Roger Michels

Bellevue Mayor Roger Michels signs a proclamation declaring September as Senior Center Month in Bellevue.

At the Bellevue City Council Meeting on August 12, 2019, Mayor Roger Michels declared September as National Senior Center Month in Bellevue. This year’s theme is “The Key to Aging Well.” The mayor came to the Bellevue Senior Meal Site on Tuesday, August 13, to personally share the news and read the proclamation.

The Bellevue Meal Site, located in the Bellevue Community Center at 1700 State Street, across from Bellevue High School plans to celebrate National Senior Center Month with events and activities planned throughout the month of September.

Those 60 and older are urged to come for lunch and to participate in the events. Those people who have never come for lunch are urged to come for the first time during September. Regulars are always welcome.

 Reservations must be made by calling 872-4666 before 9 a.m. the day before you plan to eat. (Answering machine is on 24/7). Meals are paid for by donation. Karen Osar, center director, will be happy to explain contribution recommendations.

The goals of National Senior Center Month are growing, learning, connection and giving. Four events have been planned using these goals as guidance.

On Thursday, September 5, the Senior Center will celebrate with A Musical Blast from the Past, a group participation musical program. Music from the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s will be dinner music for the day. The menu is Beef Tater Tot Casserole, Whole Kernel Corn, Brussel Sprouts, Baked Cookie, Milk and Margarine.

On Wednesday, September 11, the Senior Center will celebrate Grandparents’ Day. The menu is Grilled pork with gravy, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Multigrain Bread, Sliced Pears, Milk, Margarine

On Thursday, September 17, Citizenship and Constitution Day will be observed. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787. It is dedicated to all US citizens. Iowa House District 58 Representative Andy McKean will speak and entertain with his guitar. Military veterans will be honored and The Preamble to the Constitution will be read. Participants should wear red, white and blue. The menu is Honey Mustard Chicken Salad, Carrot Raisin Salad, Wheat Bread (2), Fruited Gelatin, Milk

On Monday, September 23, the first day of fall, a fall prevention program will be presented by Madison Rolling, an expert in the field. The menu is Sausage with Onions and Peppers, Penne with Marinara Sauce, Green Peas, Mandarin Oranges, Milk

Baby boomers should make themselves aware of the opportunities and services offered through the center. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Menus are available online at Northeast Iowa Area Agency On Aging and also printed in the Bellevue Herald-Leader.