SCC Newsletter

August 2023

Thank you Volunteers!

Senior Community Connections relies heavily on our dedicated volunteers to provide practical services, support, and social connectedness. We are honored and grateful for the reliable community of people who serve our seniors and support our core mission every single day. We appreciate ALL you do! (Stay tuned for volunteer spotlights in our upcoming newsletters. We can't wait to introduce you to some of these special people.)

Richard Allen

Vincent Altamura

Kameron Atwell

Nancy Bondurant

Patrick Coleman

Cynthia Delay

Cindy Dunn

Agnes Fiore

Felicia Flynn

Karin Fuqua

Ellen Giduz

Vyvy Gomez

Martha Hadden

Rebecca Haun

Natalie Heling

Betty Herbert

Paul Herbert

Cindy Holland

Bud Katter

Kathleen Kelly

Stevie Kernick

Franlisa Krupa

Lydia Lorenzin

Gerry Mackenzie

Janet Makee

Margaret McAlister

William J McCoy

Beth McNea

Andrea McRorie

Julie Memrick

Linda MIchael

Leslie Michaels

John "Scott" S Monaghan

Nora Oliver

Jane Pound

Carolyn Pryor

Beth Quinn

Shirley Williams

Christy Rosinksy

Elise Rowe

Jen Schreck

Ellen Shaw

Judy Stauffer

Ted Stauffer

Molly Toll-Reed

Melinda Underkofler

Monica White

John Winter-Hallman

Sue Winter-Hallman

Harvey Wigder

First Friday Breakfast

Thank you to all our First Friday Breakfast Friends who joined us at the Egg on July 7th. We had 25+ people join us that day! I guess that time works best for all of us!  What a wonderful time together and getting to know each other around a table.

Get on Board with Us!

We are searching for people with a heart for serving older adults by utilizing talents and skills as a member of our board. Whether you are a current volunteer ready to step into a new role, a community member who feels strongly about senior advocacy, or someone with a strategic mind, we would love to hear from you. If you are interested, please email or call 980-689-1843. Come make an impact with us!

Adopt- A- Grandfriend Program 2023-2024

The Grandfriend program seeks to pair Davidson College students with mature adults within the Lake Norman community to create inter-generational friendships, This is a long running and successful program that follows the school calendar and will resume in the fall. Group events are completely optional and just an opportunity for fun and fellowship with other grandfriends. The real idea is for grandfriends to connect on their own for conversations and/or activities they both enjoy . Call each other up for coffee, a Wildcat game, art show or performance or even to share a home cooked meal together. It’s still a fun and easy way to be a mentor and a friend to someone!

Students and grandfriends will be asked to fill out a brief questionnaire to help match participants with friends of similar interest For more information, contact or 704-892-3349 or sign up here and we will contact you in the fall. Registration is ongoing and welcome anytime.

2023-2024 Calendar of Events on Davidson campus to be announced in fall.

Oct - Meet and Greet 5:30- 6:30

Nov- Thanksgiving Potluck 5:30-7:00

Feb- Valentines Sweets and Treats 5:30-6:30

April - Trivia Night 6-7:30

May -End of year Dinner 5-6:30

This program is co-sponsored by Davidson College and the Town of Davidson and there is no fee for participants.

Downtown Planters Watering Volunteers

The town of Davidson has added some beautiful planters to be enjoyed by all! If you are interested in volunteering to help water the plants to help maintain them, please send an e-mail to Laurie Mandel at

Upcoming Events

First Friday Breakfast at the Egg- Aug 4- -10:30-12:30 Griffith Street, Davidson by Our Town Cinemas. RSVP by Monday July 29 to or call 980-689-1843 a ride! We are eager to have you join us and appreciate your RSVP if you need a ride or plan to attend. This gives our wonderful waitress, Jamie a heads up. She loves our group and does a fantastic job of serving us. She is amazing! We hope to see you there!

Book Swap- Aug 8- 11:00am Linden Apartments at 605 Jetton Street in Davidson (the community room) Bring a book of any genre and exchange for another to enjoy! Light refreshments provided. RSVP by August 4th to or call 980-689-1843.

Pool Party- Aug 16- 9:30am Come take a dip and cool off at the Antiquity Neighborhood Pool, 1317 Lovers Lawn Terrace, Cornelius. Parallel parking available. Small circle for member drop off. Restrooms close by. Pool accessible by ramp. Entrance into water by stairs or ladder. Chairs, tables, and umbrellas available. Pool water is in full sun, so don't forget your sunglasses, hats, and sunblock! Pack a towel and come relax with friends. Light refreshments provided. RSVP by August 11th to or call 980-689-1843.

Save the Date: Wine Tasting- Sept 14- 6pm - Davidson Village Inn, 117 Depot Street, Sponsored by Vine Society. Enjoy wine tasting and charcuterie at the Inn! Limited to ten spots. RSVP by emailing or call 980-689-1843. Let us know if you will need a ride!

Partner Events

Aging Wide Awake, Meditation Circle- Tuesdays- 10:15- 11:00am on Zoom. We live in a culture where most avoid any talk about aging unless it's about how to defy it. Our weekly meditation circle takes a different approach. We regard our older years as an opportunity to grow. Through exploration of ancient and contemporary wisdom writings and meaningful conversations, we nurture and deepen connections with one another. Curious? Join us! It is open and FREE. Send an e-mail to to register.

In Person Book Club- Aug 1- 2-3pm at the Davidson Library. Join us on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2pm for the In Person Davidson Branch Book Club! This month we will be discussing A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! Have additional questions? Contact Nancy Lingle by calling 704-416-4000 or email her at

NRRC: Swap and Share- Aug 7- 1:15- 2:15pm North Regional Recreation Center, 18121 Old Statesville Road, Cornelius, Community Room A- Bring your DIY project to swap and share with others. Senior Show and Tell Hour! Share your tricks or your favorite home hacks. It can be interactive or just some written handouts! Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register. Limited spots available.

Knit, Chat, & Read Community Group- Aug 10 & 24- 2-3pm (2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month) Join us at the Davidson Library to make new friends and share conversation while improving your knitting skills or getting help on a project.

NRRC: Birthday Bingo Bash- Aug 17- 1:15-2:45pm North Regional Recreation Center, 18121 Old Statesville Road, Cornelius. Community Room B- B stands for Bingo and B stands for Birthdays. Join us for this special session of Bingo. If your birthday is this month, let us know and you will receive a birthday hat to wear while you play bingo We will have cake for everyone to celebrate! Click HERE to register! Limited spots available


(The program expires 9/30/23 and that's the last day seniors can use the vouchers.)

Just for Laughs

The elderly grandma always talked to the hens whenever she fed them. One day, her grandson asked, "Grandma, why do you talk to the chickens?"

"I'm just trying to egg them on."


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

Become a Volunteer

Would you be available to drive a member to an appointment or join them on a walk? No ongoing commitment necessary, just volunteer as you are able. Reach out by emailing or visit our website HERE!

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 such as social events or memberships at


Thank you to our generous donors!

Hugh and Brenda Barger

Willis Family Foundation

Peninsula Community Foundation

David Barry

Beth Quinn

Ann Crockett

Molly Toll Reed

Nancy Bondurant

Albert Wilegard

Kelli Rogers

William Kelley

Luke Charde

Willis Family Foundation

The Reeb Family

Rotary Club of Davidson

Davidson Turkey Trot

Caroline and Mariano Doble

Mary Anne Hammond

Senior Community Connections
PO Box 327 Davidson, NC 28036
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