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Active Seniors

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

FEBRUARY • 2014


Contact Information General Information Judy Crist: 541.883.7171

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome:

Letter from Marc Kane, Executive Director

Feature:

Bulletin:

Donations - Shawn McGahan: 541.883.7171 ext. 136

Meals On Wheels Assistance Contact Klamath Lake Counties Council On Aging at 541.205.5400

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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.

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Bingo Information Linda Breeden:

541.883.7171 ext. 129

Medicare Counseling 541.883.7171

Volunteer Opportunities Pat Harris: 541.883.7171 ext 128 Executive Director

Marc Kane: 541.883.7171 ext. 117

Where are we located?

The Klamath Senior Center is located at 2045 Arthur street

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Seniors On Waiting List for MEALS-ON-WHEELS Services

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Free, Expert, Tax Return Preparation For Seniors And People With Low Income

Feature:

Exercise…good for your brain?

Donor List

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Comic Corner: The Fillers Writer’s Corner Calendar of Events

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The Lake County Senior Center

Heirloom Recipes Feature:

Board News: Al Switzer and Anne Hartnett Elected To Board

Menu

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Bulletin: Tuesday Movie Day has been changed to Monday Movie Day Feature: Evening Dance Program Back On Wednesdays

Bulletin Board Feature:

News from the Crafty LaDees Gift Shop

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Feature: Senior Center BINGO supports services Feature:

Pat Harris named new Volunteer Coordinator

Bulletins:

Annual Valentine’s Day Crafts and Bake Sale Spokes Unlimited Schedule

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Produced in conjunction with the Herald and News


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Welcome

New volunteers will be needed to help man The Lounge and any number of

The front cover of our newsletter has taken a different look this month. There’s a message there about additional support needed for the Meals-OnWheels Program so that the program waiting list can be eliminated. Preceding is a short prayer I was given not long ago by a seminary student visiting from Norway. It fits the situation Marc Kane, Center Director perfectly and I would guess many of you might find yourself using it as a prayer before meals. I hope it will bring attention to the critical need we have for support and understanding. I was reminded last month of a quote from an unknown person that reads “I believe you judge a community by how it treats its senior and children’s populations. “ This is so true.

Volunteer Coordinator, Pat Harris. We are really excited about her return to

It was Al Switzer who brought us that quote as he applied to be a member of the Senior Center Board. Both Al and Anne Hartnett were elected to the board recently. Note the article on page 10 relating Board news. We are really pleased to have them both join our board of directors. Last week we received a special and unexpected $1800 donation earmarked to relieve the Meals-On-Wheels waiting list. The couple that provided the funds noticed the article in the Herald and News that reported $1800 would serve a person for an entire year seven days a week. I’m hoping others will come forward to show the same compassion for their senior neighbors in need. Any amount is appreciated as it only takes $5.00 to provide a meal. We are moving closer now to utilizing the Community Lounge building downtown for new Senior Center activities. A partnership has been developed which will keep the lounge operating as it always has but to also recognize it as an annex or downtown branch of the Senior Center. We won’t expect to serve meals there, but we will be scheduling some activities and support services. Look for this to happen in late February or March. There will be small preventive health classes offered, instructional programs, casual social activities such as a community puzzle board, a computer station and whatever else the public requests that can be accommodated. We are always open to ideas and hope this will bring new activities and perhaps additional patrons, especially from the downtown area.

other activities we have. Please note the brief article, page 15, about our new the Center.

By the time you read this I will have just completed my second year at the

Senior Center. A lot has been accomplished, but not without the help of so

many good and caring citizens. Thank you all for your support. We are a great family. I am confident that those who choose to come as new volunteers will find great satisfaction here in serving community.

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:

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Feature

Seniors On Waiting List for MEALS-ON-WHEELS Services.

