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With winter set in, warmth available at the senior center

Well, the long dreary winter days are upon us. Sometimes it just feels like winter will never end. Even though we have been lucky with few icy or snowy days it can still be gray and lonely. All of us at the Osage County Senior Center would like you to know that we are open every day between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and we almost always have a pot of coffee brewing.

If you are retired or just find yourself at home with nothing to do please come on in and get to know us! Maybe you have a few friends who are in the same predicament – think about grabbing them and bringing them in, too. We have nice tables and chairs that are always ready for a card game or dominoes – or just a nice spot to gather around and have a lively gab session.

Tax season is quickly coming upon us. AARP representatives will be at the senior center 8 a.m.-3 p.m. March 1, 2018. AARP service has been very popular service in the past, so take advantage of it this year. There are limited spaces available; call the center to set up an appointment at 785-528-4906.

Osage County General Transportation has worked hard to plan some fun trips for this month. One of our goals is to assist our citizens to stay social and be able to get out and about to stay as independent as possible. If you are unable to drive for any reason but would like to enjoy a fun day of travel and socializing just give us a call. The transportation on these trips is sometimes free of charge and sometimes there is a small suggested donation fee. This month’s trips include: 5 p.m. Feb. 14, Valentine’s supper at Bill & Ellie’s, Lyndon; and 11 a.m. Feb. 28 for lunch and a movie in Topeka.

Have a great week! Stay healthy, stay warm and keep an eye on the weather forecast. If you have any questions regarding the services that are available to you through the senior center, contact Dedi Mellies at 785-528-4906 or stop by at 604 Market St., Osage City.


Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018: Fundraiser for Meals on Wheels – cupcake decorating contest, art show, silent auction and spaghetti lunch. All ages are invited to bring cupcakes to be judged and art to display. Call to register, 785-528-4906.

  • Monday, Feb. 12: Sewing 8 a.m.; exercise 11 a.m., cribbage 12:15 p.m.; play pitch and eat at 5:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13: Ceramics 8 a.m.; Mexican Train games 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14: Sewing 8 a.m.; commodities pick up 8 a.m.-5 p.m.: Valentine’s bus trip to Bill and Ellie’s at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 15: Biscuits and gravy 8:30 a.m.; art and painting class 9 a.m.; Harvester’s commodities pick up 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 16: Bingo 10-11:30 a.m.; cribbage at 12:15 a.m.; footcare by appointment and hearing checks 10 a.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 19: Closed for Presidents’ Day, no activities or meals.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 20: Ceramics 8 a.m.; Mexican Train games 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21: Sewing 8 a.m.; exercise 10:30; blood pressure checks; monthly birthday party at noon, fire safety talk.
  • Thursday Feb. 22: Art and painting class 9 a.m.

See Osage County Senior Center general transportation bus schedule here.
See Mid America Nutrition Program daily menus here.

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