Senior Scene MAY & JUNE Preble County Council on Aging, Inc. 800 East St. Clair Street Eaton, Ohio 45320

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Preble County Council on Aging, Inc.

800 East St. Clair Street Eaton, Ohio 45320

www.PrebleSeniorCenter.org Mail@PrebleSeniorCenter.org

937-456-4947 1-800-238-5146

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

“Celebrating 47 Years of Service”

Senior Scene

Volume 30• Issue 3

MAY & JUNE 2020

Highlights Cover

News & Views 2

Announcements 3

Welcome & Thank You 4

Jake’s Takes 5

Events & Activities 6

Monthly Menus 7 & 9

Monthly Activities 8 & 10

Time Traveler 11

In-Home Services 12

Caregiver Corner 13

Community Information 14

Membership & More 15 & 16

Inside This Issue

With our ever changing lives through this Covid-19 Pandemic, we continue to abide by our Governor’s recommendations. At this time (I am writing this on April 1), we do not truly know where we will be come May and June. However, we have a schedule of ac- tivities and trips that are ready for us to jump back into should we be able to move forward and out of our homes by then.

Please call ahead or refer to our website

www.prebleseniorcenter.org or facebook page at https://

www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging/ for the most up to date information for PCCOA and our Senior Activities Cen- ter. Meanwhile, stay safe and at home during this time and call us if or when you need and want our assistance.

We are here for YOU. 937-456-4947

You will see below and throughout the newsletter a few of our essential

employees in their hats.

James Daugherty,

Home Delivered Meal Driver

Rita Kimball & Wanda Winter Managing our Finances

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Board of Trustees

Mike Simpson President Jim Thomas Vice President Becky Sorrell Secretary December Harper Treasurer Pam Barr Steve Dearth Brad Collins Rodney Creech Steve Bruns Jeff Parker Karen Welch Jerry Gross Valerie Sargent-Wood

Participant's Council

Donna Sue Donohoo President Marcia Hoskins Vice President Janet Daily Secretary Judy Biltz Don Vaughn Barb Strickland Cookie Young Tom Tyler Wanda Tirey

Executive Director Shelley Ratliff

Business/Financial Manager Wanda Winter

Senior Center Services Manager Stacey Fullmer

In-Home Services Supervisor Shirley Cottingim

Homemaker Manager Barb Felton

Service Navigator Brittney Daugherty Transportation Specialist Gary Vest

Scheduling & Dispatch Amy Taulbee

Marketing Manager Holly Steele

Mobility Manager Tim Miller

Disclaimer:

The Preble County Council on Aging and Senior Center do not endorse any individual or business that presents information.

You are advised to seek expert advice before making any financial or health decisions. The Preble County Council on Aging, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider.

News & Views

From The Executive Director

What is a Hero?

In 1999, we might have listed some of our hero’s as Superman, Batman or Spiderman. But, on September 11, 2001, we redefined our hero’s and put our First Responders, Doctors, Nurses on that list. We also included those people on the flights that deterred planes away from our Nation’s Capital. All of these people in these professions deserve to be called a Hero.

Today, I want to mention the silent hero’s in my world. Right now. Today.

These are the people that are truly essential to keeping our senior population safe and healthy. These people are the people in our social service agencies that keep coming to work and doing their jobs in order to make a difference.

They aren’t coming in for the pay or the praise. When most of them read this they will disagree and some may even get mad that I am including them as a hero. Our county is full of great people who are not only dedicated but devot- ed to their jobs.

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we have been forced to limit and reduce the services we provide. We are committed to limiting community spread but that doesn’t mean, we can isolate our most precious commodities. Our team is providing the most medically necessary trips to dialysis and chemo for pa- tients. We are making grocery trips for some. At the beginning of March, we were providing around 150 Meals on Wheels each day. Today, we delivered 198 meals. We have added two delivery routes. The calls are coming in each day to add more people. We are adapting our processes every day in order to add those people who need our help. We are calling people to check in. We are delivering puzzles, cards, word finds, adult diapers, walkers, and the list goes on, in order to keep you safe. We are constantly changing in this crisis.

