Senior Center News May 2018
from Chris Joyce
Older Americans Month
Did you know that May is OAM “Older Americans Month?” Here at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center May 2018 we recognize that older adults are paving the way for future generations. We appreciate how the Put-in-Bay seniors contribute to and benefit from our wonderful island community.
While April was a quiet month, we did host several special activities including a “Soup & Show Pajama Party” and our monthly off-season “Senior Social at Tipper’s.” The big excitement in April was the painting of the Senior Center and installation of our new carpet which looks awesome!!! We also got our new chairs and will soon have the new ceiling tiles installed. Our redecoration committee will be deciding on window treatments and furniture in the near future.
May Fun to Come
The month of May is packed with extra events and activities: On Weds., May 2nd from 10-2pm “Spring Senior Day” is being held at the Camp Perry Clubhouse with an “Ohio Sports” theme; the cost is $6 and includes lunch, 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. On Weds., May 9th. at 10 a.m., Stein Hospice will be here to present their Program “Hospice 101” and finally on Weds, May 16th, we’ll be heading to Fifth Third Field to cheer on the Toledo Mud Hens! For additional information and Senior Center News please check out flyers and calendars posted at the Senior Center, General Store, Post Office, Twp. Office, Library and our website: www.PIBseniorcenter.org.
The Senior Center will be closed for all activities on Tues. May 8th, as the facility will be in use for the Primary Election. Voting hours are: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Senior Center will also be closed on Monday, May 28th, in observance of Memorial Day. Thank you to those
who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
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 need to let Tipper’s kitchen know the count of those planning to attend by noon on Wednesday, so please make your reservation for these fun Senior Lunches!
The wonderful people from the PIB EMS continue to take Blood Pressures every Monday at 10: a.m. during the Coffee Social. Feel free to get yours checked! Also, 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. The date for May is Thursday, May 24th.
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, 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.