Tucker County Senior News


We can still take deposits for our cruise to the Southern Caribbean February 6 – 18, 2021. The deposit is $100 and needs to be paid as soon as possible to hold the cabin. We only have so long before the tour company has to turn the cabins back over to the cruise line and then if you can get a cabin, the price may go up. We’ve had several questions. We want to let you know that this will be a bus trip to Baltimore, MD to get on the ship. There is NO air flight involved. The prices are $1600, $1650, or $2000 depending on the type of cabin you want. If you need further details, please call Linda Bonner at 304-478-2423.
Traveler needed! We have 1 lady who would like to go on this cruise but does not have a roommate. If you would like to go on this cruise but need a roommate for this cruise, contact Linda Bonner at 304-478-2423. I’ll put you in contact with the other traveler and you can decide what you want to do.


The Foster Grandparent program is in need of some new foster grandparents. This program is open to volunteers 55 and over who can serve between 12 and 20 hours a week. Foster grandparents help children with special and exceptional needs: educational, social, emotional, and/or physical. Foster grandparents provide wisdom, experience, and tranquil love. They may often fill a void sometimes created in today’s fast and furious world.
Sharing your time and experience can help children learn how to read, prepare younger students for school readiness, tackle tough subjects, and make decisions that keep them on the right path. . They will match your skills and passions to opportunities that interest you.
You don’t need formal experience in tutoring or mentoring. You will receive pre-service orientation and training. You will receive a tax-free hourly stipend of $2.65 per hour and mileage of $.54 to help cover costs for income eligible volunteers. Volunteers even receive supplemental, accident, and liability insurance while you are volunteering. There is even paid sick leave and holiday days paid. This is not a salary. You are a volunteer not an employee so you can set your own hours and days.
For more information or to volunteer, please call Michelle Williams, program coordinator at 304-621-1279. Tucker county students really need you, so please consider helping out these children to get off on the right foot to their journey in life.


The representative from Preston Home Medical will be at the Parsons Center on Thursday, November 14th at 11:00 a.m. She will bring samples of some of the equipment that they have available and discuss the possibility of you having it delivered directly to your home so that you do not have to travel.


There will be a program presented by the West Virginia Extension Office on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt Top Center. Please come and support these local ladies that do so much for our county.


The final St. George Outpost of the year will be held on Thursday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m. Please bring your favorite covered dish and join us for good food, interesting programs, and great fellowship. This will be their Thanksgiving celebration.


The Parsons Center will be having their Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday, November 21st beginning at 10:30 a.m. This will also be the day they celebrate those having birthdays in November.

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