Senior Edition

EATON — Our next Fun Friday on Sept. 4, has a luau theme. It will be held at noon at The Grange, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. This special event is sponsored by Otterbein. Entertainment will be provided by Kip Moore, Activities Director for the Middletown Senior Center. Kip is very talented – he sings just like Nat King Cole! Kip does all kinds of music and will throw in some Hawaiian songs too! Purchase your ticket in advance Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton. Cost is $3 for members; $5 for nonmember. Deadline for ticket purchase is Thursday, Sept. 3. Tickets are not available at the door.

The Preble County Senior Center, Council on Aging offices, and Decade’s Diner will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday. All offices will reopen Tuesday morning, Sept.8 at 8 a.m.

Join us on a fun mini-trip to the Brookville Community Theatre in Brookville, Ohio on Sunday, Sept. 13. We will attend the matinee presentation of “Greetings!” Lunch will be on your own at Rob’s Restaurant before the play. Cost is $32 for members; $37 for non-members. Call the Senior Center at 937-456-4947 to make your reservation.

We have started a Music Club! It will meet the first Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at The Grange, 501 Nation Avenue in Eaton, beginning Sept. 3. We are looking for musicians and singers to participate in this club. For more information, please call Stacey Copes at 937-456-4947.

The Ohio Senior Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will present “Medicare 101” at the Preble County Senior Center at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 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 Preble County Senior Center has a new “Coffee Lovers Book Club!”At the first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10, we will discuss a book by the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author Anthony Doerr. This beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller is about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. The name of the book is “All the Light We Cannot See.” The Coffee Lovers Book Club Meeting will be held at the Preble County Senior Center. Coffee and coffee cake will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

The Thursday Night Weekly Dance takes place from 4-7 p.m. at The Grange. The dance features delicious food, with a $1 menu, a 50/50 drawing and door prizes. We have a new terrific band that many of you have already heard at some of our previous special events. 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. Admission is $3 per individual/$5 per couple. 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. It is open for lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 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.

The Preble County Council on Aging needs 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:

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Reach Karen at [email protected]

Reach Karen at [email protected]