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New support groups highlight senior activities

MCAG releases February events

Beth Sergent bsergent@civitasmedia.com

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MASON COUNTY — There is definitely a “senior scene” in Mason County, according to Renae Riffle, executive director of the Mason County Action Group.


Riffle recently announced events happening at the Gene Salem Senior Center, as well as the Mason and Hartford senior centers this month.


There are two new support groups starting to meet this month, including the Caregiver Coffee Break Support Group and the Bereavement Support Group. The Caregiver Coffee Break Support Group is for those caring for a loved one, who need a short break, to learn tips, get answers to questions and learn about valuable resources available. The group is sponsored by PalliativeCare Center in Charleston and next meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Gene Salem Center. The group will meet at 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Gene Salem Senior Center.


The Bereavement Support Group is for anyone dealing with grief or a loss. The group is led by Angie Thomas, a licensed social worker with Pleasant Valley Home Health - the group meets at 5 p.m., the first Thursday of each month at the Gene Salem Senior Center.


Activities at the Gene Salem Center this month include: 10 a.m. Friday, Valentine’s Day party; 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Karena Roberts visits from Anwar Eye Center for free vision screening; 5 p.m. Tuesday, Caregiver Coffee Break Support Group; noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 19, Veterans Assistance Representative visits; 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20, Brooke Fletcher from the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office visits; 10:45 a.m. Feb. 25, Betty Farmer visits with “Farmers Findings.”


Activities at the Mason Senior Center this month: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Valentine Potluck Lunch, KFC chicken provided, bring a dish to serve; Friday, Seth Summers, of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, presents “Fraud Scams Targeting the Elderly”; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24, blood pressure checks by Overbrook Rehabilitation Center. Note: the Mason Senior Center is still closed due to water damage from broken pipes. All activities have been moved to the Mason City Building.


Activities at the Hartford Senior Center this month: at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Bingo; 10 a.m. Fridays, music.


Also, Tai Chi exercise classes will soon be offered at the senior centers in Mason County. Dates and times to be announced later.


For more information, call (304) 675-2369.

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