2021 Yellow Springs News Merchandise
Jul
28
2021

Seniors Section

  • Mullin takes helm at the Yellow Springs Senior Center

    Local resident Caroline Mullin recently was named the executive director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center, or YSSC, and she brings with her a vision for the center as a place for resources and meaningful engagement for people of all ages.

  • YS Senior Center founder to be memorialized — Plaque to honor Rev. Dr. Matthews

    The Rev. Matthews’ contributions and legacy were honored in a virtual program Thursday, June 24, by the Senior Center. Matthews’ family, center members, villagers and community organization representatives gathered to honor his contributions both to the center and to the village.

  • Amid pandemic, Friends Care Community’s ho-ho-holidays

    The holidays are festive, if lower-key, at Friends Care Community this year. Visitation has been restricted at the facility since March.

  • Senior Center to reopen Monday

    That door will open again on Monday, Oct. 19, as the Senior Center welcomes seniors back with a “Coffee and Donuts with Friends” event.

  • Senior Center reopening halted

    After the announcement that Greene County had been elevated to level 3, or “red,” by the Ohio Public Health Advisory System, the YS Senior Center has halted its plan to reopen for in-person events. The elevation to level 3 indicates “very high exposure or spread” of COVID-19.

  • Elder Stories: Painter Jack Merrill

    Merrill is known by some in the village as a quiet and tenacious artist who painted exuberantly, if privately, through nearly five decades of living and working in Yellow Springs.

  • Home, Inc. senior apartments— A closer look at developer

    The grand opening of the Riverside Senior Lofts, a Dayton affordable senior housing project developed by St. Mary Development Corporation, took place Friday, Nov. 16. The project, shown above, includes 48 units, both apartments and cottages. St. Mary Development Corporation will also be the developer and property manager of the proposed affordable senior rental project in Yellow Springs, in collaboration with Home, Inc. That project would feature 54 units on 1.8 acres on Xenia Avenue, behind the new fire station and across from Friends Care Community. (Submitted photo)

    Created in 1989, St. Mary Development Corporation grew from a partnership between a Catholic nun and a Centerville parishioner. Within a few years, they had purchased their first site for affordable senior housing. For the pending Yellow Springs project, Home, Inc. will provide most of the service component.

  • Planning Commission — Varying views on senior apartments

    An architect's rendering of the proposed senior housing. (Courtesy of Home, Inc.)

    Last Monday’s Village Planning Commission meeting was standing room only as villagers aired their thoughts on Home, Inc.’s proposed 54-unit affordable senior apartment building between East Herman and East Marshall streets. 

  • A good year for new Friends Care director

    Mike Montgomery has been director of the Friends Care Community for almost a year, having begun in early December 2017. Since beginning the job, he's most proud of making some changes that contributed to raising staff morale, and adding new staff. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    While Mike Montgomery is the executive director of Friends Care Community, he takes a modest position regarding how critical he is to the functioning of the local continuing care center.

  • 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.