SCC Newsletter

March 2023

This month SCC hosted a short presentation about the economy, consumer tips, internet safety, and scam prevention. Please see these important consumer tips to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from scams:

  1. Say no to high-pressure sales pitches. If the offer is only good today, walk away.
  2. Always read contracts carefully before you sign them, and make sure all written documents match what you’ve been promised. Never sign a document that you don’t understand or that has blanks to be filled in later.
  3. Be cautious when responding to telemarketers, door-to-door sellers, and email or text pitches. Instead of responding to unsolicited offers, decide when and where you want to go shopping.
  4. You never have to make a purchase or pay taxes, fees or other expenses in advance to win a prize. Anyone who demands an upfront fee for a prize is trying to scam you.
  5. Never give out your Social Security Number, credit card or bank account number or other personal information to anyone you don’t know who contacts you.
  6. Be skeptical of upfront fees. North Carolina law makes it illegal to collect advance fees for some types of work, such as foreclosure assistance and debt settlement help. If an advance payment is required for other kinds of transactions, use a credit card when possible. This gives you some protection if your order doesn’t arrive or the work isn’t completed.
  7. Do business with companies you know or that come recommended by those you trust. Check out companies with the Attorney General’s Office at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or your local Better Business Bureau before making major purchases.
  8. Join the Do Not Call registry to cut down on unwanted telemarketing calls. To sign up, call 1-888-382-1222 from the number you wish to register or visit Once you’re on the list, report Do No Call violators to the Attorney General’s Office.
  9. Check your credit report regularly. You’re entitled to one free credit report per year from each nationwide credit bureau. To access your free credit reports, visit or call 1-877-322-8228.
  10. If an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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All Fun & Games

SCC's 3rd Wednesday gathering included a lot of laughing and love! We enjoyed snacks while playing games together. We hope to see you for a round of dominos, cribbage, or your favorite game soon. Join us on the next 3rd Wednesday gathering at the Northern Regional Recreational Center in Cornelius!

Each month, we hope to highlight one of our special board members. The idea is to give a glimpse into SCC’s leadership for new members and volunteers. And add a little fun for those who have been a part of SCC for a while now! Please enjoy this Q&A with our Marketing Director, Shana Erber!

Meet Shana Erber!

Your favorite game or sport:


Who's your hero?


Your favorite book:

A Prayer for Owen Meany

A good movie you have recently watched:

See How They Run

Your favorite local spot to eat:

Table 31

Your favorite vacation spot:

Lake Tahoe

What words do you live by?

Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future

Your favorite memory with SCC:

I'm still new, and missed a lot due to COVID - but can't wait for new opportunities

Any other hobbies, interests, or facts about you that you would like to share:

I love independent film, outdoor adventure, poetry and karaoke!

Upcoming Events

First Friday Lunch- March 3- 11:30-1:30pm - meet you at Brooklyn South Pizzeria, 19400 Jetton Rd. #201, Cornelius. (Across street from Harris Teeter and Publix) "Lunch and Learn" for those who want to bring a friend or know someone who is interested in learning more about SCC. This will be a special edition of our monthly lunches. Pizza is on us.  RSVP by Wednesday, March 1 at or call 980-689-1843. Please let us know if you need a ride! We would love to see you there with us as we really do have a great time together and you can meet some new friends in our area too!

Talk and Tour- Getting to Know our Local Davidson LIbrary- March 8- 10am-11am with coffee directly following at Summit. Nancy Lingle is excited to show and tell us all of the resources available to us at the library, which is part of the larger Charlotte Mecklenburg Library system. From books, e-books, computer help, and other items which may be new to you!

Third Wednesday Gathering- March 15- 1-3pm - meet at North Regional Rec Center, 18121 Old Statesville Rd., Cornelius Come and learn Mexican Train, Rummikub, and whatever else you would like to play. There are also cribbage players! Please RSVP BY to or leave a message at 980-689-1843. Let us know what you are interested in playing and if you need a ride.

Combating Stress Talk- March 29- 10am -Come join us for an informal presentation by Alissa Reitz, LCSW at the Davidson Library. Alissa will share some tips to help us deal with our worries and challenges so that we can lead more intentional, joy- filled and mindful lives. You are welcome to share your experiences, ask questions, or simply listen. Alissa specializes in senior mental health. She is the co-founder of Serendipity Therapy, an in-home and telephone based practice in the Lake Norman area. Please RSVP as soon as possible to or leave a message at 980-689-1843.

Hough High School Mama Mia Musical- April 2: 2pm at Hough High School Performing Arts Center Auditorium- 12420 Bailey Road Cornelius, NC. Please RSVP as soon as possible to or leave a message at 980-689-1843. Let us know if you need a ride.

Book and Puzzle Swap- April 4- 10-11am Linden Apartments, Community Room. Bring a book you have read or want to read to share with others. Maybe you are a puzzle fanatic, bring a puzzle to exchange. We had 12 people last month and hope you will join us. Please RSVP by March 31 at or call 980-689-1843.

Save the Date: First Friday Lunch- April 7- Details coming soon!

Partner Events

Davidson Scholars Program- March 8- 1-2pm at Town Hall in the lower level. This month's topic: Myths of the Civil War- How Science can Interpret the Past. Questions such as "How effective were Civil War muskets and rifles?" and answers to other questions using physics and mathematics. (Davidson Scholars includes a variety of interests for Seniors and the program runs until May)

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.


Our Senior Community Connections community spends time together learning and playing games together regularly. Stimulation and regular maintenance help our brains to stay sharp. Playing games also helps us to stay connected and build friendships over common interests. Here are a list of games you can play on or offline to help exercise your brain in between our monthly social gatherings:

  • Scrabble- This game allows you to build on your vocabulary. Also Scrabble boards can come in large letter versions with secured tiles.
  • Solitaire- Help train your brain to notice patterns and give your memory a workout!
  • Checkers- Build simple hand-eye coordination and process of logic. This game also comes in jumbo sizes, helpful for those challenged with arthritis.
  • Chess- Predict plausible outcomes. If you need a second player, this can also be played online.
  • Jeopardy- Test your knowledge of historical events, facts, and many other areas of interest.
  • Crossword Puzzles- Research shows that this game can improve ability to focus on tasks, executive function, and working memory in older adults.


We could not operate without the generous 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 to Ellen at 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

Senior Community Connections
PO Box 327 Davidson, NC 28036
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