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By Ken Stephens To author Studs Terkel, World War II was The Good War. And to Tom Brokaw, those who lived through it were The Greatest Generation. Sacrifice was the order of the day. And, as Betty Curtis and Carmen Suter can tell you, everyone made sacrifices every day. “I wouldn’t go through it again for anything, but it created an interesting generation of people,” said Curtis, who was 13 and living in Delphos, about 60 miles north of Salina, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. On the home front, everything from sugar, canned goods, meat, shoes, clothing, gasoline, tires and more was rationed during the war and even for a couple of years afterward. Sugar supplies were limited because we couldn’t import it from the Philippines, which was cut off by the Japanese. It was nearly impossible to get new tires because the Japanese
also were in control in Southeast Asia, where most of the rubber plantations were. Even shoes with rubber soles were scarce. Canned foods were rationed because most were being sent to soldiers overseas or allies like Great Britain. German submarines had stopped a lot of food and other essentials from getting through. Even in Middle America many everyday items were hard to get: They had to be in supply, you had to have money and, perhaps most importantly,
you had to have a government-issued ration book and the correct number of stamps. The book was about five inches wide and four inches tall. Some stamps had pictures of tanks, ships or planes. Others had letter codes for specific commodities, such as gasoline,
or point values. Each person was allowed 48 points a month for canned goods, and that wouldn’t buy much. A 20-ounce can of corn required 14 points, a 30-ounce can of peaches was 21 and a 15-ounce can of asparagus was 14. But the asparagus would put you one point over your ration for the month. Better put it back and get a couple 10.5-ounce cans of soup, 6 points each, instead.
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Not mama’s holiday dinner By Joe Stumpe If I'd ever told my mother that I wanted to spatchcock the Thanksgiving turkey, she would have looked at me like I was crazy. When it came to turkey day and the holidays that follow, mom was as tradition-bound as 99 percent of the cooks out there. Which is a shame because most traditional holiday dinners are – let's face it – boringly predictable. We don't give each other the same presents every Christmas, so why do we feed each other the same food? In the case of holiday potlucks, it seems as if there's an unwritten rule
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that everybody must bring the same dish every year. But wouldn't the world be more interesting if green bean casserole didn't make it one year? As an example, Thanksgiving two years ago I showed up at my Aunt Mary Ann's annual get-together with a large platter of homemade sushi. I can still see my relatives struggling to contort their faces into something resembling surprised delight. And yet, those who tried it liked it. (Or enjoyed talking about it.) The issue thus settled, I return to spatchcocking, a technique that's been practiced in Great Britain since before See Turkey, page 4
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The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s 33rd annual Wreath Festival will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17-18. Seasonal museum exhibits include the Vintage Santa Collection, handcrafted miniature Christmas Trees and the Wichita Cottage adorned for a Victorian Christmas. Shoppers also will be offered a selection of home-baked treats, Christmas accessories, stocking stuffers, ornaments and other gifts. Lunch is served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations are suggested for groups of six or more. Admission to the 1st and 2nd floors is free. A $15 lunch ticket provides admission to all floors. The museum is at 204 S. Main. For reservations call 316-265-9314.
Mark Arts’ annual Holiday Tables decorating showcase will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 3-5. The dining tables are of all shapes and sizes and decorated by individuals, See Holiday, page 16
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Downtown Abbey. It's popular for three reasons: deliciously juicy meat, crispy golden skin and it takes a fraction of the cooking time. Those things happen because the turkey is cooked at a very high heat because it's been spatchcocked, meaning its backbone has been removed and breast bone broken so that it can be cooked flat. To remove the backbone, I use a pair of kitchen scissors (or even better, clean garden shears) and cut out the backbone. Cut first along one side of the spine, from one cavity opening to the other, and then along the other. With backbone removed (and reserved for making gravy), flip the bird over and press on the breastbone until you feel it give.
Season it to your liking and cook at 450-500 degrees, with Seriouseats.com photo occasional Spatchcocked turkey basting. A 12-pound bird takes 60-90 minutes. Don’t do this with a larger bird; cook two for a big crowd. Serve your spatchcocked turkey on a big platter. It makes a dramatic presentation and is easy to carve. For more details, go online to www.seriouseats. com and search for spatchcock. Other parts of holiday meals also could use an update. Substitute cranberry relish with a flavor-packed chutney and mashed potatoes with French scalloped potatoes. Contact Joe Stumpe at firstname.lastname@example.org
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IRS scam, most reported nationally, is back By Marc Bennett I have written several times about the IRS scam. Sadly, the message needs to be delivered again. Six people approached me in the past month – including a probation officer – to say they have been targeted by this scam. To remind readers, someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service calls and tells you that you have been audited, and you submitted an incorrect tax return. If you don’t pay immediately – over the phone – you’ll face arrest on a tax warrant. A presentation by investigators with the Inspector General for Tax
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Messiah concert Handel’s Messiah, sung by the Wichita Choral Society, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the First Baptist Church 216 E. Second. Shawn Chastain has directed the group since 2001. Its first performance of the Messiah was in the winter of 1945. That tradition was broken only several times in 71 years. Tickets are $10 at door or available from a society member. For information call Vicki Mazurek, 686-5002, or visit www.wichitachoralsociety.com.
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Common hospice misconceptions Editor’s note: This story is part of the Being Mortal series on planning for and dealing with the end of life and grieving. By Elma Broadfoot What is hospice? It is specialized care providing comfort for adults, children and infants who have weeks or months – rather than years – to live. The following are common hospice misconceptions: 1. Hospice is for the last days of life. It is for people with a terminal illness and a life expectancy of six months or less. An interdisciplinary team attends to the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of patients, families and caregivers. The national average for patients receiving hospice care is 47 days. 2. Hospice care is only for six months. It is widely recognized that many patients, especially those with a non-cancer diagnosis, can enjoy prolonged lives due to the care they receive in the hospice program. If a patient’s condition improves, or if they
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By Ken Stephens My mother, Lucille Simoneau, was born in the little French town of Damar, Kan., northwest of Hays. She moved to Wichita in the 1940s to work for the Coleman Co., which at the time was knee-deep in war work. She saved bits and pieces of memorabilia from those years, which more
than 70 years later provide clues to just how much all Americans were called upon to do their part to help win the war. One of the items she saved was a ration book, with several pages of stamps still intact. On one page, the stamps bore the image of an artillery piece; other pages had images of tanks,
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ing 40 percent of the nation’s fruits and vegetables. “We grew a garden, the whole back yard,” Curtis said. One year there was an abundant crop of green beans. “My mother had a big copper boiler that set across two burners on the coal-oil stove. She snapped and canned green beans. If we had nothing else to eat, we would always have green beans and tomatoes. …You didn’t go hungry.” Curtis recalled that her mother would call the grocer with her list, then dispatch Betty and her sister, Ruth, with the family ration book, to collect the order. The grocer would put the bill on the family’s tab, a practice once customary in small town stores. “Our parents would pay when they got the money,” she said. “My father was a minister, and his pay depended
The last line on the instruction page of each book pleaded: “If you don’t need it, DON’T BUY IT.” Sugar was the first item rationed in 1942. Curtis and Suter recalled it vividly. Curtis said her mother “was always watching for flour and sugar.” Suter, who grew up in Danville between Harper and Argonia, was 4 when the U.S. entered the war. She said her mother reserved the bulk of the family’s sugar ration for cooking, then divided up the rest among the four members of the family to use in drinks or on cereal. Families were encouraged to supplement their food supply by growing a Victory Garden. At its peak, 20 million families had gardens, produc-
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aircraft carriers and a fighter aircraft. It included a warning that it was illegal to sell ration stamps and violations of the rationing laws and regulations were punishable by a fine of up to $10,000 and jail. The ration book was created to make sure each person got his or her fair share. People were encouraged to conserve, and “If you don’t need it, DON’T BUY IT.” My mother also saved a page out of the Coleman employee newsletter with advice on what to put in letters to loved ones overseas. It advised: positive, don’t bellyache about hardships at home and don’t give your sons, broth-
ers and husbands any more to worry about than the enemy. The most revealing of the items she saved was a small brown spiral notebook. On its pages, she recorded the date, serial number and value of every war bond she bought: $25 starting in July 1942 and then nearly every month from April 1943 through June 1944. One of her four brothers who enlisted in the Army went ashore with the second wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. From then on she bought a $50 bond nearly every month through July 1946. She missed one in November 1944, but she made up for that in December, about the time a second brother went into the front line in Europe, when she bought a $100 bond in addition to her usual $50 bond. That must have made for a bleak Christmas.
