Seniors in Southeast Ohio Empowered to Age Well During National Senior Center Month
Southeast Ohio’s senior centers make vital connections that help all older adults age well. These organizations offer a vibrant, action-packed combination of healthy activities, meal options, and social engagement.
During the pandemic, local senior centers quickly pivoted to provide vaccine assistance, online classes, and grab-and-go meals. September is National Senior Center Month, and Buckeye Hills Regional Council is celebrating the senior centers in our region, recognizing these shared experiences, and thanking them for the many ways they improve the quality of life of older adults. From financial planning workshops to cooking classes and dances to technology classes, southeast Ohio senior centers are a community hub where seniors find friendship, support, and purpose.
“Ohio’s older adults are finding opportunity and strength in our senior centers,” said Jennifer Westfall, Aging and Disability Director of Buckeye Hills Regional Council. “The region’s aging population is seeking opportunities to continue connecting with each other and with their communities. Our local senior centers support their members and communities with engaging programs, while also providing practical tools and resources to help them stay healthy, independent and involved. They are an incredibly valuable asset to our area and proved vital during the pandemic. Buckeye Hills’ partnership with the senior centers was crucial in supporting the region’s older adults throughout this pandemic.”
Senior Center Month emphasizes the tremendous opportunity that senior centers deliver in their communities, including programming that empowers older adults to age well and strengthens their mind, body, and spirit.
To easily get connected to your local senior center, you may contact Buckeye Hills Regional Council by calling 1-800-331-2644 or visiting www.buckeyehills.org. You can also reach out to your local senior center directly:
Meigs County Council on Aging
112 E Memorial Drive, Pomeroy OH 45769
(Meigs County Council on Aging is relocating to the Blakeslee Center in Middleport.)
United Seniors of Athens County
701 E State Street, Athens, OH 45701
Scenic Hills Senior Center
187 S Spring Street, Logan, OH 43138
Monroe County Senior Center
118 Home Avenue, Woodsfield, OH 43793
Morgan County Council on Aging
10 W Main Street, McConnelsville, OH 43756
Noble County Senior Center
300 Cumberland Street, Caldwell, OH 43724
Perry County Senior Center
520 1st Street, New Lexington, OH 43764
O’Neill Senior Center
333 4th Street, Marietta, OH 45750
Belpre Senior Center
1614 Washington Boulevard, Belpre, OH 45714
About Buckeye Hills Regional Council
Buckeye Hills Regional Council is a council of governments dedicated to improving the lives of residents in southeast Ohio. By working collaboratively with elected officials across Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, and Washington counties, Buckeye Hills connects local, state, and federal resources to communities with their Aging & Disability, Community Development, Mapping & Data, Population Health, and Transportation Planning divisions.
Information provided by Buckeye Hills Regional Council