Senior Services keeping older adults busy

Published 2:34 pm Tuesday, June 15, 2021

By Carrie Miller

Event Coordinator

Davie Senior Services

May was a great month for Senior Services to celebrate Older American’s Month.

The celebration kicked off with a month-long community walk at Davie County Community Park. Rocks were placed along the trail to represent Senior Services and what they do to engage older adults in the community. At the end of the walk, participants were able to fill out a form to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to a local restaurant. Winner of the drawing was Alice Monk. C

May also began the Seniors & Technology classes designed to help older individuals learn how to use their Android or Apple devices. These classes are month long and meet every Tuesday and Thursday mornings to go over basic tools to help navigate phones and tablet devices. This class is in partnership with Davie County Public Library. Jazmyne Baylor is the instructor, and she does a fabulous job helping you learn more about technology. In the first class, everyone learned how to take a selfie. It was an awesome sight.

As the month continued, Senior Games kept everyone busy and engaged in activity. May concluded with the SilverArts showcase and Senior Health and Fitness Day. Senior Health and Fitness Day is a national day to celebrate and promote Senior Health & Fitness. The seniors came out and supported the event where they played health and fitness bingo from the car. Paul Moore from Davie Recreation and Parks led the bingo event and had a great time announcing the moves on the Senior Services radio station – 91.9 “The Fit.” It was an awesome time and was followed by a hotdog lunch provided by Senior Services staff and volunteers.

On the first day of June, Senior Services recognized all of the volunteers who had helped during the COVID-19 pandemic closures, and they were celebrated with a Chick-Fil-A boxed lunch, a cactus plant donated by Lowes Home Improvement of Mocksville, and a cactus drink can koozie to keep their water bottles cold. The theme of the volunteer appreciation event was “Thanks for Sticking with Us!”

Next up, Senior Games came to a grand close on June 3. All local participants were invited to the closing ceremonies where all were able to pick up certificates and medals they won at the events. Boxed lunches were also served.

There will be several Senior Games and SilverArts activities throughout the coming year as preparation for next season, and Senior Services hopes you will all attend and become a part of all the fun.

Any questions about upcoming activities and events happening this summer at Senior Services? Call 336-753-6230.