Sock it to me! Seniors enjoy making bunny craft

Published 9:38 am Thursday, March 17, 2022

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Are you searching for something fun to learn? Whether it’s art, education, or exercise, Davie Senior Services has you covered.

During February, senior services staff worked with the line dancing class to create a videos showcasing the variety of dances. The line dancing class is a fun way to socialize, learn new moves, and enjoy fellowship. The class is taught by instructors Vickie Spivey and Julie Cartner.

In April, Senior Services will offer social line dancing one morning and one evening per week.  This will be a class without instruction – just a time to dance. This allows for fun and fellowship without structured learning.

There will still be classes that take place at the Brock Recreation Center in the exercise room on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings. These classes are always open.

Throughout February, Senior Services offered knitting classes where Dr. Danny Cartner taught how to make a baby blanket. This class was well attended, and the folks wanted to learn more. Senior Services added in an intermediate knitting class that began on March 11. This class is focusing on how to knit a citron shawl and will meet in March and April.

On Feb. 14, Senior Services held the annual Valentine’s Day Party, featuring a trivia game. The winning table was invited to go through the snack serving line first, including bagel bites, chocolate cheesecake dip with a multitude of dippers, plus trail mix. The event was wonderful and folks enjoyed the afternoon socializing.

To conclude February, Allegra Tucker from the Davie County Health Department, shared a presentation on heart health. There was great conversation about keeping your heart healthy, the diagnoses that one may experience, and how to maintain a heart healthy diet. Tucker will return to senior services in May for a seminar titled “Move It or Lose It.”

To kick off March, Senior Services held the Senior Writing Group that meets the first Thursday of each month with author, Marie Craig. This group invites anyone 55 or better to learn and brainstorm new ideas for the betterment and improving of their writing. This group can also aid in assisting on writing the best piece possible for the Davie County SilverArts Literary Arts category during the spring season.

On Friday, March 4, Senior Services held Grands Movie Day, a time to bring grandchildren to a movie. Unfortunately, grandchildren weren’t able to make it because the school calendar changed, but the folks in attendance enjoyed the film.

There are intergenerational events at least once a quarter, planned on days when children are out of Davie County Schools. In April, senior services is partnering with SmartStart for “Grandparents and Me,” where grandparents are encouraged to bring their grandchildren or great-grandchildren for story time and a craft. This is also open to older adults that may not have grandchildren or grandchildren who live locally, as well as families who do not have grandparents or grandparents that live locally. This event is geared toward children that are not yet of school age.

On Tuesday, March 8, Senior Services held a diabetes and nutrition seminar through Novant Health. Diabetes educator, Cindy Dillard, shared handouts and information. This seminar was helpful to anyone who has diabetes, wanted to learn about diabetes, or has newly been diagnosed. Novant Health will be back at Senior Services in June to talk about feet. Podiatrist Dr. Adam Badaczewski will share information about how to keep feet healthy.

Thursday, March 8, Senior Services held a Legal Seminar where Hank Van Hoy, attorney at law, shared the importance of estate planning and the legal aid program through Senior Services.

March 10 also brought a fun craft to Senior Services.The Sock Bunny Craft was well attended and fun to make together. The sock is filled with rice and then cut to make ears and tied in two places to make a cute bunny. Lots of fun was had by everyone who attended.

On Friday, March 11, Senior Services concluded the week at the Davie County Public Library for Crafternoon. This event featured DIY Shadow Boxes and was taught by Jazmyne Baylor, adult services librarian. There will be additional Crafternoon events in partnership with the library in May and June.

Additional events coming up in March: St. Patrick’s Day Bingo sponsored by Roberts Chapel on March 17; the Senior Book Club on March 17; Welcome to Medicare on March 18; the Monthly Movie on March 21. and the largest fundraising event is open and intended for the community – Rock-a-thon on March 25 at the Rescue House Church between 5-8 p.m.

Call 336-753-6230 for more information.