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Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in March, including cooking classes and musical performances.

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: Mar 4, Cooking Class- King Cake for Mardi Gras; Mar 5, Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s; Mar 7, Matter of Balance with Sarah Stamey (Every Thursday in March); Mar 18, Movie Day: “To Joey with Love”; Mar 19, Sentimental Journey to perform; Mar 20, Walk and Stretches then Bingo; Mar 25, Pop-Up Card with Erica Derr, Catawba County Library, Mar 27, PTSD; Invisible Scars with Jeff Dula. 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: Mar 4, Matter of Balance with Sarah Stamey (Every Thursday in March); Mar 5, Craft class- Pretty as a Picture (bring a photo); Mar 6, Shamrock Card with Bethany Mitchell; Mar 12, Adam Smith from Catawba County Cooperative Extension for National Plant a Flower Day; Mar 14, Music by Sentimental Journey; Mar 19, Gospel with Barbie Hollar and Friends; Mar 20, Cooking Class- Roasted Sweet Potatoes and their benefits; Mar 26, Bipolar Mood Variation: Is There Stability? With Jeff Dula. 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: Mar 6, Music by Sentimental Journey; Mar 12, Bipolar Mood Variation: Is There Stability? With Jeff Dula; Mar 13, Plant a Flower Day; Mar 14, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration; Mar 19, Sentimental Trivia with Tamara Faulkner; Mar 20. Bring Out Your Inner Artist; Mar 25, Stretches and Bingo; Mar 26, Celery Stuffing’s and Celery Nutrients. 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: Mar 7, Sleep Disorders and Ways to Get Better Rest with Lupe Avalos; Mar 11, Exercise then Bingo; Mar 13, Noodle Ball and Family Feud; Mar 14, St. Patrick’s Day Celebration; Mar 19, Music by Fred Wilson; Mar 20, Music by Bob Hollar; Mar 21, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac; Mar 27, Cooking Class- Cooking with Peanut Butter for National Peanut Month. 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: Mar 4, Group Walking and Corn Hole; Mar 5, Bipolar Mood Variation: Is There Stability? With Jeff Dula; Mar 7, Cooking Class- St. Patty’s Day Parfaits; Mar 13, Healthy Green St. Patrick’s Party; Mar 19, How to Help Dementia with Karen Phoenix; Mar 21, Library to Go with Sarah Sherfey; Mar 25, Sing Along with Charles Ballard; Mar 26, Music by Sentimental Journey. 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, 8 a.m. to 5 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. For more information, locate us on Facebook, 828-327-6851 or www.ccunitedway.com.
Mardi Gras King Cake

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