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.
- Winter Weather: When the snow flies, stay home. The policy at the Senior Center and Finney County
Transit is when USD 457 closes for bad weather, we are closed too. Watch the TV or listen to the radio for
details. Meals on Wheels and Friendship Meals customers will receive blizzard packs with enough food to last
two days. Don’t risk a slip and fall. Stay home and be safe.
- Have an ipad or other tablet?: Don’t know how to operate it effectively? Join instructor
Matt Connell as he shows us around the latest technology. Classes will meet on Tuesdays, April 8th and 15th
from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Bring your own tablet. $10 for the two class sessions. Reservations required. Call
272-3620 to sign up.
- BINGO! Special Bingo at Mardi Gras March 4th at 4:00 pm. March 25th at 1:30 pm & April 22nd at 1:30 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: Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Slow, stretching movements. Bring a floor mat.
Strength Training: 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, March 6th and April 3rd.
Tournaments begin at 1:00. $1/player. A Snooker Tournament is scheduled
for Thursday, April 24th at 1:00 pm. $2/ player. Join the fun.
|If you haven’t gotten your 2014 Paratransit Card so you can ride the Mini Bus,
call the Transit Office at 620-272-3626. Do not delay.
|Beginning Monday, January 6th, you can call RSVP at
275-5566 to make your appointment. Tax work begins on
Monday, February 3rd. 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+ to
non-profit businesses. Call Marty or Annette at 275-5566.
- 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
|Join us for a new series of monthly programs called “Boomer’s Bootcamp.” Each month we will
have a presentation on a variety of topics of interest to boomers. Presentations will be the last
Thursday of each month starting April 24th, 5:30-7 pm. April’s topic is “Social Security - 62 vs 66.
Advantages & Disadvantages". The speaker will be Rich Fowler with the Dodge City Social
Security Office. No reservations needed. Call Barbara at 272-3620 for more information.
|Tuesday, March 4th
$7 per person
|Draw for a