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2 I February 2020 PRIME

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 hstiff@dailychronicle.com. The marvelous life of Jo Anne Troxel ................................................2 Old Guy Noises .........................................................................................4 Yoga for Healthy Aging .........................................................................5 That Gadget on my Wrist ......................................................................6 Favorite Houseplants ..........................................................................7 Look for Changes in Retirement Plans ..............................................8 Senior Citizen Center Calendars .........................................................9




luck a day, any day, from the calendar, and Jo Anne Salisbury Troxel is having a marvelous time. On a recent winter morning, Troxel has a friend stop by her Bozeman home to talk about the book she’s just written, Waiting for the Revolution: A Montana Memoir.

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The book chronicles the lives of Troxel’s parents, and a little-knownpiece of Montana history, in which Montanans experienced their own rise and fall of communism. This specific bit of history unfolds in the remote Eastern Montana town of Plentywood in the 1920s and 30s, when Troxel’s father, the town’s communist sheriff, and her idealist

mother, navigate a tumultuous affair and hard scrabble existence. The book weaves family history, politics, love and loss together in an enrapturing tale. “It’s a little piece of history we don’t know much about,” Troxel says. For those interested in Troxel’s latest work, she will be reading it at the Country Bookshelf on Febru-

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ary 12. Troxel also pens poems. As the 86-year-old longtime Bozeman resident says, she is, “in the writing phase” of her life. The phase includes frequent detours, to include friends stopping by for a visit (and to reminisce about a birthday party with far too much undrunk good champagne), other friends and new acquaintances stopping by to look at Troxel’s impressive art collection (“Being a docent in your own house can be exhausting,” she says), and yet more friends stopping by to talk about the state of the world. In an earlier stage of life, her 20s, Troxel was bartending in the railroad town of Townsend to save money to pay for her college degree when she unexpectedly started her own love story. “The railroad crew came in that summer and women bartenders were wanted because it meant less fights,” Troxel says. “And then I met this man, Vern Troxel, who had a sawmill there. He was a reader, he liked ballet, and poetry. He defied everything you think a logger is.” The two fell in love, married in 1960, and moved to Bozeman. Vern sold his share of the sawmill and Troxel quickly enrolled at Montana State College to finish her English degree. Upon graduation, Troxel was offered a job teaching in White Sulphur Springs. After a few years in the tiny town, the couple found a way back to Bozeman and rented the basement of the historic Lamme Street home Troxel owns today. It was in Bozeman, that second time

around, that the next major phase of Troxel’s life unfolded. She was hired at Bozeman High School to teach English. “I was really, really lucky to get hired here,” Troxel says. “They had so many applications for every job here. There were other places you could easily get a job, but in Bozeman in was harder; it’s a skiing town.” A few years into her teaching career, Troxel gave birth to her daughter, Allison. When Allison was a baby, Troxel was working her way through a master’s degree at Montana State University. After she earned her master’s, Troxel returned to Bozeman High to instill a love of reading and help her students improve their writing skills. “I can say sitting here today, the kids were great,” Troxel says. “They liked it best when I read aloud to them. I might read to them for only five minutes each class. Then we’d discuss it. In the years since I was a teacher, I’ve had students come up to me and reference the stories I read.” Watching her students grow from timid to trusting writers thrilled Troxel. “What writers they could be with practice, when they kept at it,” Troxel says. “I just think writing and literature are the best for human experience. What else humanizes us like writing and reading?” Troxel said she didn’t realize it at the time, but she was considered the hardest English teacher in the school. Even still, her classes grew each year. And each year, she continued to love her work. She realized, at age 57, it

was time for a new chapter. “I had to take some of my own ad-

It’s her mind that does most of the

traveling and adventuring now. Be-

vice,” she explains. “Have an adventure

tween penning books, lively conversa-

the safe can be a real sinkhole for you.

book club attendance, and engage-

in your life. Don’t settle for the safe,

tions with friends, political activism,

So, I retired.”

ment with local nonprofits, Troxel has

And adventure she did! Troxel trav-

eled the world, falling in love with

no shortage of both fun and adventure. “I probably need a few more dull

plays and art galleries in London,

moments,” she says with a laugh.

cities in Cappadocia, handcrafts and

social calendar, and more thoughts

Asia, and at home in Montana, camp-

may have to wait awhile to find those

croissants in France, underground

colors in Morocco, cuisine in southeast ing trips.

