The Orange County Senior Centers strive to be accessible and welcoming to all seniors. If you want to participate in senior center fee-based activities and are unable, or unwilling, to pay a required fee, you may still participate.
A selection of free activities and programs are available to seniors age 55 and over*. Events/activities not eligible for financial assistance or waivers may include, but not limited to: trips/travel destinations; admissions or fees for center-sponsored activities at external venues; and activities held as fundraisers by the Friends organizations hosted at the senior centers.
Accordingly, income-based financial assistance is available for most senior center offerings. Individuals interested in wellness programs can contact Wellness Coordinator, Latonya Brown, for more information at 919-245-4270. Seniors who require financial support to participate in other programs can contact Passmore Center Operations Manager, Dawn Smith, at 919-245-2021, or Seymour Center Operations Manager, Cydnee Sims, at 919-245-4250. In determining eligibility for financial assistance, the individual’s financial status is compared to current federal poverty guidelines.
All inquiries are strictly confidential.
*Some programs are exempt as their funding is provided by the Older American Act (only for people age 60 and over)
Financial Assistance Request Form
If you are in need of financial assistance for Senior Center activities or programs, please download, complete and return the Financial Assistance Request Form (pdf) to the Passmore Center, 103 Meadlowlands Dr., Hillsborough, NC, 27278, or the Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27516.