Change is not easy. I have heard people say, I’m a senior, I don’t like

change. Well let me tell you, I don’t either and neither does our staff. But we are doing it. We are pulling through and making it happen. Here’s to our Kitchen Staff, Meals on Wheels Drivers, Transportation Drivers and the rest of our staff that love what we do.

This crisis won’t last forever. I hope when you hear people talk about their hero’s that you begin to include the silent hero’s that are providing services to seniors in Preble County and the rest of the world.

Please, please, please, let us know if there is something we can do for you or if you know of someone who needs our services. This is not the time to be too proud to reach out. We are your family and we want to help.

With my blessings and prayers for each and everyone’s health and safety, Shelley

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Announcements 3

June’s Theme is Movement If you don’t use it, you lose it!

Matter of Balance

On the Mondays June 1 to 20 9:00 to 11:00

(Call ahead to Pre-Register) Movement Presentation

By Vancrest

Wednesday, June 10 at 1:30 Chair Exercises

Friday, June 19 at 10:00

Love Your Heart Tips for Caregivers

Presentation By State of the Heart Monday, June 15 at 1:30 Wine & Design

Wednesday, June 24 @ 6:00pm

$30

Pre-Registration is a must, 937-456-4947

Art Labs 11:30-1:30 Pre-Registration a must, by calling

937-456-4947

Bracelet Making Class Free, All Supplies are Included

Friday, May 8 at 9:30

Senior Day is cancelled with hopes of being rescheduled to

September

Friday, June 12 Lunch 11:00 to 1:00

Ceremony at 1:30 Senior Activities Center

May 20 Mosaic Rock Garden

($) June 17 Wine Cork Flag

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Left: Gary Transporta- tion Specialist

Right: Penny Home Delivered Meal Driver

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Teresa Hoover Carolyn Rodeffer Jerry Yung Carlis Schiff Sandra Schiff Robert Nole Matt Gibbs April Adams Celeste Ackman Charles Ackman Carolyn George Sue Eason Jayne Knox Alice Matheny Ed Marburger Robert Taylor Thelma Robinson Joel Wassom Louann Deardorff

Jill Adkins Larry Adkins Larry Rainey Sue Rainey Florence Swanger Nancy Mullins Earl Mullins Margie Mullins Betty Jo Tibbs Bernard Welbaum Rick Mikesell Ronald Persons Joan Klepinger Tabitha Mihalus

Dennis & Nancy Roberts Bill & Sheryl Behnken Diana Teran

Pattie Tighe

Lalah Kline Susan Payne Nancy Oler Carla Tobias Tim Holland Nancy Folz Janet Philpot Judy Mayrer

Betty & Glen Sheley Gene Marker

Welcome & Thank You

Contributions

Thank You to everyone for your in-kind and miscellaneous donations.

Do to Covid-19 this information was not

available.

Undesignated

Homemaker Services Transportation

Holiday Gift Boxes Home Delivered Meals Other

In Memory of from

Sponsor-A-Senior Program

Welcome New Members:

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Events & Activities 5

Lunch with Jake

“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. He will also provide information about

activities at the Senior Activities Center that would be of interest to men.

Preble County Activities Center, located at 800 East St. Clair Street in Eaton.

Hello all-- Do you know what the English military band played when Lord Cornwallis (General) surrendered to Gen.

George Washington at Yorktown in October 1781? The tune ”The world turned upside down.” Now you know.

Our Senior Center has a Celebrity, a new centenarian as of this past April, Lois Conley. Wishing you a belated happy 100th Birthday Lois. The latest estimate (2015) of U.S. centenarians is 72,000, that means 22 centenarians per 100,000 people. Congratulations again Lois.

I will begin with a report from this past summer. This adventure was motivated by an interest in old cars and boats (cars and boats in general). Five of us from our Senior Center; Phil Newport, Keith Young, Marvin Shelby, Delaunce Jackson, and myself. The five of us senior hippies boarded Keith’s 1977 VW bus (see photos). With Keith at the wheel we left Eaton heading north on Route 127 to the Wooden Keels and Vintage Wheels car and boat show at Russell's Point Harbor in Russell Point, Ohio on Indian Lake. What we thought would be an 88 mile ride, with Keith dutifully at the wheel, we detoured (road &bridge work) traveling through Carthagena, Chickasaw, Maria Stein, New Bremen, Kettlersville, Jackson Center then to Lakeview.

