New program takes on aging

Published 7:01 am Sunday, April 3, 2016

The Mower County Senior Center is pleased to announce that we will be offering a 10-week health and wellness package to residents 55 and over starting at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18.

The program is called the Aging Mastery Program. It was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA).

This is a wonderful opportunity for adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting edge wellness program. We are currently recruiting 30 adults ages 55 and over to participate in the 10-week educational program.

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The goal of this program is to empower older adults to make and maintain small but impactful changes. The classes will explore navigating longer lives, physical activity, sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness, medication management, advanced planning, healthy relationships, falls prevention, and community engagement. For each of these classes, we will provide basic educational materials developed from highly trusted sources, a checklist of potential next steps, and a system for tracking behaviors. Participants will earn points for positive actions and rewards.

There will be an open house at 2 p.m. on Wednesday with refreshments sponsored by The Cedars of Austin. Everyone is welcome. We hope to recruit a wide range of participants. If this program piques your interest stop by the open house or call to learn more. We will be repeating this program two times per year. We are offering only the first 10-week session at no charge. If you aren’t available to come to the open house but would like to sign up for this program, please call Teresa at the senior center at 507-481-3332.

We look forward to seeing you at our many programs at the senior center. Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 a sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday we are having scalloped potatoes and ham for only $2.

 Upcoming events

Monday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Coloring Class, 10 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.; Facebook Class, 6 p.m.; Zumba, 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Scalloped potatoes and ham, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500) 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai chi, 9 a.m., Wood Carvers, 9 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; AMP Open House, 2 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.; Life Long Learners, 2:30 p.m.;

Zumba 6:15 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.;

Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage, 500), Cards, 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

March 21, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 2nd Anne Dvorak, 3rd John Karnes, 4th Lois Johnson

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

March 22, four tables

1st Barb Ingrebritsen, 1st Orrin Rosen; 2nd Dave Solomonson, 2nd Judy Bungum; 3rd Edna Knobe, 3rd Rick Stroup; 4th Millie Seiver, 4th Joyce Crowe

Tuesday 500

March 22, two tables

1st Sally Michels, 2nd Betty Fisher; 3rd Carol Hamilton, 4th Gene Rauen

Friday Bridge

No Results

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

March 23, three tables

1st Joyce Crowe, 1st Millie Seiver; 2nd Dave Ring, 2nd Orrin Rosen; 3rd Vande Newman, 3rd Loren Cleland; 4th Barb Ingebritsen,

4th Larry Crowe

Friday Cribbage

March 23, two tables

1st Steve Stoltenberg, 2nd Val Lavalle, 3rd John Karnes

Friday 500

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