Defiance County Senior Services
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We Are So Grateful Thank You
On behalf of the entire staff at Defiance County Senior Services,
I would like to take just a moment to say Thank you. Bad Weather
Thank you for your prayers, your kind words and encouraging notes, Meals - time to
your willingness to share time and talents. think about it!
You help to make us better than we are. Whether your gifts are
physical, financial or spiritual, whether they are great or small.
We are so grateful Festival of
We invite you to join us for our Volunteer Thank You Luncheon
on Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30 at The Defiance Senior
Many Thanks to those who donation their time and made
donations toward th Rib Fest. We had pop and water sales of Our Sponsors
more than $2,000. Thank you! The Defiance
Thank you for your generous donations - Eileen & Dennis Price, County Senior
Services Tax Levy
Donna Flory and Julie Creek, John Tipping and Carma DeCair,
Leroy & Janet Grubaugh (your note meant a lot, to me!!) Emma
Brandt, the First Church of Christ, Nellie Knecht, John & Beverly Commissioners
Peterson, Dan & Pat Wagner, The Area Office
Our Thanks to John Thiel for accepting the trophy for Senior on Aging of
attendance contest at the grandstand at the county fair. John has
shared the beautiful trophy with us. The Defiance
Renovation Update - Many Thanks to the Defiance County And through
Maintenance Department who has been working tirelessly to Donations
remove lockers, ceilings blackboards and such things.
We are so greatful.
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DCSS - Here to Help
Transportation - Rides to Appointments, Dialysis Treatment Centers, Grocery
shopping and more. In Defiance, call us at 419-782-3233 and in Hicksville, Call
419-542-5004. Looking for Volunteer Drivers!!
Notary Services - Available at both Centers
Legal Assistance - Legal Aide offers legal advice each month at The Defiance
Center. Please call us at 419-782-3233 to set up an appointment.
Health Matters On The Move
Alzheimer Support - The Alzheimer Support Blood Pressure
and Information Groups meet at both the Readings -
Hicksville and Defiance County Senior Available several times during the month at both
Services on the first Thursday of the month Centers. Check your calendars in this newsletter for
at 1:30pm. Individual consultations are days & times
60+ Health Screening - Hicksville - Thursday,
Speakers - @ Defiance Center - November
10 - Diabetes, November 12 - Alzheimer’s November 12th, 9:00am,
@ Hicksville Center - November 4th Defiance - November 12th 8:30am
Please Check Your Calendar for Times Toe Nail Clinic - Defiance Center - Wednesday,
November 4th at 12:30pm
Rest and Recuperation Telephone Reassurance
The Defiance County Senior Services Rest Our Check and Chat Program provides
and Recuperation Program provides four hours pre-arranged friendly phone calls to people
of care to recipients each week. Our trained who may be recovering from an illness, a
volunteers visit the homes of individuals with hospital stay or if you would just like to
Alzheimer’s Disease to provide the primary receive a cheery phone visit. For more
caregiver with a break. For more information, information, please call 419-782-3233 and
please contact us at 419-782-3233 and ask to ask to speak with Colleen.
speak with Ruthann or Rita.
Bake Sale Defiance County Senior Services is hosting a Bake Sale on
Wednesday, November 25 th starting at 9:00am at First Federal
Bank in Defiance.
Please consider donating items for the Bake Sale and then come
shop for that extra sweet Thanksgiving treat!
Proceeds will benefit the DCSS renovation project.
We Are Grateful
In Good Taste Evening & Special Meals
Lunch is served weekdays We have two Evening Events planned in November.
At Defiance County Senior Please join us;
Services at 11:30am and at Thursday, November 12 - 5:00pm at The Hicksville Center
The Hicksville Center at 12:00. for a delicious meal including Roast Turkey, Dressing, Potatoes
Cranberry Relish and Pumpkin Pie! At 6:00pm, Tom & Friends
Our Birthday Meal is celebrated will provide our musical entertainment. Join Us!
on the First Friday of Each
Month. Thursday, November 19th, for our Evening Meal at The
A Very Happy Birthday to Defiance Center at 5:00pm. We’ll enjoy Baked Ham,
all born in November Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole and Pumpkin Pie. Yummy!
Join Us - Wednesday, November 18th at 11:30am at
Have an Attitude of The Defiance Center as we have a special Thank You
Lunch for our wonderful DCSS Volunteers.
Frozen Meals and More low fat, low sodium
Frozen Meals are available Shelf Stable Meals are & delicious!
upon request from Senior commercially packaged foods
Services. Our Frozen Meals that have a long shelf life and Medical Center. It is our
are low in fat and sodium, can be consumed without pleasure to deliver these meals
unlike many of the TV dinners heating. These meals are very to you and assist you with your
you’ll purchase. We ask a helpful on those nasty days dietary needs.
suggested donation of $3.00 when our power goes out.
Nutrition Department Phone
per meal. Please speak with Therapeutic Meals are 419 -782-3321
your delivery driver or call 419 prepared per a doctor’s orders
-782-3321 for more info. at the Defiance Regional
Please Mark Your Calendars A Reminder
Participants may determine for themselves what
Defiance County Senior Services will
they are able to contribute toward the cost of a
meal. No Older Adult will be denied a nutrition
Wednesday, November 11th in service due to inability to contribute.
observance of Veteran’s Day
Our suggested donation for a lunch is $3.00.
Our Suggested donation for an Evening
Thursday and Friday, November 26th Meal is $5.00
& 27th in celebration of Thanksgiving
Our Times - November 2009
Defiance County Senior Services Staff
Director - Tina Hiler
Nutrition Department - Delinda Chavez, Ginny Wiseman
Two Locations Serving and Mary Mansfield Nurse - Sheri Schliesser
Transportation Coordinator - Kathy Brown
Jefferson Ave in Defiance
and High Street in Business Office - Robin Justus and Sue Moninger
Activity Manager - Dawn Knox
Hicksville Manager - Pat Turnbull
Or: 419-542-5004 Rest and Recuperation - Rita Meier and Ruthann Czartoski
county.com Drivers and Staff - Marv Ankney, Steve Baldwin, Bill
Burgett, Gary Bertram, John Frederick, Colleen Hammons,
Visit Our Website:
defiance-county.com Bonnie Kaemming, Jim Kehnast, Darcy Lehman, Ed
Click on McDowell, Craig Newberry, Ed Porter, Scotty Shaffer,
John Sheets, Tom Sheets, Fred Simmons, Tom Stuckman
and Linda Varano
Motorcoach Trips - Let’s Go! Call Ginny and Dawn at 419-782-3233
for reservations and details
Oglebay Festival of Lights - Wheeling WV -
A DCSS Auxiliary Trip - Call Bonnie at 419-497- 2471
3 days / 2 nights - December 8th, 9th & 10th:
Our price includes Hotel, Two Live Shows, Guided Light Tour, 5 meals and more.
Early Bird Special Pricing - $198pp (based on double occupancy)
Please call Bonnie to make your reservation.
Tues. November 10 - Frankenmuth & Bronner’s
Join us for a fun-filled day - Tuesday, November 10th we’ll spend the morning
in beautiful downtown Frankenmuth Michigan exploring the unique shops and
delicious foods. Then we’ll visit the Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland - The
largest Christmas shop in the World. Make it part of your Christmas
tradition - join us for our trip to Frankenmuth. Your cost is $40.00 per person
for transportation. The costs for your food is on your own. For details and
reservations, please call Ginny or Dawn at 419-782-3233.
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