Senior services helping resolutions become reality

Published 9:41 am Thursday, January 11, 2018

By Jessica Smith

Davie Senior Services


A new year inspires many to make a change to improve their lives. Several popular New Year’s Resolutions are to exercise more, lose weight, volunteer more, and make new friends.

Davie County Senior Services is here to help adults 55 years of age and older have better success in 2018.

If your resolution is to exercise more or lose weight, you can take advantage of the exercise opportunities at Senior Services. Some individuals want to exercise more to be healthier as a way to “get their numbers down,” which means lowering blood pressure, A1C, and cholesterol.

Sandi Winston is an excellent example of someone who has taken advantage of those opportunities. After completing the SilverHealth and Morning Wake Up classes one morning, Sandi told instructor, Jessica Smith: “I went to the doctor for my check-up. My blood pressure, cholesterol and A1C were all down. It’s all thanks to your exercise classes.”

Many people find the gym to be intimidating, lack the support system to continue exercising, or say they don’t have the time. Senior Services has group exercise classes for people of all fitness levels and at different times during the day.

Several of the most popular classes: SilverHealth and Morning Wake Up which focuses on strength, flexibility, and cardio movement; Yoga and Chair Yoga, Zumba, and Line Dancing. Members continue to attend these classes because of the support and non-judgmental atmosphere.

If you are not interested in group exercise classes, Senior Services has an exercise room with weight and cardio machines.

If your resolution for 2018 is to volunteer more, Senior Services has opportunities available. Senior Services relies on volunteers on a daily basis to help serve the seniors of Davie County. Opportunities include teaching classes, volunteering at the front desk, delivering homebound meals, helping serve lunch, and helping put on events.

For more information about programs, services, or opportunities, call Senior Services at 336-753-6230.