With a newly launched book, a full

that need to find a blank page, Troxel dull moments.

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“Aaeeyyyyy!!” Any newly retired guy, who is also married, finds that more time is spent with a spouse. Often that time is spent driving somewhere simply because more time is available to drive somewhere. The spouse expects to go along for the ride, especially if the end point has food or drink.


By Jim Drummond


y retired friends tell me that old guys need to pay special attention to their health and repor t any changes. At the old guy water hole, I mentioned to the g roup that I had developed a strange r umbling noise in one ear. T he noise is similar to a tr uck engine r unning in the distance. T hey all gave me a sympathetic smile. One of the g roup members said I probably just have tinnitus, some kind of inner ear malady that develops with age. Another commented that tinnitus is annoying but not serious to overall health. Somebody else said to consider myself for tunate because hearing is usually the second old guy thing that deteriorates, not the first.

Most of our old guy group acknowledged that they each have a bit of tinnitus. One said his sounds like the buzzing of a florescent light. Another commented that his tinnitus is much like a telephone ringing. A third old guy says that his tinnitus often sounds like a cat fight. We agreed that it is sad to retire then have our ears replicate the normal workplace noises that we left behind. Then there are the noises that younger people

make when interacting with old guys. When I go to a store and use a debit card reader, I usually put the card in early, or fail to take it out when prompted, or don’t press “OK” fast enough. A young clerk usually makes a sighing noise, something like “Ooohhhyeah,” with the “Yeah” falling off in tone. Shortly after the card reader takes the payment the young clerk says, “Have a good one.” I assume that is an alternative expression of, “Thank you for your business.” If I respond, “No problem,” or “No worries,” I get eye contact from the young clerk. Realistically, most old guys who are happy just to wake up each morning shouldn’t be saying “No worries.” It is also clear that store clerks address old guys differently than young guys. Young female clerks in convenience stores often address me as “hun”, “honey”, “sweetie”, or “dear”. One day at the convenience store the young woman said, “Good morning, sweetie.” So I responded, “Hello, honey.” She made that sighing noise, “Ooohhhyeah,” and rolled her eyes. I surmise that old guys aren’t supposed to act that familiar with young women at the convenience store. Another noise that old guys often hear is a panicked sounding whooping noise, similar to

With increased driving time, the spouse has more opportunity to provide driving advice along the way. The advice isn’t necessarily correct or timely. Recently we were driving down a busy street and encountered construction barricades. My spouse offered the advice, “Just go left.” I, of course, assumed she meant go around the left side of the barricade. “Aaeeyyyy,” she shouted. I stomped on the brakes and said, “You said to go left.” She vaguely pointed to a distant road on the left and said, “I meant that left.” Then she changed the subject. A short while later we drove up a different street and again, “Aaeeyyyy.” I slammed on the brakes. “What,” I shouted as I looked for a cat in the road or a child chasing a soccer ball between parked cars. “The truck a block ahead almost hit that other car,” she responded while squinting distantly up the street. “Ah, good thing I was able to stomp the brakes and avoid a near collision,” I responded. That said, it is probably a good thing for an old guy to have some additional support while driving. A few old fellows at the water hole rely on a GPS, but frankly, a GPS can’t enunciate “Aeeeyyy” to provide an appropriate sense of urgency to follow navigational instructions. “Aeeyyy,”and “Ooohhhyeah,” and an ear-tone of engines rumbling or cats fighting are just some of the new noises that old guys experience, and a few more pebbles in the shoe of life’s aging process.

