Seniors, Circle of Friends Crop for the Cure

NEW CUMBERLAND – Hancock County Senior Services and Circle of Friends Scrapbooking and Card-Making Group will hold the third-annual Crop for the Cure from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 12 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the senior center located at 647 Gas Valley Road.

Those interested are invited to scrapbook and make cards for a donation of $25 for one day or $35 for both days.

Participants will receive a Crop for the Cure T-shirt.

The event also includes giveaways throughout the day and brunch and dinner.

Coffee, iced tea and lemonade will be available all day.

There will be a drawing for the Cricut Pink Journey Bundle die-cutting machine or $200 cash.

Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.

The winner need not be present.

To buy or sell tickets, contact Sue Obarski at (304) 670-9340 or (304) 387-4122 or email her at

Those selling $100 worth of tickets will receive a $5 discount on their Crop for the Cure registration.

The Cranberry Cat, a mobile scrapbooking store, will be on site.

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Bonnie’s Bus, a mobile mammography unit, will also be on site, performing mammograms.

Those interested must make an appointment.

Most insurance is accepted, and there is funding available for those older than 40 without insurance.

For information or to make an appointment, call Becky Atkinson at (304) 564-3801.

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Last year, the event raised $600 for Bonnie’s Bus and $600 for Relay for Life.

Register by Sunday by contacting Obarski or the senior center.

The center will hold a spaghetti luncheon fundraiser, instead of the typical soup and salad bar, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9.

The meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $5 for dine-in, and $6 for take-out and delivery. Deliveries will be made to Hancock House, Westminster, Alicia Arms, Peachtree Inn, Freedom Place I and II and Overbrooke Towers between noon and 3 p.m. Oct. 9.

Deliveries must be pre-paid and made by 4 p.m. Oct. 8 by calling the center at (304) 564-3801.

Scheduled activities include:

9 a.m., Breakfast for Billiards, today.

11:30 a.m., crafting; 1 p.m., line dancing; and 1 p.m., Panhandle Piecemakers, today and Sept. 16, 23 and 30.

10:30 a.m., Singing Seniors, Tuesday and Sept. 17.

11 a.m., beginner line dancing class, Thursday and Sept. 19 and 26.

1 p.m., card-making classes, Thursday.

1 p.m., Wii Bowling tournament, Thursday and Sept. 26.

2:30 p.m., game night, Thursday and Sept. 26.

11:30 a.m., Lunch and Learn, discussing lung diseases, Sept. 17.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., bingo extravaganza sponsored by Nentwick Care Center, Sept. 19.

1 p.m., couples billiards and billiards lessons, Sept. 19.

Wal-Mart day trip, Sept. 26. Call to reserve a seat. Space is limited; those participating are limited to two large shopping bags.

Scheduled fitness classes include:

10 a.m. Mondays, Walk With Ease. Class includes walking to music; free.

5:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Nov. 13, Tae Bo. Instructor Susan Clibbens leads the cardio boxing class which incorporates martial arts kicks and punches. Cost is $3 per class for all participants.

10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Everybody’s Arthritis Fitness. Class includes range of motion, cardio, balance and strengthening exercises; free.

5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Zumba. Debbie Teter instructs the dance-fitness class. Cost is $3 for seniors and $5 for those less than 60 years old.

9 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays through Oct. 25, Healthy Steps. Class uses the Lebed Method of slow, smooth movement against gentle resistance.

Participants may remain seated during sessions, and the class is beneficial to those with lymphedema, osteoarthritis and stroke; free.

11 a.m. Wednesdays, Tai Chi. Frank Lewis teaches Tai Chi, focusing on balance, flexibility and strengthening.

Cost is $3 per class for all participants.

Become a Healthier You will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 18.

Each monthly session looks at one of the “12 Dimensions of Wellness,” and September’s topic is communications.

Living Well With Chronic Disease will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 1.

The six-week course helps participants control chronic disease through better lifestyle choices.

The two-hour classes look at chronic diseases such as arthritis, cardiovascular diseases including heart attacks and stroke, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, seizures, obesity, asthma and oral health problems.

The program is taught by registered nurse Marla Simmons and Sally Knabenshue, developed by Stanford University and sponsored by Marshall University’s Center for Rural Health.

Medicare prescription drug open enrollment is from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, and counselors will be available to help seniors with Medicare enrollment, Medicare Advantage, supplements, prescription drug and extra help.

For information or to schedule an appointment with a counselor, contact the senior center at (304) 564-3801.

Senior farmers’ market vouchers are available.

Those eligible must be at least 60 years old, fall within the income guidelines and live in Hancock County.

Vouchers are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Call for voucher availability at (304) 564-3805.

The Family Medical Care Community Health Center is available through senior services. For information or to make an appointment, call (304) 748-2828.

The Hancock County Senior Service’s Home and Community Based Services is accepting clients.

The organization offers assistance to those provided day-to-day care for seniors or the disabled.

Home and Community Based Services provides Medical Personal Care, Medicaid Aged and Disabled Waiver, Medicaid Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver, Veterans Affairs Homemaker and Chores Services, West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services Lighthouse and F.A.I.R. programs.

The organization also offers private pay personal care and chores services.

For information, call (304) 564-3801.

The soup and salad bar is available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Salad, soup, bread, dessert and a beverage is $4.

Soup or salad only is $3.

For information, contact the senior center at (304) 564-3801.

Hancock county Senior Services is located at 647 Gas Valley Road, and is open Monday through Friday. Call (304) 564-3801.