Senior Resources in Concord
Most notably known as the home of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina also has the proud distinction of being named an All-American City by the National Civic League in 2004. If that’s not enough, Concord ranks among the top 50 safest cities in North Carolina. Concord is the largest city in Cabarrus County, and population wise, it is the second-largest city in the Charlotte Metropolitan area. Concord’s temperate climate and proximity to the Queen City of Charlotte, makes it a great retirement location. It also offers a remarkable number of senior resources.
Cabarrus County Senior Center – Concord
The Senior Center in Concord is certified by the State of NC Division of Aging and Adult Services as a Center of Excellence. The center organizes several wellness programs funded by the Older Americans Act and Cabarrus County that support an active and healthy lifestyle for older adults by promoting total wellness and allowing the clients to remain independent. The center is a place where seniors can socialize with friends for a game of cards, billiards, shuffleboard, cornhole, karaoke, dances, holiday celebrations, classes and clubs, and health and wellness events. Visit this sitefor more information on their services and programs.
Each year the Cabarrus Meals on Wheels organization presents the Ducktona Dash to support their charitable organization. This day-long festival features a 5K /Fun Run/Walk race, which is chipped and timed, and is a qualifying race for the Cabarrus County Senior Games. The festival also features food, games, and arts-and-crafts.
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Cabarrus Senior Games
Coordinated by the Cabarrus County Active Living & Parks, these Senior Games are open to Cabarrus County residents 50 years of age or older, and feature a broad range of events including archery, basketball, bowling, cycling, golf, pickle ball, and tennis, to name just a few. The Cabarrus Senior Games also hosts visual, literary, and heritage art competitions.
Cabarrus Meals on Wheels
Since 1974 the Cabarrus Meals on Wheels organization has been providing nutritious, balanced meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities five days a week. They also offer temporary delivery service to those seniors or disabled individuals who’ve recently been hospitalized and are recovering at home. The Meals on Wheels program helps people remain independent without the added worry of shopping for, and preparing meals. For more information, visit their site here.
Concord 101 is an educational experience for residents of all ages in the city of Concord. The 14-week course, free to residents at least 18 years of age, teaches residents more about their local government and the services it provides. Participants are encouraged to take an active role in their neighborhood and city.
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