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Posted on: September 19, 2023

August at Senior Services

Madison Dry Goods

Davie County Senior Services kicked off August with a Day Trip to Madison Dry Goods on Tuesday, August 1. Three buses and 46 seniors traveled to the museum, dry goods store, and Turtle Creek Bakery and Deli for a day of fun. Trudy Allen, author of books about the Lawson Murders, was able to talk with the groups and sign copies of her books.

Back at the senior center, folks enjoyed Blood Pressure Screenings, Tech Tuesday with Rachel Nelson from the library, Bingo, sponsored by Gentiva, and Diabetes Classes kicked off with Kathy Crotts from the Kidney Nutrition Care Center.

On Tuesday, August 2, Davie County Senior Services traveled to the Davie County Community Park where folks were able to play Bocce, Cornhole, and Horseshoes while practicing for the upcoming Piedmont Senior Champions Tour and North Carolina Senior Games State Finals.

Thursday, August 3, a speaker from the VA spoke about the PACT Act at the monthly Veterans Social where McDonald’s biscuits were served. In addition, Allison Brown, North Carolina Senior Tar Heel Delegate for Davie County, joined Senior Services for her monthly presentation about the updates at the legislative level.

On Friday, August 4, Bunco was held at the Senior Services Main Campus and there was a Meet & Greet with the former Ms. Senior Davie County Pageant Winners.

To kick off the fall bowling league, the Bowling Lunch was a hit with over 60 people in attendance. This is a record year for the bowling league, as they have maxed out Creekside Lanes with 80 participants. There was a nice lunch of baked potatoes and salad. Last year’s winners were recognized, and this season’s teams were chosen. If you are interested in the bowling league and did not make it to the lunch, please call Senior Services to add your name to the waiting list.

On Thursday, August 10, Senior Services began the Introduction to Music class with Elaine Snow. Unlike chorus, this is a class to teach the basics of reading music in both treble and bass clefs, learning how to harmonize, and overall general information about singing in a group. At the Brock Campus, Senior Games and Special Olympics Athletes enjoyed playing in the quarterly Senior Games and Special Olympics Cornhole event. Even County Manager, Brian Barnett, got to enjoy the fun.

Every other Friday, the library hosts Senior Services for their Crafternoon events and folks enjoyed making Sugar Scrubs on Friday, August 11.

On Monday, August 12, Angie Swaim and Morgan Gable from Novant Health joined Senior Services to share about Lung Cancer and the importance of detecting these cancers early on.

Each quarter, Senior Services holds a Memory Café for caregivers and their loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and on Tuesday, August 15, folks gathered together to enjoy snacks, beach music, and making sand art together with Services Coordinator, Kelly Sloan.

To learn about different advocates for seniors, Senior Services held a program called “What is an Ombudsman, and How Can an Ombudsman Help You?” on Thursday, August 17. The speaker was Davie County’s Ombudsman, Tracy Warner, and she shared several important points about how an Ombudsman can help you with navigating care in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. In addition, the Senior Book Club led by Genny Hinkle met at the Davie County Public Library to discuss the book of the month for August.

Friday, August 18, Senior Services held their fall Welcome to Medicare event.   During this program folks are invited to attend if they have recently turned 65 or are about to turn 65 to learn about Medicare, the SHIIP program, and enjoy lunch together. Senior Services, SHIIP Coordinator, Michelle Ellis, led this event and was able to answer questions for the community. Medicare Open Enrollment begins in October, so be sure to call Senior Services for more information.

Monday, August 21, Ralph Miller from Allegacy Federal Credit Union joined Senior Services to present “Are Bonds Still Your Friends?” where he shared useful information about banking in today’s climate. That afternoon, several folks enjoyed the monthly movie at the Senior Services Main Campus.

Crafternoon met again at the Davie County Public Library on Friday, August 25 and made Zen Gardens together. This is always a fun Friday crafting opportunity!

What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks met on Monday, August 28 where they discussed watermelon, its health benefits, and made a Watermelon Feta Salad together. In addition, they tried out the watermelon slicer tool. This group meets once a month and always enjoys cooking together.

To close out the month of August, Senior Services held a Beach Party. The special event enjoyed delicious beach themed food along with a shagging demonstration by Recreation and Parks Director Paul Moore.

As one can tell, August was a busy month for Senior Services, and they hope you will join them in September for all of the upcoming festivities such as the Ms. Senior Davie County Pageant.

To learn more, call 336-753-6230.


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