Senior news

By Shelley Ratliff - For PCCOA

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


– Want your voice heard? Questions about legislature and laws that affect us? Ben Thaeler from Representative Warren Davidson’s office will be here at noon on Oct. 27.

– Don’t forget the last Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m. is our monthly Billiards Tournament. We offer Billiards every day, all day long but this is a fun time and if you are on good behavior, Dave will feed you well.

– BINGO sponsored by Maple Gardens on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.

– Join the staff and dress up for Halloween on Oct. 29. I bet you won’t be able to guess everyone.

– Honk In. Join volunteers and Citizens for Seniors as we hold up signs on the corners and intersections of Preble County. We will be stationed throughout the county on Friday, Oct. 29 from 4-6 p.m. Vote for Issue #1. Help our Elderly. Vote Yes with Me. Honk for Seniors. Just a few slogans you might see. If you aren’t able to hold a sign, drive by and Honk.

Holiday Food Drive

PCCOA is now taking food or monetary donations for our annual food box drive. These boxes are distributed during the holidays to seniors in need. Any donation will be appreciated. Specifically, we are looking for Kleenex, Napkins (100 ct), Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Soup, Spam, Tuna, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Rice, Oatmeal, Applesauce, Pudding, Jelly, Jello, Cookies, and Cereal.

Please bring donations to Preble County Council on Aging, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320 or mail monetary donations to same address, Attention: Wanda Winter, Christmas Basket. Deadline for donations is Friday, Dec. 3.

We Need You

Our Transportation Team needs drivers to get our seniors to medical appointments and other transportation needs. This job is vital to us as our demand for transportation is increasing. We never want to tell anyone we don’t have enough drivers to help them. As a driver you will look forward to seeing your clients and they will love seeing you. You will become a part of their lives and again, you may be the only person they see during the week.

If you are interested please stop by and fill out an application or give us a call for more information. Become a member of a great team of dedicated employees! We need you! 937-456-4947.

Calling All Volunteers

Our levy is fast approaching on Tuesday, Nov. 2, and we will be providing all the necessary information for you to make an informed choice when we ask you to vote for our seniors in November! But today, we would like to let you know that we are looking for volunteers to help with our Levy “Honk-Ins.” We will be out on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 29 at various locations throughout Preble County with posters and waves to the public all in an attempt to drive awareness that our senior center needs support in the November election. If you would like to join us, call 937-456-4947 for details and to sign up!

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. No amount is too small. Please consider making a donation by calling 937-456-4947.

PCCOA Membership

Membership at the Senior Center is just $10 a year. Members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter that features all our latest news and activities, discounts on trips and excursions, free laminating and copying. You can also sign up for email and text messages and be informed of all the news and events first!

By Shelley Ratliff