Senior Center

Mission Statement: 

To provide senior members of our community a safe place to meet for FUN and FELLOWSHIP

Welcome to the Arab Senior Center, a 17,000 square foot, newly-renovated multi-purpose facility that provides a safe, clean and enjoyable setting for our most respected and valued senior citizens. The Center provides a space to fellowship with other seniors while enjoying physical and mental activities, and share in new experiences with new friends.

Must be 55 years of age to attend.

Amenities ⋅ Activities

Amenities include a large banquet room and stage that can be used during events and parties. In addition, the Center offers specialty spaces like the billiard room, game room, exercise room, the library and reading room, and the computer room.

Each morning we have planned physical activities for those who wish to participate, all designed to get our seniors moving and keep them active: 

Line-dancing Live Music Gospel singing  Wii tournaments Exercise
Shuffleboard  Billiards Field trips Lunch outings SO MUCH MORE!!

Members can also keep their minds sharp by engaging in mental activities and skillsBingo for prizes ⋅  Board games ⋅  Card tournaments ⋅ Arts and Crafts  
Movies and Popcorn  Sewing   SO MUCH MORE!! 

Arab Senior Center
800 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016
Phone: (256) 586-6960
Fax: (256) 586-2990

Maggie Thrower, Director
Email Maggie Thrower 

Matt Mecomber, Assistant Director
Email Matt Mecomber

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Another favorite activity enjoyed each month is celebrating our members’ birthdays.
Who doesn’t love birthday cake?

Annual Events

  • Valentine’s Day Party
  • Christmas Party – Dinner – Door Prizes
  • Senior Prom (with AHS HOSA members)
  • Marshall Medical Centers Health Fair
  • Halloween Party and Costume Contest
  • Thanksgiving Dinner

 

Services Offered

Beyond the fun activities our senior members and regular attendees get to enjoy, the Center also offers regular health checks and screenings from home-health agencies, as well as assistance with day-to-day tasks like grocery shopping, reading complex mail and documents, using computers and scheduling appointments, i.e. hairdresser, doctor, and accountant, to name a few.

Bus Transportation ⋅ Home-bound Meals

For resident members ages 60 and up who are unable to drive, bus transportation for groceries, household items, and doctors’ appointments is provided once a week, upon request. Resident members may also request to be picked up and brought to the Center each morning and returned home each afternoon.

Our Home-bound Meals program is another service offered to our home-bound members ages 60 and up living inside the city limits who need their hot lunches delivered to their doorsteps each day.

See our Monthly Calendar of Events and make plans to join in on the fun!  We are always welcoming new program participants and are open to new ideas & suggestions for fun-filled activities. 

For information on how to become a member, give us a call or stop by our office. 

Other Uses

1.  Banquet Room Rental

The Banquet Room may be rented for banquets, receptions and private events outside of regular business hours.
See Banquet Room Rental Agreement and Terms of Agreement for more details.

2.  Polling Location

The Arab Senior Center is the polling location for municipal and other elections for all residences living inside the city limits of Arab.

3.  Free Tax Preparation and E-Filing Services

Each year from late-January to mid-April, volunteers with the Marshall County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), a United Way Agency, are available at the Senior Center to provide FREE tax prep, E-Filing and accounting services to the general public.

This program is not specific to senior citizens. Anyone can use the service; there is no age restriction. 

* This is an IRS Trained and Sponsored Program.  

4.  Safe Place of Refuge During Active Weather

IF the National Weather Service (NWS) issues a Tornado Watch, AND the weather becomes active, the Senior Center will be opened to the general public as a safe place of refuge. ** NO PETS or FIREARMS ALLOWED **

Arab City Hall

LOCATION
740 North Main Street
Arab, Alabama 35016

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CONTACT
Phone (256) 586-3544
Fax (256) 586-9711

Mission Statement

The City of Arab has a mission to foster and sustain a living environment that cultivates progressive awareness and the acceptance of diverse cultural differences, while maintaining a wholesome family atmosphere.

The mission also includes an improved quality of life through economic growth and development, continuously seeking ways to increase revenues, and the ongoing expansion of local Infrastructure.