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2 / November 2020 PRIME

Feed the Need By Hannah Stiff

A Note from the Editor: Do you know a senior who should be featured in a future edition of prime? Email you suggestions to Hannah Stiff at hstiff@dailychronicle.com.

Feed the Need


Old Guys Halloween


Left in the Dark Again


How Did Your Garden Grow In 2020?


Vote for a Solid Investment Strategy


Speaking Your Truth


Meal Service in Senior Centers


Area seniors help Gallatin Valley Food Bank put meals on tables


eniors in Gallatin Valley and far beyond stitch together the fabric of our communities with their dedication to volunteerism. From mentoring students in school, to delivering Meals on Wheels, to shelving books in libraries, and helping provide food and shelter to neighbors in need, it’s senior volunteers who put in the work without bragging about it.

At the Gallatin Valley Food Bank, a dedicated group of senior volunteers help distribute nearly 2 million pounds of food to people facing hunger in Southwest Montana each year. GVFB Volunteer Coordinator Dara Fedrow says seniors are integral to operations. “Senior volunteers make up

a huge part of our volunteer team,” she says. “They bring so much compassion to the food bank; it is a joy working with them. Some of our senior volunteers have lived such incredible and meaningful lives. This makes it so interesting and inspiring to get to know them and learn from them.”

PRIME November 2020 / 3 One of those interesting and impactful seniors is Edie Hill. Hill has been volunteering at the food bank for two-and-a-half years. Hill says she’s not much of a joiner, so when she was looking for new ways to spend her time, she ruled out clubs and teams and instead opted for volunteering. As a social worker for many years in her career days, volunteering was a natural fit for Hill. “When I retired, and I’m a widow, I wanted to do something,” Hill explains. “I’m not very athletic; I take walks, but that’s it. And I’m not a joiner.” So, Hill went to the food bank to ask if they needed her help. They did, and Hill was quickly given a weekly shift. Each Friday morning for the past handful of years, Hill has shown up to the food bank to sift through food and ready the pantry for clients. That routine ground to a halt during the pandemic. From April until July, Hill says food bank staffers asked her to stay home. “They kind of said to us, ‘We love you being a volunteer, but we want you to stay home and stay safe,’” Hill says. In August, Hill returned to volunteering at Gallatin Valley Food Bank. Now, she wears a mask and gloves to sort cans and inspect meat and produce. “I feel very safe and secure volunteering there,” Hill says. “I like volunteering (at GVFB). Everyone is very nice and supportive and friendly. And, it’s good for your health. I don’t lift

a lot, but I do put things away. Mentally and physically, it’s good for you.”

regular volunteers helps food pantry clients as they check out with their groceries.

Before retiring, Hill worked as a program manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters for 16 years and at Head Start for another six years. She also worked for the family services division for the State of Montana on the Rocky Boy Reservation. At 74 years old, Hill’s spirit of serving her community endures as she pitches in at the food bank each week.

“After the pandemic we plan to reunite on Thursday afternoons at the Food Bank and box,” Eggert says. “During the pandemic I have been on the Thursday afternoon volunteer crew which loads food onto carts for the patrons to load into their cars.”

“There are a lot of people that need help from the food bank,” Hill says. “People don’t realize that. The middle and have nots are really starting to suffer. The food bank does step up and help all different ages and ranges of people.” For Norm Eggert, volunteering at GVFB offers a chance to visit with clients at the food bank and other volunteers. The camaraderie is something Eggert has looked forward to each week for the past six years. “My wife and I had always volunteered our time,” Eggert explains. “When she died, I needed to find opportunities different than what we did together.” Eggert was referred by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program to work at the Fork and Spoon pay-what-you-can restaurant. Another volunteer at Fork and Spoon referred Eggert to the food bank. At the food bank, before the pandemic, Eggert worked as part of the Thursday afternoon “Boxing Crew.” That crew of

