Senior Times -- November 2017

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November 2017

Volume 5 • Issue 10

Couple challenges community to match Meals on Wheels pledge BY KRISTINA LORD

Kennewick seniors get help with home repairs

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Fun for the family at Einan’s Santa’s Village

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Brookdale seniors take home award Page 9

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Veterans Day Parades Sat., Nov. 11 9:30 a.m. Downtown West Richland 1 p.m. Seventh Street, Prosser

Tom Seim wasn’t sure anyone would step up to match his $10,000 pledge. The Richland man threw out the challenge in July, vowing to contribute up to ten grand to the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels program if others in the community donated the same amount. The donations were slow in the beginning of the Seim family’s “Double our Money” challenge as the Sept. 30 deadline loomed. “A lot of it came in at the last minute. It was literally at the 11th hour — in the last hour of the last day,” said Seim, a 70-year-old retired electronic engineer. Seim said he’s familiar with the continual challenges Meals on Wheels faces to keep operating. He served on the board of directors for Senior Life Resources Northwest, which manages the senior meal program, from 1992 to 2016. “There’s the perpetual need to keep it operating. Only a portion of the funds come from the state to do the Meals on Wheels. … We have to do fundraising to meet to the rest of the needs,” he said. Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels is on track to prepare and serve 185,000 meals this year, nearly 12,000 more meals than in 2016. The program operates eight local dining centers for seniors, as well as delivers meals for those who are homebound. “Demand continues to grow, traditional funding dollars are steady or declining and it takes our community members, like Tom and Della Seim and those who rose to the challenge, to build sustaining support to bridge the widening gap,” said Marcee Woffinden, nutrition services director for Senior Life Resources Northwest, in a release. uMEALS ON WHEELS, Page 2

Stroke survivor Danene Scribner of Pasco holds magnets outlining how to remember the sudden signs of a stroke. Symptoms include face drooping or numbness, weak or numb arms and slurred speech. Scribner spoke at a news conference about stroke awareness and treatment Oct. 30 in Richland.

Stroke experts, survivor encourage awareness about symptoms, treatment BY KRISTINA LORD

Danene Scribner wants other stroke survivors to know there’s life after a stroke. She visits with stroke patients once a week at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland and encourages them to join a monthly stroke support group. “They are survivors, not victims. It just helps me in my journey and I want to help other people in their journey as

well,” she said. Scribner, as well as a nurse, doctor and emergency responder, spoke about the importance of recognizing symptoms of a stroke and why getting treatment quickly is critical during a news conference Oct. 30 at Kadlec. Strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 133,000 people each year and a leading cause of long-term adult disability, according to the National Stroke Association. uSTROKE, Page 8

Members of area’s oldest golf club buy it to save it BY JEFF MORROW for Senior Times

The new owners of the Tri-City Country Club are working to shed the 79-year-old private club’s longtime reputation as a members-only golf course by making the greens public and overhauling the private restaurant into a high-end steakhouse and sports lounge. Members of the Kennewick country club voted unanimously Oct. 3 to turn over the day-to-day operations of running the club and par-65 golf course to a group of 21 people. The 128-0 vote in favor of transferring ownership to the newly formed Save the Club LLC, made up of current members,

prevented it from going to bankruptcy court and then possibly having strangers snap it up. Plans are for the steakhouse, called The Edge, to open Feb. 1 and be open Thursday through Saturday, and the sports lounge open seven days a week. The new owners will rebrand the facility as Zintel Creek Golf Club, named for the meandering creek flowing from Zintel Canyon that sustains the old growth trees providing ample shade for golfers. The Tri-City Country Club is the oldest golf course in the area and the unanimous vote didn’t come without some heartbreak. uCOUNTRY CLUB, Page 10


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MEALS ON WHEELS, From page 1 The need for the program in the community is apparent, Seim said. “Anyone can go on a ride-along. You can see the people who actually benefit from the meals. And see, ‘Wow, they really need it,’” he said. The Seims presented their check for $10,000 to Meals on Wheels on Oct. 23. Woffinden said $21,000 was raised in the fundraising pledge drive, fully funding nearly 3,000 warm, nutritious meals, or ensuring eight vulnerable seniors will receive a meal every day of the week, for a whole year. Seim called the challenge a “resounding success. I hope to do more of that in the future,” he said. He’s already tried it again — at the fourth annual Pink and Blue Scramble golf tournament on Sept. 29. Net proceeds from the event benefit Kennewick’s Northwest Cancer Center via the 21st Century C.A.R.E. Foundation. Seim pledged to put up $2,000 at the event’s dinner “on the spur of the moment” and ended up doubling the amount for the cancer clinic. He is a prostate cancer survivor. “It’s been successful on two accounts now. I’m going to go around and put the bug into some other higher net worth individuals’ ears,” he said. Seim said he uses a portion of his

Della and Tom Seim of Richland present a check to the Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels program Oct. 23. The Seims pledged to match donations up to $10,000 for the program. A total of $21,000 was raised through the “Double our Money” challenge. Marcee Woffinden, nutrition services director for Senior Life Resources Northwest, which operates Meals on Wheels, is pictured at right. (Courtesy Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels)

investment gains from the last year for his philanthropic work. “I’m not rich but we’ve been fortunate and are in a financial position to do this,” he said. “If I do well, I’ll give more; if not, I’ll do less.” In addition to the Seim family’s donation, Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels also received a new 2018 Subaru Outback from Subaru of America. The Richland-based program applied for one of the 50 cars available to be used to increase meal deliveries in rural areas by having it take a different rural route each day of the week. Last year Mid-Columbia Meals on

Wheels volunteers drove more than 92,000 miles. Subaru has supported Meals on Wheels for the last nine years through the Share the Love program, contributing more than $12 million to Meals on Wheels America and providing more than 1.7 million nutritious meals, visits and safety checks to seniors in communities nationwide. Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels staff and board members, McCurley Integrity Subaru and Subaru of America presented the new SUV to the organization Oct. 26. uMEALS ON WHEELS, Page 3

