Senior Edition


EATON — Games of Bingo will be played at the Preble County Senior Center on Friday, July 17, at 2 pm. The bingo games are sponsored on this date by The Knolls of Oxford. There is no charge to attend. Reservations are not needed. Plan now to attend, and bring a friend!

Gateway Health will be sponsoring a monthly Birthday Bash at the Senior Center starting in July. Everyone is invited to attend even if your birthday does not fall on the month of the celebration. Join us for a fun afternoon, which includes birthday cake, at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 and Wednesday, Aug.19. We would like for you to RSVP to the Senior Center at 937-456-4947 if you plan to attend.

It’s Christmas in July at the Preble County Senior Center. Monetary donations that we receive through July 31, for this year’s Holiday Food Baskets will be matched up to $500 thanks to a local family. Monetary donations enable the Preble County Council on Aging to add items to the baskets like dairy products, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables. Please consider making an early donation so we can receive the match. We will, of course, take donations of non-perishable foods and paper products at any time before the baskets are delivered in December.

The Thursday Night Weekly Dance has moved back to The Grange at 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The weekly dance features delicious food, with a $1 menu, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Bluegrass and country music, for your listening and dancing pleasure, is provided by Don Pease and the Country Ramblers. It’s a fun evening for everyone. We look forward to seeing you at our next Thursday Night Dance.

The Decade’s Diner, complete with juke box, graffiti wall, and striking “fab 50’s” decorations, is a unique location for lunch. The menu features many delicious items and a couple daily specials. The Diner is also the site of our daily Congregate Meal. The Decade’s Diner is located at Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio. It is open for lunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday. The Diner is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Carry-out is available. Call 937-456-4947 to place your order. Please note: The Friday Night Cruise-In has been discontinued until further notice.

We need volunteers to help deliver meals to seniors and shut-ins in the county. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays, to seniors in Preble County. 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 Ashley Bowers, Home Delivered Meal Coordinator at 937-456-4947.

Many exciting events, trips, and activities are planned for seniors in Preble County in coming months. Check out our website or Facebook pages for the latest news. Membership at the Senior Center is only $10 a year. In addition to other benefits, members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter, which features all the latest news. The menu is also included in the newsletter. New for 2015: You can fill out a membership form and pay your $10 online. Just visit our new improved website for details:

Sharon Smith

For The Register-Herald

Reach Sharon Smith at 937-456-4947.

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