Though these pandemic days look a bit different, Eggert has many cherished memories from his years spent helping feed the community. “Special moments include watching the young children, with their small shopping carts, do their ‘shopping,’” Eggert recalls. “During the pandemic, volunteering is one of the very few times I can be with others in person.” In addition to serving and socializing, Eggert hopes he can raise awareness about hunger in the Gallatin Valley. “With my prior work with the Red Cross and the Fork and Spoon and now at the food bank, I have observed much of the extent of hunger in the valley as well as the need for shelter,” he says. “With the Fork and Spoon and the food bank,

I have realized the magnitude of longer term needs. HRDC is engaged in addressing those needs.” Eggert also notes that the Gallatin Valley Food Bank relies on many volunteers to keep its operation humming. “The staff does an outstanding job of making the volunteers comfortable working there,” he says. “The volunteers are a diverse and interesting group to work with.” Lucky for the food bank and the entire community, many of those volunteers are senior volunteers. To learn more about volunteer opportunities and current needs facing the community visit gallatinvalleyfoodbank.org.

4 / November 2020 PRIME

Old Guys Halloween By Jim Drummond

One of the old guys was acting worried at the waterhole this week. Somebody asked him if he was having a bad day. “No, it’s just that my wife wants me to dress up and go to a Halloween party. She likes to wear costumes, but I don’t. This year she wants to dress up like Cleopatra and wear shiny bangles, and shimmering satin, and carry a scepter. She wants me to be her eye candy and dress like a Roman centurion with a sword, shield, sandals, and a warrior’s kilt. I was fine with most of it, but I don’t want to wear a kilt. I tried on the one that she found for me. It only wraps part way around my middle and my back end shows. I won’t look like a centurion if everyone can see my Fruit of the Looms when they are standing behind me.” “My wife likes costume parties too,” somebody else commented. “She keeps a closet full of costumes for just about every occasion. She can be Little Bo Peep, or a princess, or a wicked witch in a heartbeat. Then she wants me to go with her, but I don’t have any good costumes. Sometimes I put on an old suit, and carry a violin case, and appear as a gangster, but others

at the party scoff at my costume. I have tried hillbilly garb with bib overalls and charcoal rub on my cheeks, but I never seem to fit in. Once I dressed in worn Levi’s and a leather vest to look like a biker, then some young fellow dressed as a vampire told me that I was lazy. This year there’s a Halloween party that my wife wants us to attend. I asked what I should wear. She told me that the theme is Star Wars and she is dressing up as princess Leia. She wants me to figure out my own costume. I’m planning to drape an old brown bed sheet over my head and go as Chewbacca, but I don’t expect to win any prizes.” An old fellow at the end of the table interjected, “When we did our house remodel we had to build a special costume room. My wife has a costume for any event. She has theme costumes for charitable events, and shamrock costumes for St. Patrick’s day. There are reds and greens for Christmas, and a bunny suit for Easter. She has a trunk of cowgirl clothes, and witches wigs and pumpkin suits for the fall. There are jeweled shoes that can be inflated with air, and little wands that expel pixie dust. A Mary Poppins umbrella is in a box, and

even a glow in the dark monster suit for a predator party.” Somebody asked him, “Do you have to accompany your wife to all those costume parties?” “Most of the time,” he answered. Somebody else asked, “What do you wear?” The first responded, “I have a really good pirate costume. It includes a three crowned black pirate hat, a white shirt with fluffy sleeves, and tight brown britches. I wear a hook and an eye patch and a fake gold tooth. Then I say, ‘aaayyy mateee’ a lot. That costume works pretty well at most events, but it’s caused a few problems at fifties parties and western roundups.” One of the other old fellows chimed in, “My wife was also pushing me hard about Halloween this year. She thought we should create a costume allowing us both to be dressed the same. I asked her what she was considering. She said she would like to see us decked out as two peas in a pod. I countered that we dress up as bosom buddies. Thankfully she hasn’t mentioned it again.” Someone finally looked at the first old guy,”What are you going

