The Licking County Aging Program 36 years of caring
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 email@example.com.
Bill and Betty
Ayers are happy
pair of seniors
the dance floor
at Zerger Hall
great time was
had by all as
and danced to
The next social
event is the
Fling” on May 2.
Details are on
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New health care products
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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.
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Caregiver ‘Tool Community
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
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
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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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.
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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
The LCAP Dining Sites
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Morehead, Sheryl Estep, Community Leadership
of Licking County, James Phillips Sr., Violet
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,
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Veterans Serving Veterans Since 1886
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.
CALL LICKING COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES 740-670-5430