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Preble County Council on Aging
Preble County Council on Aging


Preble County Council on Aging

"Celebrating 41 Years of Service" - (1973-2014)

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Music by Don Pease and the Country Ramblers

"Continuous on Thursday Evenings"

4:00-7:00 pm - Admission $3 single/$5 couple


The Gathering Place, 501 Nation Avenue, Eaton, Ohio

The Preble County Senior Center celebrated the one year anniversary of the Thursday Night Weekly Dance on October 16, 2014!

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LEGENDS IN CONCERTwith MARV REIER will be on a break at The Gathering Place for a few months.

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Snacks and entertainment by the wonderful singing group, "Something Good," coming in December. See details at: www.facebook.com/northernconnectionofpreblecountyohio

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:30 am

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 301 East Main Street, New Paris, OH 45347

Please RSVP by December 8th to 937.437.8484.

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Other important upcoming meetings:

November 19 - "Insurance Options with Cindy." 9:00 am-2:00 pm - Insurance Agent, Cindy Thompson, of Simon Financial Services, Eaton Ohio, will be at the Preble County Senior Center to assist you on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am-2:00 pm.  She will be in the front lobby office and is available to answer questions and enroll Medicare beneficiaries into supplement and other Medicare plans. Cindy is a life-long resident of Eaton and has been helping seniors with Medicare plan options since 2005.

November 18 - A representative from Joy Tour & Travel will be at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio for a couple hours one afternoon a month to answer questions about upcoming trips planned for the PCCOA Time Travelers. The reps will also be able to take reservations, accept payment for trips and update you on all new fun and exciting trips that are planned by Joy Tour & Travel  in 2014 and 2015. Joy Tours is a full-service travel agency as well as a tour operator. They have been in business since 1985. You can also reach Joy Tours by calling 513.777.8221 or toll-free at 1-800-875-4569.

Tuesdays & Thursdays - During the Medicare Open Enrollment Period Scott Herman will  be available to answer your questions and assist with your supplement selections on Tuesdays & Thursdays through the month of November. He will also be in the Senior Center on December 2nd and 4th. Scott's schedule is Tuesdays from 9:00-12:00 and Thursdays from 12:30-4:00.

Questions? Call Senior Center at 937.456.4947 or 1.800.238.5146.

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    Winter Utility Assistance

    As the seasons change and winter weather is around the corner, utility rules and the types of assistance that is available to consumers who are at-risk of having their natural gas and electric utility services disconnected also change. The Office of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel (OCC), Ohio’s residential utility consumer advocate wants to make sure consumers know their rights as well as what options and help is available.

    On Monday, October 20, 2014 ...the annual PUCO Winter Reconnect Order (WRO) went into effect, providing utility consumers who are in disconnect status (either have a utility shut off or have a shut –off notice) more options and flexibility in managing their situation.

    Customers in disconnect status can use the rule between October 20th 2014 and April 15, 2015 to restore or maintain their service by paying the amount owed or $175, whichever is less. There are no income restrictions. Customers must sign up for a payment plan to pay any remaining past-due balance on their utility bill.

    Households that are income eligible (at or below 175% of the federal poverty level: $41,213 gross annual income for a family of four) may use funds provided through the Winter Crisis Program to pay the $175 required under the WRO. This program, which is part of HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) will provide up to $175 to restore or maintain a household’s gas or electric utility services.

    Customers can apply for the Winter Crisis Program (from November 3rd through March 31st), also known as E-HEAP (or Emergency HEAP) in person at their local Community Action Agency, 304 Eaton Lewisburg Rd, Eaton, OH 45320 (937.456.3800). Energy Assistance Program Applications 2014-2015 are also available the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, OH 45320 (937.456.4947) from November 3rd through March 31st. Questions: Call the Ohio Development Services Agency hotline at 1-800 282-0880.

    More information about the Winter Reconnect Order and the Winter Crisis Program as well as many other utility issues can be found on OCC’s website – www.occ.ohio.gov.

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If you are age 60 or older (spouse can be younger), we invite you to join us in the Courtyard Cafe at the Preble County Senior Center for lunch between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm weekdays through our Congregate Meal Program. Income eligibility is not required. You will have a one-time registration for the meals during your first visit. The sugg...ested donation for lunch is $2.50. Transportation may be available. Menus are provided. Lunch always includes an entree, one or two sides, and usually a fruit or dessert item, plus bread, and milk. This is a nutritionally balanced meal that meets one-third of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA), as set by the National Research Council (NRC) for this age group and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (Published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and USDA). For more information on the Congregate Meals, please call the Senior Center at 937.456.4947. P.S. Daily lunch reservations are preferred, but if you find yourself in town at lunchtime, we invite you to stop in for lunch. Again, transportation may be available for you to come into the Senior Center for lunch. Call the Senior Center at 937.456.4947 and ask for the Transportation Department.

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Congratulations to
PCCOA's Employee of
the Month for October 2013. Not only do our clients praise Buddy for a job well done, but Buddy finds cost savings ways for PCCOA to save money on maintenance and upkeep on   our vans and other equipment.
Thanks Buddy!



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Mission, Vision, Values


We will partner with our community in assuring the best quality of life for our seniors now and into the future. 


 The Vision of the Preble County Council on Aging is to advocate and provide resources for seniors to remain healthy and independent.


We promote an attitude of honesty and integrity in all organizational operations. 

We understand that each person is unique. We recognize and respect our individual differences. 

Courtyard Cafe

Serving lunch at the Preble County Senior Center, 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton, Ohio

11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.




Good Food - Reasonable Prices - Pleasant Atmosphere

Individual reservations not needed. Group reservations appreciated.

Carry-out available on full menu. Call 456-4947.



Phone: 937-456-4947
or 1-800-238-5146
Fax: 937-456-6565
Email us

Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00am to 4:00pm


Wed Nov 26 @09:00AM - 10:00AM
Fitness Fun Hour
Wed Nov 26 @12:30PM -
Wed Nov 26 @01:00PM -
Thu Nov 27 @09:00AM - 10:00AM
Fitness Fun Hour
Thu Nov 27 @04:00PM -
Thursday Night Weekly Dance
Fri Nov 28 @09:00AM - 10:00AM
Fitness Fun Hour
Fri Nov 28 @10:30AM - 11:30AM
Blood Pressure Screening
Fri Nov 28 @05:00PM -
Friday at the Movies

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