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A note from the editor Do you know a senior who should be featured in a future edition of Prime? Email your suggestions to Hannah Stiff at New Year, New Gratitude ......................................................................2 Old Guys Smart Phones .........................................................................4 A New Approach to an Old Tradition ..................................................5 Those Amazing Lines and Squiggles ..................................................6 Trees With Interesting Bark .................................................................7 Is Market Timing a Smart Investment Strategy? ............................8 Senior Citizen Center Calendars .........................................................9






his New Year, Susan Day wants you to write a letter. A thank you letter.

“Appreciation is a gift,” Day says. “Give it!”

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Day, a life coach, author, and speaker for more than 17 years, says gratitude is transformational. If there’s one practice you should incorporate immediately into your “new year, new you” routine, it’s a regular practice of saying “thanks”. While that may sound simple, Day says it takes intentionality. When she’s coaching clients or facilitating a workshop, she helps people start a gratitude journal by penning five to 10 things they are thankful for each day. “This is important because what you think about is what you create in your life,” Day says. “It’s not hocus pocus. What you think about, you clearly bring into the world.”

Gratitude is like a muscle that needs to be exercised. The more you do it, the better the effects, Day says. If you get off track with gratitude one day, there are plenty more to catch up. “Each day you’re given the gift of starting over with a blank canvas,” Day says. “You don’t have to wait for a new year or your birthday to commit to change.” With her wealth of experience – from authoring a book, magazine articles, speaking regularly on the radio, facilitating workshops at various companies, speaking at huge events, and coaching hundreds of clients – it’s difficult to imagine Day doing anything else. But she did.

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Before starting her life coaching business, Day worked in software sales, as the field was first getting popular in the late 80s. The culture where she worked was unhealthy. Day worked brutal hours. Employees wore their fatigue and lack of work-life balance as badges of honor, proof of dedication to a burgeoning new industry. When Day finally realized she was in a toxic environment and would eventually burn out, she decided it was time to pursue coaching. It is from those unhealthy work and personal situations that she’s able to coach people struggling with dark, painful things. “What makes me an excellent coach is not all the good stuff,” Day says. “It’s the painful things I’ve walked through that make me a good coach.” But she doesn’t say in the dark. “I truly believe my purpose is to be an ambassador of the light everywhere I go,” Day says. “In the grocery store, on a stage speaking to hundreds of people, wherever I am.” Day says that her husband often jokingly asks her if she can run into the grocery store for an avocado and get out without praying for someone on aisle five. She shrugs her shoulders in response. “I really believe my job is to wake people up and give them tools they need to evaluate their lives,” Day says. “I want to help people find their passion. What are you good at?” Those are the questions Day has been helping people in Bozeman wrestle with for the past three years since she moved to town from her home state of Illinois. In her short

time in Bozeman, Day has built a robust client list. She’s made countless connections and her ebullient personality has drawn many people to her – both for help and friendship. Despite those successes, it’s time for a new adventure. Day says coaching is a rewarding profession, but it’s also exhausting. Pouring energy, compassion and caring into broken people every day is no easy feat. Day is burnt out. “When you spend your days listening to stories about divorce and death, it can be easy to get disheartened,” Day says. “I know there’s something else out there for me, and now it’s time for me to find it.” Since she made the decision to

quit her life coaching business, Day has signed on with The Wood Team at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation. She knows the staff well from workshops she lead for the company and the friends she’s made during those workshops. Day says the new challenge is just what she needs in this season of life. Before she flips the closed sign on her coaching business, Day wants to offer a few words of wisdom to Prime readers. She wants to remind folks that it’s never too late to make a radical change, like starting a brand-new career. Or walking away from something that served you well for a long time. Or venturing into the unknown.

• • • • • • • • • • •

Here are a few of Day’s favorite lessons from her 17 years of coaching: Whatever you feed grows. Whatever garbage you don’t take out of your life this year will follow you into next year. You can fire a friend. The best way to get over yourself, is to get out of yourself; go serve someone else. Comparison is the thief of joy. Happiness is circumstantial. Joy is something you choose. No one can take your joy. 10 minutes of gratitude journaling each day can change your life. We all crave to be seen, heard and understood. Find your own way to appreciate the people in your life. Find your passion in life; follow it relentlessly.

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to green. I continued to look down at the device and

didn’t drive through the intersection. The car behind me honked. I just ignored it. The car honked longer.

I took my time looking up, feigned surprise as the

light changed to yellow, then zoomed through the

intersection just as the light turned red. It’s impressive that a smart phone endows control over other

drivers and traffic lights.

It is also apparent that an electronic device pro-

vides entertainment while driving around town. In

the past I always assumed that my attention needed

to be on driving. It never occurred to me that a driver could engage in pastimes such as texting, Facebook,

or reading news stories. I did a quick check with

several old guys who still have flip phones to see how


By Jim Drummond

L og y.

ike most old guys, I don’t do well with change. Retirement brought many changes. T he most challenging change has been new technol-

As do many old guys, up until retirement I used a flip phone. The flip phone fit well in my jeans pocket and the battery lasted a week. It was suitable for all my communication functions. I could easily send “Yes” or “No” in response to text messages or call 911 to report a pancaked cat on the road. It was disheartening when my flip phone quit working. I proposed to a young Verizon representative that it be repaired. He said they no longer make replacement parts for a ten-year-old phone and suggested a smart phone. He ultimately sold me a basic Samsung and helped me load up my email accounts and contacts. He also offered to set up Facebook and Twitter, but I don’t use those “apps.” His parting words were, “Play around with it, and you will figure it out.” With practice, I can now check emails, texts, and place telephone calls. I remain concerned that the phone doesn’t fit comfortably in any pants pocket. I suppose if I lost a few pounds it might fit better.

they occupy themselves while driving. It was startling to learn that almost everyone who doesn’t yet own a smart phone engages in other driving distractions.

