Senior Program

 

Senior Program Contact

1-800-789-9102
509-258-7129
fax: 509-258-8883
PO Box 100
Wellpinit, WA. 99040
angiec@spokanetribe.com 
 

News & Updates from the Spokane Tribe Senior Center

The Elders House Boat Day was July 26, 2017 and it was fantastic. We went up the Columbia and checked out a waterfall that was really pretty a pretty site but nowhere to beach a houseboat so we just admired it from the river. There was 45 people between the 2 houseboats, people went off the slide, one lady who had not been in the Columbia River for 40 years went for a swim. Pat Austin made homemade cinnamon rolls, potato salad, and fruit salad. Pat also went to Subway that morning and picked up a Subway platter for lunch. On our way-back to the marina we saw an Eagle standing on the beach. That was beautiful and those with cameras were trying to get pictures but our cameras did not zoom in close enough to get a clear picture. The day could not have been any better, good company, good food, storytelling, family history shared, overall fun day although by the afternoon it was getting pretty warm.

The Elder Advisory Committee will be having a breakfast fund raiser $10.00 per plate at the Spokane Tribes 103rd Annual Pow Wow on Sunday 9/3/17. Hot cakes with or without strawberries, boiled potato hash browns, sausage or ham, scrambled or boiled eggs, juice or coffee, fruit. Searching for volunteers and donations are always welcome. Come show your support!!!

Kathy Dugan was at the Senior Center Tuesday 7/25/17 @ 10am to discuss Medicare/Medicaid with our aging population. Two showed up to this meeting. Kathy is full of information and can help you through this process. Kathy will be back Wednesday 9/6/17 @ 10am if you want to meet with her. Open enrollment will begin in October.

The week of Sept. 11, 2017 through Sept. 15, 2017 the Senior Center will be closed. The Senior Program staff will be attending the Annual Title VI conference on Prior Lake, Minnesota. We are excited to learn and bring back new ideas.

We know this is repetitive information but people from our community have been receiving calls from potential scammers' . Please be careful and do not disclose personal information about yourself/kids/spouse anyone without knowing who you are talking with.We have seen the notices in the Rawhide, on the TV and on the internet about SCAMS that are going around via phone, e-mail, snail mail, etc... Please remember that if it's to good to be true its most likely a SCAM. Do your research before giving anyone your personal information or money!

If the person delivering your meals does not feel comfortable driving through your driveway because of the snow/mud you will be notified via phone.

Nora Flett and Ed Hughes will be at the Senior Center every Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 am- 12 pm. to do Elder friendly exercises. We have a small group who that is growing and there always room for more. The Stay Active and Independent for Life (S.A.I.L) exercise classes are great. There is support and a lot of laughter during this time. You are encouraged to attend and be active with peers. 

Are you interested in becoming a Certified Nurses Aid (CNA)? Call the Senior Center for more information.

Meals are served at 12pm Tuesday Thru Friday at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted. The delivery drivers leave the Senior Center between 9:30am - 10:30am. If you are not going to be home, please call the Senior Center before 9am to have your meal cancelled for the day.

 

Are you interested in becoming involved with the Elders in our community? If so, please stop by the Senior Center and inquire about becoming a part of the Elders Advisory Committee. This committee meets once a month, every 2nd Tuesday at 10am @ the Senior Center. Unless noted otherwise.

 

Tuesdays are scheduled craft days but feel free to come to the Senior Center daily to work on crafts. There are sewing machines available to use and tables have been set up to lay material on so that it can lay flat without having to rearrange or get up and down from the floor. This is for our Elders use and there are people who want to learn and have asked if there is anyone willing to teach them how to make a quilt or to just sew something.

 

Still trying to find interested individuals!!! There is an Elder who would like to get an interested group of Elders together to start having jam sessions (music) & card games at the Senior Center. If you are interested please let us know so we can get some jam sessions and card games going. Come to the Senior Center and have a cup of coffee and visit and catch up with friends and share some stories with one another.

 

Staff from St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center will be at the Senior Center to talk to Elders about Senior Safety in the home and Elder Friendly exercises - 1pm - 3pm, please call the Senior Center if you have any questions. Every month we will be having similar meetings, at this time we do not have a schedule but are working to get the dates and times confirmed so that we can share them with you. Please call the Senior Center if you have questions or Nora Flett at 258-7502.

 

Meals are served at 12pm Tuesday thru Friday at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted. The delivery drivers leave the Senior Center between 9:30am - 10:30am. If you are not going to be home please call the Senior Center before 9am to have your meal canceled for the day.

Thank You to everyone who does call in and/or tells the delivery driver in advance when you will not be home for your meal. This really does help with the morning prep work. Thank You again!

 

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                         *ACTIVITY SCHEDULE*

 

Monday 8/7/17 - Elders Shopping Day, leave Senior Center @ 9am.