to do about the kilt?” The fellow took a while responding “I think I’m going to avoid the kilt on Halloween,” he said. “Historical records show that Cleopatra had a court jester. The jester dressed like a clown and played a flute. I have an old clown costume in the back of the closet. If I skip the big red nose, and don’t wear the curly wig, then I might just pass for Cleopatra’s jester. I could borrow my daughter’s flute and play a few bars of King Tut.” Somebody finally asked, “Then what’s your wife going to do for eye candy?” The first old fellow responded, “If a couple of you would attend the event dressed as Chewbacca, then a jester is going to start looking like eye candy well before the end of the party.”

Jim Drummond is a retired banker and Bozeman native.

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Left in the Dark Again By Lois Stephens


hen life flows along as we expect, we take electricity for granted. The refrigerator hums along on its own, a flick of the finger lights up a room, water splashes out of the tap on demand, and we enjoy hot showers whenever we require them. Coffeepots perk up their amazing brew each morning and our satisfaction knows no bounds.

minutes, while others last for hours, and occasionally these outages stretch into an all-day marathon before the electrical workers complete their repairs that allow our microwave clock to tick back on, the refrigerator to emit its soothing purr, and life on the mountain to return to normal.

For the most part, we are prepared for power failures. We can cook on the wood However, when the power stove during the winter and on flickers out, we are jolted out the barbecue in the summer. of our complacency in half a We have solar lights for nanosecond, especially if one illumination, along with candles gets caught in the shower, or and oil lamps, and we can heaven forbid, the power goes access cold water any time we off about the same time my have the need. The two biggest husband expects to pour himself inconveniences for us during an the first cup of coffee for the outage would be refrigeration morning. The lack of coffee in the summer, and of course brings the biggest heartbreak the horrifying thought of no for my husband, because morning coffee for husbands without his java to chase away in dire need of a morning the morning grumpies, he pick-me-up. turns into a curmudgeon and This August we just happened starts the morning exceedingly to have two lengthy power disgruntled and out of sorts. outages about a week apart, Where we live, we seem to experience power outages four or five times a year. Some of these little glitches last a few

with both losses of electricity commencing in the early morning hours. The first time it happened, I heard the WiFi box

beep, telling me it had just lost power, and I heard the fridge abruptly click off. I glanced at our electric alarm clock, which of course showed me a black screen, so I flipped open my phone and saw it was about time to get up and NOT make coffee this morning. I nudged hubby, told him it was time for him to get up, as he was working for the Heritage Commission over the summer season. I also then announced that the power had just gone off. The first words out of his mouth were, “What, no coffee?” That set the tone for the morning. I then phoned the power company to let them know we did not have power. The chipper-voiced lady on the other end of the phone, after I gave her my name and location, proceeded to tell me that she could not find me, she had no idea where we lived, and was I sure we bought our electricity through her company. Funny, I didn’t know I was lost, I knew precisely where I was, I pay them every month for the privilege of occasionally sitting in the dark with no power, and

I could not believe that she could not find my location. I assured her that of course we bought our power through her company, and I finally trudged up to my office to find my account number from the last bill, and Voila, she found me in an instant. Amazing. My husband left for work in a less than cheerful mood. None of the eateries in Virginia City opened before 11 that day, so there was zero chance of my husband finding any coffee to satisfy that caffeine craving. The outage lasted nearly all day. Naturally we had 99-degree-inthe-shade weather that day, so I refrained from opening the refrigerator in order to preserve all its coolness for as long as possible. Other than that, I really didn’t notice the absence of electricity. One week later, we lost power again. Again, I had just looked at the clock, knew it was time to get up and get the coffee started, when the clock went black and the WiFI box chirped. I thought, “Oh no, here we go again.” I reluctantly woke my husband, told him it was time

