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Senior Center closed, Meals on Wheels, medical transportation till running

 

March 17, 2020



Press release

North Central Senior Center in Havre announced it is closed until it is cleared by the department of health.

Meals on Wheels will continue to deliver the meals for homebound individuals. Other senior citizens may be added onto meal delivery or they may call in before 10 a.m. to order a meal and pick it up themselves at the center.

The center asks for people to inform it which meals would be preferred ahead of time, so the center is aware of how much to prepare each day.

Medical transportation only will be provided, and people must call ahead for Fridays.

“Thank you for your understanding in this situation, stay well and safe and remember to wash your hands frequently,” representatives of the center said in a release.

The meal schedule is:

Wednesday, March 18, Beef stew, roll, Tollhouse crumb cake.

Thursday, March 19, Chicken pepper steak, rice, veggies, cheesecake, cherries.

Friday, March 20, Soup, salad bar, chef’s choice, dessert, milk.

Monday, March 23, Pepperoni pasta bake, salad, bread sticks, fruit.

Tuesday, March 24 Applesauce, roast pork, mashed potatoes with gravy, winter veggies, rolls, wacky cake.

Wednesday March, 25 Barbecue chicken, baked potatoes, vegetables, coffee cake.

Thursday, March 26, Hamburger steak, hashbrowns with gravy, peas, dessert.

Friday, March 27, Soup, salad bar, chef’s choice, dessert, milk.

In notices, the center said, 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.

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