PREBLE COUNTY
COUNCIL ON AGING

Celebrating 44 Years of Service

1973 - 2017

Supportive Services

Telephone Reassurance Program

This special services is a way we keep "homebound" clients connected with the outside world. With the Telephone Reassurance Program, Preble County Council on Aging senior volunteers call to check on an individual daily. This might be a call to just say "hello, how are you feeling today?" The volunteer might remind the individual to take their medicine, etc. It's a way of staying in touch with a person on a friendly and caring level

Friendly Visitor Program

A "Friendly Visitor" spends quality time visiting with a senior in their home.  This is another way we keep "homebound" clients connected with the outside world. At a prearranged time, the Council on Aging senior volunteer will visit an individual, just to sit and talk, reminisce about the past, talk about the future, or play board games or cards, or watch television. The volunteer might read a book or newspaper to the individual. Again, this is a way to keep a senior connected to the outside world and have some social time with another person.

Maybe you would enjoy being a volunteer. For more information on either program, please call the Senior Center at (937) 456-4947.

Diabetes Support Group Meeting

The Diabetes Support Group Meeting meets on the third Thursday of each month at 10:00 am at the Preble County Senior Center. The meetings are sponsored by and conducted by a Diabetes Educator from Wayne HealthCare, Greenville, Indiana.

Parkinson's Support Group

Parkinson's disease most often develops after the age of 50. It is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. Sometimes Parkinson's Disease occurs in younger adults. It affects both men and women. The meetings are open to the public. If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Parkinson's Disease and/or share information, please attend our support group meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 3:00 pm at the Preble County Senior Center. You are able to contact the facilitator, Jim Straszheim, at jcstraszheim1@centurylink.net.

For more information on above Supportive Services and/or Support Group Meetings, please call the Preble County Council on Aging at (937) 456-4947.

 

Senior Companions Needed!

This program has volunteer openings in the Preble County area for friendly visitors who will provide companionship for frail or lonely adults and respite care for family caregivers. You must be 55 years of age or older and income eligible. Training, a physical exam, a tax-free stipend and mileage reimbursement are provided in return for 15 or more hours of service per week. Call the Council on Aging at 456-4947 or Senior Companion Program at (937) 534-7937 or 534-7938 for more information.