Saturday, December 02, 2023

Polson Seniors: Trouble with time change

by Pete Mangels
| November 9, 2023 12:00 AM

I have barely recovered from the last semi-annual time change event. I have enough trouble with the changes of seasons. Jumping an hour forward or backward has a negative effect on the sleep patterns for kids, pets and everyone else.

I am OK for about five months then it messes with me all over again. What does it take to end this madness? An Act of Congress? Good Luck with that. They can’t make up their minds about anything, including the time of day.

Veterans Day is Nov. 11 – thank a vet today and every day.

The local VFW has room to store additional wheel chairs for use by those in need. Deliver chairs to the Senior Center or the VFW club at 423 Main. Call for pick-up.

We will be closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24.

Due to increasing meal deliveries, we have added another route and need more volunteer drivers drivers – one day, or a few days or all week from 10:45 a.m.-noon. Routes take 45-60 minutes to deliver 8 –14 meals, depending on route. New Drivers get shorter routes. If you are not sure, you may want to ride along with the regular driver to get an idea about routes and delivery procedures. It’s not complicated.

Baily Insurance offers assistance and advice with Medicare, Prescription Drug and Supplement plans Nov. 13 from 1-3 p.m. at the Senior Center.

See’s Candy is now on sale. Supply should last until Christmas, unless you open the box.

Need a ride in Polson area for groceries, health care, banking or other necessities? Must be 65 or older, and in need. Call 24 hours in advance. The cost is $5 round trip, and the service is available 8 a.m. 3 p.m. weekdays.

Space is available for playing board games. Call ahead to reserve a time and date.

Senior bowling is available at 1 p.m. Tuesdays ($13); open group with no weekly commitment.

Activities at the Polson center, open to all, include: self-guided, video assisted exercise, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; pinochle, noon-3 p.m. Thursdays; bingo, 7 p.m. Fridays ($100 payout on blackouts), with playing card bingo on the first and third Wednesdays. The pool table is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Inquire at the center about bridge.

A veteran’s representative will visit the center Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.-noon.

Meals are available for sit-down, take-out or delivery from 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays; a suggested donation of $5 helps support the nutrition program. The menu is posted each week at the center, although it’s subject to change. Call before 10 a.m. for deliveries (some restrictions apply.

Upcoming main dishes include: BBQ pork sandwich. Nov. 9; ham and cheese omelet, Nov. 10; Wisconsin cheeseburger soup, Nov. 13; pork tips and gravy, Nov. 14; submarine sandwich, Nov. 15; pigs in a blanket, Nov. 16; and the birthday lunch featuring a roast turkey dinner, Nov. 17.

The center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at 504 3rd Ave. E. For more information, call 406-883-4735, email or visit us on Facebook.

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