Hickory – Seniors Morning Out Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in June including musical performances and craft classes.
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held Monday through Thursday mornings 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: June 6, Severe Weather Safety with Frank Ballentine, Catawba County Emergency Services; June 8, Music with Charles Ballard; June 12, Make 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies for National Peanut Butter Cookie Day; June 15, Music by Seniors on the Move; June 21, Bingo; June 26, Patriotic Centerpieces with Erica Derr, Catawba County Library; June 27, Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness with Liliana Adrian, Catawba Valley Health System; June 29, Balloon Volleyball. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, please call 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: June 5, Baby Sea Turtle Craft; June 7, Elder Abuse Awareness with Christina Franklin, WPCOG; June 14, American Flag Fruit Pizza for Flag Day; June 19, Juneteenth Documentary with the Council on Aging; June 21, Timeless Trivia with Jennifer Williams, Hickory Public Library; June 22, Senior Putt-Putt Challenge with Kevin Dickey; June 27, PTSD: Healing the Emotional Wound with Vaya Health; June 29, Jazzercise with Liz. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, please contact Suzi Caesar 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: June 1, Music with Seniors on the Move; June 8, Painting Rocks with LaDonna; June 13, PTSD: Healing the Emotional Wound with Vaya Health; June 15, Old Time Gospel Music with The Chimes of Time; June 21, Zuni Sunrise flute performance by Ruthie Hill; June 26, Timeless Trivia with Jennifer Williams, Hickory Public Library; June 28, Facts about Lactose Intolerant Dairy Replacements with Ruther Hill; June 29, Cooking Class- Creamy Grape Salad. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, please contact LaDonna Ledford at least two days in advance by calling 828-320-5963.
At the Catawba site, located at Center United Methodist Church, 4945 Sherrills Ford Road, Catawba: June 6, Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness with Liliana Adrian, Catawba Valley Health System; June 7, Cooking Class- No Bake Twinkie Cake; June 8, Library To Go with Sam Woolhiser; June 14, DIY Seed Bombs; June 15, Planting Seed Bombs; June 22, Music by Seniors on the Move; June 27, PTSD: Healing the Emotional Wound with Vaya Health; June 29, Music with Sentimental Journey. If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call Kayla Smith 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: June 1, Making Gardener’s Scrub; June 6, PTSD: Healing the Emotional Wound with Vaya Health; June 7, Music by The Golden Voices; June 12, Cooking with Ann Cooke- Broccoli Cornbread; June 14, Learn to Line Dance with Linda Smith; June 20, Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness with Carolyn Thompson, Catawba Valley Health System; June 21, RUOK? With Officer Tyler Whisenant, Maiden PD; June 29, Distracted Driving Prevention with Melanie Sigmon. If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call Lisa Adams at 828-320-5966.
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 8:30am and noon, Monday – Thursday. Please call 828-695-5610, if interested. In addition to SMO, Senior Nutrition Services operates Meals on Wheels and related programs in the county. You can volunteer as little as 1.5 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 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.