For more information you can call or visit

J. Robert Penland Senior Center

69 Alpine Street

Murphy, NC 28906

(828) 837-2467


Cherokee County Recreation Department-Phillip Davis, Director

699 Connahetta Street

Murphy NC  28906

(828) 837-6617

Clay County Recreation Department-Andrew Jones, Director

333 Ball Park Drive

Hayesville, NC  28904

(828) 389-0368


Coordinator Jim Bent (828) 835-3202

Or Email:


Cherokee / Clay County

Senior Games / SilverArts

Board Members

Jim Bent, Coordinator

Sue Bent, Co-Coordinator

Winfield Clonts, Manager of Senior Center

Peewee Davis, Director of Parks & Recreation

Tim Ford, SilverArts Coordinator

Sheila Ford, SilverArts Co-Coordinator

Gwen Hathaway, Member-At-Large

Jane Hembree, Member-At-Large

Mike Kelischek, Event Manager

Gary Kenney, Event Manager Track & Field

Gayle Larson, Member-At-Large

Linda May, Treasurer

Dwight Moss, Member-At-Large

Janet Paul, Ambassador

Jim Paul, Ambassador

Don Wells, Event Manager Golf

Beverly Wissing, Member-At-Large