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Active Seniors

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

JANUARY • 2013


Contact Information General Information Judy Crist: 541.883.7171

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Donations - Shawn McGahan: 541.883.7171 ext. 136

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

Medicare Counseling 541.883.7171

Volunteer Opportunities Cheryl Gibbs: 541.883.7171 ext. 128 Executive Director Marc Kane: 541.883.7171 ext. 122

Where are we located?

The Klamath Senior Center is located at 2045 Arthur street

TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome:

Letter from Marc Kane, Executive Director

Bulletins:

The Golden Age Club The Senior Dancers Annual Valentine’s Day Crafts and Bake Sale

Entertainment:

BINGO, BINGO, BINGO

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Feature:

From the Volunteer Coordinator

Poet’s Corner:

Expressions of Heart and Mind

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Five Ways Older Adults Can Be More Physically Active

Calendar of Events Bulletin:

The Lake County Senior Center Schedule

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We Have A New Cook!

Donor List

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Center Receives Grant for Creative Writing Class

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Spokes Unlimited January Schedule

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Produced in conjunction with the Herald and News


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Welcome Welcome to a new year at the Senior Center. Starting out we have so many to thank for all that has been accomplished this past year. Most important are our volunteers. Did you know that we have more than 180 individual volunteers contributing thousands of hours Marc Kane, Center Director of service year after year after year. Too many to list here, but I do invite you to come and see for yourself. You will meet people with great passion for what they do in service to their community. It’s inspiring, and soon you may find yourself a volunteer with a new passion of your own. Recently a group of young Eagle Ridge high schoolers pitched in to serve our Christmas dinner, and a group of Air National Guardsmen came to deliver Christmas baskets. They picked right up on the spirit of our volunteers and had a great time serving. Supporting the volunteers we have a caring staff dedicated to excellence and to understanding the unique and individual needs of the seniors we serve. Nearly 2500 individual citizens use our services. Many come for a daily meal. 265 attended our Thanksgiving meal and 225 the Center’s Christmas dinner. In addition another 135 receive a daily meal delivered to their home, enough for every day of the week. Others come for exercise, arts classes, social games, counseling, transportation, dancing, support group meetings, crafts or maybe just for a chat with a friend. During the new year we will continue to seek new programs and services. We would like to hear from all members of the community with ideas and suggestions. We have a membership available at the center with a council that advises our board. The membership is about 350 in number and represents a small part of those eligible for our services. So we need to hear from others as well. Call us, visit with us, write us and please communicate in whatever way best suits your needs.

Last year members asked for a library and we got a County branch library. One member stepped up to provide painting and ceramics instruction. Another helped us in writing a grant to start a creative writing class soon to start the last Wednesday of January. A young Boy Scouter is developing a computer class for our seniors. Whatever your need or idea bring it to us and we’ll help make it a reality and a service for seniors. I,m looking forward to the new year and the many to follow. One thing is certain, whatever change comes our way we will stick to our mission and purpose. That is service to seniors in a way designed to keep them connected and attached to community and each other. The vitality of communities everywhere rests in our ability to know and respect each other, and to embrace our individual differences in a way that binds us together. It’s somewhat of a paradox, but it is our culture. It is a blend of personal freedom and responsibility, a blessing we cherish. Join Us! We Celebrate Life! Marc Kane Executive Director

Please contribute to our senior programs All donations accepted and appreciated. Many of Klamath’s seniors need your help. Please mail your donation to: Klamath Basin Senior Citizens’ Council P.O. Box JE, Klamath Falls, OR 97602 Name:  Address:  City: State: Zip: Donation: Check  Cash  KBSCC is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation


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The Golden Age Club welcomes you to join us at the Senior Center 2045 Arthur Street Klamath Falls, Oregon

Mondays and Thursdays at 12:30 PM Nickel Bingo and Social Card Games Saturdays at 10:00 AM Nickel Bingo

THANK YOU

from The Golden Age Club To The Following Community Bussinesses Who Helped To Make Our Christmas Lunch A Real Hit. You Made Our Seniors Smile!! PETCO LITTLE CEASARS PIZZA DAIRY QUEEN KUSTOM HAIR DESIGN ABBEYS PIZZA GROOMIMG TAILS UNIQUE PET BOUTIQUE WILLYS PIZZA HOWARDS’ MEAT’S CENTER OIL CAN HENRY’S

