The O’Neill Center is a nationally accredited, private nonprofit organization available to help seniors be HIP – Healthy, Independent and Productive. At O’Neill Center you will always find a wide range of enriching, engaging and empowering activities and services designed specifically for today’s older adult. Programs and activities at O’Neill and Belpre Centers are designed to have a real impact on older adults’ health and well being. O’Neill provides needed assistance with household chores, transportation, care during the day, and more. Contact us for more information at 740-373-3914 or visit us on the web at www.oneillcenter.com.
The Belpre Senior Center provides programs and services in order to keep seniors HIP – Healthy, Independent and Productive. It is a partnership between the City of Belpre and the O’Neill Center, a private non-profit organization serving all of Washington County. There is a diverse range of activities offered including numerous exercise options, home-made lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays, health screenings, computer classes, and health education from various health care professionals. The Belpre Senior Center is located at 1614 Washington Blvd. Call 740-423-6022 for information or email the manager, Susie Casto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How old do you need to be to participate in activities sponsored by the Belpre Senior Center?
Anyone 55 years of age and older is welcome to enjoy the weekly lunches sponsored by the Belpre Senior Club. The classes, programs and trips are geared to seniors but younger seniors are also welcome.
Do you provide transportation?
Local transportation is provided by the Belpre Senior Club to the lunches on Tuesday and Thursday. Van reservations have to be made by 10 am by call 740-423-6022. Medical transportation is provided through the O’Neill Center and social transportation is provided through the RSVP “Senior Wheels” for hair appointments, shopping etc. Reservations for these types of appointments are coordinated through the O’Neill Center at 740-373-3914.
Who operates the Belpre Senior Center?
The City of Belpre and the O’Neill Center in Marietta formed a strategic alliance in September 2008 to bring increased services to seniors in the Belpre area. The City manages the building, utilities, etc and contracts with the O’Neill Center to provide staff to manage the day-to-day programs, services and activities of the senior center.
I often hear that seniors are encouraged to be HIP – what does that mean?
HIP stands for Healthy, Independent and Productive. Through exercise as well as education programs at the Belpre Senior Center, seniors have opportunities to stay active, make sound decisions on their own behalf after keeping abreast of the latest health information for example and remain a contributing member of their community by participating in occasional volunteer opportunities and staying connected with family and friends.
How many seniors are involved with the Belpre Senior Center overall?
Numbers of course fluctuate but generally there will be 65 – 75 seniors sharing lunch and conversation on any given Tuesday or Thursday. In 2012, approximately 300 seniors participated in approximately 75 different programs more than 12,200 times. There is always room for more though, so guests are invited to visit any weekday between 9 am and 3 pm.
How is Belpre Senior Center funded?
A variety of funding sources assist in providing the programs and services available through the Belpre Senior Center. In addition to the City of Belpre and the O’Neill Senior Center, financial support is also provided by the Mid-Ohio Valley United Way, the Washington County Senior Services Levy as well as a number of individual grant agencies depending on the program.