Senior Center Programs

Orange County Senior Centers suspending activities due to the COVID-19 virus.

Effective Monday, March 16, Orange County Department on Aging suspended activities at both senior centers due to the risks presented by COVID-19 virus.  Read the press release here

See our new or modified Community Based Services and ONLINE Programs below:

  1. ONLINE Programs & Activities
  2. Lunch Program
  3. Fit Seniors ONLINE

  • Afternoon Jazz with Gary! 

    “Over the last few years, I’ve been doing some video recording in the studio. Each week (Thursday) you’ll get a video, mostly Jazz based, but also some Great American Songbook, Pop or Latin. They will be a mixed bag of piano/vocal, solo piano, piano & EWI (electronic wind instrument), or piano & accordion. I hope you enjoy them and that they can take your mind away from the current troubles in the world. You may also visit my website for more information on myself, other audio-only tracks, photos, CDs and my calendar (which is currently on hold). Thank you for tuning in. —Gary” Here is a link to the website: http://www.garybrunotte.com/

     Date: Thursdays
    Time: 2 pm
    Click on this week’s link with Gary: May 28, https://youtu.be/dYF7dQlhPYs ZZZs

  • Being Better than Before: A FREE WEBINAR SERIES for the Mature Worker
    Please join us for a four-part webinar series designed to help the Mature Worker. We’ll provide advice on how to find a job you love. We’ll share principles and practices for growing your creative capacity and developing your best entrepreneurial behaviors. And we’ll show you productive ways to think about this new world we’ll be living in from now on—the changes we will find as we step back into it will be profound, and we need to be prepared for wave after wave of changes that will continue to wash over us for years to come.

    Each webinar is 90 minutes long and will be led by four folks who have been serving the 50+ community for years.

    • Mike Komives MBA, Employment Specialist, Orange County Department on Aging, helps mature workers improve their job finding skills.
    • Heidi Hackney, MC, CPCC, ACC- Owner/Coach, Dream Reach, LLC, will help you apply your values and tap into your talents to serve your job search.
    • Mark Tully: Partner, Being Better than Before, will help you understand the neuroscience behind your preferred business behaviors.
    • Carl Nordgren Partner, Being Better than Before, will help you develop the creative and entrepreneurial qualities of those preferred business behaviors.

Between them they have helped thousands of mature workers identify the job they’ll enjoy doing most, find that job, and then perform consistently at peak levels. They’ve been revising and extending their content to suit this new world and look forward to sharing their insights with you.

Time: 10-11:30 am
Dates:

Wednesday, June 17
Friday, June 19
Wednesday, June 24
Friday, June 26

Please register by calling the Seymour Center at 919-968-2070. All registrants will receive Zoom ID and passcode via email prior to June 17th. Zoom Webinars will be fast paced and the hosts will invite your participation.

  • Being Better than Before: Living a fulfilling and creative life in the new world (Part II)
    A free webinar filled with optimism about our futures. 

As you look out at this new world, what do you see?

We see the pandemic as both a tragedy—and we hope you and your family are navigating it well—and as an important reminder that we live in a world filled with unexpected changes.

We believe that whatever you intend to do living in this new world you will do it more successfully, more gracefully, even more joyously, if you approach it as the most creative version of yourself, with the goal of being better than before.

We are offering two fast paced and entertaining webinars that will:

  • Share new research about the biological changes happening to a 55+ brain that invite us to take on a creative renewal
  • Share the creative concepts that will accelerate the growth of your creative capacities.
  • Explore the neuroscience behind why we have favorite behaviors and how we can strengthen them
  • Guide you in the creation of your personal Being Better than Before plan

Webinar led by:

  • Mark Tully, who will help you understand why you favor certain behaviors through by exploring the links between how you think and what you do.
  • Carl Nordgren, who will help you embrace that each of us is born with remarkable creative capacities and will share concepts and strategies for growing them.
  • Heidi Hackney, who will provide practical tips on how to integrate these creative concepts and neurological insights into your life.

Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Date:
Wednesday, July 1
Wednesday, July 8

Register for program by calling the Seymour Center at 919-968-2070. All registrants will receive Zoom ID and passcode via email prior to July 1. Webinar will be fast paced and the hosts will invite your participation.

  • Fit Seniors exercise at home with live OCDOA virtual classes, videos and guides.

  • Jazz Performance
    As we usher in the Memorial Day weekend, enjoy Jazz Artist, Gary Brunotte, performing “Here’s to Life”.

