Senior Edition

By Holly Steele - For The Register-Herald

EATON — September’s theme is “Find Balance at Your Center.” Balance is a part of our conversation and the theme this month at the PCCOA. You can learn about the 43-year history of Preble County Council on Aging on Friday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at the PCCOA Center. We will have a Matter of Balance Preview class on Friday, Sept. 23, at 1:30 p.m. This preview class is a great way to learn about the Matter of Balance Program and test your balance. We will begin our next 8-week class on Oct. 26.

Quilting Chicks: Drop in with the Quilting Chicks on Thursdays at 10 a.m. at the PCCOA Center.

Sewing: Sewing happens on Tuesdays at 12:30, if you’re interested. Stop in at the PCCOA Center.

Euchre Club: Play Euchre with us on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the PCCOA Center.

Fun Friday: Food will be provided along with entertainment. September’s Fun Friday is the Sept. 2, at noon at The Grange, located at 501 Nation Avenue in Eaton. Purchase your ticket in advance at the Preble County Council on Aging, tickets are $3 for members and $5 for non-members. This month’s event is sponsored by Vitas.

Therapist on Call: Stop in the first Wednesday of each month to be a part of the Therapist on Call experience with Vancrest. They are happy to discuss any questions and concerns you may have for them, as well as share hot topics you. An informative time all-in-all. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. at the PCCOA.

Health Fair at the YMCA: Come see us at the Health Fair at the Preble County YMCA on Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Overnight Motor Coach Trip: Sept. 26-28 – Amishlands, Pennsylvania. : If you are thinking of joining us for the Amishlands Trip to Pennsylvania, we will enjoy having you and the deadline to sign up is Sept. 6. White Star Tours is offering this trip in conjunction with the Preble County Council on Aging. The motor coach will meet you at the Senior Center, you can leave your car here for the duration of the trip. Questions and bookings, call 937-456-4947 ext. 220.

We are closed Monday, Sept. 5, in honor of Labor Day.

Visit our website at or the Preble County Council on Aging Facebook page for more information. Membership at the Senior Center is $10 a year. In addition to other benefits, members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter that is now in color and features all the latest news and activities.

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Motorcycle Raffle: Have you bought your ticket for the Harley yet? We are raffling off a 2006 Harley Davidson FXSTB-Night Train. Call the Senior Center 937-456-4947 to inquire about buying your ticket, $10 each.

Senior Companionship Program Available through the Preble County Council on Aging. The Companionship Program at the Preble County Council on Aging helps community seniors stay in their homes and live independently by providing assistance with tasks of daily living and offering friendship and emotional support. Services provided include an in-home companion and/or a daily telephone reassurance call. For more information on these available services, contact Bev at 937-456-4947.

Volunteers for the Senior Companionship Program. There are two different levels of volunteers needed:

•Preble County Senior Center Volunteer: Provide in-home assistance or telephone calls. You can volunteer as often or as little as you like. You will be responsible for recording your volunteer hours and mileage on a monthly basis. Mileage is reimbursed at $.50/mile. For more information or to complete a volunteer application, contact Stacey at 937-456-4947.

•Graceworks Volunteer: Provide in-home assistance. Required to attend a 20 hour start-up training at the senior center and one 4-hour in-service each month. You will earn a stipend of $2.65/hour (tax free) and $.30/mile. You must “work” at least 15 hours/week in the clients home. To volunteer in the Graceworks program, you must be 55 or older and your income must be lower than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. For more information or to complete an application, contact Bev at 937-456-4947.

By Holly Steele

For The Register-Herald