Kathy Roland, of Brunswick, competes in musical bingo Wednesday at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center where the Medina County Office for Older Adults put on a Valentine's Day party for seniors.
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BRUNSWICK — Love songs filled the room on Valentine’s Day as seniors kept score on their bingo cards.
About 50 people participated in Wednesday’s free party at the Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center hosted by the Medina County Office for Older Adults.
“Our goal is for them to age in place,” said Amy Marzich, Brunswick activities coordinator. “We want them to stay in their home as long as possible. We want them to be active and social.”
Disc jockey Jerry Sabol played love songs from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, and participants marked off the musical groups on their scorecard, hoping to win a prize.
Laura Toth, director of the Office for Older Adults, which contracts with Brunswick as facilitator of senior services, was on hand for the festivities.
She said she’s been with the office for seven years, and in the early years, senior events were sparsely attended.
“You could hear crickets,” she joked.
That’s no longer the case.
Marzich said Brunswick seniors “absolutely” stay active.
She said Wednesday’s program was on the smaller side, noting a luau in September attracted more than 100 people.
Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or firstname.lastname@example.org.