Open house set for Covenant Harbor senior apartments
An open house will be held for Covenant Harbor, an affordable senior apartment community for residents 62 years and older, on March 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. Managed by Lutheran Housing Services, Covenant Harbor is located at 234 Finke Rd. near the Veterans Park in Oak Harbor.
Visitors will have an opportunity to tour an apartment and see new apartments under construction. Apartments are currently available for persons who qualify. Rent is based on gross income. Utilities are included. There is no obligation or cost to apply.
Those who are unable to attend may call 419-898-6460 for an application or more information.
Ottawa Co. seniors plan Big Band dance
Ottawa County Seniors Activities Committee will host their second annual big band dance, “Spring Into Happiness II,” April 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Community Markets VFW Memorial Hall, 251 W. Main Street, Oak Harbor.
Admission is $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door and includes an hors d’oeuvres buffet, door prizes and raffles. Music will be provided by the 17-piece “Night Session Big Band” comprised of musicians and vocalist from the northwest Ohio area.
The event is sponsored by Walker Family Funeral Homes and Otterbein North Shore Retirement Living Community. All proceeds will benefit the Ottawa County Senior Levy Renewal Fund. The dance is open to the public age 21 and older.
Tickets are available at all Ottawa County Senior Center locations or by calling Juanita Mills-Persely at 419-732-2617.
2009 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, the trees are budding and local farmers are planning and preparing their crops for planting. It’s time again for the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program. Eligible participants will receive a one-time distribution of 10 $5 coupons, valid until Oct. 31, to be redeemed for locally-grown, fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs at participating farm stands and markets.
Eligible recipients must be 60 years of age or older, an Ohio resident and have an annual income of $20,035 or less if living alone or $26,954 or less for a household of two.
Coupons will be available via a mail order. Those who participated in the program last year will receive an application in the mail by the end of April. For an application or more information, contact Ottawa County Senior Resources at 419-898-6459 or call the Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio at 800-472-7277.
Rummage sale planned
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center will hold a rummage sale May 6-9.
The center is accepting furniture, household items, clothing, tools, books, craft items, toys, etc. Center representatives will be available to pick up donations beginning April 1. Call Brenda at 419-691-2254 to arrange pickup. Donations are tax deductible.
Ageless Wonders to meet
The Lake Township Ageless Wonders will meet for a salad bar potluck April 9 at noon at the township administration building, located at SR 795 and Cummings Rd.
Following the potluck, play games of “Left, Right and Center.” The Ageless Wonders will also sponsor a Euchre Tournament April 18 at 1 p.m., also at the township administration building. Admission is $3, which includes refreshments. The tournament is open to all Euchre players. For more information, call 419-836-3811.
Beginner Tai Chi offered
Beginner Tai Chi classes will be offered April 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of Lutheran Home at Toledo, 131 N. Wheeling St., Toledo.
Participants will learn Tai Chi, a gentle exercise promoting flexibility, balance and relaxation. All adults welcome. For more information, call 419-537-0131.
Text Messaging is a fairly new phenomenon that has revolutionized how we use cell phones. Almost all phones now come with basic text messaging capabilities, which allows users to send short text messages to another person’s phone.
Text messages are basically just mobile e-mail and can save considerable time versus making a phone call. A program discussing how to create these messages and why they may be useful will be held March 24 at 12:30 p.m. at the Northeast Area Senior Center, 705 North Main St., Walbridge. Call 419-260-3228 for more information.
Show & tell
The Pemberville Senior Center, which will observe its first anniversary March 30, will hold a craft “Show and Tell” in observance of National Craft and Hobby Month March 26 at 12:30 p.m. Bring a sample of your special craft or talk about a favorite hobby. The center is located at 220 Cedar Street, Pemberville. Call 419-287-4109 for more information.
• Oregon Senior Center Activities include: Monday - Bingo, and fitness club, along with blood pressure checks (9-11:45 a.m.); Tuesday – coffee hour, exercise, line dancing, fitness class, Bunco; Wednesday - bingo, Euchre; Thursday - Breakfast Club, exercise, line dancing, fitness class; Friday - Bingo, movies (second and fourth Fridays) at 1 p.m. Call 419-698-7078 for complete schedule of events; or 419-693-2082 to inquire about lunch at the center, served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m.
• Elmore Senior Center-Elmore Golden Oldies at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 19225 Witty Rd. Lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday at noon. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. the day before the meal you wish to attend. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks the 4th Tuesday of the month; bingo played the 4th Tuesday of the month, after lunch. Reservations: 419-862-3874. 60+ Clinic offered the first Tuesday of the month. Appointments may be made by calling Heritage Health Care at 1-800-811-0320. AARP Tax Help offered March 24. Call 419-862-3874 for an appointment.
• Genoa Senior Center, 514 Main St., serves lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the group plays cards at 12:30 p.m. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks are offered on the third Wednesday of the month. Bingo is played Monday mornings at 10 a.m. Call 419-855-4491 for lunch reservations.
• Active Seniors are invited to meet and eat at the Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane Nutritional lunches every weekday, educational and social programs, health assessments and more. Transportation to the center is available. Home-delivered meals are also available for homebound seniors. Info: 419-637-7947.
• Woodville Senior Center offers lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Call the center at 419-849-3636 for reservations. Home delivery also available.