It’s their month: Senior Center planning activities

Published 9:19 am Thursday, September 8, 2022

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

August has come and gone, and folks at Davie County Senior Services had a wonderful time.

On Aug. 1, the Senior Services Main Campus was filled with folks excited for the beginning of the new season for the SilverStrikers Bowling League. Before each season, participants come together, choose teams, and get ready for the season. The bowlers began the following Monday at Creekside Lanes in Winston-Salem.

On Tuesday, Aug. 9, Beverly Myers instructed several women on how to make ribbon necklaces. The jewelry was fabulous and a joy to everyone.

On Thursday, Aug. 11, the GUM Girls sponsored bingo with a great turnout and grand prizes of WalMart gift cards.

On Friday, Aug. 12, Senior Services SHIIP coordinator, Michelle Ellis, hosted a Welcome to Medicare event, sharing the ins and outs of Medicare.

On Sept. 21 at noon, participants can register for a session on How to Create My Medicare and My Social Security accounts. Call 336-753-6230.

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, Zack Manley from the Davie County YMCA showed the participants how to work with weights at the Working with Weights Demo at the Brock Campus. This was an opportunity for everyone to learn how to use weights correctly and to improve on body strength.

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Senior Services held Ping Pong Fun Day where participants came to the Brock Gym for ping pong. This is a sport that is a Senior Games activity, and it has become so well attended that Ping Pong Open Play will be twice a month for those interested.

On Thursday, Aug. 18, Senior Services began Evening Cornhole. This has been so fun and popular that Senior Services has added it to the schedule for every Thursday for the foreseeable future. Make sure to come out and join in the fun.

On Thursday, Aug. 25, the Good Health Club talked about cabbage. They had a great time learning and are excited for next month when they will learn about apples and pumpkins.

To close out the month, Senior Services held an evening event titled the “Dog Days of Summer Party.” This event featured a skit written and directed by Ina Beavers. The skit performers included Benita Finney, Fred and Kathleen Falin, Darryl Veach, Hazel Dillard, and Morgan Hastings. Décor consisted of yellow table cloths with dog bone centerpieces. The meal consisted of hotdogs, baked beans, and ice cream.

September is Senior Center Month.

Senior Services kicked off the month with bingo hosted by Lambert Funeral Home with more than 70 folks in attendance.

There are several activities coming up in September, so if you are 55 or better, consider joining in the fun. Stop by the Main Campus at 278 Meroney St. or the Brock Campus at 644 N. Main St. To register for an event, give Senior Services a call at 336-753-6230.