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By Sharon Smith ssmith@prebleseniorcenter.org

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The Preble County Senior Center’s Weekly Thursday Night Dances take place from 4-7 p.m.

The dance on June 26 will be moved to the Preble County Senior Center for this one time only, due to a rental commitment at The Gathering Place. The dance will be held in the barn on the Senior Center grounds. This is a spacious facility, with lots of room for dancing. Don Pease and the Country Ramblers will be with us providing enjoyable country and bluegrass music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Cost of admission at the door is $3 per person or $5 per couple. Food will be available for purchase. A 50/50 drawing will be held. Adults of all ages are welcome to attend. The dance will be moved back permanently to The Gathering Place on Thursday, July 3.

June 27 is Friday at the Movies. We will be showing Saving Mr. Banks at 12:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton. There is no charge to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Plan now to attend and bring a friend.

Senior Care Resources Webinars will be held in the Woodlands Room at the Preble County Senior Center at 1:00 pm on selected Mondays. Reservations are not needed. Everyone is welcome to attend. At the present time, the following webinars are planned:

June 30 topic is “Understanding the Emotional Aspects of Caregiving – Professional Caregiver Webinar

July 14 topic is “Hospital to Home Preparation for Seniors” – Professional Caregiver Webinar

July 21 topic is “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Types of Dementia” – Professional Caregiver Webinar

A representative from Joy Tour & Travel will be at the Preble County Senior Center one afternoon a month to answer questions about upcoming trips planned for the PCCOA Time Travelers. Next date: Wednesday, June 25, from 1-3 p.m. The rep will also be able to take reservations, accept payment for trips and update you on all new fun and exciting trips that are planned by in 2014 and 2015. Joy Tours, based in Cincinnati, is a full-service travel agency as well as a tour operator. They have been in business since 1985.

The Preble County Senior Center, Courtyard Café and Council on Aging offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. We will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 7.

As we approach summer, with vacations and busy schedules, the Preble County Council on Aging has a serious need for back up drivers for home delivered meals. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, except holidays, to seniors in Preble County. Back up drivers work two to three hours a day delivering meals in their vehicle to senior citizens. 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. Drivers 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.

“A Matter of Balance” Fall Prevention Classes are available at the Preble County Senior Center. This evidence-based program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals in increased activity, and to makes changes in their environment to reduce fall risk factors and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. “A Matter of Balance” classes are held for two hours a day, once a week, for an 8-week period. The cost is $10 per person for the 16 hours of instruction. Register as early as possible as the classes fill fast. Call Stacey Copes, Licensed Master Trainer and Senior Center Activity Manager, at 937-456-4947 for dates and additional information.

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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