Senior Center Director, Marc Kane, made a plea to the Klamath County Commissioners last month for assistance with the Meals-On-Wheels program which now has a waiting list for services. Kane described this as unacceptable in a community that truly cares for its seniors and reminded the Commissioners that this was predicted at last year’s budget hearings. Kane explained that the Senior Center had its public funding reduced by all its public funding sources including the Area Agency On Aging (providing Federal Funding from the Older Americans Act), the County and the City. The County eliminated its funding altogether. Federal funds were hard hit by the sequester. The City entered into an agreement with the Senior Center that provided funds from its Low Income Senior Snow Removal Fund that was keyed to snow removal by Senior Center volunteers. Unfortunately there has been little snow to remove. It was reported that 39 individuals are now on a waiting list that is managed by the Area Agency On Aging (AAA). The AAA prioritizes those on the list and reports that 15 of those on the list are in the two top categories in critical need of support. Kane indicated that the issue developed when Federal funds were capped out. Normally Federal dollars are utilized to provide $3.00 for each meal served while the the Senior Center with local supporters provides the remaining $2.00 that is necessary to produce a meal. When the Federal dollars are exhausted the Center must come up with the entire $5.00 cost. Kane explained that appeals are being made to others in the community and hopes there will be a response soon from new community supporters. To take a single person off the waiting list for the remainder of the fiscal year (March thru June) will cost $455. The Center recently completed a successful campaign for funds to maintain its kitchen facilities in compliance with health and sanitation standards. The campaign was lead by a challenge grant from the KMSB Foundation of $17,000. Matching funds are nearly all collected but those funds were restricted to the maintenance of facilities and are nearly depleted now with the completion of necessary maintenance work.

The Center is now turning to all available sources in its appeal to fund those on the waiting list, but Kane reports the community is struggling to close the gap. He explains that while many have expressed their support the poor condition of the economy has really suppressed the actual giving. He is hoping that people will be able to make small but recurring gifts. The Center placed a new giving coupon in its newsletter (see page 3) to accommodate those that wish to make a monthly gift. Donations may also be made by mail are by simply calling the Center at 541-883-7171. Meals-On-Wheels are currently delivered to 135 individuals seven days a week by numerous volunteers from the Senior Center. In many cases the Center volunteer may be the only contact the recipient will see in a day. While those on the waiting list may be getting some temporary help there is concern over the reliability and longevity of those efforts.

Bulletin Free, Expert, Tax Return Preparation For Seniors And People With Low Income Starting Feb 4th AARP will again partnership with the IRS to provide high quality tax preparation at the Klamath Senior Center. The AARP tax representatives have the expertise to help you through many aspects of the tax preparation process. AARP tax representatives will be at the Klamath Senior Center Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb 4th thru April 10th between 8:30 am and 2 pm. Please call for an appointment 541 883-7171.


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Feature

Exercise…good for your brain? Submitted by Tara Frey

We have heard that crossword puzzles, Sudoku and other “brain games” can help improve the way our brain works and even prevent memory loss. But were you aware that exercise is also a major component in keeping your brain healthy and functioning at top capacity? Studies conducted by the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas,   the Department of Exercise Science at the University of Georgia, and the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress have all shown that aerobic exercise done weekly, even for short durations increases blood flow to key areas of the brain such as the anterior cingulate and hippocampus. These areas help with memory, decision making skills and your cognitive abilities. These reports even suggest that the prevention of Alzheimer’s may be linked to improved circulation and activity in the hippocampus region. When you exercise a flood of brain chemicals and hormones that help with everything from boosting your mood by releasing Serotonin, to increasing new cell growth in your brain with a chemical known as brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) are released. So how much should you exercise and how often? In order to optimize your brain’s ability to do its job, and stay fit and healthy physically, you should strive for at least 20-40 minutes of exercise 3-4 times weekly. This can be aerobic classes, walking, water aerobics or even spending time on the recumbent bike. So get out there and get moving, for your heart, body and brain! About the author: Tara Frey will soon be serving as a volunteer at the Senior Center. She comes to us with a degree in Gerontology, is a certified personal trainer and also a physical therapy aide. She is the owner of Catalyst Fitness, a local business offering personal trainer services. She is concentrating her efforts in hands-on experiences working with the senior population. Tara is also a past instructor for the Sit and Fit class at Crystal Terrace.

