If there ever could be a one-stop-shop for residents over 60 and their caretakers in Wilmington, it would most likely be the Senior Resource Center of New Hanover County. Located at 2222 South College Road, the Center is open to all visitors but reserves certain services and equipment for seniors who are residents of New Hanover. The multi-purpose building has rooms for exercising, card-playing, table tennis, billiards, dancing, and dining.
All of those rooms mean that the activity calendar at the Center stays full – and that plenty of seniors walk through the center’s front door every day. If you stop by on any afternoon, you’re likely to see folks playing cards, practicing Tai Chi, and shooting pool. A listing of exercise classes is available and there’s also equipment for use on a first come-first serve basis. However, the Senior Resource Center isn’t just a playground for grown-ups.
The Center is also home to several support groups, including those for Parkinson’s, family caregivers, and the visually impaired. There’s even a phone support group that provides a social outlet for homebound seniors and a program that distributes lunch each day to seniors throughout New Hanover County.
Furthermore, social workers maintain offices at the Center to provide advice and guidance on all sorts of matters relating to seniors. Those matters include housing, taxes, insurance, and even prescription medication. In fact, the Center doesn’t just stop at services and counseling, but even affords senior citizens of New Hanover County the opportunity to purchase tangible items such as nutritional shakes and incontinence supplies at a discount rate.
Of course, even if none of the above listed resources appeal to you, the Senior Resource Center is still a great social outlet for seniors in New Hanover County. With volunteers at the front door always ready to greet you, why not take the time to check it out for yourself?
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