Davie Senior Services day trips are popular

Published 10:13 pm Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Davie County Senior Services has had an exciting few weeks.

February kicked off by celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Senior Tar Heel Legislature on Feb. 2. Krispy Kreme Clemmons donated doughnuts and Davie County’s Senior Tar Heel, Allison Brown, spoke about the topics that will be brought forward during the upcoming legislative session. Brown will visit Senior Services on the first Thursday of each month for “Chat with Your Senior Tar Heel Delegate.”

On Monday, Feb. 6, Senior Services held a Disaster Preparedness Seminar where Fire Marshal Cameron Webb shared tips, tricks, and information about what to do if a disaster occurs in Davie County. EMS Direcotr Joseph Ashburn introduced himself to the group and shared information.

On Feb. 7, the bus took off to the Richard Childress Racing Museum and the Senior Country Store in Davidson County. There were lots of laughs and great times. There is a day trip once a month, so be on the lookout for sign up dates coming up soon.

On Feb. 9, Senior Services held the quarterly Memory Café, facilitated by Kelly Sloan, services coordinator, and volunteers included Bonnie Brown, Roni Barney, and Janis Myers. Memory Café is an event for individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their family caregivers. They enjoyed painting “love rocks” and heart shaped snacks.

Feb. 10 brought a favorite – bingo, sponsored by Lambert Funeral Service, and Kim Lambert called the game. So much fun was had and everyone enjoyed the snacks and fellowship.

On Feb. 13, Senior Services held a Heart Health Seminar where Dr. Vasu from Wake Forest Baptist Medical School shared information on how to keep your heart healthier. Did you know just walking 30 minutes a day can influence your heart health? Health seminars are held at least once a month and cover a variety of topics. Check out the upcoming seminars.

On Feb, 14, Senior Services celebrated Valentine’s Day will a party. Entertained was by the Davie County Singing Seniors and everyone had a wonderful time. More than 122 folks attended. The Singing Seniors meet every Thursday for practice and are actively searching for new members.]Give Senior Services a call.

On Feb. 17, Senior Services held the Senior Games and SilverArts Kickoff at the Brock Campus with more than 40 people in attendance. There were games set up around the Brock Gym and participants had chances to win a free Senior Games registration. The winner was Charles Schlarp.

On Feb. 23, Senior Services held Senior Games and Special Olympics Cornhole and had a fantastic time. This event is scheduled once a quarter and everyone loves the fun and joining both groups together. There will be an upcoming event in June.

Senior Services closed February with What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks. The program was led by intern, Amari Champion, and she shared helpful home hacks around the kitchen with supplies most already have. One example was cleaning the blinds. If you have an old sock, you can put it on your hand and spritz it with water and clean both sides of your blinds at the same time. Everyone enjoyed talking about these helpful home hacks together.

To kick off March, Senior Services held Armchair Adventures to Ireland. The group “traveled” overseas (without leaving their chairs) and enjoyed learning about Ireland’s layout, viewing Irish dances, playing a game along with the story of Saint Patrick, touring historical locations, and enjoyed special dishes like Dublin Coddle and Irish Apple Cake. These events happen once a quarter.

On March 6, Davie Sheriff JD Hartman joined Senior Services for Coffee with the Sheriff. Hartman shared information on operations of the sheriff’s department and answered questions.

On March 7, Senior Services headed on another day trip., this time to the Greensboro Science Center. They saw penguins, tigers, sharks, and more.  The next day trip will be to Reed Gold Mine Historic Site on April 11. Sign up before the spots are filled.

On March 9, Senior Services enjoyed another round of bingo. Trellis Supportive Care sponsored and Sherri Moore and Jacob Gordon represented the organization and had a great time with this event.

Upcoming events include: the Monthly Movie, the Good Health Club, What’s Cooking, Theatre Club, and last but not least, the largest fundraiser of the year, Rock-a-thon.

This year, the Rock-a-thon will be held at the Rescue House Church on Friday, March 31 and will feature band Funky Confusion and entertainment from the Davie Dazzlers Cheerleading Squad, the Singing Seniors, and the Boogie Brigade Line Dancers.

This event is open to the community and free for all attendees. The Dog Wagon and DonutNV will be onsite for food for purchase. This event is to raise money for Senior Services, so please make plans to come out and support your favorite team. If you don’t have a team, come on out, enjoy the fun, and donate to Senior Services.

Questions about registering for events? Give Senior Services a call at 336-753-6230.