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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ll living things age and ever y species has a natural built-in life span. The funny thing is, whenever I mention healthy aging there is an immediate assumption that aging signifies getting old, as if it were a problem. However, the truth is that as long as we are living, we are aging one day at a time. Growing old is a privilege and the practice of yoga offers effective tools to help us age well while enjoying all stages of life. Did you know that there are two types of aging? Type One is the chronological aging process that manifests as a timely and natural progression of getting older. Changes in vision, skin and hair are completely normal. So, too, is some loss of strength, mobility, balance, sight, hearing, heart health, and/or brain function. Yoga has been shown to be an incredible tool to support good, ongoing health in all of these areas. It is proven to help avoid the potential pitfalls or obstacles of aging. when addressed consistently over time.

Type Two aging is when the biologi-

cal age is ahead of the chronological age.

Untimely aging is when the challenges of

old age occur much earlier than expected.

If we avoid the self-care routines of daily exercise, balanced nutrition, and deep

rest, then the aging process speeds up. If

we overindulge in alcohol, drugs, stress-

ful thought patterns, unhealthy eating, or

lack of sleep, this is what we call “Wisdom

Crimes.” Actions committed which we

know to be detrimental to our own wellbeing.

We know that lifestyle choices make

a huge difference in how we age. Sci-

this keen awareness we can then choose to apply the small doable actions that can make big differences in how we age. What routines or regimes are active in your life at this time? What lessons have you learned in your own journey of healthy aging? Do you have the support you need to remain motivated in your daily wellness practices? As Valentine’s Day approaches, be your own sweetheart and gift yourself with daily self -care. Dedicate some part of each day to move your body, feed yourself well, and place your thoughts on that which brings you a sense of peace, joy, and love.

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.

ence now shows that the movement and mindfulness of yoga offers a wonderful

approach to building and maintaining

strength, flexibility, balance and agility

along with improved mental focus and

heart health. Over the past 40 years, I have been practicing and teaching the benefits

of yoga for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. At the age of 61, I can attest to

these mindfulness practices helping to at-

tune us to the subtle changes that naturally

occur in the process of living. Through

Yoga Motion

Wellness Academy

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ahead and the hours off that the device displayed. I started scrolling through the cities, and I moved from Tokyo to Shanghai, then Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, Lisbon, Madrid, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Oslo, Moscow, St. Petersburg. Good grief, I hadn’t even crossed the Atlantic Ocean yet.



echnology truly has changed everything. Remember when we would get a new wristwatch? We’d pull out the stem, set the watch to the appropriate time, push the stem back in, and then rotate that stem back and forth to wind the watch. The device kept great analog time and all of us could tell the hour and minute of the day by looking at that timepiece. People understood what a person meant when he or she announced that it was a quarter to six. It seems that kids today only understand digital time and have no idea what you are talking about when you tell them it is a quarter to six, which I discovered this summer, to my great astonishment.

Watches then advanced, with most of them still showing time in analog, which has almost become a foreign language, incidentally. Enterprising manufacturers also added a day and a date calendar to many watches so people could look at their wrists and know not only the time but also the day and date. Most watches today have become extremely sophisticated and perform way beyond what my husband and I desire. We do not care for modern ‘smart’ devices and tend to stick to the simple old-fashioned items. We prefer a cheap watch that simply tells time. We no longer have to wind them daily as they all come equipped with batteries, they almost always now come in digital time rather than analog, but the simple watches are still available for old fogies like us.

Well, this Christmas I behaved totally out of character. My husband needed a new watch, and instead of staying with the tried and true cheap Wal-Mart brand of watch, I noticed a timepiece online that totally intrigued me as it has features that piqued my interest. First, this comes as a mud-proof, shock-proof, waterproof device, perfect for an old man that likes to putter and tends to crash and bang around quite a bit. The watch also is solar powered, which won me over instantly as I like anything at all that runs on free sunlight. The watch also has a compass, a moon phase mode that interested me, along with a mode that displays the temperature. After all, if I am freezing to death while on a hike it might be nice to know which direction I’m facing and at what temperature I succumb

