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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 Overton at or 406-582-2642. First ............................................................................................................2 Fourth Annual Give Big initiative raises over $1.2 Million for 194 local nonprofits! .................................................5 National Rude People’s Day ..................................................................6 My Favorite Perennial Flowers ..........................................................7 Know Before You Go ...............................................................................8 Senior Citizen Center Calendars .........................................................9

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arla Joyner was the first woman from North Dakota to enlist in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Raised by her mother and father in Bottineau, she was the oldest of five girls. Throughout high school, Joyner was active in journalism and music. In 1966, when she was 18 years old, Joyner was looking for a way to see more of the world.

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“I saw the Marine Corps’ uniform and thought, well, why not?” Joyner says of her high school graduation. “I had this idea that I wanted to see something outside of North Dakota, so I jumped in.” Joyner became a prime example of how women could have successful careers by enlisting. Her venture into the unknown was exciting and a little intimidating at first. She traveled by train to

Minnesota for her physical, and then experienced her first plane flight on the way to boot camp at Parris Island in South Carolina. “Looking out the window as we flew over Georgia and seeing all this red dirt, I thought, what am I getting into? And then, getting onto a bus in the Carolinas and seeing nothing for sky; it was all trees hanging over. That was my initiation into what I had jumped into.”

After completing boot camp, Joyner was stationed at Headquarters Marine Corps in Washington D.C. Before she could go to Washington, she had to attend DINFOS, or Defense Information School, in Indianapolis, Indiana, training in Military Journalism. Once she finished DINFOS, Joyner became the first female reporter for Leatherneck Magazine, writing columns and features, sometimes on other female Marines.

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“That was pretty much primo duty. I was working with six or seven men who were my buds, my brothers. The one thing I wanted to do was go to Vietnam and be a reporter, but they didn’t allow women to go at that time. One of the things that struck me was I had to go to Walter Reid Hospital and give copies of the magazine to the vets that were coming back from Vietnam. Here I am a woman with primo duty and facing a vet that has lost an eye or a leg. It was very hard for me, but, I was providing the service that was asked.” Joyner met her husband, a fellow Marine, in 1968. He completed his service in 1969 and returned home to Durango, Colorado to be with family. Joyner completed her tour later that same year and left to join her husband in Colorado. She took a job writing the newsletter and doing PR for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe while her husband worked as a police officer. Eventually, the couple moved to Denver, where Joyner held down a compilation of advertising and journalism jobs while raising three children. In 1978, the family took a trip to Yellowstone National Park. “We came through Bozeman and thought, this is like the way Durango used to be. Why don’t we think about moving here?” On that same vacation, Joyner’s husband found a job in Bozeman. She returned to Denver to sell their home, and within the same year, the entire

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family moved into a farmhouse outside of Belgrade. Joyner was hired as the office manager for the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce. “There were only two people on staff at the time, office manager and executive manager. I met Mr. Guy Sperry who was the long-time Chamber Executive. I spent 16 years at the Bozeman Chamber, and watched it grow from two positions to six. In 1985, I became the first female Executive Director that they’ve ever had.” She left the job in 1995 and spent a few months decompressing and exploring what she truly wanted to do. She was happy to take an assistant director position with Career Transitions and looked forward to working with the programs. When the director was involved in an accident, the board asked if she would take over the position. “I didn’t think I would ever have to worry about the top-level stuff. (When they asked me to be the director) I was really upset because I wanted a breather, but it turned out to be a good match for me, between my background and the social service side. That’s where we are today.” Career Transitions, now located in Belgrade, is a 501c3 nonprofit that offers “just-in-time” job training. Classes include welding training, CDL certification, First Aid and CPR training, CNA training, Bookkeeping Basics, Customer Service Specialist training, computer software classes, HiSET/GED preparation and more. Classes are individualized to meet the needs of the student. “We have folks all the time who have barriers to their employment and to their future,” Joyner says. “It’s rewarding to see those people get enough help to step up to get something going in their lives. You’ve got someone coming in that needs employment or training, and we find a program for them.”

