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Open house, grand opening set for St. Clare Commons
An open house and grand opening will be held for St. Clare Commons, located at 12469 Five Point Rd., Perrysburg, Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tours and light refreshments will be offered.

The Franciscan Living Community will offer St. Clare Commons will offer 56 assisted living apartments, 36 memory care suites, and 60 skilled nursing/short-term rehabilitation beds. Future phases on the campus include the addition of independent living apartments and villa homes. Each option will include a wide array of services and amenities.

For more information, visit www.stclaremcommons.org.


Senior Discovery Days
Age has its benefits, and one of them is the annual Senior Discovery Days at the Toledo Zoo. 

Each Tuesday in September and October will bring a new adventure at the zoo for senior visitors, from guided tours of Works Progress Administration (WPA)-era buildings to bingo and big band music.

In addition to the Tuesday events, each weekday, seniors 60 and older can enjoy free parking in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot, special discounts, free fresh-brewed coffee and a mini-muffin in the North Star Trading Post (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and more.

The schedule of special events include:
• Sept. 24: Tour the Reptile house and learn about the history of the building while getting a close up view of the zoo’s reptile collection.  Meet in the Reptile House entrance at 11 a.m.

• Oct. 1: Take a guided tour through the zoo’s butterfly, rose, vegetable, herb and formal perennial garden. One of the zoo’s master gardeners will explain how to prepare the garden for winter and next spring. Meet at the Conservatory at 11 a.m.

• Oct. 8: Take a guided tour of the Aviary and its three walk-through habitats — the African Grasslands, Madagascar Desert and Australian Outback. Meet at Aviary entrance at 11 a.m.

• Oct. 15: Check out the big band sounds of Jeff McDonald’s Swingmania Orchestra from 11 a.m-1 p.m. in the Nairobi Pavilion. 

• Oct. 22: Another chance to win great “ZOO-venirs” playing bingo with a zoo twist in African Lodge from 10:30 a.m-12 p.m.

• Oct. 29: Though the Aquarium is closed for renovations, get a sneak preview of the new Aquarium and learn about the building’s rich WPA heritage, too. Meet in the Museum’s Indoor Theatre at 11 a.m.

For more information and a schedule of all the activities, visit the Zoo’s website at toledozoo.org/seniors.

Caregivers who are directly responsible for assisting seniors during Senior Discovery Days and Senior Safari are eligible for free zoo admission. Pre-register with the Visitor Services Department by calling 419-389-6561. This offer only applies to professional caregivers. Regular admission rates will apply for volunteers and relatives of visiting seniors.

In September and October, the Toledo Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends in September). For more information, visit toledozoo.org or call 419-385-4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge on non-holiday Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon. ID showing proof of residency is required.


Ageless Wonders to meet
Ageless Wonders of Lake Township will be going out to dinner Thursday, Oct. 10. The group will meet at the Woodville Diner, 1949 Woodville Rd., Oregon (across from Kroger) at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 419-836-3811.


Singles Dance party
Glass City Singles will hold a special Western Night Dance Party Friday, Sept. 27 from 8 p.m. to midnight at Holland Gardens, 6530 Angola Rd., Holland. u

Anyone wearing a hat will receive a $1 discount on the $8 admission. Glass City Singles dances and parties offer a safe place for singles 21 and older to mingle and socialize with other singles.

For more information, call 734-856-8963 or visit www.toledosingles.com.


Little Sisters fundraiser
Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph’s Auxiliary fundraiser in conjunction with Bob Evans restaurants in Northwood, Oregon and on Monroe Street in Toledo., Wednesday, Oct. 2.

On that day, the restaurants will donate 15 percent of food sales for each  in Northwood, Monroe Street and Navarre Avenue.

Flyer to get 419-698-4331 and ask for ext. 110.


Fall craft show
A Fall Craft Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Community Room at Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St., Toledo.

The show will feature craft displays, baked goods, food and refreshments. For more information, call 419-724-1738.


Living with Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, will host “Living with Alzheimer’s: For People with Alzheimer’s or a Related Dementia,” a free, multi-part workshop to be held on Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the association office, 2500 North Reynolds Rd., Toledo.

The series will discuss memory loss, everyday coping skills, building a support system and hope. It is intended to support and educate the person who has memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Although friends and family are welcome as guests and learners, those who are not accompanied by someone who has a memory loss condition will be better served by attending programs for caregivers.

Registration is requested. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900 to register or for more information.

The Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves 24 counties including Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood.


Fun food classes
The Kern Center for Community and Industrial Development at Terra State Community College offers a variety of non-credit classes and seminars for individuals and businesses.

The fall schedule includes:
Cake Decorating Basics – Instructor: Richana Smith. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. Cost: $39.

Cake Decorating Flowers – Instructor: Richana Smith, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Cost: $39.

Beer Appreciation – Instructor: Nate Wahl. 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 2, 9 and 16. Cost: $59.

Chocolate Temptations-Holiday Edition – Instructor: Donna McNemar. 9 a.m. to noon, Nov. 2. Cost: $59, includes all supplies.

To register or for more information, call Marsha at 419-559-2255.


Golden Threads
Memorial Hospital in Fremont sponsors a Golden Threads program, a free program open to people age 55 and older.

Golden Threads offers:
• Free Medicare Enrollment Counseling – Each year, Golden Threads state-certified Medicare counselors help hundreds of people ¬and the Medicare plan best suited for their needs.

• Living Will/Ohio Health Care power of attorney assistance.

• Day and overnight trips;

• Educational programs;

• Health screenings.

For more information, call the Golden Threads office at 419-334-6613 or visit memorialhcs.org.

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