Senior news


By Holly Steele - For PCCOA



PREBLE COUNTY — The Senior Center has several great opportunities for seniors.

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The Summer Crisis Program has begun, and will be available for eligible households through Sept. 30. The program has expanded to help more Ohioans for this summer cooling season. Learn about eligibility requirements, program benefits and how to apply in OCC’s fact sheet Guidelines: Summer Crisis Program. This fact sheet and many others are available at www.occ.ohio.gov.

If you would be interested in scheduling a virtual presentation on the Summer Crisis Program and other financial assistance programs to help keep utilities connected, please let me know. We can also provide information on consumer rights and responsibilities involving disconnection issues and payment arrangements, as well as utility specific updates during COVID. You can learn more about other OCC presentations at http://www.occ.ohio.gov/content/speakers-bureau.

Please contact Amy at (614) 387-2962 or Amy.Carles@occ.ohio.gov if you have any questions, or contact our Service Navigator, Brittney at 937-456-4947, 937-733-6226

Chronic Disease Workshop

We are able to provide this six week self-management of chronic disease workshop over the phone! If you want support in managing your health, communication, and even taking action on ideas, this is a great workshop for you!

Call to sign up, spots are limited, 937-456-4947. This course will start in October and will be at 2 p.m., and will run for six consecutive weeks. You must be able to commit to the majority of the six weeks.

Staying Healthy Breakfast Program

Staying Healthy is designed to support adults age 60 and older who are unable to prepare meals and lack meal support at home or in their community. To serve older adults with greatest economic and social need, this initiative will place emphasis on low-income older adults as well as older Ohioans living in rural areas; with severe disabilities; with limited English-speaking ability; and with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.

PCCOA is offering Breakfast as part of the Staying Healthy Program. Monday through Friday (starting Sept. 1), between 8-10 a.m. Each day has a specific meal. You must pre-register the day before, as limited spots are available. Also, it is curbside pick up only. We only ask for a donation of $2.50, if you are able to give. Each meal is designed to be 1/3 of your daily diet.

Drive Thru Thursdays

We are enjoying seeing on Wednesdays at our drive thru! Keep stopping by to get your free treat! We have given away pretzels, ice cream, cookies, brownies, and often time grab brags with even more gifts inside. Every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. the Senior Activities Center is having a drive thru for our seniors! Treats are limited, so when we run out, we are out. The treat changes every week, it could be anything!

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