Welcome to Our Path!
Yours too, perhaps?

The Davidson Village Network is a social and support organization (without walls) for older adults who see friendship, vibrant social engagement and a little help along the way as keys to a more fulfilling - sustainable - livelier life.
Contact us for information about membership! 980-689-1843
Breakfast Club: Friday, September 3rd at 9am
Join us for breakfast at The Egg in Davidson. Connect with new and old friends over coffee and conversation. We will plan to sit outside. Need a ride? davidsonvillagenetwork@gmail.com
Concert on the Green: Sunday, September 19th at 6pm
Join us for a Concert on the Green as we enjoy a performance from the Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble. Snacks will be provided. Additional dishes are 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, September 15th 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

End of Summer Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, September 22nd at 2pm
Join us at Ben & Jerry's in Davidson to celebrate the last day of summer. We will enjoy a scoop and dish about the summer. Special thanks to Ben & Jerry's for hosting us. No charge for DVN Members.

Relax and Renew Yoga & Gentle Stretching:
Tuesdays, September 7th - November 16th 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.
*Classes are free for DVN members.

MEMBERS, send an email to Laurie Walker at laurie1059@gmail.com. Let her know that you are a DVN member and she will send a Zoom link to her class.

FRIENDS of DVN - first class is free! Send an email to Laurie (laurie1059@gmail.com), let her know you are a friend of DVN to get your code, if you'd like to give it a try! :)

The best way to start the day is with new friends...and coffee. We had a blast at our breakfast club. Join us at The Egg in Davidson this month on September 3rd at 9:00am. New friends are welcome!


To all members: We know you are talking about DVN to your friends because they tell us the nice things you say about us. Often, new members come to us because an existing member has shared their positive experiences. We feel you are our best recruiters and we would like to show you how much we appreciate it...
Beginning in September 2021, if a new member joins DVN because you referred them to us, YOU will receive a discount on your next year's renewal cost.
*$25 off a social membership or $50 off a full membership* 

Please just ask your referral to let us know you sent them to us OR you can call us to tell us that we may be hearing from them. Either way, if they join DVN, WE think THEY WIN AND we think YOU should WIN! The way we see it, DOUBLE WINS are the best. Thanks in advance for sharing your DVN experiences with others.

You may be surprised to know about all the services our DVN Members receive. Here’s just a few we offer for our members . . .

Transportation, gardening, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal prep, organization of documents, light handiwork, community events, healthy living seminars, lifting, hanging pictures, help with Medicare, Social Security, end of life planning issues, financial matters and bills review, patient savvy and other personal advocacy matters, help with technology (smart phones, remotes, computers), Coffee Chats, Lunches, Happy Hours, movies, games, Davidson College Events, friendly visits, moving heavy objects, changing light bulbs, learning activities, creative activities, company for taking walks and more! 

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

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
Meet Carolyn Pryor!

"We are very lucky to have the opportunity to meet new people and stay busy with such a worthwhile cause."

Carolyn is a beloved member and volunteer, joining the DVN family in March of 2020. Carolyn is married with two daughters. She and her family moved to North Carolina from Connecticut.

Carolyn was formally an administrative assistant. She also worked as an EMT. Carolyn volunteered in many different positions while her children were in school, including helping with the PTO, Girl Scouts, and driving the marching band trailer.
Carolyn's current volunteer work with DVN includes offering transportation to doctor appointments, the gym, and other errands. She has also helped with small chores such as changing light bulbs for members. She enjoys her time with DVN and encourages others to volunteer or become a member.

Carolyn is an incredible asset and friend to DVN, and we are thankful for her contributions and service.

Helen Hunt Jackson

The golden-rod is yellow;
The corn is turning brown;
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.
The gentian’s bluest fringes
Are curling in the sun;
In dusty pods the milkweed
Its hidden silk has spun.
The sedges flaunt their harvest,
In every meadow nook;
And asters by the brook-side
Make asters in the brook.
From dewy lanes at morning
the grapes’ sweet odors rise;
At noon the roads all flutter
With yellow butterflies.
By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather,
And autumn’s best of cheer.
But none of all this beauty
Which floods the earth and air
Is unto me the secret
Which makes September fair.
‘T is a thing which I remember;
To name it thrills me yet:
One day of one September
I never can forget.
Recipe: Wing Dip 

The fall is an incredible time to celebrate traditions and cozy gatherings with friends, family, and neighbors. There's no better excuse for hosting the ones you love than to watch a football game. Whether you are an NFL fan or you enjoy college ball, appetizers are always a necessity.

This recipe comes from a special gift my husband and I received at our wedding. A dear friend secretly reached out to our loved ones for recipes and put them in a book to give us for our wedding. Handwritten recipes from the people we love most to cherish forever. Among the contributions was a perfect football-watching, crowd-pleasing appetizer from a friend we enjoyed watching our college ball games with. This one's for the folks who love or have guests who would enjoy a little bit of spice in their dip!

Jessica Cross- DVN Volunteer

  • 2 8oz packages cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 One med-large chicken breast cooked and shredded or 12.5 oz canned chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing (not buttermilk)
  • 6-8 oz hot sauce 

Combine above and pour into oven safe dish/pan @ 350 for 30 minutes

Serve with scoops.

When shopping on Amazon, go to the Smile.Amazon.com page before you shop and select "Davidson Village Network". A small donation will be made to DVN from Amazon for each purchase you make at no cost to you. Click here to shop on Amazon!