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September 20, 2014

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Senior News:

Musicians having a blast building a fan base

About the Senior Center of Boulder City

CENTER HOURS: Weekdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

ADDRESS: 813 Arizona St.

PHONE: (702) 293-3320

MORNING COFFEE, SNACKS AND NEWSPAPERS: 8-10 a.m.

LUNCH: Weekdays 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

LUNCH DONATION: Older than 60, $2.50; younger than 60, $5

MEALS ON WHEELS: Delivered Monday through Friday

TRANSPORTATION: Available seven days a week. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays, door-to-door rides are $2 per stop; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays; 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Door-to-door rides $2 per stop. Seniors-only lunch run, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays, $1 round trip. Rides to Railroad Pass and Hacienda, $8 round trip. Weekend hours subject to change based upon ridership.

RIDE RESERVATION: Call 610-9823 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday to schedule in advance. Call 278-4310 for daytime driver, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Call 236-5148 for evening driver. Call 279-9435 for midday shuttle, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and weekend driver. Tell the driver or the scheduler if you require the lift bus.

Do you enjoy listening or playing great music? Well, a few of our faithful members have put together a music jam on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 (or later). Last Thursday was such fun that once they left the building, they continued to jam in the parking lot for another hour! The group is open to beginners and professional musicians and they play several genres of music — old country, bluegrass and gospel. This weekly jam is for the enjoyment of all interested parties, with only a few musical restrictions. At this time, they are requesting that participants use only acoustic string instruments, no amplifiers, electric, or wind instruments. This group is currently meeting in the community room, but we are hopeful that it will grow so large — between musicians and listeners — that we can move into the dining room. They are off to a good start!

Why not come and join this new start-up group? I can almost guarantee that you will have a great time! Of course if there is a group of wind musicians looking for a spot, give the Senior Center a call and we will try to accommodate another musical group.

Prescription help

Are you or someone you know having difficulty paying for your prescription medications? There is some help available for seniors through a program called Senior Rx. Information is available by calling (866) 303-6323. It is worth a few minutes to call and see if you may be eligible for financial assistance.

This week:

May 28

8 a.m. — Wood carvers

9 a.m. — Key Largo HOA

11 a.m. — Grief and loss support group

1 p.m. — Canasta

1 p.m. —Chatty Hatters

1 p.m. — Pinochle

6:30 p.m. — Music jam

May 29

8 a.m. — Farmer's market

8:30 a.m. — Book cleaners

12:30 p.m. — Duplicate bridge

1 p.m. — 500 Cards

1 p.m. — Pinochle

May 30

9 a.m. — Weight Watchers

May 31

10 a.m. — UMC of BC

June 1

10 a.m. — Nevada Medicare Counselor

11:30 a.m. — Mah Jongg

1 p.m. — Wood carving

1 p.m. — Party bridge

June 2

9:30 a.m. — Writers' round table

9:30 a.m. — Oasis Home Health

12:45 p.m. — Poker

1 p.m. — Pinochle

6 p.m. — Weight Watchers

June 3

9 a.m. — Blood pressure

12:30 p.m. — Music jam

12:45 p.m. — Bingo

6 p.m. — Duplicate bridge

6 p.m. — Pinochle

This Week's Menu:

Thursday — Meatloaf, rice, corn, salad bar, fruit

Friday — Chicken broccoli with hollandaise, apple dumplings, salad bar, fruit

Monday — Chicken noodle casserole, rolls, salad bar, fruit

Tuesday — Veal Parmesan, spaghetti, broccoli, garlic bread, salad bar, fruit

Wednesday — Chef salad, rolls and crackers, fruit

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