KING WAH RESTAURANT J AND A AUTO REPAIR SUBWAY SANDWICH JUDY’S BEAUTY STORE PRACTICALLY PERFECT ELMERS RESTAURANT GROCERY OUTLET HORIZON NURSEY THE SENIOR CENTER GIFT SHOP

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Every Wednesday at the Senior Center WITH LIVE MUSIC 2045 Arthur Street 1:00 to 3:30 P.M. All Ages Are Welcome - $4.00 at the door. Refreshments will be served. Thank You Emmetts Line-Up and Auto Repair Center for Sponsoring The Senior Center Dancers

BINGO! Every Thursday & Saturday OPEN at 4:30pm & CALLING at 6pm Casual meals & snacks available! Thursday blackout pays $700! Saturday blackout pays $1,000!

1ST TIME PLAYERS Bring This Ad in for a FREE Odd or Even Blackout This fund-raising event depends on volunteers. We need callers and floor help! Call us!

Klamath Basin Senior Center

2045 Arthur Street 541-883-7171

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Annual Valentine’s Day Crafts and Bake Sale February 14, 2013 7:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m. Sky Lakes Medical Center River Rooms Personalized Cookies • Cakes • Pies • Gifts Flowers • Candy • Breads • Raffles

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


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From the Volunteer Coordinator RESOLUTIONS:

I don’t know about most of you, but long ago I found that making resolutions was a wasted effort-mainly because of the ones I made weren’t important or feasible enough to stick with it. This year my resolutions are a little different; I am resolving to: 1. Keep volunteering- it is such a joy to see the smiles and feel like I’m making a difference to someone-because I AM!! 2. To keep a more positive attitude and not SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF! We are our own worst enemies to our blood pressure and health by harboring negative thoughts, fears, and perceived slights. Let them go and enjoy your life! Scott Stevens, M.D. Physician/ Surgeon of the Eye

Mark Fay, M.D. Physician/ Surgeon of the Eye

Jennifer Springstead, O.D. Optometrist

New Patients Welcome

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3. To slow down and “smell the roses”-I got a message last March to slow down when my car ran over my leg-its almost healed but will always be a reminder that rushing isn’t always worth it. 4. SMILE at everyone even if they don’t smile back and you don’t feel like it. It will change your outlook for the day! Such a warm fuzzy feeling! Now, I want to challenge everyone:

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When you feel rushed, late for appointment or work, etc. and think you can beat the Red Light at the intersection—DON’T. I was curious as to how long those lights were taking and was surprised to find that the longest wait was 34 seconds-most were 8-15 seconds. I did a relaxed 1001-1002-1003-etc. count when I hit a yellow light and stopped. So, try it-is your life or someone else’s worth the extra 15 seconds. If you’re late for work, is your boss going to dock you for those 15 or 30 seconds? I don’t think so. Stop at those yellow lights (they mean proceed with caution-not to accelerate!), take a deep breath and look around and appreciate your world. Finally, join me and make some resolutions as noted above because I think your problems and troubles will be more manageable and not so big. Each day is precious so enjoy yours-you never know when you won’t get a second chance. My hope is that you will find your way to volunteering this year. The Senior Center always has a place for those who want to give of their time and talents. If that becomes one of your resolutions my bet is that it will be the one that you keep. It will be positive, important and a contribution to both your own well being and that of the community as well. Cheryl Gibbs, Volunteer Coordinator 541-883-7171 ext. 128


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Poet ’s Corner The Gift

Expressions of Heart and Mind

By Dotte Shaffer Strange that love, which is a gift and must be treated as such to receive full value Has become a commodity which is bought and sold, or merely traded Sold for security of fame and purchased out of fear of loneliness Often traded for lies and false promises... There are so many ways of marketing love Then finding in the transaction One has lost the very thing One was so eager to possess True love is free Only in the giving of it Can one possess it... There are as many ways to giving love As there is love to give There are some who feel They have only love enough for one That a divided love is not a strong love They mistakenly believe to give to one Is to take from another Not so... Love is not a pie to be divided equally In order everyone get his or her share Love is not unlike the very calls in the body In dividing, they multiply It is only when they are unable to That they do not grow and in fact, die... When one has love inside And gives that love freely That love will grow And the supply will be never-ending For love is nurture by love And without love, what is the meaning of life? The wonderful love is such That there is no end and no beginning It is the one thing in life Necessary from birth until death Yes, and even before and after... There are many kinds of love Family love encompasses the more familiar Parent and child, brother and sister However, the love one feels For a friend can often be even greater Than love of family...

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.

