Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in July, including Fourth of July Celebrations and craft classes.
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.
Other program highlights are as follows:
At the Newton site, located at First Presbyterian Church, 701 N Main Ave, Newton: July 1, Craft Class- Patriotic Clothes Pin Wreath; July 8, Craft Class- Greeting Cards with Callie; July 9, Shopping at Walmart and Lunch at Kickback Jack’s; July 11, Movie Day: “Let There Be Light”; July 16, Sentimental Journey; July 18, Cooking Class- Blueberry Pancakes for National Blueberry Month; July 24, A Rainbow of Mental Health: An Introduction with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; July 29, Bowling at Pin Station and Lunch at Dixie’s Fish and Chicken; July 30, Day Trip to Boone. 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: July 1, “911, What’s Your Emergency?” with Tammy Saunders, Catawba County Emergency Services; July 3, Watermelon Social; July 6, Craft Class- Button Starfish Wall Art; July 9, Bingo at Atlanta Bread; July 10, Cooking Class- Watermelon Feta Salad; July 17, Craft Class- Coffee Filter Butterflies; July 18, Public Health Farmer’s Market; July 23, Making pottery with Denise Lehman; July 24, Overcoming Communication Barriers with Mental Illness with Jeff Dula, 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 the First United Methodist Church in Hickory, 311 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601: July 3, Singing and Dancing with Sentimental Journey; July 8, Breakfast at Snack Bar and Shopping at Walmart; July 9, Pottery with Denise Lehman; July 11, Cooking Class- Easy Blueberry Muffins for National Blueberry Muffin Day; July 16, UV Protection for Seniors; July 17, Blueberry Nutrition and Tasting for National Blueberry Month; July 18, A Rainbow of Mental Health: An Introduction with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; July 24, Craft Class- Greeting Cards; July 25, Public Health Farmers Market. 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: July 2, Bowling at Pin Station and Lunch at Bob Evans; July 9, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; July 11, Fall Prevention with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; July 16, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac; July 17, Signs of Dehydration; July 23, Depression and Aging with Tammi Jacobs, Supportive Solutions; July 24, Cooking Class- Roasted Veggies; July 25, Public Health Farmers Market; July 30, Beach Music and Dancing. 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: July 1, July 4th Celebration and Red, White, and Blue Bingo; July 2, A Rainbow of Mental Health: An Introduction with Vaya Health; July 3, Cooking Class- Red, White, and Blue Parfaits: July 11, Public Health Farmers Market and Lunch at Western Steer; July 18, West Side Baptist Church Choir to Sing; July 23, Sentimental Journey to perform; July 25, Craft Class- Sun Glow Crafting with Mae Nell and Sandy; July 29, Sing Along with Charles Ballard; July 30, Bingo at Atlanta Bread. 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 www.facebook.com/MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty, or visit their website at 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.