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on the collection. There were times when my father went a month without a paycheck.” Blackout curtains to keep any light from seeping out at night were mandatory, even though Kansas was well beyond the range of any German or Japanese aircraft. Suter’s father, a Danville air raid marshal, would go out at night with his shielded flashlight and look for anybody who didn’t have their curtains closed enough. Posters urging people to buy war bonds were everywhere. If you didn’t have at least $25 for a bond, you spent your spare change on savings stamps that you pasted into a book until you had enough for a bond. In a family scrapbook, Curtis has
the program for a war bond rally on April 30, 1943. Admission was buying one defense savings stamp: 25 cents for adults, a dime for children. There were many other inescapable reminders that we were a Curtis nation at war. With most of the young men in the military, there wasn’t enough manpower to harvest the crops. Germans from a prisoner of war camp near Concordia were sent to area farms to help out. Curtis said her grandparents had come from Germany, and her father, though born in the United States, spoke German. “He...told those guys what to do,” she said. “They were just kids a long way from home.” In Argonia, where Suter’s family
moved during the war, a big “Honor Roll” billboard on a vacant lot across from the bank bore the names of all the local men serving in the military. “Every day you’d walk past the billboard to see who had gold Suter stars." Gold stars meant that they had been killed in action. Suter remembers a family shopping trip to Anthony in August 1945. The theater had cardboard icicles hanging
from the marquee to advertise that it had air conditioning, a rarity in those days. Word reached Anthony that the Japanese had surrendered. “All of a sudden, the sirens go off, horns started honking and people were streaming out of the theater,” she said. People started hugging each other. The war was over. Contact Ken Stephens at Ken.Stephens@sbcglobal.net Go to www.theactiveage.com to see more photos.
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Many of you tell us you simply have no money at the end of any month to donate. We understand that a fixed income is a fixed income, and living expenses keep going up. Some of you send in $1 and tell us you wish you could do more. Please know that $1 is as appreciated as $100 because you’re telling us you value the active age and you want to be a supporter. We’re going to continue asking for donations because our expenses keep
going up too. Please do what you can do. And please continue sharing that you read us from cover to cover, save issues for the information and advertising, and look forward to receiving us each month. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday season.
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Teen moms need mentors Senior Services is seeking caring women to commit to a mentoring relationship with a teenage mother. In partnership with the Wichita Children’s Home MOM Program, Treehouse and Volunteer Kansas, the Young Moms Mentoring Program will match women with young moms, providing an affirmative role model and a friend willing to help them grow. “Studies have shown that mentoring makes a difference,” says Debbi Elmore, program manager. Teen mothers who are mentored are three to four times more likely to postpone a second
pregnancy, have lower levels of depression and feel less socially isolated. Mentors and mentees share experiences and enjoy activities together. The matches last for at least six months, and they meet at least eight hours a month. Mentors not only make a difference in a young mother’s life, they help another improve the quality of her mental and physical health. To volunteer, call 267-0302, ext. 203, or email email@example.com
Honor Roll of Donors James Dunning Elizabeth Lampi Fred Menefee
Myleena Mesker Donna Sweet Christine Kubik
These readers have recently contributed $75 or more to the active age Silver Campaign.
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Now’s the time for Kansans with Medicare to check their health and drug coverage for 2017. Medicare’s open enrollment period runs until Dec. 7. Open enrollment is the best time to make sure your health and drug plans still meet your individual needs, especially if you’ve had any changes in your health. By now insurers should have notified you of any adjustments in your health or drug coverage or any changes in your out-of-pocket costs for next year. The average monthly premium for a Medicare Advantage plan will drop by $1.19 to $31.40; the average monthly premium for a basic drug plan will rise by $1.50 to $34. Medicare Advantage remains a strong alternative for people who prefer to receive care through a private insurer rather than through Medicare’s original fee-for-service program. Enrollment in the private Medicare Advantage plans is expected to grow by 1.2 million to 18.5 million people in 2017 – about 32 percent of Medicare beneficiaries.
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Even if you’ve been satisfied with your health and drug coverage, you may benefit from reviewing all your options. Shopping around may save you money or improve your coverage. Kansans in Medicare’s original feefor-service program can choose from 22 drug plans with the lowest monthly premium at $17. Look beyond premiums, though. The only way to determine the true cost of your drug coverage is to consider other factors such as deductibles, co-payments and coinsurance. Medicare’s website – www.medicare.gov – has the best tool for helping you narrow your search for a new health or drug plan. Just click on “Find Health and Drug Plans.” After entering your ZIP code and the list of your prescriptions, you can use the “Medicare Plan Finder” tool to compare your coverage and out-ofpocket costs under different plans. One-on-one benefits counseling is also available through your State Health Insurance Assistance Program for free. Call 1-800-860-5260. From U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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Final fitness thoughts... By Steve Ochsner About a year ago I took on this series of fitness articles in hopes that it would encourage at least a couple dozen people to become more active. The response was much more than I ever anticipated. I have emailed more than 225 strength and flexibility handouts. That means a whole lotta people are now doing something to make their lives, and the lives of those around them, better. But it wasn’t just those 225 respondents... I’ve received requests from senior centers to address their membership. I was asked to teach a weekly strength, flexibility, core, breathing and balance class. And many of you asked me for more information, for advice and for just general support. Chris Robrahn and James Eicher invited me to participate in their Christian Broadcast Network podcasts to discuss the interconnectivity of the body, mind and spirit, along with some other Wichitans knowledgeable about fitness. I also had the opportunity to learn more about the connectivity between the brain and body in the prevention of falls from a well-known Kansas chiro-
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practic neurologist. From all of this, I have to conclude that a lot of people consider senior health very important and want to help you get active. A recent Time magazine article sent to me by a reader echoes almost everything covered in the fitness series. It discusses the benefits of exercise for the physical and mental health for people of all ages, but especially seniors. In fact, it goes a step beyond anything I ever dared to say. Medical professionals are quoted: “If there were a drug that could do for human health everything that exercise can, it would be the most valuable pharmaceutical ever developed.” Pretty heavy stuff ! Look in your medicine cabinet and perhaps you will wonder how much of it could go away if you were more active. Like all good (or maybe not-sogood) things, my fitness series has come to an end. I truly enjoyed writing it and, from the response I got, a lot of you enjoyed reading it. Like a lot of the other people I mentioned earlier, I remain committed
to trying to help people get active and maybe a little healthier and happier along the way. Please know that if you request the exercise handouts I will email them. I will answer your questions if I can. If you ask me to come and talk or assist you with a local program I will. The class I volunteer to teach would certainly welcome you. I will help in any way I can, but remember that only a person who wants to be helped can be helped. Let me close with this. It is no longer just about you. There are few of us who do not have someone depending on us — a spouse, relative, sibling, close friend or even a grandchild. These people need a vibrant, strong, independent YOU. That can’t happen unless you are tough enough mentally, physically and spiritually to be that person. There are mountains of evidence (in Time and a many other places) that say that if you are fit and active you will live longer and stronger. But you knew that before you read my first article. So after nearly a year’s worth of those articles it all comes back to
November 2016 where it started — to you. In the movie The Bridges of Madison County Francesca (Meryl Streep) says, “We are the choices that we make.” What choices will you make? Steve Ochsner is a retired Army officer who has been involved in fitness on a personal level for 50+ years. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the exercise handouts, learn more about starting a fitness class or program, or the Christian Broadcast Network fitness podcasts.
