We are taking names of those people interested in a Christmas trip to Charleston, SC December 4th through 7th. This 4 day/3 night trip will include 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners, James Island Holiday Festival of Lights, A guided tour of Charleston, Christmas at the Billy Graham Library featuring a live Nativity, and shopping at Charleston’s Historic City Market. The price will be $525 per person based on double occupancy. If interested, call 304-478-2423 ASAP to get your name on the list. We need to know if we will have enough interest because the deposits are due August 4th! If we go, payments of $175 each will be collected on August 2nd, September 6th, and October 4th.


We are considering a possible trip to Adaland Mansion in Philippi on August 10th for an Arts and Craft Celebration. This will give you a chance to buy some new decorations for your home or perhaps start your Christmas shopping early. If you are interested, please call 304-478-2423 and get your name on the list. The price to ride the van is $5 per person, first come, first serve according to the list.


We are taking names of people interested in going to the WVU football game on October 25, 2018 against Baylor. This is an evening game. The price will be approximately $ 85 to $100 depending on how many people sign up. Our tickets include $6.25 for concessions. If you are interested, please call 304-478-2423 immediately to sign up so we know exactly how many tickets to order.


We will be having our annual senior picnic at the Hendricks Park on Monday, August 6th. Please put this on your calendar and plan to join us. Bring your favorite covered dish and, if you’d like, a lawn chair so you may sit comfortably and enjoy the entertainment. The musical group “Barely Able” will bless us with some great music on the dulcimer, bass guitar, guitar, Dobro, and harmonica. This group took a silver medal at the recent Senior Olympics and their leader took the gold so this will be a special treat for those in attendance. They will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will follow at approximately 11:30.  There will be games including ladder ball, corn hole, table games, and tabletop corn hole to participate in after lunch so plan to stay and enjoy the day with us.


The official, large 10 year census is not due until 2020 but beginning this year there may be some census workers visiting with smaller surveys and doing mapping for the 2020 census. If someone appears at your door, please remember to ask for identification. They should have a name tag, a laptop computer, and business cards with their names and the official census logo on them. If you are unsure of who is visiting, you may ask them to leave and call 1-800-262-4236 (the Philadelphia regional office) to check to see if they have been sent to your area. Please be safe with anyone who knocks on your door unexpectedly. Always ask for identification. The census is an important way of getting information that can be helpful to our communities but we want all of our people to be safe.


The Department of Veteran’s Affairs will be holding a Town Hall Meeting at the Parsons Senior Center on Friday, August 3rd from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. The goal of this meeting is “to ensure Veterans, their families, and beneficiaries have the opportunity to be heard, and have their concerns addressed by senior VA officials.” This meeting is open to the public.

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