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Tribute artist and singing impersonator Marv Reier will perform on Wednesday, Wednesday, April 16, from 6-8 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. Join us for a Legends in Concert musical journey with Marv, a man with many unforgettable voices. From your favorite Gospel, Oldies, Country and Motown tunes to Rock-n-Roll, Doo Wop, Comedy and Rock-a-Billy, you are assured to be entertained in great style. Admission is $5 at the door.

The Diabetes Support Group will meet at the Preble county Senior Center at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 17. The topic of the meeting is You Caring For You – Head to Toe. The meetings are led by Karen Droesch, RD, LD, CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) at Wayne HealthCare, 835 Sweitzer Street, Greenville, Ohio. The monthly support group meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month. The meetings are planned to offer support and information to those with diabetes and to share your experiences with others. Plan now to attend. All ages are welcome.

The monthly Parkinson’s Support Group Meeting will be held at the Preble County Senior Center on Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m. There was an excellent article on Parkinson’s in the April 2 issue of The Register-Herald. The article explained the month-long effort to increase awareness of Parkinson’s Disease in Preble County. An estimated 90-100 people in Preble County have Parkinson’s Disease. Please consider joining Jim Straszheim, facilitator, at this month’s support group meeting. All age adults interested in Parkinson’s are welcome to attend.

A special meeting, “The Basics of Dementia,” will be presented at the Preble County Senior Center by the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter on Wednesday, April 23, from 10 a.m.-noon. Lunch will be provided. Dementia is a general term used to indicate that a person has developed difficulties with reasoning, judgment, and memory. People who have dementia usually have some memory loss and difficulty with at least one other area, such as: Speaking or writing coherently (or understanding what is said or written); Recognizing familiar surroundings; Planning and carrying out multi-step tasks. In order to be considered dementia these changes must be severe enough to interfere with a person’s independence and daily activities. Dementia can be caused by several diseases that affect the brain. The most common cause is Alzheimer disease. Alzheimer disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of all cases of dementia. Don’t miss this important meeting. Cost is $5 per family or group. Reservations are requested. Please call the Senior Center at 456-4947 to register.

The Preble County Senior Center’s Weekly Thursday Night Dances take place from 4-7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. You will enjoy country and bluegrass music by Don Pease and the Country Ramblers (Dan Waddell, Chris Norvell, Chubby Howard and John Smith). Cost of admission at the door is $3 per person or $5 per couple. Food is available for purchase. A 50/50 drawing is held. Adults of all ages are welcome to attend.

Can you volunteer a few hours to deliver meals to your neighbors? The Preble County Council on Aging provides Home Delivered Meals to seniors in Preble County. We need volunteer back-up drivers to work about three hours a day delivering meals in their vehicle to senior citizens. You will have a dedicated route, and you can work, one, two, or more days per week, or just one day per month. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays. You will receive mileage reimbursement. If you would like to volunteer, or need more information, please call Ashley Bowers at the Senior Center at 937-456-4947 or 1-800-238-5146.

Descriptive flyers are available on all Senior Center trips. Travel information is shown on our website: www.prebleseniorcenter.org and our Facebook pages. Help us share information on PCCOA services, events and activities by clicking on the “like” tab on the following link: www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging, or on our Facebook page dedicated to the travel program: www.facebook.com/preblecountytimetraveler.

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