Seniors visit museum … and with a queen

Published 9:25 am Tuesday, June 11, 2024

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By Carrie Miller

Davie Senior Services

May is Older American’s Month, and this year the theme was “Powered by Connection.”

Davie Senior Services strives to connect older adults with social activities and services such as the senior lunchbox program, meals on wheels, caregiver support and more.

Senior Services held estaurant fundraisers to celebrate Older American’s Month – Pelican’s SnoBalls, Chick-fil-A Bermuda Run, Hwy55, Sam’s Ice Cream, and Restaurant 101 allowed Senior Services to receive a portion of salest.

On May 6, Senior Services held the monthly Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting. These meetings are held the first Monday and are open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.

On May 10, the annual Mother/Daughter Banquet featured Ms. Senior America North Carolina 2023, Jennifer Tuttle Gentle, who spoke and performed her singing talent alongside her father, Don Tuttle. This was well attended, and everyone had a great time.

As the month progressed, Senior Services folks met with pen pals from Davie High School on May 13. There were many seniors who felt this was one of the most important events Senior Services has done.

On May 15, Senior Services held the quarterly Caring with Cards to create feel-good cards for the homebound seniors who receive meals each day.

A fan favorite, bingo, was held on May 16, sponsored by Daniel Furniture.

The Spring Fling Party was Friday, May 17 and Mike Hendrix and Patsy Crenshaw led the program. There was a fun sing-a-long and refreshments.

On May 21, Senior Services held “Meet Your Officials” where several county officials attended to answer questions from seniors.

Several folks enjoyed a day trip to the Hickory Aviation Museum on May 21.

On May 29, Senior Services held the annual Senior Health and Fitness Day with National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The shred truck was onsite at the Brock and the participants enjoyed healthy snacks and played exercise bingo where winners were able to take home their own shredder.

A Juneteenth velebration: “Jubilee, Songs & Praise” will be Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m.

To register for this or other programs, call 336-753-6230.