Senior Center Month a success

Published 9:18 am Thursday, October 12, 2017

September was Senior Center Month filled with educational, social and fitness opportunities as Davie County Senior Services embraced this year’s tagline “Empower, Engage, Enlighten and Enrich.”

The month was kicked off with bingo, highlighted by the Second Annual Ms. Senior Davie County Pageant and wrapped up with a fun ice cream social. In between were special events including abreakfast, craft, bocce league, movie, and a send-off lunch for Senior Games State finalists.

Of course, all the regular ongoing activities were in full swing as well, including exercise classes, computer classes, various arts and crafts, seminars, clubs, etc.

“Senior Center Month was a great time to highlight all of the wonderful things offered at Davie County Senior Services,” said Kim Shuskey, director. “It was a great time to fundraise for all of the programs and services. Senior Services was fortunate to have wonderful sponsors.  Over $9,700 was raised to allow Senior Services to continue to offer the variety of programs and services to older adults, their families and caregivers.”

Money raised by fundraising has been used to supplement grants received for homebound meals, the daily lunch program and the family caregiver support program, allowing Senior Services to serve every client who needed the services without waiting lists. Those funds have also been used to purchase fitness room equipment and a van.

“Just because Senior Center Month is over doesn’t mean all the fun has ended,” she said.

If 55 or older, find an activity that matches your interest. Visit the office at the Bobby H. Knight Senior Services Building, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville. Access the newsletter, membership forms and other relevant information is on the website: or find them on Facebook, username @DCSrServices.