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April 2013

Better ng i v Li This edition featuring . . . Community

Clubs offer help for others, fun for members See Page 2

Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol monthly news you can use: Beware of scams See Page 6

A special supplement to The Daily Nonpareil

See what’s cookin’ at your area Senior Center See Page 11

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Clubs offer help for others, fun for members TIM ROHWER

There are many social and philanthropic clubs in Council Bluffs that help build a sense of community. Some are more focused on helping the less fortunate, while others simply provide a fun atmosphere to keep seniors busy throughout the day. Those in the community with certain physical disabilities, particularly vision, have long had a support group in the local Lions Club. “It’s very rewarding,” said Mary Hume, president. “I think the Lions Club is one of the best organizations you can belong to.” At the invitation of a friend, Hume joined the local club in 1989 after learning of its dedication to helping those with hearing and vision problems. She herself had vision problems that for-

better when released than “We do a lot of activities those who didn’t have the together,” she said. opportunity to care for aniOther clubs around mals. And, the puppies get acquainted with humans CLUBS/See Page 5 at an earlier age to better prepare them for the important role they will serve later, Hume said. Of course, the 30 or so club members enjoy 300 W. Broadway, Suite 114 carefree socializing by Council Bluffs, IA 51503 (712) 325-6802 meeting for lunch twice File photo/Kyle Bruggeman Glenwood Hospice House From left, Sharon Rehurek, Beverly Hopkins, Emily Wilcox monthly, holding picnics 357 Indian Hills Drive, and Linda Hann shuffle cards after finishing a game of hand and sponsoring a float in Glenwood, IA 51534 and foot at the Council Bluffs Senior Center on March 8. (712) 527-4660 the annual Celebrate CB tunately healed over time to labs for expert analy- parade, Hume said. so there was that connec- sis, to insure that vision problems can be caught at tion, Hume said. The Lions Club sponsors a young age before these a free eye clinic weekly problems become major. The club even works at the local doctor’s office and has a large collection with prisons on a projof glasses with the correct ect to help the inmates prescriptions available and those with vision should people need them. problems. Members purOne Lions program Hume chase puppies destined to spoke proudly of is Kids become seeing-eye dogs Contact Us Today! Sight in which members when grown. For a year (319) 266-1111 get photography train- or so, these puppies live 3630 University Ave., Suite B, Waterloo ing to take photographs with inmates. According of the eyes of small chil- to Hume, these inmates dren, which are then sent are more likely to adjust

