What’s going on at senior centers near you

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Messenger photo by Mike Munden Bob Hillard lines up a shot during a friendly game of billiards at the Madison County Senior Center in London. Watching are: (from left) William Koerner, Marc Stanley and Bob Estheimer. The group plays in a league, as well as just for fun.
Messenger photo by Mike Munden
Bob Hillard lines up a shot during a friendly game of billiards at the Madison County Senior Center in London. Watching are: (from left) William Koerner, Marc Stanley and Bob Estheimer. The group plays in a league, as well as just for fun.

(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)

Regular activities:

– 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.

Regular activities:

– 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.

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