Senior Edition

By Holly Steele - For The Register-Herald

EATON — 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. In our first lab on 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.

Friday Matine: Join us in watching the delightful movie “Julie and Julia” on Friday, Jan. 27, at 1:30 p.m.

Fun Friday: Fun Friday is Friday, Feb. 3, at noon, at The Grange. $3 for members, $5 for -non-members. Call today to reserve your spot. 937-456-4947

Northern Connection: Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul UMC in New Paris. Cardiologist, Dr. John McGinty will be speaking on advances of heart health during this month’s ‘Lunch and Learn.’ For more information and to reserve your spot call UMC at 937-456-8484 or PCCOA at 937-456-4947. Make your reservation on or before Monday, Feb. 8.

Help is Available from APS: All services for persons aged 60 or better who live in Preble County. There is an emergency fund for those that are income eligible and in need of funds to avoid eviction or disconnection of utilities, or in need of household supplies, or necessary furniture, or medical items. For further information call Preble County Job and Family Services at 937-472-2529.

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!

Travel Presentation on Thursday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Activities Center.

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

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

The Ark Encounter 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.

2nd Street Market in Dayton on Thursday, Aug. 10.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

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 begins Nov. 1, 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.

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 is now in color and features all our latest news and activities.

By Holly Steele

For The Register-Herald