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The Center For Active Retirement (CAR) provides enriching programming and activities for active older adults living in Rockingham County. Our centrally located senior center gives participants the opportunity to use their experiences, education, training, and skills to help others while enriching their own lives.

People attending CAR have the opportunity to meet new people, build lasting friendships, and connect with their community in new and exciting ways.

The Center Coordinator creates and coordinates innovative programming, activities, and speakers to enrich, educate, and engage participants. These include:
- exercise and dance classes
- crafts and games
- community presentations and speakers
- trips and outings
- computer and other skill building classes
- civic engagement opportunities and much more!

In addition to the numerous skill-building classes offered at CAR, participants can also participate in evidence based classes around caregiving, disease management, and fall prevention.

Eligibility Requirements
In order to participate in Center for Active Retirement programs and activities a person must meet the following criteria:
1. Age 55 or older
2. Reside in Rockingham County

Is there a cost?
There is no cost to attend the Center for Active Retirement; however some activities and trips may require a participant to pay a fee. The Center is funded through the Home and Community Care Block Grant (federal and state dollars allocated through the Older American’s Act to support seniors in their communities), private contributions, and donations.

How do I sign up?
Check out our website to view the latest activities and events calendar and plan to stop in and participate in the next activity that interests you!
Call 336-637-8428 to schedule a visit or learn more details.

What are the hours of operation?
The Center for Active Retirement is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Where is it located?
The Center for Active Retirement has two buildings dedicated to senior education and activities. They are conveniently located in Wentworth:
Main Building @ 141 Tyre Dodson Road
Annex @ 164 Tyre Dodson Road