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Fibromyalgia: Puzzling and painful

It started in 1981, the achy feeling, not pain, but discomfort, feeling like she’d done a hard physical workout but not having done a thing. She bounced from a rheumatologist to a neurologist but no one knew what to say.  She was told that she was suffering from stress and depression, but completely denied having […]


What color is your mood?

There is a flurry outside my kitchen window.  Not of snow, although my New England heart would certainly be thrilled at the prospect. No, it is a flurry of birds’ wings, all around my two feeders.  Somebody must have told them it is lunchtime as they have flown in from every direction to partake of […]


More new housing for over-55 set is coming

The number of age-restricted residential developments in Cornelius continues to grow. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved a conditional rezoning request for 103 more single-family homes for seniors in the Bailey’s Glen development in the southeast corner of the town. This is in addition to 72 new lots approved last year. Bailey’s Glen already has […]

Fall prevention program returns to North Mecklenburg Senior Center

March 21.  One of the North Mecklenburg Senior Center’s most popular workshops, “A Matter of Balance,” will be offered again this spring.  The four-week, eight-session program is free, but space is limited.  Seniors interested in attending are encouraged to register now. The workshop is presented in eight two-hour sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning March […]

Volunteers needed April 16

Smithville’s Annual Spring Clean-Up Day will be 8 am to noon Saturday, April 16. The Cornelius Community Garden will be include in the clean-up as well. There will be 10 large trash receptacles placed around Smthville, Meridian Street and the North Catawba area at Church Street. Residents can place items in the front yard the night before.  Volunteers and pick-up trucks are […]

Life: It’s a balancing act

Do you balance your checkbook or use QuickBooks?  Are you emotionally balanced?  How about financially balanced?  Are you mentally balanced or spiritually balanced? Whoever thinks about balance until you find yourself unbalanced?  Are you afraid that you aren’t balanced or that you might fall? Engaging in each of these areas certainly can help you assess […]

Doctors urge vaccinations as flu season gets under way

Everyone has an opinion about flu vaccinations.  On and on it goes until your head is spinning and you don’t know what to believe. “I’ve never gotten a flu shot and I’ve never gotten the flu.” “I got a flu shot once and I got the worst case of the flu I’ve ever had.  I’m […]

Senior Wellness Fair

Sept. 14. The North Mecklenburg Senior Center’s Annual Wellness Fair will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24 from 9 am to 1 pm. Admission to the event, which will be held at senior center, 102 Gilead Road in Huntersville, is free. Parking is behind the building as well as at the Town Center parking deck. More […]

September is National Senior Center Month

“Celebrate LIFE at Your Senior Center.”  That’s the theme for National Senior Center Month this year and we have a lot of life at the North Mecklenburg Senior Center.   We’ve been at our new location at 102 Gilead Road, Huntersville for 11 months   and along with our regularly scheduled programs and activities, we’ve […]

Lucky Stars dance group classes

The Lucky Stars, a championship  line dance group representing the North Meck Senior  Center,  is holding six training classes for prospective dancers. All interested persons must be 55+ in age, have  knowledge of basic dance steps and be able to attend five training sessions. The free trainings will be on 2-3 pm on consecutive Thursdays starting Oct. […]