Seniors stay busy with grandchildren, shucking corn

Published 10:13 am Thursday, July 7, 2022

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Each day, the Senior Lunchbox activity begins at 10 a.m.

The group made clothespin wreaths June 16 and 17; participated in chair volleyball, joke day, and more. If age 60 or older, this program is one you don’t want to miss. Lunch must be reserved the day prior. Hot meals are served every weekday and a salad option is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For more information on the Senior Lunchbox, call Senior Services at 336-753-6230.

On June 21, Prevette & Son Plumbing sponsored the June bingo with 66 participants. Snacks included Chex mix and berry punch. The grand prizes consisted of an umbrella and two extra-large rain gauges.

On Friday, June 24, Senior Services partnered with Smart Start of Davie for a Grandparents and Me event where grandparents and their grandchildren or great-grandchildren (birth-5) were invited to read stories, create a craft, and share a snack. At the end, the children were invited to pick out a book to take home to read with their families.

On Monday, June 27, Senior Services held its monthly What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks. The seniors discussed several methods on removing the silk from corn. First, they tried rubber gloves. Next, they used a corn stripper to remove corn from the cob. Last, each person received a second ear of corn where they removed the silk again to try a new method of buttering corn. Each person took a piece of light bread, buttered the bread, and then used the piece of bread to apply the butter to the corn. It worked. Each person then got to take their ears of corn home to cook for supper.

Events for July include a Veteran’s Social, a Red, White, and Blue Party, and more. Call and register for each event by dialing 336-753-6230 or stop by the Senior Services Main Campus at 278 Meroney St., Mocksville or the Senior Services Brock Campus, 644 N. Main St., Mocksville.

Senior Services and Cognition Davie will host Living History Day on Friday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-noon for children age 7-12 at Cognition, 119 N. Salisbury St., Mocksville. This event will feature art from the past: quilting, spinning, making butter, and woodcarving. To register your child or grandchild, call Cognition at 336-753-1045 or visit