News in Brief – 10/6/10

Published 10:19 am Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Senior Expo sponsors recognized

More than 3,000 attendees were welcomed at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s (AAA7) Senior Expo that was held in September at the Scioto County Fairgrounds in Lucasville. This year’s theme was “Wild, Wild, West.”

Features at the Senior Expo included exhibit booths, free health screenings, bingo, door prizes, live entertainment, a cake auction, food, games, and much more.

More than 100 exhibit booths were featured with a booth decorating contest also being held to recognize the best “Wild, Wild West” themes. Booths were judged in two categories, both Providers and Non-Providers of the Agency. Top Winners in the Provider Category included: 1stPlace – Advantage Home Health Care, Inc.; 2nd Place – Unity 1 Home Health Care; 3rd Place – Genesis Respiratory Services/Interim Health Care. Top Winners in the Non-Provider Category included: 1st Place – Consulate Health Care (Edgewood Manor of Lucasville, Greenfield, Wellston and Piketon Nursing Center); 2nd Place – Golden Years; 3rd Place – Life Ambulance.

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During the event, the AAA7 recognized its many sponsors that help make the event possible. Sponsors represented many of the counties covered by the AAA7 which includes Adams, Brown, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto and Vinton.

Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. provides services on a non-discriminatory basis. These services are available to help older adults and those with disabilities live safely and independently in their own homes through services paid for by Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration, other federal and state resources, as well as private pay.

Those interested in learning more can call toll-free at 1-800-582-7277 (TTY 1-888-270-1550). Here, individuals can speak directly with a nurse or social worker who will assist them with information surrounding the programs and services that are available to best serve their needs. Information is also available on

Halloween Spooktacular every weekend in Oct.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Camden Park welcomes one and all to the 12th Annual Halloween Spooktacular, a month full of thrills and chills.

Camden Park’s Halloween Spooktacular will take place every Friday and Saturday in October from 6 to 11 p.m. and features more than 20 rides and attractions.

Camden Park will be decked out to celebrate the spookiest time of the year.

Hold onto your seat on the legendary Haunted Train Ride, filled with terror.

Ride the newly-restored Haunted House with new fearsome sights and sounds.

New showcase of fright for 2010 is “Labyrinthe de Mort”, a special horror filled walk-through maze.

Camden Park’s Spooktacular is the one place to fulfill all of your Halloween thrills and scares — a ghostly time for all ages. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the Front Gate the day of the event.

Camden Park is located on U.S. Route 60 West, Huntington, WV. For more information, call 304-429-4321, 1-866-8CAMDEN, or visit us on the web at

OLBH to offer drive-thru flu clinic

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) will conduct a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic Saturday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus of OLBH at Bellefonte Pavilion (2000 Ashland Drive).

Drive-thru vaccinations are efficient and allow community members to receive the important vaccination without having to leave their vehicles.

The charge is $20 and is covered by Medicare. If insured by Medicare, individuals should remember to bring their cards with them.

For more information regarding flu vaccines, please call the CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).

Teen ‘Fear Factor’ programs Oct. 12

ASHLAND, Ky. — Teens can test their “grossness tolerance” this month at Boyd County Public Library with Fear Factor competitions at the Main and Summit branches.

The Oct. 12 Teen Tuesdays program at Main will pit teen against teen in a contest that will test the strength of their stomach – and gag reflexes. Each contestant will have to pass a series of gross food challenges in order to move to the next level – a 5-course “meal” in all. There will be a prize for the last teen standing … er, eating.

An ingredient list will be available, and all participants must sign a statement, confirming they are not allergic to any of the items.

Barf buckets will be provided, if needed. Pizza will be served after the competition, for anyone who still has an appetite.

A similar Fear Factor for teens will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Summit Branch, 1016 Summit Road.

At Main, Teen Tuesdays is held on the second Tuesday of each month during the school year. Program ideas and activities are planned in part by the Teen Library Council.

TLC, which meets at Main just prior to Teen Tuesdays each month, also helps select materials for the young adult collection and suggests ways to improve services for teen patrons.

To apply for the council, or just find out more, contact Kellie Nunley at knunley@ or 606.329.0518, ext. 1810.