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New nonprofit helps low-income homeowners with needed repairs Rebuilding Mid-Columbia planning bunco fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 9 BY SENIOR TIMES

More than 12 families in Kennewick, Pasco, Richland and Prosser received help with needed home repair projects, thanks to 400 volunteers during a community rebuilding event on Oct. 28. Rebuilding Mid-Columbia, a nonprofit that helps low-income homeowners make repairs to their homes with volunteers and business partners, organizes two community rebuilding days each year. The agency also offers an urgent needs program for homeowners who have vital needs due to medical or other issues. Rebuilding Mid-Columbia is 13 months old and has served 56 families to date. “Our team has seen how easy it is to change lives,” said Crystal Carter, Rebuilding Mid-Columbia’s executive director. Rebuilding Mid-Columbia helped Loree and Doug Swartz in early October after receiving their application for assistance. More than 60 stuMEALS ON WHEELS, from page 2 “It will be the dealership’s privilege to deliver the vehicle and help Meals on Wheels start their ownership experience off on the right foot” said Mason McCurley, president of McCurley Integrity Subaru, in a news release. “We have had a long-standing partnership supporting Senior Life Resources and look forward to again supporting the mission this year during the Share the Love event to be held in November and December.” Meals on Wheels also received a $5,000 donation from Battelle in early October. For more information about the program, call 509-735-1911.

dents in the construction trades program at Tri-Tech Skills Center painted their home, replaced the siding on the chimney, fixed roof vents and prepared the yard and garden for winter weather. “They’ve just done far and above what we dreamed and we just can’t believe it,” said Loree Swartz. The students spent more than 1,200 hours on the project, Carter said. “We’ve never had a project that lasted that long. They took care of everything. It was amazing,” she said. Rebuilding Mid-Columbia is planning a bunco fundraiser from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at Bonaventure of the Tri-Cities at 1800 Bellerive Drive in Richland. Bookwalter Winery will serve wines and chefs from Bonaventure will serve desserts. Tickets cost $25 apiece and all proceeds will be used to buy materials for home repair projects. For more information about the fundraiser or how to apply for home repairs, call 253-753-8324 or visit

Loree and Doug Swartz needed help painting their Kennewick home so they reached out to Rebuilding Mid-Columbia, a nonprofit that helps low-income homeowners make repairs to their houses with volunteers and business partners. (Courtesy Kennewick School District)

More than 60 students in the construction trades program at TriTech Skills Center in Kennewick spent more than 1,200 hours fixing the house. (Courtesy Kennewick School District)


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Bring your grandchildren and families to events with a star.


• Autumn Affair, benefiting the Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation: 5:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. Tickets tccancer. org. • The Treble with Travel, presented by Rolling Hills Chorus, 6 p.m., Faith Assembly Auditorium, 1800 Road 72, Pasco. Tickets


• Dining & Dementia: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Kadlec Healthplex, 1268 Lee Blvd., Richland. RSVP 509-9438455. Free event.


• Veteran Benefits Fair and Stand Down 2017: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Southridge Sports & Events Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick. 509-545-6558. Free event. • Blessed to be a Blessing, a benefit for the Center for Sharing: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Tierra Vida Gymnasium, 3525 East A St., Pasco. RSVP 509-546-0443. • Bunco Fundraiser, supporting Rebuilding Mid-Columbia: 6:30 – 9 p.m., Bonaventure of the Tri-Cities, 1800 Bellerive Drive, Richland. Tickets • Paul Bannick Lecture: “Owl: A year in the Lives of North American Owls: 6:30 – 8 p.m., Reach Museum, 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland. 509-943-4100.


• Latin American celebration concert, presented by Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Chapel, 520 S. Garfield St., Kennewick. Tickets mcmastersingers. org.


• Veterans Day Parade: 9:30 a.m., Downtown West Richland. Contact 509-967-0521. Free event. • Prosser Veterans Day Parade: 1 – 2 p.m., Seventh Street, near the City Park, Prosser. 509-786-3177. Free event. • Tri-Cities Wine Festival: 7 – 10 p.m., Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. Tickets • Latin American celebration concert, presented by Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Chapel, 520 S. Garfield St., Kennewick. Tickets mcmastersingers. org. • Veterans Day Fundraising Concert: 7:30 p.m., Richland High School Auditorium, 930 Long Ave., Richland. Tickets


• Latin American celebration concert, presented by Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: 3:30 p.m., St. Patrick Church, 1320 W. Henry St., Pasco. Tickets







• Fashion Show: 3 – 4:30 p.m., Affinity at Southridge, 5207 W. Hildebrand Blvd., Kennewick. 509222-1212. Free event. • Tri-Cities Community Lecture Series “Crazy Politics: Populism, Conspiracy Theories and Paranoia:” 7 p.m., Mid-Columbia Libraries, 1620 S. Union St., Kennewick. Free event. • Jingle & Jazz: 5:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. Tickets modernlivingservices. org.


• Fall Heritage Garden Workshop: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Richland Public Library, 955 Northgate Drive, Richland. RSVP Free event. • Ruby Gala Dinner and Auction, benefiting St. Patrick Catholic School: 5 – 9 p.m., Red Lion Hotel, 2525 N. 20th Ave., Pasco. Information 509-547-7261. • Festival of Trees: 6 – 9 p.m., Walter Clore Wine & Culinary Center, 2140 Wine Country Road, Prosser. Tickets 509-543-9980. • sound|counterpoint in Concert, hosted by Camerata Musica: 8 p.m., Battelle Auditorium, 902 Battelle Blvd., Richland. Information Free event.

• Family Christmas Festival: 3:45 – 5:30 p.m., Depot Square, Bennett Ave., Prosser. 509-786-3177. Free event.

