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Senior News

Photo provided to the Times Observer Senior Centers from both Warren and Forest counties began a program last fall of taking donations of yarn and turning it into beautiful hand-made shawls, lap blankets, mittens, and hats for the folks in our community that could use something hand-made and special. The smiling faces of the Watson Home residents show how very much appreciated these hand- made items were to them. Bags and bags of hand-made items due to the generosity of both the folks that attend the centers and people that just wanted to give back to someone in our community.

Out and About

The next “Out and About” event – where Allegheny Community Center staff partner with TAWC to provide transportation for a night out – is set for June 27 at Docksiders. Those driving themselves are asked to be at the restaurant at 5 p.m. To reserve a space on the bus, call (814) 723-4180.

Painting classes

Watercolor and acrylic painting classes continue at the Allegheny Community Center. Water color is held on Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. while the acrylic course is held on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Memory Care Cafe

The next Memory Care Cafe – a time for those living with dementia and their loved ones to gather for friendship, fun, creativity and connections – will be held on June 13 from noon to 2 p.m. Dementia practitioners from the Rouse will be on hand to do an activity with the persons living with dementia while the ACC provides some fun and creative down time to their caregivers. The program is offered on the second Thursday of each month.

Allegheny Greenhouse

Due to structural concerns, this marks the last year for the Allegheny Greenhouse on the Warren State Hospital grounds. Greenhouse hours are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Clutter Busters

The Clutter Busters and Beyond group will meet on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the ACC. The group addresses how to declutter, getting things organized, dealing with repairs and general maintenance.

Farmer’s Market

vouchers

Farmer’s Market vouchers for seniors are in. Eligibility requirements including age 60 (by Dec. 31), income limits of $27,861 for an individual and $37,814 for two people. Both members of a household are entitled to $50 as long as requirements are met. Vouchers must be spent by Nov. 30 and can only be used to purchase Pennsylvania fruits and vegetables. Vouchers can be spent anywhere in Pennsylvania. A series of events will be held to allow seniors to apply for and receive the vouchers: Lander Church, June 3, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Allegheny Community Center, June 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tidioute center, June 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youngsville Library, June 10, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the Marienville senior center MACA building, June 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A second distribution will be held aExperience Inc. on June 19, 905 Fourth Ave., on June 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those unable to attend in person are asked to call (814) 723-3763, ext. 139 to have a proxy form mailed.

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