Senior Edition


EATON — The Preble County Senior Center Music Club is looking for members! The Music Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at The Grange, 501 Nation Avenue in Eaton. All musicians and singers are invited to participate. Contact Stacey Copes at 937-456-4947 for additional information.

A staff member from U.S. Representative John Boehner’s office will be at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton on Thursday, Oct. 1 at noon. Stop by with your questions or concerns.

New starting time for the Thursday Night Weekly Dance! Beginning Oct. 1, the Thursday Night Dance will take place from 5-8 p.m. at The Grange at 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The Silvertones, a local band from Camden will provide an enjoyable evening of classic rock & roll and country music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Band members include Michael Powers on piano; Mike Buckley, lead guitar; Danny Witt, bass; and Gary “Pete” Peters on drums. The dance features delicious food, with a $1 menu, a 50/50 drawing, and door prizes. Admission is $3 per individual/$5 per couple. Join us for a fun evening!

“Fun Friday” will be held at noon on Friday, Oct. 2 at The Grange, 501 Nation Avenue in Eaton. This special event will feature guest speaker Misty Spillman, Executive Director of the Preble County Historical Society. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Preble County Senior Center, anytime Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Deadline to purchase tickets is Thursday, Oct. 1.

The Ohio Senior Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will present “Medicare 101” at the Preble County Senior Center at 10:00 am on Monday, October 5. Learn about upcoming changes to Medicare; receive help identifying your best coverage for 2016, and more. If you would like to meet for a one-on-one consultation after the presentation, call Bev Shindeldecker at 937-456-4947 for an appointment.

The annual Preble County Council on Aging Health Fair will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Grange, 501 Nation Avenue in Eaton. Flu shots will be available as well as blood pressure, blood sugar, and hearing screenings. Numerous vendors will offer health and wellness information. Lunch will be available for purchase. For additional information, call the Preble County Senior Center at 937-456-4947.

Take control of your pain! The Preble County Senior Center is offering “Healthy U – A Chronic Pain Self-Management Workshop” for 6 weeks beginning Wednesday, Oct. 14 through Wednesday, Nov. 18. Facilitated by trained leaders who use this workshop’s tools to manage their own pain, “Healthy U” topics include:

• setting and achieving personal goals

• strategies to deal with pain, stress, fatigue and depression

• using physical activity to maintain, and improve strength, flexibility and endurance

• how to use medications safely and appropriately

• better ways to talk with your doctor and your family about your pain

There is no charge for this workshop for participants who are 60 or older. For those under the age of 60, the charge is $20. Space is limited, so register today. The workshop will be held at The Grange, located at 501 Nation Avenue in Eaton. For more information, contact Stacey Copes at 937-456-4947.

Have you visited the Decade’s Diner for lunch? If not, you are missing out on this unique location with its distinctive 1950’s decor and memorabilia, including a juke box and graffiti wall. Located at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton, the Decade’s Diner is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Chose from the daily special, combo, or the regular menu. Don’t forget to order one of the delicious homemade desserts! The Decade’s Diner is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Carry-out is available. Call 937-456-4947 to place your order.

The Preble County Senior Center annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Grange, located at 501 Nation Avenue in Eaton. A wide variety of crafts will be available including afghans, quilts, handbags, wood crafts, candles, jewelry, holiday decorations, baked goods and much more. Lunch will also be available for purchase. Vendor space is also still available. Reserve your space by calling Stacey Copes at the senior center at 937-456-4947.

The Holiday Craft Bazaar is an annual fundraiser for the Preble County Senior Center.

A Quilt Raffle Fundraiser is being held by the Preble County Senior Center. This beautiful full-size scrap quilt was pieced together by the “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” sewing group at the senior center. It was quilted by volunteer Janice Lawson. The quilt is on display at the senior center. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the senior center. The drawing will be held on Friday, Dec. 11. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Preble County Senior Center located at 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton. For more information, call 937-456-4947.

The Preble County Council on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver meals to seniors and homebound individuals in the county. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays. Volunteer drivers work two to three hours a day delivering meals in their personal vehicle. Volunteer 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. Volunteer drivers receive mileage reimbursement. If you would like to volunteer or need more information, please call Ashley Bowers, In-Home Services Manager 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. Visit our website for more information:

By Karen Lowery

For The Register-Herald

Reach Karen Lowery at 937-456-4947.

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