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2/26/2020 12:15:00 AM
Catawba County Seniors Morning Out For March

Catawba County Social
Services Press Release

HICKORY – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in March, including musical performance 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.

On March 17th, seniors 60 years or older are invited to attend a gospel performance by Billy Ramseur, at First United Methodist Church Hickory from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon. Registration is required by calling 828-695-5610 by March 10th. Lunch will be provided at no cost.

Other program highlights are as follows:

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At the Newton site, located at First Presbyterian Church, 701 N Main Ave, Newton: Mar 3, Tai Chi; Mar 9, Drumstick Fitness; Mar 10, Cooking Class- Banana Nut Muffins; Mar 12, What’s on a Food Label?; Mar 19, Black Light Chalk Presentation; Mar 23, Craft Class- Bead Sun Catchers; Mar 25, Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments with Vaya Health: Mar 26, Movie Day: “Breakthrough”. 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: Mar 2, Basics of Tai Chi; Mar 3, Cooking Class- Angel Food Cake; Mar 10, Chair Exercises; Mar 11, Cameron Matthews performing Rock and Country classics; Mar 12, Sentimental Journey; Mar 18, Nutrition Education: Choosing Healthy Meals; Mar 24, Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments with Vaya Health; Mar 25, Canvas and Acrylic Crafts. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Sam Garlock 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: Mar 5, Sentimental Journey singing and dancing; Mar 10, Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments with Vaya Health; Mar 11, Chair Yoga; Mar 12, Cooking Class- Ants on a Log for National Celery Month; Mar 19, Planting Marigolds; Mar 24, Chocolate Flower Project; Mar 26, Breathing Techniques; Mar 31, Strategies for Better Sleep. 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: Mar 3, Bowling at Pin Station; Mar 5, Easy, Nutritious Snacks for Seniors; Mar 11, Planting Flowers; Mar 12, Adult Protective Services Presentation; Mar 18, Cooking Class- St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies; Mar 19, “Are You Okay?” Program Presentation; Mar 24, Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments with Vaya Health; Mar 25, Caffeine Awareness. 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: Mar 3, Enhancing Mental Health with Alternative Treatments with Vaya Health; Mar 4, Cooking Class- Irish Potato Candy; Mar 10, Chocolate Flower Project; Mar 11, Good Nutrition for Seniors; Mar 16, Prime Time Singers; Mar 24, Sentimental Journey; Mar 25, Balloon Volleyball; Mar 31, Bingo. 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 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 in the Maiden area 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, 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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