Senior center can help with New Year's resolutions

Have you resolved to make some changes in 2014? Check out the senior center.

Want to eat out more often? Our Friendship Meals lunch is served Monday through Friday at noon. These healthy meals provide good food and good companionship. Menus are published in this column and in the bimonthly newsletter. Don't get the newsletter? Call 272-3620 and ask to be placed on the mailing list.

Did you resolve to volunteer more? RSVP can help. Call 275-5566 to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available not only at the senior center but many other places in Garden City. Don't sit home wishing you had something to do.

Want to exercise more? Join the Walking Club that meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Check with Hope at 272-3620 to see where they walk each week. Like to dance for exercise? Join line dancing at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. They have a country good time. Want something quieter? Check out gentle exercises at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Want some strength training? Try "Strength Training for Seniors" at 5:15 pm..Mondays and Thursdays. Weights are provided. Bring a towel. Want something quiet and contemplative? Try yoga at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Bring a floor mat.

There's plenty to do at the Senior Center of Finney County. Resolve to give us a try.

Health tip

Each month we will suggest a healthy living/eating goal to work toward. January's healthy eating goal is to add three servings of fruits and vegetables to your diet every day.

FCCA members

Have you ever wondered who makes the decisions at the senior center? The board of directors of the senior center is known as the Finney County Committee on Aging. This seven-member group is appointed by the county commissioners and meets monthly to discuss the business of the senior center and Finney County Transit.

FCCA members are Beth Tedrow, chairperson; Ray Mann, vice chair; Anna May Velev, secretary; Susan Chase, treasurer; and members Tim Beltran, Ken Ostmeyer and Warren Schwab. Monthly board meetings are open to the public.

Thanks for help

Many thanks to last week's Meals on Wheels volunteers. Are you interested in helping with Meals on Wheels? Substitute drivers are always needed. If you would like to help with this wonderful service, call Patti at 272-3620 or 260-6282.

Scheduled activities

Thursday begins with TOPS 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 is at 6:30 p.m.

Friday begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. A nurse from St. Catherine Hospital will be available from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Bridge starts at 12:45 p.m. The Finney County Senior Citizens Association covered dish dinner begins at 6 p.m. Bring a dish to share and join the fun.

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

Monday has double pinochle at 12:30 p.m. A new exercise program begins at 5:15 p.m. We will exercise using hand and ankle weights to slow, deliberate movements. Classes will meet Mondays and Thursdays for about 45 minutes. Duplicate bridge starts at 7 p.m.

Tuesday has walking at 8:30 a.m. "Intro to Computers" begins at 9 a.m. Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks. Gentle exercises start at 11 a.m. Pitch begins at 12:30 p.m. Bridge starts at 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 8 begins with line dancing at 8:30 a.m. TOPS No. 1116 meets at 10 a.m. Pinochle begins at 12:30 p.m. Completely Unraveled meets at 1 p.m. The dance at 7:30 p.m. features the Moonshiners.

Lunch menu

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Hot roast beef sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli, pineapple upside down cake.

Friday: Baked fish, peas and carrots, winter mixed vegetables, roll, ranger cookie.

Monday: Smothered steak, scalloped potatoes, spinach, citrus fruit cup, wheat bread.

Tuesday: Porcupine meatballs, rice, hot marinated tomatoes, bread, blueberry gelatin salad.

Jan. 8: Oven-fried chicken, potatoes and gravy, green beans, roll, creamy fruit salad.

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