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The Adams County Senior Citizens are planning another “New York City Red-eye Shopping & Sightseeing” trip on April 11-13. The pick up location will be at the Comfort Inn in Piketon at approximately 6:30 pm. There will be a stop at McDonald’s (on your own) en-route to New York City, travelling through the night with restroom stops as needed every 2-3 hours. There will be a stop in New Jersey for you to change clothes and freshen up and you may also eat breakfast (on your own) at the McDonald’s here or you can eat after you arrive in the city. Please be as quick as possible and considerate to fellow passengers so we can get into the city by 7:30-8 a.m. Drop off will be at 43rd & 8th Avenue, in front of the McDonald’s, two blocks from Times Square. Once you are dropped off, you are on your own to enjoy the city for shopping, sightseeing or a matinee Broadway show. You will have approximately 13 hours in the city. phe Price is $130.00/person for transportation to and from New York City. Seats for this trip are limited so please contact the Senior Center as soon as possible to secure your seat.

Get out those paint brushes, dust off the camera, put on your thinking caps, and design your masterpiece to get ready to enter the 32nd annual Senior Citizens Art Show/Photography/Essay/Poetry Contest sponsored by Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. This year’s show will be held on May 27 – May 30, and June 2 –June 6 at the Esther Allen Greer Museum and Gallery on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.

The Artist’s Tea will be held on Friday, June 6 from 1- 3 p.m. We have all the rules, regulations and entry forms at the Senior Center that you may pick up at your convenience. All entries must be in our office by April 21. Adams County has had some really big winners in the past and we are looking forward to more this year. For more information please call at 937-544-3979 (please leave a message).

The Panhandlers Homemakers will have a quilt show featuring crafted Christmas quilts on April 12 at the Stone Chapel Church located on Compton Hill Road from 1-4 p.m. with a bed turning at 2:30 p.m. Donations are welcome and all proceeds will go toward local cancer patients. Everyone is welcome. Please come on out, show your support and share the early “holiday” spirit.

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 & our senior news column.

FYI: State Extends Energy Assistance Program. This is for the Winter Crisis Program (or Emergency program). The deadline has now been extended from March 31 to April 15. Please contact ABCAP at 1-800-233-7891 to set up appointment or if you have questions regarding this program.

There is still time to apply for H.E.A.P. (Home Energy Assistance Program). 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: Get grounded. Plan your gardens and go play in the dirt. When you connect with nature, you connect to all living things and by sifting your hands through some soil, you can open yourself to nature’s healing and grounding qualities.

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