Love your heart Nobody wants to have a heart attack. As a physician, I routinely assessed my patients’ risk factors. While you can’t do anything about your age or your family history, you can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. How? You can walk. Aim for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. But even 15 minutes a day is helpful. You don’t need to run or go to a gym to get the benefits. Just put on your shoes and walk. Wichita has an abundance of parks and walking paths, or you can walk in your neighborhood. Dr. Barbara Coats, email@example.com, BikeWalkWichita Board Member
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Help Christmas Crusade
Volunteers are needed to help answer phones for the annual Christmas Crusade Hotline from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 21-22, at KFDI radio station, 4200 N. Old Lawrence Rd. Callers are paired with a needy child and purchase him or her a gift for Christmas. Phone shifts are 6 to 10 a.m., 10 to 2 p.m. and 2 to 6. Christine Eberle, volunteer coordinator, said it’s OK if some volunteers can work only several hours, and there also is a need for bilingual volunteers. Volunteers to collect the gifts will be needed from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 and Dec. 5 to 9, and from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10. Help also will be needed to put together any new bikes the children receive. Contact Eberle to volunteer for manning phones, receiving gifts and/or putting together bikes, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 943-3040.
Band concert for vets
A Veterans Appreciation Concert featuring local bands will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Cotillion Ballroom. The concert will open with Mike Leichner, a former Marine who now records in Nashville. Other groups are Bucky Fowler and Southern Charm that specializes in classic country and classic rock; Mountain Deer Revival that closes the gap between Country Rock, Americana
and Bluegrass; and Jason Callahan with his red dirt country music. Timmy Jonas (a former Army Ranger) and the Whiskey Militia will close the evening. Their style brings music lovers of all types together for a good time, says Brad Yates of Alpha 1 Drop Zone. He organized the concert. Tickets are $5; proceeds will go to non-profit veterans organization. Yates says the atmosphere is designed for veterans and their families.
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Marsha Hills, the retired executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Kansas, was named the 2016 recipient of the Irene Hart Award for service to the field of aging. Under her leadership this chapter was the second in the nation (New
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nonprofit organizations and businesses. A tearoom lunch is 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; tickets are $15. For groups of 10 or more contact Brenda, 316-683-5826. Admission is $10; children under 8 are not permitted. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance. Two additional events require advance tickets. The preview party, The Art of Wine at the Center, is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2; tickets are $50. Girls’ Night Out, Caftans and Cocktails, is 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4; tickets are $35. For more information call 316634-2787 or visit www.MarkArtsKS. com/holiday-tables. Mark Arts is at 9112 E. Central.
The 22nd annual Gingerbread Village will be open from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at Exploration Place. From traditional houses to ones that stretch your imagination, Gingerbread Village features a wide assortment of houses created and donated by professionals and amateurs. There will be a gingerbread house construction demonstration by high school students Friday evening. Professionally constructed gingerbread houses will be sold by auction. Visitors can create their own take-home houses and explore and experience Exploration Place exhibits. There also will be homemade holiday treats for sale at the Assistance League
bakeshop. Tickets are available at exploration. org/special-events/gingerbread-village/ or at the event. Cost is $8 for 65+, $9.50 for adults and $6 for youth 3-11; under 2 free. The holiday fun will continue at All Things Gingerbread, a life-size gingerbread house located at Cambridge Market, 21st and Webb Rd. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 and Dec. 3. Children may have a picture taken with Santa and the life-size Gingerbread Boy, as well as leave letters to Santa. Assistance League of Wichita is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization whose programs include helping children.
Alternative Gift Market The 22nd annual Wichita Alter-
native Gift Market, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at East Heights UMC, 4407 E. Douglas. This market is one of hundreds held by volunteers across the country to raise funds for global neighbors in need. Shoppers who select tax-deductible gifts will receive a greeting card to the recipient with an insert describing the project. Tangible gifts include items from global artisans, wall calendars supporting the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Kansas, and fair-trade chocolate, coffee and tea. Light breakfast and lunch items also will be available for purchase. Last year the market raised $30,360; $3,835 was disbursed to six local agencies. The rest went to 30 national and international projects.
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Art Unveiling With Artist Wayne Clark Wayne Clark has been a Kansas Artist for over 60 years. Though he is living with Parkinson’s disease he continues to be a devoted family man and is an inspiration to those who know and love him. Mr. Clark’s work is enriched by his experiences as a father and he continues to draw inspiration for his paintings from nature. We will unveil 4 pieces of art that will become a permanent collection at Larksfield Place. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH
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BEL AIRE 7651 E Central Park Ave 744-2451, ext 121 www.belaireks.org
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Calendar of Events
Sedgwick County Senior Centers
Mon & Wed: 6 pm Yoga, Rec Center. Free. Mon-Fri: 8-9 am Bel Aire Walkers, Rec Center. Tue: 1 pm Bridge. (reservation required). Tue & Fri: 10:30 am Chair Exercise, Rec Center. Wed: 9 am Low impact aerobics, Rec Center. Fri: 9 am Breakfast at Braum's. 1st, 3rd & 5th Fri: 6 pm Pitch. 1st Thu: 1 pm Game Day, Rec Center. 1st Mon: 6:30 pm Potluck & Program, Community Room. 3rd Wed:1:30 pm Book club. 4th Mon: 12:30 pm Covered Dish Lunch & Program, Rec Center. 4th Thu: 2 pm Genealogy & Family History Group.
BENTLEY/EAGLE 504 W Sterling, 796-0027
Open Mon-Fri: Coffee, cookies, exercise. Mon: 2 pm Line dancing, chair exercise. Wed: 1:30 pm Canasta. Sat: 8-9:30 am Breakfast, donation. 2nd Fri: 11 am Senior Lunch Out. 3rd Tue: 7 pm Game night, bring snack. 3rd Fri: noon XYZ potluck, program. 4th Sat: 7 pm Movie Night.
CHENEY 516 Main, 542-3721
1st Thu: 9 am New-member orientation.
DOWNTOWN 200 S. Walnut, 267-0197
www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise classes, Pickleball, computer classes, foot care by appt. Nov 2: 12 pm Setting up accounts for beneficiaries by Danielle Saunders. Nov 3: 2 pm Healthy Eating for Holidays by Shirley Lewis. RSVP: 267-0197. Nov 3: 2:30 pm Writing Craft - Publishing Process by Starla Criser. Nov 9: 12 pm Scams - How do I protect myself by Danielle Saunders. Mon: 11 am Lewis Street Singers; 1 pm Bridge. Wed: 9 am Spanish class (adv); 11 am Well rep excercise 1 pm Pickleball.
EDGEMOOR 5815 E 9th, 688-9392
Mon-Fri: 11:30 am Hot lunch, reservation required; 10-11 am Pool, cards, bingo, dominoes, puzzles.
GARDEN PLAIN 1006 N Main, 535-1155
Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise. Fri: 1 pm Cards. 1st Fri: noon Potluck, cards. 3rd Fri: noon Birthday/anniversary celebration.
GODDARD 120 N Main, 794-2441
Mon-Fri: 10:30 am Hot meal, reservations required; 12:15 pm Cards, games. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10-11 am Exercise program. 1st Tue: 6 pm Potluck dinner. Nov 9 & 23: 1 pm Bingo.
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9-9:30 am Exercise. 1st & 4th Tue: 9:30 am-noon Cards. 2nd & 4th Thu: 10 am-4 pm Covered dish, cards, dominoes.
