'Living with Alzheimer's' (2-28-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 February 2014 10:28
Wood County Hospital, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter will host "Living with Alzheimer's," a three-part series for people with Alzheimer's or related dementia being offered on Thursdays in March.
The free program will meet March 6, 13, and 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wood County Hospital Meeting Rooms, 950 W. Wooster St.
The program will focus on the person who has memory changes due to Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Topics will include memory changes, everyday coping skills, building a support system, and hope. Individuals with early stage memory loss, who are experiencing forgetfulness, mild confusion, or difficulty finding the right words are most likely to benefit from this series.
Family and friends of individuals affected by this disease are also welcome to attend this event.  However, caregivers could benefit more by attending other programs provided by the Alzheimer's Association that are specifically designed to assist those who provide direct care.
To register or for more information, call the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900.
Senior Briefs: 2-28-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 28 February 2014 10:06
Learn to master soup at  Portage Valley class

PEMBERVILLE - Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle Community's Chef Reggie Hall will be hosting a cooking class on Tuesday, March 18 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the facility at 20311 Pemberville Road.
He will offer a soup-making lesson to demonstrate how he creates some of the popular soups that are served at Portage Valley.  
A soup and salad luncheon will be served following the class. Reservations are required. Call Jaime at 419-833-8917.

New Adventures Group   to try encaustic painting

The Wood County Senior Center's New Adventures Group is for those looking for new adventures.
Next up, seniors in this group are invited to experience Encaustic Painting at Fuzed Studio, 114 W. South Boundary, Perrysburg, on Wednesday, March 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Senior Briefs: 2-21-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 February 2014 09:25
SilverSneakers and Prime passes accepted in BG
The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department will now be accepting Healthways SilverSneakers and Prime enrollments beginning Monday at the Bowling Green National Guard Training and Community Center.
All eligible Silver Sneakers and Prime participants are invited to join and are asked to bring their insurance card at the time of enrollment. Current Community Center pass holders who qualify for these programs will be enrolled after their current pass expires.
The BG Community Center hours are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For more about enrollment, contact BG Parks and Recreation at 419-354-6223 or online, visit (Parks and Recreation link).

Perrysburg Commons delivers Heart-a-Grams to area seniors
PERRYSBURG - Perrysburg Commons offered a way for the community to say "Happy Valentine's Day" to a special senior citizen in their life.  The Commons took orders for a delivery of a complimentary Valentine's box filled with a half dozen heart-shaped cookies, along with a message from the caller, to anyone over the age of 65 residing in Perrysburg.
During the week of Feb. 10 Perrysburg Commons hit the streets to make the deliveries to more than 40 households.  
"It was so nice to make Valentine's Day special for many folks. We received many hugs and smiles," said Susan Snoddy, admissions director.
Senior Events Calendar: (2-21-14) PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 21 February 2014 09:26
The following events will take place the week of Feb. 23 - March 1 at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green.
9 a.m.  Class: Get Fit by Video
10:30 a.m.  Intergenerational Fun Day with All About the Kids. Theme: Static Electricity
Noon Lunch:  Country-fried Steak or Honey Mustard Chicken Breast
1 p.m. Wii Bowling
1 p.m.  Class: Water Fitness, Bowling Green Care Center, 850 W. Poe; $15 for 6 weeks, register
1-4 p.m.  Contract Bridge and Euchre
2:15 p.m.  Class: Water Fitness, BG Care Center

10 a.m.  Class: Club FIT: registration required
Noon Lunch:  Ham & Broccoli Royale or Chicken Wings
1 p.m.  Movie: Bonnie & Clyde Justified
1 p.m.  Class: Zumba; $20 for 8 weeks, register
1-3 p.m.  Program: Pickleball, Rossford Community Rec Center, 400 Dixie Highway; fee, register
3 - 4 p.m.  Class: I-Pad Try Before You Buy taught by BGSU students; $5 for manual; pre-register
4:30 p.m.  Readers Caf√©: Featured book: "The Spectacular Now" by Tharp, pre-register
5:30 p.m.  Dinner: Basil Pork Stew, wilted lettuce
6 p.m.  Dominoes
6 p.m.  Movie: Bonnie & Clyde Justified
7 p.m.  Family Support Group: for family of someone with mental illness, 541 W. Wooster, BG
Nominate an outstanding older Ohioan for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 February 2014 09:26
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Aging is accepting nominations for outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2014 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame.
Individuals and organizations interested in nominating a neighbor, colleague, family member or friend may visit for more information, to submit a nomination or download the nomination form.
"So many of our older Ohioans - our Golden Buckeyes - are defined not by their age, but by the good work they have done and continue to do," said Bonnie K. Burman, director of the department.
"The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honors the vital roles our elders play in their communities, across the state and nationwide, while it promotes the benefits of active, productive and purposeful living at all points in our lives."
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