We're a nonprofit providing educational, recreational, nutritional, fitness and supportive services for individuals 50 and up in beautiful southwest Montana
It's tax deductible! - we are a 501(c)(3) organization
July 1, 2020: Day 108
We miss all of you tremendously. The place is so quiet. We miss the laughter and all the activity.
If you are hungry for Fay's Fabulous Food, you're in luck. Sadly we can't serve meals at the center yet, but if you live in the city limits, we will deliver them to you. If you live out of the city limits, we will make arrangements for curb side pickup. Look at the menu under Menu/Nutrition at the top of the page and decide which meals you would like. You do need to let us know no later than 3:00 p.m. the previous day.
Exercise is now available through Zoom. Our instructors lead classes and you can follow and see your fellow exercise partners. If you haven't received a phone call from one of our instructors, please call the center at 586-2421 and we will get you in touch with them. Zoom seems to be pretty safe as the state and local governments use it all the time for meetings. It is easy to use, the instructor will send you an email and in that email will be the link to clink on to attend class.
Our plan is to have some social gatherings and bingo in the park in July. We are developing a plan with the Gallatin County Health Department.
All of the trips for this summer have been cancelled.
Longer trips for 2020 and 2021 that are scheduled and ready for you to consider and sign up if you wish:
For more information on any of these trips, please e-mail Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Spotlight on New York City Holiday: Dec. 2 - 6 , 2020
*Best of New Orleans: May 16 - 20, 2021
*Shades of Ireland: April 26 - May 8, 2021
*Croatia and Its Islands: July 16 - 27, 2021
*Mackinac Island and the Grand Hotel and Niagara Falls:
October 14, 2021
*Germany: We don't have definite dates as yet, but will be in the fall of 2021.
I will be happy to answer any questions you have or mail you the brochures for any trips you would like to consider.
Looking forward to getting back into traveling with all of you.
Shannon has been doing a wonderful job keeping us going. She is busy working on grants, and attending on line meetings with the Governor, the City, the County and the Federal Government. Because of Shannon, we are receiving all kinds of grants to keep the Meals-On-Wheels Program going and keeping up on all the updates on what is going on. She is a wonderful person and we are lucky to have her leading us through these crazy times.
Take care of yourselves and know we are thinking of you.
Our unique community center is proud to offer a variety of services and activities for our clientele. We strive to provide quality social and educational programming as well as heath and nutritional services designed for the aging adult. Our nine-member Board of Directors is elected by the membership to serve three-year terms.
The selection of programs and services we offer attract clientele from all over the greater Bozeman area. Some of these include: meals served daily in a dining space that accommodate 300 people, Meals-on-Wheels, a wood shop, a thrift store run by volunteers, a rec room complete with two pool tables and a computer learning center with tutoring available. A child learning center is located on site that provides a unique opportunity for seniors and kids to share a space.
The range of ongoing activities stretches from fitness and fun to educational and healthy living. There are more than 20 exercise classes plus dance and music lessons, card and board games, a weekly pool shoot-around. In the summer months, our hiking program is popular. The woodcarving group meets every Monday and painting classes (watercolor and oil) meet twice a week. We are also proud to offer aging-related support groups for both seniors and caregivers. Ongoing services include blood pressure checks, flu shots, free medical equipment rental, blood profiles, and educational seminars.
Special events include Hawaiian Luaus, new member coffees, ice cream socials, and square dances. All we do is made possible, in large part, to more than 300 wonderful volunteers. Key fundraising sources that we rely on are the annual Fall Festival, and revenue from our thrift store. The staff here is small -- a dedicated, friendly, hard working group who are here to meet your needs and answer your questions. Come see what we're all about!
Our building was built in 1979 through a city bond issue. Since that time, it's been enlarged and remodeled several times to accommodate the growing needs of seniors in our community. Our funding comes, in part, through the city and county. The greatest source for the center is raised through fundraising projects, applying grants, donations memorials, charitable gifts, and the endowment fund, which was established in 1998.
Click here for a membership form.
807 North Tracy Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.