On May 13th, 1969, a step forward was taken for the benefit of the older citizens of Rutland. It is known that only too often that when we reach those so-called “Golden Years” they are not golden at all, but for some only a time of waiting until the grim reaper calls. A time of loneliness and despair. On the date mentioned above these elder citizens of Rutland did something to lessen this burden for on that date the Rutland Senior Citizens Club was organized with G.E. Pearson as the President and Mrs. Earl Marcuson as Secretary and Treasurer. An application was made and money received from government funds and administered by the Lutheran Welfare for the purchase of a building and other necessities.
Ransom Sargent Senior Services, a branch of Fargo Senior Services, is a non-profit organization that serves seniors in Ransom and Sargent Counties. Their services include: Home delivered meals, frozen meals, community dining, transportation, Senior Centers, outreach assistance and Medicare Part D assistance. A monthly publication, The Silver Quill, details current and upcoming events of interest to the senior community. The office can be reached at 1-877-857-3743.
Meals are served Monday through Thursday at the Rutland Senior Center at the low cost of $3.50 for age 60 and over.
The Rutland Senior Citizens Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
The Rutland Senior Citizens Club is responsible for the “Rutland News” published in the Teller weekly. If you have news to share, please contact Jan Brash at email@example.com to get the information printed in the paper. If you have information or photos from Senior Center activities, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.