W ould you like a tour of the new Garden City High School? USD 457 is providing a walking tour of the new high school on Friday. A bus will leave from the senior center at 3:45 p.m. Join us for an up-close and personal inspection of the latest addition to our educational community. You do not need to sign up in advance. Just meet us at the senior center parking lot.

The bus will return to the senior center in time for the monthly covered dish dinner which begins at 6 p.m. If you cannot join the walking tour, Roy Cessna with USD 457 will be at the dinner for a virtual tour of the high school. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity provided by USD 457 and the Finney County Senior Citizens Association.

Free lunch

Do you volunteer at the senior center? If so, we invite you to join us for a free lunch provided by the Finney County Senior Citizens Association. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. April 19 with speaker Doug Little with Eagle Med. Pick up your free ticket at the senior center office.

Volunteers are an important resource here at the senior center. We simply could not get along here without all the wonderful people who donate their time to make this place a success. Volunteers function in all segments of society.

If you have time on your hands and are looking for volunteer opportunities, contact the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at 275-5566. They will help match your experience and interests with opportunities in this community.

Attorney-in-fact

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt gives the following definition of an attorney-in-fact. The attorney-in-fact is the individual or entity you appoint to act in your place. This could be for financial decisions, property decisions or health care decisions.

What kinds of considerations should be part of your decision to select an attorney-in-fact? If your attorney-in-fact will be handling your financial dealings, that person should be capable of managing finances, theirs and yours. He/she should be capable of tracking all your assets, paying your bills, balancing your checkbook, etc.

Where your attorney-in-fact lives is a consideration to ensure your affairs are handled in a timely manner. Does your attorney-in-fact have sufficient free time to devote to your affairs? Can this person communicate well with you, your family members, doctors, other caregivers, etc?

Your attorney-in-fact should be someone you trust as they will have access to your personal information. Can you trust this person to keep your matters confidential? Keep other family members informed of your choice of attorney-in-fact.

Next week this column will cover actions by your attorney-in-fact.

Thanks for help

This year, 2012, is the 40th anniversary of Meals on Wheels in Garden City. Many thanks to the RSVP volunteers and Duane Riley who delivered Meals on Wheels last week.

Are you interested in helping with Meals on Wheels? Substitute drivers are always needed. If you would like to help, call Patti at 272-3620 or 260-6282.

Join us June 2 for the Beef Empire Days Meals on Wheels Poker Run and Classic Car Show. We are looking for sponsors for the event. For more information, call 272-3620.

Scheduled activities

Thursday begins with TOPS at 9 a.m., followed by art class at 10 a.m. Gentle exercise begins at 11 a.m. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m. The computer class meets at 3:45 p.m. Zumba begins at 5:30 p.m. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. Craft Shop check-in/out is from 10 a.m. to noon. A nurse from St. Catherine Hospital will be here from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge starts at 12:45 p.m. The bus departs for the walking tour of the new Garden City High School at 3:45 p.m. The Finney County Senior Citizens Association covered dish dinner starts at 6 p.m. A virtual tour of the high school will follow the meal.

Saturday, the pool room is open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday has duplicate bridge at 2 p.m.

Monday, the Walking Club meets at 8:30 a.m. The Humdinger Band practices at 12:30 p.m. Double pinochle begins at 12:30 p.m. The RSVP Board and the Nutrition Board will meet at 1 p.m. The Upbeats Band practices at 3 p.m. Zumba begins at 5:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday has gentle exercises at 11 a.m. Pitch starts at 12:30 p.m. Bridge begins at 1:15 p.m. The Finney County Committee on Aging meets at 2 p.m.

April 18 is our Earth Day Celebration and Customer Appreciation. Join Finney County Transit for free bus rides, hot dogs, chips and cookies. Line dancing begins at 8:30 a.m. The Meals on Wheels Committee meets at 9 a.m. Pinochle begins at 12:30 p.m. Life Writing is at 1 p.m. The dance at 7:30 p.m. will feature the Calhouns. The recommended donation is $5 per person. Bring finger food for the break.

Lunch menus

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Roast pork with potatoes and gravy, oriental vegetables, wheat roll, frosted lime gelatin.

Friday: Spaghetti and meat sauce, tossed salad, corn, French bread, pudding.

Monday: Meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, broccoli salad, wheat roll, rosy applesauce.

Tuesday: Roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and cauliflower, wheat roll, bread pudding.

April 18: Taco salad with salsa, corn, tortilla chips, ambrosia.

Check out our website at www.seniorcenterfc.com.