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Senior Center News June 2019 Put-in-Bay Ohio

I can’t believe we’re already into the middle of summer and Senior Center News June 2019! As we come into another busy holiday weekend, please be careful when out and about with all the extra traffic on the island. Don’t forget the Senior Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, for Independence Day! The number of people participating in our weekly activities grows every summer, which is so exciting.

We also encourage our seniors to bring their island summer company as guests to our exercise classes and other special events. There were some great Put-in-Bay Hotels offering specials with a Free Golf Cart this summer! The Senior Center is always looking for more people to participate in our activities, so please feel free to stop by and join us anytime.

The Put-in-Bay Senior Center Advisory Board Officer Elections were held in June. All officers have been reelected for another term: Dave Gundlach – President; Val Chornyak – Vice President; Linda Frederick – Treasurer; and Dianne Smith – Secretary. We also want to thank Bob and Dianne Smith, actively involved and informed members of our Senior Center, for their continued role as our Ottawa County Advisory Board Members. A big shout-out to all for your dedication and hard work in making the Put-in-Bay Senior Center such a success!

We had several special educational programs planned for July in this edition of Senior Center News in June 2019. The first is on Monday, July 1st, at 10 a.m. Magruder Hospital Dietician will put on a “Diabetes & You” Program. Then on Friday, July 12th, at 10 a.m., the Alzheimer’s Association will discuss the “10 Warning Signs for Alzheimer’s Disease.”

On Monday, July 15th, at 10 a.m., we will be learning “Hands-Only CPR,” and finally, on Tuesday, July 23rd, at 2 p.m. Gene Zajac (in conjunction with the Put-in-Bay Library) will be doing a program on “The Planets” here at the Senior Center. Keep an eye on the calendar for upcoming events. Also, please remember to check the Senior Center bulletin board and calendars posted at the Senior Center, Put-in-Bay Grocery Store, Put-in-Bay Post Office, Twp. Office, Library and our website: www.PIBseniorcenter. org for any last-minute events that are not planned far enough in advance to get them on the calendar in
time for this publication!

We are all aware that exercise and staying active improves our overall physical and mental functioning. It helps us stay cognitively sharp and increases our enjoyment of life. It not only helps us live longer, healthier lives, but it also goes a long way in keeping us more independent as we age, allowing us to continue participating in many of the activities we enjoy. It improves our mood and is good for our body.

Exercise is an effective treatment for many health concerns, such as depression, diabetes, arthritis, and high blood pressure. It can prevent or delay the onset of other health conditions as well. And on the opposite end of the spectrum, those who are inactive are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease. They also have a higher risk of hospitalization and are dependent upon more medications than those who remain active throughout their lives.

Many of our Put-in-Bay Seniors have discovered the benefits of exercise and support the Aerobic Dance/Walking, Strength Training, and Yoga programs our Senior Center has to offer. We encourage and welcome all-island seniors to keep moving and stay healthy. Our Senior Lunches are always delicious and fun! This summer, our lunches are being held at The Reel Bar on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Please make your reservation by signing up at the Senior Center or calling the center at (419) 285-5501. The cut-off time for reservations is 12 p.m. Monday for Tuesday’s lunch.

The EMS takes Blood Pressure every Monday at 10 a.m., as you may have read in the Put-in-Bay Diary May 2019. This is an outstanding service they provide, so feel free to get yours checked. The “60+ Clinic” is scheduled for Thursday, July 25th. The Ottawa County Health Dept puts this free health clinic on for those 60 and older. If you’d like to take advantage of this excellent program, please call 419-734-6800 to make your appointment.

Again, I want to say how thankful I am for our seniors and their willingness to volunteer here at the center. Every volunteer has such a vital role in keeping the place running smoothly! I truly appreciate everything you do, from bringing in baked goods for coffee socials, teaching various classes when needed, washing dishes and many other “works” that are done behind the scenes. The giving of your time and hard work does not go unnoticed! As I’ve said before, running this ship takes a great crew, and I couldn’t do it without your help! That’s it for Senior Center News June 2019!

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