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together to serve Iowans new and exciting adven- meal driver – will all Agency on Aging look as they age, and it also ture, we look forward still be the same people. forward to our continrepresents linking indi- to learning from one That won’t change. Your ued service as your I am pleased and viduals and families another and sharing our services won’t change. leading resource for proud to announce with needed services best practices with all of We at Connections Area older Iowans. 5 that on July 1, 2013, and resources, making our consumers. I encourSouthwest 8 Senior “connections!” age you to continue to Services will be joined Our new agency will watch for upcoming by two other agencies span 20 counties, “connews and information We have beautiful rental assisted Homes designed to form Connections necting” the three Area about Connections Area specifically for Senior Citizens and/ or the disabled. Area Agency on Aging. Agencies on Aging curAgency on Aging. We I wanted those of you WE offer ALL the conveniences of apartment rently served by South- won’t start using the who currently reside in living with ALL the comforts of home. west 8, Siouxland Aging name until July 1, 2013, the Southwest 8 service Amenities Include: Services, and Area XIV but you may see some area to be among the • All Utilities Furnished including Heat & Air Conditioning Agency on Aging. If advance publicity on it. first to hear the new • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance • Controlled Entrance you are a client of any Keep in mind though name and to know that • Furnished Stove & Refrigerator • Elevators that the wonderful peoour commitment to serv- of these agencies, our • Community Room for Activities • Laundry Facility goal is that you will not ple at Southwest 8 that ing the needs of older • Rental Assistance Available you have gotten to know Iowans and their family notice a difference in 2004 Garfield, Harlan, IA your services – other – your case manager, Managed by Seldin Company caregivers will remain your senior center manFor More Information Call: 712-755-3350 steadfast. We anticipate than the name change. TTY 1-800-325-2907 As we embark on this ager, and your frozen that by partnering with our neighboring agencies we will be able to increase our menu of programs and services and provide them all in the most effective and efficient manner. When we started the process of selecting a new name, I was determined to choose something that would These merchants offer genuine discounts to senior citizens. easily resonate with our clients and their famiL AWN & G ARDEN ATTORNEYS AUTO R ECYCLE lies. I wanted it to be a name that was easy to Lakeside remember and to find Auto Recyclers with a phonebook or TURF , LTD. 500 West Broadway, Suite 307 internet search. I also 2813 N. 9th St. Council Bluffs, IA Satisfaction Guaranteed! 200 - The Omaha Club Carter Lake 712-847-1000 wanted our new name 2002 Douglas Street - Omaha, NE 68102 Senior & to represent what we WE PAY CASH & THERE’S NO WAITING Email: Pre-Payment Discounts do here at the agency, Office: (402) 898-7000 We Pay Top Dollar Web Site: and I think that Con322-0102 For Scrap Metal & Car Bodies Fax: (402) 898-7130 nections Area Agency Show your support for the seniors in our area by advertising your senior discounts on Aging captures all of that on many levels. I in the Better Living Service Directory! Call Gay at (712) 325-5704 believe it is a name that will resonate with people and be easy to find. It represents the “connecting” of three agencies who will now work Barb Morrison

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Better Living (Senior Courier) is a publication of The Daily Nonpareil and Southwest 8 Senior Services, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging for southwest Iowa. The publication is distributed by The Daily Nonpareil to approximately 17,000 households in Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison counties. An additional 8,000 copies are distributed through a volunteer distribution network to people age 60 and older in Cass, Fremont, Mills, Montgomery, Page and Shelby counties in Iowa. Address all correspondence to: Better Living/Courier Coordinator, Southwest 8 Senior Services, 300 W. Broadway, Suite 240, Council Bluffs, IA 51503; or call (712) 328-2540 or tollfree at (800) 432-9209; or you can contact us via the Web at www. Advertising Information The Daily Nonpareil of Council Bluffs represents the Better Living section. Advertising rates are available by contacting retail advertising at (712) 3281811. The advertising deadline for the next issue is the 13th day of the month prior to the running of the ad.

Policy Board Cass County: Burton Conn; Fremont County: Christina Hankins; Harrison County: Rollie Roberts; Mills County: Terry Amburn; Montgomery County: John Waltz; Page County: Open; Pottawattamie County: Marilyn Schroeder; Shelby County: Dwight Zimmerman. Advisory Council Cass County: Dorothy Teig, Kris Wernimont; Fremont County: Open, Open; Harrison County:

Keith Oliver, Evelyn Lynch; Mills County: Rose Schoening; Sheri Bowen; Montgomery County: Open, Open; Page County: Open, Open; Metro Pottawattamie County: Nancy Coziahr, Bob Neuman, Gary Frederiksen, George Gillespie; Jean Palensky; Rural Pottawattamie County: Gale Brown; Julie Handbury; Shelby County: Open, Open.

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town are focused more on casual fun, yet that’s important in its own way. Recently, about a dozen seniors again gathered at their twice-weekly Bridge Club at the Council Bluffs Senior Center. “I’ve been playing bridge before this building was built,” said Bonnie Feekin. “We have a real nice group here and that’s why we’re here, to socialize and our love of playing bridge.” “You don’t have to be a member of the center, either,” added Mary Ann Borchers, sitting at the same table. She began playing bridge while attending college so obviously Borchers may be more advanced in this game than others. But, the club attracts all skill levels and that is fine, she said. “There are various levels of ability, but we all get along,” Borchers said. Just down the hallway, another group of seniors is enjoying a different game of cards. They belong to the Hand and Foot Club, a game that features cards held in their hands and cards by their feet. It’s also held twice weekly at the Senior Center. “Everything I do I book around these two days,” said Beverly Hopkins. “It’s a good way of meeting people. It’s getting out of the house.” “We play for the fun of it and to visit,” added Emily Wilcox.

