Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in February, including Valentine’s Day Celebrations 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: Feb 3, Craft Class- Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath; Feb 4, Food Borne Illness Education; Feb 10, Heart Attack Symptoms and Education; Feb 11, Cooking Class- Proteins Bars; Feb 13, Valentine’s Day Celebration; Feb 24, Walk Through History with the Tuskegee Airmen with Allison, Catawba County Libraries; Feb 25, Chocolate Flowers with Denise Fuchs; Feb 26, Depression: From Surviving to Thriving. 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: Feb 4, Voter Registration with Sarah Huffman; Feb 11, Chair Exercises with Erin Thompson; Feb 12, Craft Class- Fortune Cookie Valentines; Feb 13, Sentimental Journey; Feb 17, Winter Weather and Frozen Foods; Feb 18, National Heart Month with Carolyn Thompson, RN; Feb 19, Black History Month Presentation; Feb 25, Cooking Class- Mardi Gras Dip. 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: Feb 3, Craft Class- Heart Board: Thinking of You with Love; Feb 5, Cooking Class- Nutella and Banana Snacks; Feb 11, Depression: from Surviving to Thriving; Feb 12, Presentation on Low Vision with Greg Morgan; Feb 13, Valentine’s Day Celebration; Feb 20, Food Borne Illness with Kelsea Hollowell; Feb 24, Fruit of the Month- Kiwi. Is It Good For Me?; Feb 25, Black History Month Celebration. 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: Feb 4, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Feb 6, Stroke: Signs and Prevention with Lupe Avalos; Feb 12, Valentine’s Day Celebration; Feb 13, Chocolate Flowers with Denise Fuchs; Feb 18, History of “From Poverty to Success”; Feb 20, Food Borne Illness Types, Symptoms, and Food Sources; Feb 25, Depression: From Surviving to Thriving; Feb 27, Crafts with Tonya Jarnac. 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: Feb 3; Valentine’s Craft; Feb 4, Depression: From Surviving to Thriving; Feb 5, Presentation on Low Vision with Greg Morgan; Feb 10, What is all the hoopla about CBD?; Feb 13, Valentine’s Day Celebration with Elvis Tribute Artist; Feb 18, Cooking Class- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies; Feb 25, Celebrating Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras with Sentimental Journey; Feb 26, Black History Fashion Show and African Dance with The Traveling African Tribes. 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 in the Maiden area 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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, except for holidays.
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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