Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in September, 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 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: Sept 5, Nutritional Benefits of Cauliflower and Baking Pizza for National Pizza Day; Sept 9, Shopping at Hamrick’s and Lunch at Valley Hills Mall; Sept 11, Music by Bob Sinclair and Molly Barrett; Sept 12, Drumstick Fitness with Erin Thompson; Sept 17, Music by Sentimental Journey; Sept 19, Crisis Prevention: Keeping Your Cool Under Pressure with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Sept 26, Public Health Farmers’ Market and Lunch at Gold Mine Café; Sept 30, Craft Class- Tea Light Mason Jars. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Jennifer Garcia 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: Sept 5, Shopping at Walmart and Dollar Tree and Lunch at Cici’s Pizza; Sept 9, Gospel, Folk, and Spiritual Music with Mary and John Roller; Sept 10, Cooking Class- Ants on a Log with Arnold Palmer’s; Sept 17, Fruits and Veggie- More Matters with Carolyn Thompson, RN; Sept 19, Public Health Farmers’ Market; Sept 23, First Day of Fall Craft and Trivia; Sept 24, Suicide Indicators, Response, and Prevention with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Sept 26, Beloved Musical Covers by Bob Hollar. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Sam Garlock 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: Sept 4, Music by Sentimental Journey; Sept 5, Breakfast at Four Peas in A Pod and Shopping at Walmart; Sept 9, Celebrating Grandparents Day; Sept 10, Suicide Indicators, Response, and Prevention with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Sept 12, Public Health Farmers’ Market; Sept 18, Craft Class- Fall Pumpkins; Sept 19, Cooking Class- Caramel Apples and Apple Art with Tamara Faulkner, Hickory Public Library; Sept 25, Music by Bob Sinclair and Molly Barrett. 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: Sept 3, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Sept 5, Food Safety Education and National 5 A Day with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; Sept 12, Music by Seniors on the Move; Sept 17, Cooking Class- Honey and cinnamon Toast and Benefits of Honey; Sept 18, Person Reality: Why Is Mine So Different? with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Sept 24, Talent Show; Sept 25, Music by Bob Hollar; Sept 26, Public Health Farmers’ Market and Lunch at Harbor Inn. 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: Sept 5, Public Health Farmers’ Market; Sept 9, Health Benefits of Figs and Raw Fig Tasting; Sept 11, Craft Class- Mosaic Cans; Sept 12, National 5 A Day with Caitlyn Droste, CVMC; Sept 23, Cooking Class- Cool Whip Cookies and 7 Things You Never Knew About Cool Whip; Sept 24, Music by Sentimental Journey; Sept 25, Craft Class- Making a Scarecrow; Sept 26, Gospel, Folk, and Spiritual Music with John and Mary Roller. If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call Lisa Adams 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 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