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Don’t forget! The Manchester Young In Heart Club will be having their carry-in dinner/meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27 at noon (weather permitting) in their community building. Then, the following Tuesday, March 4, the Peebles Senior Citizens will meet at noon at the Peebles Church of Christ on Steam Furnace Road (again, weather permitting). These meetings are all covered dish, carry-in meals and any senior 60+ is welcome and invited to attend. Get out and shake off the winter blues and enjoy some fun, good food and great fellowship.

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. Thank you, Administration.

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 937-378-6603 for the Georgetown location. Any further changes will be announced in the local newspapers and our senior news column.

What’s the right answer to someone calling you on the phone and asking you this question? “Can I please have your Social Security number?” The answer should always be, “No!” There are very few times are you legally required to give out this number to anyone. If you just automatically give it to then, you may be falling into an identity theft trap. If someone calls you on the phone or comes to your door offering you a deal that you know is too good to be true, nine times out of ten – it is! The best thing to do is just tell them you are not interested and shut the door or hang up the phone. It’s not being rude, it’s being smart! The longer they can keep talking to you, the better chance they have to get information you really don’t want them to have or to talk you into something that you really don’t want to do. Be smart and don’t be scammed!

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: The only thing you can really control in this life is your own attitude and once in a while, it needs an adjustment.

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