N. Meck Senior Center grand opening; Jan. classes

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. Continue Reading

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Celebrating Caswell Washam’s 100th birthday

Caswell Washam sheds a tear as Ron Raeford delivers a birthday cake at Raeford's Barber Shop Saturday. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)

Caswell Washam sheds a tear as Ron Raeford delivers a birthday cake at Raeford's Barber Shop Saturday. (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)

By DAVID BORAKS
CorneliusNews.net

Caswell Washam turns 100 years old on Tuesday, and his family and friends this weekend are making sure the milestone doesn’t go unnoticed.

The north Mecklenburg native and retired textile mill supervisor was scheduled to be the guest of honor at big party Sunday afternoon in a Huntersville church hall. And on Saturday morning, his monthly haircut at Raeford’s Barber Shop in downtown Davidson was interrupted with a birthday cake and round of “Happy Birthday.” Continue Reading

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Enjoy holiday music, food and fellowship this month at the N. Meck. Senior Center

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. Continue Reading

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Senior Center starts next chapter at new NC 115 home

Joanne Ahern

Joanne Ahern

By JOANNE AHERN
N. Mecklenburg Senior Center Director

We are very grateful to the River Church for housing us in Cornelius for the last four years. They got us started on our journey and helped us get our feet on the ground as we came together as a senior center. We will never forget our first location and the memories that were made there.

Our new home is the Solid Rock Christian Church, 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. They have been very Continue Reading

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Navigating the joys and stresses of the holiday season

By NANCY WAITE-KAHN

commentaryAre you entering this holiday season with eager anticipation, feeling too busy or tired or even a little blue? As a senior, you have more holiday celebrations to remember, maybe more family members for whom to shop; more stories to share; and more cards to send. Changes in your life this year may also necessitate alternate ways of celebrating. A move to a new apartment or retirement community, the death of a spouse, events in your family (marriage, divorce or relocation) and even health and financial constraints are among the changes that may impact your feelings about the holidays and even your planning ( or not planning) for them. Continue Reading

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N. Meck Senior Center to reopen Mon. in Huntersville

The North Mecklenburg Senior Center is closed this week and will reopen in its new Huntersville location Monday, Nov. 7. After months of searching, the center found a new home at Solid Rock Christian Church on N.C. 115 in Huntersville, and this week staff and volunteers are working to move it from its current location, at River Church on Catawba Avenue. The move is one of necessity, as the center announced earlier this year it could not afford to stay in the Cornelius facility. Continue Reading

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