to the elements. So, against my usual abhorrence of fancy devices, I purchased this watch for my husband, and I waited impatiently for it to arrive. It showed up on time, but without any instructions whatsoever as to how to set it. The watch displayed a day ahead and hours off in time, and I was totally perplexed as to how to rectify this situation (no stem on this watch to set the time, of course). I went back online, found the company that made it, pinpointed the make and model of this particular watch, and found instructions, which I promptly printed off. My printer spit out two pages of directions, but in such small print that I had to unearth my magnifying glass just to decipher them. I wish I was joking when I tell you all this, but unfortunately this is a true story. Trying to read directions holding a magnifying glass in one hand and a watch in the other does prove cumbersome. I did identify the various buttons and discovered that this watch is a world time watch, which means a person has to scroll through a very long list of world cities to find the home city that matches his or her time zone. Of course, this watch was set to Tokyo as the home city, which explained the day

I kept scrolling, finally reached Buenos Aires, and then Halifax and then Toronto. Hooray, I at least had reached the North American continent. I scrolled through numerous cities until I saw Los Angeles, and soon after, Denver came up on the screen. Finally! I stopped scrolling, the watch miraculously showed the appropriate hour, day and date for Virginia City, so at least this new toy DOES provide the correct time when the idiot operator figures out how to set it properly. I never dreamed it would take me two weeks to set a watch. I am not at all sure this was a good idea. I can always look at the sky to determine the moon phases, batteries aren’t that expensive, and who cares what direction I’m facing or what the temperature might be? I think from now on, Wal-Mart can handle all our wristwatch needs. I presented this watch to my husband, warned him not to start indiscriminately pressing buttons, which he likes to do, so hopefully it works well for him. If he decides to explore and check out world cities, HE can scroll through the 2,958 cities to get himself back to Denver and the proper date and time.

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


have asked employees, friends, and relatives, “What is your favorite houseplant and why?” Many say their favorite is one that has sentimental value for them. Often they will say something like, “My grandmother gave me the cutting”. At our house, we have an over 40-year-old schefflera that was given us as a housewarming gift by Jerry’s brother. It has grown so much we have had to cut it back numerous times. When we were first married, our landlady gave us starts to an oxalis (or shamrock). The interesting leaves on oxalis open with daylight and close at night. And they have delicate white flowers. Dividing and transplanting many times has kept our shamrock going. Here are some of our staff ’s favorite houseplants and why…

Philodendron is Vicki’s favorite because it is long-lived and so easy to care for. Philodendron is a huge genus of houseplants with over 400 different species. Allow philodendrons to dry out between waterings and only fertilize them in spring

and early summer. Croton is one of my husband Jerry’s favorite house plants because of its brightly colored leaves. There are many varieties and color combinations of crotons. Make sure your croton has plenty of light. Nancy’s favorite is the Hoya vine or wax plant. She says it is easy to care for, has nice foliage, and fragrant flowers. Her 40-yearold Hoya has never had disease or insect problems and always looks great. Hoyas are easy to propagate and prefer a cramped pot, so they don’t need transplanting often. Christmas cactus is another houseplant that has sentimental value for many. Because it is easy to propagate, giving cuttings to your friends and relatives can carry on the tradition of your blooming plant at Christmastime. Six weeks before you want it to bloom, your cactus will need 14 hours of dark and cool (50 to 55 degrees) nights. Otherwise Christmas cactus like bright indirect light. Our college-student great-niece suggested the trailing vine Pothos as her favor-

ite houseplant. Houseplants have gained popularity among college students to decorate their dorm rooms or apartments because they are not only beautiful, they purify the air—and pothos is one of the best for that. Pothos is known as the easiest houseplant to grow because it can survive with little water and little light. Houseplants really do clean the air inside the rooms of your home. Besides pothos, peace lily and spider plant are two of the best for detoxifying your air. Or try growing lavender, rosemary, or jasmine inside for their wonderful, calming fragrance. Indoor plants don’t just look good. They make us feel good both mentally and physically. They clean the air. For a more welcoming, cozy home, add to your house plant collection today.

