Come get healthy with the AMP program

Published 10:18 am Sunday, April 16, 2017

At 2 p.m. on Tuesday we will be holding  the Aging Mastery Program class.

AMP was developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA). If you haven’t taken these classes yet, this is a wonderful opportunity for adults to participate in, and reap the benefits of, this cutting edge wellness program. We have already started the classes but still have room for a couple more participants if you haven’t signed up yet.

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.

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If you are interested in learning more about the program, call Teresa at the Mower County Senior Center at 1-507-481-3332 or simply come in on Tuesday and join us for the next class. We will be glad to see you there.

Close out sale

On Saturday there will be a huge close-out sale at the center from 9 a.m. to  3 p.m. Over 700 unique vases and pitchers of all sizes and wooden roses in many arrangements.

Job fair

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, we are hosting a Job and Volunteer Fair at the senior center. If you are looking for a job either paid or volunteer come in and walk through the many businesses represented in our dining room. Everyone is welcome to come. Employers such as Hy-Vee, Wal-mart, McDonalds, Bellisio Foods, Workforce Development, Arc and the senior center will be there looking for people. Hope to see you there.

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 is hotdish day. We are having tator tot hotdish for only $2. You are always welcome at the center.

Upcoming events 

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club (Dome), 9 a.m.; Blood drive, 10 a.m.;

Cards (Pinochle, Bridge), 12:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Foot care clinic, 9 a.m.; Tator tot hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle) 12:30 p.m.; AMP, 2 p.m.; Eye/hearing aid clinic, 4 p.m.; Zumba 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Walking Club (Dome), 9 a.m.;

Potato Bar, 11:30 a.m.; eight Watchers 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open Chess, 1 p.m.

Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.;  Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle) 12:30p.m.; Bingo and Open Chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.; Zumba, 5:45 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.;

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

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

April 3, two tables

1st David Solomonson, 2nd Connie Johnson, 3rd Ann Dvorak, 4th Carolyn Higgins, 5th Millie Seiver

Tuesday Bridge

April 4, 4.5 tables

1st Joyce Crowe, 1st Millie Seiver, 1st  Larry Crowe, 1st  Jim Fisher; 3rd Gail Schmidt, 3rd Ray Schmidt; 4th Carolyn Higgins, 4th Cleo Osmundson; 5th Bud Higgins, 5th Vandy Neuman

Tuesday 500

April 4, two tables

1st Romans Kikuts, 2nd Mary Kikuts, 3rd Barb Dickman

Friday 500

April 7, three tables

1st  Russ Vaale, 2nd Eddie Hall, 3rd Betty Fisher, 4th Barb Dickman

Wednesday Cribbage

No Results


No Results

Friday Bridge

April 7, two tables

1st Mary Johnsen, 2ndDave Solomonson, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Lois Johnson;

5th (tie) John Karnes, 5th  Millie Seiver, 5th Anne Dvorak

Wednesday 500

No Results