Senior edition


By Shelley Ratliff - For PCCOA



EATON — Our Giving Tuesday Campaign continues. Please consider making a donation to help our senior population stay healthy and at home (where they want to be). Giving Tuesday was Nov. 30. We will keep our campaign open until Dec. 31, 2021.

If you are interested in Sponsoring a Senior or making a donation, the following options are available to you:

•In person with cash, check, credit card

•PayPal through our website, Square and Facebook

The past several years, PCCOA has participated in Giving Tuesday. We have asked our community to help sponsor Meals on Wheels for seniors in Preble County. Why is this needed? Currently, one in four people in Preble County are over the age of 60 and by 2030 this number will increase to one in three. Each meal contains 1/3 of the daily requirements for nutrition for a person 60 and over. For many of our clients this is the only hot meal they receive all day and very often the driver is the only person they see that day, that week and sometimes each month. We need your help. #GivingTuesday #RadicalGenerosity

Activities

• Can you believe it is December? This week we are working on creating our goals for 2022.

• Get starteon your exercise resolution at 10 a.m. on Wednesday with Chair Yoga or 10 a.m. on Thursday with Fitness Fun.

• Thursday Night Dance will take place from 5-7 p.m. Join us for good times, live music and great food.

• End the week with a personal chat with State Representative Rodney Creech. He will be here on Friday at 11 a.m.

• Participant’s Council will meet on Monday, Dec. 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the Diner.

Holiday Food Drive

PCCOA is now taking food or monetary donations for our annual food box drive. These boxes are distributed during the holidays to seniors in need. Any donation will be appreciated. Specifically, we are looking for facial tissues, napkins (100 count), paper towels, toilet paper, soup, Spam, tuna, canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, oatmeal, applesauce, pudding, jelly, gelatin, cookies, and cereal.

Please bring donations to Preble County Council on Aging, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, OH 45320 or mail monetary donations to the same address, Attention: Wanda Winter, Christmas Basket. Deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 3.

We need you

We are offering three great paid opportunities for you to help the seniors in our community. We continue to get more clients for Home Delivered Meals, (Meals on Wheels) and now have a waiting list. No one should have to face a day without a meal, but sadly some of the seniors in our community do. Delivering meals is so satisfying and the seniors look forward to interacting with their drivers each day during the week. Often times our driver is the only person our clients see. This job is incredibly special and vital as we also provide wellness checks each day throughout the week while delivering meals.

If your company is looking for a corporate volunteer opportunity, delivering meals is a great way to get involved. We work with you on a schedule that works for your employees. Even if it’s just one day a month, we would love to have you volunteer. Please call for all the details.

Our Transportation Team needs drivers to get our seniors to medical appointments and other transportation needs. This job is vital to us as our demand for transportation is increasing. We never want to tell anyone we don’t have enough drivers to help them. As a driver you will look forward to seeing your clients and they will love seeing you. You will become a part of their lives and again, you may be the only person they see during the week.

We also need help in our kitchen with meal prep and service in our Decades Diner. Working in the diner is a lot of fun. The atmosphere is high energy, full of great music and enjoyable. Stop in from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Friday, have lunch and see for yourself!

If you are interested please stop by and fill out an application or give us a call for more information. Become a member of a great team of dedicated employees! We need you! 937-456-4947.

Sponsor-a-Senior

Meals on Wheels — You can make a difference in a senior’s life by donating just $12.50 a week. That’s $2.50 per day; $50 a month or $600 a year. Any amount will help. Your donation provides so much more than a hot, nutritious meal. You help provide a visit by one of our trained drivers to bring not only a meal, but a wellness check, a smile and conversation, and help with tasks such as bringing in the mail. Our drivers look forward to checking on his/her seniors each week day and the seniors look forward to seeing our drivers. No amount is too small. Please consider making a donation by calling 937-456-4947. #meals4seniors #MOWPreble

PCCOA Membership

Membership at the Senior Center is just $10 a year. Members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter that features all our latest news and activities, discounts on trips and excursions, free laminating and copying. You can also sign up for email and text messages and be informed of all the news and events first!

To stay up to date on all of our activities, trips and senior news sign up to receive our bi-monthly newsletter the “Senior Scene.” Membership at the Senior Center is $10 a year. In addition to other benefits, members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter which features all our latest news and activities, additional benefits are discounts on trips and select activities. 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.

By Shelley Ratliff

For PCCOA