Originally, Career Transitions was heavily dependent on grant funding, but Joyner has worked to change that. The fees from the software, CDL, welding and HiSET/GED training help to support the organization. 22 years ago, the nonprofit took over the Gallatin Valley Farmers Market, which now generates discretionary funding for Career Transitions. The Farmers Market is also used a marketing research tool for people wanting to start their own business. “It’s very inexpensive to experiment and see if people want to buy your service or your product. That has given us stability in the grant world.” As she approaches retirement, Joyner maintains that she will always be an active member of the community. “I believe in volunteering and making a difference. It takes all of us to do that and we all have time. I always hear that, ‘I don’t have time, I don’t have time.’ Well, I raised three kids, worked full time and still volunteered. From the school board to my association to the chamber to scouts, all of those organizations, to me, deserve support from all of us.” “I certainly feel like I was a trailblazer. The Marine Corps gave me confidence. There had to be the first people to start and make that change.”

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Fourth Annual Give Big initiative raises over $1.2 Million for 194 local nonprofits!

“We are amazed,” said Bozeman Area Community Foundation Executive

Director Bridget Wilkinson. “Our goal to raise $1,000,000 was a big stretch

for the Community Foundation. We are humbled by the outpouring of support and generosity that led our community to surpass this goal. We are most proud of how many donors were engaged in giving. This year, our goal was to inspire

4,000 donors to give through Give Big. We were thrilled to exceed that goal by engaging 4,742 donors to make a gift to a cause they cared about most.”

One Give Big donor, Jennifer Boyer, explained why her family gives through

Give Big each year. “Our family participates in Give Big because it is a way to

celebrate our community and to feel connected to this special place and people,” she said. “Our son directed many of our contributions which is a great learning opportunity about caring for others, animals and our planet.”

During this year’s initiative, our entire county was buzzing with excitement. In

Bozeman, Donor Lounge events hosted by local nonprofits lined Main Street. In Belgrade, local nonprofits hosted a Donor Lounge events at the Mint Bar

and The Local American Saloon. Nonprofits in Big Sky collaboratively hosted a kickoff event at LUXE Spirits and Sweets to start the Give Big fun!

“Give Big is an incredible tool,” said Gallatin Valley Land Trust Leader E.J.

Porth. “It’s an opportunity to deeply engage our Board, staff and advocates in philanthropy. It created a feeling of togetherness and put the fun in fundrais-

ing! Give Big cultivated energy and community pride like I’ve never seen before. We’re grateful to be a part of it.”

“Often, it’s hard to understand our individual impact when we support nonprof-

its we care about most. However, during Give Big, community members can see

that our collective impact as a community can be greater than our support alone,” Wilkinson said. “Every year, we’re humbled by the outpouring of support for our

local nonprofit community during Give Big. Without our hard-working nonprofit partners, generous community members and local businesses, this initiative simply would not be possible!”

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By Lois Stephens


here is a holiday dreamed up for everything imaginable. In January and February alone, we have such oddities as Bloody Mary Day, Science Fiction Day, Fruitcake Day, Tater Tot Day, Wear Red Day, and Shower with a Friend Day. I have no idea how these days are set, or who would even celebrate them. I mean, there is even a Lumpy Rug Day and a Two Different Colored Shoes Day.

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I have carefully scoured this lengthy list of special days, paying special attention to July and August, because I have found that many of us, particularly tourists, honor a National Rude People’s Day. It is not listed anywhere. So, when this infamous day arrives, I am always caught unaware and unprepared. National Rude People’s Day arrives in mid-summer at the height of tourist season in Virginia City. It hits without warning and I am totally blown away when I realize, often as early as 8:30 a.m., that the holiday has arrived once again, bringing a horde of impatient, uncivilized, insolent humans in its wake. It seems like any other day when I first awake in the morning, but somehow all the rude people planning to visit Virginia City have been notified that it is their day. They cut loose and take advantage of all the satisfaction that bad behavior seems to offer. Unwelcome comments and actions abound. Rudeness annoys me greatly. I work in the service industry and part of my job entails treating people with respect and courtesy even if they don’t deserve it. That proves difficult at times, particularly during National Rude People’s Day. Allow me provide a few examples of what I mean. I work at the Virginia City Café, and 99% of the time, the patrons are well-behaved. I enjoy visiting with them and providing the best service possible. Even during rush hour when everyone is hungry at once and the place is so packed that takes longer for their food to arrive, they smile, shrug their shoulders and remind me they are on vacation. However, on National Rude People’s Day, the courteous tourists have been forewarned and they stay home that day. On this bad behavior day, every second patron expresses displeasure about something. People want to eat on the patio and then complain about the heat, or the traffic on the road, or the fact that they didn’t want to sit so close to other people. Others whine that they waited too long for their food, even though they can plainly see we have a full house of hungry guests. I’ve had customers lick their plates clean, then list

