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Seniors Section :: Page 2

  • 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.

  • Health aide admits to theft

    After a three week investigation, Yellow Springs police arrested Fairborn resident LaRhonda Phillips for stealing and forging checks from an elderly resident in Yellow Springs.

  • Next window, please— Moore retires from US Bank

    Carol Moore retires this week after 45 years at US Bank and its predecessor, Miami Deposit Bank, where she worked as a bookkeeper and bank teller. A celebration of Moore’s retirement is open to the community and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at Young’s Jersey Inn. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Having seen four bank name changes and 45 years of service, Carol Moore is finally retiring from her long-held position of bank teller at the local branch.

  • Lucky local wins Senior Center raffle

    Alicia Erfe happily accepts the keys to the new 2004 Toyota Siena she won at a raffle at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. Handing her the keys is Beth Hertz, who donated the car, while Barbara Hammond of the Senior Center looks on. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local resident Alicia Erfe won the 2004 Toyota Siena mini-van in the Yellow Springs Senior Center raffle last week.

  • Celebrate Senior Citizens

    The annual Senior Citizens Day celebration will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7 at YSHS, beginning at 10 a.m. All senior citizens are welcome to attend, and may RSVP by calling YSHS at 767-7224 by Dec. 5. Donations and contributions aiding the event will be appreciated, and may be brought to YSHS, or sent to the […]

  • A painter seeks to lift spirits

    Longtime Dayton area abstract painter Elizabeth (Beth) Hertz stands next to “Blue Riser,” a work she has loaned to the Friends Care Community for its new rehabilitation wing. Beth is a resident of the FCC Assisted Living Center. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    It would be hard to find someone with a more unique story than that of Elizabeth (Beth) Hertz, a painter well known in the Dayton area for more than four decades.