Jan Cashman has

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

We’re Open! We’re Open! North 19th at Springhill Road Bozeman, MT 587-3406

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t might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020. So, if you have either of these accounts, or if you run a business, you’ll want to learn more.

new rules, you can withdraw up to $5,000 from your retirement plan without paying the early withdrawal penalty, as long as you take the money within one year of a child being born or an adoption becoming final. Some provisions of the SECURE Act primarily affect business owners:

The new laws, collectively called the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, include these noteworthy changes:

• Multi-employer retirement plans – Unrelated companies can now work together to offer employees a 401(k) plan with less administrative work, lower costs and fewer fiduciary responsibilities than individual employers now encounter when offering their own retirement plans.

• Higher age for RMDs – Under current law, you must start taking withdrawals – known as required minimum distributions, or RMDs – from your traditional IRA and 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored plan once you turn 70 ½. The new law pushes the date to start RMDs to 72, which means you can hold on to your retirement savings a bit longer.

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• No age limit for traditional IRA contributions – Previously, you could only contribute to your traditional IRA until you were 70 ½, but under the SECURE Act, you can now fund your traditional IRA for as long as you have taxable earned income. • Limitation of “Stretch IRA” provisions – Under the old rules, beneficiaries were able to stretch taxable RMDs from a retirement account over his or her lifetime. Under the SECURE Act while spouse beneficiaries can still take advantage of this “stretch” distribution, most non-spouse beneficiaries will have to take all the RMDs by the end of the tenth year after the account owner passes away. Consequently, non-spouse beneficiaries who inherit an IRA or other retirement plan could have tax implications due to the need to take larger distributions in a shorter timeframe.

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• No early withdrawal penalty for IRAs and 401(k)s when new child arrives. Typically, you must pay a 10% penalty when you withdraw funds from your IRA or 401(k) before you reach 59 ½. But now, with the

• Tax credit for automatic enrollment – The new law provides a tax credit of $500 for some smaller employers who set up automatic enrollment in their retirement plans. And a tax credit for establishing a retirement plan has been increased from $500 to $5,000. • Use of annuities in 401(k) plans – It will now be easier for employers to consider including annuities as an investment option within 401(k) plans. Previously, many businesses avoided offering annuities in these plans due to liability concerns related to the annuity provider, but the new rules should help reduce these concerns. The SECURE Act is the most significant change to our retirement savings system in over a decade. We encourage you to contact your financial advisor, tax professional and estate planning attorney to assess the potential impact on your investment strategies and determine any possible tax and estate planning implications of the SECURE Act.

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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 ■ Lending library and medical equipment

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 reserve the space.

Park County Senior Center

206 South Main Street, Livingston, MT • 333-2276 www.parkcountyseniorcenter.com • Open Monday - Friday 9-5

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

Menu 4 - chicken teriyaki/fried rice 5 - lasagna 6 - pork chops 11 - soup/salad 12 - meatloaf 13 - Valentine’s day fried chicken 18 - tacos 19 - beef pot pie 20 - sweet & sour pork 25 -pepper steak 26 - ribs & sauerkraut 27 - chicken/bacon/ranch casserole


Southwest Montana

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

Deb Downs, Livingston Program Coordinator (debdowns@rsvpmt.org) www.rsvpmt.org


BOZEMAN: ■ Bozeman Senior Center: Energetic and outgoing volunteer needed to work in the new coffee station. Volunteer would be responsible for selling coffee and snacks. Volunteers needed Monday-Friday 9am-2pm. Contact Debi at 587-5444 for more information and shifts. ■ Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation: Volunteer needed to write thank cards and picking up items for the auction. Call for more details and contact information. ■ Bozeman Veteran Eligible Treatment Court: Volunteer needed on Tuesday mornings from 8:45am10:30am to help visitors sign in, track incentives during court and help set up for occasional graduations. ■ Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation: Tech savy volunteers needed to help set up online bidding for the auction on March 28th. Call for more details and contact information. ■ Windhorse Equine Learning: Volunteer needed to help out with odd jobs on the horse property such as carpentry, fencing and driving a tractor. ■ Cody Dieruf Benefit Foundation: Volunteers needed to bake desserts to be auctioned off at the fundraiser on March 28th.

