Schafer: Take the time to help out and donate blood

Published 8:03 pm Saturday, June 6, 2015

From 1 to 7 p.m. Monday the Senior Center will host a blood drive.

Getting involved helps the Red Cross maintain a healthy and reliable blood supply. The Red Cross is a leader in research and testing to protect the safety of the blood supply.

If you already donate blood, thank you. You are making a lifesaving contribution that benefits accident victims, cancer patients, surgical candidates, children with blood disorders and many others.

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If you have never donated blood, please consider doing so. Your donations are always in constant demand. You can make your appointment on line at or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Macular Degeneration Support group to meet

Macular Degeneration Support will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. This month’s speaker is Ed Vilt.

Ed will talk about his experience having the stem cell transplant for macular degeneration in California.

You may have remembered in May I wrote an article on this transplant regarding the great success they have been having. Everyone is invited to come and hear Ed talk about his success and experience with stem cell transplant. Please stop by or call 1-507-433-2370 to let us know you will be attending.

Learn about home care

Dee Lehner, LPN, community liaison for Good Samaritan Society Home Care will be here at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Good Samaritan Society Home Care is a Medicare certified home care. Therefore, Dee will share information about how Medicare regulations and coverage may assist you in a time of need and when Medicare will pay for your home care. She will also demonstrate the technology Good Samaritan Society Home Care has to help people stay in their homes longer and more safely.

Let’s join Dee on Wednesday for this informal gathering and bring any questions you may have about Home Care and how you can remain in your home more safely. Knowing Dee, she will make it fun. Please stop by or call 1-507-433-2370 to let us know you will be attending.

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 having everyone’s favorite scalloped potatoes and ham for only $2.


 Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Naps, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge),12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.; Blood drive 1 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Eye Clinic, 10 a.m.; Scalloped potatoes, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: Macular Degeneration Support Group, 10 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.;

Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Good Samaritan 1 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.;

Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle

Bingo), 12:30 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Hearing aid check, 3:15 p.m.; Zumba, 6 p.m.

Friday: Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.


Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

May 25


Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

May 26, five tables

1st Loren Cleland, 1st Dave Ring; 2nd Gail Schmidt, 2nd Ray Schmidt; 3rd Jim Fisher, 3rd Larry Crowe; 4th Teresa Baldus, 4th Harriet Oldenburg; 5th Ron Peters,

5th Dave Solomonson

Tuesday 500

May 26, three tables

1st Paula Davies, 2nd Dennis Bray, 3rd Wilbur Mittag, 4th Hilton Henschen

Wednesday Cribbage

No Results

Friday Bridge

May 29, two tables

1st Bob Krausher, 2nd Arnie Lang, 3rd Carolyne Higgins, 4th Lois Johnson,

5th John Karnes


Wayne Chilson, Dave Solomonson

Friday 500

May 22, two tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd Sally Michels

Friday Cribbage

No Results