what they found wrong with the food, or the seating, or the atmosphere and inquire if I will give them a large discount in compensation. I’ve had parents watch as their children scatter food on the floor and table, use fifty napkins, and slop their drinks everywhere. These parents laugh about the huge mess their children have left behind. On National Rude People’s Day, anything goes. One customer harangued a couple at the next table over political opinions. This man didn’t know the couple at the next table, he just overheard what state they were from, assumed he knew their political bend and started a tirade. I’ve had customers complain that Virginia City institutes a tourist tax during the summer months, advise me that their water pitcher contains too much ice or not enough ice, become annoyed that no one sells espresso in town or bemoan that we still have dirt roads in Virginia City with no gas station or grocery store. I’ve seen adults elbow one another out of the way to be first in line. The list of trivialities goes on and on. One particularly hot Rude People’s Day, I slipped across the street to the candy shop. I needed a slab of homemade fudge to boost my mood. I asked the gal behind the counter how her day had gone. She pushed a strand of hair back from her tired-looking face and said, “Today was National Whiners and Complainers Day and someone forgot to tell me.” Aha. I immediately felt better. It wasn’t my imagination. I will keep my eyes open this year and if I get the slightest inkling that National Rude People’s Day looms on the horizon, I will pack a lunch, head to the hills, and hunker down for the day. I just hope that this year I get a bit of warning.

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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My Favorite Perennial Flowers By Jan Cashman

MY FAVORITE SUN-LOVING PERENNIALS • Herbaceous peonies -are the best perennial to grow in our northern climate. (Tree peonies are only marginally hardy here.) The deer seldom eat them and the plants live many years. You see them in old abandoned homesteads in northeastern Montana, still growing and blooming. Peonies are fragrant, great for cutting, and gorgeous with big balls of red, pink, or white flowers in late May and June (Peonies are classified as early, mid-season, or late blooming.) After they bloom, their neat foliage is attractive all summer and turns a warm reddishbrown in the fall. • Hardy geraniums (genus Geranium), not to be confused with the red, white or pink annual geraniums that do not survive our winters here (genus Pelargonium) are a great perennial flower for sun or shade. The foliage and flowers both have a pleasing fragrance. Some are huge, growing to 12-18” in height with a spread of three feet or more. One of the best large hardy geraniums is Rosanne, with sky blue flow-

ers, which bloom for a long time in mid-summer. Another favorite hardy geranium called Biokovo is much smaller and spreads forming a ground cover. It has pale pink flowers. Deer stay away from hardy geraniums. Beware, hardy geraniums reseed easily. • There are many species of lavender but heat tolerant Munstead lavender has done the best for me. Some of my lavender plants have been in the same spot for years. You can’t beat lavender’s foliage and flowers for fragrance. Like most herbs, lavender thrives in a dryer spot. • Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) are great for late summer blooming (August). Goldstrum is a good rudbeckia species for our climate. The two to three-foot-tall yellow daisylike flowers are great for cutting; they last a long time in a bouquet. • There are many sedums that grow well in our gardens, both ground cover types and upright. Autumn Joy is an upright type that seems to thrive in almost any location. In the spring it emerges from the ground with pale green succulent leaves that look like little cabbages. It grows to about 18” with interesting flower heads that turn a rosy red in late summer and stay that way into late fall, even after a frost. Leave them all winter and cut them back in the spring. • Shasta daisies don’t smell great but

have nice flowers. I have had tall (3-4’) Alaska shasta daisies planted in the same place for over 35 years and they bloom every year in July and make long-lasting cut flowers. ‘Becky’ is a dwarf variety that blooms a little earlier than Alaska and grows to only 18 to 24”.

