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Polson Seniors: Calendar plays catch-up on Leap Day

by Pete Mangels
| February 22, 2024 12:00 AM

Leap Day is Feb. 29. The extra day added every four years at the end of February allows the human-made calendar to “catch up” to the actual orbit time of the earth around the sun (365.25 days). You cannot fool Nature – it runs on astronomical time, not Mountain Standard Time.

Persons fortunate enough to be born on Leap Day can have either Feb. 28 or March 1 as their birthday celebration. All the “leap-babies” that I know party on both days for three years.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Director for Nutrition. Secretarial skills, office management and food service experience preferred.

The Senior Center is providing AARP Tax Assistance on Mondays or Thursdays, through April 15. Hourly appointment times are available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Pick up your packet and forms at the center and complete prior to your appointment.

Wood Carving for beginners! Sign up at the center and leave a phone number for more information.

Senior bowling continues at 1 p.m. Tuesdays ($13 lane fee).

Other activities at the Polson center, open to all, include: self-guided, video-assisted exercise, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, sitting or standing; bingo, 6:30 p.m. Fridays ($100 blackout), with playing card bingo on the first and third Wednesdays; pinochle, noon-3 p.m. Thursdays.

The pool table is open 8 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays. Inquire at the center about bridge.

Space is available for card or board games and other small groups. Call for time slots.

A veteran’s representative will visit the center Friday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 19, 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 Grab-n-Go.

Upcoming main dishes include: corn dogs, Feb. 22; Birthday Dinner for Lunch featuring roast pork and apple cake, Feb. 23; ham soup with rice, Feb. 26; meatloaf, Feb. 27; chef’s salad, Feb. 28; and chow mein, Feb. 29.

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 polsonseniorcenter@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.