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Osage County Senior Center: Learn to make your own Christmas cards

The Osage County Senior Center is working to get a ceramics and painting group started again. We have had a large number of ceramic supplies donated to the center. If interested, contact the center for additional details.

Christmas cards

There will be a Christmas card making class at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 24, in the ceramics room, and we have all the supplies you will need.

Osage County Public Transportation

Osage County General Public Transportation has moved to the senior center, 604 Market St., Osage City. The phone number is still the same, 785-528-4906. Anyone needing a ride can call; rides provided on first come first serve basis and door to door. We currently have a two stop limit. If additional stops are needed, dispatch needs to know and we’ll see what can be done with scheduling. We transport riders to medical appointments, work, shopping, etc. On a regular basis OCGPT goes to Topeka, Emporia, Lawrence, Ottawa, and the Kansas City area.

Senior center plans summer potluck; bring a covered dish, have lunch with friends

The Osage County Senior Center has scheduled a potluck dinner for 12 p.m. July 7, 2021, with everyone encouraged to bring a covered dish. Music will be provided by Jody Jackson and friends after lunch.

If you like ice cream, stop by the center July 9 for a homemade ice cream fundraiser; ice cream will be sold beginning at 3 p.m. until sold out.

For more information, stop by the center at 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan., or call 785-528-1170.

Upcoming

  • Monday to Friday, 9-10 a.m. Exercise class with Dee Davenport.
  • Mondays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. sewing; 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. pitch, bring a snack if you like.
  • Tuesdays, 9 a.m. ceramics, call before coming to verify times; 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mexican Train games, usually played every day.
  • Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. sewing.
  • Thursdays, 9-11 a.m. painting.
  • Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. bingo; bring a $5 gift bag, everyone wins.

Dates to remember

  • June 23: 1-6 p.m. blood drive.
  • June 28: Midland Pace breakfast – 8 a.m., pancake, eggs, sausage.
  • June 29: Hermes foot care 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • July 5: Center is closed for Fourth of July holiday.

Center plans potluck dinner to celebrate springtime

The Osage County Senior Center library some new books – some are free and some will need to be checked out. We also have puzzles that can be checked out and there is always one being worked on at the big table.

The Thrift Sale was once again a big success thanks to everyone that donated and came by and those that bought.

The senior center first potluck dinner in over a year will be May 5, 2021. Jody Jackson and Friends will be here at 11 a.m. playing music, and we will eat at 12 noon. Hope to see you all.

We have received a donation of scrap booking supplies and are looking to offer a class. If anyone is interested in this class, call the senior center at 785-528-1170, and let us know. Anyone with suggestions on other activities or crafts, please let us know. Most likely there is someone else that would like to try it, also.

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Osage County Senior Center: Scrapbooking donations offer opportunity for new classes

Osage County Senior Center is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, and activities are picking up now that a lot of patrons have received COVID-19 shots.

The center has received a donation of scrapbooking supplies and is considering offering a scrapbooking class.  Anyone interested is asked to call the center at 785-528-1170. Anyone with suggestions on other activities or crafts is asked to contact the center. Likely there is someone else that would like to try it, also.

Mexican Train games continue on Tuesdays, and some weeks every afternoon, for anyone interested in playing.

There are books in centers library – some are free and some need to be checked out. Also puzzles can be checked out, and there is always one being worked on at the big table.

The center is currently accepting donations for an upcoming thrift sale, that will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021. Due to the car show that day, Market Street and downtown side streets will be closed, limiting parking near the senior center. The thrift sale will continue the following week, open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Friday (and possibly Saturday).

Chair exercise classes have started and are held at 9-9:45 a.m. daily, with approximately 12 men and women participating. After approximately two weeks or when anyone feels comfortable and wants to do some additional work out, Leslie Sansone’s seniors walk video is available. Everyone can start out slow and work at their own pace.

Upcoming:

  • Mondays – 8 a.m.-12 p.m., sewing; 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., pitch, bring a snack if you like.
  • Tuesdays – 9 a.m., ceramics (call before coming to verify times); 12:30-3:30 p.m., Mexican Train games.
  • Wednesdays – 8 a.m.-12 p.m., sewing.
  • Thursdays – 9-11 a.m., painting.
  • Fridays – 10-11:30 a.m., bingo, bring a $5 gift bag, everyone wins.

