Senior news


By Wende Kluener - For PCCOA



PREBLE COUNTY — The month of April celebrates volunteering and those individuals who give their time and dedication. The PCCOA staff celebrated and honored all of our volunteers last week with a special drive through event. Each volunteer was invited to join us and pick up a home-cooked meal and a lot of special surprises. We know we can never thank our volunteers enough, but we want everyone to know how much we appreciate your time and dedication to our seniors.

We thank each and every one of the following volunteers: Larry and Jill Adkins, John Arnold, Jake Beneke, Judy Biltz, Steve Bruns, Mary A. Bullen, Tim and Gina Burkett, Jonathan Carl, Anna Carlson, Bonnie Cole, Linda Coleman, Brad Collins, Rosa Corey , Clayton and Miranda Sparks, Dorothy Coy, Adam Craft, Linda L. Creech, June E. Creech, Rodney Creech, Jake W. Dailey, Janet A. Daily, Becky Daum, Junior Day, Stephen Dearth, Peggy Deaton, Joe DeLuca, Janet K. Denlinger, Donna S. Donohoo, Patty Emerson, Frances B. Evans, Joe Ferriell, Beverly Fields, Tim & Debbie Fullmer, Stephanie Garrett, Matt Gibbs, Rhoda M. Goins, Edith Goodpasture, Jerry & Jackie Gross, Joanne Guyett, Keith Hackett, December L. Harper, Drew Hawley, Shauna Hebbeler, Joan A. Hemmelgarn, Susie Hitch, Cora M. Hodgson, Judy Hopkins, Marcia L. Hoskins, Valerie L. Howard, Betty J. Huff, Mary Ann Huffman, Jossie Ison, Tamara Jordan, Jacob & Whitney Kamm, Ray. Kidd, David M. Kirsch, Wende Kluener, Cheryl Koeller, Josh Kropelin, Traci Kurtz, Carol Lunsford, Rodney & Annette Mann, Traci Marker, Scott & Lisa Marling, Michael Martz, Clyde C. Mason, Derek Mccoy-Dudas, Barbara Mcfarland, Debbie McKinney, Mark & Ellen Metzger, Codie Burgess, Joanie Moore, Verna Mowry, Wilma Murray, Harold L. Niehaus, Mark & Debra Owens, Michelle Owens, Jeff J. Parker, John Philpot, Candice Powers, Bob & Deb Quinn, Brody Rike, Julie Robbins, Karen & Haley Roberts, Thelma Robinson, Janet M. Rozell, Elaine Ryan, Valerie Sargent-Wood, Kevin Schaeffer, Paul A. Schaeffer, Carol K. Sears, Brian Short, Michael Simpson, The Sink Family, Ken, Donna, & Deb Smith, Becky Sorrell, Barbara Strickland, Myrna L. Suggs, Gene Tapalman, Ed & Joyce Thiemann, Jim Thomas, Wanda L. Tirey, Don Vaughn, Rachael, Alan & Caroline Vonderhaar, Jan Walters, Barry L. Ward, Rebecca Webster, Karen Welch, Larry and Pat Whalen, Adam Vonderhaar & Kerriston Wilson, Cooper & Parker Wilson, Pamella A. Wilson, Dorothy Wilson, Helen M. Winkler, Dave Workman, Patsy Worley, Karis Worley, Florence E. Wysong and Cookie Young. We’ve posted photos from our volunteer event on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging/.

We don’t know what we would do without you! Thank you again!

If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities at the Senior Center, please call 937-456-4947.

Sponsor-a-Senior – Meals on Wheels

You can make a difference in a senior’s life by donating just $12.50 a week. That’s $2.50 per day; $50 a month or $600 a year. Any amount will help. Your donation provides so much more than a hot, nutritious meal. You help provide a visit by one of our trained drivers to bring not only a meal, but a wellness check, a smile and conversation, and help with tasks such as bringing in the mail. Our drivers look forward to checking on his/her seniors each week day and the seniors look forward to seeing our drivers. In fact, if the weather is bad, some of our seniors call in to make sure the drivers are going to be okay. No amount is too small. Please consider making a donation by calling 937-456-4947.

Drive Thru Thursdays

Reminder! Drive Thru Thursdays! You do not want to miss this weekly event, and we want to see you! Stop by between 2-3 p.m. each Thursday for a special treat. The weekly treats are always a surprise; we don’t even know what the treat will be! When we run out though, we run out. If you would like to sponsor one or more of our Drive Thru Thursdays, contact Stacey Fullmer at sfullmer@prebleseniorecenter.org.

Online Zoom Classes

Nicer weather is here! Hopefully the snow is gone, so get moving with Maria and Holly as they guide you through super fun classes from chair yoga to belly dancing! Dust off your dancin’ shoes! We’ve added a virtual dance party too! Call 937-456-4947 for more information.

Big Announcement Coming

Get ready for a “members-only” announcement coming soon with exciting information! Not a member? Call 937-456-4947 to join! Only $10 a year and as a member you get all the information first!

All activities originate from the Senior Activities Center at 800 East St. Clair St. in Eaton, via Zoom online classes 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. 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 Wende Kluener

For PCCOA