Senior edition


EATON — Fireside Chat: You are invited to Senior Center Month National Advocacy Day on Friday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-noon. We have invited local and state politicians to join us for our Fireside Chat. This will not be the traditional forum where we ask questions for our legislators, but instead we will be telling them our own stories, and how important this agency is in our community. If you have a story to share on how the Preble County Council on Aging has affected your life, let us know. If you want to share or speak call 937-456-4947 before Sept. 15. Regardless, stop in and listen, picnic lunch will be served.

Northern Connection: This month’s “Lunch & Learn,” is on Wednesday September 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 301 E. Main Street in New Paris, Ohio. The Northern Connection is a partnership between the Preble County Council on Aging and the St. Paul United Methodist Church. Lunch is served at no charge (donations are welcome). For more information, contact the St. Paul United Methodist Church at 937-437-8484, the Preble County Council on Aging at 937-456-4947, or visit the Northern Connection Facebook page.

Bingo: Join in on the bingo fun on Tuesday, September 12 at 2:00 and Friday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. Thanks to Maple Gardens and Arbor Trace for sponsoring Bingo.

Helping Birds through Winter: Jo Ann Hoffman’s mom was a master birder, ornithologist, and was president of local bird clubs, and state ornithological societies. Jo Ann has always loved birds and can identify and accurately draw birds. She is excited to share her knowledge of birds with you on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Senior Activities Center.

Basics of Dementia: An education program by the Alzheimer’s Association. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment, and much more. Join this free program at the Senior Activities Center on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 6-7 p.m., refreshments provided.

Weight Resistance: In this 45 minute class, one will work with provided exercise bands designed to help build muscle through resistance. The participant can expect to follow a set of exercises which strengthen both the upper and lower body. This class begins Thursday, Sept. 7 from 9-9:45 a.m. at the Senior Activities Center. $2 for members, $5 for non-members

Tai Chi for Health is an excellent exercise program designed by both Tai Chi experts and medical professionals. Tai Chi for Health benefits all people regardless of their physical condition. Many health conditions can be improved by daily practice. Conditions include Arthritis, Back Pain, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Balance and more. This class begin Thursday, September 7 from 10:15-11 a.m. at the Senior Activities Center. $2 for members, $5 for non-members

Stretching/Relaxing: Participants in this class will work with the overall body in standing, sitting, and laying positions. The class will follow a set of exercises designed to gently stretch the body. The final 10 minutes will focus on a guided meditation to relax both the mind and body. This class begins Thursday, Sept. 7 from 1-1:45 p.m. at the Senior Activities Center. $2 for members, $5 for non-members

All activities are located at the Senior Activities Center at 800 East St. Clair St. in Eaton, unless otherwise mentioned in the post. Like our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging/ or give us a call at 937-456-4947. Visit our website at www.PrebleSeniorCenter.org. Membership at the Senior Center is $10 a year. In addition to other benefits, members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter that features all our latest news and activities.

By Holly Steele

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