Donor List

December Donations of $28,387.10 were received from the following individuals:

KMSB Foundation Phyllis Goebel Klamath Community Development Corp Klamath Falls Kiwanis Club Pacific Power Foundation Anonymous Kruise of Klamath Pacific Crest FCU Chris & Susan Kandra A F Herringshaw Winema Elevators Jancy Smith Carl Fischer

Cynthia Aldrich Peggy Miles Bonnie Campbell Charlotte Moseley Lynette Harvey Robert White Ernie Palmer Rita Warshawer Jahalla Shaffer Louise Williams Virginia Hone Mick Insurance Patricia Henderson L C Fleck

Wilford Dunster Gary Lyall Betty Fay Zimmerman Dorothy Winters Phyllis Sagers Zelda Langdale Craig Fleck C Lee Woods Burl Parrish Rose Chapman Sharon Culver Sherry Lee Plumb

Unidentified contributions in December for Meals and Transportation and Other Services amounted to $4,766 Donations were increased significantly during December while we campaigned to match a challenge grant from the KMSB Foundation in the amount of $17,000. A reminder that we are still looking for donations to match the KMSB Challenge Grant to do repairs on the kitchens and bathrooms. Every dollar designated for this project will be used to match the challenge grant and thus will double in its value to the Center. To date we have matched all but $1469.50 of that pledge. We are currently making a special plea for Meals-OnWheels donations as there are now 39 people on a waiting list for that service. Federal matching dollars have been exhausted so to take someone off the waiting list requires a donation of the full cost of the meal at $5.00 per meal. Thus a donation of $150 would take one person off the waitng list for 30 days. Please help if you can. New Ways To Donate: Please note the contributions coupon on page 3. We have many uses for donations and look forward to your support. 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.


Comic Corner

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Writer’s Corner ZIGGY THE SERVICE DOG By Sharon Hudson I awoke to a bark Close to my chin It tickled me so much That I had to grin Ziggy belongs to The girl I work for He is a long hair Chihuahua That I truly adore He watches his mistress And keeps her in sight From early morning till About eight at night He has got compassion And personality plus When sad animals are shown On TV, he makes a fuss He saddens his face And pulls back his ears His eyes water up and I think I see tears He rides on a wheel chair On his mistresses feet Sitting so proud And he looks so sweet

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.

He is a good little companion And cuddly too He makes you feel happy When you are blue

CARPET OF SNOW By Sharon (Johnston) Pappas Covered by a blanket of snow Fields are asleep…the winds blow

He cleans his face Like a kitty cat I think he would look cute In a little hat

Soft and white, floating to the ground All is still, quiet is the sound

You fix his bed And make it right He makes it his way In the middle of the night He tosses his toy mouse And does a little dance He asks for a treat As he starts to prance He must really care In his sweet little heart As a service dog He always does his part He lies behind me on The back of the couch He is cuddly and soft and I have never seen him grouch His love and faithfulness Are beyond compare He is the cute little dog With the silky hair

Winter, a time to rest and restore Replenish, renew, then spring bursts forth We, too, need a season to slow Strengthen, refresh…allow our spirits to grow Envelop yourself in God’s power and love Like the carpet of snow sent to earth from above LET IT SNOW By Audrey E. Davis I just snuggled down in the big easy chair The fire burning warm with its glow Outside the window, the sky is dark And I think it just might snow! I love to watch the snowflakes Falling softly to the ground Each one with its own individual shape Some long, some pointed, some stars and some round It covers the winter grass and turns everything white And just a few snowballs, you’d like to throw So we dress very warm and hurry outside Thinking, “Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow”


