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Council for Older Adults Enrichment Center | Spring 2014 Newsletter

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    Membership - Annual membership dues for ages 55+ are $25 for Delaware County residents and $30 for non-residents. Purchasing of a membership entitles you to register for the Enrichment Centers programs and priority registration for trips each month. As a member you will receive the newsletter, which shows current information about the wide variety of free and fee-based programs available. Membership dues are for one year, starting on the date of purchase and you will receive a notice to renew prior to your anniversary date.

    Activity Scholarships - We give activity and membership scholarships to people who qualify. To qualify you will need to talk with Charlene Browning, Director of Enrichment Programs, and let her know about your financial hardship. All meetings with Charlene are private and will be kept that way. No one else will know that you are getting the help you need to become an active member at the Center.

    Nonresident Fee - Residents of Delaware County pay taxes that support the activities at the Enrichment Center. Nonresidents do not pay these taxes and therefore pay the extra amount for programs and trips.

    Refunds - If a participant cancels a trip or activity, their seat must be filled from the waiting list in order to qualify for a refund. Because our fees are based on minimum participant numbers, refunds must be requested at least 24 hours before the activity begins. Consideration will be given to written requests for refunds in cases where there has been an injury or unforeseen problems not within your control. There is an $8 refunding fee.

    Waiting Lists & Cancelled Classes - We will advise members if a class is full and give them an opportunity to enroll on a waiting list. If a class is cancelled, we will notify the registrants and issue credits. Checks may be issued upon request, or a credit for another program may be requested. There is no processing fee if a class is cancelled by the Enrichment Center.

    Photos Taken by Staff - During programs or activities, participants may be photographed for publicity purposes by a staff member of the Council for Older Adults. These photos may appear in newsletters, the Council Communicator, or other publications. If you do not desire to have your photo taken, please tell the photographer or contact our office.

    Room Reservations - The Center reserves the right to cancel events and/or programs or change room assignments if the minimum number for the scheduled room is not reached. This policy is for outside groups that reserve our rooms for their events at no cost, and for our own in-house programs.

    Children in the Center - We are aware that many of our members care for children especially during the summer. Our policy states that those under the age of 55 may not be a member or take part in programs as stated in the Center policy language. Volunteers may be under 55. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult. Children are invited into the Enrichment Center for special programs and cannot take part in regularly scheduled programming. Studio 60 welcomes children at any time.


    The mission of the Council for Older Adults is to improve the quality of life of the older population of Delaware County by being a catalyst to develop, sustain and continually improve a comprehensive, coordinated community-based system of effective services and opportunities.


    Education - by offering classes to open new areas of learning Health - partnering with health organizations to provide screenings, services and health-related

    information Wellness - exercise and health-related activities. Recreation and Socialization - to come together with peers and others from the community to

    reconnect or build new relationships Volunteerism - to make information on volunteer areas available to older adults.



    UPCOMING CAREGIVER WORKSHOPS The Council for Older Adults offers free caregiver workshops, held on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (unless otherwise noted*): Apr. 8: Is it Alzheimers or Just Signs of Aging? Alzheimers Association of Central Ohio May 13: Family Dynamics/Caregiving Paula Taliaferro, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Jun. 10: Understanding VA Benefits Joshua Ricketts, The Department of Veterans Affairs Jul. 8: Making Decisions About End of Life Care Doug Cluxton, MA, LPC, OhioHealth Hospice Aug. 12: Finding Your Way Through the Medicare/Medicaid Jungle Paula Dean, Council for Older Adults Sep. 9: Elder Law Planning: Healthcare & Asset Protection Louis Borowicz, Baxter and Borowicz Co. Oct. 14: Caring for a Difficult Family Member Paula Taliaferro, Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging Nov. 10*: Stress Management: How to Survive the Holidays Barbara Brahm, OSU Extension Office Dec. 9: Effective Communication with Individuals with Alzheimers Bernie Sanders, Alzheimers Association of Central Ohio Workshops are held at the Center for Older Adults on 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware. To attend, please call Jen Spicer at 740-203-2377.

    MONTHLY BUFFET DINERS May 7: Mothers Day Dinner. The menu includes shrimp cocktail, herb-crusted roast beef, chicken piccata, scalloped potatoes, couscous, roasted asparagus, mini cheesecakes and mango mousse tarte. The cost is $13.95 for adults, $6.95 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6. Gift certificat4s are available for purchase. Reservations are required: please call 740-203-2356. Proceeds from these dinners benefit the Councils Meals On Wheels program and other senior services in Delaware County. June 20: This dinner will be our annual Best Little Pig Roast from 4 - 8 p.m. Watch for upcoming information for the cost and menu.

    NEW TO MEDICARE CLASSES The Council for Older Adults offers a FREE New to Medicare class for individuals who will be eligible for Medicare either due to age or disability, and want to learn about their options. The session will provide an overview of the many components of Medicare: Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (Outpatient hospital/doctors/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans), Part D (Prescription Drugs), as well as how to cover the gaps in Medicare benefits through Medicare Supplement Plans. These classes are offered on the second Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon and on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6 7:30 p.m. at the Council for Older Adults, 800 Cheshire Road in Delaware. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call our registration hotline directly at (740) 203-2382, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may also call the Councils main number during normal business hours of 8 a.m. 5 p.m. at (740) 363-6677 or toll free at 1-800-994-2255 and ask for the registration hot-line.


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    Springtime Notes & News

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    The winter has been so difficult, but now we can look toward spring and time to get out and do things. As the sun appeared after what seemed to be forever, members seem to come in as often as possible. Silver and Fit has become part of our fitness program. If your insurance company is part of this program, we would like to welcome you to take part of the programing they will sponsor. The fitness room will be available at no cost to you and you will find several other programs that are part of this benefit. Silver Sneakers classes have started. The time will be 2:00 p.m. in the Dance Room. Anyone who is part of the Silver Sneakers benefit will not have to pay for the class. Those who are not part of Silver Sneakers may be in the class at a cost of $3.00 per class. This is a drop-in class; the class is limited to 30 people. The first class we will have is the basic class. On March 20 at 10:00 the Delaware Hayes high school will put on a sample of the music from this years play Anything Goes. Five trips have been planned for this quarter. Check the Trips and Skips in this newsletter:

    A Whistlin Good Time in the Capital City, a look at new and old things in Columbus Yoders Farm tour, Spring on an Amish farm, and lunch at Der Dutchman Lake Erie Tour, a two-island tour with lunch included Bardstown Kentucky, one of the 1000 places to visit Cruise to Bermuda - Beautiful Island with an English flair



    This group is now meeting in the Art Room and is looking for a volunteer leader to assist them with their tie quilts. These quilts are made for newborns and children coming to the emergen-cy room at Grady Memorial Hospital. If you are interested, contact Charlene. Anyone who is volunteering and has not filled out the forms for Council for Older Adults, please contact Sharon Fryer.

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    There are no reserved bus seats on a day trip. On overnight bus trips when we do not have to share a bus with another center, you may reserve a seat after you have paid in full for the trip!

    For any day trip,