• Essential Documents for Every Adult presentation: 4 – 5 p.m., TriCities Cancer Center, 7350 W. Deschutes Ave., Kennewick. RSVP 509-737-3427. Free event. • Handel’s Messiah, presented by Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: 7:30 p.m., Central United Protestant Church, 1124 Stevens Drive, Richland. Tickets mcmastersingers. org.


• Gifts of Christmas, presented by Tri-City Youth Choir: 2 & 4 p.m., Chief Jo Middle School, 504 Wilson St., Richland. Tickets • The Many Moods of Christmas, presented by Tri-Cities Columbia Chorale: 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 2 S. Dayton St., Kennewick. Free event. • Merry Little Christmas Village & Holiday Parade: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Historic Downtown Kennewick. 509582-7221. Free event. • Santa’s Village: noon – 5 p.m., Memories at Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland. 509943-1110. Free event.

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Senior Times • November 2017 uBRIEFS AARP driving courses offered in November

The AARP is offering Smart Driver courses throughout November. Here’s the schedule: • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 7-8 at the Pasco Senior Center, 1315 N. Seventh Ave. To register, call 509-545-3459. • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 14-15 at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Park Drive. To register, call 509-942-7529. • 1 to 5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 13-14, Son Bridge Community Center, 1200 S.E. 12th St. College Place, Washington. To register, call 509-529-3100. All classes are $20 and AARP members receive a $5 discount. For more information, call 888-227-7669 or go to

Second Harvest plans food box giveaways in November

Second Harvest is distributing free food to those in need. The events will be held regardless of weather, on a first-come, first-serve basis. No documentation of need required. Here’s the schedule: • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9, Prosser High School parking

lot, 1203 Prosser Ave., Prosser. • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 6811 W. Okanogan Place, The Garden Church, Kennewick. The turkey drive/holiday box distribution will supply 2,000 Tri-City families, 250 Lower Valley families and 250 Yakima families with a complete Thanksgiving dinner box. Distribution times are: • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 13, Northwest Farm Credit Services, 2735 Allen Road, Sunnyside. • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak St., Kennewick.

Free classes at library cover challenges of aging

The Smart Aging Alliance is sponsoring an educational series called “Silver Linings: Tips and Tools for Smart Aging.” The free series will cover issues that affect seniors and offer assistance in helping to overcome the challenges of aging. Classes will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Mid-Columbia Libraries, 1620 S. Union, Kennewick on the following dates: • Nov. 8: Medication management and health, presented by Randy Johnson from RX Pharmacy and Debra Roe-Johnson, registered nurse, provided by Heartlinks Hospice and

Palliative Care. • Nov. 15: Paying for long-term care and estate planning, legal and financial aspects, attorney Liz Wallace of Elder Law Group and Chad Wilcott of Merrill Lynch. • Nov. 29: Questions answered by panel of all presenters.

Online registration open for Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

Registrations are being accepted for Tri-City’s annual Turkey Trot benefiting the American Red Cross serving Central and Southeastern Washington. The 5K run/walk will start at 9 a.m. and the one-mile run/walk starts at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 23 at Columbia Park in Kennewick. Packet pick-up is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Gesa Credit Union, 51 Gage Blvd., Richland. Unclaimed packets will be available on the day of the event. Early registration discounts and group discounts for six or more people are available before Wednesday, Nov. 15. Children 10 and younger are free with a paid adult. Cost is $15 for the 1 mile and $21 for the 5K. Deadline to register online is Monday, Nov. 20. Registration in person on the day of the event is $25 for the 1 mile and $30 for the 5K with cash or check only.


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Attorney general releases annual data breach report

Nearly 3 million Washington residents were affected by data breaches between July 2016 and July 2017, according to a report released by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. The rate was more than six times the number for the previous 12 months and the number of breaches reported was twice that of the previous year. The data breach from the creditmonitoring company Equifax was after the dates covered by the report and was not included in the data. Cyberattacks accounts for the largest share of the 78 breaches reported. Other breaches resulted in unauthorized users such as third-party vendors and employees accessing information. A small percentage was from theft of property. Washington law requires business and governments to notify the attorney general’s office after suffering breaches affecting the personal information of at least 500 Washingtonians. More information about data breaches in Washington is available at


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Take grandkids holiday shopping at North Pole while supporting local charity BY KRISTINA LORD

Einan’s at Sunset will transform its Richland event center into the North Pole this holiday season. The fourth annual Santa’s Village is a great way for families to shop for gifts, enjoy holiday snacks, snap photos with Santa and kick off the holiday season, said Holley Sowards, operations manager of Einan’s at Sunset. “We wanted to do something around Christmas time that involved something safe and fun for children to do with their family. We also liked the idea of providing things like pictures with Santa because we know it can be a drag to go to the mall and pay a fortune for the photos when people want to just take them on their phone and post them on Facebook,” she said. Helper elves will escort children into Santa’s Workshop where they can choose gifts from places throughout the community. They also can get help wrapping them. “It’s a fun and safe way for kids to pick out gifts for their parents,” Sowards said. The fourth annual event runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at

Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway in Richland. Admission is free, with donations accepted for craft projects and photos with Santa. Tables will be set up with gifts ranging from $10 to $20. All proceeds will be donated to the Fallen Rider Fund, an assistance program for families in at-need situations. Sowards and her husband started the fund a couple of years ago and Rumble Global manages it. The nonprofit offers various motorcycle safety and awareness programs. “The motorcycle community is so giving all the time… Last year there were a lot of motorcycle fatalities and we want to help raise awareness,” she said. Previous recipients from the Santa’s Village charity were The Chaplaincy Hospice House, a youth suicide prevention program, and Cushions, a community-based youth outreach group. “It’s a way to be involved in the community and give back,” Sowards said. While the kids shop, adults can hang out in Santa’s Lounge and enjoy beer, wine and appetizers. They can listen to Christmas music and watch videos on a big screen. In year’s past, the Christmas movies were subbed

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Holley Sowards, left, operations manager of Einan’s at Sunset, and Ron Swanson, Einan’s assistant manager, smile through snowmen faces at a past Santa’s Village event. The fourth annual fundraiser runs from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 at Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway in Richland. (Courtesy Einan’s at Sunset)

out for football games. McCurley Integrity Subaru is sponsoring the event. New to Santa’s Village this year are vendors who will be donating a portion of their sales the Fallen Rider Fund. Vendors include LipSense, Damsel in Defense, Color Street Nails, Scentsy, Tupperware and Usborne Books. For more information, visit Memories at Sunset Event Center on Facebook.