■ Livingston Depot Museum: is a great way to meet new people from all over by helping out in the gift shop or at the front desk this summer, starting in May. ■ Transportation: is urgently needed for Senior Citizens in Livingston for Doctor’s appointments in Bozeman. There IS NOT an age requirement, just a driver’s license and insurance. ■ American Red Cross: Blood Donor Ambassador needed. This would be someone who greets and assists blood donors at blood drives which occur every 6 weeks at The American Legion. ■ Livingston Emergency Disaster Committee: Has a need for on call Public Information Officers to help answer the phone calls from the general public at the Court House, when an emergency occurs, such as wildfires, flooding or train derailment. ■ 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.

BOZEMAN LIONS CLUB 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

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Bozeman Senior Center ANNOUNCEMENTS: • The Center will be closed:

Presidents Day: February 17th

• Salads plates for lunch. The Bozeman Senior Center is now offering Salad plates for lunch. You MUST call the day before and order your salad. You will be given choices for 2 proteins, toppings, cheeses and dressings. The price is $6.00 no matter what age you are. This is NOT a suggested donation.

• 807 Perk at The Bozeman Senior Center: You will have the opportunity to purchase Blue Bean Coffee, a local bean roasting company from Livingston. Scones, slices of banana, lemon… bread, peanuts, cashews, almonds and granola bars will be for sale. If you are interested in volunteering at this cart, please contact Kristi at 586-2421. • Second Hand Rose Thrift Store: 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday. Bring donations of clothes, household items, books, games, crafts, & more anytime between 8:30am-4:00pm, Monday-Friday. We do not accept electronics such as computers, TV’s, Phones, furniture, or heavy items. Thanks!

• Second Hand Rose is currently looking for volunteers for both sorting and cashiering. Please call 586-2421 if you are interested. We are also looking for storage totes. If anyone has extra totes laying around that aren’t being used, we’d love to have them. • Our library currently needs new or gently used book donations. No encyclopedias or Reader’s Digests please. Thanks!

• Afternoon at the Movies: Tuesday, February 18, 1:00 p.m. - Enjoy free popcorn and this great movie: Movie: Walk The Line. The rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) begins with his days as a boy growing up on the family farm, where he struggles under the scorn of his father (Robert Patrick). As the years pass, Cash ends up in Memphis, Tenn., with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music scene after finding his trademark sound. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but Cash’s volatile lifestyle threatens to keep them apart. Release date: November 18, 2005 (USA)

• AARP Tax Aide Volunteer Assistance: Mondays and 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,

• 807 North Tracy • (406) 586-2421 • www.bozemanseniorcenter.org Shannon Bondy, shannon@bozemanseniorcenter.org (Executive Director) Kristi Wetsch, kristi@bozemanseniorcenter.org (Director Program & Marketing)

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.

• Flag Drop off box: The center now has a drop off box American Flags. The box is located in front of the building so you can drop off your old flags any time. The Eagle Scouts will collect them and dispose of the properly.

• First Aide, CPR: If you are interested in this class, please call the center for dates and times. • Keep looking at our website for updates and new programs that might be added later. EVENTS/PROGRAMS/CLASSES Be sure to look at our website www. bozemanseniorcenter.org or pick up a calendar at the center for new events, programs and classes that we schedule throughout the month.

• Legal Services: Wednesday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 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 5862421 to make an appointment.

• “Loving Yourself in Your Senior Years”: February 13th, 10:30. Your self-confidence can decrease in your elder years. Life transitions, loss, and changing health can all negatively impact confidence and self-love. Let’s break down and build awareness of negative cognitions and accompanying emotions that erode self-worth and improve our love for ourselves. Will YOU be your Valentine? 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. You can learn more about her www.dandelioncounseling.org. • Travel Adventure Theater: February 19th, 1:00p.m. “Saving the bird” – this movie is an interesting story about how the people of Phillipsburg revitalized their community.

• AARP Driver Safety: Monday, February 24th, 12:30p.m. Please call 586-2421 and sign up.

• First Aide, CPR: If you are interested in this class, please call the center for dates and times.

