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Senior Center Programs

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. 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.


Lunch Program

In Praise of Age Talk Show

Classes & Trips

Seymour Technology Center
Support & Interest Groups




Both Senior Centers serve up great food in a welcoming atmosphere and good company.

Come and join us!

  • Reservations are no longer required.
  • Lunches are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tickets are distributed as people check in between 11:00 am and 12:15 pm.
  • Check in at the registration desk located near the kitchen at each Senior Center.
  • Anyone under the age of 60 can purchase the meal for $5.00. Persons aged 60+ are urged to give a contribution towards the meal cost.

To preview our lunch menus click on the links below:

Photo of delicious and balanced meal.

August 2014 Menu

September 2014 Menu

Please contact our Food Services Coordinator or Lunch Site Managers for any questions or concerns,

Lunch Program Coordinator: (919) 245-4256

Central Orange: (919) 245-2015

Seymour Center: (919) 968-2070


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Travel with Seniors on the Road for fun day and overnight trips! You can go anywhere from Raleigh, NC to South Africa. Click here for a list of our upcoming trips.


We offer classes at both our Senior Centers. This includes arts and crafts, pottery, dance, wellness, technology, financial, and language classes. You can also find this information in the Senior Times. For more information and a full listing of our Spring Classes click on the links below:

Summer Classes at Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough

Summer Classes at Seymour Center in Chapel Hill

Click here to learn more about our educational classes and when they're offered.

Personal computer and technology classes, free seminars, and workshops are offered at the Seymour Techology Center.

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Both Central Orange Senior Center and Seymour Center offer a variety of support groups, from Alcoholics Anonymous to Caregivers Support, and other interest groups like Book Clubs and Veterans Roundtables.

New and returning members are always welcome. A full list of support and interest groups along with meeting times can be found in the Senior Times.

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In Praise of Age is a weekly award-winning television production dedicated to informing and entertaining older adults on issues of aging. All shows are sponsored by the Orange County Department on Aging, UNC Health Care, Carol Woods Retirement Community, Carolina Meadows Retirement Community of Chapel Hill, and the Friends of both the Seymour Center and the Central Orange Senior Center.

The half-hour program airs Saturdays at 7:30 pm on Time Warner Cable TV:

  • Channel 8 in Chapel Hill
  • Channel 4 in Carrboro
  • Channel 18 in the Durham area


The program is replayed on Mondays at 10:30 am at both senior centers or on Tuesday if Monday is a holiday. 

For a list of upcoming shows, check out the newest edition of the Senior Times.

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