Tuesday 8/8/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 8/9/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 8/10/17 - BINGO after lunch

Tuesday 8/15/17 - Craft Day, EAC Meeting 10am, SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Wednesday 8/16/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Tuesday 8/22/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 8/23/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 8/24/17 - BINGO after lunch

Tuesday 8/29/17 - Craft Day, SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Wednesday 8/30/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Friday 9/1/17 - Senior Center Closed ~ STOI Pow-Wow

Monday 9/4/17 - Senior Center Closed ~ Labor Day

Tuesday 9/5/17 - No Lunches Today, Staff Grocery Shopping, Craft Day SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Wednesday 9/6/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 9/7/17 - BINGO after lunch

Monday 9/11/17 - Senior Center Closed, Staff attending Title VI Conference

Tuesday 9/12/17 - Senior Center Closed, Staff attending Title VI Conference

Wednesday 9/13/17 - Senior Center Closed, Staff attending Title VI Conference

Thursday 9/14/17 - Senior Center Closed, Staff attending Title VI Conference

Friday 9/15/17 - Senior Center Closed, Staff attending Title VI Conference

Monday 9/18/17 - Elders Shopping Day, leave the Senior Center @ 9am

Tuesday 9/19/17 - Craft Day, EAC Meeting 10am, SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Wednesday 9/20/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 9/21/17 - BINGO after lunch

Friday 9/22/17 - Senior Center Closed ~ Native American Day

Tuesday 9/26/17 - Craft Day, SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Wednesday 9/27/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

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                                         *PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE*

The Public Health Nurse stops by the Senior Center on Tuesdays to check blood pressures and oxygen levels. She is usually here from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. if you would like to stop by and see her.

~~~~~Please note that if meals will not be delivered or served at the Senior Center, activities usually scheduled for that day will be canceled as well!!!~~~~~

                                               

*If you are not going to be home please call the Senior Center before 9:00 a.m. to have your meal canceled for the day.

 

Senior Program Menu

All Meals will be served with Milk
Menu subject to change.

 

Mon. Aug. 14, 2017 Tues. Aug. 15, 2017 Wed. Aug. 16, 2017 Thurs. Aug. 17, 2017 Fri. Aug. 18, 2017

No Meals Today

Country Fried Steak w/ Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie & Fruit BLT, Fries, Cole Slaw, Fruit & Jello Meat Loaf, Gravy over Rice, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert Chicken Caesar Salad, Bread Stick & Fruit
Mon. Aug. 21, 2017 Tues. Aug. 22, 2017 Wed. Aug. 23, 2017 Thurs.Aug. 24, 2017 Fri. Aug. 25, 2017
No Meals Today Pancakes, Hash Browns, Sausage Patty, Fruit & Pudding Hamburger Goulash w/ Veggie's, Garlic Bread & Fruit

French Dip w/ Swiss Cheese, Au Jus Sauce, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Veggie & Fruit

Beef Stew w/ Veggie's, Biscuit & Fruit
Mon. Aug. 28, 2017 Tues. Aug. 29, 2017 Wed. Aug. 30, 2017 Thurs.  Aug. 31, 2017 Fri. Sept. 1, 2017
No Meals Today Long Horn Dogs, Pasta Salad, Pork-n-Beans, Chips & Fruit Beef Roast, Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Veggie, Roll & Fruit Breakfast Bowls w/ Hash Browns, Bacon, Sausage, Eggs, Bell Peppers & Cheese, Toast & Fruit Senior Center Closed - STOI Pow-Wow
Mon. Sept. 4, 2017 Tues. Sept. 5, 2017 Wed. Sept. 6, 2017 Thurs. Sept. 7, 2017 Fri. Sept. 8, 2017
Senior Center Closed - Labor Day No Meals Today - Staff Grocery Shopping

Chicken Fettuccini, Veggie, Garlic Toast & Fruit

 

BBQ Pork Pulled Sandwich, Green Salad, Mac & Cheese, Fruit & Dessert

Clam Chowder w/ Crackers, Roll & Fruit
Mon. Sept. 11, 2017 Tues. Sept. 12, 2017 Wed. Sept. 13, 2017 Thurs. Sept. 14, 2017 Fri. Sept. 15, 2017

No Meals this Week~

Senior Staff attending Title VI Training~ Senior Staff attending Title VI Training~ Senior Staff attending Title VI Training~ Senior Staff attending Title VI Training~
Mon. Sept. 18, 2017 Tues. Sept. 19, 2017 Wed. Sept. 20, 2017 Thurs. Sept. 21, 2017 Fri. Sept. 22, 2017

No Meals Today

 

Chicken & Swiss Sandwich, Baked Beans, JoJo's & Fruit

Baked Chili Cheese Potato, Cole Slaw, Fruit & Pudding

Tomato Soup, Ham & Cheese Sandwich, Fruit, Crackers & Dessert

Senior Center Closed ~ Native American Day