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Center offers seminar for caregivers

Published 5:55pm Saturday, September 15, 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 $25.00 to help defray the cost of the book is suggested, but not required to attend the class.

The classes consist of six 90 min sessions held at the Mower County Senior Center on Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 2 p.m., starting Oct. 10 running through Nov. 14.

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.

If you are new to Medicare or have questions. The next two Tuesdays the Senior Center will be hosting the Senior Linkage lines presentation of Medicare A,B,C,D’s. Please come and join Jerry Roberts as he walks you through the ins and outs of Medicare Tuesday September 18 and 25.

 Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; cards (Pincohle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.;

Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; art class, 1 p.m.; Medicare A,B,C,D’s, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba 4:05, 5:35,7 p.m.; Silver Sneakers 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Lure show, 9 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Art Class 1, p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; computer class, 2 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.; Zumba 4:05, 5:35,7 p.m.

Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Bridge), 12:30 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge


Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Sept. 4, 3.5 tables

1st John Allen, 1st Jaynard Johnson; 2nd Marge Blaser, 2nd Joyce Crowe; 3rd Betty Jorgenson, 3rd Teresa Blaser; 4th Bud Higgins, 4th Jim Fisher

Tuesday “500”

Sept. 4, three tables

1st Barb Dickman, 2nd Dorothy Stern, 3rd Beulah Luthe, 4th Lois Anderson


Jessie Swain, Loretta Nelson, David Solomonson, Dorothy Schloo

Friday Bridge

Sept. 7, three tables

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Betty Jorgenson, 3rd Larry Larson, 4thLoretta Nelson

5th Lois Johnson,

Weekly Cribbage

Sept. 5, 3.25 tables

1st Barb Dickman, 2nd Hilton Henschen, 3rd Lottie Siera

Weekly “500”

Sept.7, four tables

1st Dorothy Stern, 2nd Dennis Bray, 3rd David Solomonson, 4th Wayne Chilson.

 Semcac Daily Meals

Monday: Hotdish

Tuesday: Baked ham. Alt: Ground beef

Wednesday: Roast beef

Thursday: Chicken Breast/ Sauce

Friday: Meatloaf

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