Programs & Classes

Union Seniors Meetings

Monthly educational and informational programs are held at five locations across the county to offer information and an opportunity to get to know others. Past speakers include Audiologists, Exotic Bird Experts, Genealogists, and even a Cowboy Poet.   The most up to date information about the Union Seniors meetings can be found our events tab or in our newsletter.

 

Meetings normally follow this schedule:

  • Walkersville Presbyterian Church – 6204 Brady Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173
    • 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30am
  • Langford Chapel – 113 South Johnson St, Monroe, NC 28112
    • 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:30am
  • Lakeview Baptist Church – 4602 Concord Highway, Unionville, NC 28110
    • 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10:00am
  • Autumn Care in Marshville – 311 West Phifer St, Marshville, NC 28103
    • 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00am
  • Wingate United Methodist Church – 111 Hinson St, Wingate, NC 28174
    • 4th Tuesday of the month at 10:00am

 

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Evidence Based Classes

If you are interested in any of these FREE classes, call Council on Aging at 704-292-1797 to register.

 

Chronic Pain Self-Management: A 2½-hour workshop held each week for six weeks to give you techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation, and poor sleep. This includes appropriate exercise, use of medications, communicating with friends and family, nutrition, etc.  

 

Living Healthy – Chronic Disease Self-Management: A 2½-hour workshop held each week for six weeks to provide support with ongoing health conditions. This includes practical tips to deal with pain and fatigue, better nutrition and exercise choices, & understanding new treatment options.

 

Living Healthy with Diabetes: A 2½-hour workshop held each week for six weeks to give you support in finding practical ways to deal with diabetes. This includes nutrition and exercise choices and better ways to talk to your doctor and family regarding your health.

 

Matter of Balance: A 2-hour class held twice a week for four weeks that helps reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels to improve flexibility, balance, and strength.

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Senior Wellness Expo

The 12th Annual Union County Senior Wellness Expo will be on October 5th, 9am – Noon.

The Senior Wellness Expo offers health screenings and opportunities to speak with local senior service providers. This is one of our largest events of the year with about 100 agencies represented and over 600 seniors that attend.

 

Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting is an educational event for seniors in Union County. This is a time where we invite all who are interested to learn about the different services that we offer and to hear a guest speaker. We strive for this event to be a chance for the community to learn more in depth about how we try to make an impact in our community.

Alene Funderbrk

Day Trips

Day trips are planned to give seniors an opportunity to visit an interesting location and share in an adventure with other seniors.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017 to Flat Rock Playhouse for Smokey Joes Café. The music at this play is sure to have you tapping your toes and dancing in the aisles with such hits as On Broadway, Stand by Me, Jailhouse Rock, Yakkity Yak and I Am Woman.  Lunch will be at Moose Café.

$75 ticket includes ticket to the play but does not include lunch.  Tickets go on sale April 3rd.

 

Thursday, June 22, 2017 to West Jefferson. First stop is Ashe County Cheese where you can purchase fine cheeses, homemade fudge, locally made jam, wine, snacks and souvenirs.  Followed by a stop to see a fresco by the internationally known artist, Ben Long.

$60 ticket includes lunch at Shatley Springs.  Tickets go on sale April 3rd.