One of my flip phone old guy buddies is an avid

fisherman. He says he ties flies while driving across

town. He claims while driving to the Aleworks that

he can get a Royal Wolfe body tied, and sometimes I now try to appear like a long-time smart phone owner. After a few months of ownership, I have learned to walk with my eyes downcast and glued to the phone, oblivious to where I am walking. Other pedestrians step out of my way as I purposefully stride ahead looking down at the screen. A few of my old guy friends who already own a smart phone advised me about smart phone use while dining out with a spouse. It is proper restaurant etiquette to let the waitress take the meal order before pulling the phone out of a pocket or purse. The phone should be placed on the table immediately to the left of the forks. Then it is acceptable for the husband to check football scores while the wife scrolls Facebook to see what her distant cousin’s daughter, whom she has never met, is wearing to the prom. My old guy buddies tell me this etiquette is generally accepted to avoid talking to a spouse about new drapes or opera tickets. Other old guys in our group encouraged me to try my smart phone while driving. At a red light I pulled out the phone, put it on my lap, and started to check emails. In my peripheral vision I could see that traffic ahead was moving as the light changed

even the hackle depending upon traffic. Another

retired buddy, who is a bird hunter, says he reloads shotgun shells while commuting to Belgrade. One

older golf friend states that he does small woodworking projects on his drive to the golf course.

The next time I am with my group of old guys

I will show them my new smart phone. I might

convince them that texting or checking Facebook

while driving a motor vehicle is probably less hazard-

ous than fly tying, shell reloading or woodworking.

Hopefully we will notice a few of the old guys trad-

ing their “flip” for a “smart” in order to become safer

older drivers.

Jim Drummond is a new contributor to the Prime section. Look for more of his witty repartee in upcoming editions of Prime.

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s the New Year presents itself, so too, does our cultural tradition of setting a new year’s resolution. A resolve to create something new for oneself, usually by breaking a habit or starting a new one. It ’s a firm decision to do or not to do something. And we all know by now that those resolutions are usually lost to failure by Valentine’s Day. It is my belief that resolutions fall away because they are not grounded in your deepest heart’s desire. Often times they have more to do with expectations of how you or others think you should be or what you should do.

Instead of forcing a new habit, why not focus on a way of being? A way that represents how you see yourself living in your highest capacity? Look into your heart and ask, “How do I want to feel this year? Who do I want to be?”

What are the gifts you have been given to bring forth in this world? What activities or opportunities will support your heart’s longing to live an authentic and purposeful life?

yourself and others as you let your Light shine! I’m willing to bet that together we will bring more joy into the world. And, into our own hearts. Happy New Year!

In the teachings of yoga, it is written that our true essence is Love and Light. So, why not simply be that? Let’s start there and see what happens when you create things backwards. Be the love and light that you are. No outside influence required. In all situations, choose love and shine your light to bring your best self forward. When you make that choice every day it changes everything. It changes outcomes. It has a profound effect on what you attract and how others feel in your presence. In this new decade, let’s make a firm decision to Be Love. Think, speak and act with loving kindness towards

Nancy Ruby runs YogaMotion Wellness Academy in Bozeman and describes herself as

an educator, joyologist and lifestyle engineer. She has been sharing her teachings in yoga and wellness education for the past 40 years. Ruby currently specializes in supporting the health and wellbeing of Baby Boomers and beyond. She is a new contributor to Prime. Look for her wellness columns in upcoming Prime editions.

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“Sir, I’m Iris”? Consider the person who came up with the following three sentences, each of which is a palindrome, and each of which fits together in a meaningful way: “Deb sat in Anita’s bed. Ned sat in Anita’s den. But Anita sat in a tub.”



y mother grew up during the Depression. She only had a handful of books at her disposal, and since she loved to read, she read and reread those half dozen books multiple times and treasured each and every one of them. She still had those books when we cleaned out her apartment after her death.

She never forgot the dearth of books in her household as she grew up. She made up her mind that her children would have books at their disposal, and she made good on that vow. I grew up surrounded by publications of all kinds, and I developed a love of reading very early in life. I read books I owned, perused books my mother had in her now rather large library, checked out books and magazines from the library, I borrowed books from friends, and when the annual flea market arrived in town, I haunted the used book booth, spending the $2.00 I stole from my piggy bank to purchase as many ten and fifteen cent second hand books that I could with my available cash. Books entertained, they educated, they allowed me to escape to my private world peopled with fascinating characters that sometimes took the oddest and most unexpected actions. The best present I could receive at Christmas or a birthday was of course books of any sort.

