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 Senior Program staff attended the Annual Title VI Conference in Minnesota last month. This was the first time for most of the staff, they found it to be educational and have a better understanding of their roles with the Senior Program. I know if you asked any-one of them they would be happy to share with you what they learned.

The PHN has been to the Senior Center offering Flu Shots. If you have not got yours yet, now may be the time to do it.

Nora Flett, Ladies from Empire Health and St. Luke's Rehabilitation of Spokane offered Health BINGO and awareness to Fall Prevention 9/21/17 at the Senior Center. There was a nice crowd and I am pretty sure everyone who played BINGO won a prize and there was a lot of nice prizes. Thank You to all of these ladies for this fun event.

Back to the Heart Language School joined the Elders exercise class S.A.I.L., 9/27/17. The kids provided their own chairs so they could safely do the exercises with the Elders. The students will be at the Senior Center one Wednesday a month. Once the schedule is set we will let you know. The Elders exercise class is fun and rewarding for all who participate. One lady, who has been out for quite some time has rejoined the group now that she feels better and is motivated and confident in herself and determined to drive again. Welcome back Vi Frizzell!!!

October 5, 2017 the Senior Program & Elders traveled to the CDA Casino for the CDA Elders Luncheon. As always, a fun event to attend and interact with peers.

Monday October 30, 2017 Kathy Dugan will be at the Senior Center to answer questions about Medicaid/Medicare and to start the enrolling process @ 10am.

Tuesday 10/31/17 - the Senior Center will have a costume contest for Elders who would like to participate. Judging will take place after lunch. Prizes for the most creative costume.

The Holiday Season is upon us and we are searching for Elders to help plan/organize the Elders Dinners' that are coming up. If you would like to help, please stop by the Senior Center and share your ideas. What you like and what you want at these gatherings. At this time, we have 1 active Elder who has gone above and beyond to make sure another successful Dinner is enjoyed by those who attend. Thank You, Pat Austin.

Nora Flett, Ed Hughes, and Kamelle Bourgeau are at the Senior Center every Tuesday & Wednesday from 11am - 12pm for Elder friendly exercises. We have a small group that is growing and there is always room for more. Kids from the Boys & Girls Club have been participating in SAIL and enjoy the interaction with the Elders and the Elders enjoy having them around. The Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) 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.

Thank You to everyone who calls 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!

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. Update: A group of ladies have been using the craft room on Tuesdays to make knitted hats for children in the hospital and another lady used the craft room to finish her beautiful quilt's.

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.

 

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                         *ACTIVITY SCHEDULE*

Tuesday 11/21/17 - Craft Day, SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Wednesday 11/22/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 11/23/17 - Happy Thanksgiving ~ Senior Center Closed

Friday 11/24/17 - Native American Heritage Day ~ Senior Center Closed

Tuesday 11/28/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

Wednesday 11/29/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm

Thursday 11/30/17 - BINGO after lunch

Monday 12/4/17 - Elder Grocery Shopping Day, leave the Senior Center @ 9am

Tuesday 12/5/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

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

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

Wednesday 12/13/17 - No Meals Today, Senior Staff Preparing for the Elders Christmas Dinner

Thursday 12/14/17 - Elders Christmas Dinner 12pm @ the Senior Center

Tuesday 12/19/17 - SAIL Exercise 11am-12pm, Craft Day

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

Friday 12/22/17 - Senior Center Closed ~ Happy Holidays

Monday 12/25/17 - Senior Center Closed ~ Merry Christmas

Tuesday 12/26/17 - No Meals Today, Staff Grocery Shopping

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

Monday 1/1/18 - Senior Center Closed ~ Happy New Year

Tuesday 1/2/18 - No Meals Today, Staff Grocery Shopping

Wednesday 1/3/18 - 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. 11/27/17 Tues. 11/28/17 Wed. 11/29/17 Thurs. 11/30/17 Fri. 12/1/17

No Meals Today

Breakfast Bowl, Toast, Yogurt & Fruit Ham Fried Rice w/ Veggies, Fruit & Dessert Meat Loaf, Potatoes & Gravy, Veggie & Fruit Corn Chowder, Roll, Pudding & Fruit
Mon. 12/4/17 Tues. 12/5/17 Wed. 12/6/17 Thurs. 12/7/17 Fri. 12/8/17
No Meals Today Breakfast Burrito w/ Egg, Sausage, Onions, Peppers & Cheese, Hash & Fruit BLT Sandwich, Tater Tots, Coleslaw & Fruit

Beef Tip Gravy over Egg Noodles, Veggie & Fruit

Chicken Noodle Soup, Roll, Fruit & Dessert
Mon. 12/11/17 Tues. 12/12/17 Wed. 12/13/17 Thurs. 12/14/17 Fri. 12/15/17
No Meals Today Sausage Gravy over Biscuits, Sausage Patty, Hash Browns, Fruit & Jell-O No Meals Today - Prepping for Christmas Dinner Elders Christmas Dinner - 12pm @ Senior Center Corn Chowder, Ham & Cheese Sandwich, & Fruit
Mon. 12/18/17 Tues. 12/19/17 Wed. 12/20/17 Thurs. 12/21/17 Fri. 12/22/17
No Meals Today English Muffin Pizza w/ Meat & Cheese, Hard Boiled Egg, Fruit & Pudding

Pot Roast, Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Veggie & Fruit

 

Hamburger Goulash w/ Veggies, Garlic Bread, Dinner Salad, Fruit & Dessert

Senior Center Closed - No Meals Today - Happy Holidays!!
Mon. 12/25/17 Tues. 12/26/17 Wed. 12/27/17 Thurs. 12/28/17 Fri. 12/29/17

Senior Center Closed - Merry Christmas

No Meals Today - Staff Grocery Shopping Baked Chicken, Pasta Salad, Veggie & Fruit Salisbury Steak w/ Mushroom Gravy, Scalloped Potatoes, Veggie, Fruit & Jell-O Broccoli/Cheese Soup, Roast Beef Sandwich, Fruit & Dessert
Mon. 1/1/18 Tues. 1/2/18 Wed. 1/3/18 Thurs. 1/4/18 Fri. 1/5/18

Senior Center Closed - Happy New Year!

 

No Meals Today Parmesan Baked Chicken, Tomato/Garlic Pasta, Veggie & Fruit

Meat Loaf, Gravy over Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, Fruit & Dessert

Chef Salad w/ Veggies & Meat, Bread Stick & Pudding