Senior Center News September 2019

September’s here and Senior Center News September 2019 reports school is back in session, so please be careful and watch out for those kids heading back to the classroom! We had fun in August learning about the Maiden Voyage of the Onward. We also enjoyed a Guided Imagery session put on by Stein Hospice and a variety of activities during Island Green Week.

A big shout out goes to the Put-in-Bay Twp. Park for their generous donations to help sponsor the Eco Day/ Island Green Week activities for the Put-in-Bay Senior! A couple of other shout outs go to Perry Holiday for allowing us to use their pool for our Aquamotion Classes this summer and to Yardworks as they quietly maintain the planter around the front sign at the Senior Center… we all appreciate having it look so nice! Finally, we are extremely thankful to those who generously bake and bring in goodies for our “Coffee Social Hour”, it sure helps, especially during the season, when we have a full house! Everyone loves those delicious homemade treats!!!

Starting in September, our Senior Lunches are moving back to Thursdays at noon at the Reel Bar. 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 the Reel Bar 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 a.m., this is a great service they provide, so feel free to come and get yours checked. The “60+ Clinic” is scheduled for Thursday, September 26th. This free health clinic is put on by the Ottawa County Health Dept. for those 60 and older. If you’d like to take advantage of this wonderful program, please call 419-734-6800 to make your appointment.

Also, remember that even in September the weather can be hot, so on days when the temperature is 90+ degrees, the Senior Center will be open to Resident Seniors M-F from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. if they need a break from the heat. Remember to stay cool, be careful not to overwork yourselves and stay hydrated! We have several special activities planned for September: On Friday, September 6th, at 10 a.m., Ed Clunk will be here to discuss Medicare Changes. Then on Monday, Sept. 9th, from 4 to 7 p.m., the “Empty Bowls” benefit will again sponsor a bowl painting event here at the Senior Center… no special skills are needed and we would love to see everyone participate. On Monday, September 16th, at 10:30 a.m., Gretchen Franklin from Stein Hospice will be back to do a program on “Improving Memory.” Finally, on Thurs., September 26th, we’ll be enjoying our annual summer picnic while watching the Put-in-Bay Road Races at the airport.

Please remember to check the bulletin board at the Senior Center, as well as the calendars posted at the Senior Center, General Store, Post Office, Twp. Office, Library and our website for any last-minute events that are not planned far enough in advance to get them on the calendar in time for this publication! Please be aware that our website has not been updated recently, we are working hard to resolve the software issues preventing us from updating the website.

As the season winds down and summer comes to an end, let’s remember how blessed we are to enjoy this beautiful island and the small-town community we call home! The number of people attending our regularly scheduled weekly activities has continued to grow during the summer months and we love seeing new faces join our troops!!! If you haven’t already done so, I hope you’ll come to visit us here at the Senior Center! That’s it for Senior Center News September 2019.