The amazing fact to me is that publications can educate, instruct, scold, move us to tears, open new horizons, give us a pat on the back, or pass on great tidbits of gossip from which we derive so much pleasure, and no one speaks a word out loud. Merely by combining twenty-six symbols made up of a combination of lines, squiggles, and curves, we can form thoughts, sentences, and paragraphs of information that can be passed freely to anyone who can read. I can communicate with people miles and continents away, by setting on paper or typing an email, combining those lines and squiggles in an agreed upon way that allows me to share my thoughts with someone else who might not even live in my vicinity. The ancients who developed the written word really provided humankind with an invaluable tool. The fact that we can combine these twenty-six symbols in a meaningful fashion that makes sense to people who can read,

boggles my mind. I got to wondering how I would feel if I lived in a culture that had no written language and then strangers came along who could make marks on paper that communicated thoughts and ideas to others. I think I would be enthralled, and very probably would want to learn how to make these special marks that communicated nonverbally with others. Astounding, that lines and squiggles on paper make sense and have true meaning. I am so grateful to the early civilizations who developed the written word, who invented symbols, gave them meaning, and conceived the idea of reading, writing, and all the good things that go along with the written word. Think of all the entertaining or instructive offshoots other than books or magazines that the alphabet provides, such as pencil puzzles, anagrams, acrostics, and word games of all sorts. The incredible ways that people combine words stuns me as well. Those who can create such oddities as palindromes really have my admiration. I mean, how many people could come up with a phrase or sentence that reads the same both forward and backward. We’ve all heard the “Madam, I’m Adam” phrase, but have you also heard the response,

What fun, and none of it possible without those lines and squiggles that allow us to read and exercise our mind with words and word play. Even sitting in a dentist’s office waiting for the torture chair, I read the posters, pick a word, and see how many other words I can make from that original word. What a great way to spend time when you have to wait for something. The alphabet and a way to communicate through drawings originated millennia ago. The ancient Egyptians used pictographs or hieroglyphics as a form of writing. The Phoenicians created the first alphabet around 1000 B.C., which became the forerunner of the Latin alphabet, the one which we use today in a greatly modified form. Cursive writing and lower-case letters made an appearance in the Middle Ages. Letters have been added or deleted with time. For example, the letter ‘V’ appeared in the late 18th century, while the letter ‘J’, the last letter added to our modern alphabet, was added in the 19th century. The next time you read something, consider the marvel of the written word, and its incredible value to us as a civilization.

Lois Stephens brings personal experience of the aging process to Prime Magazine. She enjoys writing about her observations of becoming a member of the senior citizen age group. She lives and works in Virginia City.

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By Jan Cashman

There are a few different species of birch that grow well in Northern climates. Paper birch and cutleaf weeping birch are commonly planted here. Water birch (Betula occidentalis) is a native tree found in the creek drainages of Southwest Montana; it has smooth reddish-brown attractive bark and grows with multiple stems. A new species of birch that stands out in the landscape because of its pure white bark is Parkland Pillar (Betula platyphylla ‘Jefpark’). It was discovered at Parkland Nurseries in Alberta, Canada, in 2006. This hardy tree tolerates heat, drought, and alkaline soils. Parkland pillar birch grows narrow and upright so works well in small yards. It can be planted as a single specimen or several

in a row as a screen, growing tall but only spreading to 6 to 7 feet wide. As the tree grows, its exfoliating bark turns pure white. The leaves turn a bright golden yellow in the fall.

MORE TREES WITH INTERESTING BARK: Amur Chokecherry (Prunus maackii) is a small tree with unusual golden brown to russet colored bark that has noticeable lenticels. Related to our native chokecherry, it is extremely hardy—Zone 2. In the spring Amur chokecherry blooms with fragrant, elongated white flowers. It bears small glossy black berries in the summer—a great bird attraction. Cherries are other trees in the same genus as amur chokecherry (Prunus). In our climate, pie cherries grow better than sweet cherries or ornamental cherries. Besides giving you lots of sour but edible fruit in mid-summer, pie cherry trees have interesting reddish-brown bark year-round with lenticels. The bark of the mountain ash (Sorbus) tree is orangish-brown. All species of

mountain ash have white flowers in the spring and bright red-orange berries in late summer. One smaller species, scopulina, is native to our surrounding mountains. Another mountain ash species, a favorite of ours, is the taller hybrid, Oak leaf, discovered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, therefore adapted to our climate.

We Want to thank all our customers for the amazing year!

Although not a tree, I want to mention the red twig dogwood (Cornus) shrub because of its stunning scarlet twigs that are so showy in the winter, whether growing native along rivers and streams or in your yard as an accent. Red twig dogwood shrubs provide year-round beauty with white flowers in the spring and purple-red fall leaf color. Plan to plant one of these in the spring to give your yard interest when it needs it most—in the winter!

Jan Cashman has

operated Cashman Nursery in Bozeman with her husband, Jerry, since 1975.

north 19th at springhill road Bozeman, mt 406-587-3406



ur winter landscapes are monochromatic white and dark without a lot of color compared to spring, summer, and fall. Anything we can do to add interest to our landscapes in the winter helps. One way is to plant trees with interesting bark. Birch, whose bark is attractive year-round, is one of the first trees that comes to mind.

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ou may have heard that timing is everything. And in many walks of life, that may be true – but not necessarily when it comes to investing.

To understand why this is so, let’s look at three common mistakes investors make:

• Selling investments and moving to cash when stocks are predicted to drop –

If you follow the financial news on cable

TV or the internet, you’re eventually

bound to discover some “experts” who are predicting imminent, huge drops in the

stock market. And on rare occasions, they

may be right – but often they’re not. And

if you were to sell some of your stocks

or stock-based investments based on a

valuable part in your portfolio balance. • Selling underperforming assets in favor of strong performers – As an investor, it can be tempting to unload an investment for one of those “hot” ones you

read about that may have topped one

list or another. Yet there’s no guarantee

that investment will stay on top the next

year, or even perform particularly well.

