Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in June, including Father’s Day celebrations and cooking 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: June 3, Medicare Scams with Diane Trainer; June 4, Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body, Alzheimer’s Association; June 10, Movie Day: “I Can Only Imagine”; June 11, Cooking Class- Queso Dip; June 13, Father’s Day Celebration with entertainment by Daniel Brink; June 18, Sentimental Journey to perform; June 24, Bowling at Pin Station and lunch at Dixie’s Fish and Chicken; June 26, Substance Use, Misuse, and Opioid Crisis with Vaya Health. 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: June 3, CPR and AED Class with Melanie Sigmon Catawba County EMS; June 6, Cooking Class- Cannoli Dip for Italian Day; June 10, Shopping at Walmart; June 13, Sentimental Journey to perform; June 17, Movie Day at Patrick Beaver Library: “Adrift”; June 18, What do you know about Aphasia? With Carolyn Thompson, RN; June 25, Dementia and Psychosis Behaviors with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; June 26, Patriotic Crafting. 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: June 4, Breakfast at Snack Bar and shopping at Aldi; June 6, Sentimental Journey to perform; June 11, Substance Abuse with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; June 13, Father’s Day Celebrations with Ice Cream Floats; June 18, Craft Class- Panting or Etching Lighthouses; June 20, Block Walk and Penny Ante; June 24, Cooking Class- Chocolate Dipped Banana Bits; June 25, Men’s Health Awareness. 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: June 4, Bowling at Pin Statin and shopping at Walmart; June 6, Signs and Prevention of Stroke with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; June 12, Are Analgesic Creams Safe to Use? With Annie Williams, RN; June 13, Father’s Day Celebration and Tips on Men’s Health; June 20, Cookout with music by Sentimental Journey; June 25, Emergency Preparedness with Frank Ballentine and 911 Communication with Tammy Saunders; June 26, Cooking Class- S’mores for National Camping Month; June 27, Craft Class with Debbie Bowen. 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: June 3, Cooking Class- Banana Splits; June 4, Substance Use, Misuse, and Opioid Crisis with Vaya Health; June 6, 911 Communications with Tammy Saunders; June 10, Craft Class- Wind Chimes for Father’s Day; June 18, Library to Go with Sarah Sherfey; June 19, Breakfast at Cracker Barrel and shopping at Roses; June 20, West Side Baptist Church Choir to sing; June 25, Sentimental Journey to perform. 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, 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