Seniors get helpful tips, go on trips

Published 2:19 pm Tuesday, December 12, 2023

By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

November at Davie Senior Services kicked off with fall risk screenings with Winston Salem State’s physical therapy program.

On Nov. 2, the monthly veterans social was held, and introductory computer skills classes were taught.

On Nov. 3, participants visited the public library for Crafternoon, where they made string art pictures in the shape of North Carolina.

The intermediate pickleball clinic on Nov. 6 had Don Hankins offering his expertixe.

The Parkinson’s Support Group learned about falls, freezing, and fingers from Stephanie Rehm, Novant Health.

On Nov. 7, Benita Finney shared her expertise in bow making.

The following week, Senior Services took a day trip to the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte.

In addition to the day trip, Senior Services offered Puzzle Frenzy, a fun afternoon competition of putting together a puzzle in teams. The winning team got to take home a prize.

Christmas is near, so Susan Connors taught a fun and easy Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath Class on Nov. 15. Everyone got to take a cute wreath home to hang on doors.

The Brock Gym was filled on Thursday, Nov. 16 for the Cornhole Singles Tournament. The winners were Peggy Evans, Wayne Randleman, and Roger Hall.

This was also the day that Senior Services said farewell to their two interns, Kinlee Shea from UNC-Charlotte, and O’Niel Seme from Winston-Salem State.

On Nov. 17, Senior Services visited the library for another fun Crafternoon of rock painting.

On Nov. 19, the Theatre Club visited the Green Room Theatre in Newton for a showing of “Elf the Musical.”

Have you ever wondered what to do when the lights go out? On Monday, Nov. 20, Davie Fire Marshall Cameron Webb shared information about disaster planning and what to do.

Senior Services held the client favorite What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks on Nov. 27. This session talked about potatoes – uses for different varieties and they also tried English Jacket Potatoes and “The World’s Best Mashed Potatoes.”

Senior Services closed November with a crowd at bingo sponsored by Eaton Funeral Service. Benita Finney and Brooke Davie represented Eaton.