(Posted May 13, 2015)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Senior Citizens Week is the perfect time to review what area senior centers have to offer.
Pleasant Valley Senior Center
390 Allgyer Dr., Plain City
Hours: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Annual membership dues: $15 per couple or $10 per individual
Age requirement: 55 and older (exceptions made for wheelchair-bound individuals and others with handicaps)
Lunch service: 11:30 a.m., complete meals with lots of variety, $2.50; community birthday lunches held the first Thursday of each month (anyone celebrating a birthday that month eats free)
– Lunch trips to area restaurants, 11 a.m. second Monday of the month, transportation by Madison County Ride
– Potluck supper, 5:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month
– Quilting, 9 a.m., Tuesdays
– Grocery store trips, 10 a.m., Wednesdays, transportation pro-vided
– Bingo, 1 p.m., Thursdays
– Euchre, 12:15 p.m., Fridays
– Dominoes after lunch most weekdays
– Chair exercises, 12:15, some Tuesdays
Special upcoming activities: Spaghetti dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. June 13 at the center. Cookout on July Fourth.
For more information: Call Sue Staples, 873-8870, to learn more about the center’s activities. Call Luann England, 873-8819, to learn more about the apartments available for individuals age 55 and older.
Jeffersonian Senior Center
28 E. Main St. (behind the village water department)
Hours: Members meet at the center at 11 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month for a potluck lunch and meeting. Some meetings feature guest speakers; others end with bingo.
Annual membership dues: $5
Age requirement: 50 or older
Special services: Commodity food supplement for poverty-level seniors age 60 or older who meet financial criteria, openings still available, distribution the fourth Friday of the month from noon to 2 p.m. Transportation for medical-related needs, such as prescription pick-ups and doctor appointments.
Fundraisers: The center is renting out indoor table space for the Route 40 yard sale and will be open throughout the sale weekend, May 28-June 1.
Special upcoming activities: Senior citizens picnic on June 17 at Battelle-Darby Metro Park with a trip to see the park’s bison and new Nature Center.
For more information: Call the center at (614) 879-7620 and leave a message, or call Ada Cochran, vice president, (614) 879-7979.
Madison County Senior Center
280 W. High St., London
Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Friday; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday
Annual membership: $15
Age requirement: 55 and older
Lunch service: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The public is welcome (any age). Meals are $4 for seniors and $4.75 for all others. Carryout meals are $4.75 for all ages. A cup of soup is $1; a bowl is $1.50; a side dish is 50 cents.
– Mondays—9 a.m., chair volleyball; 9:30 a.m., crocheting, knitting and needle crafts; 10:30 a.m., sitting exercises and strengthening; 1 p.m., euchre
– Tuesdays—9 a.m., quilting class; 10 a.m., bowling at Madison Lanes; 1:30 p.m., Rays of Hope for Seasons of Life support group; 4:45 p.m., tai chi for arthritis; 5 p.m., cards, checkers, Mexican train dominos; 6 p.m., line dancing.
– Wednesdays—9 a.m., chair volleyball; 9:30 a.m., woodcarvers; 10:30 a.m., aerobics; 12:15 p.m., bridge; 1:15 p.m., chair yoga stretch; 7 p.m., public bingo
– Thursdays—9 a.m., chair volleyball; 9 a.m., fun bingo
– Fridays—9 a.m., painting class; 10 a.m., chimes (some weeks)
Special upcoming activities: Yard sale at the senior center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 12. Senior Day at the Ohio State Fair, Aug. 4. Snooty Fox thrift shops in Cincinnati, Sept. 11. La Comedia trip, Oct. 8.
For more information: Go to www.mcsenior.org.or call (740) 852-3001.
Senior Center Governing Board: Misty Bradley, executive director; Tim Stonecipher, president; Joe Slagle, vice president; Shirley Witwer, secretary; Ada Cochran, Ron Cress, Dave Deck, Larry Gessel, Jean King and Sharon Manion.