Some might say love of God Should come first, but true love of God Manifests itself when one has love for another Simply because that person exists Black or white Brown or yellow, young or old Ignorant or filled with wisdom Love him not for who he is But simply that he is... His needs must be your needs His sorrow, your pain His happiness must gladden Your own heart When you give your love Freely Without bartering That much richer will be the love You give Your family and friends... As you hold your own sweet baby Loving him Because he is your own And only in that way different From the other babies of the world Let your heart go out to all the Children who are and were And ever will be And truly, your children will be doubly blessed... Look upon your parents not only with your eyes But with your heart See them as they were when first you knew them Perhaps not always as you would have them Yet, loving you, caring for you And now, older, of course Wiser, hopefully Maybe not able to do for you now But still loving you, still needing your love... As your heart swells with love And tenderness for them Let the love flow out To all the parents of the world Feel the trials and tribulations They, too, have encountered On the road of life That much greater will be your love And understanding for your own dear ones.

Hold your lover in your arms And let your love be fired With passion and desire Tempered with tenderness and filled With a joy unlike no other Let your need become a hunger that feeds Upon her kiss Tremble at her nearness and fie a little each time she leaves your side As you rejoice in the wonder Of your love, rejoice, too, For all the lovers of the ages That much sweeter And more precious will be your own love... Love, an encompassing emotion That gives life its meaning So powerful the strongest heart must yield So tender that in victory It becomes its own victim So rich even the tiniest helping Can last a lifetime...

A Note About Dotte Shaffer: Dotte has been residing at Marquis Care Center at Plum Ridge for some time now. Readers might consider sending her a note of encouragement and thanks for her contributions not only to this publication but for all her community contributions. She is very well known for her letters to the editor at the Herald and News. A get well card would also be encouraged. The address is: 1401 Bryant Willams Drive, Klamath Falls, OR 97601


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Poet ’s Corner Anders and Kleria Kragh By Beverly Hunter Aper It was 1902 in Denmark, My grandparents had just been wed Grandpa's brother was in the United States, "You also come West," he said. So they left their families and homeland And settled in North Dakota, Where they were lucky to get a homestead, Under the U.S. government quota. They had seven children, Who attended McKinney School, Then the children and parents learned English, A necessary tool. On Sundays they took a day of rest, Across the river was Mouse River Park, In the summer of Chautauqua played, And the concessions stayed open 'til dark. Those were the days that the farmers, Fought dirt storms, locusts and drought, But my grandparents continued to till the soil, For they never had a doubt, That the United States was the place for them, That's what it was all about. The farm buildings are all gone now, Weathered by winters and time, But the trees in the grove still whisper, About a long-ago family of nine, Whom they lovingly sheltered and protected, That Danish Kragh Family of mine.

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Five Ways Older Adults Can Be By the National Diabetes Education Program More Physically Active As you get older, your risk for type 2 diabetes increases. You’re also at higher risk if you have a family history of diabetes. But you’re never too old to lower your diabetes risk. Studies have shown that modest weight loss through healthy eating and increased physical activity is highly effective in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes in people over age 60. Getting Started: How to Get Moving Physical activity can improve your strength, flexibility, and balance. Start by setting small, specific goals for yourself, like: “I will walk for 10 minutes, three days this week.” Add a little more activity each day until you reach at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Ask your health care provider which activities are safe for you. Before any physical activity, be sure to warm up for a few minutes to get your body ready. Try shrugging your shoulders, taping your toes, swinging your arms, or just move in place. Five Ways to Be More Physically Active There are many types of physical activity you can do at little or no cost, such as walking or doing chair exercises. Find an activity you can enjoy. This will make it easier to stick to your schedule and reach your goals. Try these simple suggestions: • Around the House. Things that you do every day are an opportunity to be more active. Stand up from a chair and sit down again without using your hands or rise up and down on your toes while standing and hold onto a stable chair or countertop. Try putting away the TV remote and get up to change the channel. You can also walk around the house when you talk on the phone or check out a fitness video from your local library and follow along.

