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By MELODY STAPELTON



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The Adams County Fair is over for another year and we had some decent weather for a change! Many thanks to those of you who stopped by our booth at Merchant’s Hall and visited us! Senior Citizens/Veteran’s Day last Wednesday did bring in a diverse group of people and to all Veteran’s and current Service Personnel, we thank you for your service. Our appreciation goes to Marsha McCormick from OSU Extension and the other local agencies for taking time to help make Senior Citizens Day informative and fun at the Administration Building. We hope you make plans to attend next year.


Schedule of Events


The Adams County Senior Citizens schedule of events for the rest of the month of July are as follows: Gentle Chair Yoga will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, and Tai Chi class will be from 9:30 to10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31. The Scrappy Quilters Club have temporarily postponed gathering at our location during the summer months. We will keep you posted on when they will resume meeting here. A representative from Beltone will be at our agency from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 25 only. Please call Mary at 740-353-1021 to schedule an appointment. An Open House will be scheduled in the near future. We will keep you posted on additional information for this welcoming event, however feel free to come in anytime and check out the new building. Our office numbers are: Main Agency 937-544-3979; Fax 937-544-7149; Home Care 937-544-7156; Senior Center 937-544-7459. Our new address is: 10835 state Route 41S, West Union, Ohio 45693. We look forward to continuing to serve our seniors from our new location.


The ABCAP Summer Cooling Program continues now through Aug. 31. This program can provide assistance on your electric bill and possibly provide an air conditioner, as long as the household has not previously received one within the past three years. For appointments, any additional information and/or eligibility requirements, please call HEAP at ABCAP at 1-800-233-7891.


Carry-In Dinner


Mark your calendar to join the Manchester Young In Heart Club for their Carry-in dinner/meeting on Thursday, July 31 at Noon held at the Manchester Community Building. Any senior 60 and over is welcome to attend and you don’t have to be a member. Just bring a covered dish, treat or other goodie and enjoy a good company, a tasty meal and loving fellowship. They have a lot of fun doing various themes throughout the year. Join them and get reacquainted with some “old” friends you haven’t seen for a while or make some new ones.


One Day at a Time


Does life seems scary sometimes? You are not alone. Fear is a human thing. Every one of us, at one time or another is afraid of the unknown. It seems the older we get and the more difficult it is to do things for ourselves, like we used to, the easier it is to find time for worry and anxiety. While that may be normal, if we allow fear to get the upper hand, that’s when it truly become unhealthy. Fear can make us tense, irritable and unhappy. It can interfere greatly with our everyday lives. One way to keep worry and/or fear from getting the best of you is to face it head-on and learn what you can do to help you deal with it. If there is something you can change to control or overcome your fear, then do it. If you can’t worry isn’t going to help one bit. Think about it, most of the time the things we are so fearful of and stress out about, don’t even happen. Remember, life consists of just one day at a time. The past can be nice to remember but don’t brood over it or second guess what might have been. The future is nice to look forward to but not to worry about what may or may not happen. Today, this moment, is really enough to deal with – so make the most of it.


Telephone Reassurance


Did you know that every weekday morning, calls are made from the Senior Center to those seniors living alone, just to make sure they are all right? If we fail to get an answer, we try to get in though with a contact person or neighbor who can go and check on the. This is just one of the many services we offer that most people don’t know about. If you know of someone who would benefit from this service, please call the Senior Center at 937-544-3979.


Just a Thought


Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year — it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. ~Author Unknown.


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