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Senior Resources in Rocky Mount

Spreading across Nash and Edgecombe counties, the city of Rocky Mount is located in northeastern North Carolina just 58 miles east of Raleigh. Because of its mild climate, small-town feel, historic relevance, cultural amenities, and close proximity to the Research Triangle Park, Rocky Mount can be an ideal city for retirees. And, compared to the rest of the country, Rocky Mount’s cost of living is more than 18 percent lower than the United States average.

Rocky Mount has its roots in the agricultural and tobacco industries, but today it has a thriving arts community housed among renovated, historically significant buildings, including the Maria V. Howard Arts Center, a Children’s Museum and Science Center, a community theater at the Imperial Center for Arts and Sciences, and the Thelonious Monk Plaza, named after Rocky Mount native and jazz musician Thelonious Monk, in the newly renovated Douglas Block area. For outdoor devotees, Rocky Mount’s parks, trails, and waterways provide ample chances for biking, hiking, and kayaking.

Senior Center of Rocky Mount

With a goal to help Rocky Mount residents age 55 and older “age actively,” the Division of Senior Programs is passionate about providing health and safety information, lifelong learning opportunities,  recreational activities, and referral services to its retirees and aging population. They aspire to offer programs that are physically, mentally, emotionally, culturally, and socially beneficial.

In the summer of 2015, the Rocky Mount Senior Center received National Accreditation by the National Council on Aging and its National Institute of Senior Centers for meeting the nine standards of senior center operations, making them approximately 1% of the 12,000 senior centers in America to be nationally accredited. To find out more programs and services the Senior Center of Rocky Mount offers, visit their website.

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Assisted Living Options in Rocky Mount

Most retirees aim to age in place in the comfort of their own homes, but sometimes circumstances like declining health or diminishing mental capacity cause them transition to an assisted living facility. Assisted living communities give residents a chance to live comfortably and retain their independence under the safety and support of assisted living staff. There are currently more than 30 assisted living facilities in Rocky Mount that offer services from simple housekeeping, meal preparation, help with hygiene and healthcare, and social activities. Here is a link to some of the assisted living communities in Rocky Mount.

Activities for Active Retirees

Active, healthy seniors who love the outdoors and keeping fit will have no problem keeping busy in Rocky Mount. Through the Division of Senior Programs, seniors can participate in planned day and overnight trips to the mountains and the coast of North Carolina, take part in aerobics, line dancing, swimming, and other exercise classes, join athletic leagues and tournaments like softball, bowling, and the Down East Senior Games. For those not inclined to the physical side of keeping active, the Division of Senior Programs also offers educational classes and workshops like scam alerts, computer classes, arts and crafts classes, horseshoe, shuffleboard, bingo and cards, just to name a few. Click here for a full list of their programs.

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