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Articles About Yellow Springs Senior Center

  • Writing workshops to hone Ripples submissions

    Submissions are now open for the Senior Center's literary journal by and featuring local elders, Ripples.

    Ripples, the literary magazine published by the Yellow Springs Senior Center, is seeking new material written by people affiliated with the village and Miami Township.

  • In September, a focus on dementia

    The 18-month-long Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs project is organizing several activities for September, World Alzheimer’s Month. Two of its organizers are, from left, Toni Dosik, and Karen Wolford of the Yellow Springs Senior Center. Not pictured are organizers Kate LeVesconte and Karen Puterbaugh of the Greene County Council on Aging. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When organizers for the Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs, or DFYS, project held a community book read last winter on a book about dementia, they were encouraged by the hardy response.

  • C’mon and dance!

    Celia Diamond beckoned onlookers to join in the fun at the annual Senior Center flash mob dance on Wednesday, May 30. (Photo by Lauren ‘Chuck’ Shows)

    The annual Senior Center flash mob dance on Wednesday, May 30 on Short St drew participants from both the Senior Center and the Children’s Center.

  • A day for community giving

    After collecting $75,000 in a single day last November, an effort to raise money for local nonprofit groups is returning to the village for a second year this holiday season.

  • Film explores caregiving, aging

    The Yellow Springs Senior Center and the Friends Care Community will present the documentary “Care” at the Little Art Theatre on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. Edited by villager Jim Klein, the documentary follows the relationships between caregivers and their elderly patients, as well as the financial difficulties faced by patients and caregivers alike. (Submitted film still)

    Yellow Springs has hosted some weighty documentaries recently, and “Care,” the film showing this weekend at the Little Art, is no exception. And like last month’s village premier of “The Modern Jungle,” which was co-directed by an Antioch professor, “Care” also has a Yellow Springs connection.

  • ‘Ripples’ celebrates village’s elders

    The YS Senior Center received a grant to support its publication of Ripples, the center's annual elder literary journal. Shown looking at past issues of Ripples 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.

  • Community unity powers D.C. Women’s March

    After riding through the night via chartered bus, and deposited in a Washington, D.C., parking lot after sunrise Saturday, Jan. 21, 55 women from Yellow Springs prepared to join hundreds of thousands of people from across the country streaming toward the National Mall for Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington. The bus passengers represented a portion of village residents who particpated in the historic event. (Submitted photo by Lydia, the busdriver)

    Local preparation for last weekend’s Women’s March on Washington may have been as significant for many Yellow Springs women, and for the community at large, as the actual march itself.

  • McKee group honors Wright

    Maria Wright will receive the James A. McKee Association Outstanding Community Service Award on Saturday, April 18. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    For her years of dedicated service, the James A. McKee Association will honor Maria Wright with the 2015 Outstanding Community Service Award.

  • Calling on dance to fight Parkinson’s

    Each Wednesday at the Senior Center, dance instructor Jill Becker, third from left, works with Paul Graham, second from left, and Kim Korkan, right, who both suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that causes gradual loss of muscular control and can lead to depression and dementia in its advanced stages. A regular regimen of exercise has been shown to strengthen muscles, improve mobility and have a positive effect on mood. (Photo by Jenn Wheeler)

    Every Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., Jill Becker, a local dance instructor, meets with a small group of people at the Yellow Springs Senior Center to lead a dance class intended to help participants manage the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

  • 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.