Busy month ahead for area senior events


By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register



MASON COUNTY — Senior citizens in Mason County have a busy month ahead at both the Gene Salem Senior Center in Point Pleasant, as well as the Mason Senior Center.

Wellness checks by Medi-Home Health will kick off activities in Point Pleasant on April 4 at 10:30 a.m. On April 11, seniors will learn about sexual assault as part of “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” led by Paula Gregory, advocate with the Rape Crisis Center.

Sara Gore, community educator with Holzer Health, will inform the seniors of “Occupational Therapy at Home” on April 18. On April 19, a Veterans Administration representative will visit from noon to 2 p.m., and Ann Dalton will tell of “Medicare Coverage of Hospital Visits” on April 21 at 11:30 a.m.

“Money Smart Week – Senior Protecting Themselves From Identity Theft” will be presented on April 24 by Brooke Albright of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office. The activities will conclude in Point Pleasant on April 25 at 10 a.m., with the Point Pleasant Writer’s Guild presenting poems as part of “National Poetry Month.”

Regular weekly activities at the Gene Salem Center are bingo on Mondays and Fridays, the Senior Center Country Band on Wednesdays, and church service on Thursdays. All begin at 10 a.m.

In Mason, Ann Dalton will present “Medicare Coverage of Hospital Visits” on April 19 at 11:30 a.m. Healthy Steps exercise classes will be held on April 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 10:30 a.m., and on April 13 the seniors will celebrate Easter with cake and punch.

Regular weekly activities in Mason include bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and music on Fridays at 10 a.m.

Both centers will be closed April 14 in observance of Good Friday. Meals are served at the centers each weekday at 11:30 a.m.

By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at mindykearns1@hotmail.com

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at mindykearns1@hotmail.com

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