Better Living Important Medicare changes for 2013 Friday, March 22, 2013

Important changes are taking place for Iowans on Medicare in 2013. “Some of the most significant changes relate to mental health coverage,” says Kris Gross from the state of Iowa’s Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). People with Medicare Part B pay less out of pocket for outpatient mental health treatment now. The co-payment is now 35 percent, down from 50 percent. Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plans are now allowed to cover benzodiazepine and barbiturate medications, such as those used to treat chronic mental disorders, as well as cancer and epilepsy. Prior to this year, Medicare did not pay for these prescription drugs. People with Medicare Part D plans will

also see a greater discount for their medications once they reach the coverage gap or “donut hole.” The discount has increased from 50 percent in 2012, to 52.5 percent for brand-name medicines your plan covers, and from 14 percent in 2012 to 21 percent for generic medicines, in 2013. These discounts will be applied automatically at the pharmacy or by the mail-order supplier. Those with Original Medicare will begin to see newly-designed, easier to understand quarterly Medicare summary notices starting later this year. The language is simpler, the print is larger, and there are clear definitions right on the form. There are also stepby-step instructions to check the form’s accuracy, appeal anything

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that is wrong, or report potential fraud. The new forms will be phased in between February and June. Medicare premiums and deductibles have increased slightly in 2013. The Part B premium for most people in 2013 is $104.90 per month, up $5, and the annual Part B deductible is $147, an increase of $7, compared to 2012. The Part A deductible, if you are admitted to a hospital, is $1,184, an increase of $28. If you have questions about Medicare, over


300 SHIIP counselors around the state are available to sit down and talk with you face-toface. SHIIP is a service of the Iowa Insurance Division and all services are free, confidential and objective. Southwest 8 Senior Services is the sponsor of a SHIIP site where beneficiaries can meet individually with a counselor by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment or if you have questions, please call (712) 328-2540 or toll free at 1-800-432-9209.

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Medicare notices will change for some beneficiaries People on Medicare who use “durable medical equipment” will soon see a new look to their Medicare Summary Notice, the statement that shows what Medicare has paid on their equipment. If you use any of the following common items, read on. • Diabetes testing supplies • Orthopedic or diabetic shoes or sole inserts • Braces for leg, back, neck, arm • Oxygen • Nebulizers • Ostomy supplies • Walkers and wheelchairs used at home Here are some tips on what to look for on the new notices. The first page shows you a summary of the time period and names of all the suppliers that sent claims to Medicare. It tells you how much of your deductible is met and it tells you the total you may be billed for all the claims included on the notice. On the following pages, each claim is eas-

ier to see because large print shows the date of the service and name of the supplier. The description of the item or service has more details and uses words easier to understand than the old notices. These notices come to you from Noridian Administrative Services in Fargo, North Dakota; this appears as the return address on the envelope. This is not a change; you’ve already been receiving Medicare notices from this office. It is very important for you to read your Medicare notices. Mistakes do happen and if you find one, call the supply company right away to ask them to review their records. If it is an error and money needs to be returned to Medicare, the supply company can do that. You should watch for a new Medicare notice that repeats the date of the service and shows a new payment amount and remark that a correction was made. If Medicare pays for something you did not receive and at a later date you need that item, Medicare

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might not cover the item if no correction was made earlier. If you’d like one of Senior Medicare Patrol’s “Personal Health Care Journals” to keep track of your medical services while you wait for your Medicare notices, please call SMP at 1 (800) 4232449. Lottery scams in Iowa Persons in northwestern and north central Iowa have informed their local police and Walmart, that suspected scammers are making calls to Iowans to inform them they’ve won a lottery prize which they can claim if they purchase Green Dot MonePak cards at their Walmart store. The victim thinks they are purchasing

these cards (in amounts Federal Trade Comof $500) to pay fees or mission warns of new taxes for an unclaimed scam about national lottery prize but when medical cards they give the identifying Government officials numbers from the cards sent a nationwide alert to the scammers, they recently about scams will lose all their money. This seems too good to be SCAMS/See Page 9 true and it is!

