Events

Main Center: 406 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham NC 27701

All classes and programs are offered free of charge to Durham County residents 55+. 


For new participants, please schedule a tour to become a member.

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Aging in Place Presentation
Monday, June 10th
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Classroom 
 
Do you have a plan to live happily & safely in your current home? Join this workshop to learn what you can do now to plan for aging safely & at home. Presented by Certified Senior Housing Professional, Tracy Drakeford-Pierce. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.
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Health Fair

Wednesday, June 12th
8:30 am -11:00 am
Join us at the health fair for a variety of community resources and on-site services including blood pressure checks, cooking demonstrations, on-site notary services,  mental health resources, veterans benefits information, giveaways, and more! No registration required.
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Presentation

Thursday, June 13th
10:00 am -11:00 am | Lower Commons
Viola Lipscomb from the Durham Police Department will offer a brief presentation about protecting yourself and your loved ones from Elder Abuse. Q&A to follow. No registration is required.
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Walk for Elder Abuse Awareness
Friday, June 14th
9:00am | Durham Central Park
 
Join us for the Elder Abuse Walk in collaboration with the Durham County Department of Social Services. The walk will commence at Central Park and conclude at the Durham Center for Senior Life. Following the walk, public officials will deliver a presentation. Giveaways will be included!
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Fathers Day Celebration
Friday, June 14th
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm | Recreation Room/Art Studio 
 
Join us for a special “Man Cave” event, honoring all the dads and grandads in our community. Enjoy games, sports, and grilling out. Celebrate with food and good company on this day dedicated to all the amazing fathers and father figures out there.
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Aging with Pride Social Club

Friday June 14th 
2:15pm | Volunteer Room
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Museum of Durham History
Monday, June 17th
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Volunteer Room
 
Join staff from the Museum of Durham History in a presentation that will share stories and explorations of topics from Durham History.
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Hands-Only CPR
Tuesday, June 18th
11:00 am- 12:00 pm | Classroom 
 
Hands-Only CPR can be just as effective as conventional CPR. Learn what Hands-Only CPR is and how to give it. To register please call 919-688-8247 ext. 110
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Durham Volunteer Speaker Series
Thursday, June 20th
12:30 – 1:30 pm | 406 Café.
 
Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Build community with volunteers from other organizations and learn about volunteer opportunities around Durham. Sponsored by OLLI. In partnership with Americorp RSVP. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 919-688-8247 ext 110 to register.
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Duke Postdoctoral Presentation
Friday, June 21st
10:00 am – 11:00 am | Theater
 
The Duke Postdoctoral Association will offer interactive presentations on research on diverse topics including AI and environmental issues. Please call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register. 
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Senior Legal Advisor Presentation
Monday, June 24th
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Classroom. 
 
Medicaid Explained: covering Medicaid expansion, Medicaid at Home Medicaid for Skilled, Medicaid for In Home Care, and Special Assistance. To register, please call 919-688-8247 ext. 110
 
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Painting with Police
Wednesday, June 26th
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Art Studio
 
Socialize and paint with Durham Police Officers. A painting teacher will lead an afternoon workshop designed for all levels. Supplies will be provided. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register. Limited to 10 participants.
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Monthly Member Check-In
Tuesday, June 25th
12:30 PM | Lower Commons
 
Stay connected with center updates from DCSL staff. Please share your thoughts and give us feedback on how we are doing. No registration is necessary.
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Aging with Pride Mocktail Social

Wednesday, June 26th
2:15pm-3:45pm | Activity Room
 
Celebrate Pride Month with mocktails and community!
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Monthly Birthday Celebration
Wednesday, June 26th
12:30 PM | Lower Commons.
 
Join us to celebrate DCSL participants born in April! Please call to register: 919-688-8247 ext. 110.
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Juneteenth Celebration

Friday, June 28th
2:00pm – 3:30pm | Lower Commons
Staff from the Museum of Durham History will share stories and explorations of topics from Durham History. Please call 919-688-8247 ext 110 to register.