Senior commodities are distributed the second Wednesday every month at the center. Osage County citizens 60 years old or older that meet income guidelines qualify for the program. To sign up, income verification and a one-month waiting period is required. The commodities are ordered one month in advance. For more information to determine if individuals or households qualify for the program, contact the senior center. Osage County citizens unable to come to Osage City to pick up commodities are asked to call the senior center.

For more information, contact Tammy Fager, Osage County Senior Center director, at 785-528-1170, or 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan.

Osage County Senior Center: Open for your enjoyment

The Osage County Senior Center is currently open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, though activities have slowed down due to COVID. Exercise classes began again Monday, March 8, and will continue at 9 a.m. Mondays as chair exercise classes, and then possibly at 10 a.m. something a little different with more movement. For more information, contact the senior center at 785-528-1170.

The center hosts Mexican Train games on Tuesdays and some weeks every afternoon if enough people are interested in playing. There are books in the center library – some are free and some need to be checked out.  Also puzzles can be checked out and there is always one being worked on at the big table.

Senior commodities are distributed the second Wednesday every month at the center. Osage County citizens 60 years old or older that meet income guidelines qualify for the program. To signup, income verification and a one-month waiting period is required. The commodities are ordered one month in advance. For more information to determine if individuals or households qualify for the program, contact the senior center. Osage County citizens unable to come to Osage City to pick up commodities are asked to call the senior center.

For more information, contact Tammy Fager, Osage County Senior Center director, at 785-528-1170, or 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan.

Senior center remains open but less social during pandemic

The Osage County Senior Center is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but activities have slowed down due to COVID-19. Mexican Train games are still played on Tuesdays and some weeks every afternoon if anyone is interested in playing.

Books are available in the center’s library – some are free and some need to be checked out. Also there are puzzles that can be checked out and always one being worked at the big table.

Anyone in need of a coat should check at the center; a few of different sizes are available for free.

The senior center is selling beirocks as a fundraiser for Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 7, 2021. To place an order, call 785-528-1170 or stop by the senior center. There will be a limited supply, with pickup 12-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at the center.

The center is currently taking donations for a thrift sale to be held in April.

Commodities are distributed the second Wednesday every month at the center. Osage County citizens 60 years old or older that meet income guidelines qualify for the program. To signup, income verification and a one-month waiting period is required. The commodities are ordered one month in advance. For more information to determine if individuals or households qualify for the program, contact the senior center. Osage County citizens unable to come to Osage City to pick up commodities are asked to call the senior center.

For more information, contact Tammy Fager, Osage County Senior Center director, at 785-528-1170, or 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan.

Senior center continues as monthly commodities distribution point

Commodities are distributed at the Osage County Senior Center on the second Wednesday of every month.

To qualify for the commodities, recipients must be at least 60 years old with an income of $1,354 or less for one person, or $1,832 for two people in the same household. Income verification and a one-month waiting period are required. The waiting period is due to ordering a month in advance. Anyone in Osage County is eligible if they meet the above qualifications.

Anyone unable to come to Osage City and pick up commodities is asked to contact the senior center, as the center would like to know if there are people in Osage County that qualify but cannot travel to Osage City to pick up commodities. Anyone with more people in their household is also asked to contact the center to determine eligibility.

The Sewing Chicks are raffling off a Christmas quilt; tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. It would make a very nice Christmas present. The Sewing Chicks also have assorted items for sale at the senior center that would also make nice Christmas gifts.

Ceramics ladies are raffling off a lighted Christmas church; tickets are one for $1 or six for $5. There are also some ceramic items for sale at the center for Christmas gifts.

For more information, stop by the Osage County Senior Center at 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan., or call 785-528-1170.

Things are going on at Osage County Senior Center – join in!

Everyone is invited to participate in daily activities at the Osage County Senior Center. Here’s the regular schedule:

  • Mondays – Sewing 8 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; Threads 1 p.m.; pitch is back 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays – Ceramics 9 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; Mexican Train with snacks 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – Sewing 8 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.
  • Thursdays – Art and painting 9 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.
  • Fridays – Exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; bingo 10 a.m.

