain healthy as well as develop and maintain strength, balance and agility. These include exercise classes, yoga, Tai Chi, A Matter of Balance class, health support seminars, dancing, and a variety of health and wellness resources, including a lending library of videos, books and periodicals, and internet access. Partnering with the local Health Department, Frye and Catawba and Hospitals, the center is able to offer various screenings, mammograms, flu shots, monthly blood pressure checks. Each year in the Fall we host our Senior Health Fair. Call (828) 632-1717 for details or to add your name to our email list.
Mental agility is also important. A wide range of experiences including a Musicians’ Jam, art & crafts, use of modern technology in our computer lab, a lending library that includes large print books and audio books – for free! We have speakers that do presentations on a wide-range of topics related to senior health, Medicare issues, nutrition, exercise, and services.
Each year between October through December, we help seniors with Medicare Open Enrollment to pick the best Drug Plan for them. Come by in September to pick-up a form to fill out with your Medicare information, name, etc…. and a list of the medicines you take. We will run those through the Medicare database and let you know which plan will cover you best for the next year.
For 2021, we saved $628,036.
For 2020, we saved $903,703.
For 2019, we saved $824,822.
For 2018, we saved seniors $1,110,979.
For 2017, we saved seniors $489,800.
For 2016, we saved our seniors $516,108 for the year, simply by finding the Drug Plan that covers YOUR medicine best. PLEASE come see us and let us help you save money for next year!
AAPR uses our building once a month and has interesting guest speakers.
Social interaction is very important for people of all ages!
At all three senior center locations (Taylorsville, Bethlehem, and Stony Point) we have a wide variety of activities purely for fun (social recreation). We have woodcarving, painting, card making, scrapbooking, several types of exercise classes, free monthly Bingo, puzzles, and simply talking in the lobby with “the group.
We do van trips between March and September (shopping trips, dining out, entertainment, botanical gardens, tourist or educational sights, Crawdad’s games) to name a few.
Plenty of people enjoy card & board games if you choose.
Each month we host a $5 catered Birthday lunch with groups being able to reserve a table.
Monday mornings the Musicians’ Jam fills the center with Blue Grass and Gospel!
We have an annual Ice Cream Social in August and an annual Craft Fair in December.
Watch the newsletter for special events for an extra variety to just have fun.
Special Senior Groups
AARP Local Chapter 4068 meets in the Taylorsville Senior Center the first Tuesday of each month.at 11am and is a covered dish luncheon. Anyone interested in joining this local group is invited.
Calling all music lovers. Do you play an instrument or just like to listen? Come Monday mornings 10am to noon. The Taylorsville Center hosts a great musicians’ jam twice a week.
Pinochle players, Back Alley Bridge players, and other card players are invited to meet at the Taylorsville Center each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Bethlehem Center invites card players to come join them on Tuesdays and Thursday afternoons from 1-4pm for Hand & Foot (sometimes Dominoes). They are eager to teach new people how to play Hand & Foot! See the calendars and newsletter for details and times.
Senior Center programming is a cooperative effort. Many individuals, government agencies, civic clubs and organizations, service providers, health providers, businesses, religious organizations, and the media work together to make it all happen.
- Information and Case Assistance is available in the Center
There is a specially-trained staff person available to provide this service along with a computer data base of resources for such things as nutrition, transportation, employment, in-home services, adult day care, housing, health care providers, veteran’s services and organizations, and volunteer opportunities, to name a few.
- SHIIP Senior Health Insurance Information Program
Medicare and health insurance counseling is available from trained volunteers.
- Tax Aide
Income Tax preparation is provided by AARP Tax Aide Counselors each year, during tax season.
- Legal Aide
Legal Aid of NC provides their services twice a year (typically in July and August based on funding). Their attorney will provide simple wills, power of attorney, living will, and health care power of attorney…all at no charge.