You can’t overestimate the value that senior citizens give to a community and we like to recognize it with our Senior Citizens Day, an open house, if you will, for senior citizens in Pickaway and Ross counties.
Our Fall Senior Citizens Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at our main building.
At our Spring Senior Citizens’ Day in April, we had more than 400 visitors, all taking part in activities while many instructors were teaching and students were learning.
Some programs and students play a role in making the day a success: bingo – hugely popular – is run by our Media Design students. Ahead of the event, the students design greeting cards that are available as prizes.
Medical Careers students provide free blood pressure checks and Cosmetology students provide free manicures and pedicures. Our students in Precision Welding stay busy ahead of the event, making about 200 pieces of yard art, which may be among the day’s most sought-after items.
Kevin Krebs, instructor of Commercial Foods Careers, and his students prepare a soup-and-salad bar that is always well received by our guests.
And other Pickaway-Ross students take part too, with students from Criminal Investigation & Police Science helping direct traffic and members of the Student Executive Council assist-ing with guest registration and Wii bowling.
Also involved is the LAMPS committee, which gets the ball rolling well ahead of the event by contacting organizations and agencies from Pickaway and Ross counties and inviting representatives to set up at tables in the commons and provide senior citizens with informa-tion.
Any time we invite people to visit, it is an opportunity to show off all the things we do and the great staff members and students we have at Pickaway-Ross.