Senior edition


By Holly Steele - For PCCOA



EATON — Breakfast Bingo: Join us for breakfast and bingo on Friday, June 7, at The Grange. Cost is $3 members, $5 nonmembers. Thanks to our sponsor Maple Gardens.

The Time of Your Life: This informational presentation by Reid Health Alliance will bring awareness to important decisions you need to consider as you age. Topics like when to stop driving, when to stay in your home, and when to move. This presentation is Wednesday, June 12 at 2 p.m.

Vision Screenings: Does your vision make completing tasks a challenge? The Ohio affiliate, Prevent Blindness may be able to help you with eyeglasses at no cost to you. There will be a Free open vision screening clinic at the senior activities center on June 19 between 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.noon. A presentation on the State of Ohio’s Independent Living Older Blind Program will be held at 10:30-11 a.m., same day and location.

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. Mondays, July 8 to August 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Free class. Pre-registration a must. Call for further details and to sign up at 937-456-4947.

Senior Prom: A “Waltz Down Memory Lane.” Join us June 15 from 6-9 p.m., for Senior Prom featuring The Monarch Band, light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments served. $7 single, $12 couples at The Grange — get your tickets at the senior activities center.

Remembering the Baby Boomer Years: Join us for a morning of reminiscing about the memorable decades of the Baby boomers, the 40s, 50s, & 60s. Jonathan Carl with Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care will take you down memory lane and share news clips, fashion, music, movies, the arts, television shows and commercials and much, much more! Tuesday, June 11 at 10 a.m. at the Senior Activities Center.

Breakout Games: Escape rooms are delightfully fun, but they are also quite tricky and can be very hard, especially for first timers. A team of 4-6 people assemble inside a theme room, and then the fun begins, a game master explains the challenge and exits the room. You and your teammates must discover clues and solve a mystery to escape a “locked” room within a time frame. Afterwards, lunch at Marion’s Pizza. This trip takes place Wednesday, Sept. 25. Call for details and to reserve your spot. 937-456-4947

“Hairspray” at Beef & Boards: This musical comedy is set in 1960s Baltimore, with a dance-loving teen, Tracy Turnblad auditioning for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show.” Upon winning, she becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun, and fashion. After the show, we will eat at the buffet at Beef & Boards.

Sumner County, Tennessee: Down home on the farm for 4 days and 3 nights, Sept. 24-27. There is plenty to do and see on this trip, such as the Johnny Cash film presentation, visiting Long Hollow Gardens and other tours like Ronnie McDowell’s Strawberry Manor, wine tasting and so much more. Costs are $609 per member and $659 per non-member.

Soaring Eagles Casino: Let’s take a trip to Mount Pleasant, Michigan, Oct. 1 -3, to Soaring Eagle Casino Resort! Enjoy a variety of food options prepared by world-class chefs, bustle in town, or tootle around the casino and resort playing, relaxing and unwinding. Costs vary from $344 to $599. Call for more details.

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 https://www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging/ or give us a call at 937-456-4947. Visit our website at www.PrebleSeniorCenter.org. 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

For PCCOA