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HICKORY — Seniors Morning Out attendees will enjoy a variety of activities in April, including cooking classes and wellness programs.

Any Catawba County resident age 60 or older is invited to join Seniors Morning Out, which is held between 8 a.m. and noon Monday through Thursday at five locations.

A hot, healthy lunch is served daily. The programs are free for participants, who can choose the days they wish to participate. Bus transportation to and from venues is available at select locations.

The highlights of the program are:

On Newton’s website, located at First Presbyterian Church, 701 N Main Ave., Newton: April 5, Spring Basket Weaving Crafts; April 12, tai chi with Mary Perkins; April 13, “Steps to Health – Take Control” with Catawba County Expansion; April 18, “Family Feud”; April 21, lotto; April 25, arts and crafts with Amanda Bentley; April 26, Blood Pressure Check and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Information with Carolyn Thompson; April 27, Bipolar Disorder with Vaya Health; April 28, singing at the piano with Barbara Hollo. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Victoria Ramseur at 828-455-4133 at least two days in advance.

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At the West Hickory site, located at West Hickory Senior Center, 400 17th St., SW, Hickory: April 4, Medicare Scams and Fraud with Diane Trainer; On April 5, plant seeds for the garden; April 11, cooking class on mini quiche; April 12, breakfast at Cracker Barrel and shopping at Hamricks; April 19, Blood Pressure Check and Oral Health Awareness with Carolyn Thompson; April 20, Baking with Carol – banana muffins; April 25, “Red Cross Ready” with Charlie Nartker; April 26, Bipolar Disorder with Vaya Health; April 27, “Steps to Health – Take Control” with Catawba County Expansion. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Danielle Hicks at 828-323-8746 at least two days in advance.

At the East Hickory site, located at First United Methodist Church, 311 Third Ave., NE, Hickory: April 4, “Sign Language ABCs” with Sarah Huffman; April 5, blood pressure check and irritable bowel syndrome show with Carolyn Thompson; April 11, lotto; April 12, Bipolar Disorder with Vaya Health; April 14, Ed Smith: “Elvis is in the Building”; April 19, breakfast at IHOP and shopping at Walmart; April 21, Earth Day crafts – recycled milk jug watering can; April 28, “Steps to Health – Take Control” with Catawba County Expansion. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Dana Page at least two days in advance by calling 828-320-5963.

On the Catawba site, located at Center United Methodist Church, 4945 Sherrills Ford Road, Catawba: April 5, “Name That Tune” and Pizza Night; April 7, blood pressure check and irritable bowel syndrome show with Carolyn Thompson; April 12, shopping at Dollar Tree and bowling at Pin Station; April 14, arts and crafts with Tonya Jarmac; April 18, lotto; April 20, “Steps to Health – Take Control” with Catawba County Extension; April 26, Bipolar Disorder with Vaya Health; April 28, music by Seniors on the Move. If you would like to participate in any of these activities, contact Kayla Smith at 828-320-0434 at least two days in advance.

On the Maiden website, located at Maiden Community Center, 207 E Klutz St., Maiden: April 4, “Steps to Health – Take Control” with Catawba County Extension; April 5, Bipolar Disorder with Vaya Health; April 12, no-bake bird’s nest cookies; April 13, blood pressure check and irritable bowel syndrome show with Carolyn Thompson; April 18, cooking with Lisa: virgin banana daiquiris and program on the benefits of bananas for health; April 20, CPR and first aid for choking with Mélanie Sigmon; April 21, shopping at Hamricks and lunch at Four Peas in a Pod; April 26, Aaron Cochran with Services for the Blind; April 27, “Saving a City: The Berlin Airlift 1948-1949” with Eddie Ide. If you would like to attend one of these programs, 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 requires volunteers to participate in the program between 8 a.m. and noon, Monday through Thursday. Call 828-695-5610 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 1.5 hours per month. For more information, contact Senior Nutrition Services at 828-695-5610 during regular business hours, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding 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.

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