SENIOR NEWS: August 2018




Community Center Coordinator: Roseanne (Rocky) Feckete

Monthly Potluck, Thursday, August 9 Bigfork Community Center

All community seniors are invited to attend our 2nd Thursday of the month potluck dinners at noon. Come socialize and keep in touch. A time to meet new residents and your friends. Bring a dish to share. Table ware, beverages, and birthday cake will be provided.

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Monthly & Weekly – We’re here for you!

Nutrition program: Hot lunches are served 3 days/week at 12;00 noon Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. More information in this newsletter. Meals on Wheels – home deliveries to seniors who qualify. Call for information 837-4157 or Agency on Aging 758-5711.

Winter is just around the corner, sign up for the home deliveries now if winter travel is going to be a problem for you. The hot lunches served at the center is a great time to get out of the house for a while and visit with friends. Are you scheduled for surgery? Consider to enroll in the Meals on Wheels program during your recovery.

Table Activities are being considered for Wednesday afternoons after the noon lunch, starting in October. Come join the activity.

Volunteers needed for: bingo, cribbage, card playing, scrabble, chess STAYING HEALTHY AND KEEPING YOUR MIND ACTIVE Getting in touch with Bigfork Community Center/Senior Center . All age

groups are welcome to participate.

Let us know what you would be interested in??? Regular hours for Bigfork Community Center are 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. Leave a message if necessary. Your call will be answered if you leave contact information.

Knitting group: Monday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. All levels are welcomed. Knitting lessons are available as are fiber crafts. Information, call Robin Sticka 837-2294 or simply show up.

Qi Gong & Tai Chi: Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am. First Baptist Church 6933 MT Highway 35 (North of Bigfork) in lower level fellowship room. $5/month. Call instructor – Adele Zimmerman 755-4905.

Fall 2018

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program: Thursdays Evenings, Sept. 6 – Oct. 11. (Six weeks of education.) 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Goal: Understanding changes in your body, importance of nutrition & exercise and medications. Taught by trained local peer facilitators. Helping people who have been diagnosed, pre-diabetic and diabetic, lead a happy and healthy life style. NO CHARGE. Pre-registration – 756-8992 or 837-4157

Caregivers Support Group: Will be offered again. Time and day will be determined by participants. Guest speakers will be available. Call JoLynn Yenne for more information 756-8992.

WANTED! Musicians who love to make music and enjoy singing. Purely just for fun. Do you have an instrument hidden in the a closet waiting to be played, once again. Contact JoLynn Yenne 756-8992 or Rocky 837-4157. It’s always fun to have sing-alongs for holidays. Practice at the Center.

AUGUST LUNCH MENUS AT BIGFORK COMMUNITY CENTER RSVP is necessary. Call 837-4257 on previous lunch day. Leave message if necessary. Senior $4; Other $6. Meals are prepared in Kalispell – Flathead Agency on Aging, 758-5711.

Meals are served and delivered by volunteers. Regular and substitute drivers are often needed. Call 837-4157 if you would be available. We appreciate those dedicated volunteers. The nutrition program could not function without them. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!


We will never make progress without participation and interest from the community. We welcome visionary ideas for the future.

Should Bigfork Community Center be independent and locally owned?

Should Bigfork Community Center be managed by the Bigfork Area Association of Senior Citizens? Or a Separate board?

Should the Bigfork Community Center continue to be a facility to serve our senior population? Nutrition, social, health and resource programs in partnership with Flathead County Agency on Aging.

Where is the best location for the Bigfork Community Center?

Easy access and convenient parking space for senior drivers.

Is this community ready for public transportation or private bus/van service?


A community meeting will be planned soon to discuss the future.

Watch for the day and time.

Bigfork Area Association of Senior Citizens board members:

President: Chuck Hubbard – 837-1344

V. President: JoLynn Yenne – 756-8992

Secretary: Rick Baird – 300-2355

Treasurer: Bruce Peck – 837-0884

Cara Ballard : Board member –

Phil Bolstad: Part President 837-6009 Cell 750-7449

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