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Senior Citizens

Charley Baxter, Director

Patrick Henry Hays Senior Citizens Center
401 West Pershing
North Little Rock, AR 72114
Phone Number: (501) 975-4297
Fax Number: (501) 537-0948
E-mail: haysseniorcenter@northlittlerock.ar.gov

The Patrick Henry Hays Center opened in February of 2003 and doubled its size in 2007. This state of the art 60,000 square foot senior center focuses on meeting the needs of today's active seniors. The Hays Center has grown to thousands of members. This success is due to the ever changing programs that are largely manned by volunteers. Fitness of the mind and body with a focus on fun has led the staff to create avenues to meet these needs. Opportunities abound at the Center to meet and greet old friends and make new ones at the many activities, special events and trips.

The Fitness Center offers an indoor walking track and over 60 pieces of exercise equipment including; treadmills, exercise bicycles, upper body recumbent cycles, total body recumbent steppers, rowing machine, elliptical trainers, and two sets of pneumatic strength training machines along with several flat screen TVs. Yoga, Tai Chi, andvideo exercises are held in the Exercise Room equipped with a rubberized floor and the latest technology in audio/visual equipment. The Center also has separate Billiards and Table Tennis rooms and conducts tournaments in each several times a year. Two of the most popular features of the facility are the indoor heated pools. One pool is slightly warmer and provides the perfect place to exercise arthritic joints on your own or in one of the many water aerobics classes. The other pool is cooler and has lane markers primarily for swimming laps.

The grandest space in the Center is the 5,000 square-foot ballroom with its 1,720 square-foot hardwood dance floor. Several weekly classes are offered in Line Dancing, Ballroom Dancing and Zumba dance exercises. Equipped with a grand piano and a full kitchen, this spacious room provides the perfect setting for festive dinners and receptions.This and other spaces are available for class and family reunions, wedding receptions, birthday parties, anniversary receptions and other events in need of a large space. Call for rental information.

Music lovers have the opportunity to join in the weekly Jam Sessions, Gospel Sing-along and an occasional Karaoke sing along. Piano lessons are also available on a limited basis.

Additional amenities include a Game Room, Puzzle Room, Classrooms, Computer Lab, Library, Art and Craft studio, multi-use Activity Rooms, Meeting Room, Art Gallery and Canteen. The Hays Center strives to provide a full array of classes and special activities for anyone age 50 and over.

The Hays Center is truly -
"Where the Young-at-Heart Come to Play”


Seniors Only

Please note that all activities at this Center are for seniors age 50 and over. Seniors outside of Arkansas may become members at the Short-Timer rate only. NOTE: The Senior Center does not take Credit Cards.

Prime-Timer Membership - $25 per year

  • Weekday use of the center from 8AM-4:30PM, Monday - Friday
  • Weekend use of the center from 9AM-1PM Saturday, 2-5PM Sunday

Short-Timer Membership - $130 per year

  • Weekday use of the center from 7AM-8PM, Monday - Friday
  • Weekend use of the center from 7AM-1PM Saturday, Noon-5PM Sunday

Non-Member Day Pass

Persons age 50 and over may utilize the center on a limited basis without purchasing a membership. Passes may be purchased after completing a short Rules and Release form, providing a photo ID showing age and residency and paying the appropriate fee. Pass holders must adhere to all rules, requirements and regulations of normal membership and may participate in all programs available to regular members.

  • Day Pass - $5 per day not to exceed 3 per year
  • Extended Pass - Out of State residents only may purchase this “5 consecutive days” pass for $25 once per year. This pass may not be purchased if individual purchased a Day Pass within the past 12 months.

  •  PDF NLR Senior Citizens and Office of Volunteer Program Annual Report 2013

  • Announcements:

  •  PDF Valentine Mystery Tour Flyer (Leaving Friday, February 13, 2015)
  •  PDF Part-Time Bus Driver Needed
  •   Would you like to be a volunteer?


  •  PDF Hays Center Membership Requirements and Policies
  • Check the Calendar of Events for various activities regarding the Center.


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