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Arlee seniors for Aug. 13, 2023

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ARLEE – Wow. What an eventful end of summer. Jocko’s Big Knife fire, Hurricane Hillary, smoke from the Paradise fire, and more smoke from all the fires from Canada, Niarada and Seeley followed by wind and more rain. The hay fields were abundantly blessed with a good soaking, as well as these dusty roads in the Jocko Valley.

This is the time of year the tomatoes are ripening, the squash’s flowers are building squash, corn is on the stalk, fall is coming with cold days, colder nights, only to resume the heat of summer. And we at the Arlee Senior Center are so happy to have members and friends show up for meals and visits. Oh, the stories are told, of bears in the yard, deer with their youngsters, of more water needed for lawns, gardens and fields because of the highest heat temperatures ever, abundant fields of grain, grass and alfalfa, and the trouble it is to find help for us as we get older (and wiser).

We invite you and your friends to come down and share a meal with us on Mondays and Wednesdays at noon and the second and fourth Saturdays at 5 p.m. Please call first so that we can prepare enough food for all:  406-726-3213 and leave your name/number of meals/and eat in or take out. Our meals still remain at $4/lunch and $5/supper. We truly appreciate all of you who leave a tip for our cooks also.

September brings commodities for those who are signed up on Sept. 19th here at the center. If you meet the guidelines, this is an exceptional aid for seniors in our community. You can contact LCCOA for an application at 406-676-2367 as there are several openings available. The Food Bank is also available on certain Fridays at the old Hangin’ Art Gallery building.

Also, if you are so inclined, Arlee High School sports have free admission to seniors 65 and older. It is fun to get involved in our community. Our schools’ activities keep us aware of all that is happening here in the Jocko Valley. Seniors should get involved in the school board meetings as our tax dollars support them.

The Lake County Council on Aging will have their meeting Sept. 11 here at 10 a.m. and then join us for lunch. If you have any questions about what we offer, you can talk to the new president, Debra Upton. LCCOA is an excellent source of aid for seniors for transportation, information and assistance, home/health care, etc. Call 406-676-2367. CSKT Transportation is also available for us to use. Do you want a trip through the Bison Range?

See you at our September events. 

Menu for the rest of the month:

Wednesday, Sept. 13 – salmon patties, coleslaw, fruit, dessert

Monday, Sept. 18 – Polish sausage with kraut, chips, fruit, dessert

Wednesday, Sept. 20 – meatloaf, baked potato, broccoli, fruit, dessert

Saturday, Sept. 23 – beef roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, candied carrots, roll, fruit, dessert

Monday, Sept. 25 — fettucine alfredo with chicken, dinner salad, breadstick, fruit, dessert

Wednesday, Sept. 27 – breakfast for lunch, cinnamon rolls, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, eggs

Please call 406-726-3213the day of the meal by 9 a.m. and leave a message with your name, phone number, the number of meals you want and whether you wish to dine in or take out. 


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