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to get up, and that the power had just gone off. Talk about reliving history, only this time his language was somewhat stronger than it had been the previous week. I heard nothing but whining about the lack of coffee until he stomped off to work. About that time, our neighbor phoned. He had just had a generator system wired into his house the previous day, and he wanted to know if we had power. I told him no, that I had already advised the power company, and that my husband had left for work in a disagreeable mood. A few minutes later my

neighbor phoned back. He gleefully told me his generator system worked well and that he was presently enjoying a steaming cup of delectable hot coffee. That particular electrical outage only lasted a few hours. A lineman for the power company drove up to our place to check on the lines, and I mentioned to him that we still didn’t have power. He knew that, but all lines need to be checked before the electricity gets powered on, and he told me it would likely be another hour or so before I had power again. I thanked him for the information, then remarked to him that I would be happy to


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offer him a cup of coffee, but unfortunately, I didn’t have any electricity. I plan to buy a percolator that works on the wood stove so when this happens over the winter, I can at least perk some coffee for an old man who can’t get his day going properly without that jolt of java. 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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How Did Your Garden Grow In 2020? By Jan Cashman


eather-The weather in large part determines how our gardens and plants grow each year. One of the biggest weather phenomenons the past gardening season was the temperature of 10 degrees on October 11, 2019 that tied the record low. The fall had been fairly mild before this cold spell. Then we had a killer record low of -14 on October 30th of last year, the coldest temperature ever recorded here in the month of October. We blame this sudden cold last fall for the damage or death of so many green ash trees in the valley, especially juvenile Patmore green ash. A snowy February helped snowpack in the mountains. We had a record high on March 6 of 60 degrees. Then another record low on April 13 of 9 degrees which set trees back even more. Late April turned warm; May was dry, June was wet. Despite all this, our gardens grew well, but precipitation was below average after June. The rest of this fall has been mild until our recent cold and snow on October 17, and 18.

Vegetable Gardens… 1)Root crops like beets, carrots, potatoes and garlic do well here in the Gallatin Valley. We planted red French fingerling potatoes that are wonderful! And our Napoli carrots were prolific and delicious! 2) One garden club member grew delicious celery which is supposed to be a marginal crop here. 3) Again Trinity was our earliest and best variety of sweet corn. 4) Many local gardeners had good tomato crops, helped by a late killing frost in the fall. We covered our plants to fend off a light frost on Labor Day weekend. Good, productive tomato varieties recommended by the garden club members are Early Goliath, Sunsugar cherry tomato, and 4th of July. ‘Determinate’ tomato plants that grow, stop growing, and then produce flowers and set fruit all at once seem to be preferred by local gardeners. Oregon Spring is a good determinate variety.

Fruit crops… 1) Our raspberry plants froze back, as did many gardeners’, and bore little or no fruit this summer. Raspberries bear fruit on last year’s growth; the new growth this year looks good for next year’s crop. 2) Customers reported the new Romeo and Juliet sour cherries, extremely dwarf plants are hardy and bear prolifically. 3) Plums, especially Mount Royal, and pie cherries all produced heavy crops. 4)Many varieties of apples produce heavily every other year. My husband Jerry says, in our orchard the odd numbered years are the heavy bearing years for our apple trees. In the even numbered years some varieties bear lightly or not at all. Apple varieties such as State Fair, Chestnut Crab, and Goodland bear well every year.

Pests… As usual, we all have our share of pests in our gardens. 1) The bad infestation of voles seems to be over, at least this year. We do have rabbits in our garden eating our bean plants and beans. 2) It has been a bad year for grasshoppers in areas west of Belgrade and Eastern Montana. Grasshoppers decimate plants and trees in these areas. 3) Flea beetles attacked our potato and tomato plants and allysum flowers. I sprayed our tomato plants with an organic insecticide spray containing pyrethrins when the flea beetles first appeared; that seemed to take care of them. 4) In pie cherries, small white worms in the fruit are a problem. Spray with malathion or an organic insecticide at intervals throughout the summer to prevent the worms. Pests or not, it was another great year to garden. More and more people are finding out the joys of gardening.

