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In response to the Coronavirus pandemic and in order to keep our community safe and healthy, Tioga Opportunities, Inc.’s Countryside Community Center (9 Sheldon Guile Blvd, Owego) will be closed for the following effective Tuesday, March 17th until Monday, May 18th:

 

  • Activities including classes (i.e. painting, ceramics), recreational activities (i.e. Wii bowling, Bridge), and wellness classes (i.e. Chair Yoga, Tai Chi)
  • Congregate lunch
  • Countryside Community Center rentals

 

Take-out lunch bags will be available for older adults (age 60+) Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Countryside Community Center if needed. Please call Tioga Opportunities, Inc. at 607-687-4120 with any questions.

Did you know that lunch is available Monday through Friday at the Countryside Community Center?  From 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM, a complete meal (including salad bar, entrée, sides, and dessert) is available for the suggested contribution amount of only $4.00 for those aged 60 and over, and $6.00 for those under 60.  Come enjoy a delicious meal while partaking in lively conversation with others in your community! Menu subject to change without notice.
 
Next week’s meals:
 

Monday, 3/9:  Stuffed Shells
   
     Tuesday, 3/10:  Baked Chicken with Perogies
    
Wednesday, 3/11:  Meatball Sub
    
Thursday, 3/12:  Beef & Lentil Stew
   
Friday, 3/13:  St. Patrick's Day Luncheon (Reservations Required)

 

 

Be sure to read the 2018 Impact Report
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
Tioga Opportunities, Inc.’s annual meeting will be held on November 27, 2018, at 6 PM at the Countryside Community Center, 9 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego, NY 13827. The public is invited to attend. The agenda will include the following:

A. Call to order
B. Establish a quorum
C. Review and acceptance of previous meeting minutes
D. Report of Board President
E. Report of Treasurer
F. Report of Executive Director
G. Announcements
H. New business
I. Date of next year’s annual meeting:
J. Motion to adjourn

Tioga Opportunities, Inc. is happy to lend a helping hand.  Members of TOI Management spent part of Saturday, September 15 working to beautify Evergreen Cemetery in Owego.  Staff cleared brush and sticks, sanded park benches, and painted a gazebo.  We are proud to be part of this community and look forward to our next volunteering adventure!

On August 14th, Tioga Opportunities, Inc.'s Department of Aging partnered with the Tioga County Historical Society Museum to offer a tour of their current exhibit, “200 Years of Serving Our Country.”  Participants were able to view muskets, drums, medals, pictures, and actual uniforms worn by members of the armed forces from Tioga County over the last two centuries.  

One of the most interesting stories and displays is that of Lieutenant Benjamin W. Loring, who served with the Union Navy in the Civil War.  He was in attendance at Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater the night President Abraham Lincoln was shot.  After the shot rang out, Lt. Loring rushed to Lincoln’s box to help.  He used his own knife to cut the President’s tie off his neck to allow him to breathe.  Lt. Loring was one of four men who carried President Lincoln out of the theater and across the street to the location where he eventually passed away.  It wasn’t until Lt. Loring returned to the Naval Yard later that night that he noticed all the bloodstains on his jacket.  He never had it washed.  He eventually moved to Owego and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

This exhibit runs until September 29th at the Tioga County Historical Society Museum.  Don’t miss your chance to see this and other fascinating pieces of local history!
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