Davie Senior Services rocks into April

Published 1:32 pm Tuesday, April 18, 2023

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Senior Services wrapped up the Spring knitting class taught by Dr. Danny Cartner on March 10.

The Davie County Public Library held two Crafternoons: Pebble Art and an Herb Garden. Crafternoon events are offered twice a month in partnership with the library.

On March 14, Dr. Fred McPhail from Novant Health talked about Keeping Kidneys Healthy. Health seminars are open to the community and offered once a month.

On March 16, the Senior Book Club discussed a novel. They enjoying new books each month.

March 17, Senior Services celebrated Saint Patrick’s Day with Welcome to Medicare, a luncheon twice a year to help individuals understand Medicare and what to do when recently eligible, taught by SHIIP coordinator, Michelle Ellis.

The Good Health Club met March 23 and learned about hydration and how to stay hydrated. They made infused waters and did light exercises. The class was taught by Teresa Stovall.

One of the favorite classes is the What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks. Amari Champion, intern from Winston-Salem State University, taught folks how to make deli spirals, fruit skewers, and acai bowls for quick summer treats and to prepare for hosting events.

To close the month, the annual Rock-a-thon Fundraiser themed “Donut” Stop Rocking was held.

Entertainment featured the band Funky Confusion, and there were performances by the Davie Dazzlers, Singing Seniors, and Boogie Brigade. Ten teams participated: Boogie Brigade, Hot-n-Now Yoga, Crochet Group, Donutz for Dorthy, Senior Games Rockers, Lettuce Rock, There’s No Crying in Pickleball, Davie Dazzlers, Mike’s Rockers, and Kiwanis of Davie.

The teams raised more than $15,000 for Davie Senior Services. The Dog Wagon of Farmington and DonutNV of Advance were there, and more than 150 people attended despite the dreary weather.

Senior Services would like to thank the Rescue House Church for not only their volunteers but their generous donation to the fundraising efforts and the use of the space.

Hopping into April, Senior Services kicked off the month with a newly formed Parkinson’s Support Group where Dr. Jessica Tate from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist spoke about Parkinson’s disease and Diana Parrish from the Parkinson’s Foundation Carolinas Chapter spoke about upcoming events and information through the foundation. The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the first Monday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Senior Services Main Campus. This group is open to folks with Parkinson’s and their support system.

April 5, County Commissioner Benita Finney joined Senior Services for a special event – a graveside Floral Design Class. This class offered tips on how to make arrangements to honor loved ones in the cemetery. The participants had a choice between a cradle or a vase design.

April 6 was a busy day, featuring the start of the monthly Veterans Socials followed by the monthly chat with the Senior Tar Heel delegate and closing with CarFit. The Veterans Social was well attended with speakers from Trellis Supportive Care, the N.C. State Veterans Home in Salisbury, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Allison Brown, Davie County Senior Tar Heel Representative, shared important updates about what is going on at the state level for seniors. And, Dr. Megan Collins and her students from Winston-Salem State University, shared about fitting your car for the safest driving experience.

Weekly events include Art Classes, Woodcarving, Crocheting, Knitting, Chorus, and more at the Main Campus and Yoga, Zumba, Line Dancing, SilverHealth, and Morning Wake Up and more at the Brock Campus.

To learn more about Senior Services, call 336-753-6230.