Day at Camp Perry
Ottawa County Senior Resources and Magruder Hospital will present Spring Senior Day 2014 Wednesday, May 7 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Camp Perry.
The event, which will be a Hawaiian Luau, will include sweet and sour chicken over rice, tossed salad, tropical fruit, bread and Hawaiian coconut cake. Entertainment will be provided by Ohana Aloha, a Polynesian dance troupe. Seniors are encouraged to wear their favorite Hawaiian outfits.
Also at the luncheon, Senior Resources will present the 2014 Senior Hall of Fame Awards, and more than 38 local vendors booths will be set up.
Limited tickets are available. For tickets or more information, call any Ottawa County senior center, visit the Magruder Hospital Gift Shoppe or call the main office of Senior Resources at 1-877-898-6458.
The Area Office on Aging is preparing to welcome 2,000 people age 60 and over, as well as about 100 exhibitors to its annual Spring Fling, which will be held May 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sylvania Tam-
o-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave.
Admission to the event is free. The BBQ chicken sandwich lunch is $2.50 for those age 60 and over. Lunch tickets may be purchased at local senior centers and at the Area Office on Aging, 2155 Arlington Ave. in Toledo. There will also be various health and wellness demonstrations throughout the event.
Call 419-382-0624 for more information.
“A Moving Discussion”
Rick Hunsicker, a nationally known speaker on the senior real estate market and senior living, will present a free seminar, “A Moving Discussion – What Seniors Need to Know,” Wednesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. at Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle Community in Pemberville.
Hunsicker will explain why 2014 is a “year of opportunity,” offering information about the best reasons and methods for selling your home. He will also provide information about senior living. Following the presentation, he’ll take questions.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to see homes on the campus of Otterbein Portage Valley and enjoy a chef-prepared dinner.
Last year’s event was a sell-out. Call Jaime or Geri at 419-833-8917 to reserve a spot.
JWH Oregon Sr. Center events
The JWH Oregon Senior Center, located at the corner of Stadium and Bay Shore, Oregon, will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $1 tacos and more 4:30-7 p.m. May 5. Call 419-698-7078 for more info.
On Saturday, May 31, the center will present a “Junk in Your Truck and Homemade Goods in Our Hood” plus a Bake Sale. The event will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date will be Saturday, June 7. Call 419-698-7078 to reserve a space. The fee is $15 for members and $20 for others.
The center will hold a community fundraiser in conjunction with Bob Evans Restaurant at 2849 Navarre Ave., Oregon, Wednesday, June 4.
Between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of sales to the center when an event flyer is presented at the time of check-out. Fliers are available at the center or by calling 419-698-7078.
Senior Book Discussion
The Oregon Branch Library will present a “Pen to Palette” book discussion group Thursday, May 8.
The program, a collaboration between the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and the Toledo Museum of Art, integrates library stories with the museum collection.
Participants should meet at the library, 3340 Dustin Rd., Oregon, at 11:14 a.m. Then the group will carpool to the Toledo Museum of Art. Parking is $5 (free to museum members). Lunch will be available in the museum café. At 12:15 p.m., the group will sign in in the Yellow Room, where there will be a discussion about the current book title, “The Language of Flowers,” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. From 1:15-2:15 p.m., there will be a tour of “The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden” exhibit.
Multiple copies of the book are available at the library’s circulation desk. For more information, call 419-259-5250.
90 Plus Spectacular
In celebration of Wood County residents age 90 and older, the Wood County Committee on Aging will present the “90 Plus Spectacular,” Monday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Dr., Bowling Green.
The dinner party will consist of a slide show, entertainment and recognition of individuals 90 years and older by the Wood County Commissioners and elected officials.
Family members and friends (maximum four per honoree) are invited to attend the event. The cost for dinner is $4 for those 60 and older and $7 for all others. Advance registration and payment is required. Special diets are available by request in advance.
Registration is required by Monday, May 5. Biographies and photos are required by the same date.
Call 419-353-5661 or 1-800-367-4935 for reservations or information.
Better Breather’s Club
Individuals with questions about COPD, medications, asthma or pulmonary rehab are invited to attend monthly “Better Breathers Club” programs held at Heartland of Oregon, 3953 Navarre Ave., Oregon.
Meetings will be held Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Complimentary lunch will be served. The next meeting will be held March 20. The topic of discussion will be “Indoor Air Quality: Assess and Improve Air Quality.”
On May 15, the topic will be, “Medicare HMOs; Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy.”For more information, call 419-698-4521.
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center, with the help of Diamond Tours, will host a trip to Washington, D.C. in September.
Travelers will depart Friday, Sept. 5 and return Tuesday, Sept. 9. The cost is $569, based on double occupancy, which includes luxury motor coach, five nights of lodging, four breakfasts and four dinners, tours of the WWII Memorial, Capitol Hill, Embassy Row, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Smithsonian, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and more.
A $75 deposit per person is required by May 2; the balance is due July 1. Call 419-691-2254 for more information.
Genoa Seniors card party
Genoa Seniors will hold a Card Party Wednesday, May 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., Genoa.
Lunch is included at the event, which will include cards, prizes, games and more. The cost is $5. Call 419-855-4491 for reservations.
Woodville Senior Center
The WSOS Woodville Senior Center, located in the Woodville Township Fire Hall, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and is open to everyone age 60 years and over. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 419-849-3636. Home-delivered meals are also available for homebound seniors.
A Matter of Balance
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) will present a “Matter of Balance” – a series of classes that emphasize practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and to increase activity levels – Tuesdays, June 17-Aug. 5, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Wood County Senior Center, located at 305 N. Main St. in Bowling Green.
Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk even higher. “A Matter of Balance” participants will learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance.
Important Facts about Falling:
• 30 percent of adults age 65 and older living in the community fall each year.
• An older Ohioan falls every two minutes and sustains a fall-related injury every five minutes, resulting in two hospitalizations each hour, an emergency room visit every eight minutes and three deaths each day.
• Falls and fall-related injuries cost Ohio more than $4.2 billion each year.
• Falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented.