Senior Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, as a division of the City of Washington Parks and Recreation Department, is to provide programs and activities to enhance the quality of life and promote independent living for area adults 55 and older. The Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center is a certified Senior Center of Excellence.  Centers of Excellence are those that go above and beyond what typical centers provide for their senior populations.  We strive to provide exemplary service to individuals 55 and older.

We provide a wide array of services and activities to meet the needs of the community.  We offer a variety of on-going programs, trips, special events, and fun activities. Whether you are interested in lively exercise classes or learning a new skill, you will find that and everything in between here! Check out our monthly calendar for all of the details. **Stephen I need this**

Open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Volunteer Opportunities
Share your talents at the Senior Center.  You can lead programs and activities; serve on boards and committees; work as front desk receptionist and help plan special events. Contact the Senior Center on the opportunities that are available.

Regular Programs Offered:

  • Aerobics
  • AHOY
  • Card Games
    • Bridge
    • Canasta
    • Mah Johg
  • BINGO
  • Computer Classes
  • Painting
  • Quilting & Sewing
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga (morning)
  • Mat Yoga (evening)
  • Traditional Music Group Performances

Groups & Clubs

  • 80 & Better
  • Helping Hands Club
  • Pamilico Senior Club
  • Golden Card Ladies
  • Book Club
  • Grand Ideas (Grandparents raising grandchildren)

Walk In Activities

  • Billiards Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Media Room
  • Computer Lab

Special Events

  • Lunch and Learn Programs
  • Lifelong Learning Programs
  • Movies
  • Fall Festival
  • Christmas Party
  • Senior Dances

Services/Screenings

  • Grief Support
  • Grand Ideas
  • Caregiver Support
  • Diabetic Support
  • Blood Pressures
  • Flu Shots
  • AARP Taxes
  • Foot and Neck Massages
  • AARP Driver’s Class
  • Volunteer Training
  • Information & Assitance (975-9639)
    • Legal Aid
    • Caregiver Assitance
    • SHIIP – Senior Health Insurance Information Program
    • Home Repair
    • Elder Law

Travel

  • Day Trips
  • Over Night Trips

Evidence Based Classes

  • Matter of Balance

Senior Games Activities

  • Bocce
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffle Board
  • Pickleball
  • Cornhole

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