Prime Times Briefs - Senior Day at the Fair

Press Staff Writer

        The Wood County Fair will celebrate senior citizens Thursday, Aug. 1.
        Highlights of Senior Day include:
        • 9-9:50 a.m. – coffee and donuts served (sponsored by Bowling Green Care Center and Bowling Green, BG Manor). J.D. Owens, of Findlay, will perform classic rock, country, blues and Motown.
        • 9:50-10 a.m. – Welcome and opening address, “National Anthem.”
        • 10-11 a.m. – Matthew Keeler & The Blues Reveler will perform American roots music.
        • 11-11:10 a.m. – Door prize drawing (must be present to win)
        • 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. – Bliss Northwest, Ohio.
        • 12:10-12:30 p.m. – Lunch address (lunch sponsored by Northwest Ohio Medical Equipment, Right at Home, Wells Brooke Home Health and Kingston of Perrysburg). Menu includes stacked turkey or ham, cold beans, heritage cole slaw, melon salad, crispy cereal treat and water.
        • 12:30-1:15 p.m. – Stateline Chorus, Northwest Ohio.
        • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Just Jazz, Mansfield, Ohio.
        • 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Tu-Ba Fours, Northwest Ohio; Door prize drawing (must be present to win).
        Entertainment sponsors include Wood Haven Health Care, Aetna, Otterbein Portage Valley, Wood County Hospital and Buckeye Health Plan.
        All events are held under the tent. Enter through Gate B or C off of Poe Road. Lunch reservations are required by Friday, July 26 and may be made by calling at 419-353.5661 or 1-800-367-4935 or email A free shuttle from the parking lot on Poe Road to the Fairgrounds is provided via golf carts courtesy of the Wood County Sherriff’s Office. Call 419-352-8257 from the parking lot for a free shuttle into the fairgrounds on Senior Day.               For more details, visit
Coffee Club
        Dylan Clement, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, hosts a breakfast club every third Monday from 8-9 a.m. at American Table Family Restaurant, 846 S. Wheeling St., Oregon.
        Seating may be limited. To reserve a seat, call Jill Williams at 419-698-7688.
        Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada.
Senior center is cooling station
        The Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave., is a cooling station, offering a place to get out of the heat and cool down when the temperatures soar.
        Doors are open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and special hours by request.
        Call the center at 419-698-7078 for more details.
ADA Day at the Zoo
        The Toledo Zoo and the Ability Center of Greater Toledo will celebrate the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during ADA Zoo Day on Monday, July 22, from 10 a.m-2 p.m.
        The Zoo will host the event, which will feature local vendors and organizations offering information and resources available to help seniors and people with disabilities to live more independently. The complete list of participating organizations can be found at
        Admission to ADA Zoo Day is free for Lucas County residents with valid proof of residency from 10 a.m.-noon. For non-Lucas County residents, regular Zoo admission prices apply. Zoo parking rates and policies apply all day. For more information about Zoo admission, parking and policies, please visit
        In addition to the information fair, check out all of the Zoo’s interactive and inclusive experiences including the new ProMedica Museum of Natural History, Touch Tanks in the Aquarium, Keet Retreat in the Aviary and Tower Ridge Giraffe Experience.
Road safety event
        Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA), AARP and the City of Bowling Green will present the ninth annual “Road Safety Education: To Keep You Safe” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9 at the City of Bowling Green Facilities Building, 815 E. Poe Rd. in Bowling Green.
        Participants are invited to drive in their personal vehicles to experience:
         • Educational seminars, including “Exploring Technology in Todays Vehicles,” “New Laws, Road Rules, Traffic Safety and Crash Prevention,” “New Drivers’ License Requirements” and “When is it Time to Hit the Brakes when Driving?”
        • CarFit, an educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP and American Occupational Therapy Association that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them. AAA will be topping off vehicle fluid levels and will conduct an internal audit of vehicles.
        • Booths will offer information and services provided by Valvoline, AARP, Kingston of Perrysburg, AAA, Mobility Works, WSOS Transportation Coordination, State Farm Insurance and more. There will also be refreshments and raffle prizes.
        Lunch will be provided and is sponsored by the Wood County Beef Producers.
        According to the Insurance Information Institute, not only are Americans over the age of 65 a higher percentage of drivers on the road than ever before, they also suffer one of the highest rates of fatalities – second only to that of young adults. In 2015, older adults accounted for 14.9% of all traffic fatalities. The program is intended to help Wood County adults keep their senses sharp and to stay safe on the road.
        Reservations are required by contacting WCCOA at 419-353-5661 or by emailing
        For more information from the Insurance Information Institute, visit
Casino trip fundraiser
        American Legion Auxiliary, Post 114, will hold a Greektown Casino Bus Trip Fundraiser Wednesday, Sept. 18. Registration and payment are due by Saturday, Aug. 10. For more info, call 419-898-5888.
Parkcliffe programs
        Parkcliffe Memory Care Community offers Virtual Dementia Tours, which simulate the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with dementia, the third Thursday of the month at Parkcliffe in Northwood, 3075 East Plaza Boulevard. The tours offer caregivers, family members and friends of those inflicted with dementia an extraordinary opportunity to experience the realities and challenges of life for persons with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
        For more details, visit
Benefit counseling
        Great Lakes Community Action Partnership will be offering new benefit counseling through the Area Office on Aging of NW Ohio.
        The Area Office on Aging provides Medicare benefits counseling to seniors and those with disabilities. Ohio Department of Insurance, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program-trained and certified counselors provide no-cost non-biased, objective information regarding Medicare. They can also run plan comparisons and educate consumers on the important aspects of Medicare and help consumers apply for Medicare Savings Plans, Extra Help, HEAP, and SNAP.
        Counseling will be offered Tuesday, July 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Gibsonburg Senior Center, 100 Meadow Lane, Gibsonburg.
        For more details, visit or call the Gibsonburg Senior Center at 419-637-7947.


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