Conversely, your own underperformers of today could be next year’s leaders.

• Waiting for today’s risk or uncertainty to disappear before investing – Invest-

not only will you end up questioning your

One month, your money could buy more

lose sight of why you bought certain

is down – meaning you’re automatically a

you might own stocks or mutual funds

of price drops. While your money will

portfolio and your risk tolerance, and

investment is up, your overall investment

your long-term financial goals. And these

in price.

buy/sell decisions, but you also might

investments in the first place. Specifically, because they are appropriate for your

they can help you make progress toward

attributes don’t automatically disappear

when the value of these stocks or funds

has dropped, so you could end up selling

investments that could still be doing you some good many years into the future.

ing always involves risk and uncertainty.

While trying to time the market is a

invest, you’re better off building a portfo-

professionals, it doesn’t mean you can

Instead of waiting for the perfect time to

difficult investment strategy even for the

lio based on your goals, risk tolerance and

never take advantage of falling prices.

shares when the price of the investment

savvy enough investor to take advantage

buy fewer shares when the price of the

holdings will benefit from the increase Buying low and selling high sounds

like a thrilling way to invest. But in the

long run, you’re better off by following a

consistent investment strategy and taking

a long-term perspective. It’s time in the market, rather than timing the market,

that helps keep portfolio returns moving

in the right direction over time.

time horizon.

In fact, you can use periodic dips in the

Nathan M. Kirby

on possible future growth opportunities if

All these mistakes are examples of a risky

tractive prices. Suppose, for example, that

Financial Advisor

ments you sold still could have played a

market. If you try to be a market timer,

prediction and move the money to cash

or a cash equivalent, you could miss out

the predictor was wrong. And the invest-

investment strategy: trying to “time” the

market to buy quality assets at more at-

you invested the same amount of money every month into the same investments.

Edward Jones

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Hollowtop Senior Citizens Broadway St., Pony, MT • 685-3323 or 685-3494

■ Serving Harrison, Pony, Norris and surrounding areas ■ Fee: $5 a year. Meals $3.50 members and $5 for guests ■ Dinner served on Wednesdays all year long and on Mondays October – May

Manhattan Senior Center 102 East Main Street, Manhattan, MT • 284-6501

■ Fee: $10.00 a year ■ Meals: $4 over 60 years of age, $6 under 60 ■ Noon meal is served Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; call Monday – Friday before 10:00 am to reserve a seat ■ Pinochle: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday after lunch Center Hall and kitchen are available for rental. Hall rental $50, kitchen and hall $75. Cleaning deposit of $25 and key deposit $10. Call Jan for more details to

Park County Senior Center

206 South Main Street, Livingston, MT • 333-2276

■ Please call Senior Center for news and events.

Three Rivers Senior Club 19 East Cedar Street, Three Forks • 285-3235 Director: Jean Farnam • 570-0800

■ For persons at least 60 years of age the suggested price is $4.00. Younger folks pay $6.00. ■ Dinners include entree, side dishes, dessert and choices of beverages including coffee, tea, milk and OJ. Menus are subject to change without notice.

Menu 1 - CLOSED 2 - Goulash

■ If you want an extra meal, ask when you sign in if one will be available. The take-home meal is the same price, but may not include beverage or dessert.

7 - Liver and onions

■ If a plate is turned upside-down, that spot has been saved for someone.

14 - Tuna casserole

■ Please call and leave a message at least by 8:00 am to reserve a place. “Regulars” who will NOT attend are requested to delete their name on the list or call.

16 - Polish sausage

>Servers and Meals on Wheels deliverers receive their dinner free. If you want to serve or deliver, see Trish. If you are scheduled and cannot perform that duty, please arrange for a substitute. Servers, please read the servers’ guidelines posted on the cabinet door.

23 - Sweet & sour chicken


Southwest Montana

807 N. Tracy Ave., Bozeman, MT 59715 • 587-5444 Debi Casagranda, Program Coordinator • ( 111 South 2nd, Livingston, MT 59047 • 222-2281

Deb Downs, Livingston Program Coordinator ( LIVINGSTON:

BOZEMAN: ■ Bozeman Health: Make a lasting impression for those who enter Bozeman Health by greeting VISITORS, providing DIRECTIONS and ANSWERING QUESTIONS. ■ Bozeman Health: Volunteers are needed at the Care Boutique and Gift Shop. Responsibilities would be assisting customers with merchandise and working with the register. ■ Bozeman Health: Volunteers are needed to escort patients and visitors throughout the hospital, transport medical equipment and deliver flowers. ■ American Red Cross Donor Ambassador: Volunteer needed to welcome and greet blood donors, assist with sign in and provide snacks and drinks. ■ American Red Cross Fleet Volunteer: Volunteer would maintain the Red Cross fleet vehicles, visual inspections along with submitting reports. ■ American Red Cross Facilities Manager: Volunteer would assist with basic maintenance projects at local Red Cross facility. Previous facilities and maintenance experience a plus along with the ability to take direction well. ■ American Red Cross Navigator: Volunteer would accompany and provide support to transportation specialist. Navigation and directions, communicate with staff and paperwork. ■ American Red Cross Volunteer Driver: Volunteer would drive Red Cross vehicle, lift approximately 45 pounds.

