Monday, April 22, 2024

Polson Seniors: Beware the Ides of March

by Pete Mangels
| March 21, 2024 12:00 AM

“March madness” is a phrase coined from sports telecasters to describe the time of year when the only thing on TV is basketball. I linked the phrase to English folklore: “as mad as a March hare,” although I do not understand why the March hare was so angry. 

It’s Spring. Those rabbits should be happy. They were jumping around the fields in a haphazard manner, showing off their skills like they were trying to impress someone. Sort of like basketball players.

Welcome to Spring.

Applications are now being accepted for two positions: a director for nutrition, and a head cook; starting April 1, full or part-time. Food-service experience preferred.

Get your taxes done at the senior center at no cost on Mondays or Thursdays through April 15, sponsored by AARP. Call us for an appointment time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

AARP Safe Driver Course is coming in April; registration is $25.

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

Activities at the Polson center, open to all, include: wood carving for beginners, 1 p.m. Wednesday and Friday; 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.

A veteran’s representative will visit the center on the first Friday and third Thursday (April 5 and 16) from 10 a.m.-noon. Memory Café (a dementia support group) meets 1-3 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month.

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: chili dog and mac ’n cheese, March 21; and Birthday Dinner for Lunch with ham, au gratin potatoes and birthday cake, March 22.

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.