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Protect yourself from abuse, neglect and exploitation

Elder abuse can happen to anyone – a loved one, a neighbor, and when we are old enough it can happen to us. It is estis mated that about 2.1 million older Americans, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities face abuse and neglect every year. Act now to protect yourself from potential abuse in the future. Plan Plan for your future by talking with family members, friends, and professionals whom you trust: • Have your income (e.g., retirement, Social Security, and disability payments) directly deposited into your checking account. Contact your bank or go to for help. • If managing your daily finances becomes difficult, use a daily money manager. Allow only someone you trust to manage your finances. Visit or for further information on professional money management services. • Get your estate plan in place. Ask your attorney to help you create a living will, a revocable trust, and a durable power of attorney for health care and asset management. Name a person you trust to make health care and asset management decisions for you in the event you are not able to make those decisions for yourself. Designating co-powers of attorney can ensure that no one agent can act unilaterally. • Learn about your options for long-term

care, if it becomes necessary. Visit www.medicare. gov/quality-care-finder/ for more info on long-term care facility quality. Be cautious • Learn about the types of elder abuse and neglect and associated warning signs. • Get on the National Do Not Call Registry to reduce telemarketing calls. Visit www.donotcall. gov or call 1 (888) 3821222 to register your phone number. • If you are offered a “prize,” “loan, ” or “investment” that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Consult with someone you trust before making a large purchase or investment and don’t be pressured or intimidated into immediate decisions. • Don’t sign any documents that you don’t completely understand without first consulting an attorney or family member you trust. • Do not provide personal information (e.g., Social Security number or credit card) over the phone unless you placed the call and know with whom you are speaking. • Tear up or shred credit card receipts, bank

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Friday, March 22, 2013


Goings On Carter Lake

At our Valentine’s party, Richard Lampe and Shirley Benish were crowned King and Queen! Congratulations to them! Please take note that April 11 will mark the last noon birthday celebration for a while. May 9 will be the first evening birthday celebration of the season. During the warmer weather months we serve dinner at 5 p.m., followed by entertainment. We hope to see a lot more people as the weather gets warmer! Lastly, all of the seniors here at the Carter Lake Center wish everyone a Blessed Easter.


We have been enjoying the beautiful spring weather and all of the activities at the Senior Center. We will begin the month with April Fool’s Day with tricks galore! April 2 we have Resource Group. On April 8 the Alzheimer’s Support group will meet. We will have Movie Day with Hy-Vee on April 9. On April 11, Senior Council will meet at 9:30 a.m. and we will hold an evening meal at 6 p.m. with entertainment by the Harlan High School Jazz Band! April 25 marks our second evening meal of the month at 6 p.m., followed by social night where you can stick around to visit

with friends or play board games. As always, we still feature Monday and Friday crafts, Wednesday Wii games and post-lunch Bingo, Dominos on Thursday, and our varied card groups every day. Our gentlemen are always around playing pool and cards in the pool room. Stop by and check out all of the activities at the Harlan Senior Center!