CLEARWATER 921 E Janet, 584-2332
HAYSVILLE 160 E Karla, 529-5903
Mon: 10 am-noon Blood pressure check; 1-3 pm Painting, beginning to advanced. Wed: 9 am Morning coffee. Tue, Fri: 8:45 am Tai Chi; 10 am Exercise class. 2nd Tue: noon Carry-in lunch & program. Thur: 10 am Bible study. 1st, 3rd & 4th Thu: 9 am Help with technologybring your device.
DERBY 611 N Mulberry Rd, 788-0223
www.derbyweb.com Regular activities: Exercise programs at low cost, foot care, book club, friendship club. Nov 9: 10 am Don't Worry be Happy with Conni Mansaw. Discover the benefits of positive thinking. Nov10: 10 am Veteran's Day Recognition Ceremony. Free. Nov 21: 10 am Join Vickie Durrenberger for an hour of Zentangle art. All supplies provided. $10. Nov 22: 6 pm Bunco Babes. $2. 3rd Tue: Noon Friendship Club; 1 pm Book Club. Reading list at front desk.
Regular activities: Cards, crafts, hot lunch. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Silver Foxes exercise. Tue, Thu: 10 am STEP exercise. 1st & 3rd Wed: 11 am Blood pressure checks; 12:30 pm Bingo. 2nd Fri: 5:30 pm Birthday dinner, covered dish.
KECHI Kechi City Building, 744-0217, 744-1271
3rd Thu: 6:30-7:30 pm Meeting.
LA FAMILIA 841 W 21st, 267-1700
Mon-Fri: Dance, exercise, pool, dominoes. 11:30 am-12:15 pm Hot lunch. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise/Ejercicio. Mon, Fri: 9:30 am-3 pm Tax-Aide, by appt. Tue, Thu: 1 pm Exercise/Ejercicio. Mon: 10 am English Class/Clase de Ingles; 1 pm Line dancing. Tue: 10 am Nutrition class/Clase de nutricion. Thu: 10 am Bingo/loteria. Last Fri: 10 am Music/musica; monthly birthdays.
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LINWOOD 1901 S. Kansas, 263-3703
www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Computer classes, cards, Pickleball, exercise programs, hot lunch. Nov 9: 12:30-2pm Thanksgiving Lunch. Bring a crockpot of soup or a side and enjoy special music. RSVP: 263-3703. Nov 10: 2:30-3:30 pm Fredrick R. Clark Jr will share some of his stories from his army days. Nov 16: 2-4 pm Craft Time with Barbara making holiday centerpieces. $8. Nov 18: 10:15 Judith Equino-Humerez will display her artwork. Mon: 9:30 am Dynabands; 9 am Stretching. Tue: 9 am Brain games; 9:30 am Fit & balance. 10:30 am Bingo. Tue & Thu: 9 am Pickleball.
MCADAMS GOLDEN AGE 1329 E 16th, 337-9222
Regular activities: Open gym, walking, hot lunches, dominoes, cards, pool. Sun: 1-3 pm Quilting. Fri: noon-1:30 pm Sewing. Sat: noon-4:30 pm Classes: sewing, jewelry making. 2nd & 4th Tue: 10 am-noon Blood pressure checks.
MT HOPE 105 S Ohio, 667-8956
Mon: 7-10 am Coffee, donuts; 11:30 am-12:30 pm Lunch; 1-4 pm Cards. Tue, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise class. Tue, Wed: 10 am-3 pm Crafts, quilting. Thu: 9:30-10:30 am Line dancing. 1st Fri: Noon Sr Citizens’ lunch.
MULVANE 632 E Mulvane, 777-4813
Daily: Walk in the gym, coffee; hot lunch; computers, dominoes, puzzles, pool, book loan. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am Yoga. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Zumba. 2nd Tue: 7:30-9:30 am Breakfast, $3. 2nd Wed: 11:30 am Blood pressure checks. 3rd Wed: Noon-1 pm Blood pressure checks.
NORTHEAST 2121 E 21st, 269-4444
www.seniorservicesofwichita.org Daily: Dominoes, cards, Wii, pool, hot lunch. library, exercise room, computer lab. Nov 8: 11 am Blood pressure checks. Nov 14: 10:30 am Advisory Council meeting. Nov 18: 2-4 pm Thanksgiving Dinner. $5 members, $7 non-members. Nov 21: 10 am Special Events Committee. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9:30 am WSU exercise. Mon: 12:30 pm TOPS; 1:30 pm Sing-a-Long.
Thu: 10:30 am Jewelry class. Fri: 10 am Crochet class; 1 pm Bridge.
OAKLAWN 2937 Oaklawn Dr, 524-7545
Daily: 11:30 am Red Cross meals. 1st Thu: 12:30 pm, Golden Agers meeting. 1st Thu & Fri: 8:30 am-5 pm, Commodities. 2nd Thu: 12:30-2:30 pm, Golden Agers bingo. $1. 4th Thu: 12:30-2:30 pm, Community bingo. $2. Every Fri: 12:30 pm Afternoon cards. Every Wed: 8:30 am Sweets & coffee.
ORCHARD PARK 4808 W 9th, 942-2293
seniorservicesofwichita.org Regular activities: Exercise programs, cards, pool, hot lunch, Wii bowling, dominoes, crafts. Nov 2: 8:30-10:15 am Blood pressure checks. Nov 14: 11:30 am Advisory Council meeting. Nov 16: Foot care provided by Michelle Steinke. Call 946-0722 for appointment. Nov 21: 11:15 am Healthy Holiday Cooking by Shirley Lewis. Tues: 12 pm Duplicate bridge. Wed: 10:30 am-noon Computer Lab.
PARK CITY 6100 N Hydraulic, 744-1199
Regular activities: Cards, exercise, pool, hot lunch. Call for details. Nov 7: 2:30 pm Make your own mosaic trivet with Erin Horton. Easy no fail project. $25 per person, call 316-744-1199 by 10/24. Nov 14: Schedule a one hour appointment to find the Medicare Part D plan for you. Call 316-744-1199. Nov 15: 8 am Breakfast out: Auntie C's. Nov 18: 11 am Attend the Vet Assist Program to learn about VA Aid & Attendendance Pension Benefit determination for Veterans and survivors. Free. Fri: 9:15 am Exercise. Sat: 1 pm Pinochle. Mon: 6 pm Pitch. Tue: 1 pm Pool. Tue & Thu: 8:30 am Wii Bowling; 10 am WellRep exercise. Fri: 1:30 pm Dance aerobics.
VALLEY CENTER 316 E. Clay, 755-7335
Mon: 1: 30 pm Line dancing. Tue: 9:30 am Free donuts, cards, games; 6:30 pm Pitch. Bring snack to share. Tue, Thu: Noon Home cooked meals. Tue $5, Thur $6. Tue, Thu: 8:30-10:30 am Pickleball at Valley Center Intermediate School, 737 N. Meridian. Use North doors when schools not in session.
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Nov 2: 10 am Wichita Art Museum, A Question of Taste: Pop Art's Influence and Aftermath. Learn about the role of pop art in American postwar art. 1:30 pm The Water Center Adaption to Low Water in the Desert with Kay Drennen. Hear about Kay's trip to the desert and how desert life adapts to limited water. Free. Nov 9: 10 am Sedgwick County Zoo, Gentle Giants. Discover the how and why of the largest animals in the animal kingdom. $4. 1:30 pm Wichita Public Library, The Changing Effect of Media 1953-2016: A Panel Discussion. A panel of journalists will discuss the changing landscape of local and national media. Free.