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Writer’s Corner LIVING THE DREAM By Sharon (Johnston) Pappas It was 1950 when they began their life as one Barely 20 years old with work on the ranch, but time for having fun Dad loved team roping, calf roping and mugging too There was nothing in his spare time, He’d rather do Mom made sure it happened, Levi’s ironed and lunch packed First as a couple, then two little cowboys and a cowgirl, in fact We piled in the pickup with a one horse trailer behind Mom sang us songs, not a happier group you’d find Rodeos at Steele Swamp, Lou Hills, Likely and Beatty to name a few Each weekend off we’d go, down the road we flew With picnics, carnivals and grandstands to explore, we kept mom on her toes While Dad roped, winning buckles and money to get us to the next show As I look back on an innocent time, my heart is filled with joy How lucky we were with mom and Dad, living the dream of every girl and boy I TALKED TO MY PLANTS, AND THEY DIED!! By Audrey E. Davis “Talk to your plants” everyone said They will be green and grow side by side So I did as they asked, and I talked to my plants And sure enough…they all died! That got me disturbed, so I tried another way I got my guitar and sat down to play I began to sing, and just let my voice glide But sure enough, once again..My plants all died! We’ll what should I do? I asked myself This is serious; I now have no plants around here So, I bought me some more, that I’d never had before And got my instructions made clear Put your plants in the pot and give them some food With just enough water and sun I did just that…and what do you know? My plants grew and grew…every one (It pays to read the instructions!)

TO REMEMBER ME Submitted by: Anonymous contributor At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposed, my life has stopped. When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine. And don’t call this my “deathbed”. Call it my “bed of life” and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives. Give my sight to a man who has never seen a baby’s face or love in the eyes of a woman. Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain Give my blood to the teenager who has been pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play. Give my kidneys to one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week. Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve and find a way to make a crippled child walk. Explore every corner of my brain. Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain against her windows. Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow. If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weaknesses and my prejudices. Give my sins to the devil. Give my soul to God. If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.


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Calendar of Events

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

Body Recall Exercise Classes: Every 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, February 26th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

KBSCC Members’ Council: February 20th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Senior Center.

Hearing Aid Checks: Thursday, February 20th 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.

MS Support Group: Thursday, February 13th, 1:30 p.m. Community Lounge, Pine St.

Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, February 18th, Elmer’s Restaurant at 1:00 p.m.

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

Golden Age Club Bingo & Card Playing: Every Monday and Thursday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Paper only Bingo Night: Thursday, February 13th. Nickel Bingo: Every Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

SHIBA Medicare Counseling (Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance Program): By Appointment Only. Call 541-883-7171 to arrange an appointment.

Oil Painting & Ceramics Class:

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

Country Dance Class: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. WITH LOWER ADMISSION OF $4

Tai Chi Class: Tuesdays. NEW BEGINNER CLASS - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Continuing Tai Chi from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Movies: 2nd & 4th Mondays, 12:30 p.m.

Hot meals are served Monday through Friday at February 10th-Now You See Me, February 24ththe Senior Center (2045 Arthur Street). Serving starts at 11:30 a.m. and is over at 12:30 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, 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.

Senior Dance Day: In the Ballroom, Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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

Parkland

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.

Klamath County Library Services Branch:

Mondays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursdays 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Computers are available for senior use upon request

CLOSED FEBRUARY 17TH FOR PRESIDENTS DAY SPECIAL EVENTS: Reno Bus Trip: February 24th 25th & 26th.

For more information call Barb Walker at 541883-1431

AARP Tax Filing Assistance: starting February 4th, Call 541-883-7171 to make an appointment Kathy Lynn Jones - To be announced TRIPS: Kla-Mo-Ya, Mondays 10:15 a.m. and Sundays 3:00 p.m.