Greetings from Oakland! In case you missed our Merrymaker’s music from Kim Eames, our blood pressure clinic, the Abraham Lincoln presentation by Lee Williams, or our annual Easter Egg Hunt in March, don’t despair. Our April events are planned and ready for you! Our Senior Council will meet on Wednesday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. On Tuesday, April 9, at 1 p.m., we will be entertained by the Home Towners from Council Bluffs, under the direction of Dee Youngman. This Senior Citizen group will offer a variety of music from old favorites to hymns. Joyce Torchia from the Merrymakers organi-

zation will take the stage on Thursday, April 18, at 6 p.m. This entertaining singer and guitarist will keep your toes tapping with a cross section of familiar tunes, following our first evening meal of the season at 5 p.m. Call the Center for date and time of our monthly blood pressure clinic. Each day you will find a card game in progress with lively conversation. Please make your meal reservation one day in advance for either home delivery or for dining at the Center by calling (712) 482-3353 before 11 a.m. You are always welcome at the Oakland Senior Center!

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Area Senior Centers

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The following centers are affiliated with the Southwest 8 Nutrition Department. Meals from Southwest 8 Senior Services Senior Centers follow the menu on the last page of the Better Living Courier, and meals are based on a suggested contribution of $3.25 to individuals age 60 or older. For the following centers please make meal reservations at 11 a.m. one day in advance. Council Bluffs at The Center 714 S. Main St. (712) 323-5995 M-F 12 p.m.

Carter Lake Senior Center 626 E. Locust St. (712) 347-6102 M-W, F 12 p.m. Thurs. 5 p.m.

Logan Senior Center 108 West Fourth St. (712) 644-2229 M-F 12 p.m. Oakland Senior Center 618 N. Hwy (712) 482-3353 M-F 12 p.m.

Clarinda Senior Center 1140 E. Main St. (712) 542-2932 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Malvern Senior Center 201 East Fourth St. (712) 624-8985 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Red Oak Senior Center 2700 N. Fourth St. (712) 623-3497 M-F 12 p.m.

Please note: the Lakin Campus, Shenandoah (Meal Site) and Hamburg Senior Centers have closed, contact Southwest 8 at 1-800-432-9209 with questions.

Missouri Valley Senior Center 100 S. Fourth St. (712) 642-3215 M-F 11:30 a.m.

Sidney Senior Center 2820 N. Ridge Road (712) 374-3053, M-F 12 p.m.

Villisca Senior Center 312 S. Third Ave. (712) 826-5182 M-F 11:30 a.m.

The following centers are not affiliated with Southwest 8 Senior Services: Atlantic Senior Center 411 Walnut St. (712) 243-3599 M–F 9 a.m. to 4p.m.; Meals served Tues./ Wed./Thurs., 11:30 a.m.

Dunlap Senior Center 619 Iowa St. (712) 643-2244 M-F 12 p.m.

Shenandoah Senior Activity Center 405 W. Sheridan Ave. (712) 246-2002, M/W/F 12:30 to 4 p.m.; T, Th 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meal 2nd Wednesday of the month.

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Neola Senior Center 110 Fourth St. (712) 485-2179 M-F 12 p.m.

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Irwin Senior Center 520 Ann St. (712) 782-3367 M-F 11:30 a.m.

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Iowa SMP monthly news you can use SCAMS/From Page 6

that use the name of health care reform or the “Affordable Care Act.” Scammers make calls to promise a new national medical card will be sent in exchange for your bank account and other personal information. The FTC says, “…providing personal information over the phone can have very serious and damaging consequences.” If

you receive such a call and know the name and phone number of the caller, you can report this to the FTC at or 1 (877) 382-4357. You may have read in earlier Senior Medicare Patrol news articles that scam calls are happening all across Iowa in which scammers offer “a new Medicare card” if you give your bank account information. These are

scam attempts; hang up the phone! To learn more about Iowa SMP or to volunteer, please contact Aubury at Southwest 8 Senior Services: (712) 328-2540 or toll free at 1 (800) 432-9209 ext. 1032. – Iowa SMP

