Senior Center News, March 13, 2020
Last updated 3/13/2020 at 9:30am
North Central Senior Citizens Center, March 16-19
Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; TOPS at 8 a.m., Walmart shopping 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Thursday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Great Falls trip 8 a.m.
Friday — Medical transportation will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., but people must make a request at least 24 hours in advance.
Menu by Earlene DeWinter
(Subject to Change)
Monday — Corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, carrots, dessert
Tuesday — Salad, spaghetti, meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread, pineapple cake
Wednesday — Beef stew, rolls, Tollhouse crumb cake
Thursday — Chicken pepper steak, rice, veggies, cherry cheese cake
Friday — Soup, salad bar, chef’s choice, dessert, milk
Medicare Open Enrollment has come to an end. However, if you are having problems with prescriptions you can call Marci and see if she can help you. For those on Medicaid and Big Sky she can still make changes. For an appointment, call Marci at 265-5464.
Maintain Your Muscle Strength: Strength Training at Any Age. You’ve likely heard that exercise can help you live a longer, healthier life. It is best to have endurance exercise and cardiovascular exercise to increase your breathing and heart rate. They can keep your heart and lungs in good shape and help prevent many chronic diseases. But, exercising to maintain flexibility, balance and strength are also important. Stretching gives you more freedom of movement and makes daily activities more comfortable. Balance practice helps prevent falls, which become a concern as you get older. Strength or resistance training makes daily activities more comfortable and can help you keep up the activities you enjoy at any stage of your life. It can help keep your bones healthy too. Strength training can also improve the way your body processes food to help prevent diabetes and related disease. But, the main benefit of strength training is that it makes your muscle cells stronger. Adults are encouraged to strength train your muscle groups on two or more days a week. Loss of muscle with aging can limit people’s ability to function in their home environment and live independently. We should all remember to maintain strength training for healthy living.