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Good tasting and nutritional too at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center

 

February 27, 2020

Victoria Smithey/Pine Bluffs Post

Above: Trisha Burry and Roxie Bolejack are the talent behind the great food at the Pine Bluffs Senior Center.

The Pine Bluffs Senior Center cooks up a hot meal daily for anyone that wants to come in and eat. Roxie Bolejack and Trisha Burry work tirelessly to bring the community meals that fit within the governmental guidelines for nutritional value and their own personal guidelines for taste and presentation.

The staff of the Pine Bluffs Post showed up on sweet and sour chicken day, and were treated to a full three course meal that was delicious and fell within the 650 to 750 calorie range. Bolejack commented that they were even allowed to salt the meals within regulations.

Unlike the Albin Community Center, the senior center does operate on government funding; however, the ladies are still able to provide quality meals with some freedoms as to what they prepare. While center director Alisha Michaud admits that the winter does see a drop in meal participation due to local "snowbirds" leaving the area, she is hoping that the numbers will pick back up over the summer.

Victoria Smithey/Pine Bluffs Post

Inset: Great lunch is served.

Because the center is government funded all meals have to be approved by a dietician and equal about a third of your daily nutritional intake. These ladies work hard on a daily basis to bring these meals to our community, even delivering some for those who cannot come out. In case you thought you had to be a member in order to eat, you do not. The senior center will allow anyone in the community to pay and eat.

Bolejack has been with the center since 2006 and when asked if it was the cooking that she loved she said, "I just love the seniors. I do enjoy cooking, but I mostly enjoy the people." Her enjoyment shows in the work that she does. A mere four dollar payment for members and ten dollars for non members allows you to enjoy a great meal.

 

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