The monthly Outpost will be held at noon on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Please bring a friend and your favorite covered dish to enjoy the great food and the good fellowship. There will only be 1 or 2 more Outposts at Flanagan Hill this year.


We will be having special programs at Mt. Top Center on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and at Parsons Senior Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018 beginning at 10:30 a.m.  We ask that the communities come to our Senior Centers on the most convenient one of these days to help us celebrate Senior Center Month. We will also have some community heroes we will be honoring at these programs. Please plan to come out and support your local Senior Centers.


We are considering 4 possible trips for next fall (probably the 2nd or 3rd week of September). We don’t have all the details yet but they are summarized below. We are asking you to call the Parsons Center by October 26th to give us your first and second choice. The phone number is 304-478-2423.

  1. Rails & Sails—Maine & Boston–Lobster bake, Kennebunkport, tour Boston, Authentic Lobster harvesting on a Lobster boat tour, narrated boat cruise in Boothbay Harbor, ride on a vintage steam train, outlet shopping in Freeport, home of LL Bean and Nubble Light in Cape Neddick; 6 days/5 nights, approximate cost is $ 925 per person/ double occupancy.
  2. Vermont—Luncheon cruise on Lake Champlain, visit the von Trapp family Inn (lunch included), von Trapp Family History tour, New England Maple Museum, view a beautiful covered bridge at Woodstock, Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon”, Tour Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory, the Vermont Country Store, and Hershey’s Chocolate World. 6 days/5 nights, approximate cost $ 900 per person/double occupancy.
  3. Cape Cod, Boston, & Newport, RI—Lobster bake dinner, ferry ride to  & tour of Martha’s Vineyard, tour of Boston, explore Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market in Boston, tour Hyannis, tour historic Newport, RI; 6 days/5nights, approximate cost $ 960 per person/double occupancy.
  4. San Antonia, Texas—dinner show in Nashville, a Texas-Style dinner at The Knibbe Ranch ( an actual working ranch where you can see The Famous Texas Longhorns), city tour of San Antonio including the San Fernando Cathedral, the historic center of the city’s Mexican culture, hear Mariachi bands, visit the Alamo. The Mission San Jose, see an IMAX movie about the Alamo, explore the famed San Antonio Riverwalk with boat cruise, visit the Institute of Texan Cultures, the LBJ National Historic Park, the National Museum of the Pacific War, and the San Antonio Shoe Company, 1 night in Dallas with a guided tour, 1 night in Nashville with a dinner show, 1 night stay in Memphis with dinner at a famous Memphis BBQ. 10 days/ 9 nights, approximate cost is $1750 per person/double occupancy.

All trips include standard taxes, gratuities, luggage handling, and motor coach transportation.

There is travel protection insurance available for all these trips. The cost is based on the price of the trip. For more information stop by the Parsons Center Monday through Friday from noon until 3 p.m. and talk to Linda Bonner.


The itineraries for the October 8th trip to Ligonier are ready. You may stop by the Parsons Center from 8 to 3 Monday through Friday to pick up yours.


The representative from Congressman McKinley’s Office will be at the Parsons Center on Wednesday, October 3rd from 10 a.m. until noon. He would like to hear your concerns so he can pass them on to the Congressman.