■ Food and Resource Center: Help is needed in packaging weekly meals also drivers to deliver the frozen dinners to local seniors on Mon. or Tues. mornings, as well as kitchen helpers during the week and helping customers shop on Tues. and Thurs. from 1-3PM at the Food Pantry itself.

■ Livingston HealthCare: Volunteers are needed to sit at the information desk at our new hospital to greet and escort patients and visitors throughout the hospital. ■ Loaves and Fishes: has a periodical need for those who enjoy cooking who can help during the week with preparing a meal in the morning and helping with the evening meal and clean up. ■ Big Brothers Big Sisters: Consider being a positive grandparent role model by being matched up with a child for only a couple hours a week. You’ll be matched up with a child who has similar interests or one that would like to learn from your skills and experiences. ■ Meals on Wheels: is looking for drivers to deliver lunches in town to our local seniors. Routes usually take an hour and help our local seniors who are unable to leave home. ■ Stafford Animal Shelter: Cats are in need of volunteers to play, cuddle and socialize. Only skill needed is your compassion and love of cats. A one hour safety training provided. Come share your love with a joyful animal and get your “kitty fix”.

8 - Chicken alfredo 9 - Chili 15 - Roast beef 21 - Hamburgers


28 - Spaghetti

Drop off your prescription and non-prescription eye glasses and dark glasses, as well as hearing aids and cell phones in the collection boxes at the Bozeman Senior Center, the Manhattan Senior Center, the Three Rivers Senior Citizens Club in Three Forks, and the Gallatin Gateway Community Center

29 - Cod

For more information, contact Richard Reiley at

22 - Pork Loin

30 - Ham & scalloped potatoes


Visit us on the web at

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Bozeman Senior Center

• 807 North Tracy • (406) 586-2421 • Shannon Bondy, (Executive Director) Kristi Wetsch, (Director Program & Marketing)

ANNOUNCEMENTS: ■ The Center will be closed:

programs and classes that we schedule throughout the month.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: January 20, Monday

with a brand new iPhone or iPad – Configuration and Controls, Handling Phone Calls: Monday, January, 6, 10:45am – 11:45am. Call and sign up. Space is limited.

New Year’s Day: January 1, Wednesday

■ The Bozeman Senior Center is now offering salads for

■ Silver Tech for iPhone and iPads: Getting started

lunch. If you would like a salad, you MUST call the day before and order your salad. You will be given choices for toppings on the salad. The price is $6.00 no matter what age you are. This is NOT a suggested donation.

■ Silver Tech for iPhone and iPads: Getting started with

be opening a coffee cart. You will have the opportunity to purchase local coffee, scones, peanuts and protein bars. If you are interested in volunteering at this cart, please contact Kristi at 586-2421.

Thursday, January 9th, 10:30 am

a brand new iPhone or iPad – Email, Text Messaging, Calendar: Wednesday, January 8, 10:45am – 11:45am. Call and sign up. Space is limited.

■ Starting in January, The Bozeman Senior Center will

■ New Year, new goals! Let’s not just set resolutions:

■ We are adding new exercise classes. Be sure to look at

Let’s get SMART about 2020 with goals related to health, safety, finances, and other topics during a workshop lead by local counselor Vanessa Clark, MSW, LCSW. Vanessa will present the SMART framework and empower you with setting and achieving goals to lead your life with increased purpose and success in the New Year.

our exercise schedule for the new classes.

■ Second Hand Rose Thrift Store: 10am-2pm, MondayFriday. Bring donations of clothes, household items, books, games, crafts, & more anytime between 8:30am4:00pm, Monday-Friday. We do not accept electronics such as computers, TV’s, Phones, furniture, or heavy items. Thanks!

■ Our library currently needs new or gently used book

donations. No encyclopedias or Reader’s Digests please. Thanks!

■ Afternoon at the Movies: Tuesday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. - Enjoy free popcorn and this great movie:

Movie: Edie – Edie (Sheila Hancock) has spent 40 years trapped in a colourless life in England, tending to her controlling husband (Donald Pelmear) after his stroke. When he passes away and her daughter (Wendy Morgan) tries to send her to a care home, she packs an old camping bag, leaves her life behind and embarks on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.

Joined by Johnny (Kevin Guthrie), a reluctant local guide, Edie travels to the beautiful village of Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands. Edie and Johnny form an unlikely friendship. The journey to the summit will be long and difficult, but Edie is determined to prove to herself and everyone else that it’s never too late. Breathtaking scenery of the Scottish countryside. Directed by Simon Hunter and produced by Mark Stothert, EDIE is an unforgettable, immersive visual journey through the unspoiled wilderness of the Scottish highlands, beautifully scored by Debbie Wiseman, MBE, and written by Elizabeth O’Halloran, Edward LyndenBell and Simon Hunter.

■ AARP Tax Aide Volunteer Assistance: Mondays and

Vanessa is a licensed clinical social worker whose specialties include grief, aging, and transition. She is currently employed as a medical social worker in addition to operating a private practice in the Bozeman area.

■ Silver Tech for iPhone and iPads: Getting started with a brand new iPhone or iPad – Maps (location), Notes and Reminders: Monday, January 13, 10:45am – 11:45am. Call and sign up. Space is limited.

