Put-in-Bay Senior Center News, PUT-IN-BAY OHIO-Even though it seemed April made its first arrival in the middle of February … we are happy to have Spring officially here and hopefully in full bloom soon!!! The rest of our snowbirds are starting to show up and we want to welcome them home! At the same time, we’re missing some of our regulars that are back to work with their seasonal jobs and businesses at Put-in-Bay.

We want to encourage them to still join activities when they can. In March, we enjoyed a couple “Wii Bowling & Pizza” nights at the Put-in-Bay Senior as well as a special “Tony’s Flashback Friday” where we all enjoyed some delicious soups, munchies and reminiscing about our  Put-in-Bay Island life! I’d like to give a special shout out to all the seniors for the awesome surprise Put-in-Bay Wedding Shower/ Bachelorette Party you threw for me!!! It was a total blast, you made me feel so special and I will always hold that memory dear to my heart!!!

In April, we have a couple special activities planned. On the 10th at 6 p.m. we’ll be having a “Soup & Show Pajama Party,”  at the Put-in-bay Senior Center then on Friday, April 28th, at 10 a.m., Nan Burr will be putting on an informational program about “End of Life” issues.

Looking ahead: On May 3rd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the “Spring Senior Day” is being held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse with a Carnival theme; the cost is $6 and includes Entertainment, Senior Hall of Fame Awards, Door Prizes, 50/50 raffle, Vendor Booths and much more! This event is open to any Ottawa Co. Senior. Then on May 6th @ 4:30pm we’ll be gathering at the Senior Center for a “Kentucky Derby Party,” and finally, on Tuesday May 16th we’ll be heading to Fifth Third Field for to cheer on the Toledo Mud Hens! For additional information please check out flyers and calendars posted at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center, General Store, Post Office, Twp. Office, and the Put-in-Bay Library. The Put-in-Bay Senior Center is always looking for more people to participate with us. Our regular weekly activities continue with aerobic dance/walking, strength training, coffee socials, aqua-motion, Mah Jongg, yoga, bridge, Senior lunch at Tipper’s and many other activities.

Don’t forget even if we do not have an event scheduled, all seniors are welcome to use the fitness equipment here at the center. Senior Lunches are held at Tipper’s every Thursday at Noon. It’s important to reserve your spot by signing up at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center or calling the Center at (419) 285-5501 to make a reservation. We must let Tipper’s kitchen know the count of those planning to attend by noon on Wednesday, so please make your reservation for these delicious & fun Put-in-Bay Senior Lunches!

The Put-in-Bay EMS continues to take Blood Pressures every Monday at 10 a.m. during the Coffee Social. Feel free to get yours checked, as this is a great service that they provide. If you would like to take advantage of the Senior 60+ Clinic, which is a free supplemental program to your regular physician’s care, please call (419) 734-6800 to make your appointment. This free program is provided by the Ottawa County Health Department for those 60 and over and is held at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center every 4th Thursday of the month, this makes travel easier and saves you time and money.

The date for April is Thursday, the 27th. The clinic provides basic services to people age 60 and over such as blood pressure screening, blood tests for anemia, blood sugar and cholesterol screening, weight and diet information, health and medication counseling/ education at no charge. Through a comprehensive assessment, a nurse will answer any questions and provide education or referrals to private physicians if needed. All of us here at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center wish you an energetic and ambitious April as we gear up for the season!