Prime Times Briefs: Senior Day to be celebrated at the Ottawa County Fair July 20

Press Staff Writer

        ProMedica Bay Park Hospital will present Senior Citizens’ Day at the Ottawa Count Fair, Wednesday, July 20.    Seniors 60 and older will receive free admission to the fair, which will be held at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds, 7870 SR 163, Oak Harbor.
        Senior Day will also include entertainment, activities, raffles and more at the GenoaBank Entertainment Pavilion.
        The schedule includes:
        • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Health screenings provided by ProMedica, Magruder Hospital and the Ottawa County Health Department. Cholesterol, glucose, DEXA scan, hemoglobin, blood pressure and balance testing will be offered.
        • 10 a.m. – Juice and donuts sponsored by Niedecker, Crouser & Priesman Funeral Homes; Chair Exercise with Kathy Withrow, sponsored by ProMedica Home Health, Hospice & Palliative Care.
        • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Paragon Barber Shop Quartet will perform; Wagon Ride Tours of the Fairgrounds.
        • 1 p.m. – Bingo.
        Sandwich and drink vouchers for the Oak Harbor Lions food booth will be provided in the pavilion, while supplies last (sponsored by Walker Funeral Homes.) Limited Boy Scouts ice cream vouchers will also be available (sponsored by Rehabilitation Hospital of NOW).
        Senior Citizens Day at the Fair is a cooperative endeavor with Ottawa County Senior Resources and the Ottawa County Senior Fair Board.
Life Line screenings
        Residents living in and around the Genoa area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with Life Line Screenings.
        Screenings will be offered Tuesday, Aug. 16 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 204 Main St., Genoa.
        Screenings can check for:
        • The level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and overall vascular health.
        • HDL and LDL cholesterol levels.
        • Diabetes risk.
        • Bone density as a risk for possible osteoporosis.
        • Kidney and thyroid function, and more.
        Special package pricing starts at $159. Consultants will work with clients to create a package that is right for them, based on age and risk factors.
        Call 1-877-237-1354 or visit Pre-registration is required.
Myrtle Beach trip
        The East Toledo Senior Center, with the help of Diamond Tours, will host a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sept. 18-24.
        The cost is $759 per person, based on double occupancy. The price includes transportation via luxury motorcoach, six nights of lodging, six breakfasts and four dinners, five shows, a visit to Barefoot Landing – a unique and popular dining and entertainment experience, and more.
        Payment in full is required at the time of registration. For more information, call 419-691-2254.
Walking Wednesdays
        Magruder Hospital and The Ohio State University Extension are partnering for Walking Wednesdays in Ottawa County.
        The group will meet at a different location each Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a brief health education talk, and then the group will walk for as long as they want, for up to an hour.
        The walks offer an opportunity to share health information, get some exercise, spend time outdoors and socialize with others. Community members are invited to come whenever they are able.
        Dates and locations are:
        • July 13 at North Coast Inland Trail, meet at Big Dipper, 601 Washington St., Genoa.
        • July 20 at Veterans Memorial Park, 300 Finke Rd., Oak Harbor.
        • July 27 at Magruder Hospital Walking Trail, meet at main entrance, 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton.
        • Aug. 3 at North Coast Inland Trail, meet at Walter Ory Park, corner of Rice Street and Maple Street., Elmore.
        • Aug. 10 at North Coast Inland Trail, meet at Big Dipper, 601 Washington St., Genoa.
        For more information, contact Katie Schlagheck at OSU Extension at 419-898-3631.
Wood County Fair Senior Day Aug. 4
        Thursday, Aug. 4 will be Senior Day at the Wood County Fair.
        The 149th Wood County Fair runs Aug. 1-8 at the county fairgrounds, 13800 W Poe Rd., Bowling Green,
        Senior Day entertainment sponsors include Devoted Health, Rehabilitation Hospital of Northwest Ohio, Right at Home, Wood County Hospital and Wood Haven Health Care.
        The schedule includes:
        • 9-9:50 a.m. – Coffee & Donuts, sponsored by Devoted Health; entertainment by Jake Pilewski, of Rossford, performing jazz, blues, folk, country and rock.
        • 9:50 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Address, National Anthem by Jake Pilewski.
        • 10 a.m. – Spittin’ Image, of Greenville, Ohio, performing classic country, classic rock, bluegrass, and blues.
        • 11 a.m. – Door prize drawing – must be present to win.
        • 11:10 a.m. – Entertainment by Bliss, of Northwest Ohio, performing all genres of music.
        • 12:10 p.m. – Afternoon address and lunch, sponsored by Amada Senior Care, Bowling Green Manor, Bridge Home Health & Hospice, Hanneman Family Funeral Homes and ProHealth.
        Menu includes stacked turkey or ham, cold beans, heritage coleslaw, melon salad, Rice Krispies treat and water.
        • 12:30 p.m. – Mike Bishop, of North Canton, will present a Comedy Magic Show.
        • 1:30 p.m. – Just Jazz Live, of Mansfield.
        • 2:30 p.m. – Door prize drawing – must be present to win.
        Lunch reservations are required by Friday, July 29 no later than 4 p.m. and can be made by calling 419-353-5661 or 800-367-4935 or email
        All events are held under the tent. Enter through Gate B or C off Poe Road. A courtesy shuttle from the parking lot on Poe Road to the Fairgrounds will be provided courtesy of the Wood County Sheriff’s Office. Call 419-352-8257 from the parking lot for the courtesy shuttle.
Tickets available for
Baumann Auto Group
Big Charity Raffle

