Fulton County Senior Center Announces Summer News & Events

The Fulton County Senior Center has a variety of events for area seniors to take advantage of during the warm summer months. All Fulton County Seniors are invited to an Open House Celebration at the new location of the Fayette Senior Center on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:00 am. Enjoy musical entertainment by local singing group, Nostalgia, along with cookies and coffee. Seniors are welcome to stay for lunch at noon. Lunch reservations can be made by July 20 with Karen at 419-337-9299. The event will be held at the Fayette Family Life Center across the street from United Methodist Church, at 305 East Main Street, Fayette, OH 43521. Please RSVP for the event.

Bagged candy, hot drink mixes, baking supplies, trail mix, pie crusts, frozen beef and pork, fresh deli items, baked goods; these are only a few of the hundreds of items offered at Homestead Bulk Food Store in West Unity, Ohio. A morning shopping trip on Wednesday, July 6 will be offered to visit there. Seniors will meet at the Wauseon Senior Center at 9:15 am to depart and will return to the Wauseon Senior Center in time for lunch. Suggested transportation donation is $1.00. Space is limited. Sign up with Beth and make lunch reservation with Karen at 419-337-9299. Homestead accepts cash, check and credit cards. Note: there are two steps up into the store.

The Senior Center plans to take a day trip to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Museum and Home in Fremont, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 19. This is the first presidential library and museum in the United States, debuting in 1916. View nearly 2,000 artifacts that illustrate the life and times of Rutherford B. Hayes, his family, and Ohio history. Major additions were made in 1922 and 1968.

Both the museum and the home will be open for the group to tour. The museum was renovated in 2016. The home was renovated in 2013. Elevators are available for use. Meet at the Wauseon site at 9:30 am. Suggested donation of $20 covers admission to the museum, presidential home and transportation. Bring money for lunch at Jimmy G’s BBQ. Please note: this trip requires a lot of walking. Travelers who, for any reason, are not able to travel without assistance must be accompanied by a companion who is responsible for caring for their needs. The Senior Center staff are responsible for the welfare of all that are on the day trip and cannot be a caregiver for one person. Space is limited. Call Beth at 419-337-9299 to sign up.

On Wednesday, August 10 from 10 to noon, Val Edwards, Information & Referral Specialist, will take appointments at the Delta Public Library. Get help understanding insurance bills, Medicare, completing applications, and more. On Thursday, August 18, Val will take appointments from 10 to noon at the Swanton Library. On Tuesday, August 23, Val will be at the Evergreen Library in Metamora from 10 to noon. On Thursday, August 25, she will be in the Wyse Commons Library on the Fairlawn campus, Archbold, from 10 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.

The Senior Center has many events planned in the upcoming months for seniors to enjoy. Seniors are invited to ride along on a day trip to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum on Tuesday, August 23, in Auburn, Indiana. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg facility was a factory where cars were hand-assembled, rather than mass-produced. The museum is organized into seven galleries that display about 125 cars and related exhibits such as restored Auburn Automobile company offices.

Some exhibits have interactive kiosks that allow visitors to hear the sounds the car makes and to see related videos and photographs that show details of what is under the hood of the car. Elevators are available for use. Meet at the Wauseon site at 8:15 am. Suggested donation of $15 covers museum admission and transportation. Bring money for lunch at the Pizza Forum which serves specialty pizzas plus wings, subs and Italian dishes. Please note: this trip requires a lot of walking. Travelers who, for any reason, are not able to travel without assistance must be accompanied by a companion who is responsible for caring for their needs. The Senior Center staff are responsible for the welfare of all that are on the day trip and cannot be a caregiver for one person. Space is limited. Call Beth at 419-337-9299 to sign up.

Plan ahead for this great opportunity to see Ohio’s fall colors. The Senior Center is offering an overnight trip. This excursion will be an Ohio Amish Country Getaway and will depart Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00 am and travel by charter bus to Berlin, Ohio for lunch and shopping. Other stops include Walnut Creek Cheese, the musical “Mennonite Girls Can Cook!”, lodging at Carlisle Inn in Sugar Creek, as well as visits to Warther Museum of wood carvings and Lehman’s Hardware Store in Kidron. We will return the evening of Wednesday, October 12. See Beth for a registration/payment form, which is due by August 1.

The Fulton County Senior Center would like to thank volunteer medical transportation driver Bob Lehman and his wife, Lenore who recently donated a handicapped accessible van to the Senior Center after recognizing the need for a second van. “I had been driving our seniors to and from medical appointments. Recently I was trained on the one and only van equipped for handicapped transportation. I took a lot of people around the county and saw that one van was not meeting the needs of the seniors in our county,” Bob said. Bob and Lenore were interested in making a donation to the senior center. “The need isn’t five years or ten years from now. The need is now,” Bob explained. Bob said he is very happy to be able to personally see the positive difference this minivan makes in the lives of seniors on a daily and weekly basis. “It’s the best thing we ever did. It’s something I am proud of,” Bob added.

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