Jan Cashman has

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

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Vote for a Solid Investment Strategy By Nathan M. Kirby


lection Day is little more than a week away. As a citizen, you may feel the results will affect many aspects of life in this country. But as an investor, your situation probably won’t change after the votes are counted. No matter who wins, the financial markets may well show some politically driven volatility, but that often happens around elections, and it typically doesn’t last long. But what about the longer term? How might changes in policy and new legislation affect your investment outlook? To begin, keep in mind that many campaign promises remain just that – promises. And even when some of them are enacted, any ultimate legislation may be quite different from what was proposed on the campaign trail. Still, sometime in the future, we could see election-related

changes that could affect your investment strategy. For example, over the years, we’ve seen many adjustments in the tax rates of capital gains and stock dividends, and it’s likely these rates will change again one day. When that happens, you may need to look at the equities portion of your portfolio to see if you want to make some adjustments. Many other changes, though, are hard to predict. It’s possible that future legislation could affect specific industries, either positively or negatively. Such moves could also influence the way you look at certain investments, but if you have a diversified portfolio that contains a broad mix of stocks, bonds and other securities, any actions affecting one particular industry probably won’t cause you to significantly adjust holdings invested in other sectors. In any case, while it may

be a good idea to keep an eye open for things like tax rate changes or how new policies may affect different market segments, your main emphasis, in terms of your investment decisions, should remain on your goals and what you need to do to achieve them. At least once each year, review your portfolio carefully to make sure your investments are aligned with your goals, whether they are short-term (a new car, a long vacation and so on) or long-term (such as college for your children or a comfortable retirement). Periodically, depending on what’s happening in your life and the progress of your investment portfolio, you may need to evaluate your goals to ensure they’re prioritized appropriately to help keep you on track toward achieving what’s most important to you. Over time, your goals may change, too. Perhaps you’ve

decided that instead of retiring early and traveling around the world, you now want to turn your hobby into a business. Changing this goal may require a different investment strategy. Or you might change your mind about where you want to live – instead of staying in your home, as originally planned, you might downsize and move to a different area. Your goals may change in many ways, all of which may warrant updating your investment strategies. Here’s the key point: You’re the one electing to make these changes. No matter what happens in this or any other election, be sure to “vote” for the strategies that have the potential for a winning outcome. Nathan M. Kirby Edward Jones

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The VISSHUDA CHAKRA is the energy center for our selfexpression, communication, self-determination, and outward behavior. As you probably know already, our morals are usually not self-generated, but are instead fed to us by society, culture, the media, religion and our family and friends. Working with the fifth chakra helps us develop our own ethics, which might appear in sharp contrast to the norms around us. The fifth is the bridge between the head and the heart. It is also how we “hear” or “listen to” our divine spark. It is where we often receive the inspiration to create a new project or express ourselves artistically. Choices, consequences, and how we utilize our personal will (similar to the third chakra) stem from this chakra. Spiritually, this chakra is about surrendering personal will to divine will. SPEAKING UP When our fifth chakra is healthy and booming we have no problem speaking up for ourselves, even if it upsets the status quo or our loved ones.