        Tickets are available at the Oregon Senior Center for Baumann Auto Group’s 20th Annual Big Charity Raffle.
        Raffle tickets are $5 each. The winner will have a choice of a new Chevrolet Trailblazer, Ford Escape or Jeep Compass.
        Baumann Auto Group is donating 100 % of the proceeds raised from ticket sales to charity, including Oregon Senior Center; Genoa Area Food Pantry; First Step; Village House of Fremont; Liberty Center of Fremont; SCAT of Tiffin; Ruth Ann’s House of Port Clinton; Parker’s Purpose; CASA of Seneca, Sandusky, Wood & Wyandot County; Salvation Army of Ottawa County; Riders Unlimited; Joyful Connections; Sandusky County Cancer Care Fund; F.A.C.T. of Seneca County; Oak House of Port Clinton and Arc of Ottawa County.
        Over the past 19 years, the annual raffle has raised $1,129,032 for charity.
        Tickets are available through Monday, Oct. 17. The winner will be drawn Saturday, Nov. 12.
Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program
        The Area Office on Aging is welcoming the start of the 2022 Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program.
        The program provides 10 $5 coupons that may be used at participating farm stands and markets for seniors to purchase locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey. Coupons are valid through Oct. 31.
        The program is available for seniors ages 60 or older (born before Sept. 30, 1962) who live in Sandusky, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Williams and Wood counties.
        Participants must meet income guidelines based on number of people living in the household. Older adults may designate an authorized shopper to purchase items on their behalf.
        Applications are available through the Area Office on Aging at, or by calling 419-382-0624.
        Paper applications may be submitted via mail to SFMNP at AOoA, 2155 Arlington Ave., Toledo, OH 43609.
        The project has been funded in part with federal funds through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the support of the Ohio Department of Aging and the Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio, Inc.
Grab-n-Go Meals
        Ottawa County Senior Resources’ senior centers are offing Grab-n-Go meals for seniors.
        Meals may be ordered through each senior center. Grab-n-Go meals follow the regular senior center menu. To make a reservation, call your senior center by 9 a.m. one day prior to the day you wish to pick up the meal.
        Meals are open to all seniors, whether or not they are regular attendees at the senior center.
        • Genoa Senior Center, Elmore Golden Oldies (currently at Genoa Senior Center), 514 Main St., Genoa. Call 419-855-4491. Grab-n-Go pickup available Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-noon.
        • Oak Harbor “Harbor Lights” Senior Center, 8180 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor. Call 419-898-2800. Grab-n-Go pickup available Monday and Wednesday, 11-11:30 a.m.
Alzheimer’s help available
        The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter provides a range of services to Ottawa County residents, including support, guidance, coaching, and education for individuals and families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and all dementias.
        Individuals with Alzheimer’s, caregivers and family members can call the Alzheimer’s Association’s helpline 24/7 to get support.
        The Association also offers in-person and virtual education programs. Participants are asked to pre-register to get any updates as things can change. Care consultations can be in person or virtual/ telephonic.
        If interested in a care consultation, contact to Dakota Stone at 567-302-3608 or
        The Alzheimer's Association is looking for program volunteers to serve as community educators and community representatives, if interested, please call Stone.
        The Alzheimer's Association is also looking teams and sponsors for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 8. If interested, call Erica Parnisari at 419-216-2973.
Hospice seeking volunteers
        Hospice of Northwest Ohio is building its volunteer team in Lucas, Wood, Fulton and Henry counties in Ohio and in Monroe County in Michigan.
        Volunteers have the opportunity to work closely with hospice staff to improve the quality of life for patients and families through a variety of tasks.
        There is currently a need for volunteers who are willing to visit patients in their homes or at nursing homes throughout the area. These volunteers provide companionship for patients and respite for caregivers.
        Hospice volunteers often say they get way more out the experience than they give. Cathy Helton, who has been a Hospice of Northwest Ohio volunteer since 2014, said, “Many of the ways we help patients and their families may seem like ‘small’ things to us as volunteers, but they become large for those facing the end of life. It is an honor and a privilege to bring joy to patients and their families.
         “I signed up to volunteer to bring joy to hospice patients and found out that it is the patients that bring joy to my life,” she said.
        Free training is provided. Learn more about the Hospice of Northwest Ohio volunteer program and apply online at


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