Nov 16: 10 am Ulrich Museum of Art, Make Art, Not War with Erika Nelson. Learn about protest art in Kansas. Free. 1:30 pm Kansas African American Art Museum. Beauty, Wit, and Satire: African-American Folk Art with Novelline Ross. Free. Nov 30: 9:30 am Great Plains Nature Center. The Kansas Soundscape by Rachel Roth. Explore the Voices of Nature with a Naturalist. Free. 1:30 pm Old Cowtown Museum. Christmas Comes But Once a Year. Learn how the Victorians created modern Christmas. $2.
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Butler County Senior Centers
ANDOVER 410 Lioba Dr, 733-4441
www.andoverks.com Regular activities: Exercise, bingo, bridge, quilt club, dominoes, pool. Daily:11:30 am-12 Lunch (reservation preferred) 316-733-4441, $3. Mon, Wed, Fri: 10 am Exercise. Tues & Thu: Special music at lunch. Mon: 12:30 pm Movie Monday. Tue: 10 am Blood pressure check; 10:30 am-2 pm Memory Café; 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Pool. Wed: 1 pm Quilt club; Bridge. Thu: 12:30 pm Pinochle; 1 pm Pool; 7-9 pm Pitch. Fri: 11:30 am Covered dish lunch, meeting & program; 12:45 pm Prize bingo; 1:45 pm Pinochle. 4th Sat: 7-10am Monthly breakfast. provided by American Legion Post 406. Sausage gravy, biscuits, scrambled eggs & pancakes. $5.
AUGUSTA 640 Osage, 775-1189
Regular activities: Exercise, cards, dominoes, pool, line dancing, lunch daily at 11:30 am. Friday: 9:30 am Prize bingo. Every other Tues: 7-9 pm Live music/dancing. Call for dates. Snacks/desserts welcome. 2nd Sat: 7-10 am Biscuit/Gravy breakfast. $4 suggested donation. 3rd Mon: 8 am Casino trip. Call for reservation. $5 suggested donation. 4th Mon: 5 pm Evening meal. $5 suggested donation.
BENTON Lion’s Community Bldg, S Main St
2nd & 4th Tue: 9 am-4 pm Cards, games, occasional program. Covered dish.
CASSODAY Cassoday Senior Center 133 S. Washington, 620-735-4538
Tue: 10:30 am Round Table. Tue, Thu: 9:30 am Exercise with WSU. 1st Mon: 7 pm Game night. 3rd Mon: 6:30 pm Carry-in dinner, blood pressure checks. Last Fri: 7 pm Movie Night.
DOUGLASS 124 W 4th, 746-3227
Regular activities: Exercise, quilting, cards, home-cooked lunch, $5 (reservation required). 1st Mon: 6 pm Finger foods & cards. 3rdMon: 6 pm Birthday/anniversary covered-dish supper, bring own service. Cards. 3rd Sat: 7:00-9:30 am Biscuits/gravy, scrambled eggs, $4.
EL DORADO 210 E 2nd, 321-0142
Regular activities: Exercise, cards, bingo, hot lunch $3, support groups. Mon: 12:30 Mexican Train, dominoes. Mon, Fri: 10 am Aerobics. Tue: 9 am Coffee; 12:30 pm Bingo; 2 pm Line Dance; 6 pm Prairie Port Seniors. Tue, Thu: 8:30 am Men's coffee. Wed: 10 am Back in Balance; 1 pm Pinochle. Sat: 6 pm Cards and games. 3rd Tue: 12:30 am Blood pressure checks.
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BURRTON 124 N Burrton, 620-463-3225
1st Sat: 7-9 am Community breakfast. Mon: 7-8 pm Educational film. Tue: 9 am Bible study. Mon - Fri: 7-8:30 am Early bird coffee. Fri: 7-8:30 am Breakfast. 3rd Thu: 7 pm Movie. 4th Thu: 6 pm Potluck supper.
HALSTEAD 523 Poplar, 835-2283
Mon & Wed: Games after lunch. Tue & Fri: 9 am Exercise. 2nd Thu: 7 pm Dine out/activity. 3rd Thu: 6 pm Potluck, meeting. 3rd Fri: 12:30 pm Movie in. 3rd Sun: 1:30 pm Movie out. 4th Thu: 7 pm Penny Bingo.
HESSTON Randall & Main, 620-327-5099
www.hesstonseniorcenter.com Mon, Wed, Fri: 8 am Stretch bands. Mon & Tue: 1:30 pm Pitch. Tue: 8:30 am Coffee hour; 9 am Film; 1:30 pm Pinochle. Wed: 6:30 am Men’s Bible Study; 1 pm Bridge. 1st & 3rd Tue: 6 pm Singin’ Seniors. 3rd Wed: 11:30 am Health luncheon; noon, program. Reservations by previous Fri. 1st Thu: 7 pm Bridge.
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Make a donation by: • Mailing a check to 125 S. West St., Ste. 105, Wichita, KS 67213 • Calling 316-942-5385 to make a secure credit card donation • Donating securely online at theactiveage.com and/or enroll in auto-pay via our paypal account.
2nd Thu: 7 pm Movie night. 1st & 3rd Fri: 1 pm Mexican Train dominoes. 1st Sat: 7:30-9:30 am Community breakfast. 4th Mon: 5:30 pm Gathering; 6 pm Potluck dinner, program follows.
GRAND CENTRAL 122 E 6th, Newton, 283-2222 www.newtonseniorcenter.org
Nov 3: 10 am Community Chat with Susie Wickiser. Nov 18: 9 am Jeff Priest, hearing instrument. Nov 23: 10 :30am November birthday party. Nov. 28: 9:30 am Shopping trip to East Wichita. Mon: 10-11 am Blood pressure check. Tue: 1 pm Crafts: embroidery. Wed: 1 pm Pinochle/pitch/dominoes. Thu: 1 pm Wii bowling; 5:15 pm Tai Chi. 2nd & 4th Thu: 10:30 am Bingo. 1st & 3rd Fri: 6-9 pm Game night.
SEDGWICK 107 W. Fifth, 772-0393
Mon: 1 pm Games. Tue: 7-8:30 am Breakfast. Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 am Exercise. 1st Fri: 7 pm Birthday party. 2nd Thu: noon Carry-in dinner, mtg. 3rd Thu: 5 pm Dinner Night Out. 2nd Fri: 7 pm Pitch party.
Support Groups, Clubs, Dances
An up-to-date list of support groups is at supportgroupsinkansas.org. To add or correct a listing, call 316978-3566, 1-800-445-0016 or email email@example.com. Clubs, Organizations and Dances are at www.theactiveage.com under the Resources category. For changes call Kaydee at 942-5345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEON 112 S Main, 745-9200 or 742-9905
Regular activities: Lunch served Mon - Fri. Reservations required by 9 am. Wed: 10 am Exercise class; 1 pm Pinochle. 2nd & 4th Tue: 1 pm Bridge club. 3rd Sun: 11am-1 pm Lunch serving roast beef or ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, hot roll, salad and dessert bar. Drinks included. $8 donation adults/$4 children.
ROSE HILL 207 E Silknitter, 776-0170
Regular activities: Wii, pool table, shuffleboard, home-cooked lunch (reservation required). Mon & Wed: 9 am Strong Women Stay Young Exercise. Mon: 7 pm Pitch, games. Wed: 1 pm Bridge. Fri: 7 pm Card game. 1st Fri: 11 am Meeting, covered dish. 3rd Fri: Noon Covered dish. 1st Sat: 7-10 am Scrambled eggs, biscuits/gravy.
TOWANDA 317 Main, 536-8999
Open 10:30 am-5 pm Mon, Wed & Fri Thu: 7 am Breakfast/coffee at Stearman Bar & Grill, Benton.
WHITEWATER Legion Hall,Whitewater
2nd & 4th Tue: noon Potluck, program.
Transportation Sedgwick County
Sedgwick Co Transportation, 6605150 or 1-800-367-7298, transportation or services info. 8 am-5 pm, Mon-Fri; closed most holidays. www.sedgwickcounty.org/aging.
