Senior Edition

By Holly Steele - For The Register-Herald

EATON — Happiness happens at the PCCOA: Join us in being happy this month. We will begin with the History of Happiness on Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m., including what happiness does for us. Then on Friday Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. we will share our Happy Moments together. Whether you are happy, unhappy, or somewhere in between, join us and we shall find happiness together!

Fun Friday: The band Bodacious will be entertaining us this Fun Friday, Aug. 5, beginning at noon at The Grange. Thanks to Heartland for sponsoring our August Fun Friday. Purchase your tickets ahead of time from the PCCOA, $3 members, $5 non-members. 937-456-4947.

Lunch with Jake: On Mondays, Aug. 8, and Aug. 22, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., join us for “Lunch with Jake”. Jake Dailey is a volunteer with the U.S. Veterans Administration. “Lunch with Jake” is an opportunity for veterans to ask questions and get information about services available through the Veterans Administration while enjoying lunch in the Decade’s Diner at the Preble County Senior Center, located at 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton. Jake also has a lot of knowledge about Preble County. In addition, Jake wants input about possible trips that would be of interest to men.

Adult Coloring: Adult coloring books are finding themselves on more and more bestsellers’ lists throughout the world. Join us on Mondays in August at 1:30 p.m. at the Preble County Activities Center to find out how this childhood pastime can help adults relieve stress, and possibly induce happiness. For more information, call 937.456.4947.

Bingo: Join us for Bingo on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m. at the Preble County Activities Center. This month’s event is sponsored by Genesis.

Northern Connections: Wednesday, Aug. 10, is our next Northern Connection “Lunch & Learn” at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 301 E. Main Street in New Paris. 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) followed by music by our very own Silvertones. The Silvertones are a four piece band from Camden, they play 50’s, 60’s and some 70’s cover and original artists from the birth of Rock n’ Roll. 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.

Coffee Lovers Book Club: The next meeting will be on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Preble County Senior Center. If you enjoy morning coffee and like books, you are welcome to join us. The Coffee Lover’s Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month. Call 937-456-4947 for more information.

Travel: If travel brings you Happiness we have our Red’s Night Game on Aug. 2 and our Woodland Historical Tour on Aug. 23. If you want to go bigger and broader then come in Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 1:30, Joy Tour and Travel will be here giving a travel presentation which will wet your whistle for travel. Joy Tour and Travel will be back Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. to answer any travel questions. 937-456-4947

Have you visited the Decade’s Diner for lunch? If not, you are missing out on this unique location with its distinctive 1950’s decor and memorabilia, including a jukebox and graffiti wall. Located at the Preble County Activities Center, 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton, the Decade’s Diner is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Choose from the daily special, combo, or the regular menu. Don’t forget to order one of the delicious homemade desserts made fresh by Maryanne! The Decade’s Diner is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Carry-out is available. Call 937-456-4947 to place your order.

Visit our website at or the Preble County Council on Aging Facebook page for more information. 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 the latest news.

By Holly Steele

For The Register-Herald