September is Senior Center Month; the theme this year is “The Key to Aging Well”. We had a great turnout for Bingo last Thursday. A busload of a dozen or so seniors from Lakin / Kearny County Senior Center joined us. Our next Bingo opportunity is Thursday, 9/19 at 5:30 p.m. and then on Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. We also have lots of special events and activities going on this month. The next week is very busy: we go to Boot Hill Casino & Museum on Friday, Sept. 13; and next Tuesday, Sept. 17, Johnetta Hebrlee is here at 12:45 p.m. to teach us more about the history of Finney County; Tuesday evening we have about 20 of us are traveling to Ulysses for the Grant County Home Products Dinner; and the Mayor will be here on the 18th for a proclamation and a balloon release at 12:45, celebrating the Senior Center of Finney County. Our trips are full, but we usually do have cancellations. Call Della at 272-3620 and we will get you on the cancellation list.

Medicareus at 272-3620 on Oct. 1 or after to schedule your Medicare enrollment appointment. The Medicare open enrollment period this year is Oct. 15 - Dec. 7. You can change your health coverage and add, drop, or change your drug coverage during this period.


Senior Center Weekly Activities:

Wednesday, Sept. 11; Line dancing 8:30 a.m.; Completely Unraveled 9:30 a.m.; Pinochle 12:30 p.m.; Enhance Fitness 1 p.m.; Strength Training 4; Dance with Craig Stevens 7:30 p.m. ($5 donation per person)

Thursday, Sept. 12: Strength Training 9:30; Learn Wood Carving Class 9:30 a.m.; Art Class 10 a.m.: Library 11:30 a.m.; Skip Bo 1 p.m.; Bridge 1:15 p.m.; Cardio Exercise 4 p.m.; PIYO/Yoga w/ Tessie

Friday, Sept. 13: Line Dancing 8:30 a.m.; Boot Hill Casino & Museum Trip 9:30 a.m.; Nurse 10:30; Enhance Fitness 1 p.m.; Fun & Games 1 p.m.; Bridge 1:15 p.m.;

Saturday Sept. 14: The pool room is open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 15: Duplicate Bridge is at 2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 16: Double Pinochle 12:30 p.m.; Enhance Fitness 1 p.m.; Strength Training 4:0 p.m.; Zumba 6 p.m. w/Tessie; Duplicate Bridge 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Learn Wood Carving Class 9:30 a.m.; Strength Training 9:30 a.m.; Pitch 12:30 p.m.; Finney County Museum-History of Finney County with Johnetta Hebrlee 12:45; Cardio Exercise 4 p.m.; Grant County Home Products Dinner 4:45 p.m. (reservation required, $10 fee); PIYO/Yoga 6 p.m. w/Tessie;

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Line dancing 8:30 a.m.; Pinochle 12:30 p.m.; Mayor’s Proclamation/Balloon Launch 12:45 p.m.; Foot Clinic 1 p.m. (appointment only); Enhance Fitness 1 p.m.; Dance with Ortiz Band 7:30 p.m. ($5 donation per person)


Lunch Menu:

Wednesday, Sept. 11: Bacon Cheddar Cheeseburger on a Bun, Potato Salad, Corn & Pudding

Thursday, Sept. 12: Chicken Spaghetti, Broccoli, Breadstick & Fruit

Friday, Sept. 13: Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Sour Cream, Cauliflower with cheese & Fruit.

Monday, Sept. 16: Chicken Tenders, Mashed potatoes/Gravy, Broccoli & Fruit

Tuesday, Sept. 17: Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich. Mashed potatoes/Gravy, Carrots & Orange Sherbet

Wednesday, Sept. 18: Ham/Asparagus Roll-Up, Scalloped Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables & Fruit


Shari Campbell is the executive director of the Senior Center of Finney County. Visit for more information.