Beginning Monday, March 30, New Hanover County Government buildings will operate on a limited schedule and will be open to the public Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m only.  These walk-in restrictions are being put in place in response to the Governor’s Stay at Home Order as well as the county’s additional restrictions.


Beginning Monday, March 30, the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center will temporarily expand the number of locations for drive-thru lunch options for senior customers who participate in the congregate program and those age 60 or older. Additional locations will run from March 30-April 9, 2020.  Staff will continue to monitor the community needs and determine if service dates will be expanded. Current registered senior participants and new participants are encouraged to pick-up a carryout lunch at the following locations and times:

  • Senior Resource Center (2222 S. College Rd. Wilmington, NC) Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Castle Hayne Baptist Church (4544 Parmele Rd., Castle Hayne, NC) Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m. (Expanded days and times) 
  • Veterans Park Soccer Field Parking Lot (835 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy, Wilmington, NC)  Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m. (New location)
  • Nir Family YMCA  (2710 Market St.) Monday-Friday 12-1 p.m. (New location) 

Participants are encouraged to call at least one day prior to reserve a meal pick-up at 910-798-6420. Please provide the date and location of the meal you are requesting. The Senior Resource Center will continue operating the Home Delivered Meals Program for its registered homebound participants.


UPDATE 3/13/20:

  • The Senior Resource Center, including the Castle Hayne satellite site, will be closed for general recreation activities beginning Monday, March 16 for several weeks because they serve the most at-risk population for COVID-19.  Senior Resource Center staff will provide a drive-thru and lunch delivery service for those who utilize nutrition services, and will continue operating the Home Delivered Meals Program.
  • The Senior Resource Center’s critical services will continue, including one-on-one social work and SHIIP services, as well as medical and non-medical transportation services.  As much as possible, these services will be provided in one-on-one settings and by phone. Customers are encouraged to call ahead for services to 910-798-6400. VITA services will be suspended.
  • At this time, the Board of Commissioners, Planning Board, and most other official government meetings will continue as scheduled. The county is working on modifications to continue public meetings as well as other teleconferencing capabilities, in order to abide by the guidance of having no more than 100 people congregated.

URGENT VITA Program Update 3/13/20:


Please note that at this time VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Services will be suspending operations for a minimum of Two Weeks to protect our volunteers & community.  Please call us at 910-798-6400 to monitor for reopening dates. We will work to serve you upon reopening.


The Senior Resource Center VITA site will be closed at the end of 3/13/20 and will stay closed for a minimum of two weeks.


The Carolina Beach location will be open 3/14/20 and then will stay closed for a minimum of two weeks.


The VITA site at the Main Library location will be closed at the end of 3/13/20 and further information about reopening will be provided at a later time.  




Blood Pressure screenings: Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, then again on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 9am to noon. Also every 4th Wednesday from 10am to 11am. 

Heart Health Talk dates: Tuesday, Mar. 24th, 3-4pm. “Lowering Your Sodium Intake”


The Center will remain open during our building renovation project. The construction will be done in phases. Some classes, clubs, groups and activities have been moved off-site. Always be sure to contact your group leader/class instructor directly to get the latest information (using email/phone information provided in the calendar) on the day/time/location of your class or activity.

RENOVATION UPDATE! EXCITING NEWS!  We have officially released the details on the interior upgrades to the building, including paint colors, floor materials, and decorative themes. It is going to be BEAUTIFUL! The Master Plan is on display right at the glass doors as you enter the Lobby, and you can see the details of each room and get an idea of what it is going to look like upon completion. Please stop by and take a look. We are one step closer to being able to present this to you, our seniors! 


We have a Department of Social Services caseworker located on site at the Senior Resource Center! The DSS caseworker will be available to take applications for Adult Medicaid and the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) programs. In addition, they will be offering case management, such as changing addresses, assisting with benefit recertification, and case status updates. The DSS case worker will be located at the Senior Re-source Center, in the SHIIP office, on the following days and times: Mondays from 1:30-5:00 or on Wednesdays from 8:00-5:00.

Click on these links to view pictures of fun events from Flickr, called Flicker, the NHC Photo Album Site!

COMBO CLASS! This class combines exercise movements with line dance steps. The best of both worlds. Please join us on Wednesdays at 10am or Fridays at 11:30am. If you have questions about the class, call Sharon at  386-7110. 

AFTERNOON TAP Wednesday afternoons at 2:30pm. Learn basic tap steps and routines. You can find out about performance group participation too.

Geri-Fit exercise class at the Castle Hayne Baptist Church – It will be held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Monday of the month at 9:30am. The address is 4544 Castle Hayne Road, it is 1/2 mile north from the intersection of North College Road and Blue Clay Road.   Geri Fit is for seniors age 60 and older. No charge however contributions are welcomed and appreciated. We will do light aerobics, stretching, balancing, hand weights for muscle building, and practice our deep breathing. We take hydration breaks so please bring water. Each class is 45 minutes long. Hope to see you there!      


Specific Intensity Levels for the Tai Chi for Arthritis Classes

Tuesday’s Tai Chi Classes will be:      9am  Beginners,       10am  Advanced  

Wednesday’s Tai Chi Classes will be:      12:15pm Beginners,      1:15pm Intermediate


Evening fitness class – We meet every Thursday starting at 5:45pm here at the Senior Resource Center. The class has light aerobics, hand weights, deep breathing, stretching, and balancing. A complete workout. We take hydration breaks so please bring water. See you soon!

Gentle Yoga for Bone and Back Health is a mat/chair yoga class designed for people who are experiencing back issues, have been diagnosed with Osteopenia/ Osteoporosis, or have difficulty getting up and down off the mat.  The cost for this class is $5 per class. For information on days and times, contact Annette Crumpton 910-617-2011. Space is limited so please check with Annette for enrollment status.


Alzheimer’s Support number is 910-233-9538. 


Contributions to support Title III-D EBHP classes such as Geri-Fit,  Tai Chi for Arthritis, and Matter of Balance are encouraged and always appreciated. 


Our library is overflowing; at this time we are not accepting contributions of books or magazines, thank you. 

We have had several contributions of Feeding Tube Products in the past. Unfortunately, we cannot use these items or give them away to Center participants. These products are not like Ensure or Boost drinks. As far as other contributions, we have plenty of books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, VHS tapes and board games. Please take contributions of these items to the Seamen’s Center, Goodwill, or Salvation Army. We cannot use scraps of quilting material, but we can use yarn…..  certain types/colors/thicknesses work best. Please call 798-6406. Thank you.


BRIDGE –   Monday Duplicate Bridge, 686-5554   /   Tuesday Intermediate Contract Rubber Party Bridge, 367-6739  /  Wednesday Bridge, 399-8306

OTHER OFF-SITE BRIDGE INFORMATION: 452-3057, 799-4287, 763-4079, 681-3715, or 232-2754. Anyone at these numbers should be able to tell you several different places around Wilmington to play, including the facility at the Government Center. They also should know of any bridge lessons. 

On the first Wednesday of each month we have a one-hour program that lets seniors know about upcoming opportunities for trips and travel. Most of these trips are in VA, NC and SC but there are others. If you want to learn about upcoming trips please join us at 11am on the first Wednesday of each month in Craftroom 2. NOTE: No meetings here at the Center until after renovations are complete. These are not Senior Center sponsored trips. We do not know ahead of time what trips are planned or any future destinations.  For any questions about travel, please call – – – – –910-791-0554   Email:

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