Senior edition

By Holly Steele - PCOAA

EATON — The AARP Refresher Course has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Nov. 14 at The Grange. AARP will be providing a refresher course beginning at 9 a.m. Preregistration is available by calling 937-456-4947. Cost is $15 for AARP members, and $20 for non-AARP members.

November Themed Classes: November’s theme is “Acts of Kindness.” Join us for any or all of these fun classes throughout the month: Brown Paper Bag Messages: Nov. 1, at 10 a.m., Warm Fuzzies: Nov. 5, at 10 a.m., Words of Encouragement: Nov. 12, at 10 a.m.

Craft Bazaar: Sign up to be a vender and/or come in and shop for holiday gifts! Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Decade’s Diner will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Reserve your vendor spot today, 937-456-4947.

The Northern Connection “Lunch & Learn”: 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). Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 301 E. Main Street in New Paris. Everyone is welcome to attend. 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. The next “Lunch & Learn” is Nov. 14, with Erika Millsaps speaking on stroke education and prevention.

Joy Tour Travel Show: Joy Tour and Travel is a full-service travel agency as well as a tour operator. They will be here on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. to talk about upcoming trips.

Swag Class: Pre-register for this free centerpiece class on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 10 a.m.

Moving Forward After the Loss of a Loved One: Do you sometimes feel lost in your grief? Are you overwhelmed with feelings of sadness and negative thoughts or emotions? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, join us for a session discussing grief and healing with State of the Heart Hospice on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the senior activities center.

Dessert Auction: It’s that time of year again. Stop in, have fun, and bid on scrumptious desserts for your holiday celebration. Monies raised goes toward PCCOA Programs, join us Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 2 p.m.

Birthday Bash: We are celebrating September and October birthdays on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at the senior activities center.

The King and I at The Schuster Theatre: Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs, etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King. Join us on Saturday, Feb. 16, call today to reserve your spot.

Sumner County, Tennessee: Fun, Food, and Music, down home on the farm in Sumner County, Tennessee. Join us for this 4-day, 3-night trip Sept. 24-27, 2019.

Cruise to Ireland, Iceland, & Scotland: On May 6-16, 2019, we will be travelling to Dublin, Ireland, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Reykjavik, Iceland, Akureyri, Iceland, and Lerwick Scotland with so much to see and do with Celebrity Cruises. Call today to book your trip!

Air Force Museum: The museum dates its origins back to 1923 when it opened to the public in an aircraft hangar at the edge of McCook Field near downtown Dayton. When McCook Field closed in 1927, the museum moved to the new Wright Field, and in 1935, it moved again to a new building constructed by the WPA. Find out much more when you join us for this trip on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.

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