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AARP – Salisbury-Rowan Chapter #4314
1st thursday of month 1 pm

Chapter meetings have been paused until September.

Chapter meetings provide a forum for members to discuss local state and national issues to achieve common goals.

Ambassadors Club
2nd tuesday each month @ 12 pm

The Ambassadors Club serves as a “booster club” for Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, providing opportunities for individuals to support the Center through volunteer service:

  • Be "in the know" of all events 

  • Learn details of how the center operates

  • Educate others & be an advocate for the Center

  • Support its objectives

  • Provide input & assistance

  • Use your special talents

  • Grow in volunteer leadership

  • Enjoy good fellowship

Parkinson's support group
1st tuesday each month @ 12:30-2 pm

Learn strategies to live our best life with Parkinson's.  Created for people with Parkinson's and their caregivers. 

Wednesdays & fridays 1-5 PM

Come play Bridge and enjoy fellowship! Cost $5

Creative Needles Group
wednesdays @ 9:30 am

Join us to:

  • Socialize

  • Trade ideas

  • Create beautiful needlework

Golf Association of Rufty-Holmes Seniors (GARS)

This group of 100+ meets every Monday at a local golf course.  Any Rowan resident 55+ is welcome to:

  • Play golf

  • Meet other senior golfers

  • Get discounts at golf courses

  • Win Prizes and Have Fun!


If you’re interested in checking us out, please contact John Cress at 980-234-3080.

We played at the Warrior GC on Monday 7/15/24. See scores below.

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Military Officers Association (MOAA)

This club meets on the 2nd Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. They meet at the Center at 12 noon.


One Powerful Voice
For men & women who are serving, or have served, on active duty or in one of the national Guard or reserve components, as a commissioned or warrant officer, in one of the seven US uniformed services.

Make sure your rights are being protected. As a MOAA member, you’ll have access to unique personal assistance programs, money-saving products and services, plus a team of legislative professionals fighting for your rights.

For $20 or less a year, MOAA membership is a sound investment.

National Active & Retired Federal Employees(NARFE)
Chapter #720

This club meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Center at 1:00 pm.

  • To support legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to their interests.

  • To promote the general welfare of current and potential federal annuitants by advising them with respect to their rights under retirement laws and regulations.

  • To cooperate with other organizations and associations in furtherance of these general objectives.

Rowan Doll Society

This club meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Center at 12 noon.

Salisbury-Rowan Quilters Guild

This club meets every Thursday at the Center at 9:30 am.

  • Demonstrations

  • Workshops

  • Show & Tell

  • Fellowship

All interested adults are welcome to join us to quilt and share ideas.

Salisbury-Rowan Retired School Personnel

This club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, September, and November. They meet at the Center at 10:30 am.

The objectives of the Salisbury-Rowan unit of Retired School Personnel are:

  • To promote the social, economic, and professional status of retired school personnel.

  • To support the North Carolina Association of Educators and its programs in efforts to advance the quality of education and to promote the welfare of its members.

  • To work for state and federal legislation to improve retirement living for members of the unit.

  • To motivate every member to find some avenue of serving others.

Woodcarvers Group
Thursdays at 1 pm

Join our group of experienced carvers and turn a shapeless block of wood into something beautiful or practical while socializing with others. Meets at center. 

1st wednesday of Month @ 12 pm

See Newsletter or call 704-216-7714 for latest books to read.  Meets at the Center. 

bid whist
thursdays 12:30-4:30 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of meeting new friends and fun competition, playing Bid Whist!  

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