MY FAVORITE SHADE-LOVING PERENNIALS • Deer like to eat them but hostas are one of my favorite perennials for shade. Hostas are grown for their ornamental leaves--some have green and white variegated leaves, some yellow and white, and some are solid green or chartreuse with interesting textures. Some hostas get as big as 36” across, others are smaller. I have one cute miniature hosta called mouse ears that is less than 6” across.

for me in my shade garden which is under a large crab apple tree. I have planted a chartreuse variety, Lime Marmalade next to dark red heucheras. The contrasting colors look great together. Deer stay away from my heucheras.

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• Bleeding heart is an old-fashioned perennial that is long-lived and beautiful with pink and white heart-shaped flowers. It will grow in full or partial shade. • Although Heuchera (or coral bells) has spiky pink or white flowers that stand up above the foliage, this perennial is grown more for its interesting foliage colors than its flowers. Heuchera’s leaves come in shades of chartreuse, red, burgundy, bronze, silver, peach, even variegated. The small heuchera plants grow well

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favorite perennials must be deer proof, long-living, and able to thrive in both sun and shade since my yard has both.

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PART ONE OF TWO By Kathy Cambridge


ravel is fun and exciting, but if you just pick up and go, you could be unprepared for the unexpected. Doing some research and giving yourself ample time to pack is critical in adapting to many situations that may occur when you travel. Know before you go . . . Travelers who wait for a situation to happen and wonder how to handle it or what rights they have could end up in trouble. Take the time to familiarize yourself with your passenger rights related to air fares, schedules, tickets, delayed and cancelled flights, overbooking, baggage, airline safety and security, passengers with disabilities, and even travel scams. Make the investment in understanding your rights and the obligations of the airlines and travel providers. Visit for more information. Your health is important both at home and when you travel. Educate yourself about the culture of your destination. Are there are any health-specific warnings or precautions you should consider? The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is a good resource for this information. Find out if any vaccina-

tions may be required. Take a list of your current medications and dosages in the event your medication is lost or damaged while you are away or if you have a medical emergency and require treatment. The Federal Aviation Administration provides a valuable resource ( for both new and frequent travelers on preparing to fly, safety, flying with children, flying with pets, international travel and a place to report travel problems, concerns and complaints. Do you have firearms, an x-box or a unique tool you want to bring? Are you not sure of what you can pack in a carry on or checked suitcase? Check out: www.tsa. gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring. If your item is not on the list, you can take a photo or send a question to AskTSA on Facebook Messenger or Twitter and have your question answered. But don’t stop there, do you know what you can or cannot take into or out of the US as well as the destination country? Visit the following site to avoid breaking a law or getting detained in customs: travel.state. gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/beforeyou-go/customs-and-import.html. Is a valid passport enough to travel internationally? Entry and exit requirements, visa requirements and customs vary from country to country.

Some countries require a time period of 6 months from the date of issuance be passed to enter. Others require 6 months remain on the passport before expiration. Also, some countries have visa requirements that vary by citizenship. A reliable resource is You should also research the location and contact information for the local US Embassy or Consulate in case of emergency while you are abroad. Sign up for travel alerts! Stay informed while you are traveling so you can plan accordingly in the event of any unanticipated acts of terrorism, national disaster or security threats to US citizens. Check out this link and decide what notification style works best for you: staying-connected.html. Finally, how do you have fun and get the most out of your travel experience? Leave social media behind and enjoy!

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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

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

■ Club Membership: $10 a year. Must be 50 or older to join. ■ Meals for Members and Nonmembers: $6 for those under 60. Suggested price for those 60 and over: $4.00. Noon meal is served Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Make reservations by 8 a.m.; call 406-285-3235 and leave message. ■ Birthday Celebration: Once a month on 2nd, 3rd or 4th Tuesday. ■ Meals on Wheels delivered to homebound. ■ Pinochle Tuesdays through Thursdays after meal. ■ Extensive lending library of books, videos, jigsaw puzzles. Medical equipment such as walkers, shower seats, crutches, also available; call Jean. For info about the HRDC bus for Three

