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Take One!

The Official monthly publication of the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens’ Center

Active Seniors



Contact Information General Information Judy Crist: 541.883.7171 Donations - Shawn McGahan: 541.883.7171 ext. 136


ll content for this publication has been provided by the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens’ Center. For questions, suggestions and general information regarding this publication, please contact the Klamath Basin Senior Center at 541.883.7171. Thank you.


Meals on Wheels Assistance and Bingo Information Linda Breeden: 541.883.7171 ext. 129





Letter from Marc Kane, Executive Director


What’s a Dog Lover to Do? Get a Cat!


Nine Tips to Help Someone Grieving During the Holidays

Bulletin: Klamath Hospice Calendar events for December

Poet’s Corner:

Medicare Counseling -

Expressions of Heart and Mind


Volunteer Opportunities Cheryl Gibbs: 541.883.7171 ext. 128 Executive Director Marc Kane: 541.883.7171 ext. 117

Where are we located?

Comic Corner: The Fillers

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Entertainment: BINGO

Calendar of Events Donor List Bulletin:


AIR National Guard To Deliver 144 Christmas Baskets


Entertainment: New Years BINGO


Moose Lodge Teams Up With Senior Center



News from the Crafty LaDees Gift Shop

Why you should shop a thrift store during the holidays

The Klamath Senior Center is located at 2045 Arthur street




Low Income Senior Snow Removal Project Needs Volunteers



Produced in conjunction with the Herald and News

DECEMBER • 2013 | Active Seniors • 3

Welcome I am proud to have introduced a new initiative this year with the Low Income Senior Snow Removal Project. It’s about a lot more than snow. It aims to match up neighbors with seniors in need throughout the community. It is also designed as a means to raise funds for our Senior Meals Programs. See details in an article on page 11. The program has, Marc Kane, Center Director however, run into some unexpected challenges in recruiting volunteers that we hope to overcome before year’s end. Please read about it, and if you have a desire to support an elderly neighbor let us know. We will gladly take you on as a volunteer. Your task may be as close as the house next door. We have hopes that over time this program will become a year around neighborhood senior watch and support program. The year’s end is now fast approaching and I must say to be gladly put behind. It was a tough year in which the Center saw decreases in much of its sustaining income, primarily from government sources. So we begin to look forward with a plea for new support. We especially need to receive commitments from those willing to make ongoing gifts. The year is nearly over and the opportunity to gain a tax deduction for 2013 will end soon. Our hope is that you will direct that last gift of the year to your elderly neighbors who receive support from the Senior Center. Note the donation coupon on this page. We are especially looking for match support this month to a recent challenge grant made by the KMSB Foundation. They will grant an additional dollar (up to $17,000) for every dollar raised this month to repair and upgrade our kitchens and bathrooms. The kitchen serves up over 70,000 meals each year to seniors so our kitchen needs to be kept up and in compliance with health standards. During the year a number of new activities were introduced. They included educational classes, exercise and health opportunities, dance classes and computer skills training to name the most prominent. These services are also the result of donation support. There are so many folks to thank as the year ends. I would like to especially recognize two organizations, the United Way and the

Herald and News. United Way brings us much support each year for our meals and transportation programs from many employees and employers whose names we sometimes never know. Thanks to all who give support through their United Way gift. The Herald and News manages this publication for the Senior Center at no cost. It is a huge boost of support to the Center to have been given the ability to communicate in this way. We hope you find the publication informative and useful. Perhaps you will end and begin a year with us at our New Year’s Eve BINGO extravaganza, our biggest fundraiser of the year. It’s a great evening of fun and good cheer. Join Us! We Celebrate Life!

