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Dial 458.7450 for info Everyone has problems. But many people don't know where to turn for help and they are unaware of the many services and agencies avail- able in our community. This can be especially true for older people who are ex- periencing changes and fac- ing new problems in their later years. Information and Assistance is a program designed to pro- vide older adults in Spokane County with a link to every service available to them. When you call 458-7450, you will speak to a staff person who is sensitive to a variety of human needs and who can identify and refer you to the appropriate service to meet your needs. They will also check back to be certain that you received the service and that the problem has been resolved. The answers to "routine" calls provide you with current up-to-date information. Prob- lems or crisis situations are handled by staff specially trained to meet the needs of older people experiencing emergencies in their lives. The service is a 24-hour-a- day, seven-days-a-week pro- gram. It is a service for people 60 years of age or older, or for friends and rela- tives of older people needing information and assistance. Collect calls within Spokane County will be accepted. Calls received after 5 p.m. and on weekends will be answered by a crisis service worker. The program is adminis- tered by the Community Mental Health Center. Fund- ing is provided by the Eastern Washington Area Agency on ApjnR. Ted Poirier, last year's Spokane County Senior of the S year, at left, helped to promote the Greater Spokane A Council on aging at the All-Senior Picnic in Spokane S this summer. At right, Cheney's Gene Helgeson, operations manager for the Spokane Area Special T Transportation Agency [SASTA] mans the SASTA A table. SASTA continues service Despite cuts in operation to other areas of government and government-supported programs and services, the Spokane Area Special Trans- portation Agency plans to continue its daily transporta- tion services for the handi- capped of the area. Cheney's Emilio Zamora is the director of the Spokane- based program. Also on staff and from Cheney is Opera- tions Manager Gene Helge- son. Last year, the service was expanded from one day to seven days per week in the outlying areas. Those seeking to use the van service should note the reservations should be placed 24 hours in advance between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The service is designed for those who are unable to use the regular Spokane Transit System. Arrangements can be made through the SASTA office for special transporta- tion for any of a number of reasons, including medical appointments, shopping, employment, education or other recreational or social functions. For more details, call 328-1552. August 5, 1982 Special People Page 5 Picnicking Cheney senior citizens enjoyed the Spokane County All-Senior Picnic, which was held at Spokane's Riverfront Park last month. Cheney seniors enjoy county picnic The All-Senior Picnic on July 22 in Spokane was at- tended by a group of 17 Cheney seniors. Going on the outing were Gladys Messes, Walter Rupp, Paul Delabarre, Jean John- son, Bernice Moriarity, Grace Kurtz, Grace Hurst, Alda Gildea, Johanna Ellis, Marie Nelson, Alda Buob, Verna MacQuarrie, Florence Timmann, Anna Wilson, Thordis Johnson, Hattie Tiedt and Bessie Colomb. All en- joyed the day-long event and the meal was provided through the Cheney Senior Nutrition Program at the Wren Pierson Building. Site manager Jean Johnson added that seniors are wel- come to attend the regular noon meals at the Cheney Nutrition Site (Senior Center) on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Reservations are to be made in advance by call- ing 235-5104. Seniors wishing to have their blood pressure taken can do so at the Senior Center on the first Monday of the month. Readings also are given the third Wednesday of the month at Cheney City Hall, where Cheney seniors meet for games, activities and socializing. Such activi- ties also are held after each Senior Citizen Club. With senior meal at the Senior about 100 members, the club Center. is headed by President Wally A Senior Citizen Potluck Beard. Other offi,'rs include Dinner is held at noon the Vice President ace Kis- first Wednesday of each singer, Secretary Thordis month at Cheney City Hall, Johnson and 'lreasurer sponsored by the Cheney Mabel Sturman. ATTENTION! Senior Citizens -- Just For you-- 10% Discount On All Regular Price Menu Items Every Day -- All Year Long ,,= DRIVE IN 911.1st -- Choney -- 235.8405 I Illl' COUPON 1 LB. OF PEANUTS TO SENIOR CITIZENS ONLY WITH COUPON VOID A F TER A UG US T 31, 1982 "NEED NOT BE A MEMBER TO BUY" GRANGE SUPPLY 118 Union St. 235-6274 l l l I