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Toledo Senior Center observes National Seniors Month

September 14, 2010
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald
TOLEDO CHRONICLE - Celebrate National Senior Center Month - Senior Centers are evolving! As a new generation of older adults looks to redefine retirement, there is a growing focus on wellness, work and volunteerism. When it comes to finding tools for staying healthy and involved or information about benefits, senior centers are the place to start. This September, Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging invites the community to learn more about its programs and services during National Senior Center Month.

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Tom Hoskins will be a guest speaker discussing long term planning followed by bingo.

On Monday Sept. 20, enjoy Sundae Monday Ice Cream Social. The months activities will conclude on Thursday, September 23 as we recognize Fall Prevention Day and National Checkers Day.

For more information about the Senior Center Month activities call the Toledo Senior Center at 641-484-3839. The Toledo Senior Center is located at 103 S. Church in Toledo.

Senior Centers are a valuable community asset that empowers people with meaningful volunteer opportunities as well as access to benefits and resources. Senior Centers are often known for offering a nutritious meal, but today’s Senior Centers offer much more including exercise classes, wellness screenings, nutrition education, and much more. Take the time to visit your local Senior Center during National Senior Center Month.

Mildred Biha, Toledo, formerly of Chelsea, will celebrate her 100th birthday on September 27, 2010.

The former Mildred Rose Herink was born in the rural Vining area to Charles and Anna (Sokol) Herink, the fourth of eight children. A sister died in childhood and of the seven siblings to reach adulthood, five of them reached the age of 90 years or more.

Mildred married a local young man, Fred Riha of rural Chelsea on December 30, 1931 and they lived on the same farm near Vining for 65 years, moving to Willow Apartments, Toledo in 1997, where she still resides. Her husband Fred died in March 2003. They are the parents of two children, Marcella (Frank) Nekola, Toledo and Duane (Myrna) Riha, Longs, South Carolina; also five grandchildren, Randy (Cheryl), Gary (Beth), Danny (Dawn) Nekola; Cindy (Nekola) Williams and Cathy (Mike) McKillip;10 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Mildred will celebrate this special event with family and friends on Sunday, September 26, at the Tama American Legion from 1-5 p.m. with an Open House and dance with “Barefoot Becky” and the Ivanhoe Butchmen providing the music.

Mildred enjoys hearing from and visiting with her many old and new friends and greetings would he welcome at 501 So. Willow St., 4B, Toledo,Iowa 52342.


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