At the same time, we speak our truth responsibly, with kindness, in ways that do not harm others. We become our own authority and do not look to other sources all the time (media, church, parent, etc.) for all the answers. We keep our word. We really listen to ourselves, others and the divine with focus and intent. SHUTTING UP Do you have a hard time making a decision - from your job to your love life all the way down to what to order from a sushi menu? Do you find yourself saying, “It’s not my fault!” or “I can’t help it!” all the time? Then your fifth chakra could probably use some attention. Meekness, timidity, shyness, and paralyzing stage fright are all surefire signs of an imbalanced fifth. You might stammer, have difficulty putting your feelings into words, say a ton of “like” and “you know.” Or you might speak with that lilt so common to uncertain women, and some men. It’s that upward inflection that makes everything sound like a slight question,

even if it’s a statement. You know what I mean? Conversely, an overripe, bloated throat chakra means we might constantly blast people with our truth (or what we consider to be the truth) and we don’t care who it hurts. We might be gossips or interrupt people all the time. We can lie, frequently and all too easily. Spiritually speaking, we might never question religious or spiritual dogma, ritual or tradition. Our divine spark only wants us to be our true self, not some cookie cutter spiritual imprint of someone else’s highest truth. As Gerd Ziegler shares, “Although it takes practice and discernment, aligning our will with the divine’s will is the most emancipating and rewarding action we could ever perform.” SPEAK TO YOUR FIFTH CHAKRA Sing or chant in the shower, in the car or as you take your walk. Dare to take a singing lesson. In other words, let your voice be heard. Practice not telling a lie, even a white one, for one entire day, especially to yourself. Record yourself talking on the phone and listen to how you speak. Join Toastmasters and practice public speaking. Most of all, pay close attention to how you communicate. There’s also the fine art of knowing when to be silent and listen deeply. Often times the information we are offering does not truly serve another person. Sometimes we nag or speak too loudly or yell at people who don’t deserve our

fifth force. Not exactly fun qualities to admit to, but ones we all need to be willing to call ourselves on if we want to be effective communicators. Are you uncomfortable in silence or in the absence of conversation? If you tend to talk more than you listen, practice not speaking so much the next time you’re with friends. Become “the quiet one” and notice what you may have been missing in the past. Or, if you’re normally quiet and shy, try making casual conversation with a stranger or share a story at the next party. Shape your voice and your words with care and attention. Know that you have every right to hear, express and live your truth, out loud and on purpose. Know that you, yes you, have a very special, much-anticipated duet to sing with divinity. Know that every time you align with your divine spark and share your truth, you are creating universal love songs, cosmic calling cards, and a revolution that inspires and supports every person who is currently struggling to share their true self. 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.

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Meal Service in Senior Centers: The Gallatin County Nutrition program includes four sites: Bozeman, Manhattan, Three Forks and West Yellowstone. The meals-on-wheels and congregate meal programs at all sites provide excellent opportunities for seniors in our county to remain social while enjoying a nutritious meal. Both components are equally as important in keeping our seniors healthy and active while preventing loneliness and isolation. All of our sites have outstanding and dedicated kitchen staff who go above and beyond to prepare nutritious meals for seniors in our communities. The goal of the Gallatin County Nutrition Program is to keep older citizens independent and in their homes as long as safely possible.

Eligibility: The nutrition program is available to all seniors over 60 who are in need, but we especially target older clients (over the age of 80), the low income, the frail, and the lonely depressed individual trying to remain independent in their own home or apartment. Seniors may come to the senior center and enjoy a nutritious meal in a comfortable social setting

with other seniors. Those who are homebound may enjoy meals-on-wheels delivered by wonderful volunteers each day. It is also our goal to keep all our programs and services as affordable as possible. Our suggested donation is $4.00/ meal for those 60 and older. No one is turned away for inability to pay. If you are 60 or older, you may pay whatever you can afford. Individuals under 60 are also welcome and encouraged to eat at our sites, however the cost is $6.00/meal and is not a suggested donation. Bozeman – Meals are served and delivered 5 days per week at 12:00 noon. Frozen meals can be picked up at any time for individuals who cannot come for the meals that day. We also offer frozen soups and casseroles in 16 ounce containers for $2.00. Call 5862421 for more information regarding meals-on-wheels or frozen soups and casseroles. The Bozeman Senior Center has lots of jigsaw puzzles. If you would like some puzzles, call us at 586-2421 and tell us what piece count you would like. 3 puzzles will be bagged and delivered to your house if you live in the city limits. If you live out of the city limits, we can make arrangements for you to pick up the puzzles. Call us at 586-2421.