Butler County Transit
Weekday transportation in El Dorado, Augusta and Andover. Rides to Wichita on Wed, Thu. Call for information; 48-hr notice required: Augusta, 775-0500; El Dorado, 322-4321; toll free, 1-800-279-3655. $10 pass for 25 rides available. Wheelchair accessible; escorts ride free.
Transportation for medical appointments, shopping and recreational activities. Reservations or information: 316-284-6802 or 1-866-680-6802. Applications for reduced fares for those 60+ or disabled who meet income guidelines. Personal appointments Mon-Fri, 8 am-5 pm. Reservations, first call-first served, must be made 24 hours in advance. Vans are wheelchair accessible. Round-trip fares: $8 in Newton (wheelchair only), $12 in Harvey County, $20 outside Harvey County. Wheelchair escorts ride free. AVI Route: Tue, 8 am-4:30 pm. Transportation to Newton for Burrton, Sedgwick, Halstead, Hesston, Walton residents. $6.
AARP Driver Safety Classes Eight hours of instruction. Certificate on completion for insurance discount. Class size limited; call for reservations. $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Downtown Senior Center, 200 S. Walnut, 12:30-4:30 pm Nov 14 & 15, 316-2670197. Via Christi Rehab Hospital, 1151 N. Rock Road, 9am-1pm Nov 19 & 26, 316-6895700. Wesley Friends, 500 N. Hillside, 8 am-5 pm Nov 18, 316-962-8400.
Aging Projects, Inc. serves a hot, nutri-
tious meal weekdays for persons 60 and older at locations in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler county communities. Reservations are necessary. For locations and reservations, call 620-669-8201.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 1
Tue: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, combo salad w/dressing, peaches, garlic bread. Wed: Hot turkey casserole, lima beans, grape juice, apple crisp. Thu: Poor boy stew, Harvard beets, banana, bread pudding. Fri: Pork roast w/gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, Mandarin oranges, wheat roll.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 7 Mon: Chicken & noodles over mashed
potatoes, beets, apricots, butterscotch square. Tue: Chili, combo salad w/dressing, strawberries, cinnamon roll. Wed: Ham salad sandwich, broccoli raisin salad, peaches, snickerdoodle cookie. Thu: Baked chicken, parlied potatoes, carrots, blushing pears, chocolate cake, wheat roll. Fri: Crispy fish w/tartar sauce, macaroni & cheese, cole slaw, plums.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14
Mon: liver & onions w/beef gravy or beef cutler w/beef gravy, baked potato, peas, pineapple. Tue: Chicken & rice soup, broccoli, mixed fruit, lemon pudding. Wed: Tuna & noodle casserole w/peas, carrots, strawberries, gelatin, bread. Thu: Turkey w/dressing, wheat roll, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie squares. Fri: Sausage/hamburger gravy over biscuit, cranberry juice, stewed tomatoes, hot spiced peaches.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21
Mon: Autumn soup, crackers, combo salad w/dressing, strawberries, sugar cookie. Tue: Creamy chicken & veggie casserole, cole slaw, peaches, wheat roll. Wed: Potato ham omelet, spinach, tomato salad, grape juice, bran muffin. Thu: Closed for Holiday. Fri: Closed for Holiday.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28
Mon: Beef cutlet w/Spanish sauce, baked potato, cooked cabbage, mixed fruit, bread. Tue: Ham & beans, parslied carrots, banana in orange juice, cornbread, applesauce brownie. Wed: Baked chicken, California mash, broccoli, plums, wheat roll.
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Place an ad: 942-5385
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In-Home Services: Personal care assistance, meal preparation, housekeeping, handymen and more! Phone Chester at the Senior Employment Program, 316-267-1771 or 316-267-0302. Prescreened, reliable help available.
Resthaven, Gardens of Freedom. Two adult spaces, 44x14 granite and marker, one air seal vault. $7,000 OBO. Call 942-9016. Buyer pays transfer fees. Garden of Nativity, 4 lots including bronze memorial. Value $5,563, selling for $3,500, Buyer pays $425 transfer. Call 316-721-6125.
Private duty nursing, am/pm care, medication assistance, light housekeeping, meal preparation, doctor visits, grocery shopping and other traveling. Serving Wichita since 1999. Call Sarah 316-390-6041.
Old Mission Mausoleum, two side-by-side crypts, NE Chapel Private Alcove, Level 5. Very desirable location. $5,500 each. Call 316-722-8057.
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Resthaven, Garden of Freedom, 3-C-4, spaces for two with marker and vaults. Value $11,000 sell for $3,500. 316-721-6462, 316-253-3980.
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Resthaven, Garden of Freedom, 16-A-2, double depth lawn crypt with marker. Valued at $9,600 asking $4,000. Call 316-722-6258.
CNA, 22 yrs. experience. Caregiving, housekeeping, transportation. Specializing in Alzheimer's/Dementia. Excellent references. Kay, 316-305-8471.
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Resthaven, Garden of Prayer, section 19, lot 113B. Four spaces together. Asking $1,800 each. Will pay transfer fee. Call 918-791-1049. Old Mission, Garden of the Last Supper. Two adjoining lots, mature setting. Valued $2,080 each, selling $1,700 each. Call 612-247-3111. Two plots in Lakeview, lot 80: 11, 12. Asking $2,500 for both. Value is $5,390. Call 214-5012693. Lakeview, Everlasting Life, double depth crypt with vaults and markers. Value $8,500, sell $4,100. Wanda, 316-619-8525. Four lots together, Lakeview Cemetery valued at $2,700 each, price is negotiable. 509-392-1516. Transfer fee negotiable. White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Garden of Christus, two plots for $3,000 OBO (value $4,500). Seller pays transfer fee of $425. Call 316-648-9785. Resthaven, Garden of the cross. Four spaces together with two openings, two closings and one shared memorial marker for two. Value $23,000 asking $15,000. 316-204-4989
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Complete estate & moving sale services. We can do the sale at your residence or place your items with another sale. Expert pricing, selling & clean-up. Packing & moving services available. Excellent results. Free consultation. Call Carolyn Moshier. 316-634-0040
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Moving, partial or entire estate sales. Experienced and insured. Free consultation. Competitive rates. www.salebygayle.com, 316-838-3521 or 316-206-3676
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Complete and comprehensive estate sales. There are many options on how to do your sale. Call us for a free consultation. Irene, 316-806-3435.
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$40: In-home, Sedgwick & surrounding counties Diabetic, thick toe nails, ingrown & callous care
Nova Traveler, 3-wheeled rolling walker, near new, $70. 316-522-0540.
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Genuine mid-length dark brown Mink fur coat with collar and matching hat from Graggs of Wichita with leather belt. Two owners from smoke free home. Asking $700. Call 316-4612237.
Painting—interior/exterior. Doors and windows replaced, grab bars, wheelchair ramps. All general repairs. Guaranteed lowest rates. Senior citizen discount. Lic #7904.
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FURNITURE RESTORATION & REPAIR
Marv’s Home Improvements & Repair
Doors, trim, decks, ramps, patio covers, fences, siding, flooring. Basements, kitchens and baths. Painting. Also honey dos. Honest and dependable. Senior discounts. Free estimates. 35 years. License #8691. Insured. 316-737-4646.
Leaky Basement Repair
Quality work at a reasonable price. FREE estimates. Years of expertise.
Clark Palmer Furniture Repair
F HOME CARE F Gracious living for seniors in a safe home setting by loving certified staff 24/7. Private/ semi-private. Daycare. Memory Care. Affordable. Medicaid certified. Evelyn Hunt RN, 316-214-3359; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reflections Residential Care
Foot Care in home. Home visit $40. Call Francine at 316-943-4360. Leave a message.
