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Senior Briefs: 03-21-14 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Friday, 21 March 2014 09:06
Seniors' health fair April 3 in Perrysburg
PERRYSBURG - A Health and Safety Fair for seniors and caregivers will be held April 3 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the gymnasium of St. Rose School. It is located at 215 E. Front St., directly behind St. Rose Church.
The fair will feature information on local resources for seniors. Home health agencies, care advocates, parish nurses, Realtors, movers, funeral planners, senior communities and more will be represented.
Light breakfast and lunch options will be provided by the event sponsors: St. Clare Commons, a Franciscan Living Community on Five Point Road near U.S. 25; St. Rose; and the Fab 50-Plus Club.
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Senior Events Calendar: 03-21-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 March 2014 09:04
The following events will take place the week of March 23-29 at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green.
MONDAY
9 a.m.  Class: Get Fit by Video
10-11 a.m.  Class: Advance I-Pad taught by BGSU Students Cost: $5 for manual advance registration required
Noon-Lunch:  Hamburger or Hot Dog
1 p.m.  Wii Bowling
1 p.m.  Class: Water Fitness, Bowling Green Care Center, 850 W. Poe, Bowling Green; $15 for 6 weeks, advance registration required
1-4 p.m.  Contract Bridge and Euchre
2 p.m.  Class: Water Fitness, BG Care Center
2:30-4 p.m.  Class: Pots & Plans Cooking: Topic "The Pressure is On" - advance registration required
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BGSU retirees hold February social event PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 March 2014 09:32
Chris and Ellen Dalton hosted the fifteenth Bowling Green State University Retirees Association (BGSURA) cocktail party, an event that has become popular through the years, on Feb. 25.  
The Daltons had renovated their newly purchased Scott Boulevard home for a year before moving in, bringing brightness and comfort to it including such touches as wooden floors and embroidered dining room chairs.
The first such cocktail party took place at the home of Roger and Betty Jean Anderson on Feb. 22, 2008 and was co-hosted by Wally and Diane Pretzer.  Since then, Wally Pretzer, who was BGSURA's activities chairman at the time, instituted the arrangement by which the party attendees bring beverages for themselves and appetizers to share.  The Andersons hosted a second time under this new arrangement.
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Senior Briefs: 03-14-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 March 2014 09:33
Girton to discuss WWII battle at Heritage
Local World War II veteran Elmer Girton will speak on the topic of the Battle of the Bulge next Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Georgian Room of Heritage Corner Assisted Living.
Girton, a Bowling Green resident, served with Patton's Third Army in the European Theater. 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Bulge, which began with a surprise German assault in December 1944. His talk is open to the public.
Heritage is located at 1069 Klotz Road.
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Senior center hosts cholesterol screening PDF Print E-mail
Written by GEOFF BURNS BGSU Journalism student   
Friday, 14 March 2014 09:20
The Wood County Committee On Aging (WCCOA) hosted its most recent cholesterol screening last Friday at the senior center in Bowling Green.
The funds for the supplies of the screening such as needles to draw a patient's blood, processing scanner and utensils to check blood pressure are provided from the amount of money the WCCOA receives from its patients.
Director of Social Services Lisa Myers said funding the cholesterol screenings is not an issue because not only do the payments from the patients contribute toward the service it hosts, but the senior center provides some funding as well. They look back to previous years to see how many tools they should have available.
"We only order the supplies a month before the clinic," Myers said. "We recently have been trying to promote it and now that we do it's been helping out."
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