Senior edition

By Holly Steele - For The Register-Herald

EATON — BOGO Soup: January is national soup month join us in ‘Warming the Soul, Warming the Heart.” Come into Decade’s Diner during the month of January and, buy a bowl of soup and get a bowl of soup for free!! Share one with a friend, save a bowl of soup for dinner, eat both bowls in one sitting, you get the idea. Decade’s Diner is open Monday-Friday 11:00-1:00pm. Closed Jan. 16.

Hours: We will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Northern Connection: Wednesday Jan. 11 at 11:30 at St. Paul UMC in New Paris. The Gospel Singing Group, Thankful Hearts will be entertaining us for this ‘Lunch and Learn.’ For more information and to get your ticket call UMC at 937-456-8484 or PCCOA at 937-456-4947. Make your reservation on or before Monday January 9th.

Book Club: The Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month at 10:00 am. Beginning January 12th they will be reading “Life on the Mississippi” by Mark Twain. 937-456-4947

History of Soup: Come in Friday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. to learn about the History of Soup.

Puzzles: What a great winter project, we have plenty of puzzles to choose from. On Friday Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. at the senior center you too can put a puzzle together.

Chair Exercises: We are offering chair exercises this January and February every Friday at 2 p.m. at the activities center.

Joy Tour & Travel: A representative from Joy Tour & Travel will be at the activities center on Tuesday Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. to discuss upcoming trips. If you have any questions regarding their trips or want to learn more, stop in and inquire. 937-456-4947 or call Joy Tour & Travel direct at 1-800-875-4569

Birthday Bash: Wednesday, Jan. 18, we will be celebrating January Birthdays. Join us in games, cupcakes and drinks.

Monthly Art Labs: Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 25, we are offering monthly art labs at the activities center. In partnership with the Preble County Visual Art Center, they will provide materials and professional instruction for the given art project. There is a fee for these labs, and we prefer reservations. Our first lab is Wednesday Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.we will be painting bowls in honor of National Soup Month. Bowl prices vary from $10-16 per person. Call to reserve your spot 937-456-4947

Matthew 25 Ministries: We are collecting Pill Bottles (empty, all sizes, prescription or over-the-counter). All bottles will be donated to Matthew 25 Ministries to help improve the quality of health care in hospitals and clinics in developing countries by saving and donating basic medical supplies such as pill bottles. Stop by to drop off your pill bottles. 800 East St. Clair St. 937-456-4947

Time Traveler Trips: We have lots of trips planned for 2017!

“Dirty Dancing” on March 18, at the Schuster Theatre

“A Church Basement Ladies Christmas” on April 21, at LaComedia

The Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum on May 16, with Whitestar tours

Dayton Dragons on May 30, in Dayton

Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals on June 8

“Circus 1903” on June 17 at the Schuster Theatre

For further details on these trips stop in the senior center and pick up a flyer or call 937-456-4947 and ask for Cookie.

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

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 ends March 31.

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