Senior Center offering meal program

Published 6:07 am Saturday, February 1, 2020

By Sara Schafer
Mower County Senior Center

Just in case you haven’t heard about our new meal program, here is some information on what it is.

The government is willing to help support one nutritional meal a day for anyone age 60 and over. We are excited to be participating in this program for you. This program will be located in our coffee shop Monday through Friday.

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We are going to continue to offer the same consistent menu that you already love and continue to add new things each month. With any government program comes paperwork. We would invite anyone that is 60 and over to participate. All you need to do is come to the office where Teresa, Tina or Sara will help you fill out a short form and you will be given a punch card for either one week or one month, depending on how often you plan to enjoy a meal here.

You then are welcome to give a donation toward the program as you choose. This card will allow you to dine up to one meal every day in the coffee shop. You will have your choice of what you would like the same as now, but we will be adding the option of dessert, fruit and milk with every meal. 

Once you choose your meal, we will punch your card. Each month you will turn in your card to get a new card. This will allow us to track how many meals we served for the government. This program will run all year long.

When you have some time, stop by the office for more information and we will give you your punch card. We look forward to seeing you there. Remember this is for anyone that is 60 and over.

Monday we will be serving sloppy joe’s in the coffee shop. We are also having hotdish two times a week Tuesday, Feb. 4, we are having scalloped potatoes and ham and on Thursday, Feb. 6, we will be having pizza pasta skillet.

On Wednesday, we are serving a salad bar and Friday we will be serving creamed chicken over biscuits. If you have a punch card, there is no additional cost for dining. You are always welcome at the center.

Upcoming events

Monday:  Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Ping pong, 10 a.m.; Sloppy Joe’s, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle and Bridge) 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: SilverSneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Grief Support, 10:30 a.m.; Scalloped potatoes and ham, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle) 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.;  Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 10 a.m.; Salad Bar, 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage) 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open Chess, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.;  Pizza pasta skillet, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:15 p.m.

Friday: SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.;  Ping pong, 10 a.m.; Cream chicken over biscuits, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Bridge Tournament), 12:30 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

  • Jan. 13, one table
  • 1st Jim Fisher, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Carolyn Higgins

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

  • Jan. 21, four tables
  • 1st Dave Ring, 1st Jim Fisher; 2nd Gail Schmidt, 2nd Ray Schmidt; 3rd Larry Crowe, 3rd Bill Momsen; 4th Judy Bungum, 4th Dave Solomonson, 4th Millie Seiver, 4th Joyce Crowe.

Tuesday 500

  • Jan. 21, three tables playing
  • 1st Russ Vaale, 2nd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd Carol Hamilton, 4th Gene Rauen

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

  • Jan. 22, three tables
  • 1st Dave Ring, 1st Rick Stroup; 2nd Bonnie Fritz, 2nd Loren Cleland; 3rd Dave Ring, 3rd Stan Schultz; 4th Gail Schmidt, 4th Ray Schmidt

Friday 500

  • Jan. 24, four tables
  • 1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Carol Hamilton, 3rd Dennis Bray, 4th Delores Distad

Friday Bridge

  • Jan. 24, one table
  • 1st Millie Seiver, 2nd Anne Dvorak, 3rd Carolyn Higgins, 4th Mary Johnsen