Note: Purchase a monthly activity card to participate in any of the exercise classes offered, as well as to use the work-out room. Cost is $10 / month with Bozeman Senior Center annual membership fee of $12. The workout equipment room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

■ Mondays: 8:30 Strength Training, 9:00 Cardio, 10:00 Core Strength, 11:00 Aerobics, 12:00 Sun Tai Chi, 1:00 Balance, 1:35 multi-level Yoga

■ Tuesdays: 9:00 Ball Class, 10:00 Line Dancing, 11:30, Yang Tai Chi, 1:00 Strong and More

■ Wednesdays: 8:30 Strength Training, 9:00 Cardio,

10:00 Core Strength, 11:00 Aerobics, 1:00 Balance, 1:35 Multi-level Yoga

■ Thursdays: 9:00 Ball Class, 10:00 Modern Line

Dancing, 10:30 Intro to Tai Chi, 11:30 Yang Tai Chi 1:00 Strong and More

■ Fridays: 8:30 Strength Training, 9:00 Cardio, 10:00 Core Strength, 10:00 Modern Line Dancing, 11:00 Aerobics, 12:00 Sun Tai Chi

■ Silver Tech for iPhone and iPads: Getting started

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ■ Wood Carvers: Mondays 9:30 (Shop open to

■ Travel Adventure Theater: Wednesday Jan. 15,

1:00p.m., Dale Smith will present: “Jackson Hole” A Cross Country skiing adventure with a backdrop of the glistening Grand Teton Mountains.

a brand new iPhone or iPad – Siri (voice commands), Health, Wednesday, January 15th, 10:45am – 11:45am. Call and sign up. Space is limited.

with a brand new iPhone or iPad – Applications, Web Browsing/Search: Wednesday, January 22nd, 10:45am – 11:45am. Call and sign up. Space is limited.

■ Silver Tech for iPhone and iPads: Getting started with a brand new iPhone or iPad – Photography, Apple Pay/ Payments: Monday, January 27th, 10:45am – 11:45am. Call and sign up. Space is limited.

programs that might be added later.

10:00 to 12:00

Be sure to look at our website www.bozemanseniorcenter. org or pick up a calendar at the center for new events,


■ Silver Tech for iPhone and iPads: Getting started with

- Noon - The legal firm of E.J. Guza & Associates offer their attorney services once per month to provide FREE 20 minute consultations for our members. Spaces are limited so please call 586-2421 to make an appointment.

SERVICES/SUPPORT SERVICES ■ Pharmacist consultations: 2nd and 4th Mondays from



Did you know? Dancing makes you smarter? A 21 year study of senior citizens, 75 and older, was led by the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, funded by National Institute on Aging, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine: 76% reduced risk of dementia by dancing frequently. Dancing reduces stress and depression, increases energy and serotonin, improves flexibility, strength, balance and endurance. Dancing strengthens bones and boosts cardiovascular health, increases mental capacity by exercising our cognitive processes, dynamic and rapid-fire decision making and creates new neural paths. Join us for Line Dancing on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays!

■ Legal Services: Wednesday, December 11, 10:00 a.m.

Saturdays, February 3 through April 13, 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. (by appointment only) - Trained AARP volunteers are available to assist you in completing your tax returns at the Bozeman Senior Center. AARP provides tax preparation as a FREE service for taxpayers with low and middle income, with special attention to those aged 60 and older. You will need to bring an ID and your Social Security card, last year’s tax return, W-2’s, 1099’s for pensions, interest, dividends, etc., if applicable, receipts for medical expenses, insurance, prescriptions, real estate tax, auto registration, and charitable contributions, Call 586-2421 to set up an appointment. Thank you to all the volunteers who dedicate many hours providing this wonderful service. Assistance is open to the public.

■ Keep looking at our website for updates and new

■ Medical Equipment available for check-out to those

10:00 – 12:00

■ AARP meeting: 3rd Monday at 12:30, 4th Monday for Jan & Feb due to holidays

■ Foot Clinic by appointment only. 3rd & 4th Monday & Tuesday. Morning and Afternoon.

■ Association for the Blind meets 2nd Tuesday, 1:30. Open to anyone who is visually impaired.

■ Free blood pressure checks every Wednesday, 11:301:00

■ Legal Services by appointment: 2nd Wednesday, ■ Brain Injury Support Group: 3rd Friday 11:00 ■ Computer Assistance with Brenda, Paul, Jay and Ed. Call us for an appointment.

members 8:30 - 4:00)

■ Duplicate Bridge: Mondays, 1:00 ■ Oil Painting: 1st & 3rd, 4th Monday, 1:00 ■ Creative Writing/Senior Stories: Tuesdays, 10:00 ■ Line Dancing: Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00 ■ Modern Line Dancing: Thursdays and Fridays 10:00 ■ Cribbage: Tuesdays, 1:00 ■ Afternoon at the Movies: 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 ■ Bingo: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 ■ Watercolor Painting: Wednesdays, 9:30 ■ Ukulele Club: Wednesdays, 9:30 ■ Blood Pressure Check: Wednesdays 11:30-1:00 ■ Mah Jong: Wednesdays, 1:00 -4:00 ■ Pinochle: Wed. & Thursday, 1:00 ■ Bridge: Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:45 ■ Canasta: Thursdays, 10:00 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Please call 586-2421 if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

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■ Meals-on-Wheels is looking for volunteers to deliver meals in Bozeman.

■ 2nd Hand Rose Thrift Store is looking for volunteers to cashier and work around the store

■ Calling All Bingo Callers: If you’d like to volunteer

for this fun opportunity on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00, please let us know! 586-2421

NUTRITIONAL SERVICES ■ Congregate Meals at the Senior Center - MondayFriday, at Noon.