Marc Kane, Executive Director To make a fully tax-deductable contribution to the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens’ center

Call (541) 883-7171 or mail this form to : 2045 Arthur Street, P.O. Box JE, Klamath Falls, OR 97602 Name:  Email:  Street Address:  City: State:


Amount of Contribution:  Does your employer have a matching gifts plan?  Yes

 No

 My check is enclosed payable to KBSCC. Or charge my contribution to my:

 Visa  Mastercard  AMEX  Discover Card #

Exp. Date

Recurring monthly contribution:  Yes

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Klamath Basin Senior Citizens’ Center BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY FOR SENIORS KBSCC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation

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Feature Dog lovers never stop wanting a dog, but as we grow older, it may be more challenging to adopt a new dog and care for it responsibly. Dogs need to be exercised, let in and out, and trained. Still, that feeling never goes away. We need the unconditional love, affection and companionship a pet provides. If you long for a dog but aren’t up to caring for one, it may be time to consider a different way of meeting these needs.

What’s a Dog Lover to Do? Get a Cat! just be together. Yet you won’t

KAS is locally funded and

have the upkeep of a dog. As

appreciates any help you can

most cats prefer to be quite

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homeless pets. Donations may be sent to: KAS, POB 482,

kittens and cats at the Klamath Animal Shelter (KAS). The staff members are familiar with them, and can recommend the right cat for you. Also, the new Silver Star for Seniors Program will also give you a considerable discount on some of the cats waiting for homes



Godzilla Cats offer many seniors all the benefits of a dog yet few of the troubles. A cat will warm your heart and your lap; it will keep you company both day and night. Like a dog, most cats will sit by you for hours, happy to

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Sparkie You can visit Klamath Animal Shelter Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The building has excellent handicap access. The new shelter is located at 4240 Washburn Way, just before the road rises for the railroad tracks. If you have questions for KAS staff, you can all 541-884-7387.

Simon is the purrfect choice for a senior. He is very kind and loving, just wants to share his life with you. Simon is a male, altered, eight years old and only $15.

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DECEMBER • 2013 | Active Seniors • 5

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Nine Tips to Help Someone Grieving During the Holidays

Article submitted by Klamath Hospice For many people, the holiday season is a special time of year marked by celebrations and gatherings with family and friends. For those struggling with the death of a loved one, the holidays may be a difficult time full of painful reminders that emphasize their sense of loss. Often, friends and family members of those affected by a loss are unsure how to act or what to say to support their grieving loved one during the holidays. Hospice professionals, who are experienced at helping people deal with grief and loss, offer some suggestions: 1. Be supportive of the way the person chooses to handle the holidays. Some may wish to follow traditions; others may choose to avoid customs of the past and do something new. It’s okay to do things differently. 2. Offer to help the person with decorating or holiday baking. Both tasks can be overwhelming for someone who is grieving. 3. Offer to help with holiday shopping. Share catalogs or online shopping sites that may be helpful. 4. Invite the person to join you or your family during the holidays. You might invite them to join you for a religious service or at a holiday meal where they are a guest. 5. Ask the person if he or she is interested in volunteering with you during the holidays. Doing something for someone else, such as helping at a soup kitchen or working with children, may help your loved one feel better about the holidays. 6. Donate a gift or money in memory of the person’s loved one. Remind the person that his or her loved one is not forgotten. 7. Never tell someone that he or she should be “over it.” Instead, give the person hope that, eventually, he or she will enjoy the holidays again. 8. Be willing to listen. Active listening from friends and family is an important step to helping some cope with grief and heal. 9. Remind the person you are thinking of him or her and the loved one who died. Cards, phone calls and visits are great ways to stay in touch. In general, the best way to help those who are grieving during the holidays is to let them know you care and that their loved one is not forgotten. Many people are not aware that their community hospice is a valuable resource that can help people who are struggling with grief and loss. More information about grief is available from Caring Connections,

Klamath Hospice Calendar events for December: Holiday Drop-In Grief Support Group DATES: December 2 & December 16 TIME: 5:30-7:00pm LOCATION: At Klamath Hospice, 4745 S 6th Street This group, which is open to the community free of charge, is facilitated by the qualified professionals of Klamath Hospice. Please feel free to drop-in to one or both of the groups as no registration is required. For more information, please contact 541-882-2902.