We ate at the lake for breakfast at AMVETS post number #39. We had a great breakfast, you don't leave there hungry. At this breakfast we met up with a friend of mine and former workmate, U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran Dennis Thatcher, who kept us entertained during that breakfast. Keith went out to puff on a cigar while the rest of us were settling our

bills and talking. When we got to the parking lot there was Keith in the middle of a group of people checking out his bus, and he was busy talking to them about his bus. We left those folks and went to the car and boat show.

Due to those road and bridge repair detours our bus driver had logged 120 miles on the odometer. It was a hot day.

Now let me tell you about our arrival at the boat and car show. Keith pulls into a shady spot almost in the display parking area. He opens all the doors on the bus pulls out and arranges his cooler and chairs and by golly it looked like his 1977 VW bus was part of the show. People even stopped by and asked questions and talked car & tech talk. The show included many 60s model cars and muscle cars from that era plus cars from the 20s, 30s, 40s, & 50s. Plus a 1920s or 30s Buick open wheel and open driver compartment race car Indy type, it sure sounded sweetly wicked when started. There were boats from the 30s and 40s. Notable were the Chris Craft. This company dates back to 1874, they also made outboard hulls &

outboard motors briefly. There were boats by other manufacturers which I do not remember now.

This show included ¾ scale operable models complete with trailers, plus interesting boat and trailer combinations.

Just before the show ended we 5 senior hippies decided it was time to get something to eat. Keith drove us around the lake to the North Side, we did a little exploring and decided that our lunch spot would be in the Turkeyfoot locale. Our chosen spot, the Tilton Hilton bar and restaurant, this place has been there since I worked at Indian Lake in the early 1960s. By the way, this building does really tilt and it has for years. If you sit at the table at the door just to the north of the door it will swing into your table so hold on to your drinks. As I mentioned earlier it was a hot day, I took a photo of

Phil and Keith in front of the Tilton Hilton take a look at the thermometer located at the top of the building it is reading 100°. By the way the Tilton Hilton serves very large hamburgers and great fries (See photo).

On this adventure we ran across interesting and unusual folks and heard and were involved in interesting, unusual, and sometimes humorous conversations.

As we were driving around the lake even going there and coming back we received many high 5s, thumbs up, waves, smiles, and finger pointing. These 5 senior hippies had a ball. That’s all.

For what it's worth: Everyone wants to live a long time, but no one wants to get old.

Final thought: The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose

Jake Dailey is a volunteer at the Preble County Council on Aging. Jake is knowledgeable in many subjects including veterans' issues, things to do in the area, and ways to stay active. Jake welcomes you to have lunch with him to discuss any and all topics.

Who knows? You might make a new friend or two!

“Jake’s Takes”

Keith and his VW Bus See additional pictures on pg. 14

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6 Events & Activities

May 14: The Woman in the Window By AJ Finn

The rest to be determined when we resume regular operations.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Are you tired, worn out, and would appreciate a kind ear, friendly heart, and support for your grand parenting situation?

Join us the 4th Friday of every month, 10:00 at PCCOA

Presidential History Book Club

1:00 at the Senior Activities Center

TBA John Quincy Adams: American Visionary

By Fred Kaplan

TBA Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times By H.W. Brands

TBA Marin Van Buren By Ted Widmer

Door Prizes- 50/50

Dollar Food Menu

$3.00/single or

$5.00/couple PREBLE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING,

INC.

Thursday Night Weekly Dance

WITH THE SILVERTONES

The Grange • 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton, OH 5:00‒8:00 PM Meets at 11:00 At Senior Center

TBA until Senior Center Resumes regular operation.

