NEW CUMBERLAND - The Hancock County Senior Services will host the seventh annual candle-lighting ceremony to raise awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the senior center on Gas Valley Road.
The service remembers those who have died as a result of Alzheimer's Disease and those who are dealing with the disease and related dementia and their families. It includes a candle lighting, reading the names of the deceased and ill, poetry and music. To have a family member memorialized or for information, call (304) 564-3801.
Also at the senior center, an AARP driver safety program will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13-14. Those attending will be instructed in defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and adjusting to age-related changes. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. For information or to register, call (304) 564-3801.
The Christmas party will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. The event will include music, prizes and the crowning of the 2012 king and queen. The cost is $9 per person. Registration is due by Nov. 27. Transportation will be provided. To register, call (304) 564-3801.
The center will sponsor a trip to have dinner at Oglebay Park's Wilson Lodge, followed by a tour of the park's lights display, with the bus leaving the center at 5:45 p.m. Dec. 14. The cost is $50 for those paying before Nov. 16 and $55 for those paying after.
Nurse Marla Simmons and Sally Knabenshue will hold the program "A Healthy U With Diabetes," beginning at 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at the center. The six-week course will help diabetics, pre-diabetics and those who have a diabetic family member make better lifestyle choices. The program is sponsored by the Marshall University's Center for Rural Health.
Weekly classes and events include:
crafting, 11:30 a.m. Mondays;
line dancing, 1 p.m. Mondays;
Everybody's Fitness exercise program, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays;
Wellness Group weight loss and exercise program, 4 p.m. Tuesdays;
Zumba exercise program, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
bingo, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and
Tai Chi program, 4 p.m. Thursdays.
Special events include:
Singing Seniors, 10 a.m. at Weirton Geriatric Center Nov. 6, Stone Pear Pavilion Nov. 13 and Adkins Nursing Home Nov. 27;
book club, 1 p.m. Tuesday;
Wii bowling tournament, 1 p.m. Nov. 8 and 29; and
card-making classes, 1 p.m. Nov. 8, cost $3.
The center will be closed Nov. 22-23 in observance of Thanksgiving.
For information on any program, call the center at (304) 564-3801.