The Spring Senior Times Expo will be Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

We would like to thank the exhibitors and the many hundreds of seniors, family members and caregivers who attended our Fall Senior Times Expo on October 17.

Congratulations to the winners of “Hunt for the Treasure” Winners will be notified by phone or email.

Candy & Wine Gift Basket (Caring Transitions) Bonnie H.

$25 Target gift card (Nuclear Care Partners) Mel R.

$250 Help-U-Move certificate Keith G.

$25 Albertsons gift card Barbara N.

Americans Hockey Tickets Gale M.

$25 Albertsons gift card Jody P.

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uBRIEFS Volunteers needed for Pasco Habitat project

The Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to work on several homes. The Pasco site is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Constructions experience is not necessary. To volunteer, call Linda Boothroyd at 509-943-5555 Ext. 214. To fill out a volunteer application online, go to

French program raises money for study abroad

Bon Voyage French School and Program in Richland is holding a fundraiser dinner to support students’ study abroad endeavors. The Beaujolais Dinner is from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Knight of Columbus Hall, 2500 Chester Road, Richland. The dinner includes a three-course dinner, a glass of Beaujolais Villages wine, live music by the Rad Lads and a no-host bar. Cost is $50 per person and teachers and veterans receive a $15 discount. The money will support the program’s 2018 immersion class where students will study in France in summer 2018. For more information and to buy tickets, call 206-227-4304 or go to upcoming-events-and-fundraisers.

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How to avoid five Medicare Advantage plan shopping misconceptions BY CATHERINE FIELD for Senior Times

The Medicare annual election period runs through Dec. 7 and it’s a time for people with Medicare to make important decisions about their health care – just ask the 17.7 million people who decided on a Medicare Advantage plan in 2016. There are many factors to consider for the Medicare plan that best meets your health and budget needs. To navigate your health care options during this year’s annual enrollment period, it is important to remember what not to do. When researching Medicare plans, people often focus on premiums and medical provider networks, but may not realize there’s more to consider. Knowing the benefits offered by Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare prescription drug plans, both of which offer enhancements to original Medicare, also will be pivotal in your decision making. While Medicare Advantage provides the same coverage as original Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans often also include predictable co-payments, lower or no deductibles, Part D prescription drug coverage, out-ofpocket limits for financial protection, and low or even zero monthly plan

premiums. Some of these plans offer additional features designed to meet members’ needs, such as dental, hearing and vision coverage, a nurse advice line available 24 hours a day/seven days a week and fitness programs. Here are five common hiccups Medicare beneficiaries may experience when considering their options in search of a Medicare Advantage plan that will help them achieve better health and well-being: • Monthly payments are not the only thing to consider. While it’s tempting to gravitate to a zero dollar or low-premium monthly plan, it’s easy to overlook extra costs that can be incurred down the road, such as for hospital stays and medical procedures. After you analyze your previous year’s plan and assess the most affordable option for the coming year, consider the total value of the Medicare plan you select, along with your health, medical and budget needs for the coming year. • Drug coverage is not the same everywhere. Surprisingly, drug prices can vary depending on your location, pharmacy and how much you’ve used your prescription benefits over the course of the year. Be diligent by making a list of your medications; researching drug formularies – the list

of drugs a Medicare prescription plan covers; and considering mailorder as you evaluate your prescription drug plan options. Some Catherine Field, plans may offer Humana lower costs if certain pharmacies are used. • The plan is not just for medical visits or emergencies. If you are living with a chronic condition, you may want to look for plans offering personalized care in the forms of health coaching, education and support by registered nurses and other health professionals. Many Medicare Advantage programs also offer benefits, such as fitness programs, to help members maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. • You may not need the same plan as your spouse/significant

other. Health needs vary, and what works in your Medicare Advantage plan may not be the best option for your spouse. It’s important for the two of you to sit down and assess your different health needs, health care providers and if your doctors will be covered in your plan. This ensures your Medicare plan makes sense for your individual health, budget and lifestyle. • You’re not on your own in making this decision. Utilize resources, such as a licensed Medicare health insurance agent or to help identify the best plan for you. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or TTY: 1-877-4862048. The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 2018 Medicare plan information. Understanding the resources and tools at your disposal will allow you to take “advantage” of all the benefits Medicare plans have to offer in 2018. Catherine Field is Humana’s market president for Washington state.

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Richard Scheuerman, from left, Franklin County Historical Society archivist/education, Cliff Trafzer of the Rupert Costo Foundation, Kim Neff, historical society board president, and Shelly Batman, historical society administrator, pose with the 2017 Rupert Costo Medallion. The recognition is among several programs administered through the University of California-Riverside’s History Department and was presented at the society’s annual meeting Oct. 20 in Pasco. Trafzer cited the historical society’s half-century of continuous service to the community and region, preservation of the city’s Carnegie Library and recent educational presentations on regional Native American culture. He also delivered remarks during the presentation on the critical role local and regional historical societies play in promoting tourism and cultural vitality. (Courtesy Franklin County Historical Society)

