Feeling stretched caring for an older adult?Published 5:17pm Saturday, June 16, 2012
The Mower County Senior Center will be holding Powerful Tools for Caregivers.
This six-week educational program was developed to provide caregivers with tools to increase their self-care and confidence. This is a national program that has reached more than 70,000 caregivers in 32 states.
This program will help caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.
Two experienced Class Leaders conduct the series (many are experienced caregivers themselves, who have successfully applied the techniques they teach). Interactive lessons, discussions and brainstorming will help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action for your life.
You will receive a book, The Caregiver Handbook, developed specifically for the class. If you care to keep the book, a donation of $25 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class.
The classes consist of six 90-minute sessions held at the Mower County Senior Center on Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m., starting July 9 running through Aug. 13.
If you would like to register or have questions, please call Marianne at 507-433-3462 or Nancy at 507-433-8376. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required.
Monday: Blood pressure, 9 a.m.; Naps, 9:30 a.m.; Art Displays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Art displays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge) 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Art displays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Cribbage) 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Art Show reception, 3 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Art displays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; virtual dementia tour, 9 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Art displays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.
Weekly Card Results
June 4, four tables
1st Harriet O Henbug, 2nd Jim Fisher, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Loretta Nelson, 5th Theresa Baldus, 6th Betty Jorgenson
June 5, five tables
1st Loren Cleland, 1st Dave Ring; 2nd Millie Seiver, 2nd Lorraine Lippert; 3rd Larry Crowe, 3rd Dick Hansen; 4th Jim Fisher, 4th Bud Higgins; 5th Marge Blaser, 5th Joyce Crowe
June 5, four tables
1st Beulah Luthe, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Evie Anderson, 4th Willard Ballantyne
1st Elaine Reynolds, 1st Jaynard Johnson
June 7, four tables
1st Shirley Knowlton, 2nd Jim Fisher, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Dave Ring, 5th Loretta Nelson, 6th Dick Titus
June 6, three tables
1st Addie Cochlin, 2nd Loretta Nelson, 3rd Dorothy Peterson
June 8, four tables playing
1st Helen Broitzman, 2nd Arnold Bergstrom, 3rd Mildred Ballantyne, 4th Willard Ballantyne
Semcac Daily Meals
Monday: Unstuffed cabbage cass
Tuesday: Pork steak
Wednesday: Chicken Ala King
Thursday: Veg. beef barley Soup
Friday: Salisbury steak