Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in August, including musical performances and trips to local Farmers’ Markets.
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: Aug 2, Shopping at Ollies and Dollar Tree and Lunch at NY Hibachi Grill; Aug 6, Auction; Aug 7, The World Revealed Through Painting and Message with Charlie Sisti; Aug 8, Trip to Hickory Farmers’ Market; Aug 13, Neurocognitive Disorders: Dementia Overview with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Aug 16, Cooking Class-Skinny Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins; Aug 21, Music by Sentimental Journey at Hickory Westmont Senior Center; Aug 23, Movie Day: “Cocoon”; Aug 28, Prime of Life Expo at the Hickory Metro Convention Center; Aug 30, Cookout and music by local musician Cameron Matthews. 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: Aug 2, Trip to Public Health Farmers’ Market; Aug 6, Wiggle Your Toes for National Wiggle Your Toes Day and Signs that it is Time for Assisted Living; Aug 7, Effective Communication with Redia Baxter, MPA; Aug 9, Music by Sentimental Journey; Aug 13, Breakfast at Gold Mine Café and Shopping at Walmart; Aug 22, Cooking Class-Low Carb Cauliflower Breadsticks; Aug 23, Butter Bean Auction; Aug 28, Neurocognitive Disorders: Dementia Overview with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Aug 29, Breakfast at Hardee’s and Traditional and Innovative Egg Rolls with Erica Derr at the Newton Library. 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: Aug 1, Music by Sentimental Journey; Aug 7, Breakfast at IHOP and Shopping at Walmart; Aug 8, Cooking Class-Cucumber Water and its Benefits; Aug 9, Move to the Beat and Neurocognitive Disorders with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Aug 14, Peach Month-Taste Test and Benefits with Ruthie Hill; Aug 16, National Tell a Joke Day-Bring a joke and join in Laughter is Good Medicine; Aug 21, John 3:16 Sing Along; Aug 22, Trip to Hickory Farmers Market; Aug 23, Shopping at Walmart; Aug 28, Prime of Life Expo at the Hickory Metro Convention Center. 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: Aug 1, Food Borne Illness: What You Need to Know; Aug 2, Combining Medications with Diet with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; Aug 7, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Aug 9, Laughter is the Best Medicine and Horse Racing Game; Aug 14, Root Beer Floats for National Root Beer Float Day and Music by Sentimental Journey; Aug 15, Trip to Hickory Farmers’ Market; Aug 16, Craft Class with Debbie Bowen; Aug 21, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Aug 22, Cooking Class-Roasted Potatoes; Aug 23, Bible Trivia with Farrah Mayfield, Great Hope Missionary Baptist Church; Aug 30, Personality Disorders with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health. 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: Aug 2, Local Musician Cameron Matthews to perform; Aug 6, Safety of Food Preparation is Restaurant Food and Cooking at Home; Aug 7, Are You Up To Date On Your Adult Immunizations?; Aug 9, Bingo and Lunch at Dixie’s Chicken and Fish in Newton; Aug 13, Cooking Class-Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter and Crackers; Aug 14, Neurocognitive Disorders: Dementia Overview with Vaya Health; Aug 20, Performance by Charles Ballard; Aug 23, Trip to Public Health Farmers Market and Lunch at Blue Moon Café; Aug 28, Music by Sentimental Journey; Aug 29, Corn Hole and Group Walking. 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 8am 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 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