STROKE, From page 1 Scribner, 49, of Pasco, doesn’t fit the stereotype of a stroke survivor: she’s not a frail, aging senior citizen. She suffered a stroke while running a 10K race in 2011, three weeks before she turned 43. “I could really tell that something was wrong. … I got to the halfway point … and started walking, which wasn’t normal for me — fatigue. And I tried to start running again and it really wasn’t working out. My breathing was strange and I started kind of stumbling along and I couldn’t really walk a straight line, let alone run. I had to sit down,” she said. She spent three weeks in the hospital and did outpatient rehabilitation for 12 weeks with speech, occupational and physical therapy. She had to re-learn how to swallow, use her vocal chords and walk. “I have this driving force in me. I wanted to get back to running. I wanted to get back to playing basketball. I wanted to get back to bicycling,” she said. She said her body isn’t the same after the stroke as she’s had to adjust to “the new normal.” “You can still do the things you love; you just do them in a different way or not to the same level. You still have that same involvement,” she said. It helps her to reach out to others facing similar challenges, she said. “You don’t have to be alone,” she said. She also wants to raise more aware-

ness about strokes. “They can happen at any age. Be aware of your health,” she said. Abby Richardson, a registered nurse who is Kadlec’s stroke coordinator, said the health system provided 187 stroke consultations so far this year, surpassing last year’s 156 consults, via the hospital system’s telestroke network. The two-way video bedside station allows neurologists with an expertise in strokes to assess patients in real time, 24 hours a day. Richardson said the hospital treated 357 stroke patients from July 2016 to July 2017. Nationwide, someone experiences a stroke every 40 seconds, she said. Richardson said strokes are highly preventable and some risk factors can be controlled, including high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol levels, weight and diet. Dr. Sara Atwal, a stroke-trained neurologist at Kadlec, said strokes are best treated when diagnosed quickly. She said it’s important to be aware of the symptoms, which include face drooping, weakness or numbness, slurred speech, vertigo or confusion. Stein Karspeck of the Richland Fire Department said “not to hesitate to call 911” to get help for a possible stroke. “Time is brain tissue,” he said. Kadlec’s stroke support group meets at 3 p.m on the third Tuesday of each month at the Kadlec Healthplex, 1268 Lee St. in Richland. For more information, call 509-9464611, ext. 4627.

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Kennewick seniors’ video wins best acting award BY KRISTINA LORD

And the best acting award goes to… Brookdale Canyon Lakes. The residents of the Kennewick senior living community were honored for their five-minute video called “Hope” as part of Brookdale’s inaugural Celebrate Aging Film Festival. Seventy-four videos were submitted for the national contest. Judges narrowed the field to nine finalists in the best picture, best writing, best acting and best technical design categories. “Hope” took home the best acting award. About 14 residents spent a month on the project. Created to help change the perception of aging and to communicate a positive, uplifting or touching message that celebrates it, the video festival was an opportunity for Brookdale residents and employees across the country to work together on a creative project using iPad technology. The Kennewick seniors wrote their own script and Joe Green, resident programs coordinator for Brookdale Canyon Lakes, filmed

and edited most of it. Winners in the contest were selected by a panel of judges at the festival’s award presentation at the Franklin Theatre in F r a n k l i n , Tennessee, near Nashville, on Oct. 4. Ginger Vetrano, 86, a Brookdale Canyon Lakes resident, who also took part in the film, and Green attended the red carpet and black Ginger Vetrano, Brookdale Canyon Lakes resident, tie awards cereleft, and Joe Green, Brookdale Canyon Lakes’ resimony. dent programs coordinator, stand on the red carpet B r o o k d a l e at the Celebrate Aging Film Festival in Tennessee. operates indepen- They took home the best actor award for their fivedent living, assist- minute film. (Courtesy Brookdale) ed living, and dementia-care communities and continuing care To see the Brookdale Canyon retirement centers, with about 1,039 Lakes film and the others, visit communities in 46 states and the to serve about 102,000 resi- choice-awards. dents.

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uBRIEFS CBC roadwork may delay traffic through Nov. 16

Drivers should expect delays while the city of Pasco is working on a road project through Nov. 16 for a new Columbia Basin College housing project. The work on 20th Avenue, south of Argent Road, will remove a section of the center landscape island and install a turn lane into the CBC housing complex for southbound traffic on 20th Avenue, in addition to improving the complex’s driveway. Those en route to the Tri-Cities Airport could experience delays and should allow for extra time.

Clay Atelier Gallery to feature winter art show

The Clay Atelier Gallery will be having an art show and sale featuring the works of local artists, including jewelry, metal arts, watercolors, pottery pieces and wax art. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3 and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10 at 2740 Leslie Road, Richland. For more information, call 509539-9471.


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COUNTRY CLUB, From page 1 “Some of the comments we received from longtime members was that this was the end of an era because the club originated in 1938, and now it’s gone as they wish to remember it,” said Randy Stemp, president of Save the Club, who works as an engineering projects manager at Lampson International LLC. “We are preferring to say that it is the start of a new era with time-honored traditions.” It helps that Stemp and the other 19 members of Save the Club are members of the country club. “The goal truly is to save the club that’s been there since 1938,” Stemp said. “We like the fact that it doesn’t take you five hours to play. We want to maintain it.” Save the Club is made up of area business people, including current country club pro Clint Ables, Bill Lampson, Herb Coulter, Brad Bell, Brandon Mayfield, Craig Mayfield, Levi Bland, Laurie Winchel, Jesse Kadinger, Jason Lynch, Jim London, Jean Ruane, Bob Hamilton, Angela Johnson, Mike Evanson, Vera Berry, Marv Jones, Mitch Murphy, Jim Jacobsen and Bryan Pepin-Donat. The country club has been struggling financially for years, with serious cash flow issues beginning in the summer of 2016, Stemp said. Members considered five options to fix the finances in August 2016 and

