Discover the Davie County Senior Center

Published 2:11 pm Tuesday, October 17, 2023

By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

September was National Senior Center Month, and Davie Senior Services celebrated the theme: “Senior Centers:  Discover Yours.”

To kick off September, Bunco met on Sept. 1.

On Sept. 6, Marie Craig joined Senior Services for a Beginner’s Genealogy Class that met each week in September, and the students learne about tracing their heritage.

On Sept. 7, Senior Services held the monthly Veterans Social. This social is a time for veterans to come together, enjoy a program and light refreshments. This event is in partnership with Trellis Supportive Care and Davie County Veterans Services.

On Sept. 8, senior services joined Davie County Public Library for the Crafternoon: Acorn Picture Holders.

Each month, Parkinson’s Support Group meets the first Monday. Due to the Labor Day holiday, the group met on Sept. 11 and heard from Dr. Jessica Tate from Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist.

On Sept. 12, folks “visited” Alabama without leaving the county.  Participants learned about inventions, saw the sights, and enjoyed a puzzle, recipe, and snacks including tasting Alabama White Sauce.

Got Plans? and Crafting Extravaganza met on Sept. 13. The workshop through Trellis Supportive Care helps folks complete advance directives. Crafting Extravaganza is a fun time for crafters to come together and share.

On Sept. 14, Benita Finney presented a Fall Graveside Cradle Floral Class. Participants created arrangements to place in the cemetery for the holidays.

Cookies and Canvas was a great afternoon of painting. The group worked on a Scarecrow Gnome while enjoying cookies and sweet tea.

Each month, Senior Services takes a day trip. On Sept. 19, they visited the Hiddenite Museum and Perry Lowe Apple Orchards.

Also on Sept. 19, Bayada sponsored the monthly bingo.

On Sept. 21, the Senior Book Club met at thepublic library. They discussed a book, and look forward to meeting again in October.

This afternoon was also another meeting of the Fall Graveside Floral Class where they worked on vases to put at the graveside with instructor, Benita Finney.

Crafternoon met again at the library on Sept. 22, and the group made Wooden Block Houses. Crafternoon meets twice a month.

A growing class, What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks, meets the fourth Monday of each month. The group discussed pineapples and the health benefits along with the difference in protein powders.There was a smoothie demonstration and everyone tried a pineapple protein smoothie to help boost protein in diets.

Sept. 26 was the monthly meeting for the Theatre Club. Members discussed options for shows in the upcoming months. There is space open for their trip to see “Elf the Musical.” If interested, call for more information.

Senior Services serves around 150 people every weekday with homebound meals. To spark joy and happiness, Senior Services holds a quarterly event titled Caring with Cards where the group works on cards to send to the homebound seniors. On Sept. 27, this group worked on Halloween Cards that will go out with meals toward the end of October. In November, they will work on Christmas cards.

To close out the month, Senior Services held its quarterly Grandparents & Me event with Smart Start of Davie County.

Upcoming events: Halloween Party on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. (open to adults 55 and older); the Veterans Appreciation Event Lunch at 1 p.m. or Dinner at 6 p.m. on Nov. 9 (open to a veterans of any age and their guest, one meal only); and the Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. (open to adults 55 and older).

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