The mission of the Thomas A Baum Senior Center is to serve Dare County residents and visitors who are 55 and older. A variety of programs and activities promote an active and healthy lifestyle providing opportunities for recreation, socialization, nutrition, and health support services. Including a wide range of exercise classes for all fitness levels. We offer jazz dance, tap dance, line dancing, Dancing with Parkinson, step and hi/low impact aerobics, chair aerobics, Tai Chi for Arthritis, chair tai chi and Yoga. The Thomas A Baum Center also provides a workout room featuring treadmills, stationary bikes, and free weights.
Our Activities Calendar features something for everyone. Stop by and let our friendly staff give you a tour and explain the many things waiting for you at the Thomas A Baum Senior Center.
Valuable information about Medicare programs is provided through the Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). This innovative program created by the North Carolina Department of Insurance offers free counseling by specially trained staff about general Medicare issues, insurance for long-term care, and Medicare's prescription drug coverage.
The Thomas A Baum Center also serves as headquarters of the Outer Banks Senior Games. Each spring, those 55 and older have fun competing in a wide range of sporting events and artistic performances. Like the Olympics, achievements are recognized with gold, silver, and bronze awards and the privilege of representing Dare County in the statewide North Carolina Senior Games. While the program honors personal and team accomplishments, the emphasis is all about being active and having fun.
Nutrition services are available for qualified Older Adults. Meals are provided for homebound Seniors who are at least 60 years of age and unable to prepare meals or participate in a group nutrition program. For more information, contact Gigi Sanchez at 252.475.9279 or Mary Jernigan at 252.475.5637.
Many adults use the transportation services provided by the Dare County Transportation Services Department. Round-trip transportation is available, by appointment, for doctor visits, shopping trips and other needs on a scheduled basis Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Volunteer opportunities are always available at the Thomas A Baum Senior Center. Consider sharing a little of your time and discover the rewards of helping others. For more information, call 252.475.5635.