voted to levy a $1,100 assessment on all members. “More than 50 percent agreed to this,” Stemp said. “The country club went through its part of the bargain, went through a remodel of the clubhouse. But when the assessment came due in January, about one-third of the membership quit.” At the time, membership numbered about 300. After the mass exodus, it dropped to 192, and there was an even bigger cash-flow problem. “Now that the club had already spent that money on the remodel, we lost one-third of the assessment money and one-third of the membership dues,” Stemp said. “Throw in one of the snowiest winters on record, where the golf course was closed 12 weeks, and there is a problem.” The country club’s board tried to secure a loan to straighten things out, but most banks don’t want to own a golf course, Stemp said. “The board went to eight different banks, but no one was lending money,” he said. “In July, the board asked a group of us to give the club a $250,000 loan that most banks would normally loan.” The group of 12 needed to protect themselves if the club fell behind in operating funds. “The board started doing the math, and realized they were just kicking the can down the road nine to 12

months,” Stemp said. “The board asked us, ‘What if you took ownership now?’” So in August, the group started Save the Club. “We decided you had to have been a member in good standing in August to be part of the group,” Stemp said. “You had to be willing to put up your share of the startup capital.” Members had to have the ability to help with loans of up to $1 million and pay their fair share if needed. “When this all started, there was 12 of us. Then it grew to 14,” Stemp said. “Then we shut off candidacy when we went to an LLC on Sept. 25. On Sept. 25, we decided we were at 18, and we would cap our LLC at 21. Right now we are at 21.” The group will invest about $500,000 in the club for starters. “But we’ve got to pay some of the bills the club owes,” said Stemp, who admits the new owners will probably go through $300,000 pretty fast. But the group has ideas to regain the club’s footing. It has offered profit-sharing for long-standing members. “The club is registered as a nonprofit,” Stemp said. “In the articles of corporation, all the profits are to go to charity. People were worried we were going to take this and turn around and sell it to the highest bidder. To prevent that, we offered profit-sharing. If we

took this over, when or if we sold the club, the portion of the profits would be given to the shareholders — many who have been members for many years.” If the group sells the club in the first two years, the members would get 80 percent of the profits. But if the group still owns the course after five years, the profit-sharing program goes away. “Right now, we’re continuing with the membership until the end of the year,” Stemp said. “But come Jan. 1, you’ll be signing a new annual membership.” Stemp said the club has 150 golfing members. “We need 350 to break even,” he said. “So the search is on for new members.” To do that, the group plans to make the club fully public. The golf course has always been open to the public, but “I don’t know if the public knew we were open to the public,” Stemp said. He said the country cub is cutting golf rates 25 percent. “That brings us in line below most courses in the Tri-Cities,” he said. Hopefully, Stemp said, the reduced rates will help bring in new members – including young people. “It costs a lot of money to keep your kids involved in youth sports,” he said. “You get to a point of either supporting your children, or playing golf. I know because I took a break from golf when my kids were in youth sports.” Stemp said the country club was viable until about five years ago when the economic downturn hit. But it had other problems too. “If you ask anybody about the country club, they’ll say it’s perceived as an exclusive club that was unwelcoming environment to the general public,” he said. “We need to break that mentality to bring ideas to attract younger people. We didn’t want to change because we had very aging group of members. We weren’t able to attract new members. We were somewhat cost prohibitive to other courses. “Little by little, we lost pieces, lost members, lost revenue,” he said. “We started cutting costs. The facility has aged. A lot of TLC needs to happen.” Changes will made to the golf course. “They’ve let the rough grow a bit,” Stemp said. “We’re in the process of speeding up the greens. It’s going to play tougher than its slope. We’re going to do some renovation with sand traps. The truth is, we’re not going to get some big Northwest PGA tournaments here, but as a juniors course it plays really well.” uCOUNTRY CLUB, Page 14

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Kennewick Senior Center

500 S. Auburn St., Kennewick • 509-585-4303 All activities are at the Kennewick Senior Center unless otherwise listed. For more information, call 509-5854303. • Bunco: 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. • Woodcarving: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: 75 cents per day. 9 a.m. to noon Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. Bring your supplies or borrow from the class.

• Dominoes: 12:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost: 50 cents per day. • Party Bridge: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: 50 cents per day. • Bridge Tournament: Second Sunday of each month, 2 to 6 p.m. Cost: $1. RSVP 509-586-3349. • Pinochle: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Cost: 50 cents per day. 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $1 per day. • Chinese Mahjong: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $1 per day. • Clay Sculpting: 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $1 per day. Bring your own supplies and projects. • Sewing: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $1 per day. • Indoor Walking: 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Cost: $1 per

day. Location: Southridge Sports Complex, 2901 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick. • Hair Cuts and Clips: Hair cuts provided by Pam Eggers. Second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 9 to 11 a.m. by appointment only. Cost $1. Call 509-585-4303. • Taijuquan: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Call 509-430-1304 for cost and to register.

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Most of Pasco’s senior services programs take place at the First Avenue Center at 505 N. First Ave., near the Amtrak station behind City Hall, unless otherwise listed. • Basin Wood Carvers: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: Free. • China Painting: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays. Cost: Free. Bring your own project and supplies. • Cribbage: 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: Free. • Drop-In Snooker: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: $1 per day. • Mexican Train Dominoes: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Mondays. Cost: Free.

• Pinochle: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Cost: Free. • Wavemakers Aqua Fit: Class for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, muscle weakness, those who use a cane or a walker and anyone who loves the pool. Location: Oasis Physical Therapy, 6825 Burden Blvd., Suite D, Pasco. This class is offered on various days/times. Call 509-545-3456 to register. • Enhance Fitness (40+): Class focuses on stretching, balance, low impact aerobics and strength training. 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $30 for residents, $38 for others. Call 509-545-3456 to

register. Location: Pasco City Hall Activity Center, 525 N. Third Ave., Pasco. No class Nov. 10, 22, and 24. • Happy Feet program (60+): Get your feet cared for by a licensed, registered nurse. By appointment 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. Cost: Free with suggested

donation of $12 to $15 per person. Call 509-545-3459. • Foot Care for Adults (18+): Get your feet cared for by a licensed, registered nurse. By appointment only, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $30. Call 509545-3459.

