Opinion Archive

Service with heart and a smile is just a call away

When Helen Fisher arrives at work each day, she never knows what kind of calls for help she will receive. But, as Intake Coordinator for Clermont Senior Services, Helen knows that the needs of each caller are very real, and she is prepared to handle each call with the same compassion, understanding, and friendly smile [ Read More ]

Christmas isn’t a holiday to be enjoyed only by children

A few days before Christmas, Cindy (case manager) and Julie (student intern) spent the afternoon visiting customers to deliver Adopt-a-Senior gifts. “Lilly” (not her real name) is in her 90’s. She has outlived nearly all of her family members and lives alone, but with help provided by Clermont Senior Services, Lilly is able to continue [ Read More ]

The Thanksgiving Mouse

A thanksgiving poem, with apologies to Clement Moore

Fond memories of my first Tennessee vacation

I recently decided we needed a new television

I recently decided we needed a new television. I know this prompts the question of whether anyone really needs a TV, but that is a subject for another time. I decided to act on our apparent need, not realizing what a challenge it would be to select the right television for our viewing style.


Each year our employees at Clermont Senior Services see hundreds of senior citizens who cannot afford to purchase everyday necessities that you and I take for granted. Often these seniors have little or no family support to help meet their needs, which makes our Adopt-a-Senior Program all the more important.


If you haven

Fewer people than you think are smarter than third graders

I laughed out loud as I read the answers to the

Sweet clover and tobacco juice make interesting combination

Mom had sent us to the meadow behind the chicken coop to pick some clover for the rabbits. It was a beautiful summer day, and this was a chore my sister, Kathy, and two older brothers, Tom and Mick, didn

The object of my affections

I spent some time at the Pumpkin Run Car Show in Owensville last weekend. This was the 30th year for this nationally recognized event, and once again the Clermont County fairgrounds was packed with upwards of 3,000 hot rods, custom cars, and a good number of old pickup trucks sprinkled among them. All of the vehicles were from the 60s, 50s, and 40s, with a few even older.

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