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

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BOZEMAN: ■ Montana Conservation Corps: Administrative assistant needed Tuesday or Thursday’s. Front office work, answering phones, errands, phone calls and greeter. ■ Bridgercare: Volunteers needed one day a month around the 5th for 4-8 hours during business hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Job duties include folding patient statements, stuffing, sealing, and stamping envelopes. ■ Emerson’s Schools in the Gallery: Volunteer docent needed to lead tour of current exhibit followed by optional hands on art project. Tours generally are booked Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with 1.5-2.5 hours for each tour. Training provided. ■ State of Montana Driver Services Bureau: Volunteer needed to greet and direct customers as to what documents they will need and what form to fill out depending on the type of service they are requesting. Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., hours and days of the week are flexible, please call Debi at 587-5444. ■ Belgrade Senior Center: Kitchen volunteers needed to help with MOW preparation, Monday-Friday 9:45-10:45 at the Belgrade Senior Center. ■ Bozeman Health: Looking for volunteers to transport patients to their treatments. Volunteer would need a good driving record, current and valid

driver’s license, adequate auto insurance and the completion of the Bozeman Health Volunteer application and orientation. LIVINGSTON: ■ Meals on Wheels: is looking for drivers to deliver lunches to local seniors in town. Routes usually take an hour. ■ Stafford Animal Shelter: desires gentle compassionate volunteers to socialize and play with the kittens and cats and walk the dogs. 1 hour safety training provided. Come share your love with a joyful animal. They’re always happy to see you arrive. ■ Handcrafters: If you enjoy the comfort of an old-fashioned sewing circle come join us on Thursdays 1-2PM at the Senior Center, making new friends as you work on crocheted or knitted items. Sewers are needed to make simple pillowcases for our soldiers overseas. ■ Yellowstone Gateway Museum: Be a part of history with a variety of opportunities that exists in our museum. Make new friends and learn more about our local history. ■ Fix-It- Brigade: Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are needed to help with small home repairs such as mending a fence, shoveling snow or something as simple as changing light bulbs.

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WHAT’S NEW ■ Medicine Consultations: Mondays June 4 and June 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Pharmacist John Griffith offers his professional consultation services to members of the Senior Center. Please place any medications, vitamins, etc. in a brown bag and bring them into the center to meet with John anytime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. ■ Rest Stop Fundraiser for Meals-on-Wheels: Our rest stop fundraiser that supports Meals-onWheels has started and will run through September. We need some fun-loving volunteers to pass out coffee and doughnuts at the rest stop on 19th. We also need about 7 people who would volunteer to share shifts of set up through September. Set up involves taking supplies from the center to the rest stop on Saturday and returning them later that afternoon or Monday, and picking up the donated goods from participating grocery stores. Please call Connie or 586-2421 if you can help. A special note of appreciation to Costco, Albertson’s, Walmart and Smiths for providing baked goods to make this meals-on-wheels fundraiser successful! ■ Note: The Board meeting is held on the second Friday of each month at 10:00 a.m EVENTS ■ Letter Writing Legacy: Monday, June 4, 11, 18, 1:00 p.m. – Jill Davis, MSU English Department professor, leads workshops on writing personal legacy letters to share what is most important in your life with the most important people in your life. Learn how to write in your own voice about what means most to you. ■ Hiking Program: Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. - When you mix great hiking and a group of adventurous outdoor enthusiasts, you get the Senior Center Hiking program! On Tuesdays, from JuneSeptember, we’ll explore some beautiful hikes near Bozeman. It is that it’s a great way to meet people! We will carpool from the Senior Center. Please be ready to leave by 8:30 a.m. and return at noon for lunch on most hikes. Program information and schedule available at the front desk or on our website. ■ Walking Program: Thursdays, 9 a.m. - Come out for a fun, social morning walk every Thursday! Exploring the Bozeman town trails (and a few outside of town). We will meet and carpool from the Senior Center. Look for the walking schedule at the front desk or on our website! ■ AARP Driver Safety Class: Monday, June 11, 12:30 p.m. – AARP is offering a driver safety class on adjusting your driving to compensate for

