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Activities

· Wednesday coffee is free at the center till noon

· Free Root beer Float Thursday (Free 1pm to 3 pm sponsored by our generous Pool Players) Every Thursday

· Aerobics Every Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays start at 8:30 end about 9:30 am. Cost is $5.00 per month.

· Pool practices every afternoon

· Bingo is every Tuesday at 1 pm.

· Craft club meets 3RD Friday of each month. Project/cost to be determined but is usually around $5.

· Footcare is scheduled December 20th and January 16th. Please call to schedule appointment. The cost is $5.00.

· Blood Pressures can be taken on these footcare days

· Cards: 10-point pitch, Phase 10 are now ongoing. Times vary.

· Dominos (Mexican Train) have groups Friday 12:00.

· Friendship meals are served 11:30 AM Mon thru Fri

· First Friday Book Club meets 9 am once a month. call with questions. They are looking for new members.

· Board meetings are 3rd Wednesday each month


Looking to form another Domino group. Is anyone interested?


Coffee groups are welcome any time!

Coffee is 25 cents a cup here at the center.

Transportation is now free to the center for any reason.



PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

Just call 241-1848 to reserve a time and our friendly TLC drivers will pick you up at your door. Drop offs anywhere in town. Dr. appts, shopping, work- just $1.00 per way. This is regular public transportation and any age can ride. We also have a handicap accessible lift for your convenience. Masks are required to ride the bus. Just a reminder to try and schedule the day before to reserve the time you desire. Any rides to the senior center are free.


Our Scheduled Shopping days:

Dillon’s Trips: Mon 10:00 am as well as Thurs 1:00 pm Walmart Trips: Tue-Wed-Fri 1:00 pm as well as Thurs 10:00 am

To save money our Punch Tickets are available and are pretty handy, please call 241-1848 or ask our helpful drivers Terry or Davina for more information.

Cost are $10 and $20 dollars for 11 and 22 rides.

Center hours are 8am to 4pm

Monday through Friday

We do distribute monthly commodities for those seniors who meet our income guidelines. Dates vary so call us at 620.241.1848 for more information.


DONATIONS TO THE SENIOR CENTER

We really need your help

We depend on the generous donations from our friends to keep our center programs and services active and thriving.

Frankly, we probably wouldn't be here if it wasn't for your support.

We can also always use paper products such as napkins or plates, coffee.


Silver Spoon Kitchen Project!

We are trying to finish our kitchen. Thanks to generous donors such as the Cedars, Troy Wiens, the Reuse It Center, as well as one very generous anonymous equipment donor, we are well on our way. We are now looking for special donations of cash and/or trade volunteers to get appliances in place and operating.

We are also on the lookout for kitchen cabinets (lowers) and a cabinet made to house two dishwashers with countertops.

We began a wish list that includes stainless tables, ice machine, salad bar,

warmers, tables and chairs.

We estimate the cost to be around $12,000.00 to create a

finished dining room and kitchen.





Senior Center’s Sunny Day Sponsors:

*Donna Burke**Delomia Hurst*Don Carroll*Manelia and Stan Stephenson*

*Nancy Sellberg *Gayle Boughman*LaVonna Peterson*

*Dwight and Ruth Hill*Marilyn and Lawrence Sand*

*Mitchell and Joyce Allmon*

all generously donated to the center in October and November. Not to mention those that wish to remain anonymous, we value your support!

Thank you so much for supporting the center with your cash donations!

We appreciate your support of the seniors in our community.


In Memory

We received funds in memory of Robert “Bob” Swan.

Many thanks to his family for naming us as part of his memorial and those that gave money in his honor. Rest in Peace Bob.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES CALL 241-1848 Needed-Friendship meal delivery and kitchen help Call 241-0160 ask for Connie Commodity bagging and carry out once a month Call 241-1848


I would like to thank those who came in and worked hard for the center this past month during the center including commodities and:

Darlene Johnson, Frank Doherty, Frances Duren, Nancy Sellberg,

Gayle Boughman, LaVonna Peterson, Rita Gosha,


Thank you!



