By Evelyn Long
February 11, 2014
When the Cardington seniors met for their monthly luncheon at the Seniors on Center on January 24, Linda Ruehrmund discussed the county wide senior meeting held on January 23. She said Cecil Maxwell was recognized for 25 years of service to county seniors including helping to incorporate Area Agency Number Five and later serving on the Morrow County Senior Board.
Marnie Buchel spoke to the group about the new organization in the county known as “Community Partners.” When the levy for Developmental Disabilities failed again in November, 2013, this group met to try and help those in the county who are not able to get needed services and to also try and get the levy passed in the future.
Their theme is “I Care” and all are welcome to join. Buchel can be reached at 937-206-5432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nancy Fogleson, Superintendent of Whetstone Center and Industries, discussed their programs. They haven’t had an Early Intervention program since 2006 due to the failure of the levy. This program could help parents learn how to help their children at home or to get a better start. This includes physical therapy when needed. There are 40-50 families in the county identified now with children who would benefit from this.
She said the workshop can help 120 workers but is now at 80, due to staff cuts because of funding. They have 29 on the waiting list. They have many paid projects from businesses but can always use more. They need more orders to cane chairs, refurnish furniture and make baskets. They also teach workers about money management. She explained since past levies weren’t approved, they cannot refer to a future levy as a “renewal levy” but is termed “new levy.” This can cause negative response from the voters, she said. mailto:email@example.com.
Giving the devotions was the Rev. Gary Lamb Hart, chaplain for 2014. His message was based on Joel 2:23, “When troubles overwhelm.” He said God’s blessings pour down. He talked of our dreams for the new year.
It was reported that Meals on Wheels and the Senior Center is now receiving meals from Columbus.
Cookies served at this meeting were provided by Linda Ruehrmund and Marlene Renz.
The next meeting will be held Friday, February 21, at the Center. The group agreed to ask the Center to have the lunch catered by the Morrow County Hospital. There will be a set price for this meal. All reservations must be made or cancelled by noon on Thursday, February 20.
The group signed cards to be sent to those who have been unable to attend recent meetings.