Gnome crafts and more at senior services

Published 8:40 am Thursday, December 16, 2021

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By Carrie Miller
Davie Senior Services

Senior Services hosts a quarterly seminar with the Davie County Health Department. In November, Allegra Tucker gave a presentation on “How We Used to Eat.”
This discussed nutrition and intuitive eating. Tucker will return to senior services on Feb. 28 with a seminar on Heart Health.
On Thursday, Nov. 18, Genny Hinkle led the Senior Book Club in discussion of the book “The Room on Rue Amelie” by Kristin Harmel. The Senior Book Club has been going strong for 15 years and continues to meet monthly and will meet again on Dec. 14 at the Davie County Public Library. Book club members can check out the books from the circulation desk at the library and return them at their convenience. Book titles are given to Senior Services one month in advance, so if interested, contact Senior Services.
On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Senior Lunchbox activity was a “Dress like Thanksgiving” contest. This meant that anyone could come to the contest and show off their best outfit. Several participated. Winners included Caldonia Evans, Lanna Pace and Diane Cannaday.
Thanksgiving Bingo was a great hit. This was sponsored by Skyline National Bank and there were 78 people in attendance. Thanksgiving Bingo had several great prizes – one of them being a meat thermometer shaped like a turkey and gobbled when the turkey reached the correct temperature. The grand prize winners won new kitchenware items. It was a fantastic event.
Coming up in December, make plans to join Senior Services for the Christmas Bingo on Dec. 16. Please be sure to register in advance. Christmas Bingo will be sponsored by Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Brenda Battle.
On Wednesday, Nov. 24, Davie Senior Services filled the building with cheer. The Davie County National Honor Society sent 12 students to help decorate and make the building feel like the holiday season. This was a fun afternoon, and Senior Services enjoys the opportunity to have high school aged volunteers always willing to serve the community.
On Monday, Nov. 29, the Senior Lunchbox activity was making Greeting Cards. Susan Connors instructed the participants on how to make the perfect Christmas cards. Several took theirs home and brought back quilted cards to show their skills. Each month, there are craft activities before lunch. Be sure to check out the calendar.
On Tuesday, Nov. 30, Allison Brown, Davie County’s Senior Tar Heel representative, spoke about updates for seniors being done at the state level. Mrs. Brown is the only representative for the county and is looking for an alternate. To be a Senior Tar Heel Representative, you must be 60 years of age and represent the county that you reside in. If interested in becoming the voice for your county at the state level, contact Senior Services.
On Friday, Dec. 3, 24 Senior Services participants came to the senior center and made a super cute Hat Gnome Ornament out of cardboard, fabric pieces, yarn, and everyone’s favorite, hot glue. This craft had a set of instructions and participants were able to work on the craft at their own pace. It was so nice to enjoy the fellowship together and get into the holiday spirit.
As always, the Senior Services staff is proud to serve their friends 55 and older in Davie County. The January-March quarterly Senior Connection was mailed on Dec. 1, so make sure to check your mailbox. To sign up for all of the activities coming up, call 336-753-6230.