Spring is slowly arriving here on Put-in-Bay! We welcome some good senior news April 2018  at the Senior Center as the ice has long melted away and snow gives way to green grass. During the month of March, we enjoyed some special activities such as the “Soup and a Show Social”, a couple “Wii Bowling & Snack Nights” and our “Tipper’s Senior Social”! These, along with our regular weekly exercises and activities kept us all very busy! As always, we had our loyal patronage and wish to thank all of those who regularly attend our events.

In other senior news April 2018, The rest of our snowbirds are starting to show up and we want to welcome them home! At the same time, we will be missing some of our regulars that are back to work with their seasonal jobs and businesses. We want to encourage them to still join activities when they can.

We will be hosting several special activities again in April! On Mon. the 9th at 6 pm, we’ll be having a “Soup & Show Pajama Party,” then on Mon. the 16th at 6 pm we will have “Game Night” and finally on Friday, April 27th, we’ll be enjoying our monthly Senior Social at Tippers. Looking ahead: On Weds. May 2nd from 10-2pm the “Senior Day at Camp Perry” is being held with an “OHIO SPORTS” 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 Sat. May 5th @ 5 pm we’ll be gathering at the Senior Center for a “Kentucky Derby Party.” On Wednesday, May 9th at 10 am (during our coffee social) Stein Hospice will be here to present an informational program “Hospice 101”, and finally, on Weds. May 16th we’ll be heading to Fifth Third Field for to cheer on the Toledo Mud Hens! For additional information please check out the calendars posted at the Senior Center, General Store, Post Office, Twp. Office, Library, and tune into senior news April 2018. org. For our mainland activities/trips, there will be a sign-up sheet located at the Senior Center, so we can plan for OCTA transportation and the tickets needed for the event.

The Put-in-Bay Senior Center is always looking for more people to participate in our activities. Our regular weekly activities continue with aerobic dance/walking, strength training, coffee socials, aquamotion, 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 so please feel free to stop by and join us anytime.

Senior Lunches are held at Tipper’s every Thursday at Noon. It’s important to reserve your spot by signing up at the 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 and fun Senior Lunches!

The EMS continues to take Blood Pressures every Monday at 10:00 am during the Coffee Social. Feel free to get yours checked! 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 & over and is held at the 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 26th. 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.

William Shakespeare once wrote … “April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” So, from all of us here at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center, we wish you an energetic and ambitious April as we gear up for the season! That’s all for senior news April 2018