Kiser Senior Center
123 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Bessemer City, NC 28016
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8 am – 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm – 5 pm
The purpose of the Kiser Senior Center is to provide information and services for the senior community of Bessemer City, including opportunities for meaningful leisure and recreational activities, the availability of persons with whom you can share your concerns, and a place of fellowship and understanding. The Kiser Senior Center is made possible through the generous contribution from Dr. Glen A. Kiser and his wife, Muriel C. Kiser.
Join us at the Kiser Senior Center on Wednesday, September 17th from 10AM to NOON for a Senior Citizen Health Fair!
Vendors from Bessemer City and adjoining areas will be on hand with information representing their services, giving away items, and offering free testing. In addition to the "fun-stuff" there will be various health screenings including blood pressure, blood sugar, balance and more.
Central Drug of Bessemer City will be doing Flu shots for visitors and filing insurance or Medicare for reimbursement. Other vendors that have been confirmed and their service for the day are:
Dr. Robert Crouch, DDS – Dental Health
- CaroMont Health
- Cigna Health Springs
- Home Instead
- Miracle Ear of Belmont
- Gaston Foot & Ankle – Foot Care
- Gaston County Adult & Aging Services – County Services offered
- Stress Free Home Care – Home Health Care
- Carolina Orthopedic; balance screening
- Brookdale Senior Living – blood pressure checks & senior care
- Bessemer City Police - Well checks, service offered
- Bessemer City Fire Department – Fire Safety for seniors
- Bessemer City Healthcare – Blood sugar checks
- Wanda Clary – Yoga Instructor – Kiser Senior Center programs
- Courtview Ob/Gyn – Osteoporosis information
- Vitamin Shoppe – health supplements
Come by- get some free stuff - and learn about services that could help you now or in the future!
Bring a can of soup for the local Crisis Assistance Ministry and your name will be placed in a drawing for one of several Walmart Gift Cards!
The goal of the Kiser Senior Center is to enhance the physical and social well-being of adults 50 years and older. Programs are planned to promote the independence of senior adults. Programs are designed to meet the interest and needs of seniors of every age, whether you are 50 and looking to get in shape, or 90 and hoping for a safe place to join friends in a game of cards or social time.
Computers are available to "surf" the internet, fitness equipment is available with no fee for use. Other programs are offered at minimal costs, such as Yoga, Line Dance, basket-weaving, computer training and more.
Programs in such topics as Fall Prevention, Balance, Dementia Awareness, Living with Diabetes and many more are scheduled at intervals during the year.
Among the many programs offered at our facilities is the Gaston Adult Nutrition Program. Anyone Gaston County resident 60 years and older is invited to join the Bessemer City Group Meal Site for lunch. The program is on site at our Community Building, located at 220 South 14th Street, Bessemer City. To apply call Gaston County Department of Social Services at 704-862-7540.
To register for classes and programs call the Kiser Senior Center at 704-729-6465 or drop by the center at 123 West Pennsylvania Avenue.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for classes and programs at the Kiser Senior Center?
Call the Kiser Senior Center at 704-729-6465 or drop by the center at 123 W. Pennsylvania Avenue.
How do I register for Parks and Recreation classes and programs?
To register for classes and programs call the Parks and Recreation Office at 704-629-5111.
For Senior Activities and/or classes call 704.729.6465
Where do I find schedules of programs and activities at the Kiser Senior Center?
The "Senior Moments" newsletter is published monthly, includes a calendar and lists the classes and other special programs for the month. The newsletter may be downloaded by clicking on the link found on the Kiser Senior Center page of this website (left column). It is also available at the center or by email. Call 704-729-6465 sign up to receive the newsletter via email.
What are the hours of operation for the Kiser Senior Center?
Monday – Friday; 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Are there annual fees or dues for participation at the Kiser Senior Center?
There are no annual fees or dues. Most classes cost a minimal fee, usually a few dollars.