• Free blood pressure checks every Wednesday, 11:30-1:00

• Legal Services by appointment: 2nd Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00 • Brain Injury Support Group: 3rd Friday 11:00

• Computer Assistance with Brenda, Paul, Jay and Ed. 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, 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, 10:30 Intro to Tai Chi, 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 SOCIAL ACTIVITIES • Wood Carvers: Mondays 9:30 (Shop open to 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

• Pharmacist consultations: 2nd and 4th Mondays from 10:00 – 12:00

• Watercolor Painting: Wednesdays, 9:30

• 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.

• Bingo: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 • 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

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• Canasta: Thursdays, 10:00 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. • 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! 5862421 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 Brochures and Itineraries are available for all of our trip, in the kiosk in the Bozeman Senior Center front lobby. Stop by and pick them up and get your names on the trip boards for any trips you would like to take. THE FOLLOWING TRIPS ARE FULL: SCANDINAVIA, NEW ORLEANS, AND JAPAN.


CLASSIC SPAIN: SEPT. 28 - OCT. 8, 2020

Two nights each in Madrid, Seville, one night in Granada, two nights in each: Valencia and Barcelona. Come see the slide presentation: Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.


Fly to Atlanta, Dinner at the Biltmore Estate and a candlelight tour of the Mansion.

Sightseeing in Gatlinburg, spend a day at Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Theme Park, and a guided tour of the Smoky Mountain National Park. SPOTLIGHT ON NEW YORK CITY; Dec. 2 - 6, 2020 Visit the “City that never sleeps”. Stay at the

PRIME February 2020 I 11 beautiful Sheraton New York hotel, right in Time Square. See a live show of the “ROCKETTES’, See the live Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center, see another Broadway play, visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Greenwich Village, Wall Street, and so much more. This would be a great trip for you to take your sister, your daughter, or even your granddaughter who is at least a teenager. Everyone will love bringing in the holidays on this great trip. Oh, yes, it is for all you men out there, too.

SLIDE SHOW OPEN TO EVERYONE; Jay will be showing slides of possible upcoming trips, probably for 2021: Wed., Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m. Ireland, Small Yacht cruise in Croatia, and Germany. DAY TRIPS FOR 2020; There are clip boards out for all of these trips, even if we don’t have the itineraries ready for all of them yet. Get signed up, trips fill up so fast.

Jackpot - April 20 - 22, 2020. Come have fun gambling Playmill Theater - July, A fun live performance of the great musical “FOOTLOOSE’

Beartooth Highway trip, July 27, 2020 Sharon Eversman does a fantastic job on this trip. It is a must for everyone. Tizer Gardens: beautiful gardens up near Boulder, Mt., then on in to Helena for lunch and more sightseeing.

Butte: take a ride up to the top of the mountain to see the Lady of the Rockies up close and the beautiful view of the city below.

Also a trolley ride around Butte, so educational and so well done. Charlie Russell Chew Choo: Sept. 12, 13, 2020

Ride the vintage train, enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner, go to the Chokecherry festival in Lewistown, the fair in Utica, and What the Hay. Stay one night at the Yogo Inn.

Gates of the Mountains - End of August, Boat ride and a delicious dinner also included MYSTERY TRIP; A FUN TRIP IT WILL BE. GET SIGNED UP.

Yellowstone Park Trip, in Sept., see all the scenery, lunch at the Lake Lodge, then a fun boat ride on Yellowstone Lake

I am still working on dates and details for many of the day trips, but they will be fun, so get signed up right away to hold your spaces.

We are not doing a Tippet Rise trip this year. Will do again next year instead.


