SCC Newsletter

April 2024

Shamrock Stroll & Festival

Join us in celebrating the success of Senior Community Connections' first Annual Shamrock Stroll & Festival! The event was a delightful blend of family-friendly fun and fundraising for a great cause. With picture-perfect weather, engaging games, mouthwatering food trucks, creative face painting, mesmerizing balloon art, savory treats, and hands-on crafts, it was a day to remember.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the local businesses that participated and the sponsors whose support made this event possible. Your contributions are truly appreciated and have helped us in our mission to combat loneliness and isolation among local seniors by providing practical services and social opportunities.

Thank you to Senior Community Connections board members and staff for making SCC's festival so magical:

Nikki Calden

Christy Rosinsky

Sue Winter-Hallman

Leamon Brice

Alissa Reitz

Christine Lockwood

Gerry Mackenzie

MaryAnne Hammond

Andrea McRorie

Shanna Reeb

Jessica Cross

As we look ahead, we are excited to build on this fundraising event and make next year even more spectacular. Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community. Thank you to everyone who joined us, supported us, and helped make the Shamrock Stroll & Festival a resounding success!

Special Shoutout to SCC

Shamrock Stroll Sponsors!

Our Shamrock Stroll fundraising event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, including our presenting sponsor the Giving with Grace Foundation! Thank you for making this inaugural event special and successful.

SOUPer Supper Hosts Needed

Calling all kind-hearted individuals who are eager to make a difference in the lives of seniors in our community! Do you have a passion for cooking, hosting, and spreading warmth and joy? We invite you to participate in our upcoming "Souper Supper" event by opening your home to our beloved seniors.

By hosting a "Souper Supper" in your local home, you have the opportunity to create a special and cozy dining experience for seniors in need of connection and companionship. Whether you enjoy whipping up a delicious soup, setting a welcoming table, or simply sharing stories and laughter, your contribution will truly make a difference.

To sign up for a month that suits you best, please contact us at with your preferred month, contact information, and the number of members you can accommodate. Your generosity and hospitality will be deeply appreciated by our senior community.

Join us in spreading warmth, building connections, and creating lasting memories through the simple act of sharing a meal. Together, we can make a meaningful impact and bring joy to the hearts of those we serve. Thank you for opening your home and your heart to our seniors in need.

Friendship Blossoms Between Volunteer and Member

VyVy volunteered to give Becca a ride. During the commute, the two talked and realized they had a lot in common. They knew they would get along well. Vyvy describes Becca as lovely to be around with positive energy- always happy with everything.

After that initial transportation request, Vyvy and Becca became fast friends. They have shared lunches, gone out for ice cream, went to the playground with Vyvy’s little one, and went to Birkdale one day to enjoy the outdoors after lunch.

They have ventured to Charlotte for food and coffee together, where Becca read a book while Vyvy worked. Becca has met Vyvy’s mom and spent time with Vyvy’s daughter, mentoring her with reading.

Vyvy says about Becca, “She is such an amazing person to be around, she only sees the good in everything and she is always content with the most simple things. We get along great, we talk a lot about life and help each other on issues we have, it is nice to talk things through…”

In fact, Vyvy says the best part of her volunteering for SCC is meeting Becca. Vyvy has recommended volunteering for Senior Community Connections to her friends, telling them it is actually good for the soul to share time with the elderly and to give back.

Vyvy dreams of one day creating a nursing home in Columbia, a big house with a garden in the middle and a balcony all around the house with rocking chairs all around the hallways.

“Having the opportunity to participate makes me feel value for sure.”

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering opportunities, please visit our website HERE or send us an email to with your interest and availability. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Care Committee News: We continue to call our SCC members in our neighborhoods so we are hopeful their conversations and or cards have brought some sunshine to your day. If you did not have anyone call or write to you, please let us know and we will catch up with you soon.

Upcoming Events

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!

Music at St. Alban's- On Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m., Music at St. Alban’s (M@SA) will present classical guitarist Adam Kossler and cellist Ellie Wee, professors at Appalachian State University, as they perform a program including the incredible Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 by Hector Villa Lobos. Familiar works by Antonin Dvorak and Antonio Vivaldi are included, as well as selections by more contemporary artists.

This concert is preceded by a young artists’ performance at 2:20 p.m., featuring flute students of Shirley Gilpin.

Access to the main parking lot is to the right of the church. 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!


Some suggestions for you and your family to think about when helping you "Age in Place" from the National Institute on Aging:

  • Speak to the person as a fellow adult.
  • Avoid hurrying older patients.
  • Speak plainly.
  • Address the person face-to-face.
  • Write down or print out things that need to be remembered for them.
  • Recognize that people from different backgrounds may have different expectations. 

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Email SCC at for more information! All proceeds go directly to our non profit!


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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