6 • Active Seniors DECEMBER • 2013

Poet ’s Corner

Expressions of Heart and Mind

Please submit something for us to consider printing in our next issue. Submittals should be sent to the attention of Marc Kane, Executive Director, Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center.

We were not allowed to bring toys out So we always put them away One night I felt truly sad, I put Fay Under my arm, and there I lay She made me feel better and I didn’t feel so blue I put her back the next morning And no one ever knew ALMETRA’S DOLL By Sharon Hudson I was five years old when My mother got sick I went to the foundling home That was made of brick The beds were upstairs all Lined up in a row The play room was downstairs With children moving to and fro The box in the corner had Toys so we could play A little doll was my favorite I named her Fay

Comic Corner

She was tiny and cute and had Long dark curly hair She wore beautiful green velvet Dress and her skin was fair

I wish I could keep her Always for my own In my mind, I know I can’t As she is just on loan I had to leave her when I was adopted out My new parents were nice And a little stout When we got to the house They showed me my room On my bed was Fay and she Lifted all of my gloom I believe in the Spirit of Christmas!

THE JOY OF THANKSGIVING By Sharon Hudson It’s the time of year when A chill is in the air Families get together and Let each other know they care Most families cook at home And create a tasty feast Food that is full of flavor To say the very least The aroma of good cooking Is a culinary delight As long as it’s not burnt Then it’s not quite right I like the fruit salad And pumpkin pie the best But the turkey is good, the Mashed potatoes-oh, so is the rest

A SALUTE TO OUR VETS By Sharon Hudson Thank you vets, you Are truly cool You fought for your country And kept away the cruel

As we sit at the table and Give thanks for our meal We thank God, we are blessed Warm inside and eat with a zeal

It must have been Extremely hard on you To fight for our peace And independence too

Hope your Thanksgiving is An all around success And hope you have volunteers To help you clean up the mess

Though you seem to be Forgotten and put aside We thank you always With plenty of pride

DECEMBER • 2013 | Active Seniors • 7

Carlson’s Furniture


News from the Crafty LaDees Gift Shop


52 tables!


There are a few new people selling this year and a lot of new items, so come by and check it out. It’s a great opportunity to fulfill your Christmas shopping list with local and handmade items.

as easy as one, two, three with a Lift Chair from

• Press a button to lift or fully recline the chair • In stock in four beautiful colors

The Brosmer Lift Chair matches other rocker recliners and wall loungers that we have in stock. Stylish good looks and plushly padded deep comfort make this lift chair stand out from it’s competitors. Covered in a durable, easy to clean action velvet. Easy credit terms make The Brosmer affordable for almost any budget. Stop in to Carlson’s Furniture today!

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2 Big Floors!

2405 South 6th Street 541-884-1335

Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm • Sat 10am-5pm

Our Gift and craft shop will be open on the following Saturdays: December 7th, 14th and the 21st. Hours will be from 11:00am to 5:30pm The raffle mentioned in the December paper has been cancelled and we have now joined with the Bingo group. All proceeds from these raffles goes to the Senior Center, which will start December 2nd. This raffle is to help with the Senior Christmas Baskets this year and other projects at the Senior Center. Have a very Merry Christmas and New Year. Thanks again for supporting the Senior Center Wava Weiskopf, Manager 541-883-7171 Ext. 124

FAMILY DAY! This Sunday Mark Fay, M.D. Scott Stevens, M.D. Physician/ Surgeon of the Eye Physician/ Surgeon of the Eye

Edwin Tuhy, O.D. Optometrist

Jennifer Sparks, O.D. Optometrist

New Patients Welcome

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Thursdays & Saturdays! OPEN at 4:30pm CALL at 6:00pm 18+ GUARANTEED BLACKOUT Thursday ~ $500.00 Saturday ~ $1000.00 Want to be part of Bingo? We need Volunteer Callers & Floor Help.

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2045 Arthur Street



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Calendar of Events

Golden Age Club Bingo & Card Playing:

All activities are at the Senior Center, 2045 Arthur Street, Klamath Falls, unless otherwise stated.


