Adams County Senior Citizens News

Last updated: February 12. 2014 3:18PM - 317 Views

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The Senior Citizens office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of President’s Day. FYI: this month celebrates two of the most famous and honored Presidents of the United States. Our first president, George Washington was born Feb. 22 and our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln was born Feb. 12. The Monday Holiday Law combined the observance of Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays into one day (President’s Day), which now honors all former U.S. presidents on the third Monday of February.

Please be advised that we have moved out of the former hospital building on Wilson Drive but unfortunately, we are not ready to move in to our new facility at this time. While our staff is still currently working from our temporary site at the former Instant Tax Service building located at 25 Willow Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693 the date is approaching when we will be able to complete our move to the former West Union Flower Shop. We will post information regarding this upcoming date as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued patience and support. Also, the current numbers for our agency will be working but only for taking messages which will be retrieved at various times daily. Otherwise, we will utilize cell phone numbers for your convenience as follows: Main Agency 937-779-7862; Secondary Agency 937-779-7909; Homecare 937-779-2081; Transportation 937-779-7375; and H.C. Billing 937-779-7373. We ask your continued patience as we will work very hard to accommodate the needs of our consumers.

Due to our move, many activities normally held at the Senior Center will be temporarily on hold until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume activities and exercise programs as soon as we settle in at our new location.

AARP Tax Preparers will not be providing service in Adams County at the present time. If you need assistance, please call 937-393-4745 for the Hillsboro location and for the Georgetown location we have a corrected phone number of 937-378-6603. Any further changes will be announced in the local newspapers and our senior news column.

Have you dug out of all the snow, ice and other yucky stuff we’ve had lately or have you decided to be like the groundhog and hibernate awhile longer? Well, when you decide to venture out, be very careful not to fall, be sure you bundle up and dress warmly in layers. Hypothermia can set in very quickly so you need to cover your ears and nose and put on your gloves. We want you to stay safe, warm and healthy. Spring will be here before you know it.

With February being American Heart Month, here are some basic facts concerning heart attacks:

*A heart attack occurs when a coronary artery becomes blocked.

*A heart is always a medical emergency that should be treated in a hospital coronary care unit.

*Aspirin and other stronger clot-dissolving drugs can prevent heart damage.

*If blood flow is not restored within hours, the oxygen-starved part of the heart muscle dies which can result in permanent heart damage or even death.

H.E.A.P. (Home Energy Assistance Program) season is here. This federally funded program is designed to help eligible Ohioans meet the cost of home heating this winter. Again, here at the Senior Center our emphasis is placed on reaching the elderly, 60+, homebound and/or disabled. We have applications and an Out-Reach Aide available to assist you for the State HEAP. If you need Emergency HEAP, please contact ABCAP at 1-800-233-7891. For more information call Teresa at 544-3979 and leave a message or you may call our temporary agency cell number at 937-779-7862. At this time, we will be unable to accommodate walk-ins. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Just a Thought: There are two great gifts we can give to our loved ones who are getting older. One is safety and security and the other is as much independence as possible.

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