The Senior Center of Finney County is
committed to providing services, information,
education and recreation for seniors, families
and caregivers in Finney County. The Senior
Center responds to a growing senior population
with expanding and changing needs. We
envision a caring and healthy community which
encourages intergenerational relationships,
recognizes the wisdom and experience of its
elders and demonstrates awareness and
respect for the aging process.
The purpose of this organization is:
- To study the needs of the elderly throughout the county and take necessary action to meet those needs.
- To encourage, promote and aid in the establishment of all programs and services for Senior Citizens.
- To be the designated county unit for handling programs of the State and Federal Government relating to
Senior Citizens within Finney County.
The Senior Center of Finney County is funded by Finney County, Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging,
Kansas Department of Aging, Kansas Department of Transportation, Finnup Foundation, Mary Jo Williams
Charitable Trust , City of Garden City, United Way and private donations from local businesses and friends.
|Barbara Jensen, Executive Director
907 North Tenth
Garden City, Kansas 67846
Phone: (620) 272 - 3620
Finney County Committee on Aging, Inc.
Kansas Department of Transportation
Southwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging
Kansas Department on Aging
City of Garden City
Finney County United Way
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Senior Center Computer Lab:
The Computer Lab is open to the 55+ public
from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
New Classes begin on Tuesday, September 30th
from 10:00 to 11:30am, Tuesdays and Thursdays
for six weeks. Classes will cover computer basics,
internet, email and basic programs.
Harvey Marcotte will be the instructor. Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED due to
limited computers. Call (620) 272-3620 to sign up early.
We have added SIX New Computers, thanks to Western Kansas Community Foundation.
Classes will be offered in the Fall.
- ASSISTANCE: Times are tough and money is tight. Do you know of someone that needs to make their
food dollars stretch? Call Brooke at Catholic Social Service, find out if the food assistance program can help.
- AARP Defensive Driving: Wednesday, September 17th from 8am - 5pm. Cost is $15 if you are an
AARP member (bring your membership card) or $20 if you are not a member. Must have a valid driver's
license. Call 272-3620 to enroll.
- Health Screenings: Fridays from 10:30am to 11:30am.
- BINGO! Tuesdays, September 23rd at 1:00 pm. Pie a la Mode served.. and October 28th at 1:00 pm. $ .50
per card. Limit 6 cards. Play for paper goods.
- Reverse Mortgages: Need information on reverse mortgages? Learn from Sue Christensen, a reverse
mortgage expert with Leader One Financial Corp. Wednesday, September 3rd at 1:30pm. New rules apply.
How do you qualify? What are the terms?
- Completely Unraveled: Join this group of ladies who gather the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays to sew, quilt,
crochet, knit or other craft projects. No dues, no committees, just a good time. We are looking for “Quilt
Angels” to look over quilts entered at the fair.
- Want to Get Involved?: Volunteer opportunities are available at the Senior Center. We need people
to help answer the phone. We need a volunteer to teach a class. Meals on Wheels delivery driver. Volunteer
once a month or once a week—you choose. Call RSVP at 620-275-5566 for more information. Get started
and get involved!
- Building Rental: The Senior Center is available for rent on weekends and some week nights. Rental
fees are $40 per hour ($20 if for senior citizen, restrictions apply). We require rent in advance as well as a
$200damage deposit. Damage deposit is returned after the event assuming there is no damage. Consider
the Senior Center for your graduation party, wedding reception, family reunion, class reunion, etc. For more
information, contact Barbara at 620-272-3620.
- Medicare Open Enrollment: Begins on Wednesday, October 15th. Call 272-3620 to schedule an
appointment with an insurance counselor. Appointments are required. Open enrollment ends Friday,
December 5th. This is your only opportunity to change drug plans each year.
- Made Possible By: Garden City Community College, City of Garden City, Commerce Bank, Finney
County, Bob Stubblefield and Garden City Information Technologies Corporation, Inc.
Walking Club: Tuesdays at 8:30 am. Location varies.
Gentle Exercises: Tues & Thurs at 11:00 am. Easy movements.
Line Dancing: Wed & Fridays at 8:30 am. Learn dance steps to a country beat.
Yoga: Tues & Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Slow, stretching movements. Bring a floor mat.
Strength Training: Begins again October 20th. Mondays and Thursdays at 5:15 pm.
Use hand and ankle weights to improve strength and balance.
Bring a towel. Weights provided.
Line Dancing - 8:30 am Wednesdays and Fridays
Double Pinochle - Mondays at 12:30 pm
Pitch - Tuesdays at 12:30 pm
Pinochle - Wednesdays at 12:30 pm
Bridge - Fridays at 12:45 pm
Duplicate Bridge - Mondays at 7:00 pm and 2nd, 3rd
and 4th Sundays at 2:00 pm
The Finney County Senior Citizens Association, known as the Association, is the organization
that worked to get the Senior Center established. They purchased the first Mini Bus for Finney
County and established Meals on Wheels 40 years ago. The Association is still active today.
They sponsor the weekly dances held at the Senior Center, host a monthly covered dish dinner,
and sponsor an annual bazaar as a fund-raiser. Now is a great time to join the Association as
plans are being made for the Bazaar held in October. Everyone age 55+ in Finney County is
welcome. Membership dues are only $3 per year. Covered dish dinners are held the first Friday
of each month at 6:00 pm. The entertainment for July 6th is the Humdinger Band. August 3rd
entertainment is “Too Many Strings”. Join us for fun, fellowship and great food.
|Monthly Domino Tournaments are scheduled for Thursdays, September 4th & October 2nd.
Tournaments begin at 1:00.. $1 / player. A Snooker Tournament is scheduled
for Thursday, October 23rd at 1:00 pm. $2 / player. Join the fun!
|Join us for early Christmas Shopping and lunch. Crafts, Food Items,
Drawings & More! 2015 memberships will be available.
Support the Association with their projects in Finney County.
|PART 2 on Medicare Part C, D and
Medicare Supplements will be on
September 25th at 5:30pm.
|A Quilts of Valor Group is organizing at the Senior Center in Garden City, starting
Saturday, October 25th from 9am to 4pm. Future meetings are planned for the last
Saturday in January, April and June. Quilts of Valor is a National Organization.
The mission is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with
comforting and healing Quilts of Valor. The website is http://www.qovf.org. Interested
participants can contact Charlotte McCart at 620-275-9110 (leave a message) or
Kay Hoskinson at 620-805-4352.
September 8th: Katie Holt, Hygenist with Dr. Harris "Tooth Decay & Gums"
September 22nd: Dr. Dee Rupp "Chiropractic Medicine & Seniors"
September 29th: Dr. Janet Splitter "Achieving Peak Brain Power"
|"What's In The Piggy Bank" with
Pishny Financial on
October 23rd at 5:30pm.
|Tuesday, September 16th at 7:00 pm.. $2.00 per person..