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Menu MAY 2020

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY Salmon Patties Creamed Peas Stewed Tomatoes

Applesauce Fruit Punch

Smoked Sausage Mashed Potatoes

Sauerkraut Applesauce Very Berry Juice

Chicken Salad Potato Salad Pickled Eggs &

Beets Apricots Apple Juice

Beef Teriyaki Rice Broccoli Pineapple Tidbits

Grape Juice

Roast Pork Parslied Potatoes

Corn O’Brien Peaches

Raisins

Fish Parmesan

Farfalle Far East Vegetables Fruit Cocktail Orange Juice

Swedish Meatballs Buttered Noodles

Peas & Carrots Pears Fruit Punch

Lunchmeat Hoagie 3 Beans Salad

Fresh Fruit Craisins

Turkey w/ Gravy Hashbrown

Casserole Nantucket Blend

Vegetables Mandarin

Oranges Very Berry Juice

Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans Applesauce

Gelatin Grape Juice

BBQ Pork Riblet Mac & Cheese

Succotash Mixed Fruit Raisins

Chicken Casserole

Corn

Peas w/ Pimentos Peaches Rice Crispy Treat

Ham Salad Pasta Salad Cucumber &

Onions Citrus Salad

Craisins

Beef Tips w/

Gravy Confetti Mashed

Potatoes Spinach Pears Cran-Rasp Juice

Hamburger Macaroni &

Cheese Tomato, Lettuce,

Onion Peas Fresh Fruit Apple Juice

Lemon Garlic Fish Rice Baby Carrots Pineapple Tidbits

Orange Juice

CLOSED Roast Beef

Augratin Potatoes Mixed Vegetables

Fruit Cocktail Craisins

Chicken Divan Buttered Noodles

Carrots Fresh Fruit Grape Juice

Ham Loaf Parslied Potatoes

Brussel Sprouts Applesauce Fruit Punch

Turkey w/ Gravy Stuffing Peas w/ Onions

Mandarin Oranges

Raisins

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Congregate Meal Menu Contact: Stacey Fullmer at 937-456-4947 Home Delivered Meal Menu Contact: Shirley Cottingim at 937-456-4947

The Decade’s Diner is open Monday through Friday • 11AM to 1PM Congregate Meals are served at the above time.

Decade's Diner Daily $4.99 Special • (Entree plus 2 sides) Congregate Meal includes Bread, Margarine & Milk.

Carry-Out Available • Call: 937-456-4947 MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Preble County Council on Aging, Inc.

800 East St. Clair Street • Eaton, OH 45320 937-456-4947 or 1-800-238-5146

Fax: 937-456-6565

Email: mail@prebleseniorcenter.org Website: www.prebleseniorcenter.org www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging

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Activities MAY 2020

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

*9:00 Breakfast Bingo TG $

(Sponsor: Maple Gardens)

9:00 Wii Golf 12:00 Government Representative 2:00 Billiards

9:00-11:00 Fitness 1:30 Coloring Therapy 1:30 Participant’s Council

2:00 Billiards 6:00 Ballroom Dance TG $

10:00 Walking 12:30 Sewing

*12:30 Silver Sneakers

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

12:30 Sewing 1:00 Senior Card Players

2:00 Billiards

9:30 Mindful Chats 10:00 Quilting Chicks 11:00 Book Club

5:00-8:00 Thursday Night Dance TG $

9:00 Wii Golf

*9:30 Bracelet Making Class Free, supplies included

2:00 Billiards Business Expo at the Fairgrounds 17 & 18th

9:00-11:00 Fitness 11:00 Lunch with Jake 1:30 Coloring Therapy 2:00 Billiards

6:00 Ballroom Dance TG $

10:00 Walking 12:30 Sewing

*12:30 Silver Sneakers

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

12:30 Sewing 1:00 Senior Card Players

2:00 Billiards

9:30 Mindful Chats 10:00 Quilting Chicks 11:00 Book Club 12:00 Social Eight Card

?? 1:00 Presidential Book Club

5:00-8:00 Thursday Night Dance TG $ Theme: 1930’s

9:00 Wii Golf 2:00 Bingo

(Sponsor: SKLD)

9:00-11:00 Fitness Fun

10:00 Armchair Travel

1:30 Coloring Therapy 2:00 Billiards 6:00 Ballroom Dance TG $ (last class)

10:00 Walking 12:30 Sewing

*12:30 Silver Sneakers

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

*11:30 Art Lab 12:30 Sewing 1:00 Senior Card Players

2:00 Billiard Tournament ($)

9:30 Mindful Chats 10:00 Quilting Chicks

*10:00-2:00 Reflexology by appointment ($)