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Richland Community Center

500 Amon Drive, Richland • 509-942-7529 All activities are at the Richland Community Center unless otherwise listed. For more information, call 509942-7529. • American Mahjong: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Cribbage: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Billiards: 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost: $2 per day.

Location: pool room. • Golden Age Pinochle: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room. • Duplicate Bridge: 12:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room. • Party Bridge: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost: $1 per day. Location: game room. • Bridge Buddies: 5:30 to 9:30

p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $1. Location: game room. • ACBL Bridge: Various groups. For a schedule of each group visit the Richland Community Center or call 509-942-7529. • Dominoes: 12:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Birthday Club Social: Second Tuesday of each month, Noon to

West Richland Senior Center

616 N. 60th, West Richland • 509-967-2847 All activities are at the West Richland Senior Center. For more information, call 509-967-2847. • Bunco: 1 p.m. Friday, Nov 17. Come at noon for a potluck luncheon. • Potluck Luncheon: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14. Bring a dish to

share. • Bingo: Monday, Nov. 20. Hot dog lunch starts at noon with a suggested $3 donation. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. • Bridge: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds

Sensibly) Fitness: 11 a.m. Thursdays. • Exercise: A co-ed, light cardio class, led by video. 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. A donation of 50 cents for members and $1 for others is appreciated. • Art: 1 p.m. Saturdays.

12:30 p.m. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Pie Socials: Third Tuesday of each month, noon to 12:30 p.m. Cost: free. Location: lounge. • Greeting Card Recycling: 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Cost: free. Location: meeting room. • RSA Dance: Third Friday of the month, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $6 per person. Location: Riverview room. • International Folk Dancing: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays (location: Riverview room) and 6 to 9 p.m. the first Saturday of the month for a potluck and dancing (location: activity room). • Fitness Room: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Cost: $2 per day or $8 per month. Location: Fitness room. • Foot Care for Fabulous Feet: Have a licensed registered nurse specializing in geriatrics care for your feet. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cost: $30. Location: wellness room. Call 509-942-7529 for an appointment.

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Seniors and vendors attending the Senior Times Fall Expo on Oct. 17 in Pasco hammed it up using props and accessories inside the Family Home Care photo booth. (Photos courtesy Platinum Memories)

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COUNTRY CLUB, From page 10 Another renovation to the clubhouse will take place, transforming the upstairs into a sports bar and steakhouse. “We hope to roll that out Feb. 1. We’ll be member-guest until then,” he said. “Members will also get discounts in the new restaurant.” The group must wait 90 days for the new liquor license. “Like every other public golf course, you get golf and some of them have a good snack bar,” Stemp said. “Now here, you’ll get good golf, a really good restaurant, one of the best views from the restaurant, a members-only area on the lower level, with a fitness center, and we’ll push the swimming pool.” The ownership transfer becomes official this month. “We’ll start running the day-today operations then,” said Stemp, who was surprised by the unanimous vote on Oct. 3. “Only two-thirds of the majority were needed,” Stemp said. “There was a vocal group in the minority that were somehow concerned we were going to pillage the assets. We tried to answer those concerns.” Now, it’s about getting more people to play golf. “We want to give the public a chance to see what we’re about,”

Stemp said. “Hopefully they like what they see. We’re pretty excited, but it’s a bit overwhelming. The overall membership saw what we were trying to do.” To Stemp and the rest of Save the Club, it’s about what they love. “I love to go out there and play golf,” Stemp said.

Country club’s new annual membership rates for 2018

• Family rate, $2,700 • Senior family (over 65), $2,600 • Single, $2,100 • Senior single (over 65), $2,000 • Junior, $750 • Corporate, $5,000 • Social, $750 • Non-resident (outside Benton County), $2,124 Monthly payments are available with 25 percent down and a 12-month contract. Besides unlimited golf, membership includes seasonal pool, 20 reciprocal golf courses in the Pacific Northwest, access to fitness center, and food and beverage discounts at the golf course and clubhouse. For more information, call the clubhouse 509-783-6014.

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Holiday Bazaars Autumn has arrived and with it planning for the holiday season. Several area groups and churches are offering bazaars around the Tri-Cities: NOV. 3 - 5 • Custer’s Christmas Arts & Crafts Show: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5 at the TRAC, 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco. More than 150 professionals artists and crafters selling holiday gifts, décor and gourmet food. Admission: Adults $7, kids 12 and under are free. Visit SATURDAY, NOV. 4 • Kennewick Eagles Holiday Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagles Lodge, 115 N. Fruitland St., Kennewick. Hand-crafted items, baked goods and lunch with soups and sandwiches. • Meadow Springs Presbyterian Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Meadow Springs Presbyterian Church, 325 Silver Meadows Drive, Richland. Selection of hand-crafted items, fine art and gourmet specialty foods. Baked goods and a light lunch will be available. 509-627-4190. • Maya Craft Show: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maya Angelou Craft Show,

6001 N. Road 84, Pasco. More than 60 handmade vendors selling crafts, decor and gifts. Admission is $2. Visit • Richland Senior Association Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Richland Community Center, 500 Amon Drive, Richland. Arts and crafts items, drawing. • Lord of Life’s Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 640 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick. Craft and food items. SATURDAY, NOV. 11 • Southridge Music Boosters Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Southridge High School cafeteria, 3520 Southridge Blvd., Kennewick. Homemade arts and crafts, bake sale and beverages. Event supports the Southridge High School music. Admission: Adults $2, kids 12 and under are free. • Highway Tabernacle Church Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Highway Tabernacle Church, 2715 W. Seventh Ave. Kennewick. More than 35 vendors, face painting for kids and kettle corn. Free admission. NOV. 17 - 18 • St. Joseph’s Arts & Crafts Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov.

