Senior edition

By Holly Steele - For PCCOA

EATON — As the temperature drops, remember Ohio’s Home Energy Programs are offered to income eligible individuals or families. Please call Brittney at the Preble County Council on Aging if you need help completing your Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) application or have eligibility questions. The Preble County Community Action Partnership can answer questions and complete applications for the HEAP Emergency Winter Crisis Program (WCP), Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP) and the Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP).

The Home Weatherization Assistance Program (HWAP) provides services such as attic and basement insulation, door and window weather stripping and caulking, and heating system repair or replacement, at no cost for qualifying low-income households. The deadline to apply for regular HEAP and WCP is March 31. Call Preble County Council on Aging, 937-456-4947 or Community Action Partnership, 937-456-2800 or 1-800-617-2673.

Breakfast Bingo: Join us the first Friday in March (March 6) for Breakfast Bingo. Just like it sounds, a scrumptious breakfast starts at 9 a.m., followed by bingo. This activity takes place at The Grange, 501 Nation Ave. Cost is $3 for members, $5 non-members. Thanks to Maple Gardens for sponsoring.

Nutrition Presentation: Jennifer White, RDN, LD from Reid Health will be here Monday, March 9, at 2 p.m. She will be educating us on how to improve quality of life through research based nutrition education.

Foods for Nourishment: What are easy foods for seniors to eat in order to get the most out of it? Join us Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. to find out. Gretchen Adams, RDN, LD from the YMCA of Greater Dayton will be presenting.

Nutritional Benefits of Drinking Tea: Jonathan Cark will be here sharing the history, nutritional benefits, and the growing, harvesting and processing of tea. Monday, March 23, at 10 a.m.

Joy Tour Travel Show: Stop in to find out all the Joy Tour Travel dates and locations for 2020. A Joy Tour representative will be here Wednesday, March 11, at 1:30 p.m.

Barn & Bunk: A unique farm market that has an array of foods and crafts available such as: a blending of home grown fresh produce, local baked goods, cheeses, jellies, honeys and specialty mixes. They feature gift items from 40 local crafters who specialize in wood crafting, fabrics, candles by Warm Glow, florals, baskets, framed prints, potpourri, and furniture. This trip in on July 28 in Trenton. Cost is $64 for Members, and $78 for non-members.

Belterra Casino: Make memories when you join us on the gaming floor, catch all the action on the track, or indulge in the best of dining. Among the collections of 1,300-plus games, you’ll always find the latest games with fun and current themes, along with your favorite classics. This trip is March 24; cost for members is $50, cost for non-members is $65. You will receive $20 in free play and a free lunch buffet.

Paint the Town: A paint your own pottery studio providing creative entertainment for everyone. Relax and create with your friends. Lunch at Little Sheba’s followed by ice cream at Ullery’s. Cost is $27 for members, $42 for non-members. Lunch and ice cream is on your own. Tuesday, April 21.

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