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Active Seniors

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

JULY • 2013

Contact Information General Information Judy Crist: 541.883.7171 Donations - Shawn McGahan:




Letter from Marc Kane, Executive Director


Special Mid-Year BINGO Night

Board of Directors Corner

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

Medicare Counseling 541.883.7171

Volunteer Opportunities Cheryl Gibbs: 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


Feature: Bulletin:

Rummage Sale

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What is a “mini-stroke?”

Poet’s Corner:

Expressions of Heart and Mind

Features: Volunteers Recognized At Annual Banquet Collection Box

Calendar of Events Bulletin:

The Lake County Senior Center Schedule


Make a Real Difference for Elders in Klamath Falls Sharing Moments...Changing Lives!


Donor List Bulletin:

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Spokes Unlimited July/August Schedule



Produced in conjunction with the Herald and News

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Welcome We are all breathing a sigh of relief now that the budgeting season is over. My thanks to all who stood up in support of the Center at various hearings. And now we have people stepping up on their own initiative to help out with fundraising. You’ll see a brief piece later in this issue about Denise Bowers of the the Upper Deck Restaurant who designed her own collection box for Marc Kane, Center Director her customer counter to collect for the Senior Meals program. Kaitlin Lindenburger is another star. This 19 year old OIT student formed her own corporation, iFeed Inc., to help fund various food and meals programs and donated $2500 this month. The H&N published a great article Sunday, June 16th about her efforts. Last issue we recognized the good folks out at Dairy for putting up a collection jar as well. Now we have some special events coming up. Mid-Year BINGO, one of our biggest fund raisers of the year is right around the corner this Saturday evening the 6th, and following that on July 19th and 20th will be a huge rummage sale at the old Joanne Fabric building, 1925 Austin Street. Thanks go to Judy Brosterhous and others at J W Kerns Irrigation for donating the use of that site for our sale. We are are thankful here at the Center for where we live and the character of the good people of this community. Although the County may have backed their support out this year, the people know better, value what we do, and are supporting us. It is very encouraging for the seniors that we serve and for all our volunteers and staff as well. A pat on the back and a helping hand go a very long way. I am especially proud to report in this issue how active our board of directors has been. They are really on the move now and doing good things to insure our future. Look for an article about the board on page 4. I expect that this publication will report regularly on board activities. All three board committees are looking for additional members from the community at large. Please give us a call if you would like to offer your support with your participation. It is important that as we grow new programs and refine the ones we already offer that we involve the community and respond to what is requested. All are welcome at the senior center. The whole community has an opportunity to make this a center in which we can all find a great sense of pride because of its value in assisting seniors in living healthier and more rewarding lives.

We just had our volunteer banquet the last week of June. It’s an event that I especially enjoy because we just can’t offer too many thanks to these good people. Page 7 has a report on the banquet. Join Us! We Celebrate Life! Marc Kane, Executive Director

SPECIAL MID-YEAR BINGO NIGHT SATURDAY, JULY 6TH Advance Purchase Now Available at The Center What can 10 dollars buy you at the Senior Center Mid Year BINGO fundraising event? 10 dollars gets you 20 cards Two 1000 dollar blackouts also available! See you Saturday the 6th at the Senior Center 2045 Arthur Street Concessions Available • Great Events Food/Snack Offerings Must Be 18 • Doors opens at 4:00 PM • Call at 6:00 PM

This is one of the biggest BINGO fundraisers of the year. It’s a great evening of fun and it will benefit the Senior Center Meals and other Programs.