5:00-8:00 Thursday Night Dance TG $

9:00 Wii Golf 10:00 Tech Support with Eaton Computer 10:00 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 1:30 Friday Movie:

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (2016)

CLOSED 10:00 Walking 12:30 Sewing

*12:30 Silver Sneakers

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

12:30 Sewing 12:00 Government Representative 1:00 Senior Card Players

2:00 Billiards

9:30 Mindful Chats 10:00 Quilting Chicks

5:00-8:00 Thursday Night Dance TG $ Senior Prom

(Sponsor: Maple Gardens)

9:00 Wii Golf 2:00 Billiards

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This Month’s Theme:

“Older Americans Month: Make Your Mark”

Preble County Council on Aging, Inc. • 800 East St. Clair Street • Eaton, OH 45320 937-456-4947 or 1-800-238-5146 • Fax: 937-456-6565 •Email: mail@prebleseniorcenter.org Website: www.prebleseniorcenter.org • www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging

Thank You to our Sponsors:

Maple Gardens SKLD

Reid Health Alli- ance

Vancrest

 * = Pre- Registration required

 $ = There is a cost.

Are you Stuck at Home? Here are ways you can make your mark:

1. Stay at Home

2. Mail cards/ letters to friends & family 3. Call your friends & family daily 4. Know when you need help

How are you Making Your Mark?

Let us know!

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9 Menu JUNE 2020

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

Chicken Patty Sandwich Baked Beans Prince Charles

Vegetables Pears Raisins

Tuna Salad Macaroni Salad

Pea Salad Mixed Fruit Orange Juice

Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans Citrus Salad

Craisins

Baked Ham Sweet Potatoes

Lima Beans Fruited Gelatin

Grape Juice

County Fried Steak Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans Banana Apple Juice

Hot Dog Baked Beans

Corn Mixed Fruit

Craisins

Egg Salad Cole Slaw Italian Tomatoes

Cucumbers Pineapple Tidbits

Cran-Rasp Juice

Ham & Beans w/

Onions Hash Browns

Carrots Peaches

Raisins

Goulash Italian Green

Beans Baked Apples

Fruit Salad Rice Crispy Treat

Salmon Patties Creamed Peas

Stewed Tomatoes Applesauce Fruit Punch

Smoked Sausage Mashed Potatoes

Sauerkraut Applesauce

Craisins

Chicken Salad Potato Salad Pickled Eggs &

Beets Apricots Apple Juice

Beef Teriyaki Rice Broccoli Pineapple Tidbits

Grape Juice

Roast Pork Parslied Potatoes

Corn O’ Brien Peaches

Raisins

Fish Parmesan

Farfalle Far East Vegetables Fruit Cocktail Orange Juice

Swedish Meatballs Buttered Noodles

Peas & Carrots Pears Fruit Punch

Lunchmeat Hoagie 3 Beans Salad

Picnic Salad Fresh Fruit

Craisins

Turkey w/ Gravy Hash Brown

Casserole Nantucket Blend

Vegetables Mandarin

Oranges Very Berry Juice

Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans Applesauce

Gelatin Grape Juice

BBQ Pork Riblet Mac & Cheese

Succotash Mixed Fruit Raisins

Chicken Casserole

Corn Peas w/ Pimentos

Peaches Rice Crispy Treat

Ham Salad Pasta Salad Cucumber &

Onions Citrus Salad

Craisins

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Congregate Meal Menu Contact: Stacey Fullmer at 937-456-4947 Home Delivered Meal Menu Contact: Shirley Cottingim at 937-456-4947 The Decade’s Diner is open Monday through Friday • 11AM to 1PM Congregate Meals are served at the above time.

Decade's Diner Daily $4.99 Special • (Entree plus 2 sides) Congregate Meal includes Bread, Margarine & Milk.

