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Carteret County Senior Citizens Activities In NC For Recreation And Adult In-home Care

This is a community maintained document for residents to discuss Carteret County NC senior citizens activities, recreational, and fellowship opportunities in Morehead City, Newport, Beaufort, and other areas in the county.

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Additionally, we hope you will use our discussion form below to have ongoing conversations with other readers about this important topic of seeing our loved one’s who are senior citizens stay active.

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This section is maintained for new content added after publication and includes announcements by officials with Carteret County Parks and Recreation, along with other agencies and organizations that exist to help serve the elderly in our county communities.

February 2020

The Carteret County Department of Social Services announced their push to inform local residents and families on in-home programs offered by DSS to help qualified seniors and disabled adults stay in their homes.

DSS’s in-home assistance programs can help the aging and disabled adults via food, shelter, clothing and other daily necessities in the form of a cash supplement, as well as case management services for individuals able to live in their home safely with additional supportive services.

To learn more about social services in-home services programs, please call DSS at 252-728-3181.

Carteret County Parks And Recreation – 1702 Live Oak St, Beaufort, NC 28516 | 252-808-3301

Participant in the statewide senior games that has been active since 1983. The Carteret County Parks And Recreation is a great place to start if you are looking for year-around activities, recreation, health promotion, and educational programs.

Leon C. Mann Senior Center – 3820 Galantis Dr, Morehead City, NC 28557 | 252-247-2626

The Leon C. Mann Center is an incredible facility in Morehead City NC that offers senior citizens a wealth of opportunities to stay active and to get involved in projects with their peers.

Here is a complete list of opportunities this facility has: Arts & Crafts, Basketball, Billiards, Bingo, Blood Pressure Checks, Bridge, Canasta, Chair Yoga, Computer Lab, Dominoes / Mahjong, Fitness Center, Group & Individual Sports, Group Games & Activities, Health Promotion Workshops, Health Seminars, Horseshoes, Walking Club, Coffee Socials, Line Dancing, Ping Pong, Pinochle, Puzzles, Shuffleboard, Stretcherise / Flexercise, Tai Chi, Yoga, Support Groups, Library, and Zumba.

Both the Parks And Recreation Department and Leon C. Mann Center focuses on maintaining independence, health and wellness, meals on wheels for homebound seniors, quality of life enhancement, and caregiver support.

Carteret NC Senior Citizens Conversations


What are some other programs and opportunities that Carteret County NC needs to help support senior citizens through the aging process?

Are their any specific programs for helping the elderly through the grieving process, or one that helps family and caregivers through the grieving process?

Outside of Morehead City and Beaufort, what are some established activities that municipalities and organizations in Newport, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Harkers Island assist the elderly in that helps to promote independence and quality of life?

What are some notable assisted living facilities in the county that offer ongoing programs to the elderly?

What are some organizations in the local area that take therapy animals to visit the elderly? Or, do any of the local schools have programs where they take students to visit homebound seniors?

What local gyms and fitness centers offer AARP’s silver sneakers discounts at their facility?

Are there any beach related events that supports elderly folks in the area?

Please consider using the discussion form below, and subscribe to comments so that you get notified about future comments and replies. Use this feature to let us know about activities and support systems in the county that we missed.

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Native of Carteret County NC, Father to Makayla and Savannah. You can add me on Facebook. Interest include web development, encryption, and other technologies.

5 thoughts on “Carteret County Senior Citizens Activities In NC For Recreation And Adult In-home Care

  • November 23, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Retired week and weekend get a way. Home in Cape Carteret . I bought a fixer upper there.

  • September 7, 2020 at 3:52 am

    Is there a schedule I can access of activities and times?

    • September 7, 2020 at 8:12 am

      Hi Kathryn,
      This is a privately owned website not affiliated with the county, and there is a schedule online for these activities, but our understanding is because we are dealing with seniors during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, many of these activities are currently cancelled. Call 252-808-3301 to inquire about availability.

  • August 25, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    Are there any bingo parlors in the county where senior citizens can play on a regular basis? We are visiting next month and love beach bingo.

    • August 25, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      Kenneth, the only place one can play bingo in the county is an establishment listed at 5058 US-70, Morehead City, NC 28557. You should call first to see if they are open 252-247-7457.

      If this is the only establishment in the area, then clearly someone needs to build another business around this as I am sure a lot of senior citizens will play on a regular basis. Let us know what you find.


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