Written by Tammy Walro
Monday, 22 September 2008 10:38
“Let Us Entertain You,” will be the theme of the second annual Oregon Senior Center Follies, planned for Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 28 at 3 p.m. in the auditorium at St. Charles Mercy Hospital.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors over 60 and $8 for children 12 and under. They’re available at the senior center, mr. Emblem, Welles Bowen in Oregon, Oregon Insurance, Curves in Oregon and at the Oregon Municipal Building.
Free parking will be available at the St. Charles Child Development Center. For more information, call the senior center at 419-698-7078.
“DayBreak” program celebrates 2nd anniversary
In celebration of National Adult Day Services Week Sept. 21 to 27, Riverview HealthCare Campus “DayBreak” Adult Day Service Program is planning a trip to the Toledo Zoo for their “Senior Safari” on Sept. 23. The group will travel to the zoo via Ottawa County Transportation Bus.
The Daybreak group is also planning an open house/Birthday Party to celebrate two years of service to the community from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 24. The community is invited to have cake and punch and see what the program is all about. Door prizes will be awarded.
Each day during National Adult Day Services Week will have a different theme. Monday will be “Apple Day,” Tuesday will be “Safari Day,” Wednesday will be “Birthday Party Day,” Thursday will be “Silly Hat Day” and Friday will be a “Celebration of the Birthday of the Ice Cream Cone.”
The DayBreak staff includes program director Meleny Bonnell, Mary Gardner and Sarah Mullinix, DayBreak aides.
DayBreak adult services provide a safe environment for adults who are unable to be home alone during the day and allows family members to work or have a break from caregiving. It provides socialization and stimulation for a variety of physically or cognitively impaired clients over the age of 60.
For more information, call 419-898-2851, ext. 402.
Fall gathering planned
A free Fall Gathering will be held Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Otterbein Portage Valley auditorium, 20311 Pemberville Rd., Pemberville.
“The Hot Flashes,” a group of local ladies, will bring back memories of the `50s and `60s as they share their musical talents.
The event is being sponsored by the Friends of Otterbein Portage Valley. Refreshments will be served.
The East Toledo Senior Activities Center now has a kiosk that has informational training for senior citizens on how to prepare themselves for a disaster such as flooding or tornados.
The kiosk is on loan from the Area Office on Aging of NW Ohio, which was able to purchase three units through a grant. Using the touch screen kiosk is free and takes approximately 30 minutes. Everyone who uses the unit will also receive a booklet to take home.
Safe driving course offered
The AARP Safe Driving Class will be offered Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northeast Area Senior Center, 705 N. Main St., Walbridge.
The course will be presented by retired Ohio Highway Patrol trooper Dave Goodman. The cost is $10. Checks should be made payable to AARP. The class is designed to remind drivers of new laws, updated traffic rules and to refresh the memory and fine-tune the response to everyday driving situations.
Registration is required by Oct. 18. Call 419-260-3228
Wii Bowling is held Tuesday and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at the Pemberville Area Senior Center, 220 Cedar St., Pemberville. For more information, call 419-287-4109.