530 Shoshone Street W, Twin Falls, ID 83301
Serving the Community One Heart at a Time

January Newsletter

JANUARY Newsletter 2019





Happy New Year

Author: Catherine Pulsifer

H appiness depends upon your life outlook. * Find good in all situations A ttitude is just as important as ability. * Keep your attitude positive
P assion, find yours this year! * Do what you love & you will never work P ositive thoughts make everything easier. * Stay focused & stay positive Y ou are unique, with special gifts, use them. * Never forget your talents

N ew beginnings with a new year.
E nthusiasm a true secret of success. W ishes may they turn into goals.

Y ears go by too quickly, enjoy them. * Wisdom from your elders, listen E nergy, may you have lots of it. * Take care of yourself
A ppreciation of life, don’t take it for granted. * Live each day
R elax, take the time to in this coming year. * Keep a balance in your life




530 Shoshone Street W Twin Falls, ID 83301

PO Box 23, Twin Falls, ID 83303

Contact Information

Phone ……………… (208) 734-5084 Fax ………………….. (208) 733-1606 Office Hours.. ……. 8 am to 5 pm

(Monday through Friday)

Website: www.tfseniorcenter.com Email: info@tfseniorcenter.com Facebook:Twin Falls Senior Center

Exec. Director ……… Jeanette Roe Meals Coordinator .. .Tina Wright HDM Assistant…….Dustie Melton 1st Impressions …. Verna Folsom Kitchen ……………… Wendy Beezley Kitchen …………. Jenny Castleberry Kitchen ……………………… Janet Fleck Kitchen ………Dominique Huggett Kitchen ………………… Alexis Walker Custodian ………………David Powell Custodian ……Bryan Woodhouse

President….. Richard Cook Vice-Pres ………………. VacantSecretary…John KapelerisTreasurer……….. Phil Winn

Member…Velma Anderson Member ……. Cathi Leeming Member……….Juliana Judea Member …….. Janet Benefiel

The Twin Falls Senior Center believes in serving the Community One Heart at a time.
The Center’s mission focuses on participating and contributing to the senior citizen’s activity within the range of civic, cultural, medical, transportation and nutritional opportunities for the elderly individuals of our community.




By Jeanette M. Roe, Executive Director

As the 2019 New Year begins, I find myself reflect- ing on the challenges and the successes of 2018. How do we measure success? Everyone’s definition of success is a little different.

Succeeding in business is no easy feat. It’s too easy to let business knock you down. Instead of throw- ing in the towel when there is a business problem, pick yourself back up, buckle down, and get to work. These motivational stories prove that with a little hard work, any amount of business success is possible.

When life has got you in a slump, turn to motiva- tional short stories. Not only for reading, but for a possible spark of an idea or a change for the better. I found the following two stories on the internet when looking for something inspirational to say. Read on and get ready to smile!

* * * * * * * * * ** * * * * * * * * ** *

Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!

We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t bor- row against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys an unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.

There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.


A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 bill. A crowd of 200 had gathered to hear him speak. He asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?”

200 hands went up.

He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.” He crumpled the bill up.

He then asked, “Who still wants it?”

All 200 hands were still raised.

“Well,” he replied, “What if I do this?” Then he dropped the bill on the ground and stomped on it with his shoes.

He picked it up, and showed it to the crowd. The bill was all crumpled and dirty.

“Now who still wants it?”

All the hands still went up.

“My friends, I have just showed you a very im- portant lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, life crumples us and grinds us into the dirt. We make bad decisions or deal with poor circum- stances. We feel worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special – Don’t ever forget it!




A New Year offers you 365 blank pages, write the most beautiful chapter of your life. Happy New Year!!





Developed by the United States Department of Agri- culture (USDA), CSFP improves the health of low income seniors at least 60 years of age, by adding nutritious food to their diets. Eligible seniors receive a free food box on the second Thursday of the month that includes food, nutritional infor- mation & helpful recipes.

Applications are available at the Senior Center.


Thank you to the Twin Falls Kiwanis Club for the monthly

delivery of boxes to homebound seniors who are not able to pick up their boxes at the Center.


