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12/27/2018 12:01:00 AM
Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For January

Catawba County Social
Services Press Release

HICKORY, N.C. – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in January, including cooking classes and musical performances.

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.

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At the Newton site, located at First Presbyterian Church, 701 N Main Ave, Newton: Jan 7, Performance by Inspira; Jan 8, Community Listening Session, Public Health; Jan 9, Glaucoma Awareness; Jan 10, Cooking Class- Tortellini Corn Chowder; Jan 14, Craft Class- Pasta Snowflakes; Jan 15, Music by Sentimental Journey; Jan 17, Movie Day: “Pure Country 2-The Gift”; Jan 22, Gospel Sing Along with Fred Wilson and Martin Luther King Facts; Jan 23, Signs and Symptoms Indicating You May Have Thyroid Problems; Jan 24, Music by Seniors on the Move. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, call Robyn Curtis 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: Jan 2, Cooking Class- Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Their Health Benefits; Jan 7, Community Health Listening Session, Public Health; Jan 9, Common Idioms and Their Meanings; Jan 10, Sentimental Journey to perform; Jan 14, Clear Captions with Antonio Howie; Jan 15, Signs and Symptoms of Stroke with Carolyn Thompson, RN; Jan 17, Shopping at Walmart; Jan 24, Craft Class-Pretty as a Picture- bring a photo; Jan 29, Shopping at Mighty Dollar and Saunders Family Farm then Lunch at Hannah’s BBQ. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Lisa Adams at 828-323-8746 at least two days in advance.

At the East Hickory site, located at Lifepoint Church Hickory, 2123 Fifth St NE, Hickory: Jan 2, Singing and Dancing with Sentimental Journey; Jan 8, Lunch at Red Lobster then Shopping at Valley Hills Mall; Jan 9, Celebrating Martin Luther King Day; Jan 14, Home Health Services with Jemina Shareef, Unique Life Care; Jan 15, Grief 101 with Sandy Hood and Patricia Warfield, Carolina Caring; Jan 16, Community Health Listening Session, Public Health; Jan 23, Shopping at Walmart; Jan 24, Craft Class- Pine Cone Bird Feeders; Jan 29, Cooking Class- Stuffed Celery Snacks. 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 Hopewell United Methodist Church, 2211 Hopewell Church Rd, Sherrills Ford: Jan 3, Seniors on the Move to perform; Jan 8, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Jan 10, Effects of Stress on Your Body and Way to Manage It; Jan 16, How to Keep Your Feet Healthy with Ryan Kelly, Foot Solutions; Jan 17, Mosaic Art with Debra Zimmerman; Jan 22, Martin Luther King Facts and Trivia; Jan 23, Cooking Class-Easy Blueberry Pies; Jan 24, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac; Jan 30, Music by Sentimental Journey. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, call 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: Jan 2, How to Prevent Back Injury; Jan 7, Cooking Class- Potato and Onion Soup; Jan 8, Dementia Friends with Karen Phoenix, WPCOG; Jan 9, What to Say and Not Say to Someone Who Is Grieving; Jan 14, Community Health Listening Session, Public Health; Jan 17, Library to Go with Sarah Sherfey; Jan 22, Music by Sentimental Journey; Jan 28, Sing Along with Charles Ballard; Jan 30, Chair Yoga and Bingo. If you would like to attend any of these programs, please call Loretta Hefner 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 to deliver Meals on Wheels. You can volunteer as little as one and a half hours a month. The program is also conducting its annual fund-raising drive at this time. To find out more, contact Senior Nutrition at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for holidays. For the latest updates, like their Facebook page at, or visit their website at

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

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