Bring your grandchild day! On August 13, at the Wauseon site, at 10:00 am, participate in Wii games, cards, shuffleboard or ladderball; enjoy lunch at noon; continue the fun and games after lunch. Grandchildren may join their grandparents for Bingo at 10:30 am, followed by lunch at noon at these locations: Swanton (Wed. Aug. 13); Fayette and Delta (Thurs. Aug. 14); Archbold (Fri. Aug. 15). Call 419-337-9299 by August 10 to make lunch reservations.
On Friday, August 22nd, the Senior Center is sponsoring an all-site field trip to Sauder Village, Archbold. The bus will leave the Wauseon senior site at 10:00 am and return around 3:00 pm. This field trip includes entrance to Sauder Village as well as a group lunch buffet at The Barn restaurant. Admission to The Village will cost up to $14. The lunch buffet will cost up to $10. The cost is determined by the number of participants. Suggested transportation donation is $2. You must sign up with Karen by August 15. Please pay in advance. Call 419-337-9299 to reserve a spot.
Sign up now to attend the AARP Driver Safety Course at the Wauseon site on September 29, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. This class will be open to all sites as well as the public. Sign up today — class is limited to 20 people. As a participant, you will need your current driver’s license and a current AARP membership card, if you have one. The class fee for AARP members is $15. The fee for non-AARP members is 20.00. Reserve your spot with Karen at 419-337-9299 before September 22. The four-hour class includes watching videos and reviewing basic laws of the road. According to AARP Safety Driving Instructor Leonard Stovall, left turn accidents and right of way accidents make up the highest percentage of elderly accidents. One of the difficulties can be deciding who should and should not be behind the wheel. According to Stovall, the class is “designed to have you address yourself as an individual, because of the fact that you’re aging… You have to make adjustments to whatever your shortcomings might be in order to maintain your ability to drive in a safe manner.” Stovall said some insurance companies will give discounts to those who participate in the course every three years.
Each facility in the county (Wauseon, Swanton, Delta, Archbold, and Fayette) offers community speakers, bingo, exercise, music, health related events, and other special programs. Call the Wauseon Senior Center at 419-337-9299 for more information about events at any of these area centers.