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At Ultimate Mattress, We Sell Beds for Less!

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Bulletin The Lake County Senior Center 11 North G Street – Lakeview, OR 97630

Twin Adjustable Bed & Mattress $ starting at

1199

Queen Adjustable Bed with with Memory Foam Mattress starting at $

Some things we have coming up in February are:

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Every Monday from 11:00 AM to Noon - Blood Pressure checks

Ask about our 90 Days Same as Cash Financing!

2727 South 6th Street (next to Arby’s)

Mon-Sat 9:30am-5pm Sun 11am-4pm 541-884-REST (7378)

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

Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Noon to 1:00 PM Hot Meals at the Senior Center (11 North G Street) AND HomeDelivered-Meals Every Tuesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Senior “Game Day” Monday’s & Wednesday’s from 10:00 to 11:00 Starting Monday, February 3rd - StrongPeople Program (8 week program) Wednesday, January 8th - “Strong Woman (Seniors) Information Meeting (Program to start 2/3/14 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Monday & Wednesday – 8 week Program) Tuesday, February 11th 8:00 AM - Klamath Falls Trip Friday, February 14th - Birthday Lunch Monday, February 17th - President’s Day Holiday (Senior Center closed) Wednesday, February 19th 9:00 AM to Noon - Hearing Specialist Wednesday, February 15th 11:00 AM - “Better Breathers” Meeting Tuesday, February 19th 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Town Hall Meeting

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

Monday, February 24th 10:00 AM to Noon, Thursday, February 27th 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM & Friday, February 28th 9:00 AM to 2:00 - Blood Drive 1st & 3rd Wednesday’s 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Duplicate Bridge 1st Saturday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Old Time Fiddler’s 3rd Thursday 7:00 PM - Lake County Horseman’s Association Thrift Shop (behind Senior Center) open Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM If you have questions, concerns or want to make a suggestion, please don’t hesitate to call me at 541-947-4966.

925 Klamath Ave. • Klamath Falls, OR 97601 • 541.883.2348

- Connie Steward, Director


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Heirloom Recipes

Feature

Do you ever wish that you had the recipe for your mother’s special vegetable soup or your grandmother’s apple pie. So often we don’t think about asking for recipes that are special to us and then the opportunity passes us by. We are starting what we hope will be a monthly feature to preserve those heirloom recipes for your family and our readers. Do you have special family recipes that you, your parents or grandparents made? If so we would love for you to share your heirloom recipes with us. Please submit your recipes to Klamath Basin Senior Citizens Center, 2045 Arthur Street, P.O.Box JE, Klamath Falls, OR 97602.

Submitted by Craig Fleck and fondly referred to as ‘Craig’s Granny’s Recipe’

GRAN’S BIT O’ SPICE PRUNE CAKE Ingredients For the cake: 2 cups flour 3 eggs 1 tsp. each salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and soda 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup chopped cooked prunes ¼ tsp. allspice 1 cup chopped walnuts 2 cups sugar 1 tsp. vanillaa 1 cup vegetable oil

For the topping: ½ cup sugar ½ cup buttermilk ¼ cup butter ¼ tsp. soda

Directions Cake: Sift flour, soda, salt and spices into a mixing bowl. Add sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Beat till smooth then stir in prunes and nuts by hand. Bake in a 13 by 9 in. buttered pan at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or till a tooth pick comes out clean in center of cake. Topping: Into a sauce pan mix ½ cup sugar, ½ cup buttermilk, ¼ cup butter, ¼ tsp. soda. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. While cake is still hot, pierce with a fork all over, then slowly spoon hot topping over cake till all is absorbed.

