Senior Center

Mission Statement

The mission of the Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center, as a division of the City of Washington Parks and Recreation Department, is to provide programs and activities to enhance the quality of life and promote independent living for area adults 55 and older. The Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center is a certified Senior Center of Excellence.  Centers of Excellence are those that go above and beyond what typical centers provide for their senior populations.  We strive to provide exemplary service to individuals 55 and older.

We provide a wide array of services and activities to meet the needs of the community.  We offer a variety of on-going programs, trips, special events, and fun activities. Whether you are interested in lively exercise classes or learning a new skill, you will find that and everything in between here! Check out our monthly calendar for all of the details. **Stephen I need this**

Open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday
Volunteer Opportunities
Share your talents at the Senior Center.  You can lead programs and activities; serve on boards and committees; work as front desk receptionist and help plan special events. Contact the Senior Center on the opportunities that are available.

Regular Programs Offered:

  • Aerobics
  • AHOY
  • Card Games
    • Bridge
    • Canasta
    • Mah Johg
  • Computer Classes
  • Painting
  • Quilting & Sewing
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga (morning)
  • Mat Yoga (evening)
  • Traditional Music Group Performances

Groups & Clubs

  • 80 & Better
  • Helping Hands Club
  • Pamilico Senior Club
  • Golden Card Ladies
  • Book Club
  • Grand Ideas (Grandparents raising grandchildren)

Walk In Activities

  • Billiards Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Media Room
  • Computer Lab

Special Events

  • Lunch and Learn Programs
  • Lifelong Learning Programs
  • Movies
  • Fall Festival
  • Christmas Party
  • Senior Dances


  • Grief Support
  • Grand Ideas
  • Caregiver Support
  • Diabetic Support
  • Blood Pressures
  • Flu Shots
  • AARP Taxes
  • Foot and Neck Massages
  • AARP Driver’s Class
  • Volunteer Training
  • Information & Assitance (975-9639)
    • Legal Aid
    • Caregiver Assitance
    • SHIIP – Senior Health Insurance Information Program
    • Home Repair
    • Elder Law


  • Day Trips
  • Over Night Trips

Evidence Based Classes

  • Matter of Balance

Senior Games Activities

  • Bocce
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffle Board
  • Pickleball
  • Cornhole

Facebook Feed

14 hours ago
Beaufort County NC Emergency Services

Friends in Beaufort County see below regarding the Community Health Needs Assessment. Share with other residents so they can give feedback too.

4 days ago
Washington Harbor District Alliance

Please remember we have 2,000 visitors coming into town beginning tomorrow. Please watch for the cyclists on the roads throughout the county on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Also, there will be ... See more

Cycle NC riders have begun to arrive to enjoy the sights in Washington & Beaufort Co. this weekend. As a reminder, please remember to give plenty of space to the cyclists, don’t underestimate ... See more

1 week ago
North Carolina Senior Games, Inc.

Congratulations to those who won medals on Friday in the SilverArts competitions! Senior Games events continue through next week, ending next Thursday as Washington Parks and Recreation Department ... See more

1 week ago
North Carolina Senior Games, Inc.

Good luck to all of our Senior Games participants who began competing yesterday and will be competing throughout the rest of April!! We already have some participants who have medaled in SilverArts, ... See more

It’s springtime at Alice F. Keene Park! Must be time for the Greenville-Pitt Senior Games!!

« 1 of 24 »