Local Roundup: Digital guide helps seniors face aging challenges

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Prestige Assisted Living at Kalispell recently launched a free resource guide to help older adults and their loved ones address common changes in daily living that come with age.

Available online at prestigecare.com, the “Senior Guide to Healthy, Fulfilled Living” is a free digital booklet filled with information and resources to help seniors stay active and engaged in their later years. The guide covers six different topics, including information and advice from senior living experts and trusted resources.

Covered topics include fall reduction, loneliness, mental sharpness, healthy diets, staying safe behind the wheel, and managing medications.

For more information on Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living communities, visit www.prestigecare.com.

Musician offers benefit show for C-Falls police

Local musician Luke Dowler will present his 13th annual benefit concert for the Columbia Falls Police Association Friday, Jan. 25, at the Columbia Falls High School Theater. A free pre-concert reception begins at 6 p.m.

Enjoy coffee, an assortment of beverages, cookies and coffee and meet members of the Columbia Falls Police Department.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $28. Kids under 15 are admitted free with an adult ticket holder. Group discounts are available. Call 885-1065 for tickets and more information.

Used book sale at Polson library

The North Lake County Public Library District’s Friends of the Library are holding a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26.

Hundreds of used books, DVDs and audiobooks will be for sale at bargain prices.

Look for the new “Friends” T-shirts available for purchase. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cookies will be served at no charge. All proceeds and contributions from this event will go toward the “Friends” support of the library’s programs and projects. The sale will be in the large meeting room at the library, 2 First Ave. E. in Polson.

Posters included in the “Recovering the Classics” project taking place across the country are also available for sale.

Registration open for classic boat weekend in June

Registration is open for the Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society’s Whitefish Woody Weekend VIII hosted by the Lodge at Whitefish Lake June 28-30.

Friday’s no-host cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with an evening cruise at 8 p.m.

Boats will be dockside for public viewing at 9 a.m. Saturday. There will be a show for participants and the public. The public may also register for boat rides.

Sunday features a poker run at 9:30 a.m. followed by a barbecue on the beach at 1 p.m.

The event is limited to 36 boats. Boat registration is $70. For more information, contact Tim Salt at 862-5085 or whitefishwoodyweekend@gmail.com

Introduction to metals class at C-Falls school

An introduction to metals class will be taught in February and March at Columbia Falls High School. Instructor is Rod Cogliati.

Safely learn oxyacetylene brazing, welding and cutting, electric arc welding, both shielded arc (stick) and metal inert gas (wire). Other metal-working procedures will be done per student interests.

Classes will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the high school metal shop, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 and April 3, 10 and 17.

The cost is $110 for District 6 and $120 for out of district. Sign up and payment may be made at Columbia Falls High School office before the first class.

For further information, call the high school at 892-6501.

Meals on Wheels looking for drivers in Kalispell, Bigfork

The Meals on Wheels program is looking for drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in the Kalispell and Bigfork areas. Volunteers touch lives with food and friendship and their smile may be the only one a person sees all day.

Drivers are needed for weekday lunchtime delivery. Dedicate one to five days a week — your choice. Volunteer on your own or form a workplace delivery team. Receive training, mileage reimbursement, and a meal for your volunteer service. A route takes about an hour and a half of your time.

Contact the Nutrition Staff at the Agency on Aging, 758-5711, to sign up.

Flathead Valley Bridge Center results

Jan. 11

North/South pairs

Hart Leppard – Nuala Uhde 1st A

Janet Weiss – Fran Ollendike 2nd A

Carole Koch – Andrew Koch Jr. 1st B

Patricia Connolly – Shirley Dean 2nd B

Bob Gerhard – Judy Martinson 1st C

East/West pairs

Tie Parker – Anne Gentry 1st A

Judith Stewart – Ruth Andersen 2nd A 1st B

John Murrey – Jeff Daniels 2nd B 1st C

Jan.12 199er Game

Lee Honeyman – Steve Shumate 1st A 1st B 1st C

Kathleen Trautman – Darci Nielsen 2nd A 2nd B

Jan. 14

North/South pairs

Janet Weiss – Dan Shura 1st A

Michael Boreson – Patricia Connolly 2nd A

Ann Fey – Charrisse Bourquin 1st B

Mary Nelesen – Tom Nelesen 2nd B 1st C

Christie Deck – George Miller 2nd C

East/West pairs

Bill Bradshaw – Bill Pellett 1st A

Frances Ollendike – Tanya McCully 2nd A

Fred Sego – Bob Sleadd 1/2 B 1/2 C

John Murrey – Jeff Daniels 1/2 B 1/2 C

Jan.16

North/South pairs

Trish Eaton – Melissa Martin 1st A 1st B

Porki Harris – Mary Ann Chestnut 2nd A

Shirley Dean – Ruth Andersen 2nd B

George Miller – Judy Martinson 1st C

East/West pairs

Michael Boreson – Cathy Brown 1st A

Annie Alex – Barbara Pellett 2nd A 1st B

Bob Gerhard – Bob Sleadd 2nd B 1st C

Deb Johnson – Helen Cates 2nd C

Jan. 16 evening results

1. Alden Boreson - Trish Eaton

2. Shirley Dean - Delane Duffy

3. Bob Gerhard - Bob Sleadd

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