• Around Town. Becoming more active can also be a great way to meet friends. Try joining a local walking group. Always walk in safe places such as a shopping mall, museum, or a community center, and make sure to wear comfortable shoes. • While Running Errands. Make physical activity part of your regular routine. Park the car farther away from stores or restaurants. If you take the bus or train – and the neighborhood is safe – get off a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way. Go for a brisk walk between errands. • With Your Family. Getting your family involved can make physical activity more fun. Teach the younger people in your life the dances you enjoy. You can even plan a trip to the local pool and go for a swim together. Moving around in the water is a great activity that is gentle on your joints. • Get Outside. When you can, take your physical activity outside. Simple activities such as planting a garden or washing your car are great ways to get more active. You can also go for a walk with friends or family at the local zoo, nature park, or outdoor walking path. For more tips to help prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, download or order the free It’s Not Too Late to Prevent Diabetes. Take Your First Step Today tip sheet from the National Diabetes Education Program at www.YourDiabetesInfo. org or 1-888-693-NDEP (6337), TTY: 1-866-569-1162. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Diabetes Education Program is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the support of more than 200 partner organizations.


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Calendar of Events

Senior Veterans Social Club: Thursdays,

Craft Group: Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to

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

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

11:00 am

Golden Age Club Bingo & Card Playing:

Legal Aid - call KBSCC for referral:

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

541 883-7171

Tap Dancing: Every Friday

KBSCC Bingo: Every Thursday and Saturday,

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Wills, Power of Attorney, or Medical Directives: Call for Appointments (541 883-7171). Appointments are not held at the Senior Center. 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.

doors open at 4:00 p.m. Games start at 6:00 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers: Tuesday January 8th & 22nd from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Family Bingo: Sunday, January 13th. Open at 12:00 p.m., call at 1:30 p.m. Oil Painting & Ceramics Class: Every Tuesday 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Fridays Nickel Bingo: Every Saturday from 12:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

KBSCC Board of Directors: Tuesday, Jan.

SHIBA Medicare Counseling (Senior Health

Body Recall Exercise Classes: Every

22nd, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

KBSCC Members’ Council: Tuesday, January 15th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

AAA Advisory Council: Thursday, January 17th, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Spokes Unlimited.

Hearing Aid Checks: Third Thursday from 10:15 a.m. to 12 noon of each month.

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.

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

NEW! Creative Writing Class:

Starting January 30th at 10:00 a.m.

Movies: Tuesday, January 15th at 12:30 p.m. Open Pool Playing: Monday thru Thursday

Hot meals are served Monday through Friday at 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.

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,

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 AARP FREE TAX SERVICE: Tuesdays and Thursdays starting February 5th. Call for appointment

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

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

The Senior Center will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. day on Monday January 21st

Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday,

Senior Dance Day: In the Ballroom,

January 15th, Pelican Point at 1:00 p.m.

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

TRIPS: Kla-Mo-Ya, Mondays 10:15 a.m. and Sundays 3:00 p.m.

MS Support Group: Thursday, January 10th,

J. Eric Brunswick, M.D.

Licensed Physician On Duty • On Site X-Ray, Lab, EKG Evaluation • Treatment • Physicals Occupational Health Services • Insurance Billing

Laura L. Moore, M.D.

Thomas C. Koch, M.D.

When Caring, Quality & Commitment make a Difference Also Call Today for Your FREE Assessment, Providing Personalized In-Home Care 24/7

Kathie J. Lang, M.D.

Open mOn-Fri 8-7, Sat 9-6, Sun & hOlidayS 9-3 3737 ShaSta Way, Suite a • Klamath FallS (541) 883-2337 • Fax: (541) 883-2504

www.aqhcinc.com 905 Main Street, Suite 512 Klamath Falls, OR 97601 (541) 880-5594 • Fax: (541) 273-0156

• Personal Care • Groceries • Housekeeping • Blood Pressure Checks • Appointments • Meal Preparation • Bathing • Laundry • Companionship • Home Care • Respite Care • Grooming • Errands • Medication Assistance • Memory Care • Insurance Billing • Cognition • Insured, Bonded, Licensed • OPI, SPD and PD Certified


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Lake Health District

Long Term Care

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

• Medicare Skilled Care • Physical Therapy • Rehabilitation

Happy New Years!

The ONLY 5-STAR RATED Medicare facility in Southern Oregon

700 South J Street | Lakeview, Oregon | 541.947.2114 | 1.866.543.4325 www.LakeHealthDistrict.org

Some things we have coming up in December are: Every Monday from 11:00 AM to Noon - Blood Pressure checks Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Noon to 1:00 PM Hot Meals at the Senior Center (11 North G Street) Every Tuesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Senior “Game Day” Tuesday, January 1st Center is closed for Holiday Tuesday, January 8th 8:00 AM - Klamath Falls trip (Weather permitting)

