• Submitted by  Bruce Peck

Senior News


Sponsored by Bigfork Drug Nov. 9 - Monthly potluck at the bigfork community center. We invite all community seniors to attend our second Thursday of the month potluck dinners at noon – every month at your bigfork community center – socialize and keep in touch with your friends. This month is our annual meeting, time to renew your membership, elect board members, hear reports on the past 2017 activities and what activities are planned for 2018.

What’s happening? • Caregiver’s Support Group – open to the public. • Annual Thanksgiving dinner. Noon, Friday, Nov. 17, at the Bigfork Community Center. Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 13. Call 837-4157. • We urge anyone with ideas or interest in future activities or improvements to please contact any of the board members or the center coordinator. Bigfork Area Association of Senior Citizens Board Of Directors (2017-18) Rick Baird – secretary (406) – 300-2355; ricklouann@live.com Phil Bolstad – Past President (406) 837-6009; cell (406) 750-7449; jvannicebolstad@cyberport.net Chuck Hanson – VP 212-3297; proudsooner1@gmail.com Chuck Hubbard – President 837-1344; chub417@hotmail.com Bruce Peck – Treasurer 837-0884; blpassoc@sbcglobal.net Jolynn Yenne – VP (406) 756-8992; jlyenne@gmail.com Community Center Coordinator: Roseanne (Rocky) Feckete. seniorcenterbigfork@gmail.com. PO Box 2272, Bigfork, MT 59911.

• Meals on Wheels program with deliveries to home available to seniors who are homebound. Call 837-4157. • Monthly potluck lunches at 12:00 noon the second Thursday of each month followed by a general meeting of members for discussion with your community center and promote interest in future activities. • AARP driver class will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,Thursday Nov. 15 at the community/senior. Steve Shapero is the instructor.

WEEKLY MEALS • We will continue on our regular schedule of congregate meals – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday every week. All seniors age 60 and over donations are requested to defray the cost of meals $4, $6 for non seniors). WEEKLY MENU MONDAYS Nov. 6 - Cheeseburger w/bun, baked beans, condiments, potato chips. Nov. 13 - Chicken cutlet, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, wheat, tea roll. Nov. 20 - Beef meatballs, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetables, dinner roll. Nov. 27 - Grilled chicken on whole grain bun, honey mustard potato salad, fruit yogurt WEDNESDAYS Nov. 8 - Spaghetti w/ meat sauce Vegetable garlic toast Nov. 15 - Polish sausage on whole grain bun, sauerkraut, parsley potatoes. Nov. 22 - BBQ riblet, Augratin potatoes vegetables, corn muffin Nov. 29 - Hamburger stew, pickled beets Buttermilk biscuit FRIDAYS Nov. 10 - CLOSED IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY Nov. 17 - Thanksgiving Dinner: Roast turkey, dressing, baked yams, green beans cranberry sauce, roll. Nov. 24 - Alaskan cod, tartar sauce, Parsley potatoes carrots, blueberry muffin (All meals served with a choice of beverages, roll, and dessert.)

• Knitting Group A knitting group is continuing to meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday. Anyone interested is invited to join. Knitting lessons are available and beginners, experienced, and other fiber crafts are also encouraged to attend. For information, contact Robin Sticka at 837-2294 or email robinsticka@gmail.com. Or simply show up, introduce yourself – all are welcome – you need not be a “senior” to participate. • New location for Qi Gong & Tai Chi In the basement of the Community United Methodist Church – one block east of Bigfork High School. Use the alley entrance on west side of building. Monthly registration fee $5. Instructor Adele Zimmerman 755-4905. adelez@cyberport.net. Sponsored by Bigfork Association of Senior Citizens. All levels and all ages. Sitting positions accepted. Wear loose comfortable clothing. From Harvard Health Letter: TAI CHI – A gentle exercise that may help heal your heart. The slow, flowing movements are never forced, and your muscles remain relaxed rather than tensed. You don’t have to get on the floor. The sequence of movements can be done standing or while seated in a chair.


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