Oil Painting & Ceramics Class:

Every Monday and Thursday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Weekly by appointment with Shirley Chapman 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

KBSCC Bingo: Every Thursday and Saturday, doors open at 4:30 p.m. Games start at 6:00 p.m.

Country Dance Class:

Family Bingo: December 8th, 1:30 p.m.

Tuesdays (except December 24th & 31st) at 6:30 p.m.

Paper only Bingo Night: Thursday,

Tai Chi Class:

December 12th.

Prepaid entries are available December 1st Two $1000 Blackouts Extra Games

Nickel Bingo: Every Saturday from 12:00 p.m.

Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

to 3:30 p.m.

Movies: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m.

Body Recall Exercise Classes: Every

SHIBA Medicare Counseling (Senior Health

(December 3rd, no movie on December 17th)

Insurance Benefits Assistance Program): By Appointment Only. Call 541-883-7171 to arrange an appointment.

Open Pool Playing: Monday thru Thursday

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

the Senior Center (2045 Arthur Street). Serving starts at 11:30 a.m. and is over at 12:30 p.m.

Thursdays 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

KBSCC Board of Directors: Wednesday, December 4th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

KBSCC Members’ Council: January 16th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center.

Hearing Aid Checks: Thursday, December 19th from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon.

Blood Pressure Checks: KBSCC now has

a Blood Pressure Machine in the LOBBY for checking your pressure from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ask for assistance if you need.

Klamath County Library Services Branch: Hot meals are served Monday through Friday at Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Transportation: Monday through Friday,

Medical appointments have priority. Open to the general public as space is available. For more information regarding the transportation program call Cindy at 541-850-7315.

Gift Shop: Inside the lobby of the Senior Center,

MS Support Group: Thursday, December

2045 Arthur Street, Klamath Falls. It’s open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

12th, 1:30 p.m. Community Lounge, Pine St.

Senior Dance Day: In the Ballroom,

Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday,

Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

December 17th, Elmer’s Restaurant at 1:00 p.m.

Senior Veterans Social Club: Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The center will close at 2 pm on Christmas Eve, December 24th, and re-open on Friday, December 27th SPECIAL EVENTS: Christmas Bazaar - December 7th from 8:30

am to 3:30 pm

Hand Bell Choir - December 17th at 11:30 am Kathy Lynn Jones - Singing from 11:15 am to 12:15 pm - December 9th

Craft Group: Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Legal Aid - call Klamath Lake Council on Aging, TRIPS: 541-205-5400

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DECEMBER • 2013 | Active Seniors • 9

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Donor List October Donations of $2596 were received from the following individuals: Elvin Middleton Emily Bellm Ernie Palmer Etta Holly Faith Tabernacle Geraldine Wolfe Gordon Bowman Gordon Davis Jahalla Shaffer Jean Gladden Jimmie Drake Joel Dubray

Agnes Bean Arlene Bilyeu Bill Watson Billie Lesueur Burl Parrish Carl Fischer Constance Schuetze Craig Fleck Cynthia Aldrich Donna Maloney Dorothy Rowland Elizabeth Western

Joyce Moore La Vera Petersteiner Mary Lou Benyon Pat Abel Rose Chapman Samuel Hawley Sharon Hefler Wilford Dunster William and Marion Switzer

Unidentified contributions in October for Meals and Transportation and Other Services amounted to $5,935. A reminder that our medical equipment free lending program can use your donation of usual medical equipment such as walkers, bathing benches, canes, and many other items so long as they are clean and in good repair. New Ways To Donate: Please note the contributions coupon on page 3. We have many uses for donations and look forward to your support.

Silver & Fit • 65 and over • Under New Management • 24/7 card access

123 Fit is a part of American Specialty Health which means Your Membership may be paid by your insurance.

The donor coupon has now been redesigned to allow for donations by credit or debit cards. With this change you will now be able to designate a recurring gift that would be charged periodically to your card.


