Catawba County News
Seniors Morning Out Activities to Include Craft and Cooking Classes
Published: June 21, 2021
Seniors Morning Out sites are re-opening on Tuesday, July 6th. Participants will enjoy a variety of activities in July including craft and cooking classes.
Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at five convenient locations. A hot, balanced lunch is served each day. Programs are free to participants, who may pick and choose which days to attend. Bus transportation to and from the sites is available in some locations.
Other program highlights are as follows:
At the Newton site, located at First Presbyterian Church, 701 N Main Ave, Newton: July 6, Mental Health Awareness and Education; July 12, Wind Chime Craft; July 13, Tai Chi with Mary from Newton Rec; July 15, Healthy Vision Education; July 19, Nutrition Education: ”What’s on Your Plate?”; July 20, Cooking Class- Easy Berry Trifle; July 29, Black Light Chalk Presentation with Charles Sisti. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Jennifer Garcia at 828-455-4133 at least two days in advance.
At the West Hickory site, located at the West Hickory Senior Center, 400 17th St SW, Hickory: July 12, Support for the Journey: Grieving Loss due to COVID with Rev. Sandi Hood; July 14, Cooking Class- Blueberry Coconut Rollups; July 15, Music by Cameron Matthews; July 21, Tic Tac Toe Tournament; July 22, Luau; July 27, National UV Sun Safety Month; July 29, Birthday party with Elvis Impersonator, Ed Smith. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Danielle Hicks at 828-323-8746 at least two days in advance.
At the East Hickory site, located at First United Methodist Church, 311 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601: July 6, Native American Flute with Ruthie Hill; July 7, Cooking Class- Avocado Spread; July 13, Self-Massage led by Ruthie Hill; July 15, Flag Picture Frame Craft; July 20, Moon Qigong with Ruthie Hill; July 21, Blueberry Nutrition and Snack with Ruthie Hill; July 29, The Importance of Eye Care with Annie Williams. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Rita Pritchard at least two days in advance by calling 828-320-5963.
At the Catawba site, located at Center United Methodist Church, 4945 Sherrills Ford Rd, Catawba: July 6, Watermelon Social; July 8, High Blood Pressure Education and Stroke Awareness by Meghan Harmon, CVMC; July 14, Cooking Class- Blueberry Muffins and the Health Benefits of Blueberries; July 15, American Flag Crafts with Tonya Jarnac; July 20, CARE Program with Sandy Austin, Catawba County Sherriff’s Department; July 27, A Good Grief Program by Sandi Hood; July 29, Music by Seniors on the Move. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Wendy Thomas at 828-320-0434 at least two days in advance.
At the Maiden site, located at the Maiden Community Center, 207 E Klutz St, Maiden: July 6, Watermelon Social; July 7, Good Grief Program by Rev. Sandi Hood; July 13, Cooking Class- Apple pie Taquitos; July 21, Butter Bean Auction; July 22, Chalk Art Reveal with Charles Sisti; July 27, Music by Sentimental Journey; July 29, Birthday Party with Cameron Matthews. If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call Lisa Adams at 828-320-5966 at least two days in advance.
Seniors Morning Out is operated by Senior Nutrition Services of Catawba County Social Services and is in need of volunteers to assist with the program between 8:00am and noon, Monday – Thursday. Please call 828-695-5617, if interested. In addition to SMO, Senior Nutrition Services operates Meals on Wheels and related programs in the county. Additional volunteers are urgently needed in the Catawba, Claremont and West Hickory areas to deliver Meals on Wheels. You can volunteer as little as 1.5 hours a month. To find out more, contact Senior Nutrition Services at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. For the latest updates, like their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty, or visit their website at http://www.MealsonWheelsofCatawbaCounty.org.
Catawba County Senior Nutrition Services is a United Way funded partner. Catawba County United Way’s mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to help others by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information, locate us on Facebook, 828-327-6851 or www.ccunitedway.com.