Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Center for Seniors

October 11, 2012 - 6:09pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

Senior citizens in Muskingum County had a chance to learn about their Medicare options...

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program held a free Medicare check-up at the Center for Seniors today. The event is part of Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor's initiative to give seniors a better understanding of their choices when it comes to Medicare.

"Knowledge is helpful to them because there are over thirty-some Medicare part D...

September 26, 2012 - 2:21pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

September is National Senior Center Month and the Muskingum County Center for Seniors is celebrating in true Ohio State fashion.

A pep rally was held at the Center for Seniors at the Sunrise Center on the East Pike and featured a balloon launch, lunch and door prizes for those in attendance.

Activity Director Rosemary Sherfy said the center relies on community support for many of its activities and continues to turn that support into meaningful programs for the elderly.


September 19, 2012 - 3:42pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is partnering with local and state agencies to keep the elderly safe on the road.

The center hosted its first ever "Senior Safety Day" with guest speakers from the local and state law enforcement and Auto Club AAA Ohio.

Adult Traffic Safety Manager, Mary Lou Gallimore said the auto club spent the day working with seniors to check visibility in and around their car while driving.

"We have a lot of people who report that...

September 17, 2012 - 4:36pm
2 years 45 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is partnering with local and state agencies to keep the elderly safe on the road.

Wednesday, the center will host its first ever, "Senior Safety Day" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Executive Director, Terry Dunn said the event is designed to touch on all aspects from safe driving to traffic laws.

"Traffic has changed," said Dunn. "We read in the paper all the time and see on the news about the aggressive drivers and...

April 13, 2012 - 7:18pm
3 years 15 weeks ago

A new warning for seniors about a possible scam involving the Meals on Wheels program at the Muskingum County Center for Seniors.

On Friday, Sheriff Matt Lutz received a report that a recipient of the meal delivery program in the Duncan Falls area was approached by a person asking for money for the operation.

According to Debi Smith, of the center for seniors, this person was not affiliated with the the Center for Seniors, and said the center does not solicit money for the Meals...

March 29, 2012 - 4:32pm
3 years 17 weeks ago

Area seniors are doing their part to contribute to the Muskingum County Bowl for Kids Sake fundraiser.

Although the seniors weren't using "real" bowling balls, they were knocking down pins with Wii remotes.  Tracy Rector of the Willow Haven Care Center said the tournament is a way for the seniors to get exercise and help the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization at the same time.

"They are a very important part of our community," said Rector.  "...

March 7, 2012 - 2:58pm
3 years 20 weeks ago

It's National Consumer Protection Week and a local organization is participating...

The Center for Seniors in Muskingum County held a program Wednesday for residents, to educate them on fraud. Support Services Director Debi Smith said that seniors should be aware of how con artists work, and who they prey upon.

"They're targeted because of their age, targeted because they're homebound. There's websites that people may get on for individuals that have a disability, and then,...

March 7, 2012 - 12:40am
3 years 20 weeks ago

In Muskingum county voters approved a renewal levy for the Center for Seniors by over 4000 votes.

The half-mill renewal passed with 8,015 votes for, and 3,573 against the levy.

Executive Director for the Muskingum County Center for Seniors Terry Dunn is grateful the county supported and passed the levy.

"We're very excited, we're very appreciative that the many people in Muskingum county have faith in us," said Dunn.  "We feel that we won their...

February 13, 2012 - 2:11pm
3 years 24 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors is working with the state to help protect senior citizens from fraud.

The Ohio Attorney Generals Office in partnership with the Ohio Consumers' Counsel and the Better Business Bureau are working together to present a resource fair for seniors and other members of the community.

Supportive Services Director Debi Smith said the aim of the resource fair is to protect the privacy of individuals in order to avoid identity theft.


November 15, 2011 - 6:53pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

More than five million Americans are believed to have Alzheimer's Disease, and the Muskingum County Center for Seniors is trying to promote awareness.

On Tuesday, the center held free screenings to detect memory problems.  Martha Purkey administered the exams, which consisted of questions and tasks to assess memory.

"For people who feel as though they're having memory problems - can't remember where they put something, start into a room and don't remember what they've...

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