Greene County News Report
XENIA — Members of the Greene County Retired Teachers Association heard a presentation from Karen Puterbaugh, director of the Greene County Council on Aging, during the February meeting.
The Greene County Council on Aging can help older adults in the area in many ways: installing grab bars around the home to keep older and somewhat unsteady persons safer in their homes; assisting elderly to stay in their own home if possible, rather than a hospital or nursing facility; educating families around issues of memory loss, realizing that stress exacerbates the problem; socializing with other elderly centered around volunteering, parties, and group belonging; and taking part in artistic activities, card games, educational speakers.
There are 10 senior centers in Greene County, and the Council on Aging can offer a little to a lot of help to aging adults who are willing to help themselves by asking for assistance, Puterbaugh told the retired teachers.
The next lunch meeting of the association will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25 at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 343 W. Ankeney Mill Road,. All Greene County retired educators are invited. For more information call membership chair Jim Beaver at 937-305-1935.
Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.