Seniors tour fruitcake factory

Published 9:16 am Thursday, December 8, 2022

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Participants at Senior Services have celebrated a fabulous Novembe.

The month started with a day trip to the Southern Supreme Fruitcake Factory in Bear Creek, including a tour of the factory and shopping for from the store.

On Thursday, Nov. 3, Senior Services held an Online Shopping 101 class where participants could learn how to do online shopping on Amazon, Belk, Walmart, and more.

The Senior Writing Group also met this day and talked about writing journals and remembering things from the past. Participants read their stories out loud to the group. One story in particular, written by Sandra Wood about her grandparents, moved the room from laughter to tears. It was an excellent group meeting, and they’d love for you to come join.

On Monday, Nov. 7, Senior Services filled the room for a basket weaving wreath class taught by Cheryl Tilley. The wreaths were variations of red, white, and green with types of small décor – a perfect way to start the holiday season.

On Monday, Nov. 14, Karen Phoenix from Project CARE talked about dementia, including the warning signs and how one can receive respite benefits and support through the journey.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Senior Services held its monthly Tech Tuesday in partnership with the Davie County Public Library. Rachel Nelson shared information with participants about how to use their iPads.

Also on Nove. 15, Senior Services offered bingo, with 70 participants, sponsored by Civic Federal Credit Union. LeeAnna Lott represented the credit union and called out the bingo games.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, Senior Services held its first Jigsaw Free for All where participants were split into teams of three and given a 500-piece puzzle and two hours to complete it. The winning team finished with 20 minutes to spare and the second place team finished with 9 minutes to spare.

On Monday, Nov. 21, Senior Services held its monthly movie. These movies are chosen each month, shown on the third Monday of each month, and feature popcorn and a snack.

Coming up in December, Senior Services will hold their annual Christmas Party on Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. and New Year’s Bingo on Dec. 30. Call to register.

The Senior Services Main Campus is at 278 Meroney St., Mocksville. The Brock Campus is located at 644 N. Main Str.. Feel free to stop by either campus and check out what is happening. Give Senior Services a call at 336-753-6230 for more information and to register for upcoming events.

Article by: Carrie Miller, Senior Services