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’ Center 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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Board of Directors Corner

The Klamath Basin Senior Citizens’ Center (KBSCC) board has been very busy this past month. Three Board Committees have been formed and all have met this past month discussing and settling issues to move the Center forward. All committees are looking to add non-board members from the community at large. Interested persons should contact the Center director, Marc Kane at 541-883-7171 Ext 117. The Development Committee is made up of board members, Zelda Langdale, Bob Pickel and board president Colette Fleck. They are working on the development of a strategic plan for the agency and are presently outlining the planning process. Fund raisers are also being planned by the committee. Policy Committee members are Paul Stuart, Renee Hernandez and board vice president Charlene Poff. This past month the committee approved a new facility use policy, a facility agreement for the Golden Age Club and a new policy on transportation services. Patrons of the Center will be oriented to the new transportation policy during the month of July and may have to start paying on a new fee schedule beginning August 1. The Budget Committee, Ernie Palmer, Fern Robinson, Treasurer Darlaine Watson and board president Colette Fleck submitted a balanced budget to the board on June 26th. Projected Revenue for the Center this next year is $863,747. The committee will be working with the board and community throughout this next year to find new sources of sustaining income to replace those lost when the County refused to participate in funding the Senior Meals program this year. The full board last met on June 25th and is scheduled to meet again on July 23rd. The board approved the proposed budget at its last meeting.





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What is a “mini-stroke?” Submitted by Holly Montjoy, MD and Brittany Thoma

There are two main ways to describe stroke-like symptoms: transient ischemic attack (TIA) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA). A “mini- or minor stroke” may mean different things to different people. Typically patients refer to an episode as a “mini-stroke” if their symptoms have come and gone or if their symptoms are mild. Medically speaking, this may be a TIA or a CVA- it is often very difficult to tell without further evaluation. This article should help you recognize warning signs of a TIA ,or early CVA, and how to act on them. What are TIAs? How do they differ from CVAs? The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association (ASA) define a TIA as a “transient episode of neurologic dysfunction... without acute infarction.” This basically means that an area of blood flow to your brain, spinal cord, or retina has been disrupted but only briefly and not long enough to cause permanent damage. This can be very scary because the symptoms of a TIA are very much like that of what many patients would call a “real stroke” or CVA. The main clinical difference being that a TIA does not cause true cell death and therefore usually does not cause permanent symptoms. A CVA is more likely to cause significant long-term impairment. What are the symptoms of a TIA/CVA? The most common symptoms of TIAs include: weakness on one side of your body more than the other, sudden changes in vision, hearing or speech, memory loss, difficulty walking, and headache. These are the same symptoms experienced during a CVA or stroke. However, according the AHA/ ASA symptoms caused by a TIA typically last less than five minutes. Several other medical conditions can also cause one or more of these symptoms and therefore it is not always easy to differentiate between a TIA, CVA, or another medical process. What should I do if I am experiencing these symptoms? The most important thing you can do in this situation is: get help immediately. A popular way to remember how to act is the pneumonic: FAST. Face Drooping Arm Weakness Speech Difficulty Time to call 911 The AHA and ASA recommend seeking immediate evaluation of your symptoms whether temporary or permanent and encourage you to remember that “Time lost is brain lost.” You should also write down when you, or your loved one, first experienced symptoms as this can sometimes help guide treatment. Your primary care doctor can talk to you about your risk factors for developing a TIA or CVA and what you can do to prevent an episode.

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Poet ’s Corner

Expressions of Heart and Mind

Happy 4th By Sharon Hudson One day a year we come together As a nation to be free We celebrate our freedom with Picnics and fireworks for us to see We think about the ones who Fought for us in the past The ones who were brave and made Sure our freedom would last Even though things are hard We push forward with hopes of better times With a budget that needs hard work Today we watch our nickels and dimes We have had it hard before And somehow we always bounce back That is as long as we work together And stay on the same track So as we celebrate the 4th of July And our country’s success We need to go forward with our best And take nothing less TREASURES By Betty VanRansler You’ve given me roses Pretty flowers that bloom You’ve given me pretty clothes And you’ve given me perfume You’ve given me presents Things I love to touch You’ve given of your time You’ve given me so much

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. MOM’S ARE PEOPLE TOO! By Audrey E. Davis