Carry-Out Available • Call: 937-456-4947 MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Preble County Council on Aging, Inc 800 East St. Clair Street • Eaton, OH 45320

937-456-4947 or 1-800-238-5146 Fax: 937-456-6565

Email: mail@prebleseniorcenter.org Website: www.prebleseniorcenter.org www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging

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10 Activities JUNE 2020

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY

9:00 Fitness Fun 1:30 Participant’s Council

1:30 Coloring Therapy 2:00 Billiards

10:00 Walking 12:30 Sewing

*12:30 Silver Sneakers

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

12:30 Sewing 1:00 Senior Card Players

2:00 Billiards

9:30 Mindful Chats 10:00 Quilting Chicks

5:00‒8:00 Thursday Night Dance TG $

9:00 Wii Golf

*9:00 Breakfast Bingo TG $ 12:00 Government Representative

9:00-11:00 Fitness 11:00 Lunch with Jake 1:30 Coloring Therapy 2:00 Billiards

CLOSED All Day Staff

Meeting

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

12:30 Sewing 1:00 Senior Card Players

1:30 Movement Presentation by Vancrest 2:00 Billiards

9:30 Mindful Chats 10:00 Quilting Chicks 11:00 Book Club 12:30 Social Eight Cards

5-8Thursday Night Dance

9:00 Wii Golf Flag Retirement Ceremony

Lunch 11:00 to 1:00 Ceremony 1:30 Free Event

9:00-11:00 Fitness 1:30 Coloring Therapy 2:00 Billiards 1:30 Love Your Heart Tips for the Caregiver Presentations by State of the Heart Care

10:00 Walking 12:30 Sewing

*12:30 Silver Sneakers 2:00 Bingo

(Sponsor: Maple Gardens)

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

*11:30 Art lab 12:30 Sewing 1:00 Senior Card Players

2:00 Billiards

9:30 Mindful Chats 10:00 Quilting Chicks

*10:00-2:00 Reflexology 2:00 Wii Sports 5:00‒8:00 Thursday Night Dance TG $ Theme: 1940s Sponsor: Greenbriar

9:00 Wii Golf 10:00 Chair Exercises 2:00 Bingo

9:00-11:00 Fitness 10:00 Arm Chair Travel

11:00 Lunch with Jake 1:30 Coloring Therapy 2:00 Billiards

10:00 Walking 12:30 Sewing

*12:30 Silver Sneakers

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

12:00 Government Representative 12:30 Sewing 12:30 Senior Card Players

2:00 Billiards

*6:00 Wine & Design ($)

9:30 Mindful Chats 10:00 Quilting Chick 2:00 Wii Sports

5:00‒8:00 Thursday Night Dance TG $

(Sponsor: Maple Gardens)

9:00 Wii Golf 10:00 Tech Support with Eaton Computer 10:00 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren 1:30 Movie: ‘Jumanji:

The Next Level’ (2019)

9:00-11:00 Fitness 1:30 Coloring Therapy 2:00 Billiards

2:30 Board Meeting (TG)

10:00 Walking 12:30 Sewing

*12:30 Silver Sneakers

6:00 Line Dancing TG$

7:00 Clogging TG $

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This Month’s Theme:

“Movement”

Preble County Council on Aging, Inc. • 800 East St. Clair Street • Eaton, OH 45320 937-456-4947 or 1-800-238-5146 • Fax: 937-456-6565 •Email: mail@prebleseniorcenter.org Website: www.prebleseniorcenter.org • www.facebook.com/preblecountycouncilonaging

All Activities are at the Senior Center, unless otherwise

noted.

TG = The Grange

MT = Mini Trip

MC = Motorcoach

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Time Traveler 11

Overnight Trips

Prices vary depending on occupancy. Call the Senior Activities Center for further details on these trips.

Pacific Northwest & California Featuring Washington, Oregon &

California

July 12—19, 2020 Autumn in Vermont

Featuring Lake Champlain & the Adirondacks

October 11—17, 2020 Spotlight on New York City Holiday

December 7—11, 2020 Spotlight on San Antonio March 21—25, 2021 Alaska CruiseTour May 19—29, 2021 Spain & Portugal October 9—19, 2021

Senior Activities Center

The Preble County Activities Center plans mini-trips for individuals who want a shorter, less strenuous travel day. Descriptive flyers are available at the Activities Center for all upcoming Mini-Trips. Pick up and return to your home is available upon request.