Manhattan - Manhattan seves and delivers meals 3 days a week (Tuesday-Thursday) at 12:00 noon. Call 284-6501 for more information. Three Forks - Three Forks serves and delivers a noon meal 3 days a week (TuesdayThursday). Call 285-3235 for more information. West Yellowstone - West Yellowstone serves and delivers a 12:00 noon meal on Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 646-7715 for more information. Second Hand Rose and the Book Store are open at the Bozeman Senior Center. Please look at our website, www. bozemanseniorcenter.org or Facebook for dates and times. These dates and times are subject to change. Also at the Bozeman Senior Center, you can purchase frozen soups and casseroles. These are in 16 ounce containers and the cost is $2.00. Call 586-2421 to find out what is available and put in your order: it can be Chicken Noodle Soup to Pork Teriyaki over Noodles. When you come pick them up, call us from the parking lot and we will

bring them out to your car and you can pay at that time. Please pay with cash (exact amount) or check. The Bozeman Senior Center is holding Zoom Exercise Classes. We are offering: *Balance & Yoga taught by Melanie Simmerman Mon/ Wed 1:00pm - 1:30pm Balance; 1:35pm-2:30pm Yoga Email: jennylind50@yahoo.com *Strong People (aka Strong Women) taught by Susie Becker Mon/Wed/Fri @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am Email: susieb@localnet.com *Tai Chi taught by Pat Holm Tuesday @ 11:00 am Email: holmrp@yahoo.com *Aerobics taught by Rina Donaldson Mon/Wed/ Frid 9:30 – 10:20 am Email: rinadonaldson@hotmail.com We will be adding classes as the year goes on. You must be a member of the Bozeman Senior Center and the cost is $20.00 a year. Then there is a $10.00 a month exercise fee. Please call the Bozeman Senior Center at 586-2421 to get a membership form.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, our senior center sites will not be open to the public until Phase III of the Governor’s Reopen Montana Plan. However, we are still delivering meal-on-wheels daily and providing grab and go meals at each site. Please call any of our sites for more information on operations or to get assistance on how we can help you.

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Bozeman Menu

Manhattan Senior Center Menu

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3 - Green Salad, Spaghetti with meat Sauce, Corn, Garlic Bread, Fruit

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There are no meals served at the center so these meals will be delivered to anyone 60 or over who live in the city limits or you can pick up your meal. You need to call before 4:00 the preceding day. You can pick up the meal at 10:45 a.m. We will send you an invoice at the end of the month. Call us at 586-2421 to get on the schedule to start eating “Fay’s Fabulous Food.” The cost of the meal is a suggested donation of $4.00 for people 60 and over. This menu is subject to change due to the availability of food.

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4 - Fruit, Taco Salad, Chips and Salsa, Black Beans, Cake 5 - Coleslaw, BBQ Chicken Drums, Baked Beans, Vegetables, Cookie 10 - Caesar Salad, Lasagna, French Bread, Vegetables, Cookie 11 - Cottage Cheese, Clam Chowder, ½ Reuben Sandwich, Crackers, Vegetables, Fruit 12 - Green Salad, Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair, Garlic Bread, Broccoli, Pudding 17 - Green Salad, French Bread Pizza, Oranges, Vegetables, Dessert 18 - 3 Bean Salad, Tomato Soup, ½ Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Vegetables, Fresh Fruit 19 - Cranberry Salad, Roast Turkey, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Vegetables, Pie 24 - Cucumber Salad, Ham and Scalloped Potatoes, Dinner Roll, Vegetables, Brownie

2 - Marinated Vegetables Salad, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Stir Fry Vegetables,