• 807 North Tracy • (406) 586-2421 • Shannon Bondy, (Executive Director)

age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time, and coping with aggressive drivers. Your insurance company offers a discount on insurance rates with attendance. $15/person for members and $20/person for non-members. Call 586-2421 to get your name on the list. Open to the public. ■ Blood Profiles: Wednesday, June 13, 8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m. – Medical Lab Services is available to provide important information regarding your cholesterol. Fast for 12 hours before blood draw (please drink water and take your prescription medications). Call 586-2421 to make an appointment or inquire about costs and available tests. Cash or check is due at time of appointment. Open to the public. ■ Flag Day Lunch: Thursday, June 14, 12:00 Noon – For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s strength and unity, and a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. Join us for a special dinner. ■ Father’s Day Lunch: Friday, June 15, 12:00 Noon - Sign up for a special meal to honor all fathers. Share a memorable story about your dad or raising your own children. Certificates for a complimentary meal ticket will be awarded to the most unique hats! Call early to reserve a space as seating is limited. ■ Afternoon at the Movies: Tuesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m. - Enjoy free popcorn and watch “Downsizing,” a story about a couple who decide to literally shrink their lives. ■ 1st Day of Summer Dinner: Thursday, June 21, 12:00 Noon – Dress for a summer day and enjoy a traditional barbeque complete with burgers, hotdogs, watermelon and root beer floats. ■ Safe Driving Presentation: Friday, June 22, 10:00 a.m. - Occupational Therapist and Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) Julie Zimmerman from Bozeman Health Physical Rehabilitation will discuss the aging process and how it can impact your ability to drive. She will provide tips to keep you driving safely and independently. She will discuss ways to assist a loved one considering discontinuation of driving and when it is appropriate to address this topic. Please come with any questions you have regarding driving! SERVICES/SUPPORT SERVICES ■ Foot Clinic by appointment only. 3rd & 4th Monday & Tuesday. ■ Free blood pressure checks every Wednesday, 11:30am-1:00pm. ■ Association for the Blind, meets 2nd Thursday, 1:30pm. Open to anyone who is visually impaired. ■ Forgetters & Friends: 2nd Wednesday, 1:00pm.

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■ Reminiscing / Caregiver Chat – 2nd Wednesday 2:00 pm. ■ Computer Assistance with Brenda, Paul, Jay & Molly. Call us for an appointment. ■ Medical Equipment available for check-out to those 50+. HEALTH & EXERCISE ■ Note: Purchase a monthly activity card to participate in any of the exercise classes offered and utilizing the work-out room. $10/month with Bozeman Senior Center annual membership fee of $12. The equipment room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ■ Mondays: 8:30 a.m. Strength Training, 9:00 a.m. Gentle Aerobics, 10:00 a.m. Core, 10:30 a.m. Aerobics Plus, 11:30 a.m. Tai Chi for Mind/Balance, Balance 1:00 a.m. Yoga, 1:35 p.m. ■ Tuesdays: 8:30 a.m. Hiking, 11:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m. Yang Tai Chi, 1:00 Strong and More ■ Wednesdays: 8:30 a.m. Strength Training, 9:00 a.m. Gentle Aerobics, 10:00 a.m. Core, 10:30 a.m. Aerobics Plus, 1:00pm Balance, 1:30 p.m. Gentle Yoga, Yoga 6:00 p.m. ■ Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. Walking, 11:00 a.m. Beginning Tai Chi, 11:30 a.m. Yang Tai Chi, 1:00 Strong and More ■ Fridays: 8:30 a.m. Strength Training, 9:00 a.m. Gentle Aerobics, 10:00 a.m. Core, 10:30 a.m. Aerobics Plus, 11:30 a.m. Tai Chi for Mind/Balance. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES ■ Wood Carvers: Mondays 9:30 a.m. (Woodworker’s Shop is open to members 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) ■ Duplicate Bridge: Mondays, 1:00 p.m. ■ Oil Painting: 1st & 3rd Monday, 1:00 p.m. ■ Book Club: 2nd Monday at 10:30 a.m. ■ Senior Stories: Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. ■ Line Dancing: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. (Beginners @ 10:00am) ■ Cribbage: Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. ■ Sign Language: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. ■ Singing Souls: Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. ■ Pancake Supper and Bingo: 3rd Monday, 5:30 p.m. (Commences for the summer.) ■ Afternoon at the Movies: 3rd Tuesday, 1:00 ■ Bingo: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. ■ Watercolor Painting: Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. ■ Ukulele Club: Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. ■ Blood Pressure Check: Wednesdays 11:30-1:00 ■ Mah Jong: Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. ■ Pinochle: Wed. & Thursday, 1:00 p.m.

