Seniors tour lavender farm; celebrate volunteers

Published 1:36 pm Monday, July 3, 2023

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Senior Services participants enjoyed a day trip to Frogholler Lavender Farm in Madison, where they made things with the lavender grown on the farm or purchased items from the store.

Thursday, June 15, the staff celebrated more than 450 volunteers with more than 10,000 hours from July 2022 to May of 2023.

Volunteers at Senior Services give their time a variety of ways – from driving Meals on Wheels, to labeling newsletters each quarter, to serving lunch, helping with events, teaching classes, serving on the advisory board, and more.

Senior Services is grateful to each and every person who takes the time to volunteer and support the seniors in Davie County.

The appreciation event featured a meal from Miller’s Restaurant, a western theme, and a performance from country music artist, Taylor Mason.  If you would like to volunteer at Senior Services, call 336-753-6230.

On June 16, Smart Start of Davie joined Senior Services with a Grandparents & Me event where the grandparents and grandchildren read stories together, talked about healthy eating, and worked on coloring sheets. This event is quarterly.

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Each year, the Piedmont Triad Regional Council hosts a World Elder Abuse Awareness Walk at Triad Park in Kernersville. This year, Davie County Senior Services took a team and had a great time walking for a greater cause.

Senior Services and the Davie Chapter of the NAACP were delighted to share a program titled “Juneteenth – A Cause to Celebrate.”

The program was emceed by Cheryl Anderson from Robert’s Funeral Service.

The beginning featured an opening prayer from Apostle Nettye Barber, singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing”, and the reading of the “Top 10 Facts about Juneteenth” by Hazel Dillard.

Following the historical information, the program featured musical selections from Al Mason, a song and dance number from Jada, Morgan, and Isabel Rice, and then special dance numbers from the Senior Services’ Zumba class.

The program concluded with closing remarks from the Rev. Coker Stewart. The event had 96 people in attendance.

June 22 was the monthly meeting of the Good Health Club. Members discussed the health benefits of cauliflower and did light exercises. This group meets the fourth Thursday.

On the fourth Monday of each month, the What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks class meets. This month, they talked about summer snacks and enjoyed root beer floats and making their own healthy trail mix that featured, nuts, seeds, and chocolates.

June 28 brought about an Intergenerational Walk at Rich Park in partnership with the Davie County Public Library. Folks of all ages joined for a nature walk. More than 50 people attended.

On June 29, Skyline National Bank joined Senior Services by sponsoring the monthly bingo. There was a great turnout with over 70 in attendance.

On June 30, Senior Services held a Cornhole Tournament in the morning at the Brock Gym, where everyone had a wonderful time with competition and fellowship. Teams were chosen at random. The winning team was Charles Mashburn and Roger Hall with Janet Taylor and Steve Evans in second place.

In the afternoon, Davie County Co-Operative Extension Director, Colleen Church, visited Senior Services and shared an informational Canning Demonstration Class with the seniors.

Upcoming events inbclude bingo, a Patriotic Party, and Cooking with Grandkids. To register, call 336-753-6230.