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Senior Center offers Farmers Market Public Vouchers

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BREWSTER – The Brewster-Pateros-Bridgeport Senior Center at 100 S. Bridge Street will distribute 40 Farmers Market Public Vouchers to qualifying senior citizens on a first-come, first-served basis from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, June 5.
A public service announcement (PSA) from Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington (AACCW) specifies qualifying guidelines for eligible seniors.
Recipients must be at least 60 years of age (55 for Native American or Alaska Native with Washington State Tribal Card) and be Washington residents.
A valid Washington state driver’s license or photo I.D. is required and recipients’ monthly income cannot exceed $1,859 for a single person or $2,504 for a two-person household
“Each qualifying senior will have the opportunity to apply for one book of vouchers worth $40,” the PSA said. “The vouchers can be redeemed for fresh fruit, vegetables, and honey and can only be redeemed at participating Farmers Markets and Farm Stores (road side stands) in Washington State.”
The vouchers are valid from June 1 through Oct. 31, 2017.
Proxy forms are available for those unable to attend voucher distribution due to a medical appointment or lack of transportation, the PSA advised. For more information, call Kathy at 509-886-0700 ext. 235 or 800-572-4459 ext. 235.
The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) provides fresh fruit and vegetables to qualifying seniors to improve their health and nutrition and supports local farming through increased use of farmers markets and roadside stands.
A dozen seniors graduated from the Stay Active and Independent for Life (S.A.I.L.) exercise class taught by Shawn Isenhart of Eagle Rock Physical Therapy in Brewster and have been awarded Eagle Rock shirts to prove it.
“Shawn helped us in the beginning to make sure we were using the right form when doing our exercises,” said Senior Center spokeswoman Kathy Lowry. “The number of participants has steadily increased.”
The Center has been open for two Saturdays in May and will continue into June on a trial basis to see if Saturdays may be beneficial to members and customers. June Saturday hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 2, 16, and 30. Regular store hours are 8-11:45 a.m. Monday-Thursday.

May menu
Thursday, May 25
Ham and au gratin potato casserole
Glazed carrots
Garden salad
Waldorf salad
Whole wheat roll
Dessert

Monday, May 30

Sloppy Joes
Coleslaw
Peaches
Dessert

Tuesday, May 31

Chicken fettuccini
Italian vegetables
Caesar salad
Bread sticks
Berry crisp
Seniors age 60 and over, suggested donation $3.50. Under age 60, $8 fee

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