Seniors Section

  • Feast of Friends

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    Feast of Friends progressive dinner which will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. This annual fundraiser gives needed support to the Friends Care Center. The evening will begin with appetizers, music, and wine at the Friends Care Center. You will be introduced to your dinner companions and given direction to your host’s […]

  • Elder literary journal slated

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    The Yellow Springs Senior Center is pleased to announce preparations for an elder literary journal, which will feature elders connected to Yellow Springs and Miami Township.

  • Friends shifts housing plan

    Two years ago Anne Chalfant moved in as a renter in one of Friends Care Community’s independent living homes. Now that Friends is selling her unit, she, unlike two other renters, has decided to buy her home. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Friends Care Community built the first independent living homes on the Herman Street campus about 10 years ago, the hope was that the units would give seniors an option for maintenance-free living near the services needed to age in place.

  • YSSC to pick a new director

    When one of two final applicants for the directorship of the Yellow Springs Senior Center is named in the next several weeks, she will be at the helm of a vital organization that is growing beyond its original scope.

  • Yellow Springs Senior Center announces new director

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    The Yellow Springs Senior Center board announced yesterday that Dayton resident Karen Wolford will be the Senior Center’s new executive director.

  • A Proper English Tea

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    Sunday, April 28th’s Proper English Tea Senior Center fundrasier was a “thank you” from those who watched Downton Abbey this year on the Senior Center’s big screen TV. Those who attended the tea, both young and old, enjoyed fancy hats, antique tea pots, delicious finger foods donated by villagers, beautiful linens and of course, the […]

  • YSSC full of members, not funds

    The Yellow Springs Senior Center, which serves vital health, transportation and social needs for the area’s senior citizens, for the first time in 2011 and 2012 budgeted for a 6 percent deficit. While the local center is serving more seniors than ever before, around 700 individuals per year, revenue has not kept pace with the expenses needed to serve a growing population of elders.

  • Senior Center director resigns

    Yellow Springs Senior Center Director David Scott resigned his position on Oct. 31 after two years at the helm of the organization, citing personality differences between himself and the board of trustees. Scott, 63, said he plans to remain in Yellow Springs and enjoy his retirement spending time with his 95-year-old mother and walking his dog, Suzette.

  • Senior housing off, for now

    An effort to build affordable senior housing on the Barr property downtown was thwarted last month when the project was denied its request for 2012 federal tax credits. However, project organizers consider the set-back only a delay, as they plan to re-apply in 2013.

  • Life of a century, and some change

    Herbert Pencil, the oldest male resident at Friends Care Community, is shown with his family, his wife, Ida, and the couple’s two sons, all of whom predeceased him. (Submitted photo)

    Herbert Pencil, Friends Care Center’s oldest male resident, was born in North Hampton, Ohio, on Sept. 25, 1909. On that day, America had 46 states, and William Howard Taft was the country’s 27th president.

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