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

3- Apricots, Chicken Fajitas, Mexi Corn, Tossed Salad, Cinnamon Chips, Ice Cream 4 – Tossed Spinach Salad, Beef Stroganoff over Noodles, Steamed Carrots, Bread, White Cake 5 – Sausage Potato Soup, ½ Turkey and Swiss on Rye, Chips, Peanut Butter Cookie

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6 – Roast Pork with Sauerkraut and Apples, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Vegetables, Dinner Roll, Caramel Apple Crisp

■ Meals on Wheels Delivery: Monday –

7 – Tossed Salad, Shrimp Alfredo on Fettuccine, Green Beans, Bread, Peaches

Center meals: Monday-Friday 12:00

10 – Applesauce Cinnamon, Pork Teriyaki over Rice Noodles, Stir Fry Carrots and Pea Pods, Fortune Cookie 11 – Cole Slaw, Meat Loaf, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Asparagus, Dinner Roll, Lemon Bar 12 – Mandarin Oranges, Make Your Own Taco Bar, Spanish Rice, Mexican Street Corn, Chips, Salsa, Guacamole, Chocolate Chip Cookie 13– Fresh Fruit, Tossed Salad, Clam Chowder, ½ Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Bread Pudding 14 – Valentine’s Day Lunch – Caesar Salad, Roast Beef with Gravy, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Strawberry Cheesecake 17 – CLOSED For President’s Day 18 – Green Salad, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Steamed Broccoli, Garlic Bread Sticks, Brownie 19 – Peaches, Vegetable and Beef Soup, Salad, Bread, Chocolate Cake 20 – Cucumbers, Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice, Stir Fry Vegetables, Pudding

Friday. Call to find out how to qualify for this program. EXERCISE: ■ Movement in Motion: 9am Mon, Weds,


■ Line Dancing: 12:45pm Mon ■ Yoga: 9am Tuesdays, 8am Fridays ■ Full Body Exercise Tuesdays at 10am SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: ■ Wednesday: 9:00 am: Needleaires

Sewing Circle

■ Thursday: 12:45 BINGO CARD GAMES: ■ Thursday: 8:30 am Pinochle ■ Friday: 12:30 pm Pinochle

21 – Fresh Fruit, Taco Salad Bar, Chips and Guacamole, Spanish Rice, Honey Cinnamon Chips

■ February 4th: ARRP Tax Preparation:

24 – Hard Boiled Egg, Chicken Salad on a Croissant, Fresh Fruit, Chips, Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

Dinner: 6:00 PM $15.00 per person. Call to purchase your tickets. Space is limited.

Call for an appointment

■ February 11th: Valentines Prime Rib

25 – Pears, Honey Garlic Pork, Irish Colcannon, Green Beans, Bread, Spice Cake

■ February 14th: Valentines Lunch

26 – Tossed Salad, Beef Stew, Biscuits, Pistachio Torte


■ February 15th: Game Day and Potluck

27 – Lemon Basil Chicken, Wild Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Cherry Torte

■ February 19th: February Birthday

28 –Fresh Fruit, Bacon Cheeseburger, Pasta Salad, Chips, Sugar Cookie

■ February 21st: Around the US: Louisan

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!

Lunch Lunch

■ February 22nd: Quilter’s Day – Call the

Center for more information – 388-4711

■ February 27th: 7:00-8:30 AM: Belgrade

Breakfast Club – order off our Breakfast Menu for a delicious way to start your day! Public welcome!


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, Vegetables, Dessert

3 - Salad, Clam Chowder, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Vegetables, Dessert 6 - Salad, Salisbury Steak, Potatoes, Vegetables, Dessert 7 - Salad, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Vegetables, Dessert

8 - Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Vegetables, Dessert 9 - Salad, Chicken & Dumplings, Vegetables, Dessert

10 - Salad Bar, French Dip Sandwiches, Dessert 13- Salad, Beef Stew, Biscuits, Dessert

14 - Salad, Enchiladas, Vegetables, Dessert 15 - BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Salad, Brats & Tots, Vegetables, Dessert

16 - Salad, Mac & Cheese, Vegetables, Dessert

17 - AROUND THE USA: HAWAIIAN LUAU Huli Huli Chicken, Hawaiian Baked Beans, Roasted Green Beans, Watermelon Spinach Salad, Pineapple Upside Down Cake

20 - Salad, Paella (Spanish Rice), 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, Chips, Vegetables, Dessert

31 - Salad, Tator Tot Casserole , Vegetables, Dessert BE SURE TO CALL BEFORE 10:30 AM TO SIGN UP FOR LUNCH

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