Advice on aging evening, Galion musical and more

‘Senior Stars’ shine at Older Americans Month party

The Crawford County Council on Aging celebrated Older Americans Month on May 24 with a Hollywood-themed party, Senior Stars.

The room was filled with many seniors taking on the theme and donning their best outfits. One attendee dressed up as Minnie Pearl and gave a brief explanation of the outfit and what Pearl would be wearing. Attendees enjoyed chicken salad on croissants, potato salad and a dessert table. Entertainment was provided by Jeff Helvie, singing classics and oldies, including Frank Sinatra.

Each senior present left with a prize. The awards were donated by Freedom Caregivers, volunteers, staff members and friends. The seniors were able to put their star on the wall of fame and take pictures. The decorations were borrowed from the Crestline Public Library.

Three Oscar winners were chosen by their peers at the event.

The Council on Aging celebrated Older Persons Month with a Hollywood-themed party.  The Oscar winners were chosen by their peers.  Left to right, Best Dressed Marilyn Smith;  John Sams, artist of the year;  and Toni Lind, Best Supporting Actor.

Best Dressed went to Marilyn Smith, who wore a beautiful pink dress. Best Supporting Actor went to Toni Lind, who always helps other seniors during bingo. Entertainer of the Year went to John Sams, who always makes the crowd laugh.

The event would not have been possible with the sponsorship of National Park Bank, the hard work of staff members and the support of the community.

Crestline student graduates from college

ALLIANCE — Crestline’s Jordan Minns was among more than 400 students graduating from Mount Union University in May. It marked the school’s 176th commencement ceremony.

GCT presents ‘Chicago’

GALION – The production of the musical “Chicago” by the Galion Community Theater will take place at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again on June 24 and 25 as well as a matinee at 2 p.m. on June 26.

This production is recommended for an adult audience (13 years and older) due to its content. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 419-468-2662.

Coffee and chat for grandparents raising their grandchildren

The Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging Inc. will host a discussion on grandparents raising grandchildren. The hope is to better understand the challenges, obstacles and issues that grandparents may have in raising their grandchildren. Feedback can help establish initiatives, programs and services in this area.

Millions of grandparents in the United States are raising grandchildren. More than 6.1 million children under the age of 18 live in the homes of their grandparents. Focusing on physical, mental and financial health is essential if these people are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren.

Individuals are invited to join representatives from the Regional Agency on Aging from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Marion Chamber of Commerce, 267 W. Center St. #200, Marion.

Information on resources, services and programs will be available. Applications for some programs will be available during the event.

All participants will leave with a goody bag containing useful information. Coffee and refreshments will be served and a draw for door prizes will be held for attendees. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP is not required.

For more information, contact Karen Hagerman at 567-247-6487.