  • PASSMORE’S PANDEMIC PERFORMANCE 

    Vermouth was the first thing I ran out of, so I started pouring gin over ice and calling it a quarantine-e. My wife called it a cry for help. Then Michael told me Moose camp was cancelled for the first time in 40 years. Something had to be done, but what? Like an answer from heaven, Terry Colville reached out and we decided to create ‘Passmore’s Pandemic Performances’, e-records you can attach to e-mails and send to anyone. Email Terry and let us know how you like the e-album. ~Marty Fitzpatrick, Producer 

    • Michael, Marty and Moose (e-Album #1) Join Michael, Marty, and Moose for the first performance in our series. Enjoy original songs written and performed by Dr. Michael Debartolo and Marty Fitzpatrick. Album #1 includes the following songs, Old School, which addresses our technology struggles; I Want to Wash My Hands (Beatle Tune); Moose Camp, an inspirational song about a world that takes care of each other; and many more.

  • Program 4 Jazz
    Program of Jazz (p4j).performs original poetry and the stuff from your sophomore lit survey courses, reinterpreted through jazz, R&B and bop. p4j is occasionally offered at the Seymour Center and Lord Byron (Clark Holtzman) teaches Wednesday@One Poetry at Seymour weekly, at least weekly before COVID-19.

    Be sure to check out his class when we get back to the center, visit https://www.program4jazz.com/ for stories, poems, and beats, and subscribe to his YouTube Channel for notifications of new videos!

  • Seymour Tech Remote Learning: We are offering FREE remote technology courses via Zoom. Find the schedule and sign up for these remote learning courses at www.seymourtechcenter.org. Find the course you want and simply click the link to enroll for each class.

  • Tune In Tuesdays (now daily): Join Steve Toll live as he performs a variety of songs, conversation and stories. Due to the popularity of this program, Steve is now performing his, Tune in Tuesdays, on a daily basis. Steve performs a variety of music throughout the decades and as you listen you will find yourself clapping and singing along to these beloved tunes. Every day you can lift your spirit and benefit from, the power of music.


    To register, please call 919-245-2015.
    Date: Daily
    Time: 1 – 1:30 pm
    Contact https://www.facebook.com/ComForCareCorporate/

  • Wednesdays@One Poetry Reading

    If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your poetic horizons, to cultivate your own writing, to engage with other writers of poetry, then Wednesdays@One Poetry is for you. We share poems, react to each other’s work and encourage one another as we work on poetry projects together.

    We meet at the Seymour Center on Wednesdays at 1 pm and hope to be back on-site soon. In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy the YouTube video featuring poetry readings by our own Seymour Center poets here: https://youtu.be/HvQmWPy2u7w (Reading April 22, 2020).

     Contact One Poetry instructor, Clark Holtzman at choltzman@runbox.com for more information and how to join the group.

  • Wholmmovies is a video production project of Carroll and Jay Enterkin that seeks to produce quality informative and entertaining videos. The Enterkin’s will be creating new videos covering a wide range of topics, including local history, cycling, hobbies, true crime and much more. Current series include: "The Story of Efland and Cedar Grove, NC" sharing the history of these two small, but historic communities; and "Cycling Country Roads" ride along with the Carroll and Jay as they explore backroads, byways, greenways and more by bicycle.

  • Virtual Spanish Classes
    • Spanish Level 2: If you are interested and have taken at least 1 previous class of Spanish, visit CHICLE Language Institute for Spanish Level 2 class details & cost. Classes are offered starting this Friday, April 24th from 9am to 10am. Class will include intensive verb study. Enroll today!
    • Spanish 1 Demo Class: Participants can use this link https://zoom.us/j/6781806327 to connect to the FREE Thursday, April 30th 11:30-12:30 pm Spanish 1 demo class

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Online Activities: Download a staff curated list of online activities that mirror some of our drop in activities including crosswords, card games, reading books, painting, table tennis, DIY projects, and more.

To see all of the Department on Aging’s new and modified programs, visit our COVID-19 Resources for Seniors page.

The Orange County Department on Aging’s two senior centers offer a variety of programs including classes, lunches, trips, and much more. Visit us to relax, socialize, and immerse yourself in wellness, creativity, intellectual stimulation, volunteerism, and community.

"Membership" to our senior centers is free, just complete the Senior Centers Registration Form (PDF) and return it to either of our senior centers to get started. Some programs are fee-based and priority is given to people at least 55 years of age. Browse this page or check out the Senior Times to learn more.

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  1. PASSMORE CENTER

    Physical Address
    103 Meadowlands Dr.
    Hillsborough, NC 27278


    Directions

    Mailing Address
    PO Box 8181
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

    Phone: 919-245-2015


  1. SEYMOUR CENTER

    Physical Address
    2551 Homestead Road
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516


    Directions

    Phone: 919-968-2070