Luau offers great entertainment, food

6/17/2014

Luau offers great entertainment, food

Luau offers great entertainment, food

Join us tomorrow for our annual luau. We will be serving pork, pineapple upside down cake and virgin pina coladas. Eat and enjoy island music from "Too Many Strings." Luau is open to everyone in the community. Only $7 per person. Come down and join the fun. Wear your aloha shirt.

Museum presentation

Plan to come for lunch on Tuesday to hear from Johnetta Holmes Hebrlee from the Finney County Historical Museum. She will delight us with tales about four not so prim and proper ladies from Finney County's past. Come at 11:30 a.m. and enjoy Johnetta's presentation.

Will Medicare pay?

Some people on Medicare who need expensive services and procedures expect that Medicare will pay for all costs as long as a doctor ordered the care. Sorry folks, it won't happen.

Original Medicare doesn't cover most dental care, procedures, supplies or dentures. A Medicare Advantage plan may offer some dental coverage depending on the plan. A Medicare Supplement plan won't cover dental but a rider to the supplement or a private insurance company may for an additional premium.

Medicare also does not cover routine hearing exams or hearing aids. Medicare Part B will cover diagnostic hearing and balance exams only if your doctor orders these tests to see if you need treatment for a medical condition.

Medicare doesn't cover routine eye exams for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but there are some vision services that Medicare will cover. Medicare Part B covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma. Part B covers certain diagnostic tests and treatment for people with diseases and conditions of the eye such as age-related macular degeneration.

Medicare doesn't usually pay for eyeglasses or contact lenses except after cataract surgery that implants an intraocular lens.

Again, riders can be purchased to help with these expenses but be sure to read the fine print of the policy. Make sure the policy provides enough benefit to warrant the extra premium.

If you have questions about Medicare, call the senior center at 272-3620 to schedule an appointment with the SHICK counselor.

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. The Ambassador Singers practice at 1 p.m. Skip-Bo begins at 1 p.m. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, the day begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. 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 has double pinochle at 12:40 p.m. Duplicate bridge begins at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, the day begins with walking at 8:30 a.m. Gentle exercises begin at 11 a.m. Johnetta Holmes Hebrlee from the Finney County Historical Museum will be here at 11:30 a.m. for a presentation. Pitch starts at 12:30 p.m. Bridge begins at 1:15 p.m.

June 25 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. TOPS 1116 meets at 10 a.m. Pinochle starts at 12:40 p.m. The regular Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m. to music of the Ortiz Brothers Band. The recommended donation is $5.

Health tip

June's healthy eating goal is to add two days of strength training to your fitness regimen.

Lunch menu

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Pork brisket, scalloped potatoes, savory carrots, roll, creamy fruit salad.

Friday: Tuna salad sandwich, potato salad, mandarin oranges.

Monday: Barbecue beef, potato salad, creamy coleslaw, bread, peach crisp.

Tuesday: Cheeseburger, deli fixins, broccoli/cauliflower salad, pudding.

June 25: Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, tossed salad, French bread, brownie with ice cream.

Check out our website at www.seniorcenterfc.com.

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