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.
Intro to computer classes begin on Tuesday,
January 7th and continue on Tuesdays
and Thursdays from 9 to 10:30am for six weeks. Classes
will cover computer basics, internet, email and
basic programs. 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.
- Boomer’s Bootcamp: May 22nd at 5:30 pm: Speaker will be Joyce Hett, Case Manager with the SW
KS Aging and Disability Resource Center. Ms. Hett will offer information on how to access care for ourselves,
a family member or parent. Help is out there. Learn how to find it. June 26th at 5:30 pm: Speaker will be
Shirley Calvin, local attorney. Ms. Calvin will be speaking on advanced directives: wills, power of attorney,
medical power of attorney, etc. Do I have to have a will? What if I don’t? For more information about either
session, call Barbara at 272-3620.
- New Service - Hearing Aids: Effective in May - hearing aid specialist Julie Collige will be
available the first Wednesday of every month from 11-12:30 to check and clean your hearing aids. No cost, no
obligation. Any brand of hearing aid.
- BINGO! July 29th at 1:00 pm .. Aug 26th at 1:00 pm .. $.50 per card .. Limit 6 cards. Play for paper goods.
- Services from St. Catherine Hospital: Flu shots will not be available at the Senior Center this
year. Health Screenings - A nurse is available Fridays from 10:30 to 11:30am.
- 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.
- Long-term Care Volunteer Ombudsmen Needed: The State of Kansas is looking for certified
Long-term care volunteer ombudsmen. Ombudsmen provide advocacy for the well-being, safety and rights of
residents in a LTC facility. If interested in learning more call Jan Scoggins at 620-225-2439 or at
Jan.Scoggins@da.ks.gov. This is rewarding volunteer service to residents of long-term care facilities
- 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: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Slow, stretching movements. Bring a floor mat.
Strength Training: Resumes in October - 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, July 3rd & August 7th
Tournaments begin at 1:00. $1/player. Snooker Tournament is scheduled for Thursday,
August 28th at 1:00 pm. $2/ player. Join the fun.
Have you fallen in the last year? Are you afraid of falling? Join us for a series of sessions to learn how to
protect ourselves from falling. Learn how our medications affect our balance. What role does our eyesight play
in preventing falls. Learn about environmental factors that can cause falls. How does our strength affect our
ability to prevent falls?
One in three persons suffer a fall each year. We all have friends and neighbors who were injured to the
extent that they never completely recovered. Be proactive. Learn what you can do to help prevent a fall. Join us
for a series of sessions, taught by licensed physical therapist Brenda Drees, designed to keep us safe.
Sessions begin Thursday, August 21st. Choose between 1:00 to 3:00 pm OR 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Sessions
run for 7 weeks. Cost for the series is $20. Included is all printed materials, strength training, learning
opportunities and a weight. At the end of the 7-week series you will be reimbursed $3 for each session you
attend. Come for all 7 and earn $1.00!
For more information, call Barbara at 272-3620. This is open to anyone 60 and over, is able to walk
without a walker outside the home, and is cognitively intact.
- Consider working as a receptionist at the Senior Center.
Shifts run from 9-1 pm or 1-4 pm. Answer phone, greet
people, direct traffic, answer questions.
- Help is always needed for special events. Set tables, sell
tickets, sign in customers.
- How about delivering Meals on Wheels to
homebound seniors? Deliveries are from
11:15 to 12:30 pm.
- For more information, call Barbara at
Meet your Senior Center building staff…..
Front row, left to right:
Annette Miller, Nutrition Site Manager, has worked for the
Senior Center for 2 years; Rindy Collins, kitchen aide, has
worked for the Senior Center for 5 years; Mike Zook,
driver to Scott City, has worked for the Senior Center for
Back row left to right:
Barbara Jensen, Executive Director, has worked for the
Senior Center for 29 years; Della Pierce,
Receptionist/Office, has worked for the Senior Center for
4 years; Patti Thummel, Meals on Wheels Director, has
worked for the Senior Center for 7 years; Ginny
Patterson, Meals on Wheels kitchen aide, has worked for
the Senior Center for 1 year.