Learn about the history of the parachuting troops

Published 9:43 am Saturday, October 14, 2017

In the fifteenth century, Leonardo Da Vinci envisioned airborne soldiers, and in the nineteenth century Napoleon Bonaparte pondered invading Britain with French troops in hot-air balloons.

But not until the 1940s did the technology exist to transport large numbers of specially trained soldiers behind enemy lines and deliver them by parachute, glider, or transport aircraft.

Hear what happened in World War II  in a presentation by historian John Haymond, “Death from Above: Parachute operations of World War II.” The program will be presented at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Increasing awareness for AFib

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester is partnering with the senior center and will be here Oct. 17, 25 and Nov. 3 for a study.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate a program to find atrial fibrillation (AFib) and increase awareness about it in people who have not been diagnosed with AFib. AFib is a common heart rhythm problem that if untreated may increase a person’s risk for stroke. Many people with AFib may not be aware that they have AFib because they may not have symptoms that cause them to seek medical care.

To reduce the risk of having a stroke related to untreated AFib, the Heart Rhythm Society is providing funds to Mayo Clinic and seven other medical centers in the United States to screen people in the community for AFib using mobile devices to record a person’s heart rhythm.

This is open to the public. The study will be done at the senior center and will only take about 20 to 30 minutes per participant. There will be no cost to participants and you will be given written information about AFib free of charge.

Hy-Vee visiting center

Hy-Vee Simple Fix cooking show will be at the senior center at 2 p.m. on Friday.

Tired of trying to cook for yourself or the two of you? Feel like you’re always going out to eat but there isn’t many options? Here is something new you are going to want to try.

HyVee is making simple fix dinners for two. All you have to do is choose what you want to have. Take it out of the freezer, thaw, put it in your oven or Crockpot and presto you have a home cooked dinner for two. Keep a week’s worth of food in your freezer and pull out one meal at a time. Choose from items such as apple pork tenderloin, chicken cacciatore, lazy day beef stew, pepper steak, savory chicken, teriyaki chicken or Italian sausage and peppers. Each week there will be a new menu of choices with an order form.

If this sounds like something you would be interested in tasting and hearing more about, join us Friday. Hy-Vee will be here to answer any questions you might have and you know how good their food is. Come hungry, leave satisfied. To sign up for the cooking show, stop by or call the senior center at 1-507-433-2370.

Lunch at the Mower County Senior Center

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. Don’t forget Tuesday is hotdish day. We are having tator tot hotdish for only $2. You are always welcome at the center. See you here.

Upcoming events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders,  9 a.m.; Walking Club,  9 a.m.;

Cards (Pinochle and Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.; Facebook class, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; AFib Screening, 10 a.m.; Tator Tot Hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; AMP, 2 p.m.; Hearing Aid Clinic, 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.;

Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Cards 12:30 p.m., Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage) 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open chess, 1 p.m.;

Historical presentation,  1 p.m.

Thursday: Tops, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Memoir Writing Class, 10 a.m.; Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Legal cost, taxes, home care,  2 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.; Zumba, 6 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.;

Cards (500, Bridge Tournament), 12:30 p.m.; Simple Fix Cooking Show, 2 p.m.; Bridge Tournament and

Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

Weekly Card Results 

Monday Bridge

Oct. 2, one table

1st Anne Dvorak, 2nd Millie Seiver, 3rd Mary Johnsen, 4th John Karnes

Tuesday Bridge

Oct. 3, six tables

1st Bill Momsen, 1st Larry Crowe; 2nd Carolyne Higgins, 2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Gail Schmidt, 3rd Ray Schmidt; 4th Rick Strouf, 4th John Leisen; 5th Millie Seiver, 5th Joyce Crowe

Tuesday 500

Oct. 3, three tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Dorran Rickert, 3rd Sally Michels, 4th Wayne Chilson

Friday 500

Oct. 6, four tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Dave Solomonson, 3rd Gene Rauen, 4th Sally Michels

Wednesday Cribbage

No Results


Dave Solomonson

Friday Bridge

Oct. 6, one table

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Lois Johnson, 3rd Millie Seiver

Friday Bridge

No Results