Williams County News
The Williams County Department of Aging has announced their schedule highlights for the months of November and December. County wide events announced include the annual Thanksgiving Dinner to be held on November 21 at the Veterans Memorial Building located at the Williams County Fairgrounds. The dinner will be for ticket holders only and tickets for the event may be purchased at the Williams County Department of Aging in Bryan, as well as all Senior Centers. On November 4, Symphony and Supper tickets will go on sale at the department and at all Senior Centers. The dinner and performance by the Toledo Symphony will take place at the St. Patrick’s Church in Bryan on the 12th. The agency also announced they will be closed on November 11th in honor of Veterans Day; November 28 & 29 the center will be closed for Thanksgiving and on December 24 & 25 for Christmas.
The Department of Aging has announced a new transportation policy for medical transportation. Please provide a 24 notice of appointments, and the following times listed will be the latest times for appointments at the following facilities: Toledo, Lima, Swanton, Grand Rapids and Bowling Green 11:30 a.m. For appointments in Indiana and Michigan 11:30 a.m. Appointments throughout Fulton, Henry and defiance Counties 11:30 a.m. Cities within Williams County 1:30 p.m.
The department of Aging would also like to remind residents they may bring in old and unused cell phones for disposal. There are collection boxes located at every senior center and at the main office. The recycler donates to the National Council on Aging for each cell phone recycled.
Reminder from our kitchen that they prepare wonderful meals and soups every day, and the extra remaining portions may be purchased to take home as a frozen food option. Cost of soup is $1.00 and meals may be purchased for $3.00. Also from the kitchen, cookie trays are now on sale, with order forms available at all centers and at the main office. Orders may be placed now and you will receive cookies through Monday, December 23.
The Williams County Department of Aging would like to thank the Zion Lutheran Church, Ramona Heinzerling (In memory of Marie Best) and the West Unity Senior Center honors Scott Hollingshead and Ralph & Ann Hollingshead (In memory of Alan Watson) for their donations.
Fulton County News
The Fulton County Senior Center would like to encourage all seniors to sign up for the next Gentle Movement Exercise Class, brought to the Center by the Fulton County Health Center. Classes begin on November 4 and will run through December 11.
The Center will also be holding a Veterans Breakfast on November 8 at 9:00 a.m. to honor all senior veterans. To make a reservation, please call 419-337-9299.
The Center would also like to announce they will be closed on November 11 for Veterans Day and on November 28 & 29.
A special thank you to the staff at the Toledo Zoo for their wonderful hospitality during the recent zoo visit. Due to the hot temperatures, the staff provided bottled water, golf cart shuttles, and canopies with seating and cool mist machines for our senior citizens. Seniors from all five sites were able to enjoy animal exhibits, free health screenings, a BBQ meal, train rides. Seniors attending also enjoyed shopping and entertainment provided by Toledo’s Mayor Michael Bell and WTOL’s news anchor Jerry Anderson. Many seniors commented it was a great day and many stated that they wanted to come back next year.