Senior Edition


EATON — The Thursday Night Weekly Dance usually takes place at The Grange but during the week of the Preble County Fair it will be moved to the fairgrounds on Wednesday, Aug. 5. This was a fun event last year at the fair, as it will be again this year. Senior Day is Aug. 5, and there is no admission charge that day at the fair if you are age 65 or older. There is also no charge to attend the dance that evening from 4-7 p.m. You will enjoy lively band music for your listening and dancing pleasure, plus the 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Food will be available throughout the fairgrounds. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend a wonderful evening dancing at the Preble County Fair.

The Preble County Senior Center will run a shuttle to the Preble County Fair starting at 9 a.m. on Senior Day, Wednesday, Aug. 5. Park at the Senior Center and ride our shuttle to the fair. We will pick you up later in the day and return you to your vehicle.

Friday at the Movies takes place at the Preble County Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. on July 31. We will view the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, on the center’s large screen television. This action packed movie starts Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt and Vin Diesel. There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments are served.

Wheelchair donations needed. The Preble County Senior Center keeps a stock of medical supplies like canes, walkers, etc. for seniors in need. We usually have at least one call daily with a need for a wheelchair, however at this time we are have no wheelchairs available. If you have one in good working order preferably with foot rests, that you no longer need or use, please donate it to the Senior Center. We would appreciate it. Thank you.

It’s Christmas in July at the Preble County Senior Center. Monetary donations that we receive through July 31st 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 Decade’s Diner, complete with juke box, graffiti wall, and striking “fab ’50s” 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 at 937-456-4947.

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