■ Bridge: Wednesdays & Fridays, 12:45 p.m. ■ Scrabble: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. ■ Canasta: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. ■ Association for the Blind: 2nd Thurs., 1:30 ■ Legal Services: 3rd Thurs., 10:00 to 12:00 ■ Euchre: 1st & 3rd Friday, 1:00 p.m. ■ Readers Theatre: Fridays, 1:00 p.m. (Commences for the summer.) NUTRITIONAL SERVICES ■ Congregate Meals at the Senior Center Monday-Friday, 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! TRAVEL ■ ”Annie Get Your Gun,”, PLAYMILL THEATER, WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT.: Thursday, June 28th, Wonderful live musical production with music by Irving Berlin. ■ BIG HORN CANYON ON THE YELLOWTAIL RESERVOIR, LOVELL, WYOMING: Tuesday, July 10th. Scenic, interesting history of the area, as you enjoy a boat ride through the Yellowtail Reservoir. Picnic lunch, included, and dinner in Billings at either The Olive Garden or the Red Lobster, included. ■ GOLDEN SUNLIGHT MINE TOUR; Thursday, July 26th. Travel to Whitehall, Mt., to tour the Golden Sunlight Gold Mine. Interesting and informative. Lunch afterwards at Wheat Montana. ■ BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY: Monday, July 30th. Motorcoach to Red Lodge for lunch, then enjoy the very scenic BEARTOOTH HIGHWAY from the comfort of the motorcoach. Travel to Cooke City, and Mammoth, with Sharon Eversman, your very knowledgeable guide. ■ GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS: Tuesday, August 7th. Travel to Gates of the Mountains, near Helena. Enjoy a very well narrated ride of the Canyon Voyager boat through this beautiful, historic canyon. Delicious buffet dinner included at the marina when we come back from the boat ride. ■ TIPPET RISE, EASTERN MONTANA: Friday, August 17th: Travel to Fishtail, Mt., Enjoy a interesting, informative tour of amazing sculptures spread out over thousands of acres. After the two-hour tour, come back to the main area to enjoy lunch, too.

PRIME June 2018 I 11 ■ PLAYMILL THEATER, WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT.: Wednesday, August 29th. “NEWSIES”, New musical based on the 1992 Motion Picture. Newsies is inspired by the newsboys strike of 1899. ■ YELLOWSTONE PARK DAY TRIP: Wed., Sept. 5th. Motorcoach through Yellowstone Park to the Yellowstone Lake Lodge for lunch, with a boat ride on Yellowstone Lake after lunch. See lots of animals along the way. ■ DAY TRIP TO HELENA: NO DATE SET AS YET, BUT DEFINITELY GOING. ■ LONGER TRIPS: DISCOVER WASHINGTON, D.C.: SEPT. 13 - 18, 2018 Especially enjoy all the memorials the city has to offer. ■ GARDEN OF THE GODS, THE ROYAL GORGE, AND COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO. SEPT. 30 - OCT. 6TH, 2018. MOTORCOACH TRIP, only $750.00 per person. ■ OZARK MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS, BRANSON, MISSOURI: NOV. 28 - DEC. 2, 2018 Lots of great shows, including Danny O’Donnell. ■ EASTERN EUROPE CHRISTMAS MARKETS: NOV. 27 - DEC. 5, 2018. Enjoy Christmas markets in Warsaw, Krakow, and Prague, along with amazing sightseeing, too. ■ TROPICL COSTA RICA: FEB. 14 22, 2019. ■ EUROPEAN CRUISE ON THE RHINE, INCLUDING THE TULIP FESTIVAL AT KEUKENHOF GARDENS, AMSTERDAM. April 2019. ■ AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Fall, 2019. EXTRAS ■ Second Hand Rose Thrift Store: 10am2pm, Monday-Friday. Bring donations of clothes, household items, books, games, crafts, & more anytime between 8:30am4:30pm, Monday-Friday VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Please call 586-2421 if you are interested in any of these opportunities. ■ Meals-on-Wheels is looking for volunteers to deliver meals in Bozeman. ■ Foot Clinic is looking for current or retired nurses to help at our monthly foot clinic service!! ■ We need volunteers to take surplus donations from Second Hand Rose to other thrift store about once per week.

