Senior center offering 10-week health and wellness program

Published 11:09 am Saturday, March 24, 2018

The Mower County Senior Center is pleased to announce we will be offering the next 10-week health and wellness program to residents 55 and over. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program.  It 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 are currently recruiting 30 adults 55 and over to participate in a ten-week educational program.

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, fall 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, feel free to attend our open house with snacks on at noon on Tuesday or call Teresa at the senior center at 1-507-481-3332. We hope to recruit a wide range of participants. If this program piques your interest, stop by or call to learn more.

Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday we are having chicken and rice hotdish in the coffee shop for only $2.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle and Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise  with Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Chicken and rice hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; AMP open house, noon; Cards  (500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi,  9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Weight Watchers Coffee Shop, 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Powerful tools  1 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.; Cards (Pinochle) 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.;  Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Weekly Card Results 

Monday Bridge

March 12, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 2nd Lois Johnson, 3rd Ann Dvorak, 4th Carolyn Higgins

Tuesday Bridge

March 13, 3.5 tables

1st Gail Schmidt, 1st Ray Schmidt; 2nd Edna Knobe, 2nd Rick Stroup; 3rd Judy Bungum, 3rd Dave Solomonson; 4th John Karnes, 4th Jaynard Johnson

Tuesday 500

March 13, three tables

1st Russ Vaale, 2nd Gene Rauen, 3rd Dennis Bray, 4th Wayne Chilson

Friday 500

March 16, three tables

1st Wayne Chilson, 2nd Dave Solomonson, 3rd Sally Michels, 4th Gene Rauen

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

March 14, four tables

1st Chuck Borneman, 1st Rick Stroup; 2nd Gus Brant, 2nd Tom Flaherty, 2nd Gail Schmidt, 2nd Ray Schmidt, 2nd Millie Seiver, 2nd Lorraine Lippert


No Results

Friday Bridge

No Results

Friday Bridge

March 16, two tables

1st John Karnes, 2nd Millie Seiver, 3rd Ann Dvorak, 4th Jaynard Johnson


Dave Solomonson