O’Hair FUNERAL CHAPEL

Friday, January 11th - Birthday Lunch

& Klamath Cremation Service

Monday, January 14th 10:00 AM - Board of Directors Meeting

serving the Klamath Basin since 1905

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

541-884-3456

Wednesday, January 16th 9:00 AM to Noon - Hearing Specialist (Weather permitting) Monday, January 21st Martin Luther King HOLIDAY (Center Closed) Tuesday, January 29th 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - A.A.R.P. Safe Driving Class 1st & 3rd Wednesday’s 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Duplicate Bridge 1st Saturday 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Old Time Fiddler’s 3rd Thursday’s 7:00 PM - Lake County Horseman’s Association Thrift Shop (behind Senior Center) open Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

(541) 882-1636 HighDesertHospice.com

If you have questions, concerns or want to make a suggestion, please don’t hesitate to call me at 541-947-4966. - Connie Steward, Director


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We Have A New Cook

In late December Ora Hoy, our Food and Nutrition Services Manager, left our employ in order to relocate to another community further East in Oregon. Donna Millburn who came to us in February to be the Senior Center Center cook has now been promoted to the Food and Nutrition Services.

Manager Position

Shawn LaPlant has been hired as the new cook at the Senior Center. He was most recently employed at Gino’s Restaurant. Shawn has been working with us now for nearly three weeks and his services have been well received at the center. Please take a moment to greet Shawn at the food service window and to give Donna a pat on the back for her well deserved promotion.

Pictured is Donna Millburn,recently promoted to Food and Nutrition Services Manager at the Senior Center

Pictured is Shawn LaPlant, newly appointed head cook at the Senior Center.

A sea of 170 Christmas Baskets awaits delivery to area seniors. Thanks to local Air National Guardsmen for delivering the baskets and participants in Senior Center BINGO raffles for nearly $5000 in funds raised to fill the baskets.

Donor List November Donations of $ 2074 were received from the following individuals: Etta Holley

Marie Trapp

B & R Sheet Metal, Inc.

Ruth Poole

Cathy Gil

John & Sally Forest

Harold Martin

Hollis & Lois Kiger

Dorothy Bolin

Ernie Palmer

E. & S. Middleton

Jahala Shaffer Atrio Health Plans Faith Tab. Assembly of God

Bessie Cockerham

Grace & Guy Turnage Greg & Jeanne Pickens La Vera Petersteiner

Samuel Hawley Fermin & Susan Melgares Mary Norris

Gertrude Sears

Eva Ross Bonnie Campbell

Robert & Gloria Stimson

Elizabeth Western

Louise Williams

Robert & Marie White

Joyce Moore

Robert Watson, Jr.

Bill Alexander

Unidentified contributions in November for Congregate Meals and Transportation Services amounted to $ 6749. The Center, its patrons and staff all thank our contributors for their support. Without contributions the Center would be unable to operate. Contributions and the services of volunteers make the Center what it is – a community collaboration in strong support of a worthy community program. We thank the individuals named above for their assistance and hope that more of our readers will recognize the value of our services with a contribution. Please note the contributions coupon on page 3. We have many uses for donations and look forward to your support.

The first contract signed in the month of December 2012 will receive a $500 credit towards move-in cost.

IT’S OUR GREAT

MOVE IN SPECIAL!

1000 Town Center Drive • Klamath Falls, OR 97601 (541) 885-7250 • Fax (541) 882-8882

Free Tours 7 Days a Week!


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Center Receives Grant for Creative Writing Class

The Klamath County Cultural Coalition recently awarded a grant to the Senior Center to partially fund a creative writing class for seniors. The class instructor will be Carol Imani . Imani has taught writing classes at a number of colleges and universities. throughout Oregon and has been a free lance writer for the Oregonian and the Herald and News. This past year Imani conducted a series of writing workshops for veterans at the Klamath County Library and was the writer in residence for the John Day Public schools. She received her masters in English Literature from the University of Oregon. The class will meet every other Wednesday at 10:00 AM at the Klamath Senior Center, 2045 Arthur Street beginning January 30th. The class will run for four sessions and will conclude with a readings and publication of selected works produced by those participating. The class will focus on short stories, personal reflections and poetry. There will be a fee for all four classes to be paid in advance in the amount of $12.00. Materials will be provided free of additional cost. Space is limited. A seat can be reserved by calling the Center receptionist at 541-883-7171

Our Family is Committed to Yours.®

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Spokes Unlimited January Schedule

SPOKES Unlimited • 1006 Main Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601• 541-883-7547 v/tty 1st Office Closed. Happy New Year! 11th TBI/I Support Group 1:00-2:00 pm SPOKES office 2rd OCB Vision Class 1:00-3:00 pm SPOKES office 5th Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (SCI) 1:00 pm Epicenter, 3901 Brooke Dr. For information, call SPOKES; or call John-541-882-7626. 8th Traumatic Brain Injury/Illness (TBI/I) Support Group 1:00-2:00 pm SPOKES office 8th Recreation Group Pelican Cinemas, 2626 Biehn Street Call SPOKES for information.