No Place Like Home, LLC In-home care services & more Meal prep • Transportation Housekeeping • Companionship
Brick Block & Stone
Specializing in restoration, repair, design build, tuck-pointing, custom mail boxes and columns. Troy 316-208-1105 or 316-529-4453. Handyman. Plumbing, electrical, heating, floors, doors, windows, screens, walls and more. HVAC certified. Licensed & insured. Senior discounts. Call John 316-650-3013. Molina Electric - Wichita Lic #1364 Comm. or Residential wiring. Service calls. New electric service. Troubleshooting. Business 524-0434, Cell 461-2199. Seasoned split and delivered premium firewood. Premium oak mix hedge, locust, pecan, hot stove mix. Any quanitity. 316-807-8650.
LIFT-RITE GARAGE DOORS
Scheduled maintenance, repair, sales on all garage doors. *Springs-Torsion & Extension *Garage Door Openers, Doors & More
Paul Williams (316) 650-8807 • Free Estimates
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Wright One Home Improvements Kitchen & Bath remodeling. Painting. Windows. Doors. Siding. All types of flooring and home repairs. Free estimates. 316-409-2160.
Restore your antique furniture
Wallpaper - removal, repair and installation. Tim Devine 316-208-9590 or email@example.com
SENIOR DISCOUNTS Tables, Chairs, Antiques, Etc.
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Dirt Installation and Siding Repair Courteous, professional repairs. Free estimates. Concrete work. 20+ years experience. Ernie Sponsel, 316-393-5461. STILES MAINTENANCE Heating & Air • Plumbing • Light Electrical Drywall • Painting • Tile Basic Home Repairs Licensed & Insured 25% Senior Discount 316-200-6601 All Purpose Hauling HANDYMAN Pick up/delivery/brush, junk/metal removal. Yard & tree work, flower beds, fence repair. No job too small. 316-807-4989
Carpenter–30 Yrs Experience
Repairs & Remodeling • Trim Work Doors • Cabinets • Sheetrock • Tile Interior/Exterior Painting • Flooring
Don’t Fix it Alone!
Our background-checked, bonded, insured, employee Handymen will fix it for you. Our work is GUARANTEED. We’re looking forward to your call… 316-773-0303
JS GUTTERING & FENCING 5-inch & 6-inch Seamless Guttering Install • Repair Clean • Insured
Bathroom and kitchen remodels. Room additions. Garages and sheds. Licensed and insured.
Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488
Painting & Remodeling by Harley Worthey Interior/Exterior & Odd jobs Husband & Wife Team. BBB. 316-648-4478 Classifieds in the active age work! Call Kaydee to tap into the senior market. 942-5385
Roofing – Windows – Siding A Reliable General Contractor Senior Discount
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Classified Advertising F HOME IMPROVEMENTS CONT F GRANDPA’S PLUMBING
Repairs. Free estimates. 316-312-4391
Small jobs, sidewalks, patios, steps, pads, slabs. Now hiring concrete finishers, $20/hour. Call Haskins Family Concrete, 806-9300.
Remodeling, siding, decks, fences, windows, doors and more. 20 years locally owned. Free estimates. Senior discounts.
Todd Wenzel 316-393-4488
Positive drainage, water issues addressed, 10% discount with ad. Free estimates. Insured. Call 992-8641. Semi-retired maintenance man. Experienced in most phases of maintenance & roofing. Light hauling. Sedgwick County only. Call Paul 316-312-9970 Odd Job Handyman Snow removal, painting, mowing, yard cleanup, minor household repairs. Free estimates. Call Joel 316-772-8629.
S & V Concrete
Steps, porches, patios, sidewalks, retaining walls, driveways & garage floors. Also 4-inch steps with 18-inch landings for seniors. Licensed, bonded, insured. Free estimates
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Basement & Foundation Repair
Total yard clean-up, flower beds and bushes, tree trimming and stump grinding, attics, garages and basements. LEAF cleanup and HAULING.
Alterations by Caroline
Including all yard debris. 316-516-4630 or 316-838-5710
• One Day Service Available •
Mowing, trimming, yard and leaf cleanup. Gutter cleaning. Exterior painting. If you need any of these services call Perry, 316-619-6126.
40+ Years Experience
• I-Beams • Water Proofing • Drain Tile • Dirt Work • Walls Straightened • Sump Pumps • References • Lic. & Insured • Total Basement Repair •
30 years experience 316-516-9200
Economical Hauling 10% off with Ad
• Clean-ups/removals • • Appliances & Furniture • • Dirt work & Demolition • • Insured & Free estimates •
Bruce Smith Roofing & Siding Protect your home from the elements of the weather! 35 Years Exp. Locally owned & operated
FREE ESTIMATES All types of roofing, siding, & other exterior projects
316-640-3155 Licensed & Insured
Advantage Handyman and Tree Stump Services
Helping Hands Framing, carpentry, decorative concrete, remodeling & repairs, roofing, painting, tree services, exp. working with seniors. We do it all, give us a call! FREE ESTIMATES Matthew, 316-208-3784 Tyler, 316-518-4722
Stover Heating & Air Conditioning
Repair • Service All Brands Sales – Licensed Trane dealer Senior Discount SPECIAL: AC/FURNACE check-up $80* *Some restrictions, doesn’t include filters, parts
Place an ad: 942-5385
TREE SERVICE STUMP REMOVE DUMPING SERVICE HOME REPAIRS LIC. ROOF INSTALLATION
LICENSED & INSURED Stan 316-518-8553
Dave’s Improvements Painting—Interior & Exterior Doors & Windows Replaced • Siding Kitchen & Bath Remodeling Roofing • Decks • Ramps • Grab Bars Minor Electrical & Plumbing Repairs General Home Repairs • Lic. 7904 Insured • Senior Discounts!
316-312-2177 F LAWN AND GARDEN F P&A Landscaping 316-708-7236 Complete lawn care, mowing starting at $25 fall cleanup, storm cleanup. Any odd job. Holidays lighting , fully insured. Senior discount.
Mike E. 316-708-1472
Garage clean out, mowing, leaf and gutter cleanup, tree trimming, hauling, roto-tilling. Chimney repairs. Brick, block and stone repair. Dave's Hauling Services Solid waste removal, property cleanup, tree & fence line clearing, general landscape removal, other lawn and garden services. All fence, porch and patio work. Call 316-832-2201. Christian Lawn Care Mowing-$20, verti-slicing, core-aerating, overseeding, new lawns, mulching flower beds, cleanup, shrub trimming and removal, gutter cleaning, hauling. Senior discount. Steve 316-685-2145. Lawn & Garden FALL CLEAN UP Leaves, fence line over growth, mow, trimming & haul off. 316-807-4989
Spring/Fall Cleanup Tree trim/removal Junk removal Brock Eastman • 316-765-1677 F PERSONALS F (SWM) 5’11’’, 185 pounds, enjoys movies, bicycling, dancing, music. Seeking middle aged lady with similar interests. Petite lady for friendship/ more. 316-869-5138.
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Specializing in Wedding Dresses & Suits
5702 E. Harry • Mon - Fri: 10 am-5 pm
F THRIFT SHOP F Gently Used Resale (Thrift Shop)
2523 S. Seneca (Westway Plaza) Wichita, Ks. Store & Donation Hours Mon & Thu 9 am-7 pm Tue, Wed, Fri & Sat 9 am-5 pm Purchase with a purpose. Benefits those served by the Bethesda Lutheran Communities to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through services that share the good news of Jesus Christ. Volunteers & Donations always needed. Like us on Facebook.
F TREE SERVICE F Fall is on the way! ALL AROUND TREE SERVICE
Stump REMOVAL & GRINDING Trimming, deadwood, tree removal. Total yard, leaf clean-up & hauling. Also rural and farm areas. Free estimates. Experienced. Good prices. Insured. Tom King, 316-516-4630, 316-838-5710.
