Bazaar & Bake Sale
A Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held at the Oregon Senior Center, 5760 Bayshore Rd. (corner of Bayshore and Stadium in Oregon), Friday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will include crafts, food, raffles and holiday fun.
For more information, call 419-698-7078.
One-Stop Christmas Boutique
Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center will hold a One-Stop-Shop Christmas Boutique Nov. 29 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Perrysburg Commons is located at 10542 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg.
In addition to a wine bar and hors d’oeuvres, attendees can shop from a variety of vendors including Stained Glass by Vivian Kiraly, The Purse Lady, Paintings by Crystal Bants and many more.
Ten percent of the proceeds raised will benefit Relay for Life.
Ageless Wonders to meet
The Ageless Wonders of Lake Township will meet for a holiday lunch Dec. 13 at 12:30 p.m. at the Oregon Inn, 6067 Bay Shore Rd.
For more information, call 419-836-3811.
Genoa plans Senior Luncheon
Genoa Area Local Schools will present the 27th Annual Senior Citizens Luncheon Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Genoa High School/Middle School cafeteria.
The event is open to anyone age 62 and older living in the Genoa Schools District. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Carol Despones at the high school at 419-855-7741, ext. 21203. The deadline for reservations is Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.
Social Security increase
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 62 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2013, the Social Security Administration has announced.
The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2012.
Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $113,700 from $110,100. Of the estimated 163 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2013, nearly 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum.
Information about Medicare changes for 2013, when announced, will be available at www.Medicare.gov. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums.
The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola.
Chore & housekeeping services
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center offers housekeeping services, including dusting, vacuuming, dishes, laundry, bathrooms, etc. Housekeeping service workers can also do shopping for clients. The cost is $10 per hour center members and $16 per hour for non-members. Call 419-691-2254 to schedule housekeeping services.
Snowbirds who head south for the winter can contract for snow removal services at their property through the center. To schedule lawn/snow removal services, call Brenda Holdren at 419-691-2254 ext. 204.
Hot, nutritious meals are available for homebound seniors in Wood County who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.
Frozen meals are also available for the weekends. If eligible, a suggested donation of $2 is requested.
Call the Social Services Department at the Wood County Committee on Aging at 419-353-5661 for more information.
Golden Oldies lunch
Elmore Golden Oldies meet the first Thursday of every month at noon for Lunch at The Gathering Room, located next to Red, White & Brew.
Seating is limited. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. the Tuesday prior to the luncheon and may be made by calling 419-862-3874. The suggested donation is $5 for seniors 60 and older. Those under 60 pay the regular menu price.
Medicare Open Enrollment
The Medicare Open Enrollment runs through Dec. 7.
Those interested in making a Medicare change may find out more about options available at www.medicare.gov or by calling the Area Office on Aging at 419-382-0624.