Mason Co. senior centers prepare for holidays

By Mindy Kearns - For the Register

POINT PLEASANT — With Halloween now behind us, the senior citizens of Mason County are looking forward to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Activities at the county’s two senior centers, the Gene Salem Senior Citizen Center in Point Pleasant and Mason Senior Citizen Center, will reflect the upcoming holidays, as well.

Register dietitian Chelsea Schott of Holzer Health will be speaking at the Point Pleasant center on Nov. 29. She will be teaching the seniors “Healthy Holiday Choices” at 10:30 a.m.

Both senior centers will be having a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m. The menu will include turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans and pumpkin pie. Anyone under the age of 60 years is required to pay $5.25.

Meals are served each weekday at the centers, with a suggested donation of $2.50 for those 60 years and over, although no one is denied meals due to inability to pay. Centers will be closed on Nov. 8 for election day, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, and Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving.

Other events scheduled for the month in Point Pleasant are a Veterans Day recognition on Nov. 10 at 11 a.m.; Medi-Home Health wellness checks on Nov. 15 at 10:30 a.m.; and “Healthy Steps” exercise class on Nov. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

A representative from the Veterans Administration will be at the center from noon until 2 p.m. on Nov. 16. Ann Dalton will also present the program, “Understanding Medicare Part D Selection” on Nov. 18 at 11:30 a.m.

Regular activities in Point Pleasant include bingo on Mondays and Fridays, the Senior Center Country Band on Wednesdays, and church service on Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.

In Mason, the “Healthy Steps” exercise class will be held Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, at 10:30 a.m. Dalton will present her Medicare Part D program on Nov. 16 at 11:30 a.m., and Brooke Fletcher from the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will visit on Nov. 29 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

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

By Mindy Kearns

For the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County