Senior edition


By Holly Steele - For the PCCOA



EATON — Preble County Fair, Senior Day: Free transportation, free dance, free fairgrounds entry for seniors! Senior Day at the Preble County Fair is Wednesday, July 3! Transportation is available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from the Senior Activities center and from 3-7:30 p.m. from The Grange. The Dance will take place at the Expo Expansion Building from 5-8 p.m.

Reflexology: We are offering reflexology the third Thursday of each month at the Senior Activities Center. Reflexology is a great way to relieve stress and tension, improve blood supply, help nature achieve homeostasis and for general relaxation. Call us to make an appointment at 937-456-4947, cost is $40 per person/ per session.

Bingo: Join in on the Bingo fun, Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Friday, Aug. 16, both at 2 p.m. Thanks to Greenbriar and the Knolls of Oxford for sponsoring.

Bowling: The first Thursday of the month, we go bowling in Richmond. Meet at the senior activities center at 10:00 to be at the bowling alley by 11 a.m. They stop and get food after. Call to reserve your spot and inquire on 937-456-4947 the first Thursday of each month, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, etc.

Health Advance Directives: Plan ahead and protect yourself with these legal series classes. Pre-register for any or all of these informative classes and learn more about your legal rights, legal resources you can access, ways to handle your legal issue, and more. Aug. 7: Health advance directives, Aug. 14: Financial power of attorney, and Aug. 21: Wills and estates. All classes are held at the senior activities center at 2 p.m. This series is brought to you by Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. Call to pre-register, 937-456-4947.

Wolf Creek Habitat: Join us on this Mini Trip to see the wolves! We will observe the wolves on the observation deck to view and take pictures of the wolves in Brookville, Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 12. $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers.

Soaring Eagles Casino: Let’s take a trip to Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Oct. 1 -3, to Soaring Eagle Casino Resort! Enjoy a variety of food options prepared by world-class chefs, bustle in town, or tootle around the casino and resort playing, relaxing and unwinding. Costs vary from $344 to $599 call for more details.

‘Hairspray’ at Beef & Boards: This musical comedy is set in 1960s Baltimore, with a dance-loving teen, Tracy Turnblad auditioning for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show.” Upon winning, she becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun, and fashion. After the show, we will eat at the buffet at Beef & Boards. You will be picked up at the senior activities center.

Breakout Games: Escape rooms are delightfully fun, but they are also quite tricky and can be very hard, especially for first timers. A team of 4-6 people assemble inside a theme room, and then the fun begins, a game master explains the challenge and exits the room. You and your teammates must discover clues and solve a mystery to escape a “locked” room within a time frame. Afterwards, lunch at Marion’s Pizza. This trip takes place Wednesday, Sept. 25. Call for details and to reserve your spot, 937-456-4947.

Spotlight on San Antonio Holiday: Discover San Antonio’s beautiful River Walk, one of the prettiest parts of the city. The haven of trees, pathways, stone bridges and glistening water winds through the city center and reveals its deep culture and vibrant personality. During the holiday season the River Walk sparkles even brighter with millions of decorative lights illuminating its already charming atmosphere. It will dazzle you with luminaries, twinkling displays and festive ornaments that are nearly everywhere. You are sure to lose yourself in the spirit of the holiday season as you stroll along the river surrounded by festive decorations. This trip takes place Dec. 1-5. Call for cost and further details. You will be picked up at the senior activities center and taken to the Cincinnati Airport.

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 https://www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging/ or give us a call at 937-456-4947. Visit our website at www.PrebleSeniorCenter.org. 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

For the PCCOA