Helping those coping with loss get through the holidays easier

Published 8:49 am Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Holiday Season can be a joy-filled time. But for those who have suffered a great loss, especially the death of a loved one, the holidays can be difficult.

But the holidays do not necessarily have to be entirely sad. Join us as we discuss ways to cope with your grief and give new meaning to the holiday season.

Mary Kittelson, Worlein Funeral Home’s community services director, will introduce and play the video “Embracing Grief” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Mary lined up the six families who shared their stories n the video, which won a national Telly Award. Please stop by or call the Senior Center at 507-433-2370 to let us know you will be attending.

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Don’t forget our coffee shop, where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and a sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday, we are serving tator tot hotdish for only $2. You are always welcome at the center.


Upcoming events

Monday: Blood pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; tator tot hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Surviving the Holidays program, including video on “Embracing Grief,” 1 p.m.; Zumba Gold 4:15 p.m.; HIIT 5:10 p.m.;

Zumba 5:45 p.m.; Zumba 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, noon; cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Closed

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday: Closed


Weekly Card


Monday Bridge

Nov. 10, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 2nd Carolyn Higgins, 3rd Arnie Lang, 4th Bud Higgins

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge


Tuesday 500



Dave Solomonson, Jaynard Johnson

Friday Bridge

Nov. 14, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 1st Arnie Lang, 2nd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd Mary Johnsen, 4th John Karnes

Wednesday Cribbage

Nov. 12, two tables

1st Hilton Henschen, 2nd Loretta Nelson, 3rd Jessie Swain

Friday 500

Nov. 14, four tables