Williams County Department Of Aging Looking Forward To New Year

A great start to the New Year would be joining the Montpelier Senior Center on Thursday, January 19th at 4 pm for Evenings of Fun! Join friends and family in all of the fun to recollect winters past over a delicious meal. West Unity Senior Center will be hosting their Evening of Fun on Thursday, February 16th. Enjoy bingo and dinner with your loved ones as a post-Valentine’s Day celebration.

Ohio winters can bring about unforeseen circumstances. Anywhere between slick ice, a delicate snow dusting, or a blistering blizzard is what Ohio weather can bring. Be prepared for Mother Nature or Jack Frost with warm clothes, blankets, and salt in your vehicles in case of emergencies. Take caution when salting walkways as they can be very slippery and cause anyone to lose their footing. Another word of warning goes for shoveling snow. Remember to never underestimate the weight as it can be very heavy when it all clumps together.

WBNO, WQCT, and WLZZ are your best sources to check in case of cancellations due to inclement weather. Since your safety is a number one priority, be sure to call the centers or the main office before venturing out in a storm if you are unsure.

As a reminder, the centers will be closed on January 2nd for New Year’s, January 16th for Martin Luther King’s day, and February 20th for President’s Day.

Don’t miss Evelyn Deetz’s discussion about her trips for 2017 on January 31st at noon. Another exciting event that shouldn’t be forgotten is the Humane Society Donation being held on February 22nd (see the receptionist desk for a list of needed supplies).

Call 419-636-4047 if you would like to participate in any of these intriguing events or want to visit the Senior Center for lunch yet do not have a ride. You can also call this number if you decide to volunteer at the Senior Center. The Senior Center would also like to extend a thanks to all of those who have helped out! They appreciate everything you do around the Senior Center.

Your health and safety are the biggest concerns of the Williams County Department of Aging. If you are worried about the weather, contact your local senior center or the main office at 419-633-4317 before traveling to be sure centers are open. Radio stations will also state, “Home Delivered Meals and the Williams County Department of Aging” if home delivered meals and/or the senior centers are closed. For a suggested $1 for soup and $3 for a full meal, a nutritious meal can be made available and ready in your freezer if the meals are not canceled for the weather. Inform the driver and/ or site manager of how they can help you. Be safe and warm this winter season.

Thank you to everyone who made the Thanksgiving Luncheon a huge success! The meal was wonderful as well as our entertainment. The Williams County Department of Aging is beyond grateful to everyone who helped out and made the day enjoyable for the seniors.

The Williams County Department of Aging accepts donations of equipment to loan to seniors who may need them. The supply is running low and they would appreciate your help in replenishing it. If you or anyone you know has wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. to donate, contact the main office at 419-633-4317 or drop off the items at the Montpelier Senior Center located at 325 N. Jonesville Street, Montpelier. Thank you for the assistance!

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