Board News: Al Switzer and Anne Hartnett Elected To Board

At the January Board of Directors Meeting the Senior Center Board elected Al Switzer and Anne Hartnett to join the board. Al is well known as the former County Commissioner who, during his term as Commissioner, recognized the value of the Senior Center’s services to the whole community and did much to bring the support of the County to the Center. Anne Hartnett comes with extensive experience in service to elderly populations in the State of Hawaii and was instrumental in developing senior nutritional programs that led to the establishment of national funding through the Administration On Aging. She has worked locally for the last 12 years as a Medical Social Worker with Klamath Hospice, Sky Lakes Medical Center and Davita Dialysis. Anne began working with the Senior Center last summer as its volunteer SHIBA Program Coordinator. The board was pleased that there were many well qualified applicants for the positions that were filled, and has asked other applicants to join in working with various board committees that serve the Center. The Current Board of Directors for the Klamath Senior Center: Colette Fleck, President Darlaine Watson, Treasurer Fern Robinson Paul Stuart Zelda Langdale

Ernest Palmer Bob Pickel Al Switzer Anne Hartnett

The next Senior Center Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th. The board meets at the Senior Center at 10:00 A.M.


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OUR NEW LOCATION OPENING

MONDAY, FEB. 24th!

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have outgrown our old location. Treasures is putting the final touches on our NEW location at 3226 South 6th Street. See you on the 24th!

February 19, Wednesday: Turkey February 5, Wednesday: Baked Meatloaf, Mashed potatoes w, Fish w/ lemon, Brown Rice, gravy, veggie, Salad Bar, fresh Capri Veggies, Salad Bar, peach MOW…fresh orange February 20, Thursday: February 6, Thursday: Teriyaki Baked Chicken, Rice Hamburger Steak w,onion, Pilaf, Carrots& Peas, Salad Bar, Potato Wedges, peas & wheat Wheat dinner roll, fresh apple rolls, Salad Bar, Dessert from Crystal Terrace & Atrio Health February 21, Friday: Polish Sausage on a bun, Tater tots, Plans Veggie, Salad Bar, fresh orange

February 7, Friday: Grilled Cheese Sandwich on wheat bread, Vegetable Beef Soup, Califlower, Salad Bar, fresh grapes February 10, Monday: Mac &

All proceeds benefit our community through the services Klamath Hospice provides.

Cheese w/ Ham, whole wheat Macaroni, Carrots, Salad Bar, fresh pears

February 11, Tuesday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Cheese Burgers, Whole Wheat Buns, Tater Tots, Green Beans, Salad Bar, BIRTHDAY CAKE & ICE CREAM

February 24, Monday: Homamade Chili, Cornbread, Zucchini, Salad Bar, Whear dinner rolls, fresh grapes February 25, Tuesday: Hamburger Gravy over wheat biscuit, Mixed Veggies, Salad Bar, fresh pears

February 26, Wednesday: Roast Pork, Mashed potatoes w, gravy, Green beans, Salad Bar, fresh orange, Dessert from Pelican Pointe February 27, Thursday: Baked Chicken Strips, Onion Rings, Carrots& Peas, Salad Bar, fresh Apple

February 12, Wednesday: Meatballs w/Mushroom Gravy, Rice, Broccoli, Fresh Apple February 28, Friday: Wheat February 13, Thursday: Tater Tot Casserole, Peas, Salad Bar, Wheat dinner roll, fresh orange February 14, Friday: Taco Salad,

MOVED to Klamath Memorial Park 2680 Memorial Drive Klamath Memorial Park 541-883-3458 • www.DavenportsChapel.com

rolls, French Dips, Baked Potato Wedges, Corn, Salad Bar, fresh peach

March 3, Monday: Salisbury Steak, Veggie, Salad Bar

lettuce & Tomatoes, Salad Bar, corn bread, fresh grapes

March 4, Tuesday: Chicken & Noodles, Veggie, Salad Bar

February 17, Monday: Closed for Presidents Day

March 5, Wednesday: Lasagna, garlic bread, veggie, Salad Bar

February 18, Tuesday:

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.