Upcoming:

A hearing aid service will be at the center Friday, Oct. 16. Toenails clipping or feet problems will be checked on Oct. 20 by appointment with Hermes Healthcare; call 316-260-4110.

John McGrath, a Medicare/Medicaid benefits specialist, will be at the center 12-4 p.m. Oct. 21. Anyone who would like to talk to him should call the center at 785-528-1170 to make an appointment. McGrath can advise regarding supplemental plans for those 65 and older on Medicare.

Sewing Chicks are giving quilts to local veterans for Veterans Day. Any local veteran who has not received one previously is asked to come to the senior center and sign up.

Commodities are distributed the second Wednesday of every month. Recipients are required to be 60 years old or older to qualify with an income of $1,354 or less for one person or $1,832 or less for two persons in the same house; income verification is required; a one-month waiting period is due to ordering a month in advance. Anyone in Osage County is eligible if they meet the above qualifications. Anyone unable to come to Osage City to pick up commodities is asked to notify the senior center.

For more information, stop by the Osage County Senior Center at 604 Market St., Osage City, or call 785-528-1170.

Senior Center: Bargain hunters invited to thrift sale, Sept. 16-19

The Osage County Senior Center is planning another thrift sale, which will be Sept. 16-19, 2020. Everyone is invited to come in to shop for bargains and help out the center.

The Sewing Chicks would like to remind everyone that they have twin size quilts for sale at the senior center and a lot of other items. They accept donations of material and sheets. They support nonprofit organizations with monetary donations and items they make.

Commodities are distributed the second Wednesday of every month at the senior center. You must be at least 60 years old to qualify, with a monthly income of $1,354 or less for one person or $1,832 or less for two people in the same household. Income verification is required. The one-month waiting period is required because orders are made a month in advance. Anyone in Osage County is eligible and they meet the above qualifications.

Anyone with more people in the household is asked to contact the senior center for help with determining if they qualify. Anyone unable to come to Osage City to pick up commodities is asked to notify the senior center.

Upcoming

  • Mondays – Sewing 8 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; Threads 1 p.m.; pitch 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays – Ceramics 9 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; Mexican Train games with snacks 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – Sewing 8 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.
  • Thursdays – Art and painting 9 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.
  • Fridays – Exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; bingo 10 a.m.

For more information, stop by the Osage County Senior Center at 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan., or call 785-528-1170.

Osage County Senior Center: Thrift sale a success thanks to donors, volunteers, shoppers

By Tammy Fager, Director

Thrift sale – We would like to thank everyone that donated and helped and bought at the Osage County Senior Center thrift sale. It was a big success.

Ceramics – We have a small group of individuals that do ceramics at the center. We have a room for ceramics with a kiln in it. Currently they meet on Tuesday mornings but are open to meeting at other times. If you are interested in getting involved in ceramics or would like to take a look at their space, call the center 785-528-1170 or stop in 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Art and painting – Instructor Erin drives from Burlington for this class. We have several men and women that belong to this group. The projects are the individuals and some paintings are for sale at the center.

Sewing Chicks – On Mondays and Wednesdays the sewing chicks are working on quilts and other projects. Anyone is welcome to join this group. The Sewing Chicks do a lot. They sell the items they make and donate the money to the senior center, Meals on Wheels, and other organizations that need the items. At 1 p.m. Mondays, the Sewing Chicks change from sewing to crocheting, knitting, needle point or any other project they are working on. It’s called Threads Around the Table, and they work on their own projects and visit.

Commodities – Commodities are distributed the second Wednesday of every month.

Osage County Senior Center: Reopened for activities

By Tammy Fager

The Osage County Senior Center has reopened for activities and has reestablished its usual activity schedule. Daily activities at the center, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., include:

  • Mondays – Sewing 8 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; Threads 1 p.m.; (pitch will not be starting for a while).
  • Tuesdays – Ceramics 9 a.m., exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; Mexican Train games with snacks 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays – Sewing 8 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.
  • Thursdays – Art and painting 9 a.m.; exercise with Dee 9 a.m.
  • Fridays – Exercise with Dee 9 a.m.; bingo 10 a.m.

