We say, if Phelps County never competes seriously with Miami Beach, Las Vegas or Palm Springs, well, that's a good thing. In Phelps County, we have seasons, soup suppers and potlucks, lots of good times and more than our share of good people.

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Phelps County Senior Resources

Just the place to retire

People want different things when they retire. Some people - evidently - will put up with any amount of noise, confusion, traffic and congestion so long as it's mostly sunny. But we say, if Phelps County never competes seriously with Miami Beach, Las Vegas or Palm Springs, well, that's a good thing. In Phelps County, we have seasons, soup suppers and potlucks, lots of good times and more than our share of good people.

Here are a few more good reasons to retire in Phelps County.

More importantly, when you become a part of one of our communities, you’ll find you make friends and acquaintances with the least little effort, and that pretty quickly they remember your name at the library, the YMCA, the bowling alley, and local restaurants. In Phelps County, you know - and care about - your neighbors.

Listed below are links to some of our senior citizen resources.

Senior Resources

Phelps County Senior Citizen Center
416 Garfield Street
PO Box 587
Holdrege, NE  68949
(308) 995-5345
Director:  Denise Smith
Services include congregate meals, homemaker and chore services, foot clinics ($15 fee), blood pressure checks, non-emergency medical trips to Kearney, hearing aid clinic, and dances twice a month. The Center also operates Phelps County Public Transit.

Phelps County Public Transit
General public transportation for all of Phelps County.
Boarding fee: $1 in Holdrege. Call for rates outside Holdrege, generally $8 or less per round trip to/from Holdrege.
(308) 995-5345

Bertrand Senior Citizen Center
P.O. Box 232
Bertrand, NE 68927
(308) 472-5010
Contact: Susan Young or Phelps County Senior Center
(308) 995-5345
This is a satellite of the Phelps County Center and includes congregate meals, blood pressure checks, and health/nutrition talks.

South Central Agency on Aging
opens in new window http://www.agingkearney.org
(800) 658-4320
Programs include: Health and nutrition, legal, ombudsman, care management, senior care options, Medicaid waiver, insurance counseling and assistance, and information assistance.

YMCA of the Prairie
opens in new window http://www.ymcaoftheprairie.org
(308) 995-4050
Exercise classes for Seniors: Fit for Life, Water Wakeup (water aerobics), Yoga, Tai Chi; the facility has an indoor walking track and exercise machines specially suited to Seniors. Membership is free for those age 80+.

Holdrege Area Public Library
opens in new window http://www.holdregelibrary.com
(308) 995-6556
Large print books, audio books, periodicals, Internet access

Commodities Distribution
opens in new window http://www.mnca.net/suppfood.html
Mid Nebraska Community Action Commodities Program
(308) 865-5683

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