Senior edition

By Holly Steele - For PCCOA

EATON — Matter of Balance: Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. This class begins Tuesday, Aug. 21 and runs for 8 weeks through Oct. 9 from 10 a.m to noon. This course is free, and registration is necessary. For more information and to register call Stacey at 456-4947.

Art Lab: Once a month Caitlin from the Preble County Visual Art Center stops in and teaches us a “how to” art project. This month we will be painting a bright, fun “Watermelon Canvas Painting.” No experience necessary, Caitlin will teach you what you need to know and you will walk away with your own masterpiece! Class is Wednesday, June 27 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and cost is $12. Registration preferred by calling 937-456-4947.

Benefits of Staying Active: Stop in to this “Life Topic” activity that Bella Care Hospice is providing for us. Come with a listening ear and questions on Tuesday, June 19 at 2 p.m.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Are you tired, worn out, and would appreciate a kind ear, friendly heart, and support for your Grand-parenting? Join us on either of these Friday, May 11 at 1 p.m.

Bereavement Group: State of the Heart Hospice will be having a monthly support group here, more details to follow. If interested please call us at 937-456-4947.

Bingo: Join us for Bingo on Friday June 15 at 2 p.m.

Flag Retirement Ceremony: Thursday, June 14. Speaker: GySgt. L. Christian Bussler, and a flag retirement ceremony at 2 p.m., with a cook out from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. This is a free rvent. Bring your tattered flags to be retired before 1 p.m. on June 14.

Operation Street Smart: If you suspect someone you know is using drugs, or to learn how drugs are concealed, new nicknames for drugs and more. Check out this very informative class brought to us from Franklin County Sherries Office and led by Sargent of Special Investigations Unit. This is a free event on June 20, from 1-5 p.m. RSVP a must by calling 937-456-4947.

Tech Support: Eaton Computer will be here Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. to help you learn your cell phone, and how to take advantage of all its uses. This is a free class.

Levi Coffin House: We have four tickets available! Levi Coffin House was built in 1839, it is now a National Historic Landmark. This house was owned by Levi Coffin (1798-1877), a Quaker abolitionist. Due to Levi’s outstanding role in operation of the Underground Railroad, Levi has been termed its ‘president’. Call Cookie for this historical adventure on Tuesday, June 19. 937-456-4947

Today’s Harvest: This business began with Harold Jordan, selling his freshly picked sweet corn, roadside in the 1980s. Join us in learning more and purchasing seasonally fresh produce, flowers, and other gift items on Tuesday, July 24.

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights: Discover Iceland, a land and culture forged by fire and ice. Take a northern lights cruise, visit Skogar Folk Museum, travel the incredible Golden Circle and so much more. Register today for this seven-day trip from Sept. 27-Oct. 3.

All activities are located at the Senior Activities Center at 800 East St. Clair St. in Eaton, unless otherwise mentioned in the post. 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 features all our latest news and activities.

By Holly Steele