October busy at Davie Senior Services

Published 2:02 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

October was a fantastic month at Davie County Senior Service for adults 55 and older.

The StrongerMemory program came to life where folks come together to work on stimulating the brain to keep their minds active. Social worker, Kelly Sloan, led this activity.

Michelle Ellis, SHIIP coordinator, shared information about Medicare Open Enrollment.

Don Hankins gave a beginner’s pickleball clinic.

The Parkinson’s Support Group met.

On Oct. 3, Tech Tuesday through a partnership with the Davie Public Library as held.

At the main campus, seniors had their blood pressure checked. They also played bingo sponsored by Azalee Stockton, Hazel Dillard, and Mike Epps.

Seniors met with young people at Rich Park for a “duck hunt” and intergenerational walk. There were rubber ducks hidden along the trail.

Seniors were able to chat with Davie’s Senior Tar Heel Legislature delegate.

The monthly veteran’s social featured speaker Kevin Smith from the new Veterans View Intake Center.

Introductory computer skills classes began with a partnership through the Davie Cooperative Extension.

The Bunco group met Oct. 6 to play the fun dice game. They meet on the first Friday of each month.

On Oct. 9, Foster Drug held a flu shot clinic.

The “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” was held on Oct. 10.

Seniors learned how to plan for advanced care at a monthly workshop with Trellis.

The Crafting Extravaganza featured  folks coming together to work on crafting projects and share.

The Department of Transportation and county and town officials held a question and answer session.

Knitting classes ware held with Danny Cartner. This session was focused on how to knit socks.

On Oct. 16, Brandi Patti from Davie Center for Violence Prevention talked about Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The Day Trip was held on Oct. 17 to the Dan’l Boone Inn in Boone and the Mast General Store in Valle Cruis.

After many requests, Senior Services visited Adventure Landing on Oct. 18 for a mini golf tournament.

The theatre club took a trip to the Wolfhaurt Haus Dinner Theatre for a show of Fiddler on the Roof on Oct. 19.

For those who wanted to learn about Navigating Levels of Care, Tracy Warner, Ombudsman for Davie County, joined Senior Services on Oct. 19 with information about the ways to navigate care for yourself and for a loved one.

What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks met on Oct. 23 where they learned about egg substitutions and baking in glass pans versus metal pans.

On Oct. 25, Senior Services held the Fall Field Day at Farmington Community Center. Matt Holman from Bangin’ Chainz gave the seniors a disc golf lesson which was followed by enjoying the outdoor pickleball courts. The football throw and softball throw were also set up for folks who wanted to practice skills before the Senior Games season begins.

The Brock Gym was filled on Oct. 26 for Senior Games and Special Olympics Cornhole where seniors were paired with Special Olympics athletes and had a great time enjoying the fellowship and competition together.

On Oct. 27, Senior Services collaborated with the Davie County Early College High School for Senior and Student Teaching Day. The students had 10 minutes to teach the senior about something they loved and the senior had 10 minutes to share about something they loved. The seniors shared about line dancing, knitting, cornhole, Zumba, meditation, filming commercials, local politics and volunteerism. The students shared about drawing, crocheting, boxing moves, origami, and more.

Crafternoon participants made Artificial Succulent Glass Domes.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month was October, and Christy Wicker from Novant Health spoke on Breast Cancer and ways to prevent it, as well as treatment options.

To close the month, Senior Services celebrated with a Halloween Party that featured Candy Trivia as well as a costume contest.

To learn more about the happenings in November and December, give Senior Services a call at 336-753-6230.