■ Meals-on-Wheels delivered Monday-Friday to homebound individuals.

■ Frozen Meals available for pickup at the Senior Center Monday-Friday.

■ FREE Birthday Dinner Celebrations on Wednesdays during the month of your birthday for members – Come in and claim your free lunch!

BOZEMAN SENIOR CENTER TRAVEL DEPARTMENT Full itineraries for all trips are available in the kiosk at the Bozeman senior center front desk. Judy has office hours on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00 noon. Leave a message anytime at 406-586-2421.



CULTURAL TREASURES OF JAPAN: MARCH 10 - 23, 2020. Fly to Tokyo, then spend the next two weeks traveling throughout Japan. You will travel by high speed train to Hiroshima, cruise on Lake Ashi, and see breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji, some of the highlights of the trip. Get your name on the list in case there are cancellations.

BEST OF NEW ORLEANS; MARCH 29 - APRIL 2, 2020. A great spring get away to warmer country. Fly to New Orleans, stay four nights at the Bienville House. Visit the National World War II Museum, dine at the Court of Two Sisters, tour New Orleans, do a Cajun Swamp tour, see Oak Alley Plantation and love Breakfast at Brennans.

GAMBLING TRIP TO JACKPOT; APRIL 20-22, 2020. Karst Stage will take you to Jackpot and back. Stay at the Horseshu at Cactus Petes. Get signed up today PHILADELPHIA, AMISH COUNTRY, AND THE BRANDYWINE VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA. JUNE 7 - 12, 2020. Fly to Philadelphia, visit Valley Forge, beautiful Longwood Gardens and Nemours Mansion. Travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania to the very famous Hershey’s Chocolate World. Visit Amish Country, their homes and enjoy a delicious Amish dinner. Definitely see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: AUGUST 17 20, 2020. A very exciting fun packed trip to Glacier Park. Spend three nights at the Lodge at Whitefish. Ride the Red Jammers on the Going to the Sun Road. Enjoy a boat ride on Lake McDonald and an evening performance at the Big Fork summer theater.

SPECTACULAR SCANDINAVIA; JULY 30 AUGUST 12, 2020. THIS TRIP IS FULL. GET YOUR NAME ON THE WAITING LIST. Travel through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Wonderful scenery, delicious food, and many, many highlights through all three countries. Optional trip to Iceland at the end of the trip.

PRIME January 2020 I 11 CLASSIC SPAIN; SEPTEMBER 28 OCTOBER 8, 2020. Two nights in Madrid, two nights in Seville, one night in Granada, two nights in Valencia, and two nights in Barcelona. Excellent price. Highlights include: a tour of the 18th century Royal Palace in Madrid, a walking tour of the Mezquita, a UNESCO site built by the Moors, a tour of the world famous Alhambra in Seville, and tour of the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, surrounded by citrus groves. CHRISTMAS IN THE SMOKIES; DECEMBER 5 - 11, 2020. Fly to Atlanta. Motor coach to North and South Carolina. Highlights of the trip include: Flat Rock Playhouse in Henderson North Carolina, Dinner at the Biltmore Estate and a candlelight tour of the Biltmore Mansion. Guided tour through Smoky Mountain National Park, sightseeing in Gatlinburg, and Country Tonight Evening Show. Spend a day at Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Theme Park and a Comedy Barn Evening Show and Festival of Holiday Lights Motor coach tour. See the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show and a Smoky Mountain Opry Evening Show, too. A fun packed holiday tour you will surely enjoy. NEW HOLIDAY TRIP: SPOTLIGHT ON NEW YORK CITY HOLIDAY: DECEMBER, 2020. Five days in EXCITING NEW YORK CITY FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Fly to New York City, and spend 4 nights at the BEAUTIFUL SHERATON, NEW YORK, right in TIME SQUARE. The highlight of your trip will be going to RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL TO SEE THE VERY EXCITING HOLIDAY SHOW OF THE ROCKETTES. Radio City Music Hall is only a short walk from your hotel. Also, you are only another very short walk to ROCKEFELLER CENTER to see the famous gorgeous beautifully decorated live CHRISTMAS TREE. Other highlights will include going on a boat ride around New York Harbor to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Also, enjoy a famous breakfast at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, a 50’s theme diner. You will see Greenwich Village, Wall Street, China Town, the Empire State Building, and Central Park. Another highlight of the trip will be spending time in the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. To round out a fabulous Holiday trip, in addition to seeing the ROCKETTES, you will have a choice for your second Broadway Play. A wonderful way to enjoy the Holidays in ‘’ THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS.” ALL THESE GREAT TRIPS FOR 2020. I AM WORKING ON THE DAY TRIPS ALSO. WATCH THE KIOSK AND THE NEWSLETTERS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE FUN DAY TRIPS.


