Journeys Fall/Winter 2016 - Page 12

In Brief… SweetARTS Intergenerational Art Show A new way to connect with the next generation Cabarrus residents are showing their artistic talents at the area’s only intergenerational art show. Categories include heritage, recycled, literary and visual arts. The public can view exhibits at the Cabarrus County Senior Center, Concord, November 1 – 15. For more information on the SweetARTS Intergenerational Art Show, call 704-920-3484. Winter Park Hours Plenty of time for winter fun in the park Cabarrus County winter park hours take effect November 1 and continue through February. Hours for Camp T.N. Spencer (3155 Foxford Rd., Concord), Frank Liske (4001 Stough Rd., Concord) and Vietnam Veterans (760 Orphanage Rd., Concord) parks and the outdoor fitness equipment at the Cabarrus County Senior Center, Concord (331 Corban Ave.) are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information on winter park hours for Cabarrus County parks, visit www.cabarruscounty.us/alp or call 704-920-3484. Cabarrus County at the North Carolina Senior Games Strong representation at State Finals If you were at one of the North Carolina Senior Games State Finals competitions, you probably noticed the great representation from Cabarrus County. Fifty-eight Cabarrus Senior Games participants registered for the State Finals, 29 of whom 10 JOURNEYS Fall/Winter 2016 brought home one or more medals. Of these medalists, 22 qualified to represent Cabarrus at the 2017 National Senior Games in Birmingham next June. Congratulations to the State and Local Senior Games Competitors from Cabarrus County. Those who competed in pickleball were able to stay close to home— Cabarrus County hosted the NC Senior Games Pickleball Sate Finals, where 486 pickleballers from across North Carolina took to the court in a threeday pickleball battle. The Senior Games in Cabarrus County have something for everyone and bring out the artist and athlete in you. Anyone 50 and older can participate in a variety of sports and arts events like cycling, horseshoes, woodworking, swimming, track and field, pickleball, bowling, dancing, vocal, artwork and many more. For more information on how you can compete in the 2017 Cabarrus County Senior Games, call 704-920-3484. LIEAP provides help to heat your home ​ ounty administers program C for one-time heat bill assistance Beginning December 1, seniors and disabled individuals in Cabarrus County can apply for assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), provided funds are available. The program offers one-time annual vendor payment toward heat expenses for winter months in the form of a $200, $300 or $400 credit, depending on income and number of people in the household. To qualify, the household must include a U.S. citizen or eligible alien with proof of legal citizenship, the household must be subject to the rising cost of heat because it has a heating source, and the household must meet income and resource guidelines. Eligibility is determined by using income for the month prior to the date of application. Everyone who makes an application must bring verification of income, social security numbers and date of birth for all household members, as well as a copy of the their primary heating source bill and electric bill. You will