TUES @ 10:00 am & 5:30 pm
& THURS @ 10:00 am
The Twin Falls Senior Center is proud to announce two days of QiGong classes. Qigong pronounced Chi Gong can aid in healing joints, rebuilding the health of the internal organs, maintaining hormone pro- duction, in maintaining health function of the im- mune system and reducing stress. By regulating our movements, breathing and focusing our minds Qigong can do more than increase our energy (Qi – is our body’s energy). Qigong brings an awareness of our inner energy and the power of our mind which is the key to health. Class Instruc- tor, Jim Alcorn, has dedicated himself to learning and teaching Qigong with a passion. Qigong has restored his health/movement/strength post mo- torcycle accident. This class can be individualized to help with Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, respiratory problems, overactive sweat glands and

more. Class is free for all ages. Please come join us!





By Tina Wright, Meals on Wheels Coordinator

Our largest commitment is to provide nutritional hot meals through our Meals on Wheels program to homebound senior citizens along with serving senior citizens and other community members who congregate at the Senior Center. For our home- bound clients, we work diligently to serve them a hot nutritional meal, a friendly visit from our volunteers, and a well-check to make sure they are staying healthy and nutritionally fed. Creating partnerships will lead to a healthier, well-rounded community to serve the elderly community members of Twin Falls.

We provided 51,297 homebound (HDM) meals in the first ten months of 2018, compared to the yearly totals of 51,749 HDM for 2017 & 40,820 HDM back in 2015. The demand for delivered meals will substantially increase through 2060 as the population ages & those developing chronic medical conditions enlarges to record numbers (i.e. dementia & Alzheimer’s diseases).

In Idaho, 1 in 6 seniors struggle with hunger. More than 72,000 are isolated and living alone, 29,202 are threatened by hunger, and 85,917 are living in or near poverty. Twin Falls County has a large percentage of Seniors over the age 60 living in the area. Many of these Seniors are struggling with health issues, food insecurity, and living in or near poverty. The Center is required to comply with the Older American Act – providing services for seniors over the age of 60 whether they have the ability to pay or not. Suggested donations are encouraged.

Seventy-three percent of ALL chronic diseases are caused by the lack of proper daily nutrition. Vulnerable seniors, including Veterans, should not be hungry, alone, or forgotten.

Please consider giving a Charitable Donation, becoming a Volunteer Driver or a Center Volunteer. Your generosity will strengthen the Twin Falls Senior Center’s mission to Serve the Community One Heart at a Time, while providing resources to the growing number of Seniors who need OUR com- mitment. Visit our website www.tfseniorcenter.comor call 208-734-5084 today!


The Twin Falls Senior Center provides home delivered meals to home bound seniors through their Meals on Wheels program. Meals are deliv- ered by volunteer drivers between the hours of 10:45 am and Noon. Hot meals are available for delivery Monday through Friday. Weekend meals are delivered to their homes frozen on Friday. If you are interested in receiving meals, please call the Twin Falls Senior Center at 208-734-5084.

The Twin Falls Senior Center is committed to ensuring the underserved, elderly, and disabled population receive compassion, dignity & quality meals while receiving proper nutrition for health and wellness. NO Senior should struggle with not knowing from where their next meal will come from. The Center is here to serve their needs.


If you are a home bound senior needing assistance with a daily nutritional meal, please CALL today. The Center’s mission is to Serve the Community One Heart at a Time. We want to help you remain independent and healthy as long as possible in your own home. Remember there is no place like home.


If you need to contact us about the delivery of your meal, the quality or quantity of your food, or any- thing else about the Meals on Wheels program, the phone number is 208-734-5084 ask for either;

Tina Wright, Meals on Wheels Coordinator Dustie Melton, HDM Assistant Jeanette Roe, Exec. Director

We welcome all input, comments, or suggestions on how we can provide better service





Beginning February 1, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm
(Every Tuesday & Thursday until April 11th)

AARP is offering free tax help to low-to- moderate income tax-payers, especially those 60 and older. Feel free to contact the Senior Center to schedule an AARP tax appointment.

Required Documentation

Please bring with you: Copy of last year’s in- come tax return(s), all tax documents you have received, social security cards or other official documentation for yourself and all dependents, and picture IDs are required.

Appointments are limited, so call the Center at 208-734-5084 to schedule your appointment today!


The Twin Falls Senior Center is looking for Seniors who would like to take computer classes. Classes are usually for 1 hour twice a week for a two-week period. Class times will be set to accommodate the most interested students. The Center provides the class agenda and instruction manuals. Class size will vary from 2 to 6 students. This is a great opportuni- ty to learn basic computer skills.

Call the Center at 208-734-5084 to express your interest in attending the session of classes.

Class sessions for beginning computer classes, IPAD, & Facebook classes are being considered based upon instructors.