Are you 55 or older? Can you spell?

If you’re over 55 and want to prove your spelling prowess, now’s your chance.

Tanya Rivera, news anchor of WFMY will be official pronouncer for the Senior Resources of Guilford 10th Annual Senior Spelling Bee. The event will take place Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm, at the Thomas C. Ragsdale, Sr., Civic Center at 301 E. Main Street, Jamestown.

This event is open to all Guilford County seniors 55+.

A first, second, and third place prize will be awarded upon completion of the contest. Admission is free and refreshments are included.

Anyone interested in being a speller or a spectator, please call Amber Phillips or Mendy Atkins at 336-373-4816 ext. 237.

SHIIP volunteers needed

Temporary volunteers are needed from September 14, 2015 to December 11, 2015 to answer phones and perform basic intakes for the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) at Senior Resources of Guilford’s downtown Greensboro office. Volunteer schedules are flexible; the easy, brief procedures can be taught in 10 to 20 minutes. To volunteer, please contact SHIIP Coordinator Bob Boyd at 373-4816 (x. 253) or visit our volunteer page HERE to submit your information.

Peace United Church of Christ Honors Mobile Meals Volunteer Lucille Bennett

PeaceGreensboro’s Peace United Church of Christ honored its longtime Mobile Meals Day Chair Lucille Bennett this morning. Mrs. Bennett has delivered Mobile Meals for over forty years! She and her husband Dale are two of our agency’s most dedicated volunteers. Mrs. Bennett is stepping down from her role as Day Chair, but she and her husband will continue to deliver meals for us (and also serve as Mobile Meals Advisory Council members). Senior Resoources and Peace United Church of Christ (which serves as Greensboro’s primary meals pick-up point) salute her for her deep commitment and service!

Shown here are (left to right) Dale Bennett, Lucille Bennett, and Peace United Church of Christ Pastor Tom Warren.

Are you a grandparent raising a grandchild?

You’re not alone. In North Carolina there are 177,442 children living in grandparent-headed households. GuilfordBoomers.org and Senior Resources of Guilford offer a unique support service for grandparent-parents.

“Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” offers you and other relatives, age 55 and older, who act as parents, a variety of resources including support group meetings, resource information, referrals for assistance, quarterly newsletters and an annual retreat.

Lunch is provided for all participants at support group meetings, where topics include family law, advocacy, child custody, stress and behavior management, nutrition and fitness, working with schools, homework help and planning for the future.

“Grandparents Raising Grandchildren” is a collaboration of Senior Resources of Guilford and the YWCA in Greensboro and High Point.

For information on how to get involved, call 373.4816 in Greensboro or 884.4816 in  High Point.