SENIOR SHOWCASE: Boomer's Bootcamp returns for session two Thursday

5/20/2014

Session Two of the Boomer's Bootcamp series continues on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The topic is "I Am a Caregiver. Now What Do I Do?" Speaker will be Joyce Hett, case manager with the South West Kansas Disability and Resource Center.

Session Two of the Boomer's Bootcamp series continues on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The topic is "I Am a Caregiver. Now What Do I Do?" Speaker will be Joyce Hett, case manager with the South West Kansas Disability and Resource Center.

When suddenly thrust into the role of caregiver, we are frequently unprepared. Where do we turn? Who should we ask? What should we ask? Who can help? How much will it cost?

Frequently, caregivers are still leading busy, active lives with limited time available to take the full responsibility of a loved one. Generally we don't think about what kind of assistance we might need until we are suddenly overwhelmed with the tasks.

The South West Kansas Disability and Resource Center has resources available when the need arises. Help is out there. Learn how to find it.

No reservations are needed. Join us for more useful information.

Youth Go Free

The senior center's Finney County Transit "City Link/Mini Bus" is again offering the Youth Ride Free program this summer in Garden City. Youth Go Free will be from Thursday to Aug. 22. This is an attempt to keep the youth in our community actively engaged in learning, productive and fun activities.

The Youth Go Free program gives our youth the opportunity to access summer activities at the zoo, the library, swimming pool, recreation center, YMCA, movies, shopping or visiting. The Finney County Transit buses will get you where you need to go.

The Youth Go Free program is for youth ages 16 and younger. Youth 10 and younger must be accompanied by a passenger age 16 years or older. Children ages 5 and younger always ride free with another paying passenger. Brochures with guidelines, routes and times are available at the transit center and throughout the community or online at www.seniorcenterfc.com/transportation.html.

Transit staff will be glad to assist with planning your rides. Give us a call at 272-3626 or stop in our office.

Thanks for help

Many thanks to the volunteers 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.

Scheduled activities

Thursday, the TOPS Club will meet at 9 a.m., followed by art class at 10 a.m. Gentle exercises start at 11 a.m. Our annual Memorial Luncheon is at noon. On the menu is Swiss steak and baked potatoes. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m. Skip-Bo begins at 1 p.m. Strength Training for Seniors is at 5:15 p.m. Boomer's Bootcamp starts at 5:30 p.m. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, the day begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. The 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.

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

Sunday has duplicate bridge at 2 p.m.

Monday, the senior center and Finney County Transit are closed for the Memorial Day holiday. Services resume at their normal times on Tuesday.

Tuesday the day begins with walking at 8:30 a.m. Gentle exercises begin at 11 a.m. Pitch starts at 12:30 p.m. Bridge begins at 1:15 p.m.

May 28 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. TOPS 1116 meets at 10 a.m. Pinochle starts at 12:40 p.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. The regular Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m. to music of the Moonshiners. The recommended donation is $5.

Health tip

May's healthy eating goal: switch to fat-free or low-fat milk and dairy products.

Lunch menu

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday (Memorial Luncheon): Swiss steak, baked potato, mixed vegetables, dessert.

Friday: Baked fish, parsley potatoes, green beans, roll, strawberries and bananas.

Monday: Closed for the holiday.

Tuesday: Pork roast, broccoli-rice casserole, Harvard beets, roll, citrus fruit cup.

May 28 (National Hamburger Day): Cheeseburger and fixin's, broccoli and cauliflower salad, pudding.

Check out our website at www.seniorcenterfc.com.

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