MASON COUNTY — Mothers will be celebrated at the county’s two senior citizen centers as part of the activities in May.
A “Mother’s Day Tea” will be held at the Gene Salem Senior Center in Point Pleasant on May 9 at 10 a.m. At the Mason Senior Center, the tea will be held May 12 at 10:30 a.m. Both events will include cake, punch and door prizes.
Three speakers are scheduled for the month in Point Pleasant. They are Sara Gore of Holzer Health Systems at 10:30 a.m. on May 2; Kimberly Stephens, public affairs specialist, on May 16 at 10 a.m.; and Ann Dalton on May 23 at 10:30 a.m., who will speak on “How Medicare Works with Current Employee Insurance.”
A Veterans Administration representative will visit the Gene Salem center on May 10 from noon to 2 p.m. Wellness checks will be conducted by the Arbors of Pomeroy on May 30.
Regular activities in Point Pleasant are bingo on Mondays and Fridays, the Senior Center Country Band on Wednesdays, and church service on Thursdays. All begin at 10 a.m.
“Healthy Steps” exercise classes will be held at the Mason center on May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, all at 10:30 a.m. Brooke Fletcher Albright of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will visit on May 10 from 11 a.m. until noon.
Ann Dalton will present “How Medicare Works with Current Employee Insurance” on May 24 at 11:30 a.m. Regular activities in Mason include bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and music on Fridays, all at 10 a.m.
Both centers will be closed May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.
Lunch is served at the senior centers each weekday at 11:30 a.m. A suggested donation of $2.50 per meal is requested for those age 60 and over, although no one is denied a meal due to inability to pay. Anyone under 60 years is required to pay $5.25 for lunch. Menus are available at the centers or on Facebook at Mason County Action Group, Inc.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.