Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in October, including a Health Fair and Halloween Parties.

Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8am and 12pm, 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: Oct 2, 10 Signs of Liver Damage; Oct 3, Shopping at Roses and Lunch at Captain D’s; Oct 8, Singer and Pastor Charles Ballard to perform; Oct 9, Auction to support Newton SMO; Oct 11, Newton Auditorium to see play: “Spelling 255” ($5 per ticket); Oct 15, Singer Steve Townsend to perform; Oct 18, Mosaic Art Project with Debra Zimmerman; Oct 23, Breakfast at Four Peas in a Pod and Bowling at Pin Station; Oct 25, Movie Day: ”Facing the Giants”; Oct 30, Guitarist Bob Sinclair and Fiddler Molly Barrett to perform; Oct 31, Halloween Party and Bingo. 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: Oct 1, Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention and Precautions with Sarah Stamey, Aging Specialist; Oct 2, Know the 10 Signs with Emily Jaynes, Alzheimer’s Association; Oct 8, JUICE (Join Us In Creating Enthusiasm) with Barbie Hollar and Friends; Oct 9, Guitar and Fiddle performance by Bob Sinclair and Molly Barrett; Oct 15, Making chocolate flowers at Bloombae’s and frozen yogurt at di’lishi; Oct 16, Health Benefits of Coffee with Carolyn Thompson, RN; Oct 17, Velvet Art Posters; Oct 18, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Jeff Dula, Vaya Health; Oct 22, Cooking Class-Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip; Oct 24, Craft Class-Toilet Paper Pumpkins; Oct 30, Hepatitis C Education and Training with India Richard, Community Health Instructor with ALFA. 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: Oct 2, Nutrition in Pumpkin and Family Feud; Oct 3, Sentimental Journey Singing and Dancing; Oct 4, Trip to The Pretty Place, Looking Glass Falls, and Brevard; Oct 10, Medicare Information with Vickie Blevins; Oct 16, John 3:16 Sing Along; Oct 18, Cooking Class-Easy Pumpkin Dip; Oct 23, Shopping at Walmart; Oct 24, Breast Cancer Awareness with Dr. Juanita Montes, A Women’s View; Oct 25, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Oct 30, Fall Crafts with Suzy Killian; Oct 31, Birthday and Halloween Party with Sentimental Journey. 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 Road, Sherrills Ford: Oct 2, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; Oct 4, Breast Cancer Trivia and Facts; Oct 10, Cooking Class-Healthy Baked Apples; Oct 11, Dental Hygiene for Seniors with Lupe Avalos, CVMC; Oct 17, Depression and Aging with Tammi Jacobs, Supportive Solutions; Oct 18, Visit with Carillon Assisted Living and Lunch at Dixie’s in Newton; Oct 23, Senior Trivia and Volleyball; Oct 25, Crafts with Tonya Jarnac; Oct 29, “Fun in the Fall” with Corn Hole, Cake Walk, and more!; Oct 30, Music by Fred Wilson; Oct 31, Halloween Costume Contest and Bingo. 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, East Second Street and Klutz Street, Maiden: Oct 2; Donna Key Peissel to play piano and sing; Oct 4, Health Fair with CVMC Staff; Oct 8, Cooking Class-Halloween Trail Mix with Chocolate Icing; Oct 9, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Vaya Health; Oct 10, Face the Facts in Your Diet; Oct 16, Guitarist Bob Sinclair and Fiddle/Violinist Molly Barrett to perform; Oct 17, Line Dancing with Cecil Campbell; Oct 22, Music by Charles Ballard; Oct 29, Halloween Party and Bingo; Oct 30, Sentimental Journey to perform; Oct 31, Medicare Open Enrollment with Vickie Blevins. 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 8am and noon, Monday through 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 at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 8am to 5pm, 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.