To improve the lives of older adults in Mitchell County
The Mitchell Senior Center is dedicated to assisting the older adults in Mitchell County to maintain their own home as long as possible. We offer a variety of programs and services designed especially for the older adult.
The Mitchell Senior Center is a spacious 12,500 square foot building that offers something for everyone. Whether you come out for socialization, entertainment, education, exercise or just the delicious nutritionally balanced lunch you will find a warm welcome among family and friends.
Congregate Meals: Nutritious meals are provided five days a week. Meals are prepared at the Senior Center daily by our trained Kitchen Staff. Educational programs are provided weekly as part of our “Lunch and Learn” series. Topics can vary from health, scam alerts, nutrition, safety, financial and many more. Please call before 10:00 a.m. if you wish to have your name placed on the lunch roll.
Home Delivered Meals: Homebound older adults receive nutritious meals five days a week. Meals are prepared daily in the Senior Center kitchen and delivered by dedicated volunteers.
In-Home Aide Program: Trained Aides provide this basic home management service to eligible older adults to enable them to remain at home as long as possible.
Transportation: In coordination with the Mitchell County Transportation Authority the Senior Center provides funding for older adults to access transportation to and from the Senior Center daily.
Exercise Program: Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m. The Exercise Classes, led by a trained professional from the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department involve:
Joint Motion Exercises
Self Heart Rate Monitoring
We also have Schwinn stationary bicycles and a stair stepper exerciser available anytime. The Center also has a wide assortment of videos to assist with your personal exercise regime anytime you wish. An outside walking track is also very popular, especially on warmer days. This track is utilized by the community as well as seniors as a safe and convenient addition to aid in their general overall fitness.
Arts and Crafts: This Department is open everyday with a Craft Instructor on Monday and Thursday.
Line Dance Classes—Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
Library which includes materials for the visually impaired
Game Room with two Pool Tables
Flu Immunization Clinic each October
Blood Pressure and Weight Checks monthly
Tax Preparation by trained professionals
The Mitchell Senior Center is located at 152 Ledger School Road in Bakersville, NC 28705.
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Extended Hours: Tue., 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Kathy Garland Director
Debbie Dellinger Administrative Assistant
Melisa Hoilman Site Manager
Connie McKinney Activities/Programs
Here are links to online resources of interest to Mitchell County residents: