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					        The Licking County Aging Program                      36 years of caring



       Zerger Times
APRIL 2008            Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E Main St., Newark, OH          Vol. 25 No. 4



Thank You Volunteers                              County veterans asked to
        As a way of saying, “Thank you for
everything you’ve done”, the Licking County
                                                  share World War II stories
                                                          The Longaberger Company and WOSU
Aging Program will honor its volunteers at a
                                                  Public Media will host a special event from 9
special luncheon in their honor.
                                                  a.m. to 4 p.m. April 3 at the Longaberger home
        The Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
                                                  office at 1500 E. Main St., Newark, where local
will be at 11:30 a.m. April 18. Volunteers will
                                                  World War II veterans will be asked to share
receive a delicious lunch, special honors and
                                                  their war experiences. The stories will be video-
there will be entertainment as well.
                                                  taped and archived on WOSU’s website at
        Please call LCAP Nutrition at 345-0821
                                                  Ohiowarstories.org to preserve a living history of
or 1-800-452-0097 and speak to Carolyn Fowler
                                                  World War II. Reserve your story time by calling
to make your reservation.
                                                  614-292-9678 or email wosu@osu.edu.




                                                                                    VALENTINE
                                                                                      2-STEP

                                                                                    Bill and Betty
                                                                                    Ayers are happy
                                                                                    pair of seniors
                                                                                    dressed in
                                                                                    red sweaters
                                                                                    swirl around
                                                                                    the dance floor
                                                                                    at Zerger Hall
                                                                                    Senior Center
                                                                                    during the
                                                                                    Valentine’s
                                                                                    Dance. A
                                                                                    great time was
                                                                                    had by all as
                                                                                    they listened
                                                                                    and danced to
                                                                                    the keyboard
                                                                                    artistry of
                                                                                    John Rechel.
                                                                                    The next social
                                                                                    event is the
                                                                                    “Mexican Fiesta
                                                                                    Fling” on May 2.
                                                                                    Details are on
                                                                                    Page 5.
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                                                         New health care products
       Zerger Times
         Licking County Aging Program                    featured at Table Talk
            Zerger Hall Senior Center
       745 E. Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055
                                                                 Bob Bradford from Risch Home
                                                         Healthcare will be the guest speaker at the 11:30
           345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097                    a.m. April 9 Table Talk session. It is open to
     Fax: 740-349-8003 Email: lcap@lcap.org
         Website: www.lcounty.com/lcap
                                                         seniors and the general public.
                                                                 His topic will be new healthcare products
            LCAP Mission Statement                       that are both unusual and can make your life a lot
        To improve the quality of life for               easier in which to function.
       Licking County senior citizens by                           This particular event has been resched-
      contributing to their independence
                                                         uled from February because of bad weather. You
             and healthy lifestyles.
                                                         can attend Table Talk and receive a delicious
                                                         lunch by calling in your reservation to the Lick-
            LCAP BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                 Jess Ours, president                    ing County Aging Program at 345-0821 or
        The Rev. Tom Myers, vice president               1-800-452-0097.
                Kathy Lattig, treasurer
              Charles Williams, secretary
              Jim Cooper, past president
                                                         Newsletter Assembly Day
Bruce Baird, Sandy Crane, Nell Duffy, Lauren Gould,
Donald Hill, Molly Ingold, Jennifer Weekly, Bob Tharp,   needs volunteers
      Charles Cooperrider and Donna Sears.                       Everyone enjoys reading Zerger Times!
                            .                            We would like to invite you to share in the fun of
                    LCAP FUNDERS
        Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging                putting it together.
           Licking County Commissioners                          Please visit Zerger Hall
       Licking County Senior Services Levy               Senior Center on April 23 at
              Ohio Department of Aging
             United Way of Licking County                8:30 a.m. for a really             April 23 is
               Our Valued Contributors                   fun time and to volunteer for      Newsletter
         Zerger Times is published monthly. It is        a worthy effort. There will be     Day!
  assembled by a dedicated team of LCAP volunteers.      morning breakfast pastries,
          DAVE BIBLER, LCAP Executive Director
                                                         delicious Zerger Hall coffee, and a place to talk
                                                         over the latest news with friends.
          MAY 2008 NEWS DEADLINE:
                APRIL 4, 2008
                                                         How about some
     NEXT NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLY DAY
                                                            ‘Monkey Business?’
        WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 2008                                Don’t forget to make your reservation for
                                                         our “Swing into Spring” Fling which will be on
New Caregiver Support                                    Friday, March 28.
                                                                 If you ever wanted to shake hands with a
Group meets in evening                                   monkey, well, this is your chance!
        There are two Caregiver Support Group                    Bonnie Poe will bring her two friendly
meetings each month at Zerger Hall Senior                monkeys to entertain the crowd. The menu
Center. The newest now meets in the evening for          includes roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes,
those who cannot make the daytime event. The             vegetables and lemon pie. You can make your
evening session is at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the           reservations for this quickly upcoming event by
first Tuesday. The daytime session is 1 to 2:30          calling Carolyn Fowler in LCAP Nutrition at
p.m. on the third Wednesday.                             345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097.
APRIL 2008                                  Zerger Times                                       PAGE 3


Caregiver ‘Tool                                                       Community
                                                                      Calendar
Box’ series returns                                                             CAREGIVER SUPPORT
                                                                      GROUP meets April 1 from 6:30
        The popular Caregiver Educational Series, known as the        to 7:30 p.m. and at 1 p.m.April 16
Caregiver “Tool Box”, will return to Zerger Hall Senior Center        at Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745
for an eight-month run starting in April.                             E. Main St. for caregivers of any
                                                                      age to receive support and
        The series is a joint presentation of the Licking County
                                                                      information. Co-sponsored by
Aging Program and Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging.                  LCAP and Hospice of Central
        The free educational series is designed to help the           Ohio.
caregiver cope with the responsibilities and burdens of being a                 HEBRON UMC FREE
24/7 caregiver. The series is open to anyone of any age caring for    COMMUNITY DINNER 5-6:30
                                                                      p.m. April 24 at Hebron United
a senior in their home.
                                                                      Methodist Church, 502 E. Main
        The sessions will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third       St.
Friday of each month. The first one is 1 to 3 p.m. April 18 and                 FIRST UNITED METH-
focuses on how one starts out as a caregiver and the challenges       ODIST CHURCH FREE
you will encounter.                                                   COMMUNITY DINNER 5 to 6:30
                                                                      p.m. April 9 and every second
        The newest installment will be the last one offered on Nov.
                                                                      Wednesday at the church, 88 N.
21. It will look at the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program.       Fifth St., Newark.
        For information, call LCAP home services at 345-0821 or                 FREE COMMUNITY
1-800-452-0097.                                                       CLOTHES CLOSET at Second
                                                                      Church of Christ, 19 S. Williams
AARP offers ‘rebate’ tax help to seniors                              St., Newark first and third Tues-
        If you are a senior who wants the $300 tax rebate that will   day 7-9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3
be mailed out to taxpayers beginning in May, then you must file a     p.m. on first Thursday of the
                                                                      month.
2007 tax return. The well-trained AARP tax preparers will offer                 E.J.’s COUNTRY
a rebate filing service during the LCAP Pancake Breakfast from        MUSIC SHOW at Zerger Hall
8 to 11 a.m. Saturday March 29. You must bring a copy of a 2007       Senior Center second Friday of
tax return, or social security statement, SSI or your 1099R’s for     each month from 7 to 9 p.m.
2007 so the AARP tax prepapers can complete your paperwork.           Admission $4. Snacks and
                                                                      beverages included.
You do not need to call ahead for an appointment.                               LICKING COUNTY
LCAP essay contest winner is Bev Toki                                 PARKINSON SUPPORT
                                                                      GROUP meets at 2:30 p.m.
        The winner of the LCAP essay contest and a Walmart gift       Sunday, April 20, in conference
card is Bev Toki. The runner-up awards went to Jack and Mary          rooms A and B at Licking Memo-
Moore and Walter Schmeltzer. Bev’s winning entry will be pub-         rial Hospital. Cathy Cody, a
lished in the May edition of Zerger Times in celebration of Older     massage therapist, will be the
                                                                      guest speaker. For information
Americans Month.                                                      call Judy Walsh at 344-8564. We
Senior benefits listed on government web site                         also have a small library now on
        If you need information on benefits and assistance programs   Parkinson’s and related subjects.
for veterans, seniors, the disabled and military dependents you
                                                                       Notices for Community Calendar
should check out the government website GovBenefits.gov. Rather        should be mailed to Zerger Hall
than trying to figure out which agency to call, simply log on the      Senior Center by the first of the
internet if you have computer access and type in                        month for events the following
www.GovBenefits.gov and get the information you need.                  month.
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                                                            news digest
                                                            news digest
 CRAFT TIME                                          Pancake breakfast March 29
 with Joe Ann Wood
      Joe                                                    The annual pancake breakfast at Zerger
                                                     Hall Senior Center will be Saturday, March 29,
         Call Joe Ann at 745-2832 to register        from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu will include regular
 for her classes. Craft sessions are held at         pancakes and blueberry pancakes with sausage
 Zerger Hall Senior Center,745 E. Main St.,
 Newark.                                             and beverages for only $4. Children 5 and under
 Block of The Month: “Hearts All-A-Flutter”          will eat free. Proceeds will go to LCAP’s home
 Tuesday, April 8th at 9:30. This quilt has a        services department. There will be entertainment
 center appliqued block featuring butterflies,       by Jerri Barr and the Harry Miller Band. A purse
 ribbons and hearts. This month we will do           auction will be held with the purses containing
 “Round Four”. Call Joe Ann for description          nice prizes.
 and supply list. Price is $10 and includes          Healthcare Decision Day at
 patterns, but not fabric.                           Licking Memorial; Zerger
                                                             April 16 is a day to mark your calendar
 Quilts Of Valor: Friday, April 11th at 9:30. On     for an important senior-related event at Licking
 this day, we will be working on quilts for          Memorial Hospital and Zerger Hall.
 wounded soldiers. This is not an instructional              LMH will be part of what is billed as
 class. Anyone who attends, needs to already         National Healthcare Decisions Day 2008. Ameri-
 know the basics of quilt making. Call Joe Ann       cans across the country will take part in the event
 to sign up.                                         in making future healthcare decisions known to
                                                     family, friends and healthcare providers. You can
 Machine Quilting Class: “Elephant Walk”             use the opportunity to complete your advance
 Tuesday, April 15th at 9:30. This is a              directive. You will learn what is involved in
 wonderful, fun quilt for all those grandchildren    making healthcare wishes and decisions.
 (or greats!). It is a strip quilt with appliqued            There will be two presentations from
 elephants. Use fat quarters or your stash to        noon to 2 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the hospital.
 make each elephant different! Class price is        One also will be at Zerger Hall from 2 to 4 p.m.
 $20 and includes pattern, but not fabric.           April 16. In addition to Licking Memorial Health
                                                     Systems the event is sponsored by Brookdale
Senior center issue defeated                         Senior Living, Kindred Healthcare, Hospice of
         The 0.3-mill bond issue to build new        Central Ohio, Brucker and Kishler Funeral
senior centers in Newark and Pataskala lost by       Home and the Licking County Aging Program.
52-48 percent in the March 4 primary election.       Game Day rescheduled April 25
         While it was a disappointing verdict from           The weather did not cooperate back on
the voters, a lot of work and effort went into a     March 7 when the big snowstorm began and so
very short campaign. The primary normally is         we have rescheduled our Game Day to April 25
held in May, but Ohio switched its primary to        from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There was a lot of interest
have more clout in the presidential election. The    in Game Day and we wanted to do it again.
campaign season was only two months as op-                   We invite everyone to come and join us
posed to four.                                       for a day of playing some of your favorite card
         Thanks goes out to the many campaign-       and board games and billiards. Light refresh-
ers who put up signs, who spoke to local groups      ments will be provided. Call LCAP activities
and others who did much of the legwork in an         planner Cheryl Barber for more information at
effort to pass the issue.                            345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097.
APRIL 2008                                   Zerger Times                                 PAGE 5

New ‘Zumba’ classes                               Mexican Fiesta
scheduled at Zerger                               Day takes seniors
         The new aerobic workout system known
as Zumba has taken off at Zerger Hall Senior
                                                  ‘south of border’
Center.                                                   LCAP will celebrate its own version of
         The classes are $4 per-session. They     Cinco de Mayo at the Mexican Fiesta Fling on
started out on Tuesday mornings from 11 to        May 2.
11:45 a.m. and on Saturdays from 9 to 9:45 a.m.           Cinco de Mayo has become a popular
Now a Monday class at 6 p.m. has been added to    celebration in the United States and around the
the schedule. The Monday class will not take      world. However it is not a celebration of Mexi-
place on the third Monday of the month.           can Independence Day which actually is in
         This fun, Latin-inspired dance program   September. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of
includes Merengue, Salsa, Cha Cha, Cumbia,        Mexican heritage that is tied to a major victory
Calypso and Rock ‘n Roll music and is appropri-   over Napoleon III’s army that invaded Mexico. If
ate for the active older adult.                   Napoleon III’s army had been victorious in 1862
         Contact instructor Liz McCullough at     it could have given the Confederacy an important
334-3064 for more information.                    foreign ally on its southern flank.
                                                                                  We likely will

Senior Health                      SPRING BLOOMS AT                        have dances, costumes
                                                                           and many activities to
                                  ZERGER HALL! LOOK
Fair May 16                         WHAT THE SEASON
                                                                           celebrate this unique
                                                                           Friday Fling. Zola is
at Zerger Hall                               BRINGS!                       working on a special
        One of the                                                         menu. We will have
annual events everyone                            many more details in the May edition of Zerger
looks forward to at Zerger Hall Senior Center is  Times next month!
the annual health fair.
        The health fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1
p.m. May 16. If you are a local senior healthcare
                                                  LCAP will show off the
provider or agency official you won’t want to
miss this opportunity to meet and greet older
                                                  latest fashions May 9
adults who flock to the health fair.                      So you think you know what’s in style?
        Our attendees should expect a lot of      Boy do we have a surprise for you!
activities during the three hours, plus door              We invite you to our LCAP Staff Fashion
prizes. You won’t go away empty-handed and        Show where you will see a variety of fashions
you won’t go away disappointed that you came.     and styles none the like you have ever seen
Many of the agencies and organizations will       before.
have free give-aways for the visitors who stop at         This afternoon of comedy, light
their table or booth.                             refresments and the fashion show will be held
        If you would like a display area at the   May 9 at Zerger Hall Senior Center at 1 p.m.
health fair, please call Licking County Aging             Tickets will go on sale April 7th for $2.
Program activities planner Cheryl Barber to               For more information contact LCAP
reserve your space. You can reach her by calling  activities planner Cheryl Barber at 345-0821 or
345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097 weekdays from 8        1-800-452-0097.
a.m. to 5 p.m.                                            You won’t want to miss it!
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    LCAP Services Page                                      The Licking County Aging Program


 Good Meals
                                                                        Our Services...
    Good Times
                                                                          Our Commitment
 The LCAP Dining Sites
     LCAP
          The Licking County      Welcome                   Your home is your castle, your sanctuary,
                                                    your refuge. The Licking County Aging Program
  Aging Program operates 11 dining sites.           is committed to excellent and professional care.
  We welcome your attendance and enjoy              We want you to stay as healthy as possible in
  home-style meals designed to meet your daily      your home. Here is a brief review of our major
  nutritional requirements.                         services.
                                                                      HOME SERVICES
                      NEWARK                                Home aides assist with personal care.
       Candlewick Commons, 18 S. Third St.          Homemakers do cleaning, laundry and errands.
     Sharon Glyn Village, 914 Sharon Valley Rd.
                                                                     CHORE SERVICES
         Terrace Gardens, 85 W. Church St.
       Washington Square, 340 Eastern Ave.                  This department does heavy cleaning,
      Zerger Hall Senior Center, 745 E. Main St.    routine home maintenance and some yard work.
                                                                    TRANSPORTATION
                 LICKING COUNTY                             A fleet of safety equipped vans and buses
            Chimes Terrace, Johnstown               provide transportation for older adults to dining
             LEADS Center, Pataskala                sites, medical appointments and LCAP activities.
       Jacksontown United Methodist Church          Vehicles are equipped with wheelchair lifts and
               Oak Hill Manor, Utica                are accessible for the physically challenged.
         Mitchell Retirement Center, Heath                              NUTRITION
                                                            Home delivered and site-delivered nutri-
        You do not need to be a resi-               tious meals. See this page for more details.
                                                             Services do not require payment but
 dent of the residential centers to dine            donation helps us to meet our expenses and
 at our sites. All of the sites are open to         service demands. No one is denied services due
 the senior public. Meals also available            to an inability to pay. Call 345-0821 or
 for home delivery. Call 345-0821 or                1-800-452-0097.
 1-800-452-0097 for information. See
 the insert for menu and other details.             Golf outing planned June 28
                                                            Now that winter is almost over it is not
                                                    too early to think about sweating on the golf
              Lobby Hobby Shop                      course for a good cause--like LCAP! The LCAP
                                                    Golf Outing will be June 28. Cost is $65 per-
                    By BONNIE SELBY                 person, $55 for those 60 and older or $260 for a
                    Lobby Hobby Manager
                                                    team. You will get all the amenities and a great
                                                    lunch. Call Barb Henderson at LCAP for info.
        Our consignors are busy making spring
items. Come and look around at our “Mall in the
Hall.” Check out our unique gift items: Raggedy
                                                     Senior free food distribution dates
Ann and Andy dolls, flowers, quilts, jewelry, pot           Senior free food distribution for those
holders, potato bags, oven towels, shirts, duck     already on the list will be Wednesday, March 26
clothes, pillows, Barbie doll clothes and other     and April 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Look-Up
items. Our shop is open from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.    Center, formerly Hazelwood School, at 50
weekdays to senior citizens and to the general      O’Bannon Ave. Call Bonnie Selby at LCAP at
public.                                             345-0821 or 1-800-452-0097 for information.
APRIL 2008                                         Zerger Times                                      PAGE 7


