The Preble County Senior Center hosted a homemade Dessert Bake-Off on Monday, Aug. 18. Eleven participants each made one dessert. The judges had a very hard time selecting the winners in five categories. All the desserts were outstanding, but the prize winners were: Lois Pierce/Cookies (Chocolate); Betty Teaford/Pie (Coconut Cream); Diane Miller/Best Other (Candy); Pam League Day/Cake (Orange Pineapple); and Jo Ann Hoffman/Best Overall (Baklava). It was a “delicious” day.
Fun Fridays are planned for Aug. 29 and Se. 5 at noon at The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The afternoon includes lunch and entertainment. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Preble County Senior Center, and cut-off is Wednesday before the event. Tickets are $3 for members/$5 nonmember. Thank you to our sponsors: Reid Hospital and Brookhaven.
The Preble County Senior Center, Council on Aging offices, and the Courtyard Café will be closed on Monday, September 1st for the Labor Day Holiday. We will also be closed on Thursday, Sept.11 for an all-day, all-staff meeting. There will also be no home delivered meals on those days.
The Preble County Senior Center’s Health Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon. Free “Wellness to go Health Screenings” include: Cholesterol with Glucose (fasting and non-fasting); Blood Pressure; BMI; and Take home colon test. (If you want the fasting test, it requires a 12 hour fast prior to your appointment time. Fast includes all food and drinks, except water. If you are on prescribed medications, please take them as directed with water. Please remember to stay hydrated, as water is allowed.) Local business and organizations will have displays of information of interest to seniors and some will offer additional screenings. The Preble County General Health District will have flu shots available. The event will be held at The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The Health Fair is sponsored by Area Agency on Aging, PSA2, UHS Wellness To Go and the Preble County Council on Aging. A reservation is required for the screenings. Call 937-456-4947 to make an appointment.
The Preble County Senior Center’s Weekly Thursday Night Dances continues to grow in popularity. The dance takes place from 4-7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. Country and bluegrass music is provided by Don Pease and the Country Ramblers (Dan Waddell, Chris Norvell, Chubby Howard and Norman Cox). Cost of admission at the door is $3 per person or $5 per couple. We have door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, a dollar food menu, and Ron and Joyce King offer dancing instructions during intermission. Adults of all ages are welcome to attend.
The Preble County Council on Aging has a need for back up drivers for home delivered meals. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays, to seniors in Preble County. Back up drivers work two to three hours a day delivering meals in their vehicle to senior citizens. Drivers have a dedicated route, and can work one, two or more days per week, or just one day per month. Adult drivers of any age are eligible to volunteer. Drivers receive mileage reimbursement. If you would like to volunteer, or need more information, please call the Senior Center at 937-456-4947 or 1-800-238-5146.
A Matter of Balance Fall Prevention Classes are available at the Preble County Senior Center. This evidence-based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals in increased activity, and to makes changes in their environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. “A Matter of Balance” classes are held for two hours a day, once a week, for an 8 week period. The cost is $10 per person for the 16 hours of instruction. Register as soon as possible as the first classes start in September. Call Stacey Copes, Licensed Master Trainer and Senior Center Activity Manager, at 937-456-4947 for dates and additional information.
Descriptive flyers are available on all Senior Center trips. Travel information is shown on our website: www.prebleseniorcenter.org and our Facebook pages. Help us share information on PCCOA services, events and activities by clicking on the “like” tab on the following link: www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging, or on our Facebook page dedicated to the travel program: www.facebook.com/preblecountytimetraveler.