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OPALs Head to ‘S. Pacific’

June 9, 2014
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Active seniors have an opportunity to attend the musical, "South Pacific," through a bus trip sponsored by Older People with Active Lifestyles organization at Ohio Valley Medical Center on Sunday, July 20.

The group will travel to Morgantown's historic Metropolitan Theater to see the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Tales of the South Pacific." The trip is organized by Uniglobe Ohio Valley Travel. The bus is scheduled to depart at noon to accommodate church attendance on Sunday.

"We are pleased to host the trip to see such a delightful musical, and it's guaranteed to be a day of fun for all who attend," said Mary Velez, corporate director of volunteers and wellness at OVMC and East Ohio Regional Hospital.

To make a reservation, call Uniglobe at 304-232-5171 by Friday, June 13, and reserve a spot for the OPALs bus trip. The cost includes a ticket to the musical, dinner, transportation and all tips and gratuities.

The OPALs program at OVMC and EORH consists of residents in the Ohio Valley, age 55 years and older, who are active and want to remain active. The organization's goal is to provide education and experiences that promote wellness and well-being. Membership benefits include free parking, free yearly cholesterol screenings, educational programs, free exercise classes, organized day and multi-day trips, social activities, discounts at the hospital gift shop and cafeteria and a free subscription to a monthly newsletter.

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