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Seniors Section

  • All ages join in for Senior Center flash mob

    The annual Senior Center flash mob dance was held May 31. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    The YS Senior Center celebrated National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31, with its fourth annual “flash mob” dance.

  • Join seniors for ‘flash mob’ performance

    The Senior Center will perform its fourth annual "flash mob" dance on Wednesday, May 31; the community is invited to participate. Pictured are dancers from the first flash mob in 2014. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    The YS Senior Center will celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31, with its fourth annual “flash mob” dance.

  • Arnold Adoff: A shared life and love of literature

    Author and poet Arnold Adoff moved to Yellow Springs in 1969, putting down roots in the hometown of his wife, celebrated children’s book author Virginia Hamilton, who passed away in 2002. Now nearing 82, Adoff is still writing and receiving strong reviews for his work, as well as enjoying life in Yellow Springs near his son, granddaughter and Hamilton’s extended family. (Submitted photo)

    Author and poet Arnold Adoff suggests that a more apt descriptor for the Yellow Springs News’ elders series might be “survivors series.”

  • Joan Horn: life as a doer, teacher and friend

    Villager Joan Horn has lived in Yellow Springs for more than 60 years, contributing to the community as a volunteer, teacher, civic-minded citizen and friend. Her Spillan Avenue home, filled with books and art, is always open to friends from Yellow Springs and around the world. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Joan Horn, 83, has lived in Yellow Springs for over 60 years, first coming to the village as a student at Antioch College in the early 1950s. Her contributions to the community are legion.

  • ‘Ripples’ celebrates village’s elders

    Members of the Senior Center committee putting together ”Ripples,” the center’s annual literary journal by and about seniors, are seeking submissions from villagers. Shown above looking at past issues are, from left, Suzanne Patterson, Karen Wolford, Jane Baker, Fran LaSalle, Marianne Whelchel and Lee Huntington. Not pictured is committee member Sandy Love. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A diversity of both form and content is the goal of “Ripples,” an annual journal that is “a celebration of elders” in the Village.

  • Jim Agna: Showing up and taking a stand

    Jim Agna, longtime local physician and Wright State faculty member, is shown here at his Meadow Lane home with a photo of his family. Agna will celebrate his 91st birthday on Feb. 12. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Jim Agna is a low-key and modest guy, so he probably won’t tell you that at many points in his career as a physcian, he’s been at the forefront of social change.

  • Phyllis Lawson Jackson: Deep roots, and a historian’s eye

    Phyllis Lawson Jackson is the fifth generation of the Lawson family to live in Yellow Springs. Jackson, known as a local historian, is shown beside her grandmother’s lamp and table in her Stafford Street home. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    You’d be hard pressed to find someone with deeper Yellow Springs roots than Phylllis Lawson Jackson, the fifth generation of the Lawson family to live in the village.

  • Carl Hyde: A habit of caring, and aging well

    Carl Hyde, who moved into the Friends Assisted Living Center a year ago, first came to Yellow Springs as an Antioch College freshman more than 70 years ago. After more than four decades as a town physician, he’s known to many as “Dr. Hyde.” He rides his bike regularly in good weather. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Though he retired more than 15 years ago, Carl Hyde’s habit of caring for people remains.

  • Senior Center presents third annual flash mob

    The Senior Center presented its third annual flash mob on Wednesday, May 25. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    On Wednesday, May 26, the YS Senior Center presented its third annual flash mob performance in recognition of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Click for photos and video of the event.

  • Free CFL bulbs offered to local seniors

    Local senior citizens who participate in YS Senior Center programs are eligible to receive five free CFL bulbs through Energy Smart. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    Village of Yellow Springs electric customers who participate in programming from the Yellow Springs Senior Center can receive five free CFL bulbs through the Yellow Springs Senior Center and Efficiency Smart.

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