Senior News

By Holly Steele - For The Register-Herald

EATON — Pearl Harbor Talk: Hear excerpts out of J.D. Karns’ journal, of “28 Months of Heaven and Hell.” The novel is a WWII historical fiction based on the journal of Navy Veteran Carl L. Young, an S03 who served on the USS Melvin R. Nawman DE416. Daughters of the American Revolutionary will provide refreshments. Jake Daily will also share a documentary on Pearl Harbor, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Preble County Council on Aging.

Movie Matinee: “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” will be showing at the senior center on Friday Dec. 9, at 1:30 p.m.

Christmas Cards for Our Soldiers: Join us in sending Christmas cards to our soldiers on Monday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m.

Bingo: Join us at the senior center for Bingo Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. Thanks to Heartland and Genesis for sponsoring.

Northern Connection: The “Lunch & Learn” meeting is on Dec. 14, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 301 E. Main Street in New Paris, Ohio. Thanks to Crossroads for sponsoring. 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 either a speaker on a topic of interest, or entertainment. Information is also available on services provided by the Preble County Council on Aging. Everyone is welcome to attend. This month Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care will be sharing about what they do in helping others with chronic illness or those in need of pain and symptom management. 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.

Thursday Night Dance: Thursday Dec. 15, is “Ugly Sweater” Night. Wear your best ugly sweater to the dance, prizes will be given!! Thanks to Greenbriar for sponsoring. The Thursday Night Dance is held every Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at The Grange at 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The Silvertones, a local band from Camden, will provide an enjoyable evening of classic rock & roll and country music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Band members include Michael Powers on piano; Mike Buckley, lead guitar; Danny Witt, bass; and Gary “Pete” Peters on drums. The dance features delicious food, with a $1 menu, a 50/50 drawing, and door prizes. Admission is $3 per individual/$5 per couple. Join us for a fun evening!

Energy Assistance Programs

HEAP: Provides a one-time benefit to your main heating source account. The HEAP program ends June 30, 2017.

WCP: Provides a benefit once per heating season to your main and/or electric accounts. The benefit can be used by eligible households that are disconnected, need to establish new service or pay to transfer service, or have 25 percent (or less) bulk fuel. The program can also assist with fuel tank placement, fuel tank testing and furnace repair. The 2016 WCP program begins Nov. 1, 2016 and ends March 31, 2017.

PIPP Plus: An extended payment arrangement that requires regulated gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income. Complete the application to apply for PIPP Plus or visit your local delegate agency.

HWAP: A residential energy efficiency program that reduces the energy use of qualified households.

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By Holly Steele

For The Register-Herald