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Openings available for in-home services low-income older adults

At the Clermont Senior Services’ annual meeting last week, Barbara Riley, director of the Ohio Department on Aging, announced that Governor Strickland recently issued a directive to end the PASSPORT waiting list. PASSPORT is a state and federally funded program that provides resources to help low income older adults continue to live at home as an alternative to nursing home care.

The Cluster-Cluck

Hollee J. Spicer, Chicken Rancher Extraordinaire


There’s a commercial airing now starring Sally Field for an osteoporosis medication called Boniva. That, in itself, is not very interesting, unless, of course, you have osteoporosis or know Sally Field personally or are stalking the former Flying Nun. What is interesting is Field’s opening statement: “(My girlfriend) says she has to set aside time [ Read More ]

Water, water everywhere . . .

Are you drinking the amount of water you should drink every day?

Do you think that can of soda–or pop as Ohioans call it–releives your thirst?

A BlueGrass Saturday

We traveled to Clay City, Kentucky, the Saturday before Easter to hear some wonderful Bluegrass music at the Meadowgreen Park. A new friend of John’s, a kind gentleman named Frank, who lives in that area, called and invited us down to hear J. D. Crowe and the New South and Driving Rain-the two bands playing that night.

Blades of Glory

Even those who detest the sport of figure skating will most probably love the new laugh-out-loud comedy Blades of Glory. Will Ferrell and Jon Heder play Jimmy MacElroy and Chazz Michael Michaels, two rival male figure skating stars who, after receiving tie scores at the World Wintersport Games, are forced to share the gold medal.

Vision screening has special meaning for agency director

Clermont Senior Services and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired are partnering to offer low vision evaluations at the United Way Building at 2085-A Front Wheel Drive, next to the YMCA in Batavia. This service is being made possible by a grant from the Lions Club International Foundation and support from several local Lions Clubs.

Husbands, love your wife . . .

I am a huge mystery/crime/detective novel aficionado (read freak) and Parker is one of my favorites. I also enjoy Patricia Cornwell, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, Jonathan Kellerman, and James Patterson-but Robert B. Parker is the greatest, in my mind.

Good attempt by Sandler in

This is an Adam Sandler you have never seen before. In the new release,

Council on aging recognizes meals on wheels drivers

Sherie Arnold’s service to the 50 or so customers on her Meals on Wheels route comes straight from the heart. She delivers much more than a meal each day. She entertains her customers by dressing in festive costumes on holidays, and brings them small tokens of friendship from her vacations.

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