Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in July including visits to the local Farmers Markets and cooking classes.
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30am and 12:30pm 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: July 2, Diabetes Class with Doreen King from Alliant Health (also occurs on July 9 and July 16); July 3, Musical performance by Damascus Road and Ice Cream Social; July 5, Shopping at Walmart in Conover and Lunch at Gold Mine Café; July 12, Movie Day: “Yankee Doodle Dandy”; July 18, Hickory Farmers Market; July 19, Trip to Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA; June 23, Gospel Singing with Charles Ballard; June 24, Craft Class-Patriotic T-Shirts; July 25, Cabbage Nutrition and Cooking Class-Southern Bacon Fried Cabbage; July 30, Circle Exercise to Music using Exercise Bands; July 31, Bowling at Pin Station and Lunch at Dixie’s Fish and Chicken. 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: July 2, Craft Class- Christmas in July; July 3, Understanding Dementia Related Behaviors with Redia Baxter, MPA from the Alzheimer’s Association; July 5, Visit to Farmer’s Market; July 9, Cooking Class with Betty and Shanda-Raspberry and Lemon Cream Cheese Bars; July 11, Make the Med Flip-Salad Dressings at the Newton Library with Ann Simmons, Family Consumer Science Agent and Lunch at Dixie’s Fish and Chicken; July 12, Sentimental Journey to perform; July 16, Watermelon Social; July 18, Craft Class-Buggles; July 19, Shopping at Walmart; July 24, Effective Communication with Cynthia Harmon, Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing; July 25, Egg Trivia and Facts; July 31, Family Feud and Gospel Music with Barbie Hollar and Friends. 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 Huntington Hills Church of God, 2123 Fifth St. NE, Hickory: July 2, Stretches and Bingo; July 5, Breakfast at Parkway House and Shopping at Walmart; July 10, UV Safety Month with Ruthie Hill; July 11, Visit to Farmers Market; July 12, Learning to say Good Morning in Korean with Linah; July 17, Fruit of the Month-Cherries and Their Nutritional Benefit; July 18, Cooking Class-Hotdogs for National Hotdog Day and musical performance by Sentimental Journey; July 19, Shopping at Walmart; July 24, Health Benefits of July Cucumbers with Ruthie Hill; July 25, Cowboy Dance with Ruthie Hill and Western Wear Best Dressed Contest; July 31, Summer Rock Painting. 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 Hopewell United Methodist Church, 2211 Hopewell Church Road, Sherrills Ford:. July 3, Cookout and Music by Sentimental Journey; July 5, Uno Challenge: July 10, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; July 12, Spice Up Your Life!-Tajin Watermelon with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; July 17, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; July 18, Effective Communication Techniques with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; July 19, Trip to Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA; July 24, Benefits of Chocolate and Noodle Ball Game; July 25, Visit to Farmers Market; July 26, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac; July 31, Ice Cream Sundaes for National Ice Cream 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, East Second Street and Klutz Street, Maiden: July 2, Cooking Class-Red, White, and Blue Parfaits; July 3; Red, White, and Blue Party; July 9, Longevity Genes and Group Exercise; July 10, Personality Disorder and Seniors with Terry Spencer, Vaya Health; July 12, Shopping at Dollar Tree in Hickory and Lunch at Harbor Inn Seafood; July 16, Visit to Abernethy Laurels and Catawba Valley Living at Rock Barn and Lunch at Zaxby’s; July 19, West Side Baptist Church to sing and Ice Cream Social; July 24, Music by Sentimental Journey; July 26, Farmers Market and Lunch at Burger King in Conover; July 31, Shopping at Banana Box Grocery and Lunch at Hen and Egg in Newton. 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 8:30am and noon, Monday – Thursday. Please call 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 at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 8am to 5pm 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.