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February 10, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Hancock Co. Center Serves Spaghetti

Hancock County Senior Services will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Instead of the typical soup and salad bar for lunch, spaghetti will be served, along with a tossed salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Take-out and/or delivered orders cost slightly more than dine-in.

The fundraiser takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the facility, 647 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland. Delivery stops will be made to Hancock House, Westminster, Alicia Arms, Peachtree Inn, Freedom Place I & II, and Overbrooke Towers.

Call 304-564-3801 no later than 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 11 to order a delivered meal.

Note: Should Hancock County Schools be delayed or canceled, the event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 19.

This fundraising event is held the second Wednesday of the month January through May. All proceeds benefit Hancock County senior citizens.

Healthy Steps Program Set

In Hancock Co.

Healthy Steps, a six-week wellness program, begins March 5 at Hancock County Senior Services, 647 Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland.

Healthy Steps utilizes the Lebed Method of slow and smooth movement with gentle resistance. It is designed for all ages and is particularly beneficial to individual dealing with lymphedema, osteoarthritis, stroke and more. Participants may remain seated during the session.

The program will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays for one hour starting March 5. Mark Knabenshue, a certified Lebed instructor, will lead the classes.

There is a maximum class size of 20. The class is free, but donations are accepted and will be used to purchase resources for the class.

Call 304-564-3801 or 304-387-3251 to register.

Ohio Seeks Outstanding Senior Citizens

The Ohio Department of Aging is accepting nominations for outstanding individuals to be inducted into the 2014 Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. Individuals and organizations interested in nominating a neighbor, colleague, family member or friend may visit www.aging.ohio. gov/news/halloffame/ for more information, to submit a nomination or download the nomination form.

"So many of our older Ohioans - our Golden Buckeyes - are defined not by their age, but by the good work they have done and continue to do," said Bonnie K. Burman, director of the department. "The Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame honors the vital roles our elders play in their communities, across the state and nationwide, while it promotes the benefits of active, productive and purposeful living at all points in our lives."

Nominees for the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame must be age 60 or older and be native-born Ohioans or residents of the state for at least 10 years. Posthumous nominations will be accepted. The nominee (or a representative of the nominee if he or she is unable) must consent to the nomination.

Nominees will be evaluated on the impact of their current contributions, or a continuation of contributions begun before age 60, in areas of endeavor including, but not limited to:

Induction is held each May. Those selected will join more than 350 older Ohioans inducted into the hall since its inception in 1978. To learn more and view past inductees, visit

Ohio County Center Shows 'The Butler'

Family Service-Upper Ohio Valley will show "The Butler" for its monthly "Lunch and a Movie" program in February.

Congregate lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 20 at the senior center, 51 11th St., Wheeling, second floor. The movie will begin at 12:30 p.m.

"The Butler" stars Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda and Cuba Gooding Jr. It tells the story of an African-American man who served as butler to eight presidents in the White House over 30 years.

The program is free, but donations are accepted. To reserve a seat and/or transportation, call 304-232-6730 by Feb. 18.

AARP Tax Help Available At Ohio Valley Mall

AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program, a free tax preparation and electronic filing service for those 60 and older, is operating from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville through April 15. The program is staffed by trained volunteers who can prepare federal returns as well as Ohio and West Virginia returns.

The Tax-Aide program is set up in the Crafts 2000 corridor. Appointments are recommended but are only available by walk-in at the site. The site does not open when there is a level 2 or level 3 snow emergency in effect.

The AARP Foundation runs the service in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service's Tax Counseling for the Elderly program.

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