Breakfast Club: Friday, August 6th at 9am
Join us for breakfast at The Egg in Davidson. Connect with new and old friends over coffee and conversation. RSVP: davidsonvillagenetwork@gmail.com

Concert on the Green: Sunday, August 15th at 6pm
Join us for a Concert on the Green and watch the Band of Oz put on a great show. Snacks will be provided. Additional fishes welcome. We will set up a tent to provide shade (look for the DVN sign). Bring your own chair and water as it does get quite sunny on the green. RSVP & request a ride at

Walking Group: Wednesday, August 18th at 9am
We are planning on going on a walkabout on/around the Greenway and/or town. Please let us know if you'd like to join and we will share meeting details. We will plan to stay on paved surfaces. All levels welcome. Email Natalie at natalie.heling@gmail.com

Coffee Chat: Monday, August 23rd at 11am
Join us at the Bailey's Glen Community Club House for coffee and conversation. Learn more about DVN and our wonderful community of members and volunteers! RSVP: davidsonvillagenetwork@gmail.com

Relax and Renew Yoga & Gentle Stretching:
Tuesdays, July 13th - August 24th at 9am on Zoom
Special for DVN Members*
DVN Members, join Laurie Walker, DVN volunteer, and Yoga for Seniors Instructor on Zoom for a Chair and Standing Stretch class. Enjoy gentle movements that relax and renew your body and spirit. All you need is a chair. No experience is required.
Try a 7-minute BRAIN BOOSTER! - Click Here

MEMBERS, send an email to Laurie Walker at laurie1059@gmail.com to let her know if you plan to attend and Laurie will send a Zoom code to you.

FRIENDS of DVN can register by clicking HERE.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to complete the survey and would like to provide helpful feedback, please use the link below and share your thoughts!
Scoop the Fun

Thanks to all who joined us for our summer ice cream social at Whit's Frozen Custard in Davidson. It was fun to *chill out* together!


We are seeking passionate individuals to serve our members, behind the scenes and on our leadership team! Find out more information by emailing Ellen at davidsonvillagenetwork@gmail.com


Question about senior living, DVN, our local community? Looking for help, advice, or suggestions? Want to get to know a board member better? Submit any questions to appear in an upcoming newsletter to davidsonvillagenetwork@gmail.com


The Caregiver TLC (Thrive, Learn and Connect) Communities of family caregivers. 
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is offering a FREE program for family
caregivers in North Carolina. Our goals are to offer caregivers an evidence based training program to reduce stress and depression; improve management of their care plan for the care-recipient, and refresh their communication skills and to foster resilience on a large scale. The Caregiver TLC program consists of six sessions led by trained facilitators. The program utilizes video conferencing to enrich the learning experience through facilitated small group discussions and enables caregiver’s participation without traveling to in-person meetings. 

The program is coordinated by the research team at UNC Charlotte led by Dr. Julian
Montoro-Rodriguez, Professor of Sociology and Social Work: University of North Carolina at Charlotte. The program will be available to caregivers through 2021.

Registration or Questions:

Call: 704 687-6166
Website: Visit the CAREGIVER TLC WEBSITE to learn more
Senior Living: Sun Safety
Know your Medications: Some meds have side effects like drowsiness or sun sensitivity. They can also increase the risk of dehydration.
Stay Hydrated: Pack extra water for any outings. Avoid soda, coffee, and alcohol, which can be dehydrating.
Stay Connected: If you plan to be outside for gardening or hiking, let a family member or friend know so they can check in with you.
Dress Appropriately: Use natural fibers, light colored and loose-fitting clothing. Consider clothing that has sun protection built in. Utilize sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats to keep the sun off of your skin.
Know the Signs of a Heat Stroke: Get medical attention immediately if you experience:
  • dry, flushed skin
  • confusion, agitation suddenly
  • nausea/vomiting
  • headache
  • rapid pulse
  • no sweating
  • heavy breathing
  • faintness 
By: G Waters

The hot still sky is hushed in silent rest;
No voice of bird.
A fleecy whiteness wings away to west.
No leaf is stirred.
The poplar's silver glistens in the burning light,
The meadow lands
Bathed in the still heat of a hot delight,
The hay-cart stands
On the white road waiting in the sun.
A straggling vine
Stretches across a dell where brown bees hum
And wet weeds shine,
A locust slips its shrill note in the air;
The beetles' drone
Flecks the hushed stillness here and there
With lazy tone.

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As we know, older adults are especially vulnerable during this pandemic. The required isolation has increased feelings of loneliness and the fear of disease is an ever-present stress factor.

The need to reach out to others in friendship is stronger than ever. DVN wants to reach more people. We need your help.

We are a social and support non-profit organization for older adults. We offer friendship, support, social and educational activities, and a little help along the way - all important aspects of a fulfilling - sustainable - vibrant life.

  • transportation
  • events, activities, and programs
  • friendly visits and calls
  • technology assistance
  • personal advocacy and resources

Membership is the perfect gift for the loved one in your life whom you'd like to give a little more support. Contact us NOW at davidsonvillagenetwork@gmail.com or call us at 980-689-1843.