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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 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.

Lunch Program

Health & Wellness

Classes & Trips

Seymour Technology Center
Special Events Senior Center Interest & Program Evaluation Surveys
Support & Interest Groups In Praise of Age Talk Show
Senior Centers Registration Form  



Both Senior Centers serve up great food in a welcoming atmosphere and good company. Come and join us!

  • Registration is required to participate in the lunch program
    • Download, complete, and return the Lunch Program Registration to the front desk at the senior center where you prefer to have lunch
  • Reservations are not 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 $6.00
  • Persons aged 60+ are urged to give a contribution towards the meal cost

To preview our lunch menus click on the links below:


September 2018 Lunch Menu

October 2018 Lunch Menu

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

Lunch Program Coordinator: (919) 245-4256
Passmore Center: (919) 245-2015
Seymour Center: (919) 968-2070

Nutrition Resources for Seniors:

It’s estimated that more than 4 million seniors are eligible for nearly $4.5 billion in food benefits, but they are not enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Visit the SNAP website to find out more.

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"Membership" to our senior centers is free, just complete the Senior Centers Registration Form and return it to either of our senior centers to get started.

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:

ART CLASSES September - November 2018 at Passmore Center and Seymour Center

CRAFT CLASSES September - November 2018 at Passmore Center and Seymour Center

DANCE, MUSIC, and THEATRE September - November 2018 classes and performance opportunities at Passmore Center and Seymour Center

POTTERY CLASSES September - November 2018 at Passmore Center

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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Passmore Center and Seymour Center offer a variety of Special Events and Wellness-Special Events. Participants must register in advance by calling the Passmore Center (919) 245-2015, or the Seymour Center (919) 968-2070.

Click here for a full list of Special Events.

Click here for a full list of Wellness-Special Events.

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Both Passmore 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 may also be found in the Senior Times.

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We want to know what programs are you interested in. Please download and complete the surveys below to tell us what you think. Return the form to either senior center.

2017-18 Senior Center Program Interest Survey



If a course has a beginning and ending date then the End of Course Evaluations will be administered on the next to last or last day of the program.

*Instructors will be given immediate feedback from the End of Course Evaluations.

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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 Passmore 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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