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  • FCC’s new wing aims to fulfill needs of rehabilitation patients

    At a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Friends Care Community Board President Mary White and Director Karl Zalar raised their shovels to the new $2.25 million rehabilitation wing being built at the facility. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The 30-year old nonprofit Friends Care Community officially broke ground on Monday on a $2.25 million rehabilitation wing at its Herman Street campus.

  • Kindergarteners carol for local seniors

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    Local seniors were treated to the sweet songs and dances of Mills Lawn kindergarteners and holiday tunes from the McKinney School band at the 31st Senior Citizen’s Day Celebration, held at Yellow Springs High School on Wednesday.

  • Friends Care breaks ground on rehabilitation wing

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    Friends Care Community Center officially broke ground on Monday on a $2.25 million rehabilitation wing at its Herman Street campus. It’s the latest expansion for the 30-year-old non-profit, which provides skilled care, assisted living and independent living for the elderly.

  • Senior cycling champ retires at 77

    Richard Simons, shown above, recently retired at age 77 from competitive bicycle racing, in which he won many titles.

    “Whether you think you can do something or not, you’re probably right.” With this paraphrase of a quote from Henry Ford, 77-year-old champion cyclist Richard Simons sums up the attitude he credits with earning him scores of race victories and multiple world records.

  • Scott named new Senior Center director

    Village native David Scott began his job as the new director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center on Monday, Aug. 23. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    With 20 years of experience in historic preservation and nonprofit management, local resident David Scott took on the position of director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center last week.

  • Ice cream social fun for children and seniors

    Volunteer Devin Massie chats with Friends Care residents happily consuming their ice cream at the annual ice cream social. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Crowds came for the free ice cream, face painting, balloons and carriage rides at Friends Care Community Center’s annual summer ice cream social last Sunday. Revived last year, the tradition dates back decades as a community event organized by the 33-year old senior institution.

  • Friends drops plans for Barr property

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    Leaders of Friends Care Community announced this week that they will not pursue the senior apartment building they had planned for the Barr property downtown, due to the economic downturn and Friends’ commitment to keeping the rent affordable.

  • Rodney Bean Day

    Rodney Bean receives a roaring round of applause for his 11 years of service at the Senior Center executive director at a reception in his honor on Friday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs Mayor Dave Fobert declared May 28, 2010 to be “Rodney Bean Day,” in honor of Bean’s 11 years of service as the Executive Director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.

  • Low-income senior housing builder presents to Council

    At their May 17 meeting, members of Village Council heard a presentation on low-income senior housing from Lynn Dalton, president of the Franklin Foundation of Columbus. The nonprofit group has built 14 senior communities in Ohio, and is interested in partnering with the Village or local nonprofits to build one in Yellow Springs.

  • Rodney Bean to leave Senior Center

    Rodney Bean will be leaving as director of the Senior Center, a post he has held for 11 years. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs Senior Center director Rodney Bean feels that it’s time for a change, and as the center has been oriented toward campaigning for a new space, now seems like a good time to let someone new take the helm. On May 28 he will step down to let that happen.

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