The Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Citizen Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive, offers a variety of programs for people age 55 and older. Lunches are served several days a week. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The annual membership fee is $15. For more information, call 876-0747. The current newsletter is available online at www.cityof hilliard. com.

The Phyllis A. Ernst Senior Citizen Center, 3810 Veterans Memorial Drive, offers a variety of programs for people age 55 and older. Lunches are served several days a week. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The annual membership fee is $15. For more information, call 876-0747. The current newsletter is available online at www.cityof hilliard. com.

The Hilliard Senior Center will be closed Aug. 31-Sept. 7 for general maintenance and cleaning. Regular hours of operation and all activities resume Tuesday, Sept. 8.

The Happiness Club luncheon is held at noon the second Friday of each month, open to all senior citizens, including those who are not members of the center. Advance registration for the luncheon is due by 4 p.m. the preceding Tuesday; meal price is $4. Enjoy a home cooked meal and entertainment. Call to register.

The Hilliard Caregiver Support Group meets regularly at 9:30 a.m. the third Friday of each month at the center. The meeting is for caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease.

The center is a collection point for food donations to the Hilliard Welfare Society. Drop off non-perishable donations between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some weekend and evening hours are available; call to schedule a time.

The senior center is collecting items for care packages to be sent to servicemen and women overseas. Participants are asked to bring items that will fit into a shoe box.

A Kroger pharmacy representative will be available to check blood pressure and blood sugars from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8. Participants should their prescriptions along for a brown bag review of their medication. Free. Register in advance by calling the center.