The senior spotlight for the month of May is on Archbold’s Jenny Miller. Jenny was born on Mother’s Day. She was married to Richard Miller for nearly 59 years until his passing in May 2015. Jenny and Richard had five daughters, four of which still reside in northwest Ohio. Jenny never considered raising her girls as a job. She loves children and modeled work and play on the family farm as they grew. Jenny also has six grandsons, one granddaughter, three great-grandsons, and a great-granddaughter. Bill Rose, one of Jenny’s son-in-laws, comes to visit her three times a week when she stops at the Archbold Senior Center. “I think he is such a good person. He watches out for me, just like he would if he were my son,” Jenny explained. As well as Bill, Jenny enjoys spending time with the Site Aide Tracey Wanner.
Did you know that emergency contact information could be added to your driving record? If you are in an auto accident or another emergency occurs, family members can be quickly and easily notified by law enforcement officials all thanks to this free service. Get on www.fultoncountyoh.com where you can add, edit, or view your next of kin information. Once on the website click on Government then choose Sheriff. On the left side of the page, click on services. A list entitled “Useful Links” will then appear. On that list will be Next of Kin – Emergency Contact Information. Find it and choose click here. This will take you to the Ohio Department of Public Safety website which allows you to securely log in and input your next of kin information. You will need to type in your driver’s license number or the number off your BMV letter. Next, under “Menu,” click on View/Edit your Next of Kin/Emergency Contact Information.
Are you 60 years old and interested in improving balance, flexibility, and/or strength? Fall are more common than strokes and can be prevented. Engage with an instructor from Area Office on Aging and learn simple ways to increase your strength and balance among other healthy living tips. You could also participate in A Matter of Balance, a free program to be offered at the Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton Street, Wauseon, beginning Monday, June 5 and concluding June 28; every Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Call Beth at 419-337-9299 to sign up for the class and to reserve a noon lunch.
Please note, the fee for the toe nail clinic was changed to $15 beginning on April 3. As always, call early for an appointment, tell us if you are diabetic, and soak your feet 30 minutes before you arrive for the appointment.
Our Senior Center programs, events and daily operations run smoothly thanks to more than 30 valuable volunteers that share their time and skills with our seniors. Thank you to the following volunteers: Elena Alvarez, John Bamonte, Paul Barnaby, Tom Blosser, Ken Brink, Dave Case, Janet & Larry Cochran, Beth Cook, Joann Cousino, Don Dunkle, JoAnn Echler, Donna Gamber, Alicia Glover, Susan Henry, Bob & Lenore Lehman, Dennis Linehan, Sally Lutz, Barb Pfost, Sue & Roger Rohrs, Linda & Mike Reetz, Al Scheorner, Barb Schroeder, Joe Sutton, Becky Thatcher, Howard & Judy Warncke, Linda Warren, and Jeri Wright.
Our Wauseon kitchen staff starts early each weekday to prepare a few hundred meals for our sites and home-delivered meal recipients. If you receive home-delivered meals, please remember the following: If you are unable to be home for your meal delivery, please contact us so we do not deliver your meal. Did you know you can choose which meals you would like for the month and give the list to your driver? Which do you prefer? Liver and onions or the alternative? We must know one week in advance so we know how much food to order. Changes in meal preferences cannot be accepted on the day the meal is served. Please restrain all pets during the time of meal delivery for the safety of your driver. If you plan to eat lunch on site, make your lunch reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Please cancel if you are unable to keep your site lunch reservation so we can prepare an accurate number of meals. Thank you for doing your part to help us make your dining experience a positive one.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers the following tips to help you avoid being scammed. Never “pay to play”. You cannot win a lottery, contest, or sweepstakes you did not enter. A legitimate sweepstakes will ask you for money up front. Take your time. Scammers often claim an emergency hoping you will take quick action without checking out the situation. Check with loved ones. Before offering to help a grandchild or other loved one, call them to be sure the request is real. Neither Medicare nor Social Security will call your house asking for your personal information. They already have all your information and do not need you to provide it. Watch out for Medicare fraud!
On Wednesday, May 10, Val Edwards, Information & Referral Specialist, will take appointments from 10 am to noon at the Delta Library. Get help understanding Medicare and Social Security issues, insurance, bills, completing applications, and more. On Thursday, May 11, Val will be at the Swanton Library from 10 am to noon. Meet with Val at the Evergreen Library in Metamora from 10 am to noon on Tuesday, May 23. Thursday, May 25 is your opportunity to meet with Val in the Wyse Commons Library on the Fairlawn campus, Archbold, from 10 am to noon. Val’s services are offered at no cost to seniors in partnership with Wyse Commons and the local libraries. Please make an appointment in advance with Val for any of these dates by calling 419-337-9299.