Information & Referral:
Information and Referral is a confidential service designed to put senior citizens in touch with the appropriate
person or agency to assist them with concerns. Please call (620) 272-3620 for more information.

Outreach brings information about available services to older adults not involved in the Senior Center. Our
contact with home-bound elderly helps keep them in touch with the community. For more information, please call
(620) 272-3620.

Henry and Nellie Hall Health Clinic:
Monitor your blood pressure, blood sugar, oxygen level,
weight and diet by a nurse from St. Catherine's Hospital.
Health Screenings are Fridays from 10:30am - 11:30am
in the Health Clinic at the Senior Center. Medical
information and wellness programs are also sponsored

Insurance Counseling:
Health Insurance Counseling is offered by trained SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas)
counselors. This program is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Insurance. Appointments are required
and can be made by calling 620-272-3620.

Income Tax Preparation:
Every year, during the months of February, March, and April,
RSVP Volunteers help with income tax preparation. This year,
we will be preparing taxes from February 4th through April 15th.
The service is available to senior citizens, low income and
non-english speaking citizens. If you would like more information
about this service, please contact Marty Dinkel or
Annette Elliott at (620) 275-5566.

Legal Services:
Legal services are offered once a month. An attorney from Kansas Legal Services is available for your legal
needs. For more information, please call (620) 272-3620.

Senior Showcase:
Senior Showcase is printed weekly in the
Garden City Telegram. The Showcase contains
news, information, schedules, coming events
and more.

Library Outreach:
Once a month, the Finney County Library brings
books to the Senior Center. This service is for your
convenience. The Library employee brings books,
newspapers, magazines, audios and CDs that are
of interest to you.

Food Programs:

Prairie Land Food:  You can convert your volunteer hours into a tangible reward by participating in Prairie
Land Food.  For a fee of $30.00 plus two hours of volunteering you can purchase 5–6 frozen meat items and
6-8 fresh produce items.  The menu items change monthly.  Also each month there are two specials available.
Prices of the specials vary depending on the meats available.

According to June Glasgow, one of the organizers of Prairie Land Food, the mission is to get people to serve
and give back in their community.  Prairie Land Food started delivering its first food packages in September
2006 and already has distribution sites across Kansas and Nebraska.

There are no income or age guidelines.  Anyone who volunteers the minimum of two hours is eligible to
purchase a food package.  Participants follow the honor system when reporting their volunteer time.  

To purchase a food package you can contact the Senior Center at (620) 272-3620 or Sue Knight at 276-7822.
Food packages are picked up at the Senior Center of Finney County, Garden City, Kansas.

USDA Commodities: Commodities are delivered at least once per quarter. They are available to anyone
who meets specific income guidelines and resides in Finney County. A Commodity Card is required to obtain
your commodities.  A Commodity Card can be obtained at the Senior Center or Salvation Army by providing
proof of income for each person in your household.  

    Income guidelines are as follows:

    The next USDA Commodities Distribution:
    Commodities vary depending on
    availability.  Call 272-3620 for next
    distribution date.

    If you have any questions, call the Senior Center at (620) 272-3620.
Family of One
$1287 per month
Family of Two
$1736 per month
Family of Three
$2184 per month
Family of Four
$2633 per month
Add'l Person
an Add'l  $451 per month
Linda Walter, KSU Extension, speaks and serves
recipe samples to the group waiting for commodities
about healthy eating using the foods in USDA
Commodities program.