Meals served Monday through Friday each week – 12:00 noon serving until 12:15

1- Closed

2 – Peaches, Chicken with Mushrooms and Spinach over Bow Tie Pasta, Bread, Sugar Cookie 3 – Cranberries, Hot Turkey and Gravy over Mashed Potatoes Steamed Broccoli, Bread Stick, Jello Whip

6 – Tropical Fruit, Chicken Cacciatore Fettuccine, Steamed Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Vanilla Pudding

7 – Tossed Green Salad, Baked Cod, Baked Potato, Steamed Carrots, Peach Bars 8 – Fresh Fruit, Lasagna Soup, Salad Bar, Bread, Chocolate Cake

9 – Pears, Chicken Ala King over Biscuits, Steamed Fresh Vegetables, Jello 10 – Tossed Green Salad, French Dip Sandwich with Au Jus, Pasta Salad, Chips, Cookie Bar

13 – Applesauce, Roast Pork with Mushroom Cream Sauce, Roasted Red Potatoes, Steamed Carrots, Applesauce Cake 14 – Green Salad, Greek Meatballs, Lemon Dill Rice, Roasted Zucchini, Bread Stick, Peanut Butter Cake

15 – Fresh Fruit, Turkey Bacon Sub, French Fries, Cheese Tortellini Pasta, Strawberry Ice Cream 16 – Pea Salad, Oven Roasted Chicken, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans, Roll, Brownie 17 – Taco Salad, Spanish rice, Chips and Salsa, Fresh Fruit 20 – CLOSED

21 – Tossed Green Salad, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Broccoli, Garlic Bread, Banana Cupcake

22 – Caesar Tossed Salad, Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, ½ Grilled Reuben, Bread Stick, Rice Pudding

23 – Fresh Fruit, Beef Stew, Biscuit, Jello with Fruit, Apple Pie

24 – Green Salad, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mac and Cheese, Marinated Vegetables, Yogurt Parfait

27 –Beets, Kielbasa, Sauerkraut, Brussel Sprouts, Rye Bread, Banana Bread 28 – Sliced Tomatoes, Hamburger Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, Bread, Pudding Parfait

29 – Chili with Corn Chips, Fixings, Cornbread, Peaches

30 – Fresh Fruit, Chicken Alfredo Bake, Steamed Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Pumpkin Cake

31 – Tomato Soup, Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Chips, Cucumber and Onion Salad, Peanut Butter Cookie NEW THIS YEAR: We are offering a Salad Plate as an alternative to the daily hot meal. If you would like a salad, you MUST call the day before and order your salad. You will be given choices for toppings on the salad. The price is $6.00 for everyone no matter the age. This is not a suggested donation.

*Please make reservations (586-2421) each day so that we prepare an adequate amount of food!

Belgrade Senior Center 92 East Cameron Avenue (406) 388-4711 Email: Executive Director: Lisa Beedy

■ Meals on Wheels Delivery: Monday – Friday. Call to find out how to qualify for this program. Center meals: Monday-Friday 12:00 EXERCISE: ■ Movement in Motion: 9am Mon, Weds, Fri ■ Line Dancing: 12:45pm Mon ■ Building strength through walking: Mon 1:30pm ■ Yoga: 9am Tuesdays, 8am Fridays ■ Full Body Exercise Tuesdays at 10am SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: ■ Monday: 12:30: SCRABBLE ■ Wednesday: 9:00 am: Needleaires Sewing Circle ■ Wednesday: 12:45 pm Mahjong ■ Thursday: 12:45 BINGO CARD GAMES: ■ Tuesday: 12:30 pm Hand & Foot ■ Thursday: 8:30 am Pinochle ■ Friday: 12:30 pm Pinochle ■ December 31st: Noon: New Year’s Eve Party and New Year’s Evening Party starting at 7:30 PM ■ January 1st: Closed – Happy New Years! ■ January 15th: January Birthday Lunch ■ January 17th: Around the US: Hawaiian Luau ■ January 23rd: 7:00-8:30 AM: Belgrade Breakfast Club – order off our Breakfast Menu for a delicious way to start your day! Public welcome! ■ January 25th: Quilter’s Day – Call the Center for more information – 388-4711


Meals are served at noon, 12 pm,

Suggested donation for 60+ years young are $4.00 and for those under 60 years is $6.00 1 - Closed 2 - Salad, Hot Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes , Dessert 3 - Salad, Clam Chowder, Grill Cheese Sandwich, Vegetables, Dessert 6 - Salad , Salisbury Steak, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert 7 - Salad, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Vegetables, Dessert 8 - Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Dessert 9 - Salad, Chicken & Dumplings with Vegetables , Dessert 10 - Salad Bar, French Dip, Dessert 13 - Salad, Beef Stew, Biscuits, Dessert 14 - Salad, Mac & Cheese, Enchiladas, Vegetables, Dessert 15 - Birthday Celebration, Salad, Brats & Tots, Vegetables, Salad 16 - Salad, Mac & Cheese, Vegetables, Dessert 17 - Around the US: Hawaiian Luau Huli Huli Chicken, Hawaiian Baked Beans, Roasted Green Beans, Watermelon Spinach Salad, Pineapple Upside-down Cake 20 - Salad, Paella (Spanish Rice Cass), Vegetables, Dessert 21 - Salad, Pork Roast, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert 22 - Salad, Baked Chicken, Cheesy Grits, Vegetables, Dessert 23 - Breakfast Club, Salad, Fish & Chips, Vegetables, Dessert 24 - Salad, Meat Loaf, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert 27 - Salad, Ham & Scalloped Potatoes, Vegetables , Dessert 28 - Salad, Chicken Alfredo/ Pasta, Vegetables, Dessert 29 - Salad, Chicken Fried Steak, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert 30 - Salad , Hamburgers, Tator Tots , Vegetables, Dessert BE SURE TO CALL BEFORE 10:30 AM TO SIGN UP FOR LUNCH

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