Senior news

By Holly Steele - For PCCOA

PREBLE COUNTY — The Preble County Council on Aging has several great opportunities for seniors.


We are closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, Friday, Dec. 25, Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Have a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.


The Ohio Development Services Agency wants to remind Ohioans that assistance is available to help with their home energy bills.

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills. Applied directly to the customer’s utility or bulk fuel bill, the benefit can help manage heating costs.

Ohioans can visit to apply online. HEAP benefits are applied to an individual’s energy bill after January 1st. Applications for the HEAP program must be received by May 31, 2021. For more information on HEAP, visit, or call 1-800-282-0880 or give Brittney a call at 937-456-4947.

Laughter Yoga

Starting Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at 10 a.m., we will be offering a modern exercise involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Laughter aids in stress reduction and an improved immune system. This class will be on Zoom, and you must call to register, 937-456-4947.

Belly Dancing Classes

Maria is teaching free belly dancing classes on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. You can choose to have your cameras on or off. Call the Senior Activities Center to register and get the zoom link, 937-456-4947.

Brunch with Holly

Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. Bring your breakfast or lunch and let’s sit at our tables together and share. This is happening online, via Zoom Call to register, 937-456-4947.

Chronic Disease Workshop

We only have two spots open for this course. 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 starts on Jan. 15, 2021, at 2 p.m., and will run for six consecutive weeks. You must be able to commit to the majority of the six weeks. The registration deadline is Jan. 8, 2021.

Chair Yoga Classes

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, Holly is teaching free chair yoga on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for 20-30 minutes. You can choose to have your cameras on or off. Call the Senior Activities Center to register and get the zoom link, 937-456-4947.

Oh, the Places We Will Go!

Join Holly as we go places and see things. We will venture into homes, studios, art exhibits, and landscapes around the U.S beginning on Jan. 6, 2021. Call to register and get your zoom link at 937-456-4947.

Drive-Thru Thursdays

We will resume our fabulous drive-thru Thursdays on Jan. 7, 2021, from 2-3 p.m.

Fitness Fun

We will be moving and grooving to some beats, getting our hearts pumping and muscles moving! This class begins on Jan. 7, 2021, at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Call ahead to register, 937-456-4947.

PJ Party

Roll out of bed, grab a cup of coffee and join me as we wake up into our day together. Each week we will play and participate, or just sit in quiet, together. This is via zoom on Fridays at 9 a.m. beginning Jan. 8, 2021. Call 937-456-4947 to register.

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