Senior Events Calendar: 01-10-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 January 2014 09:17
The following events will take place the week of Jan. 12-18 at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 N. Main St., Bowling Green.
9 a.m.  Class: Get Fit by Video
11:15 a.m. Program: Elder Exploitation - Judge David Woessner, Wood County Probate Court
Noon Lunch: Baked Chicken or Swedish Meatballs
1 p.m. Wii Bowling
1 p.m.  Class: Water Fitness, Bowling Green Care Center, 850 W. Poe; $15 for 6 weeks, advance registration
1-4 p.m.  Contract Bridge and Euchre
1:30 p.m. Parkinson's Support Group
2:15 p.m.  Class: Water Fitness, BG Care Center
2:30 p.m.  Alzheimer's Support Group
4 p.m.  Trip: Mystery Restaurant; $2, advance registration
Week's snow, chills are reminders to check on senior neighbors, friends PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 January 2014 09:15
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The heavy snows and extremely cold air mass which invaded Ohio during the past 10 days saw residents coping with sub-zero temperatures and extreme wind chill values across much of the state, according to the National Weather Service.
It's been a reminder that for a variety of reasons, older adults may have a harder time adjusting to extreme conditions. Older adults lose body heat more quickly and are more susceptible to hypothermia.
The Ohio Department of Aging encourages all Ohioans to check in on older loved ones and neighbors during cold temperatures and snowstorms this winter to ensure that they have the resources they need to stay safe and healthy.
Cold weather warning brings potential dangers for area senior citizens PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 January 2014 09:55
With dangerously cold temperatures in the forecast, now is the time for seniors and their loved ones to brush up on cold weather safety tips.
"Winter can be a difficult time, as the harsh conditions especially impact seniors," said Jeff Huber, president of Home Instead Senior Care. "We want to make sure seniors and their loved ones are aware of simple ways they can stay safe and warm throughout the season."
Those over the age of 65 account for nearly half of all hypothermia deaths. As the body ages, the ability to maintain a normal internal body temperature decreases, creating an insensitivity to moderately cold temperatures. Seniors may not realize they are putting themselves at risk until symptoms appear. Symptoms of hypothermia include: shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech and drowsiness. If symptoms are present, immediate medical attention is necessary.
BGSU retirees hold annual holiday party at Wolfe home PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 January 2014 09:00
NORTH BALTIMORE - For the fourth time, Dr. Ralph Wolfe hosted the BGSU Retirees' Association's December cocktail party. It was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Dec. 19.  
In attendance were 72 people, who brought their own beverages and hors d'oeuvres to share.
Wolfe was once again assisted by Vi Jacobs.  In addition, the following took part in the event:  Neal and Darlene Allen, Roger and Betty Jean Anderson, Charlie and Barbara Applebaum, Jim and Joan Bissland, Clif and Judy Boutelle, Carole Bradford, Bowling Green Mayor Richard Edwards and his wife Nadine, Gaylyn and Jan Finn, Ron and Sharon Gargasz, Ted Groat and Peggy Giordano, Sue Hager, and Milt and Lee Hakel.
Emmy Hann, Ted and Phyllis Hartwell, Tom Hern, Sally Kilmer, Tom Kinney, Bill and Emily Lake, Betty Laukhuf, Eugene and Rita Klotz, Elden Martin, Lisa Mattiace (chief of staff in the BGSU
Senior Briefs: 01-03-14 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 03 January 2014 09:46
Shingles vaccine seminar offered at Portage Valley
PEMBERVILLE - On Jan. 16, Otterbein Portage Valley Senior Lifestyle Community on Pemberville Road will host a seminar from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. about the Shingles vaccine that is now available.
Rite Aid Pharmacy and Gentiva Home Health will be co-sponsors of the event.
Almost one out of three people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. The risk increases as people age. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) suggests that people 60 years of age or older get vaccinated.  Find out about how you can receive the vaccine.  A question and answer session will be included in the event.   
To make reservations, call Jaime Brown at 419-833-8917.
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