EATON — The Preble County Senior Center has a “Christmas in July” Holiday Food Basket match request. Monetary donations that we receive at the Senior Center through Aug. 16 for this year’s Holiday Food Baskets will be matched up to $400 thanks to an anonymous donor. Monetary donations enable the Preble County Council on Aging to add items to the baskets like dairy products, meat, fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. We appreciate all the community support we receive each year for the Holiday Food Baskets which are delivered close to Christmas to Preble County seniors in need and shut-ins. Please consider making an early donation so we can receive the match. We will, of course, take donations of non-perishable foods and paper products at any time before the baskets are delivered. Thank you.
The Preble County Senior Center is hosting a homemade Dessert Bake-Off on Monday, Aug. 18. Each entry is to make one dessert. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Pie, Best Cake, Best Cookie, Best Other, Best Overall. Set-up time is 10:30 am. Judging will take place from 11-11:30 a.m. Winners will be announced at noon. Please sign-up by Aug. 15 by calling Stacey Copes, Activity Manager, at 937-456-4947. Get out your favorite dessert recipe and start baking!
Tribute artist and singing impersonator Marv Reier will perform on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 7-9 p.m. The concert will be held at The Gathering Place. 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 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 Norman Cox). Cost of admission at the door is $3 per person or $5 per couple. We have door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. We have a dollar food menu and Ron and Joyce King offer dancing instructions during intermission. Adults of all ages are welcome to attend.
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. The next date is Wednesday, Aug. 13, 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. 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 Council on Aging has a 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.