Stories tagged with: Center for Seniors

April 6, 2015 - 6:15pm
2 weeks 6 days ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors asks voters for support in the upcoming election.

The center kicked off its campaign at the Ohio University-Zane State Campus Center Monday. If passed, the point 5 mill bond issue would allow the county to build a new senior center.

"It is vital that we have a facility that we own and can be in charge of repairs and take care of on our own," Executive Director, Ann Combs said. "We've rented this facility since 1998, for a...

March 26, 2015 - 6:05pm
4 weeks 3 days ago

The Executive Director of the Muskingum County Center for Seniors in Muskingum County sets a tentative reopen date for the center.

After weeks of repairs, Ann Combs said if mother nature cooperates, construction could be finished by the first couple of weeks of April. Although activities cannot take place in the center until early April, Combs said the kitchen is up and running.

"The roof over our kitchen has been repaired, and we've been able to open our kitchen in order to...

March 12, 2015 - 5:11pm
6 weeks 3 days ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors remains closed Thursday after a serious roof problem.

It closed last week after the roof began leaking, and the search continues for a temporary home for the center. Muskingum County Commissioner, Jim Porter, says it's still an ongoing process.

"The staff has been working non-stop to find another location suitable," Porter said. "They've run into multiple hurdles everywhere they go."

Repairs on the center are...

October 20, 2014 - 6:33pm
26 weeks 6 days ago

Terry Dunn has been the Executive Director at the Center for Seniors in Muskingum County for almost 14 years.

On Thursday, Dunn announced his resignation, or retirement as he likes to call it.

"It's more a retirement than a resignation, but something I think we all look forward to in our lives and I guess I'm just at the point right now that I feel like it's time to do it."

Dunn said he always knew he wanted a career where he felt he could make a difference in...

January 16, 2014 - 6:50pm
1 year 14 weeks ago

Board members for the Muskingum County Center for Seniors met with the county commissioners to talk about the progress being made towards building a new facility.

Executive Director, Terry Dunn says that the group has worked on ideas for the center for the past five years and they are finally in talks with architects to make it happen.

"We've been working with an architect, we have gone through all of our SOQ's and we have chosen Addis, Davis and Van Wey (ADV) as our...

September 18, 2013 - 4:50pm
1 year 31 weeks ago

The Local Senior Safety Day was held at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors Wednesday morning and law enforcement officials and EMS personnel from all over participated to help give seniors the best advice for staying safe in their home and while driving.

"It's a function here that we have. This is our second year and it's very important to us to make sure that our seniors in our community are safe," said Executive Director Terry Dunn. "This is not only driving safe...

August 6, 2013 - 3:50pm
1 year 37 weeks ago

Last month, the Center for Seniors served just over 600 meals, up 43% from last year. With such a large increase, they need donations from the community to keep the pantry open.

"We ask that people do bring things that are current in date," said Debrah Smith, Supportive Services Director for the Center for Seniors. "If they would also like to make a financial donation, I can buy foods at the Mid Ohio Foodbank for a very inexpensive price. I can get about 10 times more...

December 3, 2012 - 4:37pm
2 years 20 weeks ago

One of Muskingum county's favorite annual Christmas parties is this week. The Fraternal Order of Police senior holiday dinner is this Thursday, December 6th at the Center for Seniors. This tradition of over 25 years is a great opportunity for the seniors in our county to get out and have some fun.

Terry Dunn, the executive director of the center said, "It's just a real great feeling for the seniors to be able to come out at the holiday time. For many of them their families...

October 21, 2012 - 9:21pm
2 years 26 weeks ago

Tables at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors were filled with people supporting Christ's Table, Eastside Community Ministry, Salvation Army, Fellowship of Christ, and the Senior Center, for the 16th annual Souper Bowl.

"There's no denomination to hunger." said Keely Warden, Executive Director of Christ's Table. "When all these different religions can come together for a good cause, and that's feeding the hungry, a bowl of soup for a bowl of soup. It's just wonderful...

May 22, 2012 - 11:15am
2 years 48 weeks ago

The Center for Seniors held an art show May 21st featuring work by members, most of whom were unaware of their artistic talent.

Volunteers lead the art group once a week through a variety of mediums such as oils, acrylics and water colors. This is the third year for the public art show.

Terry Dunn is the Executive Director for the Center and is very proud of the work they have produced, "Some really great work, some of these people believe it or not have only been...

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