to Rendezvous Pointe
Gathering Place for Seniors
Rendezvous Pointe is a non-profit senior and community center located in Pinedale, Wyoming. We are committed to keeping seniors and the disabled in our community healthy, active, self-reliant and able to live in their own homes or independently as long as possible. Yet we and others are also working on building new senior housing for those who choose to leave their own homes and can live independently.
Most importantly, Rendezvous Pointe fosters friendship and the enjoyment of each other. Whether it is delicious, yet well-balanced and nutritious meals, water colors, ceramics, music, the Fiber Guild, a trip to Yellowstone National Park, Tai Chi, card games, local history, and even the annual blood drive and breakfast, we have fun and learn something, too.
We are generously supported by our local community including the Sublette County Commissioners, the Pinedale Town Council, the Sublette County Rural Health Care Board, and many businesses and individuals. Rendezvous Pointe also receives support from the Aging Division in Wyoming's Department of Health, the Wyoming Senior Services Board, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
By special reservation, and for modest fees, Rendezvous Pointe is also available for community, private and public functions or events.
We can be reached at 307-367-2881 or just come by and visit us at 425 E. Magnolia in Pinedale, Wyoming. See the map at the beginning of our website. We will show you genuine Western hospitality.
Brochure (PDF, 2 pages)
“Coming to the center is a way to get up and out of the house. To me it's therapy ... I like being around people, always have!” - Age 90
In 2000, individuals age 60 and older numbered 1005, or 17 percent of the total county population. In 2008, they numbered 1312 - a 62 percent increase. By 2020, seniors will represent almost 18 percent of the total and much larger county population.
Between 2010 and 2020, the only age group that will grow in size will be those 65 years old and over. All other age groups will actually decline.
In Sublette County, not only will we see the demand for senior services increase, but there will be fewer working people to meet those demands.
Today and tomorrow, Rendezvous Pointe can meet those growing needs. Whether it is good-tasting and nutritious meals, in-home services, art classes, flu clinics, exercise programs, or just plain fun, at Rendezvous Pointe we are proud of the quality and diverse services we provide and the help and friendship of our seniors, their families, and volunteers.
Click here for the 2012 Senior Survey Summary (PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.)
We appreciate the trust and confidence of our seniors and promise to continue our service and dedication.
Our services are available to all persons over the age of 60, regardless of race, religion, national origin or disability.
Meals and Nutrition
All meals are reviewed by our Registered Dietician, and the meals and the kitchen meet or exceed all applicable county, state and federal standards.
The noon meal is served five days a week, 251 days a year. We are closed on weekends and major holidays. A salad bar is available for each meal, and a suggested donation for those 60 years old and above is $4.00 and for those under 60 years old it is $7.00. Soft ice cream is also available daily.
For those who are homebound, we also offer home-delivered meals.
Whether it is the noon meal or a home-delivered meal, those who plan on joining us must call by 10:00 am to make a reservation. The reservation number is 307-367-2881.
Nutrition education for noon meal and home-delivered meal clients is another service. Whether it is food safety, the value of fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy products, portion sizes, and the interpretation of food labels, such education can assist the many who still live in their own homes and who prepare at least one meal a day.
See the new annual senior survey noted above for seniors’ views and rankings of our noon meal program.
Good nutrition and meeting friends are cited as what seniors enjoy most about our noon meals.
No donation is requested for very short and infrequent trips in town, but for other town trips a donation of $2.00 is suggested. For longer trips within the county, a $10.00 donation is suggested, and a $25.00 donation for out-of-county trips. If a senior wishes to use our transportation services, he or she must call 307-367-2881 and make a reservation including the pick-up time, pick-up location and destination.
“You feel so helpless when you can't drive ... The center helps me stay independent.” - Age 88
Activities & Entertainment
Our weekly activities begin with the craft class and then continue through the week with cards, bingo, a very talented watercolor class, ceramics and the Fiber Guild. During the month, and in addition to these regular activities, seniors may go out for dinner, shop, attend a local history discussion or book reading, tour the countryside in the fall as the leaves change color, watch chalk art, make Holiday greeting cards, celebrate National Peanut Month or National Grouch Day.
All of these activities, fun and creative ideas are the brainchild of Beth Allen, our Activity Director, who is very ably assisted by Julie McKinney. See our newsletter for the Monthly Activity Calendar.
Health and Wellness
In conjunction with the Public Health Nurse, Rendezvous Pointe sponsors an annual blood draw and breakfast. Over 1,200 residents participate. Again, with the Public Nurse, every year we offer flu shots for several hundred seniors and help educate them and others about the need to plan for a future flu pandemic.
We offer routine blood pressure checks and manicures and pedicures.
We encourage and offer all forms of exercise, including walking, swimming, Tai Chi, use of Proactive Rehabilitation and the Pinedale Aquatic Center. Every year Rendezvous Pointe sponsors an exercise program where participants will walk, run or otherwise exercise their way to Hawaii, Rome, or other destinations.
In-Home Services, the Lending Closet, and Caregiver Support
Department of Health, provides personal care and homemaking services to Sublette County seniors 60 years of age or over, their spouses, and some disabled individuals. However, only those at risk qualify, and any potentially eligible individual will undergo a needs assessment that will determine if they qualify, and it will also be used to develop her or his care plan.
That care plan may include homemaking services such as light housework, shopping, managing money, meal preparation, transportation, use of the telephone or computer, and correspondence.
The plan may also include personal care such as bathing, dressing, hair care, walking, and personal hygiene.
Other services include minor home modification, temporary respite, and assistance with emergency electronic warning devices or "life lines."
Depending on family income and other factors, Rendezvous Pointe may charge for these services.
Our In-Home Services program has an Admission and Waiting List Policy and a Discharge Policy. They are available upon request and will be given to each potentially eligible client.
Jeanene Esterholt, Rendezvous Pointe's Case Manager, is in charge of these programs. She can be reached at 307-367-2881.
“Although I have many good friends, I live alone in a wonderful log home near the Green River where I have lived for the past 30 years. For my peace of mind, I have chosen to use a life line. I have also needed home-making services and transportation for medical appointments. Rendezvous Pointe's In-Home services have been a godsend. ” - 75-year old Sublette County Senior
Beyond these categories, we have established a special place for contributions made in memory of a loved one or friend. It is titled a "Living Memorial", and was designed by Sublette County artist and sculptor, David Klaren. Family and friends can purchase hand-hewn nameplates in Bronze (beginning at $200), Silver (starting at $350), or Gold ($500 or more).
Since Rendezvous Pointe is a non-profit organization - a 501(c)3 - all contributions are tax deductible.
Thank you for your support.
Rendezvous Pointe Staff
Rendezvous Pointe Board of Trustees
Every year the four year term of two Board members
expires. Every May, two new Board members are elected by Rendezvous
Pointe seniors to fill the expired terms.
“When younger, I served on the board two times. I now take advantage of the services available. It's nice to know that as I will need more services, they will be here.” - Age 75