Senior Edition

By Holly Steele - For The Register-Herald

EATON — The Preble County Council on Aging/Senior Center is Closed Nov. 24 through Nov. 27.

You Are Invited to “Lunch with Jake”. On Monday, Nov. 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 Monday of every month.

Fun Friday: “How the GRIEF Stole Christmas,” Bella Care Hospice Representative, Jonathan Carl will be presenting Holiday tips for the grieving heart. Jonathan Carl is a hospice chaplain and will be talking about common grief experiences as we face the holidays. Jonathan will offer creative ways to honor your loved one as well as ideas on how to get through the family holiday celebrations. Creating a survival plan is the single most important step in facing the holidays. Friday December 2, 2016 at The Grange, 501 Nation Ave., Eaton. Call, by Nov. 30 to reserve your spot. $3 Members, $5 Non Members.

Therapist on Call: This month’s Therapist on Call is on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. Come in, ask questions, and learn. The Vancrest therapists are here to benefit and educate you.

Whispering Christmas: We are providing cookies for Whispering Christmas on Tuesday December 6th, 6:00-10:00pm at Fort St. Clair. If you would like to donate cookies, please drop them off on or before Monday, Dec. 5, at 4 p.m. at the Preble County Council on Aging, 800 East St. Clair St. Eaton. 937-456-4947

Pearl Harbor Talk: Hear excerpts out of J.D. Karns’ journal, of ‘28 Months of Heaven and Hell’. The novel is a WWII Historical fiction based on the journal of Navy Veteran Carl L. Young, an S03 who served on the USS Melvin R. Nawman DE416. Daughters of the American Revolutionary will provide refreshments. Wednesday December 7th, 10:00-11:30 am at the Preble County Council on Aging. 937-456-4947

Northern Connection: The Northern Connection “Lunch & Learn” meeting is on December 14th, at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, located at 301 E. Main Street in New Paris, Ohio. The Northern Connection is a partnership between the Preble County Council on Aging and the St. Paul United Methodist Church. Lunch is served at no charge (donations are welcome) followed by either a speaker on a topic of interest, or entertainment. Information is also available on services provided by the Preble County Council on Aging. Everyone is welcome to attend. This month Crossroads Hospice and Palliative Care will be sharing about what they do in helping others with chronic illness or those in need of pain and symptom management. For more information, contact the St. Paul United Methodist Church at 937-437-8484, the Preble County Council on Aging at 937-456-4947, or visit the Northern Connection Facebook page.

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 began Nov. 1, 2016 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.

Like our Facebook Page at or give us a call at 937-456-4947. Visit our website at 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 our latest news and activities.

By Holly Steele

For The Register-Herald