Senior events set for August in Mason Co.

By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register

MASON COUNTY — Senior citizens in Mason County are invited to put on a grass skirt and Hula when both senior centers host luau parties during the month of August.

The party will be held at the Mason Senior Center on Aug. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m. In Point Pleasant, the party will be held at the Gene Salem Senior Center on Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. There will be games and fun. Those attending are asked to bring snacks to share.

Visits and programs will fill the remainder of the month at the Point Pleasant center.

On Aug. 8 at 11 a.m., Sharon Hall, dietician with Pleasant Valley Hospital, will present “Eating Right With Less Salt.” Wellness checks by Medi-Home Health will be conducted Aug. 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Visits will be made by Sara Gore, Holzer Community Educator, on Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m., and from Brook Albright of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office the same day from 11 a.m. to noon. Regular activities at the 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.

In Mason, seniors will hear a presentation by Ann Dalton on Aug. 2, titled “Planning Ahead: Advance Directives and Long Term Care,” at 11:30 a.m.

Healthy Steps exercise classes will be held Aug. 2, 9, and 23 at 10:30 a.m. Church services, along with music, will be presented by Pastor Steve Nibert at 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 4, 11, 18, and 25. Bingo is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m.

The centers are operated by the Mason County Action Group, and provide services to people 60 years and older. Lunches are served at 11:30 a.m. each weekday.

For more information on senior center activities, services, or meal programs, call 304-675-2369. Information can also be found on the Facebook page “Mason County Action Group, Inc.”

By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing, email her at