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IT’S MAKING A DIFFERENCE.


Friendship Meals are available by calling

241-0160 a day in advance to reserve.

If your over 60, a suggested donation per meal is $3.00.

Available for pick up each day or eat in our dining room!

Meals served promptly at 11:30 am

Monday thru Friday.

See the attached menus for December and January.



We are collecting birthdays! Call us with yours!

Jeanie Kirby is doing a great job collecting your birthdays, she has collected over 200!

Our list is growing every day. All we need is your month and day and an address.


Celebrating their December Birthdays

Melinda Rogers*Carol Friend*April Ohide*Frank Doherty*Debbie Blair*

*Austin Havens*Joyce Lund*Sandra Bruce*John Downing Jr.*Gloria Valdez*

*Donna Janzen**Bernida Paramore*Dan Tarum*Tonya Jones*Marilyn Sand*

*Pat Crawford*Jason Thurston*David Dixon*Karen Stewart*Mary Peterson*

*Joyce Wilson*Nadine Nichols*


Celebrating their January Birthdays

*Frank Orth*Davina Koehn*Angie Nelson*Susan Geren*Sherrilyn Malaby*

*Delomia Hurst*Dayle Toews*Connie Birkes*Lester Carter*Jack Bupp*

*Robert Elkins*Tom Mayse*Audrey Pearson*


Happy Birthday to everyone above and who we may have missed!


Pool Players Update

Our Pool Players led by Captain Steve Erickson, are undefeated as of this date.

I don’t want to jinx them but they are fun to watch! Very talented group.

Biscuits and Gravy served at home games with a good will donation. Starts 8am.


Pool League game dates:

Dec 2nd Here vs Lindsborg Dec 16th Here vs Buhler

Jan 13th Mid-Year Tournament (Here) Jan 30th Here vs Newton


Listed below are our December and January Coffee Sponsors.

Cost is $10.00 per month. With this support we are able to offer a free coffee day on Wednesday as well as keep our coffee at 25 cents through the rest of the week.

Individuals:

Delomia Hurst*Lou and Vern Nutter*Nancy Sellberg*

*Sid Johnson*Yvonne Skipton*Nysa Brown*

*Gaylen Rodgers*Gayle Boughfman* Sam Seymour*


Businesses:

*Mary Steffes/Fee Insurance*

*Lanae Powell and Dana Regier/Compass Realty*

*Hospice and Homecare of Reno County*

*Jennifer Enyart Nextech Wireless*

*Tom Pyle/Pyle Law*

*Mockingbird Vintage and Estates*

Join us for good coffee and conversation.

I have to mention our group of pool players who donate funds to us for our free root beer floats on Thursday. These wonderful guys are always ready to chip in a hand to lift, fix things, and have yet to tell me no! Many thanks to Steve Erickson, Dave Orth, Richard Erickson Dale Mannebach, Lee Cline, Dale Fishback, Terry Unruh, Jerry Almquist, Larry Busby.


Did you know you can rent the Center for your group or event during evenings or weekends? Civic groups there is little or no charge! The center had a lot too offer from our ADA doors, parking, tables and chairs. We also have an extra office to use during business hours with use of our front desk receptionist! Call for details. Daily weekend rate is $75.00


Craft Club

Craft Club meets on the 3rd Friday of every month at 9:30 am. Watch our face book for up-and-coming sessions and pics of our projects. November was a pretty little ornament for the tree. January is TBD. I do see us in December as creating gifts for our neighbors and friends. We try to keep the cost at a $5.00 good will donation.



Christmas Open House

Join us Friday December 3rd 9:30 am to 11:00

for our Christmas Open House!

See and learn what we are about, tour the bus and the center. Find out about our services.



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