Seniors go red, white and blue

Published 9:47 am Thursday, August 4, 2022

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Senior Services kicked off July with many new and exciting events, activities, and programs.

On July 6, the crocheting group began and will meet each Wednesday morning at 9 at the Main Campus. Teachers are Theresa Manak and Sara Cioffi. The class is working on chains and “v” stitches. Anyone is welcome to come and join at any time.

On Thursday, July 7 Senior Services held the quarterly Memory Café, a social gathering for persons with Alzheimers or other dementia and their caregivers. The caregivers and their loved ones enjoyed ice cream sundaes and visiting one another.

On Friday, July 8, Senior Services joined the Davie County Public Library for the twice a month Crafternoon. This event was titled “Crafternoon: Tie Dye Craft” and participants were encouraged to bring a small item with them to tie dye. The group enjoyed creating patterns and tie dye creations.

On Tuesday, July 12, Senior Services was joined by Dr. Matthew Belford from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and shared about the signs of a heart attack. Dr. Belford answered several questions. There will be another seminar with Atrium Health next quarter.

On Thursday, July 14, Senior Services held a Red, White, and Blue Party with entertainment by Fairfield Bluegrass. All enjoyed the entertainment and food that included mini pigs in a blanket, strawberries, yogurt covered pretzels, blueberries, red, white, and blue Jello, red, white, and blue Rice Krispies treats, and cocktail peanuts.Decorations included red, white, and blue balloons and navy tablecloths with red, white, and blue napkins.

On Monday, July 18, Senior Services held the monthly movie. Movie titles are released at least a week prior to the date. Movie titles are posted at the Senior Services buildings, and you may call 336-753-6230.

On Wednesday, July 20, Senior Services held the quarterly intergenerational activity with an afternoon of grands cornhole. Grandparents were invited to bring grandchildren and great-grandchildren of any age to participate at the Brock Campus. If interested in upcoming events with grandchildren, contact Senior Services.

On Thursday, July 21, Senior Services held two events. The Senior Book Club met at the Davie County Public Library for the monthly meeting. The book club meets the third Thursday of each month, and the book titles are given to the group one month in advance.

Senior Services also held themonthly bingo, sponsored by Home Again Home Care which provided a snack and prizes. Grand prizes included laundry detergent, a set of pot holders, and a large pack of toilet paper.