Fulton County Senior Center Announces October Event Schedule

The Fulton County Senior Center offers Fulton county seniors multiple activities and services at its sites in Wauseon, Delta, Archbold, Swanton, and Fayette for the fall months.

Thanks to the care, concern and attention to detail of Peggy Rupp, hundreds of seniors from Fulton County have received reliable transportation to medical appointments all around northwest Ohio for almost two decades. Peggy began working with the Medical Transportation program at Fulton County Senior Center in November 1998. She has watched the fleet of vehicles increase from one to seven. She has watched the need for medical transportation for seniors grow steadily.

Currently, volunteers make an average of 105 trips per month and drive an average of 3,185 miles per month. Peggy coordinates every trip, matching volunteer drivers with seniors and overseeing trip details. Peggy said some seniors need transportation each week to dialysis or a series of rehabilitation therapy appointments following an injury. Others have recognized it is time to let someone else do the driving in Toledo and other cities. “I appreciate everything our volunteers do. This program could not run without those volunteers,” Peggy explained. At the end of October Peggy will retire, completing 19 years of service with Fulton County. Thank you, Peggy, for your dedication to the Senior Center.

Val Edwards, Information & Referral Specialist, will be available for extended hours at various locations to focus on Medicare Open Enrollment. Please make an appointment well in advance with Val for any of the following dates by calling 419-337-9299. The dates and locations are as follows: Wednesday, October 19, from 9:30 am to 4 pm at the Delta Library, Thursday, October 20, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Swanton Library, Tuesday, October 25, 10 am to 3 pm at the Evergreen Library, Metamora, and Thursday, October 27 from 9 am to 3 pm in the Wyse Commons Library on the Fairlawn campus, Archbold. These services are offered at no cost to seniors in partnership with Wyse Commons and the local libraries.

The Fulton County Senior Center would like to highlight volunteer Tom Blosser. It was his life experiences combined with his desire to help others that prepared him to volunteer as a medical transportation driver at the Senior Center. When he was 23, Tom worked as a house orderly at Bethesda Hospital in Cincinnati. For two years he enjoyed assisting patients. Later, he spent 22 years as a truck driver. Tom said it means a lot to him to be able to help seniors in Fulton County. He said he enjoys getting out and meeting different kinds of people. “The seniors appreciate it,” Tom said. “It’s a good feeling and you want to help out even more,” he added.

The Senior Centers in Wauseon, Archbold, Swanton, Delta, and Fayette offer a wide variety of activities, classes and day trips.

Highlights for the Wauseon site include Line Dance: Monday pm, Shopping: Tuesday pm, Tai Chi: every Tues. and Thurs., Food & Fitness: Tuesday at 10:00 am, Choir Practice: Tuesday pm, Pepper: Wednesday pm, Bingo: Thursday am, Birthday Party: first Friday, Gentle Movement: Mon. & Wed., Golden Drummers: Friday am, Toe Nail Clinic: November 16. Call early for appointment; $10.00 fee; soak feet for 30 minutes before you arrive.

Highlights for the Archbold site include Bingo: every Friday, Blood Pressure Check: first Wednesday, Birthday Lunch: first Friday, Bible Study: Monday morning, Toenail Clinic: October 19. Call early for appointment; $10.00 fee; soak feet for 30 minutes before you arrive.

Highlighted events for the Swanton site include Bingo: every Wednesday, Birthday Lunch: first Wednesday, Blood Pressure Check: second Monday, and Toenail Clinic: October 21. Call early for appointment; $10.00 fee; soak feet for 30 minutes before you arrive.

Highlights for the Fayette site include Bingo: every Thursday, Blood Pressure Check: every 3rd Tuesday, Birthday Lunch: first Thursday, Bible Study: 11th and 25th Toenail Clinic: October 25. Call early for appointment; $10.00 fee; soak feet for 30 minutes before you arrive.

Highlights for the Delta site include Bingo: every Thursday, Blood Pressure Check: second Tuesday, Birthday Lunch: first Thursday, Toenail Clinic: October 4. Call early for appointment; $10.00 fee; soak feet for 30 minutes before you arrive.

All area seniors are invited to the “Road to Wellness” event at the St. Caspar’s Church on Tuesday, October 4th.

For more information about any of the programs or services offered at the area senior centers, you may call the Wauseon center at 419-337-9299.

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