Stories tagged with: Center for Seniors

October 20, 2014 - 5:33pm
1 year 16 weeks 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 - 5:50pm
2 years 3 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 - 3:50pm
2 years 20 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 - 2:50pm
2 years 26 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 - 3:37pm
3 years 9 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 - 8:21pm
3 years 16 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 - 10:15am
3 years 37 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...

June 23, 2011 - 5:05pm
4 years 33 weeks ago

With budgets tight for everyone some local groups are looking for assistance from Muskingum County to help finance their projects.

Among them, the new Ohio University-Zanesville Rec Center. Commissioner Jerry Lavy says the Rec Center board has asked the commissioners to help finance around five million dollars for the new facility. Lavy says that is just not a viable move for the county, especially when money is tight.

"We have to look at the obligation if we guarantee...

October 17, 2010 - 7:01pm
5 years 16 weeks ago

When the weather gets cold, it's a fall favorite that warms your tummy.

The 14th Annual Souper Bowl Benefit Luncheon was held Sunday afternoon at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors. The public was invited to indulge in a delicious lunch.

"It's just wonderful to watch all the different people walk in with smiles on their faces and go out with smiles on their faces with full stomachs, but it's really nice to have everyone come together for a common cause," says...

April 6, 2010 - 5:16pm
5 years 44 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors plans to feed about 600 people through a program its calling, "Our Meals, Your Wheels."

The program is made possible thanks to 17 thousand dollars in federal stimulus funding, but Executive Director, Terry Dunn, says it will not affect its current "Meals on Wheels" program.

"If they are scheduled to receive weekend frozen meals or evening frozen meals, they will still continue to receive those. These meals are just...

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