SCC Newsletter

January 2024


Meet SCC's Newest Board Members

Mary Anne Hammond- Board President

Mary Anne and her late husband have been residents of Davidson for about 25 years. She's an artist and has a background in interior design. She is also a proud grandparent.


Mary Anne helped launch Senior Community Connections (formerly known as Davidson Village Network) alongside a group of talented citizens. Their goal was to be operational in 2017, and SCC has come a long way since its inception, thanks to her efforts. 

Leamon Brice- Treasurer/Board Member

Leamon is married and has two children. He served as Davidson town manager for 24 years. He was grateful for the role Senior Community Connections played in allowing citizens to age in place, and he has now joined the board to help SCC continue the mission of allowing seniors to age their own way.

Christy Rosinsky- Membership Care Director

Christy has lived in North Carolina for 25 years, with the last 19-as a resident of Mooresville North Carolina. While originally from Georgia, she spent years visiting the Outer Banks and fell in Love with North Carolina and all the "adventures" the state has to offer.


After moving to NC, she met her mid-Western husband and built their lives in North Carolina with their vivacious, trouble making feline Roadie. In their spare time, they love to travel, with the beaches always being Christy's favorite destination and in the past few years, dipping their toes into overseas travel.


Eleven years ago, Christy's mom made the move to North Carolina to be closer to her husband and me. While she is very active in the community and has involved herself with many organizations, having her close and enjoying our time together has been a wonderful experience. Having had the chance to know her on a new level outside of childhood has shown me what a great gift our senior community has to offer everyone whether through family, companionship, or friendships, I felt SCC was a perfect organization to involve myself.

Nikki Calden- Marketing/Fundraising Director

Nikki was born and raised in the great state of Maine and relocated with her family four years ago to Davidson, NC and has never looked back!  The family has immediately connected to the community, geography and all the amazing outdoor living that the Lake Norman region has to offer!  Family first, home second, Nikki’s husband and two teenage children have loved their new North Carolina life!


She has built extensive knowledge helping both homeowners and builders with home remodeling, new construction and DIY projects. Her passion is connecting people with homes!


Nikki is currently planning a SCC first annual event alongside the fundraising committee which will take place in the spring.

Alissa Reitz- Member Care Director

Alissa has spent the majority of her career dedicated to senior mental health. She is the co-owner and therapist of Serendipity Therapy, and provides in home and virtual counseling to seniors. She lives in Davidson with her husband, two boys, and her goldendoodle, Teddy.

Margaret McAlister- Programs Director

Margaret is currently in Healthcare Management and a Health Science Professor and Internship Coordinator. She has had extensive community involvement, which includes being a volunteer driver for Senior Community Connections since April.

Christine Lockwood- Member At Large

Christine Lockwood is happy to join the board and bring her 20 plus years of experience in the sales and marketing field to SCC. Christine lives with her husband and three children just outside of Davidson in Mooresville NC. As a former Hospice volunteer she has a special place in her heart for our aging population. She looks forward to helping SCC expand their footprint as well as bring more awareness of this great organization to the area. 

Upcoming Events

Save the Date for Senior Community Connections's First Annual Shamrock Stroll and Celebration on March 16, 2024! This will be a family event held on the Davidson Green. More details coming soon! If you or someone you know may be interested in sponsoring our event, please email us at seniorslkn@gmail.com.

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 laurie1059@gmail.com to register.


Music at St. Alban's- Join us on Sunday, January 21 at 3:00 p.m., as Music at St. Alban’s (M@SA) presents a concert with Alicia Chapman and Friends. All three musicians are faculty members of the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. Come and listen as they weave together a tapestry of music with works by Clémence de Grandval, Benedetto Marcello, H. Leslie Adams, and the celebrated Trio by Francis Poulenc. Join the musical friends for something old, something new, and something borrowed, for oboe, piano and bassoon!

The concert will be preceded by a young artists’ performance at 2:20 p.m., featuring pianist Evan Brezicki. The concert will be available via live streaming. For information about that option and tickets, visit M@SA’s website: www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org. This event is made possible, in part, with funding from the ASC and support from WDAV. News of Davidson is our media partner. M@SA is a 501[c]3 non-profit organization.


In-Person Book Club at Davidson Library- Join us on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm for The In-Person Davidson Branch Book Club! This month we will be discussing The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. Click HERE to register!


Bingo at the Northern Regional Recreation Center- Jan 4 at 1:15- 2:45PM Come out for a great time of socializing and playing BINGO. Pre-registration is not required. 18121 Old Statesville Rd, Cornelius, NC 28031

SENIOR LIVING

Book Recommendation from our staff:

The Magnificent Life of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki



Senior Tip:

Place a small table or bench/chair near your entry door. When opening the door, put packages on it. This way, you do not have to both hold packages and unlock the door.


GET INVOLVED


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 seniorslkn@gmail.com 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 seniorslkn@gmail.com

GIVE TODAY

Thank you to our generous donors!


Bill and Ellen Giduz

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
980-689-1843
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