This is my last chance to give our breakfast collection a plug … Come to the breakfast collection for the senior center on Sunday, October 24th. All you can eat breakfast includes pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, sausages, milk, juice and coffee. It will take place in the community gym at 8-12. The cost is $ 7 in advance ($ 8 at the door) for people 13+, $ 4 for children ages 6-12 and children 5 and younger eat for free.
Want to find out if you can save some money? Come to the senior center on Wednesday 27 October at 10.00 to learn about two of the Public Utilities Commission’s telephone and internet assistance programs, TAP and Lifeline. You will find out what benefits these income-based programs can offer, learn how to register and have the opportunity to ask questions! Contact the center if you plan to participate, 763-295-2000.
You can also contact us if you want to go on a very pleasant trip we offer. We share a bus with seniors from Elk River on December 16 for a fun trip to learn more about the culture in Sweden and Scandinavia. The first stop will be at Ingebretsen’s Scandinavian Center where you can shop. The store is dedicated to Scandinavian products. The last stop will be at the American Swedish Institute. Upon arrival, you can spend time in the Bookstore Gift Shop before lunch. The lunch menu will be a sandwich buffet with cucumber salad, pasture salad, rye bread and butter, mashed potatoes, Swedish meatballs, lingonberries, Chef’s Choice Swedish dessert, coffee and water. After lunch, you will receive a guided tour of Turnblad Manor, which is decorated for the holiday season. The cost is $ 78 per person. The bus departs from the municipal center at 8 am and returns around 15:30
There are still vacancies on the bus to go to Treasure Island Casino on Monday, November 1st. The bus departs from the municipal center at 08:30 and returns around 15:45. It costs $ 18 for each trip and those who travel will receive $ 15 on their casino card and a $ 3 discount on food vouchers.
It costs nothing to come and watch a movie on Mondays at 13.00. The films are shown on the village farm’s big screen and fresh popcorn is served. The film can be a new release or a fun classic. You can call the senior center on Monday mornings to find out which movie will be played that day.
There is no cost to meet Renee from Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid. This free service will next be provided at our center on October 25. This program can help seniors with social security, family law issues, consumer and housing issues, Medicare, nursing home issues, power of attorney and health care directives, medical assistance and other non-profit programs. Assistance cannot be given for wills, criminal cases, real estate transactions or real estate planning. Call the senior center at 763-295-2000 to make an appointment.
Four card tournaments took place at our senior center last week. Loren Heckmann won the cribbage tournament, with Alice Kantor in second place and Bill Lansing in third. The winner of the bridge tournament was Dave Risch. Mary Prasch took second place and Ray Prasch third. Gwen Chamberlain won the 500 tournament. Dale Chamberlain came in second and Dale Sieg third. The last euchre winner was Denny Barthel, with Dale Chamberlain in second place and Alice Kantor in third
I would like to mention that the senior center’s board made the decision not to host a Veterans Day dinner this year. We felt that given the number of people who usually participate, it was impossible for us to place people out enough to make it safer for everyone given the current covid conditions.
However, there is an opportunity for you to hear some patriotic songs on Veterans Day. We will hold our regular dinner program meal on November 11 and our senior center choir, River City Ramblers, will sing several patriotic classics during the dinner. You can sign up to join us for the $ 4 spaghetti meal or you can just come and listen.
Hope to see you at breakfast!
Activities week 22-29 October:
Fri. – 8:00 ceramic 10 am dampool; dinner dinner; 13.00 euchre tournament
Sat. -8-11 am center open
Solar. – 08.00 – dinner collection for breakfast
Mon. – 08.00 ceramics, Pickleball; 9 am cribbage tournament; 12:30 bridge tournament, legal aid (only by appt.); 13.00 Film Monday
Tis. – 08:00 Pickleball; 09:00 foot clinic (only by appt.), Technical support (only per appt.); 10:15 line dance; 10.30 am run; dinner dinner; 13.00 Hand and foot
We. – 8:00 ceramics 10.00 Session for telephone assistance program; 11.00 Bible study; dinner dinner; 13.00 500
Tors. – 08:00 Pickleball; 9.00 defensive driving class; 10:30 Caregiver 1: 1, 10:30 bingo; dinner dinner; 13.00 bro
Fri. – 8:00 ceramic 10 am dampool; dinner Halloween dinner & party; 13.00 euchre tournament
Dinner menu the week of October 25:
Tis. – teriyaki chicken, egg roll, fried rice, fortune cake
We. – spaghetti, meatballs, dinner salad, bread stick
Tors. Turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, dinner roll
Fri. – Shepard pie, garden salad, dinner roll, Halloween dessert