Senior news


By Wende Kluener - For PCCOA



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

Senior Day Celebration

The Preble County Council on Aging will host a Senior Day Celebration Drive Thru on Tuesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 800 E. St. Clair Street in Eaton.

This is a “drive-thru” event so you will be able to stay in the comfort of your vehicle! Why so many exclamation points you ask? Because we are SO excited to spend time with you! We have invited all of our community partners to join us and they are bringing all sorts of giveaways. There will be music, popcorn, lunch, door prizes and more.

The live annual meeting begins at 1 p.m. and can be viewed at Zoom.us – Meeting ID 860 1509 1395 – Passcode 212 669. Or join us live on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging/. The drawing for the door prizes will conclude the annual meeting and all winners will be contacted. We’d like to thank our sponsors in advance; thank you Reid Health Alliance, James Ritchie (Medicare Resource Center) and the Area Agency on Agency for all of your continued support.

Website Updates

We are hard at work updating our Preble County Council on Aging website! Please visit us at https://prebleseniorcenter.org/. There are many new faces, new activities, new information and news! Soon to come – a special “Members Only” Section. Please be patient as we are working very hard to bring you the best source of all the happenings at the Senior Center! As always, please also visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging/ for more fun and news!

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 ok. 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

Get up and 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 https://prebleseniorcenter.org/ 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