Posted on 06 June 2012.
Jack Hart sits in his favorite Windsor chair - one he purchased from the Habitat ReStore for $15 and restored. (Christina Ritchie Rogers / CorneliusNews.net)
By CHRISTINA RITCHIE ROGERS
CORNELIUS – In his living room Jack Hart has a comfortable recliner, a lovely couch and an artisan table, but his favorite piece of furniture is a small, wooden Windsor chair he bought for $15 at the Habitat ReStore in Cornelius. It was in pieces when he got it, and he meticulously repaired it using only clamps – the way it should be done, he said.
That chair is just one of the many pieces of furniture Mr. Hart, 93, has repaired and restored over the past seven years. A World War II veteran and former engineer, he began volunteering at the Habitat ReStore in Cornelius in 2006 as a merchandise repair expert and has logged more than 3,500 volunteer hours since. This week, he was named Home Instead Senior Care’s North Carolina Senior Volunteer of the Year for his work with Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Read the full story
Posted in People, Senior news
Posted on 02 May 2012.
North Mecklenburg Senior Center announcement
Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls” is a program for you. Read the full story
Posted in events, Senior news
Posted on 15 February 2012.
The Aging in Place Task Force issued a final report in January 2008, and it was endorsed by the Davidson Town Board. Click to download (PDF).
By SAUNI WOOD
In 2007, Davidson formed the Aging in Place Task Force assess present and future needs of our seniors. After a year, the group submitted its findings and recommendations to the Mayor and Town Board in January 2008 in the Aging in Place Task Force Final Report. Though unable to provide any financial assistance, the Town Board endorsed the report. (See DavidsonNews.net, Jan. 8, 2008, “Aging task force offers a wish list.”)
After the task force’s presentation, it became clear that the work needed to continue. The issues were too important to its current and future seniors. A committee was formed from interested members of the Task Force and continues today as The Davidson Committee on Aging, recognized by the Town of Davidson. One of the measurements of an effective community is its commitment to all. We are pleased that the Town of Davidson has always shown such a commitment and continues to recognize our efforts.
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Posted in commentary, Senior news
Posted on 28 December 2011.
The North Mecklenburg Senior Center on Thursday, Jan. 12, will celebrate its grand opening in its new location, at 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. The center, that moved to Huntersville from Cornelius Nov. 7, will offer activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and will hold a ribbon cutting at noon.
Also in January, the center offers a variety of classes, including yoga, tai chi and computers. Sign up for the classes at the North Mecklenburg Senior Center, 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, or call 704-875-1270. Pre-registration is requested, as classes fill up quickly. See below for details. Read the full story
Posted in events
Posted on 30 November 2011.
The North Mecklenburg Senior Center prepares for its first holiday season in its new location, at 16601 Old Statesville Road, with three events, including a Christmas cookies and cocoa social, a Christmas luncheon and a guest lecturer. The events are open to the public. See below for details. Read the full story
Posted in events
Posted on 26 October 2011.
The center will move out of its current location, River Church, on West Catawba Avenue
The North Mecklenburg Senior Center
is moving out of its Cornelius location and heading to Huntersville Friday, and center volunteers need help loading up the moving trucks. They will begin packing and moving around 9 a.m. Friday at the center’s current location, in River Church on W. Catawba Avenue, and would welcome any help from community members. Read the full story
Posted in Senior news