Hamburger on a Whole Wheat bun, Baked Beans, Tomatoes & Lettuce, Salad Bar, fresh peach


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Tuesday Movie Day has been changed to Monday Movie Day

Movies have been scheduled in the conference room on the first and third Tuesdays, but a conflict has developed in the use of the room causing a change in day for the Movies to be shown. Beginning in February the movie will be shown on the 2nd and 4th Mondays and will start at the usual time of 12:30 p.m. Here’s the movie schedule for February and March:

Feb 10th • Now You See Me Feb 24th • Parkland March 10th • Lee Daniels the Butler March 24th • Captain Phillips All of these films are new releases

O’Hair FUNERAL CHAPEL

& Klamath Cremation Service serving the Klamath Basin since 1905

dignity. trust. peace of mind. 515 Pine St., Klamath Falls, OR 97601

541-884-3456

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Evening Dance Program Back On Wednesdays

New Lower Fee Introduced in February Last Fall Roy Rizkovsky Introduced an evening DJ and Dance Night at the Klamath Senior Center featuring instruction opportunities in simple easy country rhythm 2 step to more intermediate level of country dances. Classes came to end during the holiday season but will start up again on Wednesdays beginning February 5th. The attendance fee has been reduced to $4.00 to encourage greater participation. Roy Rizkovsky is retired from a couple of professional fields: Engineering and Aviation. Country Music & Dancing is one of his many fun hobbies and he has been involved in Country dance for a number of years. He has danced in competition in the Tucson, Arizona Country Cactus Classic, doing very well in the intermediate levels of, Cha-Cha, Salsa, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing and Progressive 2 Step with top honors in 3 of the 5 dances. Roy is hosting this Wednesday Country Night Social Dance at the Senior Center mostly for an older generation. It will offer an alternative to other venues in town that play loud and high tempo types of music, leaving many older folks without a place to dance in the evenings. He’ll be playing country music from his own music book of about 2000 songs. Folks will be able to request a song to be played, from a Slow 2 Step Country to East Coast Swings and pretty much everything in between. Music won't be loud or obnoxious. If you would like to learn a country dance, Roy can help. Although not a professional dance instructor, he can help with most of the country dances.

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Come And Have Some Evening Dance Fun With Us, Wednesdays starting February 5th at the Senior Center. The doors will open at 6:30 with dancing starting no later than 7:00 pm. There will be a $4.00 cover charge all to the benefit of the Senior Center. The evening will end at 9:00. Refreshments will be available. All are welcome.


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Bulletin Board Senator Doug and Representative Gail Wihisett visit the Senior Center for the annual Christmas Dinner held Friday, December 20th.

News from the Crafty LaDees Gift Shop

Here it is February already. Where did January go? We would like to THANK all the crafters who purchased tables for the December 2013 Craft Bazaar and came in on Saturday. Mother Nature was not kind to us and we know that traffic and sales were down, but we look forward to seeing you again on December 6th, 2014 We have new items in the shop. There are a lot of items for babies. We have Jackets, Burp Cloths, Changing pads, Blankets and Afghans. We also have many different Scarfs, Hats, Fingerless gloves, Earrings, Bracelets and Sofa pillows.

Air National Guardsmen stand among a sea of gifts they proudly offered to deliver to area seniors on behalf the Senior Center and the many who donated items for the project.

Come by for a visit…Hope to see you soon Thanks again for supporting the Senior Center -Wava Weiskopf, Manager *541-883-7171 Ext 124 *

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Royal Wise enjoys the new lounge seating placed at the Senior Center, recently donated by the Community Lounge when he Lounge was granted new furnishings by Legacy Furniture.

The Senior Center thanks Robin Schwartz, conductor, for bringing the Klamath Chorale to the Senior Center Christmas lunch.

