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
Strength Training for Seniors: Mondays & Thursdays at 4:00 pm.
Build strength and improve balance to reduce falls. Use hand and ankle weights. You choose how
much weight to use to challenge yourself. Bring a towel. Weights provided.
Walking Club: Tuesdays at 9:00.
Meet at Wal-Mart. Location and time will change as the seasons change.
Meet with friends & see some sights.
Gentle Exercises: Tuesdays & Fridays at 11:00 am.
Easy movements seated or standing. Stay fit without breaking a sweat!
Line Dancing: Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 am.
If you enjoy music and exercise, learn dance steps to a county beat.
Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Slow, stretching movements. Yoga is for everyone.
You do not need to be an expert or at the peak of health to start practicing yoga.
The goal of Yoga practice is to overcome the limitations of the body.
Yoga practice can help us to relax our body, calm our mind.
Regular practice of yoga can lead us to be physically fit,
mentally calm and feel a sense of emotional well-being as well.
Bring a floor mat.
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
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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.
Intro to Computer classes begin on Tuesday,
January 13th and continue on Tuesdays and
Thursdays from 9:00 to 10:30 am for six weeks.
Classes will cover computer basics, internet, email
and basic programs. Instructor is Harvey Marcotte. Space is limited. Registration is
REQUIRED due to limited computers. Call 272-3620 to sign up.
Harvey Marcotte will be the instructor. Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED due to
limited computers. Call (620) 272-3620 to sign up early.
AARP Defensive Driving: Monday, June 1, 2015 ..8:00 to 5:00 pm.. $15 for AARP members (bring your
mem-bership card) $20 for non-AARP members. Call 272-3620 to reserve your seat.
The Nutrition Council: Meets the third Friday of each month at 1:00 PM in the Library. Our officers are Bob
Trosper as Chairman, Jean Schwab as Vice Chair, Georgia Miller as Secretary. Everyone is welcome to join our
meeting. You do not need to be educated in nutrition. Some of our goals are ‘to act as a sounding board for the
participants of the program in regards to programming, menus and site policies’.
Walk With Ease (WWE): is a proven physical activity program from the Arthritis Foundation to help
people reduce their pain by walking. We will meet 3 days a week, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for 6
weeks, beginning Monday, April 20th at 10:00am. Each session we will learn a bit about arthritis, learn how to
manage the pain and gradually increase our physical exercise by walking. Join by calling 272-3620. No cost.
Finney County Public Library has a new out-reach person: Jennifer Sawyer will be visiting at the
Senior Center every other Tuesdays from 11:00 to 12:30 pm. Dates will be a little flexible during May and June
because Jennifer is about to have a baby. Join us in welcoming Jennifer and new baby soon.
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
Health Screenings: Fridays from 10:30am to 11:30am.
BINGO! $.75 per card Limit 6 cards.. Play for paper goods. Tuesday, May 26th & Tuesday, June 23rd 1:00 pm
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 $200
damage 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.
- Made Possible By: Garden City Community College, City of Garden City, Commerce Bank, Finney
County, Bob Stubblefield and Garden City Information Technologies Corporation, Inc.
Senior Citizens Association
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.
|Beginning January 6, 2015 you can call RSVP at 275-5566 to get your appointment. Tax
work begins on February 3, 2015 Appointments are required. Photo IDS are required for
everyone in the household. Who is RSVP? The Finney County Retired Senior Volunteer
Program offers volunteer opportunities to persons 55+ in non-profit businesses.
Call Marty or Annette at 275-5566 for more information.
|Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansans (SHICK) is looking for
volunteers to help with insurance counseling. There are 10,000 baby boomers
turning 65 each day! Many have questions about Medicare and other health
insurance. If you are willing to take a total of 28 hours of training (some
self-study online, some training in person) then contact Rick Schaffer at the SW
Kansas Area Agency on Aging at 620-225-8230 or email@example.com
Thursday, May 7th: Luau Lunch. Pulled pork, creamy coleslaw, green beans, roll and strawberries.
Punch or virgin pina coladas. Tickets available now.
Thursday, May 28th: Memorial Luncheon. BBQ beef on bun, copper penny salad,
potato salad and fruit cup with cookies. Tickets available May 8th.
The Older Americans Act (OAA) was signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 14 1965. This act was
designed to provide services to persons 60+. The OAA provides funding to help cover the costs of our noon
luncheons. To celebrate 50 years of the OAA, we will host two free lunches in May.
|Things are changing. After over 32 years with Finney County Transit, director Bonnie
Burgardt is leaving. Bonnie was instrumental in expanding the transit department to 30
drivers and dispatchers and 20 buses which cover 4 routes throughout the city on an
hourly basis and door-to-door service. While we will miss Bonnie’s talent and
knowledge we know she will be happy and ready for new adventures in her new home
of Minot, North Dakota. Joining us as the new Finney County Transit Director is
Chrystal Bazan. Chrystal comes to us as a long-term resident of Garden City. She has
two sons, three grand-children and loves the outdoors. She will complete her bachelor’s
degree in accounting in August. Chrystal looks forward to working with the Transit staff
and is enthusiastic about the services provided by Finney County Transit.
Best wishes Bonnie. Welcome Chrystal.