Are you having difficulty reading printed material? Perhaps you would enjoy the Kansas Talking Book Program.

The following persons are eligible for loan services:

1) Legally blind persons

2) Other physically handicapped persons as follows:

a) Persons whose visual disability, with correction, prevents the reading of standard printed material

b) Persons unable to read or unable to use standard printed materials as a result of physical limitations

c) Persons having a reading disability resulting from organic dysfunction and of sufficient severity to prevent their reading printed material in a normal manner

Certifying authority:

1) In cases of blindness, visual impairment or physical limitations, "competent authority" is defined to include doctors of medicine; doctors of osteopathy; ophthalmologists; optometrists; registered nurses; therapists; professional staff of hospitals, institutions and public or private welfare agencies (e.g., social workers, case workers, counselors, rehabilitation teachers and superintendents). In the absence of any of these, certification may be made by professional librarians or by any person whose competence under specific circumstances is acceptable to the Library of Congress.

2) In the case of reading disability from organic dysfunction, "competent authority" is defined as doctors of medicine and doctors of osteopathy who may consult with colleagues in associated disciplines.

3) Qualified readers must be residents of the United States, including territories, and the District of Columbia, or American citizens domiciled abroad.

You may borrow at no cost a digital player, Braille books and magazines and Braille and audio reading download (BARD). Certain accessories are available such as headphones, adaptors, pillow "speaker" for a person confined to a bed, amplifier, remote control, extension lever and breath switch. You can select specific book titles or have staff select for you. Applications are at the senior center or by going online to

Thanks for help

This year is the 40th anniversary of Meals on Wheels in Garden City. 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, 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. Beginning pinochle lessons begin at 1 p.m. Yoga is at 6:30 p.m.

Friday begins with 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.

Saturday, the pool room is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers are here from 5 to 9 p.m.

Monday begins with walking at 8:30 a.m. The Humdinger Band practices at 12:30 p.m. Double pinochle begins at 12:30 p.m. The Upbeats Band practices at 3 p.m. Duplicate bridge meets at 7 p.m.

Tuesday has gentle exercises at 11 a.m. Pitch begins at 12:30 p.m. Bridge starts at 1:15 p.m.

Aug. 1 has line dancing at 8:30 a.m. Library Outreach is from 11 a.m. to noon. Pinochle begins at 12:30 p.m. Life Writing meets at 1 p.m. The regular Wednesday night dance begins at 7:30 p.m. The band this week is Craig Stevens. The recommended donation is $5. Bring finger food for the break.

Lunch menus

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Lasagna, Corn O'Brien, perfection gelatin salad, cinnamon roll, strawberries and pears.

Friday: Baked fish, tater tots, copper penny salad, wheat roll, fruit mix.

Monday: Chicken tetrazzini, noodles, spinach salad, wheat roll, pudding.

Tuesday: Smothered steak with mashed potatoes, tossed salad, wheat roll, cinnamon apple slices.

Aug. 1: Sloppy Joe on a bun, parsley potatoes, creamy coleslaw, melon mix.

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