Building closed; but activities abound through Senior Services

Published 9:24 am Thursday, December 31, 2020

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By Carrie Miller

Event coordinator,

Davie Senior Services

Events and services are still alive and well at Davie Senior Services with virtual events and seminars, parking lot events, drive-thru parties, parking lot radio specials, and a crowd favorite, Car Bingo.

The Senior Services building remains closed to the public, but those 55 and older are invited to come out and participate in all the virtual and parking lot events.

Daily lunch is being served by way of frozen meals. Every Monday, those who have ordered meals drive-thru Senior Services’ parking lot and pick up a box of five frozen meals for the week. Senior Services is also still providing Meals on Wheels: five frozen meals are delivered every Monday by the sheriff’s department, Mocksville Police Department, staff, and a few volunteers. You must be 60 or older to be eligible for this program.

The New Year will kick off with a month long Poetry Contest, Car Bingo on Jan. 5, and a Cross Stitch Craft Pickup on Jan. 7. Participants will learn how to cross stitch together on Zoom, Friday, Jan. 8. The month will finish with a Drive-Thru January Birthday Party on Jan. 13, and the special event for January will be the annual Meet with the Commissioners and town representatives. Participants will be able to meet with Davie County Commissioners and town representatives from Bermuda Run, Cooleemee, and Mocksville via Zoom, phone (toll number), or parking lot radio. This meeting will be a chance to voice suggestions or concerns, ask questions, and sing praises. This event will be Thursday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m.

There’s more.

Senior Services’ Kelly Sloan will present a Caregiving Seminar on Facebook Live for those who are caring for their loved ones. She will talk about respite – what it is and why it is important, and she will share the basics of caregiving with her audience. This is open to all ages and will be on Davie County Senior Services’ Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.

February is shaping up to have a full calendar of events as well. It will feature a month long Knitting Contest, a Drive-Thru February Birthday Party, an Origami Heart Valentine’s Day Craft, a Drive-Thru Valentine’s Day Party, Adult Coloring Sheets for Mardi Gras, plus Coffee and Coloring Zoom Social Hour with Senior Services’ staff.

The Annual Black History Month celebration is still happening, and this year it will be a two-part event.

Lastly, February will end with a Senior Games Fun Day and Open House which will be held at the new Davie County Community Park (site of the Old Davie High School).  Keep an eye out for more details regarding dates and times of events, healthcare seminars, and exercise classes coming your way in 2021.

A current calendar is posted on the Davie County Senior Services Facebook page and website.  Be sure to like and share the Facebook page to let others know about everything happening at Senior Services.

Senior Services welcomes older adults to send in ideas for new programming that can be done virtually or as a drive-thru.  Call 336-753-6230 for more information or to sign up for activities.