SCC Newsletter

November 2022

NEWS & UPDATES

HOLIDAY SHOPPING ON AMAZON


Go to the Smile.Amazon.com page before you shop and select "Senior Community Connections". A small donation will be made to SCC from Amazon for each purchase you make at NO cost to you. Please share this quick way to contribute to SCC's mission with your friends and family!


It's almost time for our biggest fundraiser of the year! The Giving Tree Village, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Davidson, provides important funding for our non profit. Support for SCC comes from Christmas tree votes, and we are counting on our village for another successful year! See the dates below to mark your calendars:


  • Giving Tree Village Setup: November 26th
  • Tree Decorating: November 26th – 30th
  • Tree Lighting: December 1st
  • Christmas in Davidson: December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

Did you know? People who are age 72 or older can contribute up to $100,000 from their IRA directly to a charity and avoid paying income taxes on the distribution. This is known as a qualified charitable distribution. It is limited to IRAs, and there are other exclusions and considerations as well. Please ask your qualified CPA for more information and the most current restrictions. 

Meet Rebecca Haun


“I am always looking to meet people and make connections.”


Becca walked for over two hours in deep snow from Arlington Towers in Washington DC to the White House so that she could wave as John Kennedy rode by in 1960. She wanted to be part of a major historical event.

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On her first day of Trans World Airlines training about 60 years ago, Becca met Linda and Shay. They are still best friends today. Becca and Shay both lost their husbands in 2009. Since then, they began a tradition to travel together every Christmas. This year they will visit Asheville, North Carolina.

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Becca tutors kids every week and volunteers time playing Cribbage with two other SCC members.

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When Becca moved to the area, she very quickly found Senior Community Connections. She’s attending events, utilized volunteer transportation services, and received technology help. And if you have the pleasure of spending time with her, you’ll surely meet a new friend.

"[SCC] helped me in ways I never even thought."

Becca Haun

SCC's 5th Birthday Party

We had a lot of fun and reason to celebrate on a beautiful fall day. A special thanks to the Sweeneys for hosting, Sue Winter-Hallman, the entire Program Committee for planning, and the members and volunteers for helping make it one to remember! We are elated to celebrate how far we have come and looking ahead to all of the possibilities of the future at Senior Community Connections. Hooray!

Souper Supper

Thank you to member Janet Mckee for hosting a successful fall "Souper Supper." Sometimes the work of SCC looks like giving rides, technology assistance, and a little gardening help. But very often and perhaps most importantly, it looks like this: connection and fellowship and finding and friending people who laugh with us, share experiences with us, and remind us that we are never ever alone. Tis' the season for warm soup and warm hearts. Come share a bowl with us soon! 

National Night Out
Thanks to all who visited us at National Night Out last month! We enjoyed seeing new people and familiar faces from the community. Thanks for spreading the word about SCC's services and volunteer opportunities. It was a beautiful night to enjoy the park festivities! We hope to see you at an upcoming event, please stop by and say "hello!" We would love to chat with you. 
UPCOMING EVENTS

“There is music in the meadows, in the air —

Autumn is here;

Skies are gray, but hearts are mellow…”

— William Stanley Braithwaite, “Lyric of Autumn”

1st Friday Breakfasts: Friday, Nov. 4 at 9am


Join us for our next breakfast at The Egg in Davidson (by Old Town Cinema). Great conversation, new friends and new beginnings for some who have just moved here. RSVP to Seniorslkn@gmail.com or call Sue at 704-307-8339 to reserve your seat and let us know if you need a ride by Tue. Bring a friend and don't miss the raffle!


3rd Wednesday Walk: Nov. 16th at 12:45pm 

Meet us at the Mooresville Art Gallery  at 103 W, Center Ave. Mooresville. Free event.  Please RSVP by Friday, Nov. 11 and also let us know if you need a ride.  Docents will lead us on a tour of 2 special exhibits: American Watercolor Society Exhibit and the Recreating the Masters Members Exhibit. We will have light refreshments after the event in the gallery. Handicapped accessible.   A refreshing and inspiring tour for anyone. 

Call 980-689-1843 or call Sue at 704-307-8339. 



Pre-Thanksgiving Italian Lunch : Monday, Nov. 21 from 11:30am-1:30pm 

Join us at  Maola's in Cornelius, 20129 N. Main St. in Food Lion shopping center. SCC will provide appetizers. Nothing says Thanksgiving like an Italian cannoli for dessert! RSVP to Sue at 704-307-8339. 


December Theater Outing: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 7pm

Join us for "The Wondrettes" at Armour Theater in Davidson.  This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party. When Santa turns up missing, the girls use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party! Featuring great ’60s versions of holiday classics such as “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Run, Rudolph, Run,” and “Winter Wonderland,” the result is, of course, marvelous! This energetic and glittering holiday package is guaranteed to delight audiences of all age.


Cost: SCC will be subsidizing the cost, members: $10 payable to SCC via check (PO Box 329, Davidson NC 28036)


Tickets are limited, RSVP by Nov. 17th by emailing seniorslkn@gmail.com at 980-689-1843 or call Sue at 704-307-8339.

Let us get in the Holiday spirit and enjoy some laughter together.


Stay Tuned For A Virtual Coffee Chat: Holidays & Traditions (Last Week of November)



Social Bridge: A bit rusty? No problem.

Join us for a Social Bridge. "Two components of bridge promote healthy aging and therefore make it an ideal game for seniors. Bridge provides 1) a cognitive workout and 2) an opportunity for social interaction. The combination of these two key components sets bridge apart from many other leisure time activities for fostering a happy, active, and healthy brain."-The Second Half: A Lifelong Learning Institute.


We're looking for players who may be rusty....even very rusty...but know the basics to play. If we have a table of four or more we'll set a time and day soon to meet at Beth's house to give it a try. Contact Beth at bethmillerquinn@gmail.com


Yoga & Meditation: Tuesday & Thursdays at 9am

Make time to take care of yourself. Join our volunteer, Laurie Walker, for meditation and/or yoga online. In addition to whatever is going on in your personal life, we are all living in the middle of so many converging issues – health, geopolitical, environmental, and more. If we are going to thrive – we have to increase our resilience. Regular yoga practice is a powerful vehicle to do just this.


You will find tools of breath, movement, and meditation that promote a sense of cal resilience. 

  • Yoga classes are on Zoom Tuesdays and Thursdays from at 9:00 a.m. EST.*
  • Meditation Circle meets Tuesdays at 10:15 EST.*


SCC members receive complementary access to the courses. Email Laurie for more info. at laurie1059@gmail.com 


For many SCC programs, reservations are not required, but are appreciated. To RSVP or for questions email Sue Winter Hallman at seniorslkn@gmail.com
SENIOR LIVING

Writing Visibility

When thinking about writing and addressing holiday cards or crafting letters to send to friends and family this year, consider your writing visibility:

  • Make sure you have adequate light from the side (in order to avoid a glare)
  • Use paper that has thick, darker lines
  • Use a ruler that is darker than the paper color to guide writing

GET INVOLVED


We could not operate without the generous support from our volunteers, community partners and donors. Below are a few ways you can get involved.

Become a Volunteer

As summer unfolds we have an increased number of service requests from our members. Would you be available to drive a member to an appointment or join them on walk? No ongoing commitment necessary, just volunteer as you are able. Reach out to Ellen at seniorslkn@gmail.com today to join our roster.


Join the Leadership Team

We are looking for passionate members of the community to join us in our next season of SCC. Email us with your area of interest at seniorslkn@gmail.com


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PO Box 327 Davidson, NC 28036
980-689-1843
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