Friday, February 23, 2018

Joni Schaff

Final game of Grandma’s Trunk won by Allen Junker

Senior Center News

The final Grandma’s Trunk guessing game was held Friday, Dec. 1. This week, there were two items placed in Grandma’s trunk by Kris Clausen. Item No. 1 was a View-Master and item No. 2 was a nightlight lamp. The winner who had both items correct was Allen Junker. He won a $4.50 meal ticket from the Clausen. Thank you to all participants for helping to make the game enjoyable. Stay tuned for more ongoing games at the Hardin Senior Center throughout December and January.

A donation to the Homebound or Needy Persons Nutrition Program was received from Marie (Walker) and David Hamilton as a replacement of exchanging family gifts. A donation also was received from the Jasmine Chapter No. 65 of the Eastern Star in Hardin in memory of Bea Bullis to the Meals On Wheels program that is part of the Big Horn County Council on Aging.

We have new pictures in the photo gallery, made and assembled by Margaret and Cliff Arbogast. The photo of the month for December is a lovely portrait of Patty Nordquist. The Arbogasts also included photos of our many friends at the senior center and the weekly winners of the Grandma’s Trunk game. Stop in and take a look at our lovely senior center that has been very festively decorated by our volunteers.

This month’s birthday and Christmas dinner will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Baked ham is on the menu. Please make reservations by Monday, Dec. 11. Call us at (406) 665-2581 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

A perfect Christmas gift for the person in your family who comes to the senior center for lunch – or who would enjoy coming, but hasn’t yet – is a gift card from the Council on Aging for meals. The amount can be in any denomination you wish. For instance, a $45 meal ticket would provide 10 congregate meals. Stop in and see us or call.

As a reminder, Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers will be plastered on the card. Next April, Medicare will begin mailing every beneficiary a new card with a unique new number to identify them.

While the first mailing of new cards begins April 2018, Congress has set an April 2019 deadline for all beneficiaries to have received one.

If anyone calls you to say you need to pay for your new Medicare card, it’s a scam. If anybody is calling you and asking you to verify your Social Security number in order to issue your new Medicare card, it’s a scam.