MASON COUNTY — Senior citizens throughout Mason County will have a wealth of opportunities, both fun and informative, during the month of February at the local senior centers.
Special activities, as well as regular weekly events, are scheduled at both the Gene Salem Senior Center in Point Pleasant and the Mason Senior Center, according to the monthly newsletter published by the Mason County Action Group, Inc.
On Feb. 12, both centers will celebrate Valentines Day. Seniors in Point Pleasant will enjoy holiday treats during free bingo games at 10 a.m. Those attending the Mason center will be treated to Valentines punch and cookies at 10:30 a.m.
A number of informative and health presentations will be held at the centers, starting Feb. 2 with a presentation titled, “The Heart,” at Point Pleasant at 10 a.m., followed by wellness checks on Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. “Social Security On-Line Services” will be presented at Mason on Feb. 2 and at Point Pleasant on Feb. 16, both at 10 a.m. A Veterans Administration representative will be at the Gene Salem Center on Feb. 17 from noon to 2 p.m., Betty Farmer will have a program Feb. 23 at 10:45 a.m., and a representative from the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will visit Feb. 27, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Wellness checks will be offered at Mason on Feb. 17 at 10 a.m.
Regular weekly activities offered in Point Pleasant include free bingo on Mondays and Fridays, a country band on Wednesdays, and church service on Thursdays, all at 10 a.m. On Tuesdays at 1 p.m., the Healthy Steps Exercise Class is held. Mason offers free bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and music on Fridays, all at 10 a.m.
Each month the Caregiver Support Group meets at the Gene Salem Center. In February, the group will meet on the 16th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
According to the newsletter, the caregiver “coffee break” is a place where those who are taking care of a loved one can go to take a break, learn tips, and get answers to questions. Available resources for the patient, as well as the caregiver, are also discussed. This event is open to the general public.
Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who lives in Mason County.