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Levy on Ballot in May for Senior Center

Greene County Senior Center Levy in May
Greene County Senior Center Levy in May Photograph provided by Flicker, Canton Leisure Services

The Greene County Council for Aging is hoping for the communities support during the May election. The council will be placing a renewal proposal on the next ballot.

“We are all getting older and one of the keys to our organization is to make sure seniors have the best quality of life they can,” said Karen Puterbaugh, Greene County Council of Aging. “I would like to provide Bellbrook residents with inform of the upcoming Senior Service Levy.”

The Greene County Council for Aging operates the senior center in Bellbrook, located at 3757 Upper Bellbrook Rd. in the old school library in the Bellbrook school administration building and has been helping seniors, families, caregivers and public service organizations for the past five years. The services provided by the Bellbrook Senior Center and in partnership with the school board, range from socializing groups, yoga, outings, transportation and more for seniors 50 years and older.

“The most important group of support staff we reach out to is caregivers,” said Puterbaugh. “We assist needs of the seniors and provide education, information and equipment to those caring for them to help ensure the senior is safe, healthy and happy.”

Regardless of financial need, one of the things Greene County Council for Aging does is install grab bars in the bathrooms. Falls in the home are one of the highest causes in death in seniors. Unlike the Bellbrook Senior Center who helps seniors 50 and older, the Greene County Council for Aging provides support.

What the Greene County Council for Aging does is provide services and support for seniors 60 and above in Greene County and we have a number of Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Township seniors that we are involved with – some of the police officers contact our office when they have a senior that may need a little special attention and we do what we can.

“93% of our funding comes from the Senior Services levy and it will be on the May ballot, we will be the only Countywide group on the ballot,” said Puterbaugh. “We’re hoping that individuals that want to support the Senior Services will come out and support us.”

For more information contact the Bellbrook Senior Center at (937) 310-1016 or the Greene County Council for Aging at (937) 376-5486.