Senior Edition

By Holly Steele - PC COA

EATON — Breakfast Bingo: Play bingo and eat breakfast with us on Friday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 at The Grange. Cost is $3 for members, and $5 for non-members. RSVP at 937-456-4947. Sponsored by Maple Gardens.

Basic Computer Workshop: Preble County Library will be here on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 1:30 p.m. You will learn how to turn the computer on and off, using the mouse and keyboard, and interacting with what’s on the screen. Computers are provided.

The Northern Connection “Lunch & Learn”: The Northern Connection is a partnership between the Preble County Council on Aging and the St. Paul United Methodist Church. Lunch is served at no charge (donations are welcome). Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 301 E. Main Street in New Paris. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact the St. Paul United Methodist Church at 937-437-8484, the Preble County Council on Aging at 937-456-4947, or visit the Northern Connection Facebook page. The next “Lunch & Learn” is August 8 the Preble County Bicentennial Historian will be speaking.

Bingo: Join us for Bingo on Tuesday, August 14, and Friday, Aug. 17, sponsored by Maple Gardens and Arbor Trace.

Birthday Bash: We are celebrating July’s birthdays on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 1:30 p.m.. Join us for cupcakes, and trivia!

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Are you tired, worn out, and would appreciate a kind ear, friendly heart, and support for your Grand-parenting? Join us on either of these Friday, Aug. 17, at 1 p.m.

Life Topic: The Health Benefits of Wine: Bella Care Hospice will be here Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m., talking with us about the health benefits of wine. Samples provided.

Matter of Balance: Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This class begins Tuesday, August 21 and runs for 8 weeks through Oct. 9 from 10 a.m to noon. This course is free, and registration is necessary. For more information and to register call Stacey at 456-4947.

Wedding Dress Drive: We are collecting wedding dresses to make Angel Dresses for babies that don’t make it to full term. Drop your wedding dress off at the senior activities center.

Aullwood Nature Center: A guided half mile walking tour on a paved trail, followed by a scenic walk in the Nature Sanctuary. Quilt designs and wall hangings are on display inside. Lunch will be on your own at Marion’s Pizza, followed by dessert at Esther Price candies. This trip is on Tuesday, Oct. 2, $25 for members, $35 non-members. Call to reserve your spot, 937-456-4947.

Cruise to Ireland, Iceland, & Scotland: On May 6-16, 2019 we will be travelling to Dublin, Ireland, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Akureyri, Iceland, and Lerwick Scotland with so much to see and do with Celebrity Cruises. Call today to book your trip!

All activities are located at the Senior Activities Center at 800 East St. Clair St. in Eaton, unless otherwise mentioned in the post. Like our Facebook Page at or give us a call at 937-456-4947. Visit our website at Membership at the Senior Center is $10 a year. In addition to other benefits, members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter that features all our latest news and activities.

By Holly Steele