Hickory – Seniors Morning Out participants will enjoy a variety of activities in June including Father’s Day celebrations and musical performances.

Any resident of Catawba County who is 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8:30am and 12:30pm. 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: June 4, Diabetes Management Class with Doreen King from Aliant Quality (repeats every Monday through June);June 5, Worship with Pastor Daniel Brank; June 6, Shopping at Roses and Lunch at Captain D’s; June 12, Cooking Class-Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad; June 14, Techniques for Effective Communication with Jeff Dula from Vaya Health; June 19, Sentimental Journey and Father’s Day Spaghetti Dinner ($5); June 21, Bible Trivia with Great Hope Baptist Church; June 26, Bowling at Pin Station and Lunch at 321 Café, June 28, Movie Day: “Father of the Bride.” 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: June 4, Movie Day at Patrick Beaver Library: “Forever My Girl;” June 5, Healthy Living for the Brain and Body with Julie Cook-Walker from the Alzheimer’s Association; June 7, Mystery Lunch Trip to Boone; June 11, Health Benefits and Sampling of Dried Plums and Ballroom Dance Demonstration; June 13, Cooking Class with Shanda Nichols and Betty Buff-Cannoli Dip and Happy Feet with Annie Williams; June 18, Left Right Game and Father’s Day Celebration; June 20, Interesting Ocean Facts and Sea Shell Painting; June 25, Calming Coloring and JINGO; June 26, Gospel Music with Barbie Hollar and Heat Safety with Carolyn Thompson, RN; June 27, Effective Communication Techniques with Jeff Dula from 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 Huntington Hills Church of God, 2123 Fifth St. NE, Hickory: June 4, Friend Walk and Bingo; June 5, Shopping at Walmart; June 6, Sentimental Journey to perform; June 7, Mystery Lunch Trip to Boone; June 11, Stretches and Bingo; June 12, Family Health Fitness with Ruthie Hill; June 13, Dancercise and Family Feud; June 14, Father’s Day Breakfast at Golden Corral and Shopping at Walmart; June 18, Block Walk and Bingo; June 19, Cooking Class-Ice Cream Floats and Living with Cataracts with Ruthie Hill; June 21, Bingo and Blood Pressure Checks with Jeanie from Premier Home Care; June 26, Effective Communication Techniques with Jeff Dula from Vaya Health. 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: June 5, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; June 7, Mediterranean and Dash Diets; June 12, Bowling at Pin Station and Shopping at Walmart; June 13, Music by Fred Wilson; June 14; Father’s Day Celebration and Medical Conditions of the Ear with Bill Beck from Mountain Ear Hearing; June 19, Cooking Class-Making Butter; June 20, Elder Abuse by Chandra Henson with Catawba County Social Services; June 21, Craft Class with Tonya Jarnac; June 25, Shopping at Dollar General and Breakfast/Lunch at Granny’s Kitchen; June 26, 90th Birthday Celebration and Making Clam Shell Critters; June 27, Sun Safety and Sunglasses; June 28, Music by Seniors on the Move. 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: June 4, The Sun and Care of Our Lips; June 7, Craft Class-Assemble and Paint Birdhouses for Father’s Day; June 12, Effective Communication Techniques with Terry Spencer from Vaya Health; June 14, Bingo and lunch at the Landing Restaurant in Sherrills Ford; June 18, Proper Care of fruits and Vegetables; June 19, Cooking Class-Fresh Fruit Kabobs with Fruit Dressing: June 25, Bingo and Kidney Facts Part 1; June 26, Music by Sentimental Journey; June 27, Kidney Facts Part 2; June 28, Shopping at Big Lots and Lunch at Geppeto’s in Newton. 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 8:30am and noon, Monday – Thursday.  Please call 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, 8 a.m. to 5 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