The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 30, 2001 · Page 30
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 30

Salina, Kansas
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Monday, April 30, 2001
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May, 2001, Second Sixty Page 3 ALINA ENIOR May Activities For more information contact Roxann at 823-1767 or Chrystal at 8279818. We will show a video on foot care May 8th at 10:00 a.m. Saline County Health Department will be here on the 23rd, topic to be announced at a later date. SENIOR CENTER WEEK is May 14th through the 18th. Come visit the center and try our great food at the affordable price of $2.50 per meal. We also offer many services and activities such as taxi tickets, information and resource referral, Meals on Wheels, frozen meals, computer classes, Bible study, writing classes, pool games, quilting, singing, health, safety and senior information programs. We have great 25 cent coffee in the mornings. So come and have coffee with your friends and neighbors. If you haven't visited the Senior Center now would be a great time to check it out! No reservations required. Do you have questions about your Medicare Coverage, Medicare supplemental insurance. Medicare bills, or how to pay for prescriptions? Stop to visit witii a SHICK, (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans) Counselor, on the 25th, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Salina Senior Center. All discussions are confidential. COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP MEETING will be May 21st at 1:30 p.m. Our Topic this month will be "Questions and Answers". If you are interested in computers or just want to know something about them, these are great meetings to network with others with similar interests. Kansas Foundation For Medical Care, Inc. (K.F.M.C.) will present a Program for Medical Beneficiaries. A program titled "Tools for Healthy Aging and Your Rights as a Medicare Beneficiary" will be presented at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30th, 2001 at tiie Salina Senior Center, 245 North Ninth in Salina. Medicare can be like a puzzle. Featured speaker, Linda Vander Ploeg, Conamunications Outreach Coordinator, K.F.M.C., will help people understand how to fit the pieces together. The presentation is free and open to the public. Plan to attend to learn more about your rights to receive quality health care and how to be involved in decisions regarding your care. For more information on K.F.M.C, Contact Linda Vander Ploeg, Communications Outreach Coordinator, K.RM.C. at (800) 432-0407. Black Out Bingo for $5.00 will be at 10:00 a.m. on May 29th and 31st. Check the calendar for other times and dates. Wanted bridge players, card players and pool players: If you enjoy playing bridge, then Monday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. you will want to join our bridge group. Our pitch and pinochle players meet on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1:00 p.m. and if you enjoy playing pool we have three tables and open pool games. Our regulars come in the mioming but bring a friend and let's start an afternoon group. We also have walking in our third floor ballroom when it is not in use. New comers always welcome! COMPUTER CLASSES: Email/Internet classes will be offered Tuesdays atl:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Intro to Computers classes will be offered Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is suggested that you take Intro to Computers before you enroll in Intermediate Computer classes. Intermediate Computer classes will be offered on Thurs­ days from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Classes cost $5.00 per month, per class. Classes are taught here at the Salina Senior Center at 245 North Ninth. You must register with Parks and Recreation at 309-5765 to participate. Fees will be collected the first class session. Remember class size is limited to 8 students so register early! Classes start May 8th. If you would be willing to help teach computer classes please contact the Salina Senior Center at 827-9818, ask for Chrystal. Day Trip: June 1st, the Salina Senior Center and SaUna Parks and Recreation have a trip planned to Rolling Hills Refuge. We will eat a great noon meal at the Senior Center (price included in our tour) then board the buses and head for RoUing Hills Animal Refuge and a fun afternoon. Total price will be $20.00. To register call Salina Parks and Recreation at 309-5765 or Salina Senior Center at 8279818. Caregiver's Support Group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Belmont Church of the Nazarene, Belmont and Highland. Call Lyla at 8251147 for further information. MAY SPECIAL PROGRAMS Musical Solutions: The Power of Music to Heal You won't want to miss this gerontology luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, sponsored by the Salina Regional Health Center. "Musicar Solutions: The Power of Music to Heal" is the title of a dynamic presentation by Janalea Hoffman, MA, RMT. The speaker is a music therapist from Kansas City. She describes her presentation as "25% lecture and 75% experiential." Learn how "musical acupuncture" can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and reheve pain. The cost is $5.00 for Seniors Advantage members and $5.50 for non-members, and lunch is included. Check-in at the Bicentennial Center begins at 10:30 a.m., with lunch served at 11:30. Call 452-7601 to register. Perennial Favorites Tour on May 31 Plant lovers will enjoy this escorted tour of two unique area sites: The Land Institute and Ten Acre Gardens. Both areas feature innovative plantings of perennial plants and flowers. Buses will accommodate the first fifty persons who register for this half-day tour. Meet at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Sahna Senior Center. $2 per person. Call 452-7601 to register. Senior Games Registration Deadline is May 18 On Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, seniors from throughout the Midwest will converge on Salina for the third annual Salina Senior Games. There will be friendly competition in a variety of events: basketball, billiards, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, race walk, racquetball, shuffleboard, swimming, table tennis, tennis, and track and field. Entry deadline is May 18, entry fee is $20, which includes the banquet Friday evening. Contact Salina Parks and Recreation at 309-5765 for a registration packet.

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