Bingo next Thursday at Senior Services

Published 11:59 am Tuesday, June 20, 2023

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Senior Services finished Older American’s Month with events for all.

The monthly movie featured a new movie with Tom Hanks.

On May 19, seniors strapped their seatbelts and adventured from their armchairs to Holland with fun facts, tours, and traditional Holland dishes. here were several people in the audience who offered insight on visiting Holland. The next adventure will be to Alabama and will be held in September. Sign up by calling 336-753-6230.

There are often craft classes at Senior Services.During May, Beverly Myers joined for a $5 elastic bracelet class. She enjoyed making the bracelets and fellowship.

On May 22, the What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks class discussed kiwi fruit. They talked about health benefits and each person was able to make their own kiwi salsa with onion, cilantro, and jalapeno peppers. Of course, there were tortilla chips. They learned about a healthy summer snack to serve at their next backyard party. This class is held the fourth Monday.

On May 25, the Good Health Club practiced light exercises before discussing healthy dining options using jasmine rice. They learned how to make peach smoothies out of nectar. This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month.

On May 26, Senior Services held the Puzzle Frenzy. Participants were split into two teams. They were given two hours to complete a 500-piece puzzle, and the winning team received a prize. The winning team left with a prize of a new puzzle to work on at home.

To close the month, Senior Services celebrated the 30th anniversary of National Senior Health and Fitness Day at the Masonic Picnic Grounds. There was a demonstration of at-home exercises from Bermuda Village’s Director of Wellness, Shelley Owen, followed by Health Preparedness techniques from Davie County Health Department’s Preparedness Coordinator, Ben Justice, and closed with yard games that got muscles moving.

Senior Services kicked off June with a Golden Anniversary Party for all the couples that have been married for 50 or more years. This celebration featured acatered meal accompanied by piano music and the Newlywed Game with coordinator Mike Hendrix. Twekve couples attended with many celebrating anniversaries much longer than 50 years. The couple married the longest had over 60 years of marriage.

On June 5, Senior Services held the monthly Parkinson’s Support Group with speaker Kelly Rowland from Novant Health, who shared information about ways to exercise and locations of the Power Moves classes. The next Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting will be Monday, July 3 at 2 pm.

On June 6, a bocce clinic was held at the Davie County Community Park. This event taught new players the basics

To close out the first full week of June, Senior Services held Hearing Screenings through Beltone on and the Brock Gym was filled with players for the quarterly Senior Games and Special Olympics Cornhole event.

Bingo sponsored by Skyline National Bank will be Thursday, June 29 at 1 p.m., plus a variety of weekly and monthly activities.

To register for an event or to learn more, call 336-753-6230.