Senior events planned for July


By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register



MASON COUNTY — Senior citizens at the Gene Salem Senior Center in Point Pleasant will be talking travel in July, when Mary Fowler of Traveltime Tours visits the center.

Fowler will speak to the seniors on July 6 at 11 a.m. She will be telling of an opportunity to participate in a dinner and show trip to Dayton, Ohio.

Three additional events will take place at the Point Pleasant center during the month, including a presentation by Phil Schenk of the West Virginia Partnership for Elderly Living on July 11 at 11 a.m. He will speak on “Your Mouth, Your Teeth, Your Health.”

Wellness checks will be conducted by Medi-Home Health on July 18 at 10:30 a.m. On July 25 at 11 a.m., Ann Dalton will present “Medicare and Medicaid, Understanding the Differences.”

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

A new church service will begin at the Mason Senior Center in July.

Pastor Steve Nibert will hold the services on July 7, 14, 21, and 28. They will begin at 10:30 a.m.

The Healthy Steps Exercise Class will be featured at 10:30 a.m. on July 5, 12, 19, and 26. Brook Albright of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will visit July 12 at 11 a.m., and Ann Dalton will present “Medicare and Medicaid, Understanding the Differences,” on July 26 at 11:30 a.m.

Regular activities at Mason include bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Lunch is served at each senior center on weekdays at 11:30 a.m. The suggested donation is $2.50 for those age 60 years and older, although no one is denied a meal due to inability to pay.

Both centers, as well as the Mason County Action Group business office, will be closed July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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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