 Your                                                   Virginia Sunkle, Carol Westerdale, John Palm,
                                                        Delcie Price, Mary O’Dell, Joyce Kerran,

 LCAP                                                   Bernice Thoma, William and Marilyn Gail, Lisa
                                                        Fleege, Richard Kintz, Woodrow and Mary


 Donations
 Donations
                                                        Holbert, Charles Clarke, Dorothy Thomas, Milo
                                                        and Charlotte Powell, and several anonymous
                                                        donations made to LCAP by tax clients of AARP.
The Licking County Aging Program gratefully
acknowledges these February 2008 donations:

Toboso United Methodist Church, Florence
Capalino, Donna Hykes, Marcela Ruble, Pearl
                                                        T he LCAP
                                                             LCAP
Morehead, Sheryl Estep, Community Leadership
of Licking County, James Phillips Sr., Violet
                                                        Memorials
Kapps, Marguerite and Walter Hass, Timothy
and Barbara Stockdale, William Layer, Arnold
and Wanda Stoltz, Billy and Ruth Reinbeau,
Suzann Warner, Margaret Gosner, Cindy Kosik,                   !In memory of Charles R. Brooks from
Richard Kintz, James and Lillian Myers, Jerry           Doug, the board and employees of MedBen.
and Constance Rine, Combined Federal Cam-                      !In memory of Charles R. Brooks from
paign, Mary Runnels, Jo Anne Kocher, Verla              Jennifer L. Woodruff.
Gailliez, Carol Garvin, Dorothy Anderson,                      !In memory of Charles R. Brooks from
Louise and Ronald Priest, Edith Myers, Lois             Raleigh and Maria Strait.
Glasmeier, Licking County Chapter of AARP                      !In memory of Aunt Marjorie Shomaker
3494, Samuel Elliott, Harriett Miller, Lawrence         from Kenneth and Lynn Shomaker.
Stought, Gladys Hess, Mildred Cramer, Mildred                  !In memory of Ms. Joan Simmers from
Ryan, Dallas and Lottie Farris, Elogene Wilson,         Laramie County Community College.
Gloria Dunlap, Norma Miller, James Muncy,                      !In memory of Ruth Taylor from Joan
Alfred Schramm, Leona Morlen, Louise Romine,            Wenzel.
Robert and Reda Simon, Raymond and Annis                       !In memory of George Sceurman from
Meckley, Lena Kent, Burrel and Rosalie Swartz,          Diana S. Sceurman.
Maxine Dehlmann, Dale and Jean Krugel,

     APRIL 2008 LCAP DONATION FORM

     Your Name__________________________                   Zerger Times ‘Memorials’ Policy
     Address_____________________________                  If you wish to make a memorial donation please
     City___________State_____Zip_________                 include the information and how you want it to
                                                           read with your contribution. There is no charge
         I wish my donation to be used for:                for memorials.
  Meals on Wheels ( )         Dining Sites ( )
  Home Services ( )           Transportation ( )           If you would like to “honor” a living individual
  LCAP Foundation ( )         General Use ( )              with your contribution, we also do those at
                Annual Campaign ( )                        no charge.

 Clip and mail to: Licking County Aging Program,           In either case, any information you desire in the
        745 E. Main St., Newark, Ohio 43055                commemoration will be published, such as the
                                                           family relationship, or as friend, etc.
     Thank you for your kind donation
Licking County Aging Program                                               Non-Profit
745 E. Main St.                                                            Organization
Newark, Ohio 43055                                                         US Postage Paid
                                                                           Permit No. 58
                                                                           Newark, Ohio




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                Service Commission
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                                              We thank our Veterans for their
                                              service to freedom and America.
                                              The month of May gives us as citizens
                                              a chance to salute our Veterans on
                                              Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day.
                                              As Veterans, or the spouse of a Veteran,
                                              you may be entitled to benefits. Call
                                              the Licking County Veterans Service
                                              Commission to learn more about
                                              services or benefits.

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