(Posted May 10, 2018)
The Madison County Senior Center is celebrating National Senior Citizens Week with a full slate of activities. The center is located at 280 W. High St., London.
For details on any of the special events or the ongoing programs and activities, visit www.mcsenior.org, look for “Madison County Senior Citizens Center” on Facebook, or call (740) 852-3001.
Monday, May 14: Bring a friend (55 or older) for lunch and activities. Everyone who buys a lunch that day will be entered in a drawing for a five-lunch pass. The drawing is set for 1 p.m. Entrants need not be present to win.
Regular center activities on Mondays include an indoor walking and exercise class at 8:30 a.m., chair volleyball at 9 a.m., crocheting, knitting and needle crafts at 9:30 a.m., sitting and strengthening exercises at 10:30 a.m., and euchre at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15: Senior Fair Day will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and feature more than 30 vendors offering information on a wide array of topics pertinent to seniors. Additionally, the London Police Department will be on hand to collect unwanted and unused prescription drugs for disposal.
Vendors and agencies taking part in Senior Fair Day include:
Aetna Better Health of Ohio
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
Columbus Veterans Administration
Employment for Seniors
Friends of Madison Co. Parks & Trails
London Public Library
Loving Care Home Health & Hospice
Madison County EMD
Madison County Public Health
Madison Senior Living
Dr. Paul Niswander, audiologist
Ohio Consumers Council
Ohio Department of Insurance
Rehab at Home
Timothy Stonecipher, attorney at law
SUN Behavioral Columbus
Regular center activities on Tuesdays include a quilting class from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., bowling at Madison Lanes from 10 a.m. to noon, Rays of Hope for Seasons of Life support group at 1:30 p.m., cards and billiards at 5 p.m., beginner line dancing at 5 p.m., and advanced line dancing at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16: The center’s Senior Line Dancers and dulcimer group will perform together at noon.
Regular center activities on Wednesdays include an indoor walking and exercise class at 8:30 a.m., chair volleyball at 9 a.m., woodcarvers at 9:30 a.m., aerobics and strengthening class at 10:30 a.m., bridge at 12:05 p.m., yoga at 1 p.m., and diabetes and weight loss support group at 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 17: Center visitors are invited to wear their favorite sports team apparel.
Regular center activities on Thursdays include chair volleyball at 9 a.m. Fun bingo takes place at 9 a.m. on certain Thursdays; the next session is May 17.
Friday, May 18: The week’s festivities culminate in an ice cream social featuring homemade ice cream and toppings of your choice.
Regular center activities on Fridays include an indoor walking and exercise class at 8:30 a.m., painting class with Harry Croghan at 9 a.m., and movie and popcorn at 1 p.m. Chimes are slated for certain Fridays; the next session is May 18.
The Madison County Senior Center’s governing board members are: Misty Bradley, executive director; Donna Sheridan, president; Jerry Tompkins, vice president; Shirley Witwer, secretary; Jean King, Eilene Duncan, Loretta Anthony, Jean King, Sharon Manion and Steve Saltsman.