Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in April including a senior health and wellness fair and musical performances.
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or better is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30am and 12:30pm, Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. Programs are free to participants, who may select 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: April 3, Craft Class-Bunnies on the Go-Edible Craft; April 5, Shopping at Dollar Tree and Lunch at NY Hibachi; April 9, 5 Plants For Your Bedroom That Will Cure Insomnia with Drawing for Plants; April 12, Depression and Suicide in Older Adults with Vaya Health; April 16, Cooking Class- Stuffed Mushrooms; April 17, Music from Yonder Years with Sentimental Journey; April 19, Bingo with Great Hope Baptist Church; April 24, Exercise for Health with Annette Nichols; April 26, Movie Day” Dancer and The Dame”; April 30, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Family Dollar the Lunch at Dixie’s Fish and Chicken. 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 3, Legal and Financial Part 2 with Julie Cook-Walker with Alzheimer’s Association; April 5, Spring Fling Senior Health and Wellness Fair; April 9, Telephone on Paper and Fire Safety with Terri Byers from Hickory Fire Department; April 11, Breakfast at Hardee’s in Newton and Eat More Vegetables and Fruits with Ann Simmons from Catawba County Extension at the Newton Library; April16, Craft Class- Stencil Placemats with Shanda Nichols; April 17, Depression and Suicide in Older Adults with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; April 19, Breakfast at Parkway House and Shopping at Walmart; April 23, Cooking Class-Spiced Pecans; April 25, Rethink Your Sheets with Ann Simmons at the Newton Library and then Lunch at Dixie’s Fish and Chicken. 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 Huntington Hills Church of God, 2123 Fifth St. NE, Hickory: April 3, Benefits on Lemon with Ruthie Hill, April 4, Breakfast at Parkway House and Shopping at Walmart; April 5, Going to West Hickory SMO site for Senior Health and Wellness Fair; April 11, Shopping at Big Lots and Lunch at Harbor Inn, April 17, Sing Along with John 3:16; April 18, Shopping at Walmart; April 19, Cooking Class- Ants on a Log; April 24, Foot Health with Annie Williams; April 26, Birthday Party. 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: April 3, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; April 10, Medical Conditions of the Ear with Bill Beck from Mountain Ear Hearing; April 11, Music by Charles Ballard; April 17 Cooking Class- No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies and UNO Challenge; April 18, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; April 24, Poem of the Day and Music by Lonesome Road; April 25, Senior Trivia and Noodle Ball Game; April 26, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac. 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: April 2, Should We Mix Herbs With Medications?; April 4, Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis; April 10, Depression and Suicide in Older Adults with Terry Spencer, Vaya Health; April 11, Bob Hollar to perform; April 12, Shopping at Mighty Dollar and lunch at Court Street Grille; April 17, Bible Trivia with Prizes; April 18, Cooking Class- Bunnies in a Basket; April 23, Healthy Nutrition Fact or Fiction: April24, Music by Sentimental Journey; April 30, Bingo and Proper Care of Your Back. 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 8:30am and noon, Monday – Thursday. Please call 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.
These programs rely on donations by local individuals and businesses. If you would like to make a donation, you may go to www.mealsonwheelsofcatawbacounty.org and click on the red “Donate Now” button. Be sure to choose Meals on Wheels or Seniors Morning Out from the drop-down menu. You may also write a check to Catawba County Social Services and write “Senior Nutrition Services” in the memo line. Mail your donation to Senior Nutrition Services, P.O. Box 207, Newton, NC 28658. If you or your group would like to sponsor a fund-raising event for Catawba County’s Senior Nutrition Services, contact Heather Ball at 828-695-5617.
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