When the day starts wrong Eggs not cooked and coffee too strong Bacon too crisp, toast burned too Don’t feel so bad, moms are people too! When the kids get sick and cry all night When you don’t get to bed till two.. When daylight comes too soon And you would like to stay in bed till noon Don’t worry..Moms are people too! People make mistakes (moms do too) After all we are just like you – We laugh, we cry and we feel pain And we pray to God to make us well again! Moms love much – will go the extra mile They hug and clean skinned knees with a smile When you hurt – why moms do too After all, moms are people – just like you Tell your mom how much you care. Find something to do, just the two of you Give her a hug to let her know Moms really are people, and SPECIAL too! EXERCISE By Audrey E. Davis

I pinched an inch and decided it was time To join the club and exercise! I bought a jump-rope, and felt like a dope As I threw it over my head at the skies

Grandma’s Will Submitted by Joyce Bean Author unknown They’ve gathered around to hear the will For Grandma passed away They’re sitting there so anxiously They’ve waited for this day They realize it’s been awhile Since anyone came by And with a guilty conscience They ask each other why When everyone had grown and gone And after Grandpa died Grandma had to cope with life And take it in her stride The years went by and no-one came Or called her on the phone They left her in her quiet house To face the world alone She baked delicious cookies And filled her cookie jar No-one came to eat them They said she lived too far She planted roses and lilacs To fill her flower vases No-one came to see them They went to other places

I counted to ten, started to grin – I was better than I thought I could be I counted to twenty, twenty-five and thirty – I could just see the pounds falling off of me!

She always had a little smile Her feelings she would hide No-one came to see her No-one knew she cried

You’ve given me a smile When you walked in the room You’ve given me a sunny day When it had been but gloom

But I got tangled up, got the rope around my knees I tried very hard to get them undone! What would I do – with both knees caught? I decided this wasn’t very much fun

Now Grandma’s looking down on them From heaven’s windowsill Knowing why they found the time To come and hear the will

But of all the things you’ve given In my chest of treasures The best are the lonely hours You took away from me

We’ll I grew tired anyway, decided to stop.. My breath was giving out too you see I decided to let others exercise and jump rope Even if there is a whole lot left of me!!

And Grandma wonders what they’ll do They’re sitting there so still For grandma gave it all away Before she made her will

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Volunteers Recognized At Annual Banquet There are many positions open for volunteers at the Senior Center. Most needed at this time are volunteers for driving people to medical appointments, receptionist work, fundraising work in the BINGO program and more. Interested? Call 541-7171 Ext 128 and ask for Cheryl Gibbs the Volunteer Coordinator. She’s a volunteer herself

Feature In late June the Senior Center presented recognition certificates to 173 Volunteers that assist the Center in many ways. Volunteers work to prepare and deliver meals, provides classes, drive seniors to medical appointments, give reassurance, perform chores in home and in yards, offer counselling and help with fund raising such as in the Center BINGO games. Center director Marc Kane thanked all the volunteers in a speech emphasizing the value of everyone’s time in what are very short lives. Also emphasized was the significance of so many volunteers in an organization with less than 18 paid staff persons, that the volunteers truly are the foundation of the agency. A celebration cake was presented inscribed with the declaration, “Volunteers Are Our Foundation”. Special recognition was made of three volunteers that had all contributed more than 900 hours during the year. They were Pam Copen with 939 hours, Patricia Rickett with 1140 hours and Wava Weiskopf with the most hours volunteered for the year at 1449. In a category of recognition titled “most longstanding” volunteers were asked to stand and then asked to sit after service year intervals were announced. The last one standing was Ann Wilkerson who has provided her services for 26 years. Meals-On-Wheels drivers were recognized for, not only the delivery of a meal, but for the many extras they give to those that receive the meals. One recipient needed yard work done when no one else was available to do it, so the MOW driver went back after his shift to do the yard as well. MOW drivers frequently go far and beyond the basics of meals delivery providing a social visit, a safety check, and whatever else they may be called upon to do. Kane closed the event recognizing group contributions as well and stating that the volunteers were not just the foundation of the Center but the Future as well.