Menu Mon-Fri at Noon 1 - Macaroni salad, burgers, fixins,

tater barrels, dessert

4- Peaches, chicken parmesan,

noodles, peas, dessert

5- Pineapple, chef salad, bread, dessert 6- Coleslaw, cod, baked potato, 5 way

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


11- Cottage cheese, meatloaf, baked

potato, Bahama veggie, dessert

12- Apricots, chicken fry, hashbrown,

broccoli, dessert

13- Green salad, ham and scalloped

potatoes, Brussel sprouts, dessert

14- Flag Day Dinner: 3 bean salad,

roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, dessert

15- Fathers’ Day Dinner: Peaches,

taco bar, corn, dessert

18- Tossed salad, spaghetti, noodles,

capri veggie, bread, dessert

19- Pears, chicken tenders, jo jo’s,

steamed veggies, dessert

20- Jello, burger steak, baked potato,

steamed carrots, dessert

21- Broccoli, crab salad, bread, dessert 22- Fruit, BBQ chicken, potato salad,

pickles, dessert

25- Jello and fruit, ham, sweet pota-

toes, green beans, cranberries, dessert 26- Oriental slaw, chicken stir fry,

soba noodles, egg roll, dessert

27- Peaches, beef stroganoff, corn,


28- Green salad, hot turkey, bread,

peas and carrots, dessert

29- Fruit, chicken Caesar salad, bread,


Please make reservations for lunch so that

we can have an adequate amount of food!

etables, Salad, Dessert

4 - Taco Salad, Dessert

5 - Shepperd’s Pie, Salad, Dessert

6 - Chicken Sauce D’arachide, Veg-

etables, Salad, Dessert

7 - Lasagna, Vegetables, Salad, Dessert

7- Green salad, meatballs, Swedish 8- Beets, polish dogs, kraut, carrots,

Mon – Fri at Noon

1 - Chicken & Rice Casserole, Veg-

veggie, dessert

rice, green beans, dessert


8 - Gyros, Vegetables, Salad, Dessert

EXERCISE: ■ Movement in Motion: 9am Mon, Weds, Fri ■ Yoga: 9am Tuesdays, 8am Fridays ■ Exercise class Tuesdays at 10am

11 - Cheeseburger Macaroni, Veg-

etables, Salad, Dessert

12 - Pulled Pork Sandwich, Vegetables,

Salad, Dessert

13 - Chicken Fried Steak, Vegetables,

Salad, Dessert

COMMUNITY RESOURCES: ■ Blood Pressure Check: Noon: June 14, 18 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: ■ MJune 9th: The Belgrade Community Summer Kick Off Event – Check www.belgradeseniorcenter. org for more details! • 8K Run • Street Fair • Family Fun Activities • Art Walk • MSU Football Players • BBQ Beef Lunch - $10.00 a plate • Kate & The AlleyKats COLORING & PUZZLE TABLES ■ Needleaires Sewing Circle: 9:00 am Wednesday ■ Card Games: 10:00 Monday, 12:30 Tuesday, 9am Thursdays, 12:30pm Fridays ■ BINGO: Monday & Thursdays 12:45 ■ Movie Day: Wednesday 1:00 ■ Board Meeting: June 18, 2018

14 - Stir Fry, Egg Rolls, Vegetables,

Salad, Dessert

15 - Pizza, Vegetables, Salad, Dessert 18 - Breakfast Surprise, Vegetables,

Salad, Dessert

19 - Goulash, Vegetables, Salad, Dessert 20 - BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!

Pork Roast, Scalloped Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad, Dessert

21 - Meat Loaf, Smashed Potatoes,

Vegetables, Salad, Dessert

22 - Brats & Kraut, Vegetables, Salad,


25 - Tater Tot Casserole, Vegetables,

Salad, Dessert

26 - Swedish Meatballs, Rice, Veg-

etables, Salad, Dessert


mer Turkey Salad with Fruit and Fresh Vegetables, Dessert

28 - Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Veg-

etables, Salad, Dessert

29 - Baked Potato Bar, Vegetable, Salad,


All Meals Include Roll & Drink, Veggie & Dessert. Gluten and dairy free items upon request.

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BOZEMAN OFFICE 702 N. 19th Ave. Suite 1-C Bozeman, MT 59718 406-586-5841 1722257

Prime - June 2018  
Prime - June 2018