Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in April, including musical performances and Easter celebrations.
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 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.
On April 30th, seniors 60 years or older are invited to attend a performance by the Catawba Valley Community College Chorus, at Lifepoint Church Hickory from 9:30am-12:00noon. Registration is required by calling 828-695-5610 by April 23rd. Lunch will be provided at no cost.
The CVCC choral performance is supported by a grant from the United Arts Council of Catawba County through the North Carolina Arts Council, with funding from the State of North Carolina and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Other program highlights are as follows:
At the Newton site, located at First Presbyterian Church, 701 N Main Ave, Newton: April 1, Are Analgesic Lotions Safe?; April 2, Craft Class- Easter T-Shirt Scarf; April 4, Breakfast at Gold Mind Café and Shopping at Walmart; April 9, Movie Day: “Son of God”; April 11, Contemporary Christian Music by Pete Pitts; April 16, Sentimental Journey to perform; April 17, Cooking Class- Soft Pretzels for Soft Pretzel Month; April 18, Easter Party with Entertainment by Seniors on the Move. 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: April 4, Shopping at Gabe’s and Lunch at Mountain Fried Chicken; April 8, Severe Weather and Emergency Preparedness with Frank Ballentine; April 10, Craft Class- Curious Bunny Pots; April 11, Sentimental Journey to perform; April 17, Roasted Asparagus and its nutritional benefits; April 18, Easter Party with entertainment by Cameron Matthews; April 22, Medicare Scams and Fraud with Diane Trainer; April 23, Schizophrenia: Psychosis: Can This Be Real? With Vaya Health. 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: April 3, Matter of Balance with Sarah Stamey (Every Wednesday in April); April 4, Sentimental Journey to preform; April 9, Schizophrenia: Psychosis: Can This Be Real? With Vaya Health; April 11, Medicare Scams and Fraud with Diane Trainer; April 15, Cooking Class–Coloring and Deviling Eggs and BINGO; April 18, Easter Celebration—Pictures with the Easter Bunny; April 23, Foot Health 101 with Scott Garmon. 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 Center United Methodist Church, 4945 Sherrills Ford Rd, Catawba: April 2, Breakfast at Four Peas in a Pod and Shopping at Walmart; April 4, Anxiety Prevention and Treatment with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; April 10, Health Benefits of Celery and Celery Snacks; April 16, Noodle Ball; April 17, Easter devotional with Pastor John Love; April 18, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac; April 24, Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer’s with Emily Jaynes; April 25, Board Game Day. 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, 207 E Klutz St, Maiden: April 2, Schizophrenia: Psychosis: Can This Be Real? With Vaya Health; April 4, Matter of Balance with Sarah Stamey (Every Thursday in April); April 10, Cooking Class- Ice Cream Easter Baskets and Easter Coloring Contest; April 15, Easter Craft Class- Easter Bunnies with Candy Eggs; April 16, Library To Go with Sarah Sherfey; April 17, Healthy Easter Party; April 23, Sentimental Journey to preform; April 24, BINGO and Blood Pressure Checks. 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 8:00am and noon, Monday – 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. To find out more, contact Senior Nutrition Services at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, 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.