Other upcoming events include Hermes Foot Care at the senior center Tuesday, June 16. They will clip toenails and check feet and legs. Anyone never seen by Hermes will need to fill out an application prior to an appointment. To make an appointment, contact the senior center at 785-528-1170. Wednesday, June 17, Robin with Angle Care, Emporia, will be at the center to take blood pressures and discuss results. Friday, June 19, Rick with Ediger Hearing Aid Services will be at the center 10-11:30 a.m.

The center is currently collecting donations for a yard sale that will be July 16-18.

Senior center plans for reopening; thrift sale items sought

The Osage County Senior Center is looking forward to reopening to the public, likely by June 1, 2020, if not before, center director Tammy Fager reports.

Reopening has begun with scheduling of some events, including a tentative date set for the center’s thrift sale on July 17.

The center is currently accepting donations of items for the sale, and staff is available at the center 8 a.m. to noon weekdays. For afternoon donations, contact the center and arrangements can be made to have someone available to accept the items.

The thrift sale will depend on whether enough donated items are received to hold a sale.

For more information, contact Fager at the senior center, 785-528-1170, or 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan.


Senior center closed; sewing group continues to sew masks

The Osage County Senior Center remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Sewing Chicks are working on making cloth face masks. They are in need of 100 percent cotton and flannel material. Also needed is elastic; some are using thin hair bands. If anyone has some they would like to donate, call the senior center and leave a message. Messages are checked every day.

Commodities for 60 and over will be distributed Wednesday, April 15, at the senior center, provided they are received on time. Center staff will be calling those that are signed up. Staff will bring the commodities to vehicles so that no one will need to come into the center.

Please stay safe.

For more information, call 785-528-1170. The Osage County Senior Center is at 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan.

Good food, good times, good friends at the senior center

By Tammy Fager, Director

The Osage County Senior Center’s next fundraiser will be a pancake feed 7-10 a.m.  Saturday, March 7, 2020. Pancakes served until 10 a.m. or until they are gone.

Winners for the cupcake contest were Pam Noonan, best tasting, and Barb Janes, best decorated. Honorable mention went to Mary Treinen and Teresa Nell. Thank to everyone that made the cupcakes and helped with the contest. Special thanks to Colton Hultgren, Mariah O’Bryan, and Fred Diver for being our judges.

Larry Tindell submitted the winning guess for the amount of candy in the candy dish. Nadine Tindell won the Valentine’s Day lap quilt giveaway.

The center auctioned off the remaining cupcakes at the potluck dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 12. We had a lot of fun with it. The money made will be used for future potlucks.

The center is taking donations for a yard sale that will be in April.

Anyone that would like to help with quilting or does crocheting, knitting or needlepoint, is welcome to join the Sewing Chicks on Mondays. Quilting is Mondays and Wednesdays.

Osage County Senior Center: All invited to monthly potluck dinner

On Jan. 17, 2020, the Osage County Senior Center will have its January potluck lunch. It was decided to try a themed potluck and this month will be Mexican food. This doesn’t mean diners must bring a Mexican dish; all are invited and can bring anything they like.

On Jan. 31 will be another blood drive at the center, and Jan. 25 will be Quartermania for meals on wheels. More information on these events will be available soon.

Commodities are distributed at the center on the second Wednesday of every month. Participants must be at least 60 years old to qualify, with an income of $1,354 or less for one person or $1,832 or less for two people in the same household. Income verification and a one-month waiting period are required. Anyone in Osage County is eligible if they meet the above qualifications. For those with more people in the household, contact the center for help with determining if you qualify.

Anyone who is unable to come to Osage City to pick up commodities is asked to contact the center. We would like to know if there are people that qualify that can’t get here.

Osage County Senior Center: Decorating for the holidays

By Tammy Fager, Osage County Senior Center Director

Joan, with the help of volunteers, decorated the Osage County Senior Center for the Osage City Chamber’s Christmas on Market Street celebration and the upcoming community Thanksgiving meal.

On Dec. 3, a foot care company will be here to take any additional people that need toenails clipped or any other foot problems checked. You need to make an appointment for this. If we don’t have additional people sign up we will have to cancel this date.

