Seniors Section

  • Getting low at the Yellow Springs Senior Center

    Hans Marlette performed on the tuba last Thursday, June 19, at the Yellow Springs Senior Center's Third Thursday Potluck. Accompanying him is pianist Sam Reich, a Senior Center regular. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The low frequencies were favored last Thursday, June 19 at the Senior Center as Hans Marlette treated the gathered to a display of what the tuba can do as a solo instrument.

  • BLOG – Flash mob on Short Street

    The Senior Center sponsored "Flash Mob" on Short Street yesterday. (photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

    In celebration of National Senior Health and Wellness Day the Senior Center organized a “flash mob” yesterday on Short Street.

  • 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.

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