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Bocce league starting at senior services

By Carrie Miller

Event Coordinator

Davie Senior Services

Davie County Senior Services continues to offer fun and engaging activities for the older adults.

Once a month, the Senior Lunchbox program has a special contest. For August it was Hippie Day. Participants showed off their best hippie look, danced to some oldies, and had a great time socializing. Winners were chosen for the best outfit: Lanna Pace, Caldonia Evans, Hazel Dillard and Bill Zimmerman.

Participants and staff love to show off their creative skills for contests, and September will bring the hat contest on Friday, Sept. 10.

Senior Services started off the week with an educational seminar titled “All About Vaccines,” the first of quarterly seminars with the Davie County Health Department. Allegra Tucker, Davie County health educator, gave an presentation on the types of vaccines, why they work, and histories of vaccines. Tucker answered many crowd questions and several folks learned something new.

All of Davie County Senior Services seminars are for adults of all ages and Zoom links are available upon request.

Senior Services and Veterans Services hosted the first veteran-only ice cream social on Wednesday, Aug. 25. The social featured American flag decorations with ice cream selections of chocolate, vanilla, and butter pecan. Toppings included peanuts, M&Ms, brownies, sprinkles, cherries, and more. The veterans were able to socialize and were thankful to be able to gather together once again. Senior Services hosts the Veterans Social once a quarter and veterans of all ages are invited. This is intended to be a time of gathering and reminiscing for all veterans.

Later Wednesday afternoon, the 30 participant Cornhole League finished by crowning the champions. All teams were randomly chosen in the beginning of the league, and Ray Evans and Barbara Chapman were the August Cornhole League champions. This group had a great time and all were sad to see the league conclude.

Senior Services will move from Cornhole and begin the Bocce League in September. Bocce will meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings in September at the Davie County Community Park. Any of the Senior Services sports leagues are open to adults 55 and older.

Coming up in September, Senior Services will host the Blueberry Party, the Singing Seniors Chorus will begin again, Seniors and Technology classes will focus on Android Phones, Bingo will be played, and so much more.

Senior Services is here to engage minds and keep Davie’s seniors active, so grab a friend and come have some fun. All Senior Services events are open to adults 55 and older.

For more information on Senior Services, contact Senior Services at 336-753-6230.