AIR National Guard To Deliver 144 Christmas Baskets

Additional donations needed for baskets As is the tradition at the Senior Center, the Air National Guard will be the exclusive home delivery team for our annual Christmas Baskets. Baskets include a full Christmas meal, a gift and other needed items. Seniors selected for these gifts come primarily from our Meals-On-Wheels clients list and others identified as shut ins and in need of support. Donations to fill the Christmas baskets are being accepted at the Senior Center until 1:30 PM on Friday December 13th. Center staff ask that donations NOT include candy or other items that may require dietetic review. Suggested items for donation may include scarfs, gloves, toiletries, puzzles, blankets or throws. Use you imagination, there are many other possibilities. The baskets will be distributed on December 18th.

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Why you should shop a thrift store during the holidays... Article submitted by Klamath Hospice

It’s cheap and fun. Thrift stores are inexpensive and prices are usually only a fraction of the cost you would pay for the same stem new at a retail store. You may pay $4 for a barely used coffee maker or $20 for a brand new leather jacket. There is typically a huge variety of merchandise, some of which is unique and interesting. Don’t be shy about digging if you really want to find a great bargain or collectible. Many items are often new or in good condition. You can often find items with the price tags still on them or only worn once. You would be surprised by the amount of barely used brandname clothing, expensive collectibles, and items that have never been used, hiding in thrift stores. It’s environmentally friendly and usually supports a good cause. You can save something, like an awesome jacket, from being thrown away. If people did not have thrift stores to donate their unwanted stuff to, most of it would likely end up in a landfill. Thrift stores are often non-profit organizations that support very worthy causes; for example, Klamath Hospice's thrift store Treasures. By purchasing something at these types of thrift stores, you are helping the environment and others in your community at the same time! If you really feel compelled by the cause, ask if they need volunteers. By being a volunteer, you get to see all the best bargains first. You’ll find things there you can’t find anywhere else. From vintage jewelry to designer name brand clothing, books, fun trinkets and unusual decorations, it’s all in one place. Wedding dresses, collectible dolls, Cabela’s boots, Harley Davidson accessories, DVDs and CDs– these are just some examples of the items you may find at a thrift store. If the thrift store is a non-profit, donations are tax deductible. Items donated are tax deductible for those who drop them off at a nonprofit thrift store and obtain a receipt. You can take advantage of sales and clearance. At thrift stores, sales and clearance items make things even less expensive. Often you can find 50% to 75% off sales and even bag sales where everything you can fit into your bag is one low priceusually just a few dollars.

Stretch you dollar and find some amazing things! Christmas trees, lights, santas, ornaments, glass balls, silk flowers, snowmen, angels, wreaths, garland, nativity scenes, tins, Christmas villages, candles, dinnerware, and much more!







Party With Us New Year’s Eve BINGO at the Senior Center This is our biggest BINGO Event of the Year! Last New Year’s Eve we paid out over $10,000 DOOR PRIZES and FREE SNACKS TOO! Advance Purchasing Available During Business Hours at the Center and at Thursday and Saturday Evening BINGO During December. Only 300 seats available. Only 60 Traveler Machines available.

YOUR SENIOR CENTER WANTS YOU! VOUNTEER to assist with BINGO Fundraising. Call our Volunteer Coordinator at 541-883-7171 Ext 128


Moose Lodge Teams Up With Senior Center

Annual Quilt Raffle to Benefit The Senior Center Award date to be December 21st. Our local Moose Lodge is partnering with the Senior Center to sell tickets for their annual quilt raffle. Three hand crafted king size quits are to be raffled with tickets selling at $5.00. Pictures of the quilts are available at the Senior Center where tickets can be purchased at the front desk. Proceeds from the tickets are to be shared with the Senior Center, and the Moose Lodge is also considering making the Center their target for support this year. Funds received by the Senior Center will match the challenge grant from the KMSB Foundation. So every dollar received will be doubled in value by that challenge grant.

At Ultimate Mattress, We Sell Beds for Less!

