SCC Newsletter

March 2024

Shamrock Stroll & Festival

Join us for a family- fun event benefiting local non profit Senior Community Connections. SCC serves seniors in LKN to prevent isolation and loneliness.

Shamrock Stroll & Festival on the Davidson Green will be March 16th from 11:00- 2:00.

Purchase a ticket at the link (One ticket per child)



Wear your best green and line up at the former Davidson Town Hall (now Police Station) beginning at 10:30am.

The stroll will be along the sidewalk on Main St. at 11am. Collect fun treasures from local businesses along Main Street.



Join us on the Davidson Green for face painting, balloon artist, inflatables, games, crafts, music, and more! A wrist band gives you entry to enjoy all of the fun. All proceeds go to benefit Senior Community Connections.

Food trucks will be available with food to purchase.

Members and Volunteers are welcome to come and enjoy the fun at the SCC VIP tent on the green! Look for the Town of Davidson and Allen Tate tent, where there will be chairs and soft drinks for your enjoyment from 11-2 on March 16th. Sunny the Leprechaun will also be near the VIP tent where all the kids, families and community members will come to have their picture taken with our beloved mascot. Volunteers Kenny & Nikki Calden can't wait to host you all for this 1st Annual event!

Women in History Month

In March, we recognize important women in history. Senior Community Connections is honored to have many dynamic, inspiring, giving, dedicated women who have made a profound impact in our community. These women have served, volunteered, and given their time and talents in pursuit of a mission to make the lives of seniors better every day. Please enjoy photos of some of the women who helped build and grow SCC and have had a loving hand in supporting older adults in our community over the years.

Member Care Committee

We know that members of SCC can't always attend our events, but we certainly do not want to lose touch with you and we want you to know we are here for you. 

Currently, we have about 12 "neighborhoods" and 80 members in SCC. We have assigned you to a neighborhood close to other SCC members. Hopefully, you received a phone call or a card from your "Neighborhood Chairperson". If not, please let us know. If you have just joined SCC, we will get you assigned to one soon.  

All of our SCC volunteer members, including our Chairpersons, have been vetted (thoroughly investigated and passed a background check that SCC submitted)) and know that your privacy is important.  Some people have already told us they do not want any phone calls or cannot attend our events. We understand that completely. 

However, if you need to talk to someone or get some information,, we want you to know that your Chairperson in your neighborhood is only a phone call away. If you do not have that number, you certainly can call our SCC phone at 980-689-1843 and we will return your call.  We would appreciate it if this would be between the hours of 9-5, Monday thru Friday.  

We also want you to know that we have a licensed certified Social Worker, Alissa Reitz on our Board of Directors for SCC. She is also available to help you work through various situations and questions you are facing at this time. Just call our SCC number at 980-689-1843 and request for Alissa to contact you. We are eager to know you and we hope to see you in your SCC Neighborhood soon.


 As Mr. Fred Rogers sang,

"So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.

Since we're together we might as well say:

Would you be mine?

Could you be mine?

Won't you be my neighbor?"

Time to Spring Forward

Time to change the clocks and “Spring Forward” one hour. Set your clocks ahead one hour on March 9 in anticipation of the time change on the second Sunday in March.

Upcoming Events

Bright Star Musical Performance

Duke Family Performance Hall- Davidson College on March 24, 2024 at 2:00pm- The Music Department collaborates with the Theatre Department in this production of Bright Star, featuring musical echoes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Boasting a Tony-nominated bluegrass score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star is a haunting tale of love and redemption set amongst a rich ensemble of characters in the North Carolina mountains in the 1940’s. Literary editor Alice Murphy sets out to discover the familial secret that binds her to a young writer just back from World War II. Her emotional, uplifting journey of discovery will forever change both of their lives. There are 10 tickets available.First come, first serve. To RSVP, Call 980-689-1843 or email us at and make sure to let us know if you need a ride!

Coffee and Cookie Chat

Williams Place Coffee & Cookie Chat March 25 from 2-3pm Coffee and Cookie chat with the residents at Williams Place, both SCC members and non members. We will share info about SCC, but most of the time will be spent sharing about ourselves and our interests to get to know one another. This event will be limited to five members who are non Williams Place residents. If you are interested, please RSVP to or by calling 980-689-1843 and indicate if you are not a Williams Place resident. Please also let us know if you need a ride.

Partner Events

Wise Aging Meditation Circle - Connect to a supportive community that shares real talk about aging; the challenges, the joys, and finding meaning on the journey.

With guidance from an experienced educator and aging specialist, Laurie Walker, you will receive tools and practical suggestions for navigating your aging journey: through mindfulness practices, meditations, and activities that lead you to a better understanding of how to age with wellness.

The circle meets each Tuesday from 10:15 am to 11:15 am EST on Zoom. This community is free and open to all.

Contact Laurie HERE to register.

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 Yellowface by R.F. Kuang Register HERE!

Music at St. Alban's- Join us on Sunday, March 17, at 3:00 p.m. as Poisoned Dwarf celebrates St. Patrick’s Day at Music at St. Albans. Prepare for an engaging program of toe-tapping favorites featuring Celtic music. Poisoned Dwarf plays driving traditional Celtic music. Focusing primarily on Irish traditional music, and with acoustic instruments only, this band from Williamsburg, Virginia has entertained audiences in many different settings for years.

Beginning at 2:00 p.m. DavidsonLearns ( will host a complementary discussion with the artists. A meet-the-artists reception follows the concert.

The concert will be available via live streaming. For information about that option and tickets, visit M@SA’s website: 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.

Northern Regional Rec Center- Check out This month's senior program offerings at the link HERE!


Avoid Scams and Fraudulent Activity with This Free Service

AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline: 877-908-3360

This is a toll free service M-F 8am-8pm

Volunteers can help with:

  • spotting scams
  • avoiding fraud
  • action steps if you have experienced fraud
  • emotional support
  • guidance for families who believe a loved one is being targeted by a scam
  • referrals to law enforcement and other agencies that investigate fraud

Common Signs of Scams:

  • phone calls asking for money or personal info
  • request for gift cards or money from someone online
  • an unauthorized charge on your credit card
  • an email or phone call saying that you have won a sweepstakes or lottery, although you don't recall entering

Check out more information HERE!

What is the lesson of the daffodil?

Daffodil's bulbs divide and redivide endlessly. They often grow in abandoned places where there is no one to nurture them. They are the first flowers to grow after winter and usually start blooming with the last snow bits around. Daffodils teach us to be strong and resilient and to never give up on life.


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!

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
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