Assistive Technology for Kansans/Kansas Equipment Exchange and the Senior Center of Finney County are having an equipment donation drive on Friday. The times will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at the Senior Center of Finney County.

We are looking for good, used, durable medical equipment that can be refurbished and given to others in need of that equipment. The only qualifications for receiving equipment without charge from the KEE program is: Must be living in Kansas and income is moderate or low. Last year, ATK/KEE in southwest Kansas received 65 pieces of donated equipment worth a total of $39,511, and gave out 52 pieces of equipment worth $26,545.

We accept donations of the following durable medical equipment: wheelchairs, lifts, hospital beds, gait trainers, scooters, shower chairs, walkers and commodes. Drop your pieces of equipment at the senior center on Friday or contact Jo Windholz at (785) 673-9609 or (800) 526-3648 with questions or to make special arrangements for other drop-off or pick-up times.

Annual bazaar

Saturday, Oct. 20, is the 46th annual Finney County Senior Citizens Association Bazaar.

We are always looking for quilts to be displayed at the bazaar. Bring your quilt and a short history. We will display your quilt for others to enjoy.

Join us between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. for crafts, gifts, food, lunch and much more. This annual event is the major fundraiser for this support group of the senior center.

'The Dust Bowl'

Do you remember the Dust Bowl days? Did your parents tell you tales of the Dust Bowl?

Ken Burns of PBS fame has made a new film titled "The Dust Bowl." An advance copy has been made available and will be shown in two parts on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, beginning at 3:30 p.m. The film will be shown at the Finney County Historical Museum.

Join us for the film and discussion. Bring your photographs. Hear stories. Taste some Depression-era food.

Thanks for help

This year, 2012, is the 40th anniversary of Meals on Wheels in Garden City. Many thanks to the Phi Sigma Alpha volunteers, 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.

Scheduled activities

Thursday, the TOPS Club will meet 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. Life Writing group meets at 1 p.m. Yoga begins at 6:30 p.m.

Friday begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. If you have gently used, durable medical equipment you are no longer using, drop it off at the senior center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.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, duplicate bridge meets at 2 p.m.

Monday is the first day of open enrollment for Medicare Part D. Senior Health Insurance Counselors (SHICK) are available by appointment to help you research your coverage. Call 272-3620 to schedule an appointment. Walking Club begins at 8:30 a.m. The Humdinger Band practices at 12:30 p.m. Double pinochle begins at 12:30 p.m. Duplicate bridge begins at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, gentle exercises begin at 11 a.m. Christy Huber with Family Crisis Service will speak on elder abuse at 11:45 a.m. Learn about the types of abuse such as physical, emotional and financial abuse. Pitch begins at 12:30 p.m. Bridge starts at 1:15 p.m. The Finney County Committee on Aging Inc., the board of directors for the senior center, will have its monthly meeting at 2 p.m.

Oct. 17 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. Legal aid is available by appointment. Call 272-3620 to schedule to visit with an attorney. The regular Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m. Music is provided by Butch and Malinda Frazier. The recommended donation is $5. Bring finger food for the break.

Lunch menus

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, wheat roll, pumpkin pie cake.

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

Monday: Sloppy Joe on a bun, potato wedge, spinach salad, peaches.

Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan, peas, carrots, wheat bread, mandarin oranges.

Oct. 17: Roast pork with potatoes and gravy, cauliflower, fruit muffin, Waldorf salad.

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