Senior Edition

By Holly Steele - For The Register-Herald

EATON — Learn the History of Veterans Day: Join us in sharing how veterans day came about, why we celebrate it, and celebrating the veterans on Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m.

Holiday Craft Bazaar: A variety of crafts will be available including quilts, handbags, wood crafts, baked goods, jewelry, holiday decorations and more. Lunch will be available for purchase from Decade’s Diner. Saturday Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To reserve a vendor spot, call Stacey at 937-456-4947, ext. 215.

Birthday Bash: Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m., join us at the senior center in celebrating November Birthdays! Thank you Gateway for sponsoring. 937-456-4947

You Are Invited to “Lunch with Jake.” On Mondays, Nov. 14 and 28 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., join us for “Lunch with Jake”. Jake Dailey is a volunteer with the U.S. Veterans Administration. “Lunch with Jake” is an opportunity for veterans to ask questions and get information about services available through the Veterans Administration while enjoying lunch in the Decade’s Diner at the Preble County Activities Center, located at 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton. Jake also has a lot of knowledge about Preble County. In addition, Jake wants input about possible trips that would be of interest to men. He will also provide information about activities at the Activities Center that would be of interest to men. “Lunch with Jake” will take place the second and fourth Mondays of every month.

Thursday Night Weekly Dance is on Nov. 17, the theme: Western! The Thursday Night Dance is held from 5-8 p.m. at The Grange at 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The Silvertones, a local band from Camden, will provide an enjoyable evening of classic rock & roll and country music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Band members include Michael Powers on piano; Mike Buckley, lead guitar; Danny Witt, bass; and Gary “Pete” Peters on drums. The dance features delicious food, with a $1 menu, a 50/50 drawing, and door prizes. Admission is $3 per individual/$5 per couple. Join us for a fun evening!

Questions: Warren Davidson’s representative will be at the Preble County Council on Aging on Nov. 16, at noon. He will be available to answer any questions that you may have.

What are You Thankful for? Come in and share with us what you are thankful for! Friday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m.

Dessert Auction: Bid on delicious desserts donated by local businesses and senior center members. Just in time for Thanksgiving! All proceeds raised go towards the Senior Center programs and activities. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m.

Energy Assistance Programs: HEAP: Provides a one-time benefit to your main heating source account. The HEAP program ends June 30, 2017.

WCP: Provides a benefit once per heating season to your main and/or electric accounts. The benefit can be used by eligible households that are disconnected, need to establish new service or pay to transfer service, or have 25 percent (or less) bulk fuel. The program can also assist with fuel tank placement, fuel tank testing and furnace repair. The 2016 WCP program begins Nov. 1 and ends March 31, 2017.

PIPP Plus: An extended payment arrangement that requires regulated gas and electric companies to accept payments based on a percentage of the household income. Complete the application to apply for PIPP Plus or visit your local delegate agency.

HWAP: A residential energy efficiency program that reduces the energy use of qualified households.

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By Holly Steele

For The Register-Herald