Hickory – Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in September including cooking classes and educational programs.
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 2, Cholesterol Education and Tie Dye Face Mask Craft; Sept 8, Emergency Preparedness with Frank Ballentine, Catawba County Emergency Services; Sept 13, Fall Prevention with Sarah Stamey, Area Agency on Aging; Sept 16, Experiment with Play-Doh for National Play-Doh Day; Sept 22, Trip to Hickory Farmers Market; Sept 23, Singing with Seniors on the Move; Sept 30, Medicare Open Enrollment Information with Vickie Blevins, Catawba County Council on Aging. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact us 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 2, Country Music singing by Jessica Stewart; Sept 8, Craft Class- Clay Sculptures; Sept 9, Music by Cameron Matthews; Sept 13, Cooking Class- Zucchini Bread and Amazing Benefits of Zucchini; Sept 15, Trip to Hickory Farmers Market; Sept 20, Painting Class with Nancy Frady; Sept 22, First Day of Autumn Pumpkin Craft. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Danielle Hicks 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 1, 10 Foods that Lower Cholesterol; Sept 2, Fall Prevention with Annie Williams; Sept 8, Craft Class- Painted Flower Pot Picture Holders; Sept 9, Trip to Public Health Farmers Market; Sept 21, Cooking Class- Sliced Pear and Ricotta Toast; Sept 23, 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s with Elizabeth Novak, Alzheimer’s Association; Sept 28, Senior Friendly Yoga with Ruthie Hill. 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 1, Trip to Hickory Farmers Market; Sept 7, Shopping at Conover Walmart then Bowling at Pin Station; Sept 9, Music by Bob Hollar; Sept 21, Health Benefits of Honey with honey biscuit snacks; Sept 22, Black Light Chalk Art Presentation with Charles Sisti; Sept 29, Positive Aspects of Growing Older; Sept 30, SMO Talent Show. 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 1, Trip to Hickory Farmers Market; Sept 7, Cooking Class with Teresa- Praline Crack; Sept 8, Cholesterol Education with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; Sept 13, Elder Abuse with Chandra Henson, Catawba County DSS; Sept 20, CARE Program with Sandy Austin, Catawba County Sheriff’s Dept.; Sept 21, Craft with Lisa- Miniature Fairy Gardens; Sept 22, Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know with Vickie Blevins, Catawba County Council on Aging. 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 828-695-5610, if interested. In addition to SMO, Senior Nutrition Services operates Meals on Wheels and related programs in the county. Additional volunteers are urgently needed in the Catawba and Newton areas to deliver Meals on Wheels. 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 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.
Photo: Miniature Fairy Garden.