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4/28/2019 12:21:00 PM
Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For May

Catawba County Social
Services Press Release

HICKORY, N.C. – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in May, including Mother’s Day celebrations 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 a.m. and 12 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: May 2, Movie Day: “Letters to God”; May 6, Top 5 Food Borne Illness Risk Factors; May 7, Shopping at Walmart and Lunch at Rock’n Oven Pizza; May 9, Mother’s Day Celebration; May 16, Nutrition of Pears and Cooking Class- Chocolate and Pear Quesadillas; May 22, Person(RE)ality: Why is mine different? With Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; May 23, Memorial Day Cookout with Entertainment by Respira; May 28, Newton Conover High School Jazz Band to perform. 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: May 1, Cooking Class- Apple Pie Taquitos; May 2, Make fun and Easy Pop Up Dimensional Cards with Erica Derr, Catawba County Libraries; May 6, Support for the Journey: Grieving Someone You Love with Rev. Sandy Hood, Carolina Caring; May 7, First Aid Training with Melanie Sigmon, Catawba County EMS; May 8, Craft Class- Mexican Flowers; May 15, Are Analgesic Creams Harmful? with Annie Williams, RN; May 23, Ed Smith, Elvis tribute artist to perform; May 28, Person(RE)ality: Why is mine different? With Jeff Dula, Vaya Health. 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: May 1, Matter of Balance with Sarah Stamey, Area Agency on Aging; May 2, Sentimental Journey to perform; May 7, Breakfast at Hart and Soul Café then shopping at Walmart; May 13, Medicare Fraud with Diane Trainor; May 20, Are Analgesic Creams Harmful? with Annie Williams, RN; May 21, Senior Games; May 23, Craft Class- Creative Art Self Portraits; May 30, Cooking Class- Cheddar and Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. 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: May 2, High Blood Pressure Education with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; May 8, Medicare Fraud with Diane Trainor; May 9, Mother’s Day Celebration with music by Sentimental Journey; May 14, Bowling at Pin Station and Lunch at Four Peas in a Pod; May 15, Cooking Class- Waldorf Salad; May 16, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac; May 22, Health Benefits of Eggs for National Egg Month; May 30, Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. 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: May 1, Craft Class- Mother’s Day Necklaces; May 2, Matter of Balance with Sarah Stamey, Area Agency on Aging; May 6, Cooking Class- Red and Blue Phyllo Pies; May 7, Person(RE)ality: Why is mine different? With Vaya Health; May 14, Library to Go with Sarah Sherfey; May 15, Emergency Preparedness with Frank Ballentine; May 20, Medicare Fraud with Diane Trainor; May 28, Sentimental Journey to perform. 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 a.m. 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. To find out more, contact Senior Nutrition Services at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, 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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