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If I’m a senior where do I go for information about care, activities and job placement?

Judy Royal

Whether you live in New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender, there are a number of resources that can help seniors live healthier and happier lives.


The New Hanover County Department of Aging Senior Center

2222 S. College Road

Phone: 798-6400

Web site: www.nhcgov.com/AgnAndDpt/AGNG/Pages/DeptInfo.aspx

The center offers many services to senior citizens and provides local information and referrals. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Job placement services connect seniors over 55 with employers in the county. Transportation for medical needs and for senior center meals is coordinated. Home-delivered meals are available. Dining room meals area at locations in Wilmington and Castle Hayne. Social, travel, literary and drama clubs, fitness activities and dance and arts classes are scheduled.

Katie B. Hines Senior Center

308 Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach [Map this]

Phone: 458-6609

The center provides social activities for seniors ages 50 and older. Lunch at noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Painting on Mondays and Wednesdays. Bridge card games on Tuesdays and other classes and activities, such as dancing and games.


1950 Amphitheater Drive

Phone: 343-8209

Web site: www.elderhaus.com

Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Provides daytime supervision and an alternative to early or inappropriate long-term institutionalization for adults 18 and up. (Most are 60 and older.) Services include respite care, noon meal, snacks, entertainment, activities and a registered nurse to administer medication. Weekend respite care available, call for details.

The center began providing expanded medical service coordination in early 2007, contracting with outside specialists to organize care for clients.


Leland Senior Center, 1490 Village Road. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone: 371-3560

Shallotte Senior Center, 5040 Main St. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone: 754-8776

Southport Senior Center, 209 N. Atlantic Ave. Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone: 457-6461

Oak Island Senior Center, 5918 E. Oak Island Drive. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Phone: 278-5224

Oak Island Senior Citizens Craft Shop, 5918 E. Oak Island Drive. Those 50 and older are invited to join this nonprofit center. Phone: 278-5224


There are three locations for seniors operated by Pender Adult Services. Log on to www.penderadultservices.com for more information.

Heritage Place, 901 S. Walker St., Burgaw [Map this]. Phone: 259-91199

Fitness Fusion wellness center, 903 S. Walker St., Burgaw [Map this]. Phone: 259-0422. Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Topsail Senior Center, 20959 U.S. 17, Hampstead [Map this]. Phone: 270-0708. Hours: 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

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One Response to “ If I’m a senior where do I go for information about care, activities and job placement?”

  1. On September 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm Marilyn Taylor wrote:

    United Way-Senior Aide Program helps seniors find employment-also new free Senior Computer Class offered at New Hanover County Library at 3rd and Chestnut, Wilmington, NC-3rd floor. Stop by: Mon.Tues. Wed. or Thurs. anytime between 10am and 3pm. Free parking.

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