Senior Center holding program for caregivers

Published 6:19 pm Saturday, March 1, 2014

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).

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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 is not required to attend the class.

The classes consist of six, 90-minute sessions held at the Mower County Senior Center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, starting March 11 and running through April 15.

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, please pre-register by March 7.

Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and a sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday we will be having hamburger pie in the coffee shop starting at 11:30 a.m. for $2.


Upcoming events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; Facebook lessons, 6 p.m.; movie, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; Hamburger pie,11:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; Duplicate Bridge, noon; cards (Pinochle, Cribbage), 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.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.

Friday: Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.; ping-pong, 3 p.m.


Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

No Results

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Feb. 18, four tables

1st Gail Schmidt, 1st Ray Schmidt; 2nd Bud Higgins, 2nd Arnie Lang; 3rd Rick Strouf, 3rd Gene Domino; 4th Dr Gene Muchow, 4th Dave Solomonson

Tuesday “500”

Feb. 18, three tables

1st Dorothy Stern, 2nd Eloise Williamette, 3rd Beulah Luthe, 4th Jerry Downing


No Results

Friday Bridge

No Results

Wednesday Cribbage

Feb. 19, 2. 5 tables

1st Lottie Seira, 2nd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd John Karnes

Friday “500”

No Results