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Cornhole league starts at senior services

By Carrie Miller

Event Coordinator

Davie Senior Services

This past week, the Senior Services Cornhole League started with an awesome turnout.

Seven cornhole board sets were laid out in the Senior Services Health & Fitness Center Gym (Brock Recreation Center). On Monday, Aug. 2, teams were formed and the competition began. Each team plays against two teams each day of the league. The league meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Each day, 30 individuals have filled the gym for an afternoon filled with fun, laughs, and friendly competition. Several folks have stepped up to fill in for those who are not able to attend each day of the league.

When speaking with participants, they all were having a great time. Several even expressed how fun it was to have a partner that had never played before and loved being able to encourage them and watch their skills grow. This is one of the great things about Senior Services – friendship and fellowship is the first priority while competing for the title comes second.

As the week continued, Jazmyne Baylor, Adult Services and Technology Librarian at the Davie County Public Library, came to Senior Services and began the second class of Seniors and Technology: Apple Basics. This class goes over all of the basics of operating an iPhone or iPad, or both. It meets every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. in the computer lab at Senior Services.

Next month, Baylor will teach Seniors and Technology: Android Basics, so if you or someone you know is 55 and older and needs to learn how to efficiently use your Android device, make sure to call Senior Services to register for this class.

On Thursday, Aug. 5, Senior Services volunteer, Marie Craig, held a writing workshop which focused on writing a book. This class was three hours and several attendees were impressed with Ms. Craig’s knowledge. She was able to answer so many questions and provide some insight and assistance for those experiencing writer’s block.

The week at Senior Services ended with an evening of bingo. Grands Bingo was an intergenerational program where grandparents 55 and older were able to bring their kindergarten-12th grade grandkids or great-grandkids out for an evening of bingo. The room was filled with folks, and it was a blast for everyone who attended. Edward Jones Financial Advisor Laurie Laucks sponsored Grands Bingo.

Coming up in the next few weeks, Senior Services will be hosting: Bowling Lunch on Aug. 9; Monthly Movie on Aug. 16; Welcome to Medicare Luncheon on Aug. 20; an All About Vaccines Seminar on Aug. 23; and a Veterans Ice Cream Social for Veterans of all ages on Aug. 25.

If you or someone you know is interested in any of these events, make sure to call Senior Services at 336-753-6230 and register.