Ugly sweater contest a fun time at senior services

Published 7:53 am Monday, December 20, 2021

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By Carrie Miller
Davie Senior Services

On Dec. 14, Melissa Welch from Novant Health presented on How to Improve Memory and Brain Health. This presentation was done via Zoom due to COVID-19 traveling restrictions.
Davie County Senior Services was able to display the presenter on the screen in the front of th multipurpose room and all attendees were able to interact and engage with the presenter. Senior Services partners with Novant for a seminar each quarter. Novant will be presenting again in March. Call Senior Services to reserve a space.
The holiday season is typically a more difficult time for the homebound seniors in Davie County. Recognizing this, Rescue House Church donated holiday stockings for each of the homebound seniors in Davie. Rick Tesh, Rescue House Church member and Meals on Wheels volunteer, helped deliver the stockings to Senior Services, and the Senior Services Meals on Wheels volunteers distributed those with the meals that day.
These small gestures are the perfect way to celebrate with those at home. As always, if interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels driver and helping the homebound population in Davie, contact Senior Services.
On Wednesdays, the Senior Lunchbox program is always bingo. Throughout December, the weekly morning bingo has been filled with holiday prizes. This bingo is so much fun – the game starts with trying to win with a “U” shape pattern on cards followed by regular bingo which can be won with the following patterns: horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or four corners. The regular bingo is followed by a coverall for the grand prize. The bingo callers are volunteers, and Senior Services is grateful to Susan Connors and Cheryl Anderson for always being willing to volunteer on Wednesday mornings.
Thursday morning brought about loads of laughter with Alice Barnette’s presentation of a “Definition of a Cow.” This is a short skit that goes over all of the parts of a cow and how the cow is actually a machine. She also talked about life on the farm, old sayings, and everyone shared memories of the past. Some folks even shared their own stories of cows and life on the farm. Many commented on childhood and being gone all day without any worries and coming home when the sun went down. Special memories and moments of reminiscing are always a fun time of sharing at Senior Services.
On Thursday, Dec. 16, the Senior Services building was packed with bingo enthusiasts who came out to the Christmas Bingo spectacular event sponsored by Edward Jones Financial Advisor, Brenda Battle. Ms. Battle called the bingo game, and it was a time full of joy and cheer. Snacks were white cheddar popcorn with lemonade and water. Betty Goins and Ray Widner were the top two cover-all winners. Mr. Widner went home with a 1,000 piece Christmas puzzle, and Ms. Goins left with a beautiful hand-made wreath.
On Friday, Dec. 17, the Senior Lunchbox program held their annual Ugly Sweater Contest. This contest is so much fun every year because everyone’s outfits are so fun, creative, and in the holiday spirit. The winners were: Sandra Gebel, Ronnie Knost, and Lanna Pace. As a special surprise for everyone in attendance, Santa Claus made his grand appearance with candy canes for all. Folks were able to share what they’d like for Christmas with Santa and take a picture. It was a perfect way to spend a Friday.
Senior Services wishes everyone a happy holiday season with hopes that anyone 55 and better will make plans to attend activities in 2022. The January-March Senior Connection Newsletter has been delivered and can be spotted around town. Senior Services hosts activities to keep seniors engaged and excited.
To learn more or to be added to the mailing list, give Senior Services a call at 336-753-6230.