Mini-Trips

Springfield Antique Centers: Springfield, OH Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Cost: $29 Members, $44 Non Members

Goodwill Beavercreek: Beavercreek, OH Tuesday, July 14

Cost: $23 Members, $38 Non Members

Miami Valley Gaming: Lebanon, OH Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Cost: $17 Members, $32 Non Members

Mystery Trip: Surprise Location Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Cost: $149 Members, $199 Non Members

Motorcoach

Cincinnati Reds vs Cubs: Cincinnati, OH Thursday, June 25, 2020 Day Game

Cost: $66 Members, $81 Non Members

National Veterans Memorial & Museum Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Cost: $56 Members, $71 Non Members

The Ohio State House Tour & The Anthony Thomas Chocolate Company Factory Tour Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Cost: $45 Members,

$60 Non Members

For more information, to book your trip, and ask questions stop by the Senior Activities Center or call 937-456-4947

Payments are due 30 days before the trip unless otherwise stated.

Otherwise, your spot is subject to be filled.

Joy Tour & Travel is a full-service travel agency as well as a tour operator.

They have been in business since 1985.

Pick up flyers for trips with Joy Tours at the Senior Center.

513-777-8221 or 1-800-875-4569 www.joytours.com The show must go on!

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Senior Companionship

Hey Seniors, would you like someone to talk to, go out to lunch with or simply relate to? We have people ready and wanting to connect with you. Please call us and sign up for our Companionship Program, 937-456-4947.

In-Home Services

2019/20 INCOME GUIDELINES

Size of Household Total Gross Annual Household Income

1 Up to $ 18,735.00 $ 21,858.00 $ 24,980.00

2 150% Up to $ 25,365.00 175% $ 29,593.00 200% $ 33,820.00

3 For Up to $ 31,995.00 For $ 37,328.00 For $ 42,660.00

4 PIPP, Up to $ 38,625.00 HEAP, $ 45,063.00 HWAP $ 51,500.00

5 EPP Up to $ 45,255.00 WCP, & $ 52,798.00 $ 60,340.00

6 Up to $ 51,885.00 SCP $ 60,533.00 $ 69,180.00

7 Up to $ 58,515.00 $ 68,268.00 $ 78,020.00

We are so grateful for all your kindness and generosity! Thank YOU!!

Fun Fact

Ohio Home Energy Assistance Programs

The Winter Reconnect Order (WRO) has been extended through May 1, 2020 to re- connect or to avoid disconnection of investor-owned utilities. There are no income guidelines for eligibility, but it does not apply to municipally owned utilities or rural electric co-ops.

To align with the WRO, the Winter Crisis Program (WCP) deadline has been extended to May 1 for income eligible households if they have been disconnected, or face dis- connection, to have their service restored or maintained. The WCP is a provision of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP).

The HEAP deadline has been extended to June 1 to provide a one-time payment to- ward winter heating bills for consumers with a household income at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. An online application is available at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov. Information for both HEAP and the WCP can be found on OCC’s fact sheet Home Energy Assistance Program: HEAP guidelines.

Ohioans enrolling in PIPP Plus for the first time, applying for the WCP or with incomes at or below 30 percent of the federal poverty guidelines are no longer required to visit their local community action agency for an in-person interview during the cri- sis. Ohioans can find their local community action by visiting

www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or by calling 1-800-282-0880. This situation is fluid and information may change daily. OCC is posting updates at www.occ.ohio.gov

Sponsor-A-Senior

Help Us Eliminate Senior Hunger in Preble County

By 2020,

1 in 4 Preble County residents will be

60 years of age or older.

Through this program your donation helps us:

Deliver Hot Nutritious Meals Combats Senior Isolation Hunger

Promotes Health Improves Quality of Life Empowers Seniors to Stay at Home

Saves Billions in Tax Dollars Sponsor-A-Senior for as little as

$600.00 per year

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We Need the following donations:

Shower Chairs M, L, XL Depends Rolator Walkers Canes

Travel Wheel Chairs

Grab Bars Toilet Risers Bedside Commode Heaters (new/safe)

For more information or to schedule an appointment in any of the areas listed below, ask for Brittney.

Home Delivered Meals

We deliver hot nutritious meals to older adults at home. Meal deliverers check on the welfare of the client and are trained to report any health or other problems noticed during visit. Call for eligibility.

Homemaking Services

For an individual or couple who live alone, are more frail, and have acute or chronic conditions. Services provide light housekeeping, laundry, gro- cery shopping, pharmacy or bank errands, and light meal preparation.

