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Senior News 5/13/18

Senior Monongalians
Monongalia County Senior Center (Senior Monongalians), Mountaineer Mall, 5000 Green Bag Road.
Phone: 304-296-9812.
HOURS: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed most holidays).
LUNCH: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; reservations may be made from 7:30-10:30 a.m. and held until 10:30 a.m. Walk-in registrations will be taken at 7:30 a.m. Each person must sign in before receiving his or her meal ticket. Menu is subject to change. Suggested donation: 60 or older, $2; under 60, $5 each.
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This week:
GROUP EXERCISE: 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
FREE VITAL SIGNS CLINIC: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
A registered nurse will check blood pressure, pulse and weight.
Monday through Friday: Walk with Ease.


2018 TRIPS: (Info, reservations: Vicki, 304-296-9812).

June 29: Red, White, Blue and More; $26 per person. Full payment due by May 18.
Sept. 27-Oct. 6: Canada and New England Cruise on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line; 10 days, nine nights.

Senior Monongalians is a social-services support agency for seniors and their families, offering nutrition programs in Monongalia County and free bus passes through the Mountain Line Transit Authority. Info: 304-296-9812.

BOPARC Senior Recreation Center
Wiles Hill Community Building, 287 Eureka Drive, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-296-7002.
HOURS: Monday-Thurs-day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-noon (holiday hours available online). Membership: $15 per year is included in the $75 per year for CURVES  membership.

WEEKLY WELLNESS CLASSES: $5 per class, membership required. Advance registration is not required.
Tai Chi: 9 a.m. Mondays (advanced/intermediate);
10 a.m. (beginners). Cost is $5.
Yoga: 5 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. Friday. Cost is $5.
Cardio Fitness: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Line dancing: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $3.
Mahjong: 9:30 a.m. Mondays and  12:30 p.m. Thursdays.
Adult art classes: 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost is $11.
Tech training: Call Letha for an appointment.
LUNCH: Bingo with Gary will be held at 11 a.m. Lunch is served at noon. Cost is $6. Reservations by 10 a.m. Monday.

MISCELLANEOUS: Available 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, when the center is open.
Exercise room with a treadmill, recumbent bike, weight machines, free weights and more.
Group luncheons: Looking to spend an afternoon trying out a new restaurant or an old favorite in town? Call the Center, put your name on the  list and BOPARC will make a group reservation. The group will meet at the restaurant and  sit together. Have a suggested place? Lunch is on your own.

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS (available during business hours): Wellness room with cardio equipment, free weights, circuit equipment and more. Library with free book check-out, billiards room and more.


Bridge clubs
Mountaineer Duplicate Bridge Club plays at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, at Westside Senior Center.
Info: Lynne, 304-599-1061; Vicki, 304-291-8190.

Arnettsville Community Center
Center: 4120 Fairmont Road, U.S. 19 south, in the old Arnettsville school.
PUBLIC LIBRARY (in the center): 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday; 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday.
WEDNESDAY: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., rummage room open; noon-2 p.m., Senior Social Hour.
Covered-dish meal first Wednesday of each month.
Info: Cathy, 304-278-2021, or Terri, 304-278-9973.
Canyon Community Presbyterian Church
Canyon Road.
FOOD PANTRY: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays.

Catholic Charities WV
827 Fairmont Road (Suite 203), Westover.
Phone: 304-292-6597.
FOOD PANTRY: 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Christian Help
Office: Walnut Street, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-296-0221.
HOURS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday; closed holidays.
Volunteer opportunities available.
PROGRAMS: Free clothing and household items, emergency financial assistance, food pantry (food orders provided for households every 60 days if needed), Career Clothing Closet for those working or seeking employment. Programs are free, open to the public.

Clay-Battelle Area Senior Center
Center: Blacksville.
Phone: 304-432-8177.
New members welcome. Dues are $2 per year or $20 for a lifetime membership.
HOURS: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday (closed Tuesday and Thursday, most holidays and when schools are canceled due to  weather).
The exercise room is open daily. Cards, table games, books and magazines are available.

