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Seniors Section

  • 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.

  • Friends Care scores high on survey

    Friends Care Community residents meet a therapy dog. (Staff archive photo, 2012)

    Friends Care Community recently received the highest resident satisfaction score in all of Greene County, based on the 2018 Ohio Department of Aging’s Statewide Nursing Home Satisfaction Survey.

  • New director at Friends Care

    Mike Montgomery, currently the director of Grace Brethren Village in Englewood, has been named the new director of Friends Care Community. He’ll begin his new job on Dec. 4. (Submitted photo)

    Leaders of Friends Care Community announced this week that Mike Montgomery, who currently heads an award-winning retirement center in Englewood, will be the new director of the Yellow Springs elder care community.

  • ‘Conscious aging’ event

    Cleveland resident Mary Grigolia, minister of the Unitarian Fellowship in Oberlin, will present a workshop on “Conscious Aging” on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 9:30 a.m., at the Senior Center. All are invited. (Submitted photo)

    In American culture, youth is elevated and elders are often dismissed. But organizers of this week’s workshop on “Conscious Aging” want to change that trend.

  • Always coming home to the village

    Jim and Betty Felder came to Yellow Springs when Jim was a young Air Force officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Betty a teacher in the Mad River Township schools. They raised their two sons, Greg and Kevin, in the Omar Circle home where they still live. (Photo by Holly Hudson)

    Betty and Jim Felder, both in their 80s, have been recounting their time in Yellow Springs, how they met and when they came here, by each telling their stories which circle back, intertwine and pick up where the other left off.

  • Fifty years in the same house

    Carl Johnson was Yellow Springs’ local pharmacist for nearly 30 years. His wife, Sue, helped him run the pharmacy, Erbaugh and Johnson’s, where Town Drug now operates. The Johnsons raised two sons in Yellow Springs, and have lived in the same handsome brick home on Dayton Street since 1967. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Fifty years ago this summer, Carl and Sue Johnson moved into a handsome brick home on Dayton Street with their school-aged sons, John and Jim.

  • Harold Wright— A bridger of words, and worlds

    Poet, poetry translator and retired Antioch College professor of Japanese language and literature, Harold Wright has lived in Yellow Springs since 1973. He’s made many dozens of trips to Japan over the years. Here, he’s pictured with his wife, Jonatha, on the porch of their North Winter Street home. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    It’s been a dozen years since Harold Wright’s last trip to Japan, the longest time he’s been away from the country he fell in love with as a young man. But this fall, he and his wife, Jonatha, will be flying to Tokyo as the honored guests of Emperor Meiji.

  • 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.

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