• Princess Christmas Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Princess Theatre, 1228 Meade Ave., Prosser. One-of-a-kind, hand-crafted gifts. Free admission. • Affinity at Southridge Holiday Bazaar: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Affinity at Southridge, 5207 Hildebrand Blvd., Kennewick. Crafts, handmade goods, jewelry and other items. Silent auction to benefit Safe Harbor. 509-222-1212. Free admission.

17 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at St. Joseph’s Dillon Hall, 520 S. Garfield St., Kennewick. Bake sale, local crafts and silent auction items. Free admission. SATURDAY, NOV. 18 • Make a Difference Bazaar: 8 a.m., Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities, 10611 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick. More than 80 vendors. Admission is free. • Lewis and Clark Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lewis and Clark Elementary, 415 Jadwin Ave., Richland. Featuring more than 50 local crafters. Jewelry, home décor, handmade crafts, bake sale to support fifth grade OMSI trip, and silent auction. • Jason Lee Fall Craft Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jason Lee Elementary, 1750 McMurray St., Richland. More than 30 craft and food vendors. • Marcus Whitman Winter Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Marcus Whitman Elementary, 1704 Gray St., Richland. More than 50 local artisans selling jewelry, home décor, handmade crafts; bake sale; and silent auction. Lunch will be available to purchase. • Holiday Bazaar & Bake Sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Benton County History Museum, 205 Keewaydin Drive, Kennewick. Vintage Christmas decorations and homemade baked goods. For more information call 509582-7704.

SUNDAY, NOV. 19 • West Richland Chamber Holiday Bazaar: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sandberg Event Center, 331 S. 41st, West Richland. Donations of nonperishable canned goods, new toys or new/gently used clothing are being accepted. Free admission. SATURDAY, DEC. 2 • Badger Mountain Holiday Bazaar: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Badger Mountain Elementary School, 1515 Elementary St., Richland. Admission $3, kids 12 and under are free. • Bazaar with a Purpose: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Best Western Plus Kennewick Inn, 4001 W. 27th Ave., Kennewick. Lots of vendors, drawings, a scavenger hunt and a visit from Santa. Proceeds benefit the Family Resource Center of the Tri-Cities’ Christmas program. Free admission. uBAZAARS, Page 16

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Meals on Wheels November menu Meals on Wheels is a program of Senior Life Resources Northwest and is supported by donations. For those 60 and over the suggested donation is $2.75 per meal. Meals may be purchased by those under 60 for $7.15. Menu substitutions may occur. For reservations, call between 9 a.m. and noon the day before your selected meal. For reservations in Richland, call 509-943-0779; Kennewick 509-585-4241; Pasco 509-543-5706; Parkside 509-545-2169; Benton City

509-588-3094; Prosser 509-786-1148; and Connell 509-234-0766. The Senior Dining Café serves soups, sandwiches and salads without a reservation. Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The café is located at 1834 Fowler St. in Richland and can be reached by calling 509-736-0045. • Monday, Nov. 6: Chili stuffed potato, mixed vegetables, salad with dressing, dinner roll and a brownie. • Tuesday, Nov. 7: Teriyaki chicken, rice, oriental vegetables, bread and cherry crumble. • Wednesday, Nov. 8: Scrambled eggs and peppers, chuck wagon potatoes, sausage patty, blueberry muffin and chilled pineapple.

• Thursday, Nov. 9: Shepherd’s pie, broccoli, spinach salad with dressing, dinner roll and hot spiced apples. • Friday, Nov. 10: Closed for Veterans Day. • Monday, Nov. 13: Fiesta chicken, refried beans, Spanish rice, steamed corn, bread and yogurt with berries. • Tuesday, Nov. 14: Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli, bread and blueberry crumble. • Wednesday, Nov. 15: Herbed chicken, mushroom sauce, au gratin potatoes, brussels sprouts, wheat roll, salad and a cherry oat bar. • Thursday, Nov. 16: Beef lasagna, green beans, salad with dressing, bread sticks and poke cake.

• Friday, Nov. 17: Birthday day. Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, Italian vegetables, dinner roll and ice cream. • Monday, Nov. 20: Chicken fried steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts and an oatmeal cookie. • Tuesday, Nov. 21: Sweet and sour pork, rice, oriental vegetables, dinner roll and spiced apples. • Wednesday, Nov. 22: Herb roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes with gravy, sage bread dressing, green beans, dinner roll and a pumpkin bar. • Thursday, Nov. 23: Closed for Thanksgiving. • Friday, Nov. 24: Closed for Thanksgiving. • Monday, Nov. 27: Baked ziti, broccoli, salad with dressing, breadstick and sorbet. • Tuesday, Nov. 28: Lemon pepper cod, herbed potatoes, mixed vegetables, pea and cheese salad and a cranberry oat bar. • Wednesday, Nov. 29: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, mixed vegetables, salad with dressing and ice cream. • Thursday, Nov. 30: Chicken and rice casserole, glazed carrots, dinner roll and chocolate cake. For more information about Senior Life Resources Northwest visit BAZAARS, From page 15 • Alliance Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Richland Alliance Church, 1400 Sanford Ave., Richland. 50 arts and crafts vendors, bake sale and baked potato bar, silent auction and kids’ fun zone. 509-713-6680. • Bethel’s Christmas Crafter’s Market: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bethel Church, 600 Shockley Road, Richland. The market will be supporting Senior Life Resources’ Meals on Wheels program. Dec. 2 - 3 • Tri-Cities Home for the Holidays: Three Rivers Convention Center, 7016 W. Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick. Visit with Santa Claus. Concession food available. More than 100 vendors are expected. Free admission. Sunday, Dec. 3 • West Richland Chamber Holiday Bazaar: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sandberg Event Center, 331 S. 41st, West Richland. Donations of nonperishable canned goods, new toys or new/gently used clothing being accepted. Free admission. To be included on this list, email with details about the bazaar, including time, date, place, cost and contact information.

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