HOME-COOKED MEALS: 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday when center is open. Suggested donation: $4 for all ages. Carryouts are available. Call between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. to reserve a spot.

Clay-Battelle Area Family Service
Office: Old Blacksville Elementary School, W.Va. 7, Blacksville (next to Clay-Battelle Public Library). Phone: 304-432-8329.
Thrift shop and food pantry.
Hours:10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays only, except most holidays and when schools are closed due to weather.
Food distribution is on the second Thursday of the month.

EMERGENCY NEEDS: 304-432-8329.

Core Senior Center
Center: W.Va. 7 and Pedlar Run Road.
Phone: 304-879-5452.
Only open Tuesdays.
TUESDAY: 11:30 a.m. Meals delivered by Senior Monongalians nutrition site. Donations accepted. For meals, call 304-879-5452 by 11 a.m. Mon-day. Birthdays recognized on second Tuesday of each month.
SECOND TUESDAY of each month: 11 a.m. Free blood pressure checks by Morgantown Hospice.

Rock Forge Presbyterian Church
W.Va. 7, Rock Forge. Phone: 304-241-4831.
FOOD PANTRY: Mondays from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment only. Call 304-241-4831 during pantry hours.

Scott’s Run Settlement House
Office: 41 Ladybug Drive, Osage.
Phone: 304-599-5020.
FOOD PANTRY: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday; 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. Senior lunch: 12:30 p.m. on the third
Friday of each month.
THURSDAY: 7 p.m. Gamblers Anonymous.

Suncrest United Methodist Church
479 Van Voorhis Road.
Info: 304-599-6306.
Active For Life (AFL) is a low-impact exercise program for those 55 and over. The group meets between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, in Cowan Hall. AFL is free and open to any older adult in the community.
Participants do not have to attend every session. Participants also receive regular blood pressure screening, celebrate special holidays and just have fun. AFL, developed by WVU Extension Service, is celebrating its 21st year at SUMC. For more information, contact Joyce Moore, at 304-599-1438.
Respite Care is an adult day care program that operates at SUMC from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Monday, Wednesday and  Friday. The program is a temporary relief for caregivers.
The program is easily  accessible and affordable. Personal care and skilled health assistance with training and experience. Music and physical therapy are a part of the program as well.
A hot lunch, drinks and a snack will be served. The program is staffed by two Registered nurses and a team of dedicated volunteers. For more information or to register, please contact 304-599-6306.

Westside Senior Center
Center: 500 DuPont Road, Westover.
Phone: 304-296-6583.
The large pavilion is available for rent. Call 304-296-6583.
Exercise room available when the center is open.
Wii games played when the center is open.
HOURS: 9 a.m.-noon and 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed most holidays and when schools are closed due to inclement weather).
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m. Bible study; 6 p.m. jam session.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. knitting class; 6 p.m. cards and games.
WEDNESDAY: 6 p.m. bingo and food.
THURSDAY: 6 p.m. cards and games.
FRIDAY: 6 p.m. jam session.

Misc.: June 21: Mountain Playhouse — Life could be a dream. Dinner will be at Miner’s Cafe. Cost is $89 which includes bus, show and dinner. Info: 304-296-6583.

In Touch & Concerned
Office: 1377 Chaplin Hill Road, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-296-6109.
Provides accessible and affordable transportation services to people with disabilities, seniors and veterans in Monongalia County. A nominal, income-based fee may be waived for Medicaid recipients.
Besides transportation, arrangements can be made for reassurance calls and grocery delivery to home-bound clients.

OLLI at WVU — Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WVU
OLLI at WVU offers educational, recreational, volunteer and social opportunities through scores of courses, seminars, field trips, open house/receptions and other activities geared for those age 50 and above. Four terms per year, one to six two-hour sessions per course, with no tests  or grades, informal and relaxed — learning just for the fun of it. Memberships for entire year are $30, then pay for terms in which you take classes. Scholarships are available.
Summer registration begins June 18.
Summer Classes begin July 10.

