Senior Edition


EATON — The Parkinson Support Group will meet at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 3-4 p.m. The facilitator for the meeting is Jim Straszheim. This meeting is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.

“higi” Station Now at Senior Center! Thanks to a generous donation by Reid Health, a higi Station is now located at the Preble County Senior Center. The higi Station is a quick and easy way to get updated on your basic health statistics. Currently, you’ll find a higi Station in many retail pharmacies. The higi Station is designed to easily measure Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), Pulse and Blood Pressure. Tracking these four statistics together is key to early detection of hypertension, diabetes and other treatable health conditions. The Station also provides users a higi Score, which is a measure of overall well-being based on body statistics, knowledge, and community.

Space is still available on Preble County Senior Center mini-trips. The final two mini-trips of the year will take place in October and November. On October 20, a trip is scheduled to the Cincinnati Premium Outlet Mall in Monroe. On November 5, a trip is scheduled to Miami Valley Gaming in Lebanon. For more information or reservations, contact Cookie Young at 937-456-4947.

Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15. Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15 – December 7. If you are in a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you should always review the materials your plans send you, like the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC). If your plans are changing, you should make sure your plans will still meet your needs for the following year. If your satisfied that your current plans will meet your needs for next year and it’s still being offered, you don’t need to do anything. For more information about Medicare Open Enrollment, contact Bev Shindeldecker (I&R Specialist at the Preble County Senior Center) at 937-456-4947.

Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar! The Preble County Senior Center’s annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Preble County Senior Center, located at 800 East St. Clair Street 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.

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser at 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.

New starting time for the Thursday Night Weekly Dance! The Thursday Night Dance is now being held from 5-8 p.m. at The Grange at 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The Silvertones, a local band from Camden, Ohio 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!

Have you visited the Decade’s Diner for lunch? If not, you are missing out on this unique location with its distinctive 1950s 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.

Volunteers needed! 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, 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 at 937-456-4947.

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