Estrada’s Tree Service
Trimming, crown reduction, removal. Storm damage prevention. Hauling. Firewood. Free estimates. Insured. Senior discount. Felix Estrada, 316-617-4392. Bruce's Tree Service Prompt, Immediate, Professional service. Crown reduction, trimming or removal. Trees, hedgerows, evergreens & shrubs. Residential line clearing and roofs. Bucket truck available. We climb also. Handyman work. Over 30 years’ experience. Sr. Discounts. Insured. Call 316-207-8047.
Need help on your electric scooter, power or lift chair, stair or platform lift or hand controls? Felipe Tree Service Call Howard Distribution at 316-648-1694. Evergreen trimming. Tree removal. Brush Howard is a certified service center and dealer hauling. Splitting. Deadwooding. Insured. Free for Best Bath walk-in tubs, Bruno, EMC, Golden estimates. 12 years experience. 316-807-4419. Tech, Pace Saver, Pride and Ricon. Working for you since 1987. Need a ride? Doctor appointments, ride home from hospital, court, casino, mini vacation or family reunion. You name the place, I will take you there. 316-259-6212. Free licensed medical transportation* for our seniors or elderly veterans. Call 316-312-6784 at least 72 hours before your appointment. Thank for your service. *Non-EmergencyTransportation only.
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Older items of all kinds including: antiques collectibles - costume and turquoise jewelry Boeing and Beech - pins - pocket knives guitars and amps - postcards - watches cigarette lighters - art glass - metal signs *Contents of attics, basements or garages* FOR FAST FRIENDLY ASSISTANCE CALL DAVE AT 316-409-0992 Over 20 years of assisting folks sell items.
COMPUTER HELP in your home. Very patient. Call Norm 778-1487 or e -mail Want to purchase mineral and other oil/ gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, firstname.lastname@example.org Denver, CO 80201. Sewing machine services. All brands, 40 years experience. House calls. Reasonable! Guaran- Collector buying: WWII GERMAN and JAPANESE MILITARY items. 316-516-2737. teed! Call 316-321-1619.
Donate your Durable Medical Equipment. Will pick up. Tax credit. Medical Loan Closet of Wichita. 316-200-2005.
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One approach to wellness... By Judith White We know we need to exercise, right? Nearly every day, right? But do we? No. What can motivate us to exercise? For me it was a group of friends. It's not easy getting older, especially with a chronic disease. I have had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) since 2008. At first, I needed to use oxygen day and night. Toting around an oxygen tank and manipulating an oxygen cannula made moving harder. Then Arthur (arthritis) arrived and made moving harder still, and painful. Whining didn't seem to help. Neither did depression. I knew one thing: I wanted to get better. Research online and talking with friends led me to Via Christi's Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, a six- to eight-week multipronged program. I learned coping mechanisms and received diet and exercise informa-
Wichita Breathe Better support group members exercise weekly.
tion. The harder I worked, the easier I breathed and the less my arthritis pained me. When I "graduated," I moved to the Wellness Center and joined Wichita Breathe Better. We exercise for about 30 minutes twice a week on flexibility, cardiovascular fitness, balance and strength. Machines are available too. Most importantly, our COPD group has fun. We gossip, celebrate birthdays and holidays, tease and share life. We bond because we cope with the same problems.
Do I still have pain and trouble breathing sometimes? Yes. But we keep working together every week and support each other. To join this program you’ll need your doctor’s recommendation to attend the center, and it costs $25 a month. Our support group meets once a month to hear various experts talk about aspects of the disease, equipment, coping techniques and experiences. I'm sure you have guessed by now all this has helped me. Today I use oxygen only at night and when I exercise. I consider myself coping successfully with a life-limiting disease. I’m 75; the oldest person in my group is 87. Urged on by my support group, my
friends and family, and with regular exercise and sensible eating, I am better. The facility is bright and cheerful and features the same exercise machines as those available in the rehab program, plus other machines designed to strengthen various muscles. Join us. Access our Facebook page, Wichita Breathe Better Club, or call Daniel Fowler, Wellness Coordinator at the Wellness Center, 316-268-6100. Contact Judith White at email@example.com.
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Ramey joins WGO
Samuel Ramey, a world-renowned bass-baritone and native Kansan, has been named to a newly created position as Wichita Grand Opera’s Ambassador and Artistic Advisor. His two-year period began Nov. 1. He will work to expand Opera Across Kansas to the entire state. WGO currently travels to perform in McPherson, Salina and Overland Park Opera Academy of the Midwest is committed to further developing the program. Ramey will work with state universities to expand this important
stepping-stone in the careers of aspiring young Kansas and Kansas-based opera singers. He also will reach out to Wichita’s business leaders to support WGO and create a Wichita Opera-Business Alliance. Corporate recruiters use the presence of opera in a city to help attract the best talent. “I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping the WGO move forward into its next phase,” Ramey said.
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Attention walkers, runners and bicyclists. As darkness creeps earlier into afternoons and later into mornings, outdoorsy folks must stay bright: use
bright or reflective jackets, caps, shoes or stripes. Dark outer gear makes active folks invisible, even in twilight. Neon clothes illuminate you to other walkers, runners, bicyclists — and to cars. Hardware and automotive stores have inexpensive reflective tape. Affix it to the front and rear of coats and shoes and caps. For bicyclists check out a bike shop for reflective shoes, crossing-guard vests, strap-on headlights or, the safest of all, lights in blinking red or green or yellow. Keep on moving throughout this fall and winter, but stay visible and safe.
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November theatre options By Diana Morton Crisp air, autumn colors and a hint of the holidays in the air – time to visit a local theatre venue. Forum Theatre, Century II, Mary Jane Teall Theatre, 225 W. Douglas. The Christmas Letters by Laura Bergquist and Paul Cozby. This musical highlights the hilarious insanity of the holiday season. 8 pm Thurs-Sat, 2 pm Sun, Nov 17-Dec 18. Tickets $23-25, $15 preview night, Nov 16. Guild Hall Players, St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. This 1955 classic is the poignant tale of a Southern family forced to face their painful secrets. 8 pm Thu–Sat, Nov 3-5; 7 pm Sun, Nov. 6. Tickets $12, students $10. 316-683-
5686. Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Holidays of Our Lives by Carol Hughes. A melodrama spoofing the season with soap opera flair, followed by a musical comedy review. Thu–Sat, Nov 10-Dec 24, 29-30. Dinner 6:15 pm. Tickets $26-$30; Show only 7:50 pm, $20. 316-263-0222 Prairie Pines Playhouse, 4055 N. Tyler Rd. Murder Most Fowl, or Yule Get Run Over by a Reindeer: This murder-mystery spoof follows the adventures of eccentric detective Philip Cogumbo. Thu-Sun, Nov 18-Dec 18; 22-23. Doors open at 6:15 pm for cider; show at 8 pm. Catered threecourse dinner during show. Tickets $32.95-33.95. 316-303-2037
Roxy's Downtown, 412 E. Douglas, cabaret-style theatre. The Kyle & Monte Christmas Musical. Kyle Vespestad and Monte Wheeler, two longtime Wichita favorites, are debuting a new edition of their wacky, crazy-fun holiday show with music, comedy, costumes, games and audience participation. 8 pm Fri–Sat, Nov 11-Dec 18, 22-23. Tickets $27-$30. 316-265-4400 Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. You Can't Take It With You by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. A girl loves her eccentric family but
wants them to act "normal" around her fiancé and his straight-laced parents. 8 pm Wed–Sat, Nov 25-Dec 11. Tickets $14, $12 for military/seniors/students. 316-686-1282 WSR Signature Theatre, 332 E. First. Oliver! by Lionel Bart. A 1960 musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' tale about pickpocket urchins in 19th century London. 8 pm Fri-Sat, 7 pm Sun, Nov 25-Dec 4. Tickets $10-18. 316-644-7018. Contact Diana Morton at email@example.com
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