Info:, 304- 293-1793 or visit the office, at Mountaineer Mall.

Assisted Living at Evergreen
3705 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-598-8401.

Morgantown Health and Rehab
1379 Van Voorhis Road, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-599-9480.
Activities start 30 minutes before each meal.

Madison Center
161 Bakers Ridge Road, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-285-0692.
Mapleshire Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
30 Mon General Drive, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-285-2720.

Sundale Nursing Home
800 J.D. Anderson Drive, Morgantown.
Phone 304-599-0497.

For more information about volunteer opportunities at Sundale, call Diane Kisinger, at 304-599-0497.

The Village at Heritage Point
1 Heritage Point, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-285-5576.
FLEX TIME: 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
SEATED STRETCH: 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
TAI CHI: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

TRANSPORTATION TO CHURCH: 8:30 a.m. to Suncrest United Methodist, 10:15 a.m. to First Presbyterian, 10:30 a.m. to Wesley Methodist.

Unity House
3180 Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown.
Phone: 304-598-8665.

Unity Manor
400 Willey St., Morgantown.
Phone: 304-296-5519.
Watch the bulletin board for grocery trips, shopping trips and activities.
SUNDAY: 10:30 a.m. Bible study in multipurpose room (MPR).
MONDAY: 2:30-4 p.m. food for sale in MPR.
TUESDAY: 9 a.m. exercise class in MPR.
WEDNESDAY: 6-8 p.m. bingo.
THURSDAY: 3 p.m. coffee social hour.
FRIDAY: 2:30-4 p.m. food for sale in MPR.

SATURDAY: 6-8 p.m. bingo.

Marion County Lifelong Learners
At Pierpont Community & Technical College/Fairmont State University.

Classroom, bottom floor, 214 Merchant St., Fairmont.

Info: Peggy Edwards, 304-366-8170, or pedwards1

Marion County Senior Citizens
Marion County Senior Citizens serves lunch from noon-1 p.m. Monday-Friday (closed holidays) at the Fairmont, Mannington and Fairview senior centers.
Cost: $5.25 for those age 60 and under; sliding scale for those age 60 and up. For other information about hours, activi-ties, nutrition and our Home Delivered Meals Program, please call Dana, at 304-366-8779, or email her at
For transport to lunch, a pharmacy, a store or a doctor’s appointment, contact the transportation department at 304-366-8779.

All centers have air-conditioned exercise rooms open to those age 18 and up for a $1 donation.

Fairmont Senior Center
105 Maplewood Drive, Fairmont.
Phone: 304-366-8779.
VAN TRANSPORT: Contact the transportation department at 304-366-8779.
Mondays: From Fairmont, Rivesville, Marion Unity, Eastview and Arbors Apartments to Walmart, then to Fairmont Center for lunch.
Tuesdays: From Fairmont, Marion Unity, Eastview and Arbors Apartments to Fairmont Center for lunch.
Fridays: From Fairmont, Rivesville, Marion Unity, Eastview and Arbors Apartments to Fairmont Center for lunch.
LUNCH: Noon-1 p.m. daily.

Fairview Senior Center
404 Main St., Fairview.
Phone: 304-449-2235.
Hours: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday; 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Closed holidays.

LUNCH: Noon-1 p.m, daily.

North Marion Senior Center
1 Senior Drive, Mannington.
Phone: 304-986-1792.
VAN TRANSPORT: Contact the transportation department at 304-366-8779.
Mondays: From Monongah, Farmington and Mannington areas to North Marion Center for lunch, then to Shop ’n Save.
Wednesdays: From Joe Town and Stringtown to the Fairmont Center for lunch,  then to Wal-Mart.
LUNCH: Noon-1 p.m.