Collection Box

Denise Bowers, owner of the Upper Deck Restaurant at the Klamath Falls Airport has stepped up to collect donations for the Senior Meals program. She designed a collection box from an empty Huggies Wipes container that just incidentally looks a lot like a bread box. Look for it at the Upper Deck Restaurant when you dine there. Other merchants are welcome to participate. The Center is also collecting additional Huggies containers to decorate and distribute to other merchants who would like to participate. Call the Center at 541-883-7171 for more information.

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Calendar of Events

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

Wills, Power of Attorney, or Medical Directives: Call for Appointments

(541 883-7171). Appointments are not held at the Senior Center.

Body Recall Exercise Classes: Every

Golden Age Club Bingo & Card Playing:

Tap Dancing: Every Friday

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

Oil Painting & Ceramics Class:

Weekly by appointment with Shirley Chapman doors open at 4:30 p.m. Games start at 6:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

KBSCC Bingo: Every Thursday and Saturday,

Tai Chi Class:

Mid-Year Bingo: July 6th Family Bingo: CANCELLED UNTIL OCTOBER Paper only Bingo Night: 2nd Thursday

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.

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

AAA Advisory Council: Thursday, July 18th,

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

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 700 Main St. Suite 107

KBSCC Board of Directors: Tuesday, July 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

KBSCC Members’ Council: Tuesday, July 18th, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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. MS Support Group: Thursday, July 11th, 1:30 p.m. Community Lounge, Pine St.

Parkinson’s Support Group: Tuesday, July 16th, Elmer’s Restaurant at 1:00 p.m.

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

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

to 3:30 p.m.

SHIBA Medicare Counseling (Senior Health

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

Computer Classes w/ Boy Scout Instructors: Dates to be announced, Saturdays 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Movies: Tuesday, July 2nd & 16th 12:30 p.m. 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.

Hot meals are served Monday through Friday at Klamath County Library Services Branch:

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

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

Transportation: Monday through Friday,

Computers are available for senior use upon request

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

SPECIAL EVENTS: State of Oregon Senior Ombudsman Presentation Thursday July 18th 10 a.m. to noon. Rafael Collins (“RC”) on the Saxaphone - Dates to be announced. Kathy Lynn Jones. Dates to be announced. Singing during lunch hour.

Senior Center Rummage Sale - July 19th & 20th at 1925 Austin (old Jo-Ann Fabrics Building)

Craft Group: Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. TRIPS: Legal Aid - call KBSCC for referral: 541 883-7171 Kla-Mo-Ya, Mondays 10:15 a.m. and Sundays 3:00 p.m.


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Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Noon to 1:00 PM Hot Meals at the Senior Center (11 North G Street) AND Meals-on-Wheels Delivered Every Tuesday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Senior “Game Day” Friday, June 14th - Birthday Lunch Thursday, July 4th Holiday – Senior Center Closed Tuesday, July 9th 8:00 AM - Klamath Falls Trip Friday, July 12th Birthday Lunch Monday, July 15th 10:00 AM - Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, July 17th 9:00 AM to Noon - Hearing Specialist Wednesday, July 17th 11:00 AM - “Better Breathers” Meeting 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

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Donor List

Bulletin Spokes Unlimited July/August Schedule

April 2013 Donations In May the following individuals donated $ 2702 Elizabeth Western Ruth Poole Marjorir Ginn Golden Age Club D Willard Faith Tabernacle Jahala Shaffer Marylou Beynon Ernest Palmer Diane Reeder Lona Wise Edith Paxton Irene McLeon

Elvin & Sue Middleton Fermin & Susan Melgares Tina Davis Etta Holly Maurice Keep Ethel Quinn Mary Clark Hollis & Lois Kiger Arliss & Diane Reeder Jimmy Drake Bill Watson, Jr. La Vera Petersteiner Opal Baert Samuel Hawley Craig Fleck Anonymous Eva Tomlin Jonny Jones Ledean Lough Dorthy Rowland Gloria Sweesy Dorthy Winters Robert Anderson Constance Schuetze Patricia Henderson Michael & Laura Tharp

In addition unidentified donations for Congregate Meals and Transportation Services amounted to $5880 Corporate and organizational contributions were received from: Cascade Comprehensive Care, $10,000; Atrio Health Plans, $20,000; Sky Lakes Medical Center, $10,000; and The Soroptimist Club, $500. Total donations for the month were $ 59,081 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.


