Rock-a-thon raises $16,000 for senior services

Published 1:44 pm Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

Davie Senior Services has had a wonderful kickoff to the spring season.

On Friday, March 1, Senior Services held the monthly Bunco event.

On March 6, Kelly Sloan, services coordinator, led the Hello Game – a safe, easy and fun way to talk about living and dying and what matters most.

The first Thursdays are busy, starting with the monthly Veterans Socials, followed by Chat with Your Senior Tar Heel Delegate, and followed with the Diabetes and Nutrition classes.

On March 8, Senior Services held the Welcome to Medicare Luncheon where folks that will be turning 60 are able to learn about the basics of Medicare, supplements, prescription drug plans, advantage plans, and more. Michelle Ellis, Senior Services SHIIP coordinator, spoke and is available for appointmentse.

Senior Services partnered with the Davie County Public Library for Crafternoon, where participants worked on a “Chunk Painting” project that they were able to take home.

On March 12, attorney Hank Van Hoy answered questions about legal matters, and Roberts Funeral Service sponsored the monthly bingo.

On March 15, Senior Services held the annual Rock-a-thon with the theme “Rockin’ Your Boots Off,” featuring country music artist Taylor Mason, along with performances from the Senior Services Boogie Brigade and 2 pm Zumba class, the “Zumbooters.” Food trucks were Eric and K’s BBQ and Jason’s Italian Ice. The location was the Rescue House Church. The event raised more than $16,000 for Sr. Services.

The monthly What’s Cooking: Foods, Fads, and Helpful Home Hacks participants discussed easy dinners, made one own to take home, and tasted a recipe.

On March 26, Senior Services held a Basics of Alzheimer’s information event with Karen Phoenix from Project CARE where they were able to ask questions and learn about an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and also enjoy a pizza supper.

Senior Services held the monthly day trip to Dewberry Tulip Farm in Kernersville where they were able to enjoy the tulip fields, pick flowers for Easter, and have lunch.

Upcoming events at Senior Services include the Senior Prom on April 19, Bingo on April 30, the Mother/Daughter Banquet on May 10, the Spring Fling party on May 17, and Bingo on May 16.

Senior Services has fundraisers in May for Older American’s Month: Thursday, March 2, 3-9 p.m. at Pelican’s SnoBalls in Mocksville; Gallons for Good Fundraiser Monday-Saturday, May 6-11 at Chick-fil-a Bermuda Run; Saturday, May 18 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Sam’s Ice Cream in Advance; Tuesday, May 21 from 5-9 p.m. at Hwy 55, Mocksville; and Thursday, May 30 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Restaurant 101 in Mocksville.

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