Transportation

Must be 60 years of age or older and live in Preble County. Wheelchair transportation is available, and one escort may ride with each participant.

We transport within a 50 mile radius of Preble County.

Service Navigation, Information & Referral

Provides in-depth, on-going information, referral, and case management options. Connecting seniors and their families with needed services, re- sources, and/or programs.

We are looking for seniors who want a companion.

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The Preble County Council on Aging’s theme for the May – June newsletter and activities, is Movement. For Caregiver’s, this could be a challenge for their loved one, but sometimes we “overthink” what Movement could mean. I’m going to think of it as “limited mobility”.

As Caregiver’s, those we care for could have a number of health issues that cause them to lose mobility: the var- ious Dementia’s, lingering effects of a stroke, severe arthritis or injuries from falls, just to name a few.

Fortunately, the loss of mobility doesn’t mean the end of good times. There are many ways to have fun, boost mood and stay engaged in the world without needing to move around too much.

Here are a few possibilities:

Explore a variety of hobbies – Hobbies are great for older adults with limited mobility. Activities that don’t require a lot of moving around include cooking, baking, birdwatching and indoor or container gardening. Learning something new is also a great way to keep the mind active and prevent boredom.

Exercise regularly – Even if your older adult isn’t very mobile, there may still be exercises they can do to get their bod- ies moving. Whether they’re sitting or standing, they can still get the health and mood benefits, especially from seat- ed exercises or chair yoga routines. You can access these types of exercise videos on YouTube (search famouspt.com or Bob and Brad and chair yoga). There are also exercise routines that can be done using a walker for stability or just focused on the feet and ankles to reduce swelling.

Spend time outdoors – Getting outside to spend a little time in nature is relaxing and a great mood booster. Even if their limited mobility means that your older adult can only get to the porch or sit next to a big window, getting some fresh air or viewing the scenery is a great everyday activity. If it isn’t unsafe for your loved one, you might consider going for a drive. (Continued on pg. 14)

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Play games – Games and puzzles are a fantastic source of fun times. There are so many to choose from and most can be played alone or with others. You might try some card games or jigsaw puzzles.

Participate in charitable works – Even if your older adult isn’t very mobile or is homebound, they can still give back to the community. This is a wonderful way to stay engaged and feel a sense of purpose and accomplishment. Contact local charities or religious organizations to find out if they have any projects your older adult could contribute to. That could mean creating no-sew blankets or helping assemble care packages or simply making a phone call to another person that is homebound (at PCCOA, our Companionship program is always looking for volunteers to call others).

I’m hoping that I’ve shared some ideas that might be helpful as you try to engage your loved one in an activity even though they have limited mobility. You may have tried some of these and met some resistance but maybe your loved one will be more receptive if you try again. Give it another try or try one of the other possibilities. This time, it might just work!

From “Jake’s Takes”

On pg. 5

At the Tilton Hilton Phil Newport Delaunce Jackson Marvin Shelby Keith Young

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Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI Preble County Council on Aging, Inc.

Preble County Council on Aging, Inc. operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Preble County Council on Aging, Inc.

For more information on Preble County Council on Aging, Inc’s civil rights program and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (937) 456-4947, or 1-800-238- 5146; email mail@prebleseniorcenter.org; or visit our administrative office at 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320. For more information, visit www.prebleseniorcenter.org.

For transportation-related Title VI matters, a complainant may file a complaint directly with the Ohio Department of Transportation by filing a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity, Attention: Title VI Program Manager, 1980 West Broad St., Columbus, OH 45223

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“My mother always used to say, ‘The older you get, the better you get … unless you’re a banana.’” Betty White

This Day in History:

May 31, 1927: Ford Motor Company produced the last Tin Lizzie

in order to begin production of the Model A.

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Hat Day

Stacey Fullmer, keeping it orga- nized and shifting gears often and

as needed with meals Dave Holp, packing up over 200

cold packs for weeks Shelley Ratliff, pioneering the path for seniors to be fed, nour-

ished, and stay at home Cheryl Koeller, answering phones,

delivering curb side meals, and more

Holly Steele, in her home office keeping the communication lines flowing between the center, social

media, and website.

Hats off to YOU!

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