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.
Earth Day: April 22, 2015 - Going Green! Ride City Link or Mini Bus Monday through Friday 6:00 am 6:00 pm.
General Public Transportation 272-3626. This project funded in part by the KDOT Public Transit Program
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’.
Youth-Go-Free Spring Break: March 16 to March 20, All youth 16 and younger go free on all Finney
County Transit Buses Kids 10 and under need to ride with someone 16 or older.
National Volunteer Week: National Volunteer Week is from April 12th to April 18th. In honor of the many
fine people who volunteer their time and their talents at the Senior Center, the Finney County Senior Citizens
Association will be providing a luncheon on Thursday, April 16th at Noon. On the menu is grilled chicken with
gravy, sweet potato fries, corn, roll, fruit mix and a cookie. Tickets will be available any time after April 1st. Space is
limited, so get your ticket early.
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! 1:00 pm March 24th and April 28th.. $.75 per card. Limit 6 cards. Play for paper goods.
USDA Commodities: Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am. EVERYONE must re-certify. Proof of
household income and residency in Finney County is required.
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.
|Seven part series covering topics to help us prevent falls. Be pro-active.
Prevent a fall rather than recover from one. Join us Thursday afternoons
from 1:00 to 3:00 beginning Thursday, April 30th. Class will run for 7 weeks
ending June 11th. Pre-enrollment is required. Space is limited.
Cost is $25. You will receive a training manual and ankle
weight to keep at home.
|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.
|The Meals on Wheels program at the Senior Center feeds approximately
85 homebound persons Monday through Friday. Meals cost $3.00 each or
around $65 per month. Adopt a homebound Meals on Wheels client and
be their “HERO” with a donation to help with this monthly expense. For more
information call Patti at 260-6282. Important Distinction: your state income tax
return allows you to donate part of your refund to support Meals on Wheels
through the Friendship Meals program. This donation, while
beneficial, does not help in Finney County. If you want to support Meals
on Wheels locally, call Patti at 260-6282.