You don’t have to live with us in order for us to help.

Emeritus’ Home Visit Program At Emeritus Senior Living, we recognize that some of our local seniors may want to live at home as long as they can. To support this choice, Emeritus offers a complimentary home visit. Whether it’s a listening ear, a safety check, a follow-up to hospitalization or just an enjoyable visit, we’re here to help.

Making home a little more comfortable. Call today to learn more about our Home Visits program!

(541) 205-0013 2130 Eldorado Blvd., Klamath Falls • www.Emeritus.com

10th M S Support Group 1:30-3:00 pm Community Lounge, 200 N 7th Street 21st Office Closed. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 22nd Family Caregiver Support Group 2 pm, Klamath County Library, 126 S 3rd Street 28th SPOKES Board of Directors Meeting 4:00-6:00 pm, SPOKES office All meetings/events listed are held in a wheelchair accessible location. Please notify SPOKES 48 hours in advance if you need an assistive listening system, sign language interpreter or materials in an alternate format. Call 541-883-7547 v/tty.


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Menu January 2, Wednesday: Roast

Pork Gravy over Whipped Potatoes, Peas & Carrots, Salad Bar

January 3, Thursday: Chili,

Homemade Cornbread, Salad Bar, Dessert from Crystal Terrace & Atrio Health Plans

January 4, Friday: Sloppy Joes,

Green Beans, Jo Joes, Salad Bar

January 7, Monday: Macaroni &

Cheese, Baked Ham, Vegetables, Salad Bar

January 8, Tuesday: HAPPY

BIRTHDAY, Roast Turkey Gravy over Cornbread Stuffing,Vegetables, Salad Bar, Birthday Cake & Ice Cream

January 9, Wednesday: French

January 18, Friday: Fish Patty

or Chicken Strips, French Fries, Vegetables, Salad Bar

January 21, Monday: Martin

Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday. THE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED

January 22, Tuesday: Baby

Lima Beans with Diced ham, Homemade Cornbread, Salad Bar

January 23, Wednesday:

Chicken Potato Casserole, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Pelican Pointe

January 24, Thursday: Swedish

Meatballs over Noodles, Veggies, Salad Bar, Dessert from Eldorado Heights

January 25, Friday: Pork Chops, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Bar

January 28, Monday: Brunch,

Dips, Vegetables, French Fries, Salad Bar, Dessert from Pelican Pointe

Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Links, Country Gravy over, Biscuits & Hashbrowns, Salad Bar

January 10, Thursday: Fried

French Fries, Vegetables, Salad Bar

Chicken, Whipped Potatoes, Country Gravy, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Eldorado Heights

January 11, Friday: Hamburger Gravy over Biscuits, Vegetables, Salad Bar

January 14, Monday: Chicken

Fried Steak, Whipped Potatoes, Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert

January 15, Tuesday:

Salisbury Steak,Potato Casserole,Veggies,Salad Bar,Dessert from Shasta View Retirement

January 16, Wednesday:

January 29, Tuesday: Hamburger,

All Days, All Ways, we are here for you

January 30, Wednesday: Baked

Chicken, Rice Pilaf,Capri Veggies, Salad Bar

January 31, Thursday:

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Italian Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar

February 1, Friday: BBQ Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Veggies, Salad Bar February 4, Monday: Polish Sausage, Sauerkraut, Vegetables, Salad Bar February 5, Tuesday: Spaghetti

with Meatballs, Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar, Dessert from Shasta View Retirement

Chicken Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, February 6, Wednesday: B.B.Q. Vegetables, Salad Bar Beef over Bun, French Fries, January 17, Thursday: Stuffed Vegetables, Salad Bar Potatoes with Seasoned NOTE: The menu is subject to change, Meat,Cheese, Tomatoes,Onions, & depending upon availability of supplies. Tea, Sour Cream, Dessert from Crystal coffee, milk & juice are available at each meal. Sugar free desserts and salads available for Terrace & Atrio Health Plans diabetics.

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Active Seniors - January 2013  

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