Northern Wake Senior Center
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, ceramics, and clay.
Senior Center to host Senior Health & Fitness Day May 31
In celebration of Older Americans Month, the Northern Wake Senior Center, 235 E. Holding Ave., will host Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free and open to residents of all ages, the occasion will focus on the health and well-being of adults 55 and over.
During the event, attendees can view cooking demonstrations and participate in a variety of fitness classes, including Cardio Drumming, Dance Fusion, and Tai Chi. Community advocates specializing in topics ranging from mental health to proper footwear to lifelong learning will also be on site, along with a smoothie truck. More>>
Senior Center Grand Reopening - June 14
You're invited to the official grand reopening of the Northern Wake Senior Center (NWSC) on Wednesday, June 14, at 10 a.m.
Delayed for over three years - first by COVID, then by a fire - the reopening celebration will include a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and other Town officials, tours of the facility, class demonstrations, and light refreshments.
In June 2018, construction on the new and improved 18,000-square-foot facility began. Located at 235 E. Holding Ave., the center reopened on February 3, 2020, only to close a few weeks later in response to the COVID pandemic.
After reopening to the public in early 2022, the facility was forced to close again in July 2022 due to smoke and fire damage caused by a lightning strike. Although the building was closed during this period, classes and activities continued virtually and at various Town and privately owned locations. MORE>>
Resources for Seniors
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.
To subscribe to the Northern Wake Senior Center's weekly newsletter, email Jennie Griggs
Directions to the NWSC
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.
Senior Center Renovation & Expansion
In June 2018, construction on a new and improved 18,000-square-foot facility began. The center re-opened on February 3, 2020.
In addition to an expanded site area, more than 50 new parking spaces and an additional driveway entrance/exit, the renovated and expanded NWSC includes 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 was completed in February 2020 at a total cost of approximately $4 million.