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Seniors

St. Ignatius Senior Center receives Walmart grant

ST. IGNATUS — The St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center recently received a $1,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant will be used in the center’s nutrition program including its meal deliveries. Attorney Tom Kragh will give a brief presentation on estate planning following the evening meal Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the St. Ignatius Senior Citizens Center.  Activities for the rest of October:  Ayleen’s Quilters quilt in the center most Mondays and Thursdays. • Wednesday, Oct. 16: roast pork dinner, 5:30 p.m. and estate planning presentation after dinner • Thursday, Oct. 17: quilters • Friday, Oct. 18: hamburger casserole lunch ...


Estate planning talk set at St. Ignatius senior center

ST. IGNATIUS — Attorney Tom Kragh will give a brief presentation on estate planning following the evening meal Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the St Ignatius Senior Citizens Center. The center will have its annual fall rummage sale from Tuesday, Oct. 8, through Friday, Oct. 11. The sale will run from 10 a.m...


Pinochle players return to winter hours at Ronan Senior Center

RONAN — I goofed last week and forget to put in the results of the card party that was here on Sept. 16, so here they are: There were 22 people here to play cards and Bob Watson had high score; Bob Cook had low score; Sharon Guenzler had the most pinochles; and Grace Ingraham won the door prize. The ga...


Approaching 65? Free Medicare Class

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging  POLSON — When approaching Medicare age there are decisions that need to be made in a timely manner. At first it can seem confusing and maybe even overwhelming.  The Agency on Aging will be offering free three-hour Medicare 101 classes in Lake, Linc...


Delivery car donated to St. Ignatius center

  ST. IGNATIUS — The recent theft and damages to the St Ignatius Senior Citizens Center meal delivery car brought forth offers of help from multiple sources. First, the Lower Flathead Valley Community Foundation donated a 15-passenger van, which will be by used seniors for various excursions. T...


Arlee couple celebrates platinum anniversary Arlee couple celebrates platinum anniversary

ARLEE – If you ask Harold and Vi Tanner the secret to a successful marriage, they have few words to impart, despite the recent celebration of their 70th wedding anniversary.  “It just worked out,” said Vi Tanner, who was 18 when she and Harold, who was 20 at the time, wed.  ...


Smiles return as senior center receives wheels Smiles return as senior center receives wheels

ST. IGNATIUS – It was a sad day when the Senior Center lost their only transportation used to deliver meals for the Meals on Wheels program to aging people in need. Volunteer driver Patrick McGreevey decided to use his own truck to continue delivering those meals, but that still left the center without...


Scammers target confused Medicare recipients

Medicare is not part of the health insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act. You do not have to replace your Medicare coverage. No matter whether you get your Medicare coverage through original Medicare with a supplement or a Medicare Advantage plan, you’ll still have the same cards...


Donations for air conditioner appreciated

RONAN — After working in the kitchen for two days, I realize how much the center needs air-conditioning. We are currently applying for a grant, but will need to raise money to match the grant funds. We would appreciate any and all donations towards this cause. If you haven’t picked up your sen...


Foundation donates van to St. Ignatius Center

  ST. IGNATIUS — The St Ignatius Senior Citizens Center is extremely grateful for the van recently donated to it by the Lower Flathead Valley Community Foundation. The 15-passenger van will be used for a number of purposes, including trips to museums, activities, shopping, etc.  The ...


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