Due to all the activities in November we will not be having a potluck this month, but will start again on Dec. 18. Meal service will be furnishing turkey with stuffing, ham and mashed potatoes, so we just need some additional trimmings and desserts. We hope to see you then.

Sewing Chicks want to remind everyone that they are still making chemo caps for cancer patients. If you know someone that needs one, contact the center. If anyone would like to buy one they are $5 each. If you would like to help make them you can contact the center for a pattern.

Along with quilts, afghans, pillows, they have aprons for men and women – all great Christmas presents. They also really some really nice walker bags made out of upholstery material, with more to come.

We want to make sure everyone knows that we give out commodities at the center on the second Wednesday of every month. Participants must be at least 60 years old to qualify with an income of $1,354 for one person or $1,832 for two persons in the same house or less. Income verification is required, as well as a one-month waiting period. The waiting period is due to ordering a month in advance. Anyone in Osage County is eligible and they meet the qualifications. Contact the center and we can help with determining if you qualify. If you are unable to come to Osage City and pick up commodities.

For more information, stop by the Osage County Senior Center at 604 Market St., Osage City, Kan., or call 785-528-1170.

  • Mondays: Sewing 8 a.m., exercise 11 a.m., cribbage 12:15 p.m., Threads 1 p.m., pitch 5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Ceramics 9 a.m., Mexican Train with snacks 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: Sewing 8 a.m., exercise 11 a.m., cribbage 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 21: Art and painting 9 a.m., new exercising with Dee 9 a.m.
  • Friday, Nov. 22: Bingo 10-11 a.m.

Senior Center News: Community enjoys potluck feast

By Tammy Fager

We had a very nice turnout for the potluck on Friday, Oct. 25. We would like to thank everyone that came out. We would especially like to thank Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn for being our guest speaker. Due to all the activities in November we will not be having a potluck but will start again in December.

The Threads Around the Table group will be changing its meeting day to Mondays instead of Wednesdays.

We want to make sure everyone knows that we give out commodities at the Osage County Senior Center. Participants must be 60 years old or older to qualify, with an income of $1,354 or less for one person or $1,832 or less for two persons in the same house. Income verification is required. A one-month waiting period is due to ordering a month in advance. Anyone in Osage County is eligible and they meet the above qualifications. If you have more people in the household, contact the senior center and we can help with determining if you qualify.

Sewing Chicks want to remind everyone that they are still making chemo caps for cancer patients. If you know someone that needs one contact the center. If you would like to help make them you can also contact the center for a pattern. Along with all the quilts, afghans, and pillows, they have aprons for men and women – great Christmas presents – and also a few walker bags with more to come.

For Veterans Day, any veteran that would like to sign up for a free quilt can come to the center and register. The winners’ names will be picked on Nov. 11. Winners do not need to be present to win.

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Senior Center News: Blood donation challenge Friday

By Tammy Fager, Senior Center Director

On Oct. 18, 2019, the Osage County Senior Center will be hosting a blood drive. Remember we are challenging all Osage County business that want to participate to have their customers give the business name. The business with the most donors will win a traveling trophy.

On Oct. 22, a Medicare rep will be at the center; set up appointments. The Medicare specialist or representatives are usually associated with private insurance companies. Make sure before you sign up that everything you use or may need in the immediate future is covered.

At noon on Oct. 25, the senior center potluck welcomes everyone; just bring a covered dish. Sheriff Laurie Dunn will be speaking on robo calls and scams.

We want to make sure everyone knows that commodities are distributed at the Osage County Senior Center. Participants must be 60 years old to qualify, with an income of $1,354 for one person or $1,832 for two persons in the same house or less. Income verification is required. A one-month waiting period is required due to ordering a month in advance. Anyone in Osage County is eligible if they meet the above qualifications. If you have more people in the household, contact the senior center and we can help with determining if you qualify.

Sewing Chicks want to remind everyone that they are making chemo caps for cancer patients. If you know someone that needs one, or if you’d like to help make them and need a pattern, contact the center. Threads Around the Table will be changing their meeting day to Mondays instead of Wednesdays.

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