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Seniors: Protect yourself from abuse, neglect and exploitation PROTECT/From Page 7

statements, and financial records before disposing of them in the trash. • If you hire someone for personal assistance services, in-home care, or other services, check that he or she has been properly screened, with criminal background checks completed. Stay connected • Keep in touch regularly with others; isolation can make you vulnerable to abuse. • Build a network of family, friends, neighbors, and groups that you can interact with on a regular basis. • Keep active to prevent isolation. Get involved with your senior center or volunteer to become a senior companion or “classroom grandparent.” For more information visit • Join the National Association of Triads, a national partnership by which public safety officials, criminal justice professionals, and older adults collaborate to keep seniors safe from crime. For more information visit • Create a buddy system with other elders; call each other daily for reassurance and friendship, and visit each other if possible. Report Making a report in instances of abuse or neglect is the right thing to do, and it’s easy. Don’t be afraid! Elders have a right to be safe. • In cases of immediate danger, call 911. • If you or others experience abuse or neglect in a community setting, Adult Protective Services (APS) can help. To learn more

about APS, visit: www. index.html. • If you or others experience abuse or neglect in a long-term care facility (e.g., a nursing home or assisted

living facility), the LongTerm Care Ombudsman Program can help. To learn more about the ombudsman program, visit: www. For more information:

Visit the website of the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA):, orcontact us by email:, by phone: 1 (855) 500-3537.

– Disclaimer: This document was produced for the National Center on Elder Abuse by the University of Delaware and was supported in part by a grant from the Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (90-AM-3146-02). Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions within this document do not necessarily represent official Administration on Aging or DHHS policy.


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Senior Center Menu April TUE

MON Chicken and dumplings mixed vegetables cowboy caviar Oroweat fiber bread tapioca pudding or SF vanilla pudding

Ham shanks in scalloped potatoes Lima beans corn muffin plum halves




Sweet and sour chicken breast over white rice Japanese vegetables grape juice cup fortune cookies (x2) apricot halves


Country fried steak with country gravy ranch whip potatoes peas and carrots WG wheat roll Mandarin oranges, pineapple

Sloppy Joe whole grain HB bun baked potato three bean salad fresh orange




Tuna salad on rye bread (x2) leaf lettuce/tomato potato soup pickled beets banana

Grilled Monterey chicken baby red potatoes Brussells sprouts WG wheat bread cake brownie or oatmeal raisin cookie



Beef stroganoff baked potato California blend vegetables Oroweat fiber bread strawberry pears


Chef salad with dressing: ham and turkey strips shredded lettuce/spinach Gr. tomato/shredded cheese hard boiled egg WG raisin bread; cantaloupe


Carved ham steak in pineapple raisin glaze mashed sweet potatoes peas and pearl onions Oroweat fiber bread diced peaches


Cheeseburger mac casserole broccoli spinach side salad Vienna bread Mandarin oranges


Breaded pork fritter leaf lettuce/sliced onion Oroweat sandwich thins sweet potato wedges vegetable pasta salad seedless red grapes


Western omelet turkey sausage links (x2) tater rounds orange juice cup fresh baked biscuit/gravy applesauce


Lasagna casserole chuckwagon corn spinach side salad breadstick red seedless grapes


Pork loin in gravy mashed potatoes green beans wheat berry roll blueberry/apple crisp or applesauce



Beef roast in gravy mashed potatoes Oregon blend vegetables wheat roll Birthday cake or white cake square


Breaded chicken breast leaf lettuce and tomatoes Oroweat sandwich thins mashed sweet potatoes carrot raisin salad banana


Fried chicken (x2) scalloped potatoes carrot coins WG wheat roll strawberry shortcake with whipped cream


Breaded fish wedge baked potato seasoned cabbage WG wheat bread apricot halves

Turkey tetrazzini Italian vegetables spinach side salad breadstick cubed cantaloupe



Liver and onions in gravy or hamburger in gravy mashed potatoes mixed vegetables Oroweat fiber bread fruited cake


BBQ pork rib patty mini wheat hoagie bun sliced red onions 1/2 baked sweet potato green beans banana

All meals include coffee and 2% or skim milk. Please make reservations one day in advance. Modified diets may be requested when making reservations. Bring a friend!

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