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Davidson Village Network March Newsletter

by | Mar 7, 2019 | News, Senior Community Connections

Davidson Village Network Events

Men Who Cook and Want to Know More or Who Can’t Cook and Want to Learn! Friday, March 15 | 3 – 6pm at The Cedars Davidson

Our resident DVN Chef and Owner of The Cedars Davidson B&B, Chef Sue Bartlett, will guide you through the creation of a delicious meal. It’s a little bit Iron Chef competition and a whole lot of fun! Cost is $60 per person. Space is limited – maximum of 6 people. Call to reserve your spot by Tuesday, March 12th – 980-689-1843. SEE IMAGE BELOW!

DVN Advisory Council Meeting Thursday, March 21 | 1:30 – 2 pm in Davidson Town Hall | 216 S. Main St, Davidson. All are welcome to learn the latest news about Davidson Village Network.

Meet and GreetTeam Pizza Thursday, March 21 | 5 – 7 pm  Make yours to order at the home of David Critchlow | 19221 Berkley Commons Drive, Cornelius. Please RSVP by March 18th. CALL 980-689-1843.

Coffee & Conversation Thursday, March 28 | 9 -10 am at Williams Place Gracious Retirement Living | 825 Peninsula Dr, Davidson. Join us for a fun conversation! (Fridays at 1:30 pm | Mar 15, 2019 thru Apr 19, 2019)


BALANCED BODY SOLUTIONS – The following events are brought to you by our friends at Balanced Body Solutions 11316 Smith Rd. | Adjacent to Mt. Zion UMC, Cornelius, Please contact them to RSVP and indicate you are with Davidson Village Network. Call (704) 800-3036 to register.

Knits and Knots

(Fridays: March 15, April 5, and April 19 | 1:30 – 3:30 pm)

Do you enjoy knitting and crocheting OR have you always wanted to learn how? Are you interested in being part of fun group to socialize while doing something you love? If so, please plan on attending our first knit/crochet club interest group meeting. At this gathering, we will determine the level of interest in a monthly group, skill levels, and project options.

Sacred Life Transitions: End of Life Planning

(Friday, March 15 | 3:30 – 5pm)

Let’s be honest, death is not a comfortable topic of discussion, it is hard, uncomfortable and in a lot of instances, it brings up fear. Our fear stems from the uncertainty and mystery of the unknown, leaving our loved ones behind, and worrying about how they will manage without us. Approaching this conservation from a place of vulnerable innocence helps us to find the courage to talk about these fears and to step into end of life planning with intention which can help to alleviate some of the anxiety and stress we can feel. In this workshop, we will discuss our feelings towards death and discuss the many benefits of the planning process. About Our Presenter: Amanda Brutus-Phillips is a certified Spiritual Director, an Ordained Minister, a Death and Dying Transition Guide/Grief Facilitator, a shaman, licensed therapeutic massage therapist, a yoga teacher and trainer, and writer. After losing her husband of 20 years only 18 months ago, Amanda is even more inspired to help others.

DIY Monday

(Monday, March 18 | 1:30 – 3 pm)

Join us for DIY Monday-Essential Oils. This month we will discuss what an Essential Oil is, how to use these oils in your everyday life, what are some of the more common essential oils, and most importantly, the amazing benefits of these oils. Then we will have some fun by making a few items with some oils….a bath salt, a room spray, and a foaming hand soap. About Our Presenter: Carol Bankirer is a proud, retired military wife, mother, and grandmother. She has spent her life volunteering for various agencies including the Red Cross, schools, and her temple. In Germany, she was instrumental in helping families during difficult times while they were away from their loved ones. Carol is passionate about Essential Oils and feels they have made a difference in her life. In addition, she is a Master Gardener, cook, baker, and quilter.

Introduction to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

(Wednesday, March 20 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm)

This workshop will provide a brief history of Chinese Medicine and explore it’s modalities including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and Qi Gong/Tai Qi. We will then discuss how one becomes an Acupuncturist and what is involved in an Acupuncture appointment. An Acupuncture demonstration will be provided and we will conclude with questions from the group. About Our Presenter: Cristin is the owner of Wellbeing and a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc). She is board certified by the NCCAOM in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and she has a four-year Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the prestigious and accredited National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. She has studied Qigong and Chinese medicine in China and Tibet through the Heron Institute, and she managed a Naturopathic pharmacy during her time in Portland, OR. Since opening Wellbeing in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina in 2004, Cristin has treated a wide variety of medical conditions.

Breathing For Brain Health and Sleep Hygiene

(Saturday, March 23 | 2 – 3:30 pm)

Did you know that the way you breathe can directly increase your mental acuity, arouse more positive emotions, decrease emotional reactivity, and many other benefits? In this workshop you will learn: -How your current way of breathing is keeping you sick, tired, angry, hungry, scattered, etc. -How regulating your breath in specific ways can lift depression, ease anxiety and level out ADD/ADHD. -The founding principles of focused breathing practice -A master yogic breathing technique for mental and emotional health About Our Presenter: Samantha Leonard is accredited through the American Viniyoga Institute and the International Association of Yoga Therapist with over 10K hours of experience addressing various health conditions. She has been a featured speaker and educator for Atrium Healthcare (CMC), Davidson College, The Sanger Heart Clinic and the Levine Cancer Institute, No Barriers USA, and other organizations.

DAVIDSON PARKS AND REC – The following events are offered by the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department.

Davidson Senior Scholars; What Art and Science can tell us About Secrecy: Wednesday, March 20 | 1 – 2:30 pm | Town Hall Board Room:  Sometimes people have a desire to reveal personal secrets, and sometimes holding those secrets inside brings people distress. Recognizing the vulnerabilities associated with secrecy, healers of many kinds recognize the importance of confidentiality and trust for their patients and clients. We’ll create some understanding of why secrecy may pose health risks in addition to social or moral ones. This presentation reviews Public Art and Behavioral Science projects that help us build a model of Secrecy, Physiology, and Health. Presenter:  Cole Barton, PhD

Davidson Senior Scholars: “Emmanuel Macron’s Unpopularity in France and the Gilets jaunes (Yellow Jackets)”: Wednesday, April 10 | 1 – 2: 30 pm | Town Hall Board Room. We’ll examine Macron’s biography, his election in 2017, and some of the reforms that he carried out that made him unpopular before the Yellow Jackets began demonstrating in November 2018. Presenter:  Homer Sutton



You may be surprised to know about all the services our DVN Members receive. Here’s just a few we offer for our members . . .

Transportation, gardening, light housekeeping, grocery shopping, meal prep, organization of documents, light handiwork, community events, healthy living seminars, lifting, hanging pictures, help with Medicare, Social Security, end of life planning issues, financial matters and bills review, patient savvy and other personal advocacy matters, help with technology (smart phones, remotes, computers), Coffee Chats, Lunches, Happy Hours, movies, games, Davidson College Events, friendly visits, moving heavy objects, changing light bulbs, learning activities, creative activities, company for taking walks and more!

FIND OUT MORE! If you or someone else is interested in membership?

Call us at 980-689-1843.

Volunteer Spotlight – Meet Franlisa Krupa!

Franlisa moved here from NY 2 years ago and works part time with Davidson Parks and Recreation. She enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, and walking her dog around the lake. Franlisa says; “I joined the Davidson Village Network to get involved in the community and wish there would have been something similar for my my parents to help them age in place. I’ve loved getting to know some of the elders in the Lake Norman area and learning about their life experiences. I’ve found we have so much to offer each other and am grateful for the opportunity.”

The DVN community is grateful to have caring volunteers like Franlisa!


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  • The application can be mailed to the DVN address:

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