Senior Programs

Franklin County Office on Aging provides activities and programs geared towards the elderly population of the community.

Essig Recreation Center

The Essig Recreation Center, located at 295 Technology Drive in Rocky Mount, Virginia is the home to many of the senior activities and is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, excluding holidays or days of inclement weather (if Franklin County schools are closed due to weather on the roads, all senior activities for that day will be cancelled as well).

The social activities offered at the Center provide persons 50 years and older, opportunities to participate in constructive social experiences and leisure time activities including educational programs, active programs, special events and day trips.

Office on Aging 

Office on Aging is also a site location for STEP congregate meals (excluding holidays or inclement weather) Thursday at noon. A social or educational program will be provided prior to every meal from 11 am to noon.

Our health promotion and disease prevention programs provide activities to help seniors stay fit and healthy. This program includes exercise equipment, exercises led by trained staff and educational programs to promote healthy lifestyles. Public information is provided on important issues related to elderly persons and their caregivers.