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Sharon Smith ssmith@prebleseniorcenter.org

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A Mardi Gras Party will be held at the Preble County Senior Center on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend. We also have a Fun Friday lunch with entertainment, with a Mardi Gras theme, planned for Feb. 7, at noon. Sponsor is Crossroads Hospice. Tickets ($3 member; $5 nonmember) must be purchased in advance at the Senior Center by Feb. 5.

Therapeutic Chair Massages will continue at the Preble County Senior Center in 2014 courtesy of Reid Massage Therapy. There will be no massages on Jan. 22, but then they resume on Jan. 29 and every other Wednesday thereafter. Relax your body, renew your mind, and rejuvenate your spirit with a Therapeutic Chair Massage. Massages are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Information meetings on two important topics are coming up in February. Roxanne Harrison Walters from Fountain Park Home Care will speak at the Preble County Senior Center on Feb. 4, on the topic of “Shingles” and on Feb. 18 on the topic of “Bed Bugs.” These meetings are open to the public and reservations are not needed.

Feb. 19, 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 Preble County Senior Center’s Weekly Thursday Night Dances take place from 4-7 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton, Ohio. You will enjoy country and bluegrass music by Don Pease and the Country Ramblers. 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.

We are now accepting membership dues for 2014 at the Preble County Senior Center. There are several benefits of membership; 1) You have voting rights at the annual meeting in June; 2) You are able to rent The Gathering Place or Senior Center Great Room at a reduced rate; 3) You will receive the bi-monthly “Senior Scene” Newsletter, with all the latest information on services, activities and trip information; 4) Receive a discounted price on “Time Traveler” trips, and events and activities. (Present your membership card to receive the discounted price.) Although you don’t need to be a member to use the Council on Aging services or the Senior Center, membership is required to receive a monthly newsletter. With increased costs of printing the newsletter, processing it, and postage to mail it, we are asking our friends to help cover these costs in a small way by supporting the Council on Aging as a member. We thank you in advance.

When we have impending bad weather, The Preble County Council on Aging calls local television stations early in the morning with our closing or delay status. However, the information is not always displayed on television, but it is usually listed on the internet. We realize not everyone has a computer and internet access, so we recommend that you call the Council on Aging at 456-4947 to get the latest update. We will always have a recording listing our closing or delay information, and whether we will have transportation and home delivered meals that day. We try to get the word out to everyone, but calling our phone number is a fast easy way to get the information.

The Congregate Meal Program is available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Courtyard Café at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton. We invite individuals age 60 and older (spouse can be younger) to join us week days for a nutritious meal. Menus are available. The suggested donation for lunch is $2.50. Income eligibility is not required. Transportation may be available. To schedule lunch transportation, or to make a reservation, please call the Senior Center at 937-456-4947. The Senior Center’s “Courtyard Café” is also open to the public for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1p.m. five days a week - Monday through Friday. All ages are welcome.

We are now taking reservations for the Preble County Senior Center’s Time Traveler trips in 2014. Descriptive flyers are available. Stop by for a schedule of trips. The Senior Center is located at 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio. Call 937-456-4947 or 1-800-238-5146 for more information.

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