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Senior Center BINGO supports services

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Looking for a Thursday or Saturday evening “somethingto-do” and want to make a contribution to your community at the same time. Evening BINGO games at the senior center can prove to be a great deal of fun and help raise funds to support all the programs for seniors at the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens’ Center. Nearly $100,000 is raised each year by these BINGO games to support numerous programs. Nearly $20,000 of those funds will help support the Meals-On-Wheels program and the center’s congregate meals program as well. Here’s a list of programs for senior center activities funded in part by the evening BINGO games: Meals-On-Wheels This monthly newsletter Preventive Health Programs Other Social BINGO games Health and vaccination clinics Senior Veterans Social Club Computer Workstations Arts and Painting Classes Travel Trips Transportation Services

Congregate Meals at the Center A Medical Equipment Loan program The SHIBA Medicare Counseling Program Educational Classes Tax Consultation Services Crafts opportunities Movies Two dance events a week County Branch Library at the Senior Center Hearing Aide checks and services

Support to these programs by the BINGO game is maximized by having our games staffed by volunteers. One paid manager oversees the games and supervises about 8 volunteers or more each evening. Volunteers fill such positions as floor workers, sellers and callers. Volunteers are always needed and are really what makes the games profitable enough to provide funds for the Center’s other programs. All the proceeds stay in house to fund senior needs. Give BINGO a try for an evening of fun. You will find it more challenging than you think. You will find that most people play numerous games and research has found that it’s not only fund but a boost to your cognitive health, it’s a brain game. Arrive early and enjoy snacks or a light meal from the concession stand as well. The doors open at 4:30 each evening and calling starts at 6:00p.m. Potential volunteers are asked to contact Pat Harris at the Center. She will set you up with some training and an assignment. You will find a great sense of satisfaction in helping support our senior programs. You call Pat at 5410883-7171 Ext 117.

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Pat Harris named new Volunteer Coordinator

Pat Harris, a former president and member of the Senior Center Board, has retuned to volunteer as our new Volunteer Coordinator. Pat has been an employee at the Center in the past starting in the 1980’s and last worked as the Administrative Assistant. She has also been involved as a participant and knows our programs well. She is eager to be begin receiving calls from potential volunteers and can be reached at 541-883-72171 Ext 128. Pat will be keeping office hours at the Center on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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Annual Valentine’s Day Crafts and Bake Sale

February 14, 2014 ❤ 7:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m. Sky Lakes Medical Center River Rooms (across from the cafeteria)

All proceeds benefit Klamath Hospice terminally ill patients and their families. Klamath Hospice is a non-profit, United Way agency.

Personalized Cookies ❤ Cakes Pies ❤ Gifts ❤ Flowers ❤ Candy ❤ Raffles Personalized cookie orders must be received by Klamath Hospice by 5 p.m. on February 10, 2014. WAYS TO ORDER ONLINE: www.klamathhospice.org/bakesale PHONE: 541-882-2902 ~ FAX: 541-883-1992 MAIL: 4745 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls OR 97603 Cookies must be picked up at Sky Lakes Medical Center before 1:00 p.m. on 02/14/14.

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All support groups follow confidentially guidelines. February 5th Oregon Commission for the Blind Vision Class 1:00-3:00 p. m. • SPOKES office 11th Traumatic Brain Injury/Illness Support Group 1:00-2:00 p.m. • SPOKES office Topic: Step 2 of the 12 Step Sessions of Cognitive Skills Training. 13th Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 1:30-3:00 p.m. • Community Lounge, 200 N 7th Street 17th SPOKES Office closed. President’s Day 24th SPOKES Board of Directors Meeting 4:00 p.m. • 1006 Main Street, Klamath Falls March 4th Recreation Group 3:00-4:30 p. m. • Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main st. Cost: $2 5th Oregon Commission for the Blind Vision Class 1:00-3:00 p. m. • SPOKES office 11th Traumatic Brain Injury/Illness Support Group 1:00-2:00 p.m. • SPOKES office Topic: Step 2 of the 12 Step Sessions of Cognitive Skills Training.

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