Macular degeneration support group meets Wednesday

Published 10:30 am Sunday, September 11, 2016

At the Mower County Senior Center we have had a macular degeneration support group for some time.

Macular degeneration is caused when part of the retina deteriorates. The retina is the interior layer of the eye consisting of the receptors and nerves that collect and transmit light signals from the eye into the optic nerve, then to the brain for interpretation as our sense of vision.

The macula is the central portion of the retina and is responsible for detailed vision and color vision, the vision we use to read, thread a needle, sign a check, or recognize faces.

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The macula is a highly specialized part of the nervous system and the eye in which the photoreceptors that react to light stimulus and the neurons that interpret and transmit these signals are precisely organized and densely compacted. It is the macula that allows humans to see 20/20, or an eagle to spot a small rodent on the ground hundreds of feet below.

If you or a loved one suffers from macular degeneration you are invited to join us at 10 a.m. on Wednesday for the support group. This month the special speaker is Angela Chrystal from Rochester.

Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 sandwich for 50 cents. On Tuesday we will be serving tuna noodle hotdish for only $2. You are always welcome at the center. See you here.

Upcoming Events

Monday: 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.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise w/Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Hormel breakfast, 9 a.m.; Tuna Noodle Casserole, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Hearing aid cleaning, 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.;

Wood Carvers, 9 a.m.; Macular Degeneration Support Group, speaker Angela Chrystal, 10 a.m.;

Free massage 10:30 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.; AMP Class, 2 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise w/Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m.;

Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Open Chess, 1 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

Aug. 29, two tables

1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Mary Johnsen, 3rd Anne Dvorak, 4th John Karnes

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Aug. 30, seven tables

1st Maureen Momsen, 1st Cathy Richardson; 2nd Vandy Newman, 2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Lorraine Lippert, 3rd Russ Vaale; 4th Millie Seiver, 4th Joyce Crowe; 5th Judy Bungum,

5th Dave Solomonson; 6th Barb Rofshus, 6th Lorraine Quinlivan

Tuesday 500

Aug. 30, three tables

1st Sally Michels, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Dorran Rickert, 4th Roman Kikuts

Friday Bridge

Sept. 2, two tables

1st Russ Vaale, 2nd Lois Johnson, 3rd Mary Johnsen, 4th Dave, Solomonson, 5th Anne Dvorak

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

Aug. 31, five tables

1st Warren Behrends, 1st Eunice Mechalis; 2nd Bud Higgins, 2nd Loren Cleland

3rd Dave Ring; 3rd Orrin Roisen, 3rd Barb Engbretson; 3rd Gene Mucho


Dave Solomonson

Friday Cribbage

No Results

Friday 500

Aug. 19, three tables

1st Barb Dickman, 2nd Wayne Freitag, 3rd Mary Freitag, 4th Arlys Spurlin