25 - Pickled Beets, Cheeseburger, Pickles, Vegetables, Fruit

26 - Closed, Happy Thanksgiving

Steamed Rice, Fresh fruit

3 - Spinach Salad, Lasagna, Steamed Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Apple Crisp 4 - Frog Eye Salad, Roast Pork and Vegetables over Mashed Potatoes,

Steamed Vegetables, Dinner Roll, Jello

5 - Fresh Fruit, Baked Cod, Rice Pilaf, Steamed Carrots, Jelly Doughnut 6 - Mixed Fruit, Taco Salad, Chips and Salsa, Spanish Rice, Cinnamon Chips 9 - Tossed Salad, Baked Sausage Casserole, Steamed Vegetables, Biscuit, Fresh Fruit 10 - Fresh Fruit, Clam Chowder, ½ Grilled Turkey & Swiss, Potato Salad,

Yogurt Parfait

11 - Veteran’s Day – Spinach Salad, Roast Beef with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,

Green Beans, Turtle Brownie

Three Rivers Senior Menu

19 East Cedar St., Three Forks • 285-3235 • Director: Jean Farnam • 570-0800 3 - Goulash, Corn, Green Salad, Garlic Bread, Chocolate Cake 4 - Beef Roast, Potato, Carrots, Italian Salad, Ice Cream 5 - Meat Loaf, Seasoned Rice, Pea Salad, Broccoli, Cherry Cobbler 10 - Sweet and Sour Chicken, Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Fruit, Apple Crunch 11 - Ham and Bean Soup, Corn Bread, Green Salad, Ice Cream 12 - Hot Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, 3 Bean Salad, Brownie

12 - French Dip Sandwich, Au Jus Sauce, Wedge Fries, Fresh Fruit, Jello

17 - Taco’s, Tater Tots, Jello with Fruit, Lemon Bar

13 - Fresh Fruit, chicken Fried Steak with Country Gravy, Buttered Corn,

18 - Polish Sausage, Sauerkraut, Baked Potato, Cauliflower, Ice Cream

19 - Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Applesauce, Carrots, White Cake

Fried Potato O’Brien, Cookie

16 - Mixed Fruit, Beef and Broccoli, Fried Rice, Egg Roll,

24 - Chili Dog, Cheesy Fries, Corn, Blueberry Cake

25 - Turkey, Dressing, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Salad, Cranberry Sauce,

Cottage Cheese with Pineapple

17 - Tossed Salad, Roast Pork, Asparagus, Creamy Spinach Orzo, Chocolate Cake

18 - Fruit, Baked Potato Soup, ½ Grilled Ham and Cheese, Chips,

26 - Closed, Happy Thanksgiving

West Yellowstone Senior Center

Marinated Vegetables, Jello

19 - Thanksgiving Dinner – Tossed Salad, Turkey with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,

Sausage Stuffing, Glazed Carrots, Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

20 - Fresh Fruit, BLT Sub, Chips, Pasta Salad, Cookie

4 - Pot Roast, Pot Roast Vegetables, Biscuit, Cake

23 - Fruit Salad, Chicken with Sage and Orange, Rice Pilaf, Steamed Carrots,

6 - Hamburger, Hot Dog, Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans, Brownie

11 - Pulled Pork Sandwich, Tater Tots, Baked Beans, Roll, Cake

Vanilla Pudding

24 - Spinach Salad, Beef Stew, Biscuit, Steamed Vegetables, Pound Cake

13 - Fish Fry, Cole Slaw, Tater Tots, Biscuit, Brownie

25 - Fresh Fruit, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Pasta Salad, Chips, Yogurt Parfait

18 - Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Dressing, Biscuit, Cake

26 - Closed, Happy Thanksgiving

20 - Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Biscuit, Brownie

27 - Closed, Happy Thanksgiving

25 - Chicken Ala King, Egg Noodles, Italian Vegetables, Biscuit, Cake

30 - Peaches, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Cookie

27 - Closed, Happy Thanksgiving

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