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Senior Center News, April 26, 2024

North Central Senior Center

April 28 to May 3


Monday, April 29 — Spaghetti, garlic bread, veggies, dessert

Tuesday, April 30 — Corn dogs, macarone and cheese, dessert

Wednesday, May 1 — Sweet-n-sour meatballs, rice, vegetables, dessert

Thursday, May 2 — Asian chicken wrap, vegetables, fruit, dessert

Friday, May 3 — Tuna salad, clam chowder soup, fruit, dessert

Drinking water boil advisory in effect for our city: As of April 19, 2024, a water boil advisory went into effect due to the possible presence in the water system that can cause illness.To protect yourself from possible pathogens in the drinking water, we recommend that you boil the water or drink bottled water at this time. You may also check with your primary care provider to ask their recommendations. What is being done? Increased disinfection of drinking water and flushing to reduce the likeliness of pathogens throughout the distribution system are measures being taken by the city of Havre public water supply.

Important: We will continue to prepare meals for the Rudyard Center until someone is hired. We will also continue with Meals on Wheels. Please be kind, we are going to try to find all the Meals on Wheels families and make sure everyone gets their meal. Addresses are a little more rural than we are used to, but we will be doing our best.

Orientation for new board members: An orientation meeting for selected members of the board will be held May 7 at noon. The meeting will be held right here at the North Central Senior Center.

News from our gift shop: Spring has arrived. New items are added to the shelves often. New this week, packs of pillow forms, 12”x12”, perfect for that craft project. Vases ready for spring flowers. You can find the following items in the gift shop: handmade fishing flies, picture frames, knick knacks, yarn, trinket boxes, glassware, handmade lap blankets and more. Puzzles 50 cents each, all occasion cards 25 cents each. Donations welcome. Gently used knick knacks and yarn are always appreciated. No clothes please. Shop hours Monday through Friday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Foot clinic: Call 406-265-4776 to set up an appointment for our Foot Clinic. Appointments are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays.

We will be adding a new activity: Beginning April 11, we will be presenting Stepping On Classes, Spring Edition. These classes will be presented Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you all there.

Bingo: Come join us for Bingo every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Everyone 18 and older is welcome, fun for all. All of the money is paid out.

Pinochle: Come join your friends in playing pinochle Thursdays at 1 p.m. This group welcomes new players all levels and abilities at the senior center.

Would you like to be a volunteer at the senior center? Right now we are looking for a volunteer to answer phones at the front desk. We are very thankful for the many volunteers who help us daily and also during our special events. If you have a little extra time, we could sure use your help. We are finding ourselves a little short on volunteers now that we have opened our doors after closing due to the pandemic. If you would like to share your time and talents, please give us a call at 406-265-5464 to let us know. There are many different volunteer opportunities, maybe one just right for you, give us a call.

Transportation is now being handled by the North Central Montana Transit. This change seems to be going very well. If you need a ride call 406-265-4762. They would appreciate a 24-hour notice for local rides and a 48-hour notice for Great Falls trips.

Scams: Scam calls are still widespread. Text messages and emails are also becoming popular. Do not respond to any of them. Do not even open them, just delete them. Medicare isn’t issuing gold cards. Talk to someone in the community before you consider a reverse mortgage.

Commodities: If you are interested in receiving commodities, we still have a few select openings. For commodities there is an income restriction. You can sign up at the senior center, fill out an application and find out if your income falls within the guidelines. Bring income verification and picture ID. If you qualify, you can receive commodities once a month. You do have to come to senior center at 2 Second St. West in Havre to pick them up.

Important phone numbers

• Montana Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 Tumbleweed Runaway and Family Crisis Program: 406-259-2558 (local) 1-888-816-4702 (toll free)

• Friendship Line by Institute on Aging ­— The Friendship Line is both a crisis intervention hotline and a warm-line for non-emergency emotional support calls. It is a 24-hour toll-free line and the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities. Toll-Free Line: (800) 971-0016

• For those seniors getting frustrated with staying home and needing someone to talk to you can call 1-877-688-3377 for Montana’s Warm Line.

North Central Senior Center April activities

Tuesday, April 30 — Harp or piano musical performance by Mary Stevens, 10 a.m. to noon

Bingo 1-3 p.m., $1 per card, 100% payout

Wednesday, May 1 — Take Off Pounds Sensibly — TOPS — 9-10 a.m., weigh-in 8:30-9 a.m.

Coffee Club 10-11:30 a.m.


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