DECEMBER • 2013 | Active Seniors • 11


Low Income Senior Snow Removal Project Needs Volunteers

Looking to contribute to your community. Here is an opportunity to volunteer in an unusual and unique project with The Klamath Senior Center. What we are asking of you is to shovel snow for low income seniors who are not able to shovel their own walks and who cannot afford to hire the service out. This could be a before or after school or work task.

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We hope you can participate. We are in the process now of matching seniors with volunteers and will begin shoveling as soon as the snow flies. That will be very soon. Volunteers please call the Senior Center at 541-883-7171. Please register as soon as possible if you wish to volunteer. Please pass this request to your friends and neighbors. Persons wishing to have their snow removed under this project must be City residents (zip code 97601) and low income eligible.

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A goal of this program is to identify seniors in need of support and match them up with their neighbors to receive that support. So initially we want to simply match volunteers with seniors in their own neighborhood, possibly with people they already know. Eventually the program may expand to other support services and become like a “Senior Watch Program”.


For information call 800-481-3280 or return coupon.

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The City has had a project for years that provides shoveling at no cost to low income eligible seniors. It was accomplished by paying contractors to do the work. This year the Senior Center has come to an agreement with the City wherein our volunteers will perform this work and in exchange the Senior Center will receive funds that will support our senior meals programs such as the Meals-On-Wheels. This Winter the Center could earn as much as $10,000 for the meals programs in this way. It is a unique use of volunteers in one project to benefit another worthwhile effort. The Center provides about 70,000 meals a year so we need a lot of help.


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Menu December 4, Wednesday:

Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Veggie, Salad Bar

December 18, Wednesday:

Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Veggies, Salad Bar

December 19, Thursday:

December 5, Thursday: Tuna

Beef Tacos, Lettuce & Tomatoes, Veggie, Salad Bar, Dessert from Crystal Terrace & Atrio Health Plans

December 6, Friday: Sloppy

Joes, Tater Tots, Veggie,Salad Bar

December 20, Friday: Christmas Dinner Baked Ham with all the Trimmings

December 9, Monday: Salisbury

December 23, Monday: Tuna

December 10, Tuesday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Meat Loaf, Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie, Salad Bar, BIRTHDAY CAKE & ICE CREAM

December 24, Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff Over Noodles, Veggie, Salad Bar

December 11, Wednesday:

December 25, Wednesday:

Noodle Casserole, Veggie, Salad Bar. Dessert from Crystal Terrace & & Atrio Health Plans

Steak, Veggies, Salad Bar. Entertainment with Kathy Lynn Jones.

Roasted Turkey, Stuffing, Veggies, Salad Bar. Dessert from Pelican Pointe

December 12, Thursday: Ham &

Melt on Rye Bread, Cream of Potato Soup, Veggie, Salad Bar Dessert from Quail Park

Closed for the Holiday)

December 26, Thursday: Closed for the Holiday

Beans, Corn Bread, Veggie, Salad December 27, Friday: Hot Dog w/ Baked Beans, Veggie, Salad Bar Bar

December 13, Friday:

Cheeseburgers, Fries, Veggie, Salad Bar

December 30, Monday: Chicken Strips, Fries, Veggie, Salad Bar

December 16, Monday: Pork

December 31, Tuesday:

December 17, Tuesday: BBQ

NOTE: The menu is subject to change, depending upon availability of supplies. Tea, coffee, milk & juice are available at each meal. Sugar free desserts and salads available for diabetics.

Roast w/ Mushroom Gravy, Mashed Chicken A’la King, Crunchy Noodles,Veggie, Salad Bar Potatoes, Veggie, Salad Bar Beef on a Bun, Oven Baked Potatoes, Veggie, Salad Bar Entertainment with the Hand Bell Choir

Merry Christmas from the Klamath Senior Center!

MOVED to Klamath Memorial Park 2680 Memorial Drive Klamath Memorial Park 541-883-3458 •

Active Seniors December 2013  
Active Seniors December 2013