Northern Wake Senior Center

Wake Forest Bond Referendum 2014 LogoFocus Design continues work on Senior Center expansion 

UPDATE - Jan. 6, 2020
Staff members are occupying the offices in the new building, but the facility is not yet open to the public.
Current calendars containing information about senior center programs and classes are available outside the main entrance to the facility, so residents are invited to pull through the parking lot to pick one up. These calendars are also available by clicking on the link below:

The Senior Center is expected to begin classes in the new building in February.

UPDATE - Nov. 6, 2019

The Northern Wake Senior Center is in the process of completing final inspections. Crews are placing furniture throughout the building and performing a final round of cleaning.

Once inspections are completed, a punch list must be completed before the facility can be occupied.

In addition, once the punch list is completed, Resources for Seniors will move in and begin preparing for business.

June 2018

The Wake Forest Board of Commissioners awarded the contract for the expansion of the Northern Wake Senior Center to Focus Design Builders during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation and expansion of the facility took place on June 15, 2018. A few days later, Focus Design began construction on the new and improved 18,000 square-foot facility.

In addition to an expanded site area, more than 50 new parking spaces and an additional driveway entrance/exit, the renovated and expanded NWSC will include a new entrance vestibule, the addition of exercise and multi-purpose rooms and the replacement of the roof. 

A 2014 Wake Forest Bond Referendum initiative, the NWSC renovation and expansion is expected to be completed in the summer/fall of 2019. The total cost is approximately $4 million.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Northern Wake Senior Center is expected to reopen in fall 2019.

Northern Wake Senior Center Overview  

The Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., offers adults age 55 and older a full schedule of recreational activities, such as aerobics, line dancing, ballroom dancing, wood carving, painting, and craft making.

The center also provides several social events each month, as well as educational classes on subjects including computers and ceramics and clay.

Programming at the Northern Wake Senior Center is provided by Resources for Seniors, Inc. The organization serves senior and disabled adults in Wake County by providing home- and community-based services and information, thereby allowing them to maximize their choices for independence, comfort, safety, security and well-being.

Through its commitment to excellence in service and care for individuals and their families, Resources for Seniors provides information and support for decision-making, and also direct services such as home care, adult day care, senior centers, home repair, and more.  

Operating Hours

8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

Calendar of Events

January-February 2020


From Raleigh: take Capital Boulevard North. Turn right onto US 1A. Turn right onto East Holding Avenue. Cross the railroad tracks. Center is on the left across from the post office.


Jennie Griggs, Director

Calendar of Events