Vandalia Senior Center October Calendar

Compiled by Darrell Wacker -

VANDALIA — The following is the October calendar of events for the Vandalia Senior Center located at 21 Tionda Drive. For more information, contact the center at 898-1232.

Annual Bazaar is October 1

This is the only fundraiser for the Senior Club. Last year the club was able to donate to student groups at the Vandalia-Butler High School and to the Vandalia Food Pantry. The profits also pay for potluck and catered dinner expenses.

Your help is still needed:

  • Many more baked goods and candy donations are needed. Please sign up.
  • Drop those items off on Friday, September 30.
  • Bring in Trash and Treasure donations from September 19 to September 29.

Of course, you can really help out by shopping and having lunch at the bazaar on Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Raffle Donations: So far the 20 sponsors that come to our center and 38 area businesses have donated to the bazaar. The full list will be on the bulletin board during the bazaar and in the November newsletter.

Volunteer appreciation lunch

It is time to celebrate all the volunteer work that has happened this year with a great lunch. If you are an officer of the Senior Club, a Van Tran driver, helped with congregate meals, worked in the office, worked at the bazaar, helped set up for potluck dinners, or helped in other ways, please sign up by October 21. The lunch will be on Friday, October 28, at 12:00 p.m. This lunch is sponsored by Medigold.

Stonespring Lunch & Learn

Holly Dethardt will be providing the lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at noon. Our speaker will be auctioneer, Jerry Stichter. He entered the auctioneer profession in 1974. His peers inducted him into the Ohio Auctioneers Hall of Fame in 2013. Jerry will talk about “My Belongings in the 21st Century.” We all have many belongings. He will talk about the options for what to do with our belongings and how selling items are different now. Jerry will discuss how the values of antiques and other belongings have changed.

Springmeade Lunch & Learn

Robin Shafer will bring lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The topic is to be announced. Check the sign-up sheet.

Senior Helpers Lunch & Learn

Terry Vandeberg will serve you lunch on Friday, Oct. 14 at noon. She will present, “Understanding the Complexity of Dementia”. Learn about the senior gems as they relate to aging, how to identify the levels of dementia, and the best care to give.

Brookhaven Lunch & Learn

Tresa Arnold will be here Tuesday, Oct. 18 at noon. The Brookhaven Restaurant will provide the food. Fidelity Home Health Care will be presenting.

Beltone Early Lunch & Learn

Jan Pitt from Beltone will bring lunch on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 11:15 a.m. The topic will be “Your Hearing Health”. Good hearing lets you savor life. Did you know that by age 55, one in four adults has hearing loss? And, by age 65, almost one in three has hearing loss. If you suspect you have a hearing loss, ignoring or neglecting it can make it worse. But, treating a hearing loss with hearing aids can dramatically slow its progression.

Brian Addis Edward Jones Lunch & Learn

Brian Addis and Donna Bargo will bring chicken and more on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at noon. Brian Addis will present “Don’t Play Politics With Your Portfolio.”

Tridia Hospice Lunch & Learn

Samantha Fox and Jonathan Carl will provide your lunch. The topic will be “Congestive Heart Failure.”

Art Class to teach drawing

On Tuesday, October 18, from 9 – 11:30 a.m., Tom Kinarny, a local artist, will teach a class on drawing. Have you always wanted to sketch the flowers in your garden or that prized 56 Mustang parked in your garage? Well it’s time to get started. Class registration will be limited, so sign up soon at the center. Bring paper, pencil and $5 and soon you too can be an artist.

Reader’s Theatre

There is still time to sign up to join the fun Reader’s Theatre group. The first reading will be on Wednesday, September 28, at 10 a.m. The performance will be at the potluck on Friday, November 4 at 6 p.m.

First Movie

The first movie day of October is Friday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. with snacks provided by Chris Leydig from Genesis Troy Healthcare.

In the movie, The Nice Guys, in 1970s Los Angeles a down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March and hired enforcer Jackson Healy must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

Second movie

The second movie day of October is Friday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. with snacks provided by Kelly Lundqvist of Crossroads Rehabilitation.

In the movie, Money Monster, Lee Gates (George Clooney) is a TV personality whose popular financial network show has made him the money wiz of Wall Street. But after he hawks a high tech stock that mysteriously crashes, an irate investor takes Gates, his crew, and his ace producer Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts) hostage live on air. Unfolding in real time, Gates and Fenn must find a way to keep themselves alive while simultaneously uncovering the truth behind a tangle of big money lies.

Vaccinations by Rite Aid

Rite Aid will be here two times on Friday, October 14. You can get a vaccination from 11:00 a.m. to noon and also from 1-2 p.m. Besides the flu shot, Rite Aid also offers shingles and pneumonia vaccinations. Mark on the sign-up sheet which ones you want. On the small table by the white board, pick up an information page to fill out. You can turn it in at the office.

Making Cards for Fall

Lori Reeves from Home Instead will bring supplies for making fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving cards. Let your creativity and the materials help you design one or more cards. The card making will be on Tuesday, October 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please bring scissors. This class is free and limited to 18 members.

Make a quilled angel

Sheryl Scott returns to teach you how to quill an angel that can go in a shadowbox or be an ornament. Even if you didn’t come to previous classes, you can still learn to make this on Friday, October 21, at 9:30 a.m. Please bring scissors and a ruler. If you attended previous classes, please bring your quilling tools. The class is $5 for materials and instruction, the shadowbox is extra. If you want a shadowbox, please mark it on the sign-up sheet by Friday, October 14.

Honoring Veterans

From Oct. 3 to Nov. 11, let us honor your military members. Bring in photos of you, your spouse, your grandparents, parents, your children, and your grandchildren that have been or are in the military. I will make a copy and add any names, rank, and dates you know. I would like to line the walls in a salute to our armed forces leading up to Veteran’s Day. If you gave me a photo last year, I kept those to put back up this year.

Annual Medicare Check-up day

Representatives from (OSHIIP), the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will be at the Vandalia Senior Center for their annual Medi- care Check-up Day event on Friday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One-on-one counseling will be available to compare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans for 2017, as well as screen beneficiaries for financial assistance programs, such as extra help with prescription costs and for Part B premium savings. Note: Please bring a list of your current prescription drugs to compare plans for 2017. *This service is open to the public. Please call Toni Williams at 898-1232 or stop by the Center for an appointment.

Renew your membership by January 31

If you renew anytime before October 31, you will be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of over ten prizes including a senior membership to the Vandalia Rec Center, punch cards for the Rec Center, and gift cards. You can write a check to the City of Vandalia and mail it to the Vandalia Senior Center at 21 Tionda Drive South, Vandalia, 45377. For Vandalia residents, it is $15 or $25 for couples. Outside Vandalia, the cost is $20 or $35 for couples. If your address or phone number have changed, please send in the new information. You can also come into the center to renew your membership. If you were born in 1927: Congratulations! You are turning 90 in 2017. Your membership is now free! 90+ Members: You still need to call, stop in, or send a note that you still want to continue to receive your newsletter. Let the office know if your address or phone number have changed.

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

Reach the Vandalia Senior Center at 898-1232.

Reach the Vandalia Senior Center at 898-1232.