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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.

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 at 785-528-1170 or stop in anytime from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Art and painting will be starting in again on June 11. The instructor Erin drives from Burlington to instruct. We have several men and women that belong to this group. They do individual projects 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 they are doing. Anyone is welcome to join this group. The Sewing Chicks do a lot. The items they make they sell and donate the money to the senior center, Meals on Wheels and different organizations that need items.

On Mondays at 1 p.m. 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 are distributed at the senior center the second Wednesday of every month. Recipients must be 60 years old or older to qualify, with a monthly 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. Anyone with more people in the household is asked to contact the senior center for help with determining eligibility. (If you are unable to come to Osage City to pick up commodities, call the senior center. I can’t guarantee anything but we would like to know if there are people that qualify that can’t get here.)

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