October busy at Davie Senior Services

Published 7:08 pm Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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By Carrie Miller
Davie Senior Services

On Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-22, volunteer Susan Connors assisted the Davie Senior Services lunch program participants with painting pots and then planting flowers inside of them.
This activity was so much fun, and everyone enjoyed showing off their crafty side. It was a blast to plant flowers together and show off the green thumbs of the lunchtime group.
On Tuesday, Oct. 26, Senior Services held a seminar focused on Health Literacy: How to Read a Prescription Label. Gardner Webb student, Karen Adams, shared tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts, and more when it comes to reading a prescription label. One important tip participants learned was that they should always make sure their name, date of birth, and address are accurate before accepting the prescription.
As Tuesday continued, Carol Yow taught a fan-favorite class: Jewelry Making with Carol. This class focused on creating a bracelet or necklace for the Halloween season.
Participants came together and enjoyed fellowship, laughs, and more while working on take-home jewelry. Some even had enough beads to make an additional bracelet to take to their grandchildren. It was so wonderful to see all of the creativity amongst the Senior Services participants.
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, Senior Services held Senior Games Field Day at Davie County Community Park to broaden horizons and expose folks to less-participated Senior Games events such as badminton, croquet, discus, and shot put. A few favorites, bocce and horseshoes, were included.
Senior Services would like to send out a thank you to Davie County Community Park for hosting the event, Heidi Day with Bermuda Village, Luke Harris with the Davie Family YMCA, Aaron Thies with the Town of Cooleemee, John Bullins, and Mike Orsillo for serving as experts for the games and sharing tips and tricks for each event.
So much fun was had and confidence was built for the upcoming Senior Games 2022 season.
On Friday, Oct. 29, lunch participants held their annual Halloween Costume Contest where folks showed showed off their creativity. Winners: 1st – Bill Zimmerman; 2nd – Kay Stevenson; 3rd- Lanna Pace; 4th – Marie Culler.
The Halloween festivities continued with a spooky, fun event: Halloween Bingo. Special thank you to Mickel and Alice Barnette of Barnette Heating and Air for sponsoring this event. If interested in sponsoring future bingo events, please contact Senior Services.
Upcoming events: Veterans Appreciation Lunch or Dinner, Grand Games, the Monthly Movie, Thanksgiving Bingo, and more. To register or learn more, call 336-753-6230.