Senior Edition


Karen Lowery - For The Register-Herald



EATON — Scrapbooking Club is set to begin. Do you have an interest in scrapbooking? Would you like to learn how to make scrapbooks? The Preble County Senior Center is excited to begin a Scrapbooking Club with instructor Pam Barr on Nov. 4 and 25 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact Stacey Copes at 937-456-4947.

Music Club in Search of Members. Calling all musicians, singers, and anyone interested in music. The next meeting of the Preble County Senior Center Music Club will take place on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. at The Grange, located at 500 Nation Avenue, Eaton. The Music Club meets the 1st Thursday of every month. For more information, call the Senior Center at 937-456-4947.

Join Us for Fun Friday! The November Fun Friday will take place on Nov. 6 at The Grange, located at 500 Nation Avenue in Eaton at noon. Food and live entertainment will be provided. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Purchase your tickets in advance at the Preble County Senior Center. Call 937-456-4947 for more information.

Join Us for “Lunch with Jake”. The Preble County Senior Center will begin offering a new activity called “Lunch with Jake” on Monday, November 9 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 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 Senior Center. 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 Senior Center that would be of interest to men. “Lunch with Jake” will take place the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month beginning Nov. 9. Make plans to join Jake for lunch!

Grab Bag Bingo at the Senior Center. Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. for Grab Bag Bingo. This month’s event is sponsored by Rosebud Village. Call 937-456-4947 for more information.

Northern Connection Meeting. The monthly Northern Connection “Lunch and Learn” meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the St. Paul United Methodist Church, 301 East Main Street in New Paris. Lunch will be provided by Brookhaven Retirement Community. Guest speaker is Wendi Shaffmaster, Nurse Practitioner from Reid Pulmonary Care at Reid Health who will discuss lung disease. For reservations, call 937-456-4947 or 937-437-8484. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 9.

Annual Holiday Craft Bazaar. The Preble County Senior Center’s annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Preble County Senior Center, located at 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton. A wide variety of crafts will be available including afghans, quilts, handbags, wood crafts, candles, jewelry, holiday decorations, baked goods and much more. Lunch will also be available for purchase. Vendor space is also still available. Reserve your space by calling Stacey Copes at the senior center at 937-456-4947. The Holiday Craft Bazaar is an annual fundraiser for the Preble County Senior Center.

Join Us for a Purse Auction! The Purse Auction will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at The Grange, 500 Nation Avenue in Eaton. Light refreshments will be served. Call 937-456-4947 for more information.

Medicare Open Enrollment Now Taking Place. Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. If you are in a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you should always review the materials your plans send you, like the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC). If your plans are changing, you should make sure your plans will still meet your needs for the following year. If your satisfied that your current plans will meet your needs for next year and it’s still being offered, you don’t need to do anything. For more information about Medicare Open Enrollment, contact Bev Shindeldecker (I&R Specialist at the Preble County Senior Center) at 937-456-4947.

Holiday Food Basket Applications and Donations Sought. Applications and donations are being accepted for the Preble County Council on Aging Annual Holiday Food Baskets. The baskets will be distributed to seniors in need on Thursday, Dec. 17. Applicants for the Holiday Food Baskets must meet the federal poverty guidelines (all household member incomes combined). You must bring proof of income when you apply. Applications must be completed in person at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton. Deadline for applications is Dec. 1. Call 937-456-4947 for more information.

Donations of non-perishable items such as laundry soap, dish soap, napkins, canned goods to serve 1-2 people, and single-serve cereal packets such as oatmeal or cream of wheat are needed for the Holiday Food Baskets. Please note that any donation will be appreciated. Monetary donations are also requested. All monetary donations up to $1,200 will be matched by Stephen Hamm, Elizabeth Smith, and Barbara Weadick in memory of their parents, Joe and Hazel Hamm.

Bring all donations to the Preble County Senior Center between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Quilt Raffle Fundraiser at the Preble County Senior Center. This beautiful full-size scrap quilt was pieced together by the “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” sewing group at the Senior Center. It was quilted by volunteer Janice Lawson. The quilt is on display at the Senior Center. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Preble County Senior Center. The drawing will be held on Friday, December 11. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5. Tickets may be purchased at the Preble County Senior Center located at 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton. For more information, call 937-456-4947.

Join Us at the Thursday Night Weekly Dance! 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, Ohio 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!

Have you visited the Decade’s Diner for lunch? If not, you are missing out on this unique location with its distinctive 1950s decor and memorabilia, including a juke box and graffiti wall. Located at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton, the Decade’s Diner is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Chose from the daily special, combo, or the regular menu. Don’t forget to order one of the delicious homemade desserts! The Decade’s Diner is open to the public and all ages are welcome. Carry-out is available. Call 937-456-4947 to place your order.

Volunteers needed. The Preble County Council on Aging needs volunteers to help deliver meals to seniors and homebound individuals in the county. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays. Volunteer drivers work two to three hours a day delivering meals in their personal vehicle. Volunteer drivers have a dedicated route and can work one, two or more days per week or just one day per month. Adult drivers of any age are eligible to volunteer. Volunteer drivers receive mileage reimbursement. If you would like to volunteer or need more information, please call Ashley Bowers, at 937-456-4947.

Many exciting events, trips, and activities are planned for seniors in Preble County in coming months. Check out our website or Facebook pages for the latest news. Membership at the Senior Center is only $10 a year. In addition to other benefits, members automatically receive our bi-monthly “Senior Scene” newsletter, which features all the latest news. The menu is also included in the newsletter. Visit our website for more information: www.prebleseniorcenter.org.

Karen Lowery

For The Register-Herald

Reach Karen at 937-456-4947.

Reach Karen at 937-456-4947.

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