Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in November, including cooking classes and musical performances.
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8am and 12pm, Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. Programs are free to participants, who may pick and choose which days to attend. Bus transportation to and from the sites is available in some locations.
Other program highlights are as follows.
At the Newton site, located at First Presbyterian Church, 701 N. Main Ave., Newton: Nov 1, Hymns and Gospel with Seniors on the Move; Nov 6, Eating Healthy for the Holidays with Sandy Austin, Sandy’s Private Care; Nov 8, Movie Day: “The Wood Carver”; Nov 12, Craft Class, Nativity Scene with Clay Pots; Nov 13, Gospel Sing Along with Fred Wilson; Nov 15, Fall Festival at Highland Rec Center; Nov 19, Cooking Class, Bacon Ranch Cauliflower Bread; Nov 20, Sentimental Journey to perform; Nov 26, Thanksgiving Eggrolls -What to Do With Your Leftovers with Erica Derr, Catawba County Libraries; Nov 27, The Clontz’ to perform. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, call Robyn Curtis at 828-455-4133 at least two days in advance.
At the West Hickory site, located at the West Hickory Senior Center, 400 17th St. SW, Hickory: Nov 1, Elvis Tribute Artist to perform; Nov 5, Scams-Don’t Be a Victim with Stephanie Roberts, City of Hickory Crime Prevention Officer; Nov 7, Cooking Class, Texas Trash; Nov 8, Gospel Music with Charles Ballard; Nov 12, Crafting Tasty Trees; Nov 14, The Med Flip, Thanksgiving Side Dishes with Erica Derr, Catawba County Libraries; Nov 15, Craft Class, Mosaics with Debra Zimmerman; Nov 19, Celebrating Hmong New Year with Houa Yang, Catawba County Libraries; Nov 27, Working with Common Behavioral Challenges in Dementia and Psychosis with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Nov 28, Medicare Fraud and Scams with Diane Trainer. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Lisa Adams at 828-323-8746 at least two days in advance.
At the East Hickory site, located at Lifepoint Church Hickory, 2123 Fifth St. NE, Hickory: Nov 1, Looking for Circles Day; Nov 7, The Importance of a Fire Escape Plan; Nov 8, Seniors on the Move to perform; Nov 12, Fruits: Are They Good for Me?; Nov 13, Guitarist Bob Sinclair and Fiddle/Violinist Molly Barrett to perform; Nov 14, Cooking Class, Thanksgiving Chex Mix; Nov 15, Rehab Services with AJ Kerley, Pace at Home; Nov 20, Substance Abuse in Older Adults with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Nov 27, Food Borne Illness with Kimberly Haydt; Nov 29, Importance of Handwashing. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Rita Pritchard at least two days in advance by calling 828-320-5963.
At the Catawba site, located at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 2211 Hopewell Church Road, Sherrills Ford: Nov 1, COPD Awareness and Prevention with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; Nov 6, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Nov 8, UNO Challenge and Leftover Storage; Nov 14, Sentimental Journey to perform; Nov 15, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac; Nov 20, Cooking Class, Peanut Butter and Apples; Nov 21, Substance Abuse in Older Adults with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Nov 27, Guitarist Bob Sinclair and Fiddle/Violinist Molly Barrett to perform; Nov 28, Laughter is the Best Medicine; Nov 29, Movie Day at Sherrills Ford Library: “I Can Only Imagine”. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, call Wendy Thomas at 828-320-0434 at least two days in advance.
At the Maiden site, located at the Maiden Community Center, East Second Street and Klutz Street, Maiden: Nov 1, How to Properly Wash Your Hands; Nov 5, Music by Charles Ballard; Nov 7, What is a Safe Blood Pressure?; Nov 12, Cooking Class, Peanut Butter Crackers Dipped in Chocolate; Nov 13, Substance Abuse in Older Adults with Vaya Health; Nov 19, Can You Name Some Healthy Snacks?; Nov 21, Thanksgiving Trivia; Nov 26, Different Types of Arthritis; Nov 27, Sentimental Journey to perform; Nov 28, Side Effects of Over the Counter Medications. If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call Loretta Hefner at 828-320-5966 at least two days in advance.
Seniors Morning Out is operated by Senior Nutrition Services of Catawba County Social Services and is in need of volunteers to assist with the program between 8m and noon, Monday through Thursday. Please call 828-695-5617, if interested. In addition to SMO, Senior Nutrition Services operates Meals on Wheels and related programs in the county. Additional volunteers are urgently needed to deliver Meals on Wheels. You can volunteer as little as one and a half hours a month. The program is also conducting its annual fund-raising drive at this time. To find out more, contact Senior Nutrition at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday, except for holidays. For the latest updates, like their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty, or visit their website at http://www.MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty.org.
Catawba County Senior Nutrition Services is a United Way funded partner. Catawba County United Way’s mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to help others by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information, locate us on Facebook, 828-327-6851 or www.ccunitedway.com.
Thanksgiving Chex Mix