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1973 - 2019

Visit your Preble County Senior Center!

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You have probably read something at one time or another about the Preble County Senior Center, but do you really know us? Have you visited the Senior Center? Do you know where the Senior Center is located? Are you familiar with all the amenities associated with the Senior Center?  

We are not a sedentary Senior Center. We are very active; just ask any senior. In fact, our entrance sign says, “Preble County Senior Activities Center.”  We focus on health, fitness and well being. We keep our seniors active in fun ways. We have a fitness room with two commercial treadmills, and other exercise equipment. We have an open gentle exercise time at least one hour a day (9:00-10:00 am). We have a Pool Table, Wii Games, Bean Bag Toss, Dances, Line Dancing, Clogging and more.  We have mini-trips where we shop, walk, play miniature golf, etc. We have one-day motor coach and overnight trips to destinations far and near. There are no rocking chairs at our Senior Center. 

Have you heard about the evidence-based program, A Matter of Balance?  Since the Preble County Senior Center started offering classes, we have had many seniors complete the program. This nationally recognized fall prevention program was developed by the Roybal Center at Boston University.  The program was designed with several purposes including: helping to reduce the fear of falling, stopping the fear of falling cycle, and improving the activity levels of older adults living in the community.  The program consists of eight classes, each two hours long that are run by trained coaches.  Class size averages 8 people.  Strategies incorporated into their sessions include group discussions, problem solving, exercises to improve strength, coordination, and balance, and a home safety evaluation. Stacey Copes, Master Trainer and Senior Center Activity Manager, is now taking registrations for future classes.

 The actual Senior Center building has many features for you to use. We have a very nice library (named after our former Executive Director Alice McMann), with many paperback and hardback books available to check out. There are computers that are online and ready for you to use daily (first come, first serve). We also have Wi-Fi. (We have an awesome 75" Smart TV in our Legend's Diner.) 

We have many other activities for you to enjoy, everything from quilting to playing cards, movies to bingo to special events. We are especially proud that the Preble County Senior Center is located on 28 acres of beautiful land. Our yard is landscaped, with lots of flowers, and trees in bloom in the spring. We have a koi fish pond. We have bird feeders. We have a lovely patio where you are able to dine or sit and enjoy the surroundings. We have space available for gardens. It will be plowed and ready for your use come planting time. Just give us a call to request garden space.

The Decade's Diner, celebrating the "Fab 50's,"serves lunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday. This is a popular location for friends to gather for a good lunch that is reasonably priced. The diner is open to the public, and all ages are welcome (so bring your family). We have two daily specials for $4.99, plus many other menu items like sandwiches, soups, salads, soups, and desserts. You will enjoy the 50's decor and jukebox.

We want you to visit the Preble County Senior Center at 800 East St. Clair Street, Eaton. We want you to enjoy the Preble County Senior Center. You are invited to join us anytime Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our yearly membership is $10. Membership entitles you to receive a bi-monthly “Senior Scene” Newsletter. The newsletter includes articles of interest, plus the monthly activities calendars and the monthly menus. Membership includes other benefits. If you have any questions about the Preble County Senior Center or services available through the Preble County Council on Aging, please give us a call at 937.456.4947. We look forward to hearing from you.