Senior Center: Time to maximize your doctor’s visit

Published 3:16 am Sunday, July 10, 2016

Taking an active role in your health care can help you get the best care possible from your doctor. You show up five minutes early for your doctor’s appointment and wind up waiting 20 in the lobby and another 10 in the exam room. As you hear your doctor approach, you ready yourself. If you’re lucky, you have the next 15 minutes to voice your concerns, be examined, receive treatment recommendations and ask any questions. When you consider you’ll spend only a small portion of that 15 minutes talking, you better have your well-rehearsed speech ready and anticipate your doctor’s questions in advance.

Sound familiar? At 1 p.m. Thursday, the Senior Center is hosting Maximizing your Doctor’s visits. Come to this informative seminar to learn tips to help you make the most out of your doctor’s visit. Presented by Jerry Rosenblad. Please sign up by stopping by the front desk or calling 507-433-2370.

Come early for lunch on Thursday. We are having a walking taco bar in the coffee shop starting at 11:30 a.m. Start with Doritos or Fritos then add all the fix-ins. Get your walking tacos, ice tea or lemonade and a brownie for $5.

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You may not be old now, but if you’re lucky, one day you will be. 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 and sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday, July 12th we are having Turkey Potpie hotdish for only $2.

You are always welcome at the center. See you here!


Upcoming Events

July 11-15


•Bone Builders, 9 a.m.

•Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.

•Walking Club, 9 a.m.

•NAPS, 9:30 a.m.

•Cards: Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 12:30 p.m.

•Exercise w/Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.

•Facebook Class, 6 p.m.



•Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.

•Exercise w/Evies

Friends, 9 a.m.

•Turkey Potpie Hotdish, 11:30 a.m.

•Cards: Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500, 12:30 p.m.

•Eye Clinic, Zumba, 5:45 p.m.



•Tai Chi, 9 a.m.

•Walking Club, 9 a.m.

•Macular Degeneration Support Group, 10 a.m.

•Free Massage, 10:30 a.m.

•Taco Bar, 11:30 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.

•Weight Watchers 5:30 p.m.



•Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.

•Exercise w/Evies Friends, 9 a.m.

•Taco Bar, 11:30 a.m.

•Cards, Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.

•Bingo, 1 p.m.

•Open Chess, 1 p.m.

•Making the most of your Dr. visit, 1 p.m.

•Zumba, 5:45 p.m.



•Bone Builders, 9 a.m.

•Cards: Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage, 500, 12:30 p.m.

•Ping Pong, 3 p.m.


Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

June 27th w/2 tables playing

1st Anne Dvorak

2nd Jaynard Johnson

3rd Bob Kraushaar

4th Carolyne Higgins

5th Dave Solomonson


Duplicate Bridge

June 28th w/7 tables playing

1st Lorraine Quinlivan

1stBarb Rofshus

2nd Rick Stroup

2nd John Liesen

3rd Ray Schmidt

3rd Gail Schmidt

4th Dave Ring

4th Loren Cleland

5th Joyce Crowe

5th Millie Seiver

6th Jim Fisher

6th Larry Crowe

Tuesday “500”

June 28th w/2 tables playing

1st Sally Michels

2nd Dennis Bray

3rd Wayne Chilson

Friday Bridge

July 1st w/2 tables playing

1st Mary Johnsen

2nd Carolyne Higgins

3rd Lois Johnson

4th Anne Dvorak

5th John Karnes

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

June 29th w/4 tables playing

1st Orrin Rosin

1st Dave Ring

2nd Ron Peters

2nd Vandy Newman

3rd Jim Fisher

3rd Larry Crowe

4th Marilyn Harriet

4th Gesme Oldenburg


No Results

Friday Cribbage

No Results

Friday “500”

July 1st w/3 tables playing

1st Gene Rauen

2nd Roman Kikuts 3rd Mary Freitag