Senior Center News
1403 Church Street, Scotland Neck.
The Scotland Neck Senior Center of Excellence
The Scotland Neck Senior Center of Excellence will be having a Fan Give-Away June 1, 2018 from 9 am- until all fans are given away. All participants must be (60) years old and live in Halifax County.
If you received a fan last year, you are not eligible for a fan this year. Please bring proof of residence.
For more information, please call Hattie Staton or Blanche Smith at 252-826-3891.
Fans will be distributed from 10 am- 2 pm Monday through Friday.
Putting a Stop to Elderly Abuse
Like many states and countries, there is an on-going concern of the growing number of Elder Abuse reports to our county departments of social services. Last year, many reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of elders were reported in North Carolina of which 395 were in Davidson County. Experts believe that for every case reported in the US, 23 go unreported. It is crucial that we all bring awareness and be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves.
Typically each year the Governor of North Carolina signs a proclamation designating Mother’s Day through Father’s Day as “Vulnerable and Elder Abuse Awareness Month”. Like so, a proclamation is signed by the President of the United States proclaiming June 15 as “World Elder Abuse Awareness”.
In an effort to do something unique to raise awareness, in 2013, Senior Services Director, Thessia Everhart-Roberts changed her email font color to purple and placed a logo on outgoing emails and asks others to do the same. Each year, the outpouring of people participating in North Carolina, across the nation, and as far away as Australia and Ireland has been astounding.
Come to the Scotland Neck Senior Center to be a part of this great occasion June 15, 2018 at 11:15 am.
Fun Nights - 2nd & 4th Friday each month 6-8 pm
VIP (Mini Blind Support Group) 3rd Tuesday each month @11:00 am
Arts & Crafts- Every Wednesday @ 11:30 am
Card Games everyday @ 1:00 pm -New games added are Phase 10 and Skip Bo
Classes & Activities
Arts & Crafts
Health Screenings & Promotions
Halifax County Public Health system Nurse conducts health screenings every second Monday of each month from 11:00 am- 12 noon. They offer blood pressure screening, check heart rate and weight. She refer people with abnormal readings to their primary physician. Results are discussed with seniors and advised on proper diet and exercise.
Community Supplemental Food Program
Seniors, women, infants, and children can apply. To be eligible, must be 60 years of age or older. Proof of age, Medicaid and income. Food Bank is distributed every second Friday at 1:00 pm. For more information come to the Scotland Neck Senior Center to apply or call 252-826-3891.
Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events
-Watch for Tickets to National Museum of African History in Washington, DC. First come, first served.
-Also MGM Casino, this will be an overnight trip.
-Couples married the longest Golden Anniversary
-Veterans can sign in at the Center to speak with an Attorney or anyone 60 or older needing legal advice.
-Anyone that would like to bowl, the day and time has changed to Tuesdays at 1:00 pm, in Rocky Mount, NC at the Bowling Alley. Call the Senior Center for more information (252) 826-3891.
Need Transportation to Medical Appointments?
Seniors should contact Hattie at 252-826-3891 to see if you
qualify for this program.
Daily & Weekly Events
Get up & Go Seniors
Bingo- Mondays & Wednesdays
Bible Study- Tuesdays
And much more!
Drop In Activities include: Fitness Center, Brainteaser, Computer, Walking Trail, Inside Mile Walkers (Gym), Word Search/ Crossword Puzzles, Picture Puzzles and Corn Hole.
Stop by the Center to pick up a full calendar of events!
Enjoy these activities and MANY more at our
Senior Center of Excellence!
Basic Volunteer Information
All volunteers receive training & orientation before beginning any assignment. Training varies with each opportunity. Generally volunteers should be 18 years of age or older. Younger volunteers should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each volunteer will receive a job description and a handbook. Volunteers are recognized each year at our Appreciation Dinner.
Call 252-826-3891 for volunteer opportunities
Upper Coastal Plain Family Caregiver Support Program