Samantha Wilkerson, Activities Coordinator at Berkeley Square, is coordinating the event.
“I think this is a great event to not only showcase the talent of local older adults, but our community, and the entire community of Hamilton,” Wilkerson said, adding that residents and families from across the region will be coming to Hamilton for the event.
The art show will be held on Wednesday, June 24, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Berkeley Square, 100 Berkeley Drive, Hamilton, OH 45013. The Coach House Tavern & Grille will be open for visitors, with a featured special of a turkey club wrap with pasta salad for $10. To reserve your table at the Coach House, call 513-856-7899.
At 95-years-old, Vera Keck says she doesn’t know what to attribute her longevity to. It’s not hereditary—her parents passed away before they reached 90. She doesn’t go to bed especially early, usually she stays up until 10 or 10:30 p.m.
Donna Mattia and her mother Mary Dean have always had a very close relationship, but in the past 8 years, it’s gotten even closer. In fact, the two see each other nearly every day. Donna works at the Continuing Care Retirement Community of Berkeley Square as an Activity Coordinator. After retiring from a school cafeteria, Mary helped Donna out as a volunteer at Berkeley Square, and since 2007 she has lived there.
After working for 35 years in Lane Library’s book mobile, Doris Swegert got used to being around people. When she retired in 2002, she began to miss the socialization.
Her husband recognized how she was feeling, and encouraged her to join him at Partners in Prime, where he was already an active member of the club’s model train room. But Doris was hesitant about joining a “senior center”…
Of the 168,727 meals delivered by Partners in Prime’s Meals on Wheels Program last year, Don Peters delivered close to 7,000 of them. But what’s even more impressive, is the way in which he did it—without a GPS, without missing a day (regardless of the weather), and without so much as a glance at the cheat sheet with the name and preferences of each recipient.
By Emily Glaser
I had my first real encounter with Alzheimer’s and Dementia when I was in the 11th grade. I knew it existed, I knew it was horrible, and I knew my paternal grandparents were both in the early stages of it. But that day was different. That day I was directly involved. That day, I will never forget…
George first met Irene at the University of Cincinnati, where she was dating—and ended up marrying—one of his fraternity brothers. Their paths never crossed for 20 years, despite living just a short distance from one another in Hamilton.
Years later, George and his second wife decided to take a Ministry Training at the Presbyterian Church in downtown Hamilton, and Irene—whose husband had recently passed away—happened to be the instructor. When George’s wife passed away, Irene was there to support him. Now, the two have been married for nearly 22 years.
For Shirley Bennett, music comes as easy as speaking.
“I learned to sing in my mother’s kitchen when I was three-years-old,” Shirley said. “My mother and brother had beautiful voices, and they would always sing, and I would listen and learn. They said when they stopped I would stomp my feet and say ‘sing it again’!”
You collect what???
Stamps, coins, and comic books are among the most popular items that people collect. Some collect for fun, many believe their collections tell stories—of how they acquired the items, at what point in life, and where.