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Cincinnati Area Senior Services

CASS Launches New Event: Run for the Generations 5K

July 19th, 2013

CASS-run-logoThe inaugural running of the RUN FOR THE GENERATIONS 5K will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Spring Grove Cemetery.  This event will bring family groups as well as individual runners and walkers together to support Cincinnati Area Senior Services.  For more information on this event or to register go to:

Seniors Enjoy Senior Prom

July 11th, 2013

SENIOR BALL OTR 2013 003 web sizeSeniors from the Over-the-Rhine Senior Center, Hillcrest, Courtyard and Booth senior residences joined seniors from throughout the area at yesterday’s Senior Ball at the Duke Energy Center. In addition to lunch and dancing, the afternoon’s entertainment included performances by The Tap Dancing Grandmothers and an Elvis impersonator. Our seniors look forward to this annual event and the opportunity get dressed up, socialize and dance to some of their favorite tunes.

CASS Elects New Board Members, Officers at Annual Meeting

July 9th, 2013

Newsom RiddleCASS elected two new members to its Board of Directors at its annual meeting. Russell Newsom and Jeremy Riddle will begin three-year terms on the CASS Board.

Russell Newsom is an attorney in the corporate department of the Dinsmore & Shohl law firm.

Jeremy Riddle is an insurance and risk advisor with The Hauser Group.

New officers were also elected and will serve a two-year term. The new officers are:
President – Barbara Carr
Vice-president – Lynn Hensler
Treasurer – Bren Blaine
Secretary – Rob Jutze


Mayerson Foundation’s Summer Service Residency Program

June 26th, 2013

Whole GroupLast week, CASS participated in the Mayerson Foundation’s Summer Service Residency Program. This program, now in its 13th year, brings area high school students together to work in social service agencies to learn about poverty, health issues, housing, the elderly and children. Our OTR Senior Center hosted students from Reading and Finneytown high schools and young adults from Starfire U. The students spent several days interacting with the seniors and learning about issues seniors face. On the last day, they created a carnival for the seniors, complete with a clown, juggler, popcorn, snow cones, carnival games and prizes.

Financial Fraud of the Elderly and Vulnerable Adults workshop

June 19th, 2013

Fraud 1 for websiteThanks to all of the seniors who attended the Financial Fraud of the Elderly and Vulnerable Adults workshop at the Green Township Senior Center. The workshop received very positive feedback from the attendees. One senior mentioned that he finds workshops valuable if he learns one new piece of information. In this workshop, he was especially pleased – he left with five new pieces of information, and added “Every senior should attend this presentation.” A big thanks to our workshop co-sponsor, US Bank.

If your organization is interested in having CASS do this presentation for your group, contact Tracey Collins at 513.559.4483.

CASS Article on Elderly Exploitation in Enquirer

June 6th, 2013

The Over 60 Club

May 23rd, 2013

Ben Tanzer, a fine arts/journalism student at the University of Cincinnati selected CASS as the focus of a class project. The assignment was to create a multimedia presentation about a non-profit.  Ben interviewed staff and volunteers and then spent a day with seniors at the Over-the-Rhine Senior Center, including riding the bus with them to and from the center.  ”The Over 60 Club” captures the spirit, vitality and positive attitude of the seniors CASS serves. Click here to watch the video.

A Senior Helping Seniors

May 20th, 2013

ArthurArthur is a senior who spends time at the Over-the-Rhine Senior Center. He began coming to the center for a meal and would sit alone in the back room, reading. As he became more comfortable with the staff and the other seniors, he started helping out around the center, mopping up spills and removing the trash. Many of the women are reluctant to walk alone to Findlay Market, so Arthur volunteered to go for them—he sometimes makes up to four trips a day. Arthur has found a home at the Over-the-Rhine Center and now that he spends his time in this newfound community, his days are a little less lonely.

Seniors Enjoy Girl Scout Cookie Donations

May 2nd, 2013

CaptureAgain this year, our Meals-on-Wheels clients were treated to Girl Scout cookies. Through the Scout’s Cookie Share program, customers can purchase cookies to be donated to community organizations. Thanks to the Brownie and Girl Scout troops that selected CASS as their Cookie Share partner. We received over 600 boxes of cookies! A special Shout Out goes to Emily Pan, a CASS board member who purchased 150 boxes of cookies from the daughters of co-workers and donated them to CASS.

Celebrate Older Americans Month

May 1st, 2013

iStock_000000164142MediumWe’re celebrating Older Americans Month. Every year since 1963, May has been the month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions and achievements. It is a tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to honor the value that elders continue to contribute to our communities. Cincinnati Area Senior Services proudly serves more than 3,000 seniors annually.