It’s their month: Seniors visit the zoo, learn bocce and party

Published 4:11 am Thursday, October 13, 2022

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Davie County Seniors sure know how to have fun.

September was national Senior Center Month and was filled with things to do.

Lambert Funeral Home sponsored bingo on Sept. 1. Belinda Totten and Joanna Darnall won grand prizes.

Senior Writing Club met that day and discussed writing in a journal. Each month the Senior Writing Club meeting is held on the first Thursday at 2 p.m. at the main campus on Meroney Street.

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, seniors headed to the NC Zoo for a day of seeing animals. Day trips are offered once a month. Spots fill up quickly, and everyone enjoys traveling to new places together.

On Thursday, Sept. 8, the seniors strapped on their seatbelts to their armchairs and took a helicopter ride over New York City with the New York Armchair Adventures program.This program featured all of the highlights across the state of New York such as the Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls and celebrated food such as the New York State Pie – Grape Pie.

On Sunday, Sept. 11, the Theatre Club headed to see Hello Dolly at the Green Room in Newton.

Each month Senior Services holds a special health seminar, and on Tuesday, Sept. 13, Novant Health’s Shannon Kimel spoke about the importance of health and exercise for seniors. Movement is key – and just walking each day will improve your body in many ways.

On Thursday, Sept. 15, Davie County’s NCDOT Maintenance Engineer, Robert McMath, along with Mocksville and Bermuda Run representatives and Davie County Commissioners, visited Senior Services for a time to talk about the roads and other topics of interest.

Sept. 22, the first day of the season Fall, is National Fall Prevention Day. Dr. Megan Edwards Collins joined Senior Services for a special Fall Prevention Seminar.

Following the Fall Prevention Seminar, the Good Health Club talked about apples and pumpkins. They tasted a pumpkin juice and healthy apple muffins. This meeting was led by Wade Peddycord, Senior Services intern from UNC-Charlotte. If interested in joining the Good Health Club, they meet the fourth Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. Next month they will be learning about dragon fruit.

On Friday, Sept. 23, Senior Services held its End of Summer Dance at the Brock Gym.

The Theatre Club met to decide where their next show trip will be.

On Thursday, Sept. 29, Senior Services held a Bocce Clinic at Davie County Community Park where they were able to teach folks how to play despite the cold weather. If you are 50 or better, you can play bocce this upcoming spring season for the Davie County Senior Games.

To close the month, Senior Services held its Senior Center Showcase Party. Unfortunately, several that registered did not attend due to Tropical Storm Ian. The party featured the Davie Dazzlers Cheerleading Squad, the Boogie Brigade, a demonstration of Zumba from Gladys Scott, a demonstration from Mike Orsillo and the SilverHealth and Morning Wake Up class, ending with the Davie County Singing Seniors.

Carrie Miller, event coordinator, shared things that Senior Services does each and every day as well as asked the audience to share about the senior center and what they love. Davie County Senior Services’ staff is appreciative to each and every person who participates at Davie Senior Services to make the senior center a great place to be.

If interested in attending an event or have a question about Senior Services, give Senior Services a call at 336-753-6230.