Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in August, including visits to the Farmer’s Market and cooking 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: Aug 1, Public Health Farmer’s Market and Lunch at Harbor Inn Seafood; Aug 8, Music by Sentimental Journey; Aug 13, Extraordinary Life of Bees by Beekeepers Floyd and Helen Drum; Aug 15, Movie Day “ The One I Wrote for You”; Aug 19, Granny from Granny Oasis Bible Based Herbs and Nutrition; Aug 20, Pottery with Denise Lehman; Aug 27, Cooking Class- Banana Split Pudding Cups; Aug 29, Public Health Farmer’s Market and Lunch at Western Steer. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact 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 1, Cooking Class- Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream; Aug 5, Morning of Fun with Grant Jordan on mandolin; Aug 8, Music by Sentimental Journey; Aug 12, Hospice and Palliative Medicine- What’s the Difference? With Julie Packer, RN; Aug 14, Blue Grass with Michael Doss Sr. and Michael Doss Jr.; Aug 20, Homemade Lemonade for National Lemonade Day and The Health Benefits of Lemon Peels; Aug 22, Public Heath Farmers’ Market; Aug 27, Mind and Body: Out of the Box 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 First United Methodist Church, 311 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601: Aug 6, Breakfast at Cracker Barrel and Shopping at Target and Kohl’s; Aug 7, Singing and Dancing with Sentimental Journey; Aug 8, Craft Class- Sun Catchers; Aug 13, Enhancing Mental Health with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Aug 15, Public Health Farmers’ Market; Aug 20, 7 Healthy Benefits of Cucumber and Cooking Class- Cuke Sandwiches; Aug 21, Celebrating Senior Citizen Day: Ice Cream Social; Aug 27, Movie Day: “War Room”. 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: Fall Prevention with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; Aug 6, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Aug 7, Pottery with Denise Lehman; Aug 15, Music by Sentimental Journey; Aug 20, Cooking Class- Baked Peaches and Crème for National Peach Month; Aug 21, Suicide Indicators, Response, and Prevention with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Aug 27, What You Need to Know About Food Borne Illness; Aug 29, Public Health Farmers’ Market. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact 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: Aug 5, Cooking Class- Apple Enchiladas; Aug 6, Enhancing Mental Health with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Aug 8, Public Health Farmers’ Market and Lunch at 321 Café; Aug 14, Craft Class- Making Flowered Pens; Aug 20; Health Benefits of Lemon Peels and Library to Go with Sarah Sherfey; Aug 22, Shopping at Walmart and Dollar Tree and Lunch at Hwy 55; Aug 28, Music by Bob Sinclair and Molly Barrett; Aug 29, Birthday Party with Ed Smith, Elvis Tribute Artist. If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call 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. 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 information, call 828-327-6851 or www.ccunitedway.com