Bigfork Community Center Activities

The community center stopped sending me event updates in 2018. For information about their events, please contact the Center, (406) 837-4157, or drop by the Center, located at 639 Commerce St. in Bigfork, behind the middle school. See also the Bigfork Community Center Facebook page.

I don’t know if the following information is up-to-date:


Hot lunch is served at Noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Center. Menus are printed in our newsletter; hard copies are available at the Center, and on the Flathead County AOA website ( Recommended donation for meals is $4.00 for seniors age 60 and over  ($6.00 for non-seniors).


This event at the Bigfork Community Center is always on the second Thursday of the month, at noon:

  • Thursday, October 13, Noon.  JoLynn Yenne will be sharing about the Mt. St Helen’s volcanic eruption, as she was living in Moses Lake, WA at the time. Others are encouraged to share their “ash stories” at this event.
  • Thursday, November 10, Noon

Bring your favorite dish and join your neighbors at the center for a delicious meal.

NEW>> Diabetic Support Group/Classes

Individuals with Type II diabetics, pre-diabetics and families living with diabetics are encouraged to attend a six week series of classes.  The group size will be limited.  Call JoLynn at 756-8992 or the Center 837-4157 for more information.  The emphasis is wellness through education.

These classes were started in October 2017, at Bigfork Community Center/Senior Center, 639 Commerce St. Bigfork, MT. I don’t know if they are still available.

Caregiver’s Support Group

Caregiver’s support group, open to the public, meets at the Bigfork Community Center in dining room the first and third Wednesdays of each month, unless a change is announced. This group has been sharing information and have identified topics and speakers for additional information and education.
Scheduled topics and speakers for August and September:
  • First Wed. August 2 , 1:00 p.m.  Speaker Rebecca Hamilton from Frontier Hospice. Center dining room.
  • Third Wed, August 16: No Meeting

Mind and Body Exercise: Qi Gong and Tai Chi

This event will continue into the new year (2017) and is held on Tuesday mornings, once a week. 10:00 – 11:00 AM. All levels – from beginner to experienced – and all ages and those who require sitting positions, are welcome to attend. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and indoor footwear.

Adele Zimmerman is the instructor. She has been studying this type of exercise for over four years, and has been enlightened by the benefits. The whole body is involved; movements are gentle, avoiding muscle and joint strains. Circulation is increased and stress reduced. Adele has been a volunteer in our community in many areas, including First Responder EMT. She is also known to tap dance.

For more information, contact Adele at 755-4905 or Or contact the Center at 837-4157 (leave a message if necessary.


This group will continue into the new year (2017) and meets at the center on Mondays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, call Rocky (837-4157 or ‘seniorcenterbigfork (at) gmail (dot) com) or Robin (837-2294 or ‘robinsticka (at) gmail (dot) com‘ (addresses disguised for security).

Knitting lessons are also available for anyone interested in learning to knit, or for knitting help, whether a beginner or experienced knitter. Anyone interested in other fiber crafts, such as crotchet, needlepoint, embroidery, etc., is also encouraged to attend this group.


Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) may be able help with energy costs. For more information, contact, sponsored by Community Action Partnership of Northwest Montana (CAPNM)  at (406) 758-5433 or (800) 344-5979.

Flathead Electric Coop (FEC) and Northwestern Energy will also averaging of energy bills to provide ease of budgeting. Contact your utility for information.

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