July 3rd Oregon Commission for the Blind Vision Class 1:00-3:00 p. m. SPOKES office, 1006 Main Street 4th SPOKES office closed. Happy 4th! 6th No Spinal Cord Injury Support Group meeting. 9th Traumatic Brain Injury/Illness Support Group 1:00-2:00 p. m. SPOKES office Topic: Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention 11th Multiple Sclerosis Support Group 1:30-3:00 p.m. Community Lounge, 200 N 7th Street 22nd SPOKES Board of Directors Meeting 4:00 – 6:00 p. m., SPOKES office 23rd Recreation Group 12:00 – 2:00 p. m. Moore Park - meet at top at the picnic tables Bring brown bag lunch, games, and hiking shoes. 30th Resource Fair for People with Disabilities 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mabel Liskey Henzel Pavillion, 2200 N Eldorado Ave. 30th “Looks can be Deceiving” Film Screening 4:30 p.m. Klamath Co. Library, 126 S. 3rd St.

August 3rd Spinal Cord Injury Support Group 1:00 p. m. Epicenter, 3901 Brooke Dr. For information, call John-541-882-7626 3rd SPOKES Night at the Gems Game 6:35 p. m. Kiger Stadium, 2001 Crest St.

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7th Oregon Commission for the Blind Vision Class 1-3 p. m. 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 July 3, Wednesday: Spaghetti

with Meat Sauce, Italian Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar, from Crystal Terrace

July 4, Thursday: THE CENTER


July 5, Friday: Oven Baked Chicken, Baked Beans, Vegetables, Salad Bar

July 8, Monday: Chili Dogs, French Fries, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Quail Park July 9, Tuesday: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Spanish Chicken, Rice,Vegetables,Salad Bar, Birthday Cake & Ice Cream July 10, Wednesday: Salisbury Steak, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Pelican Pointe

July 11, Thursday: White Beans & Ham, Homemade Cornbread, Dessert from Eldorado Heights

July 12, Friday: Swedish Meatballs over Noodles, Vegetables, Salad Bar

July 15, Monday: Chicken

Strips, Tater tots, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Quail Park

July 16, Tuesday: Grilled Ham &

Cheese, Cream of Tomato Soup, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Shasta View Retirement

July 17, Wednesday: Chicken Pot Pie, Vegetables, Salad Bar

July 18, Thursday: Pork Chops, Augratin Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Crystal Terrace & Atrio Health Plans

July 19, Friday: Fish Patty or Chicken Strips, French Fries, Vegetables, Salad Bar

July 22, Monday: Baked Ham, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Bar July 23, Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff over Noodles, Vegetables, Salad Bar July 24, Wednesday: Stuffed

Potato with Seasoned Meat, Cheese,Tomatoes, Onions, & Sour Cream Vegetables & Salad Bar, Dessert from Pelican Pointe

July 25, Thursday: Taco

Casserole, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Eldorado Heights.

July 26, Friday: Hamburger Bar, Baked Beans, Vegetables, Salad Bar July 29, Monday: Chicken Fried Steak, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Bar July 30, Tuesday: Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Vegetables, Salad Bar July 31, Wednesday: Salisbury Steak, Veggies, Salad Bar

August 1, Thursday: Roast

Pork Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Crystal Terrace & Atrio Health Plans

August 2, Friday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Salad Bar August 5, Monday: Sloppy Joes, French Fries, Vegetables, Salad Bar

August 6, Tuesday: Shepherds

Pie, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Shasta View

August 7, Wednesday: Beans with Ham, Cornbread, Vegetables, Salad Bar, Dessert from Pelican Pointe

MOVED to Klamath Memorial Park

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.

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

Active Seniors - July 2013  

News from the Klamath Basin Senior Citizens' Center for July, 2013

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