Seminar can help seniors with moving

Published 8:01 am Saturday, July 14, 2018

By Sara Schafer

Mower County Senior Center

At 2 p.m. on Thursday at Mower County Senior Center,  Kimberly, owner of A Smooth Move in Austin and Rochester, will share insights on this critical phase of life.

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This fun and interactive presentation tackles how to plan for a move and Rightsize your precious belongings.

Join us to get ideas on what to keep in a move and how to make the new space work well for you. We’ll consider layout planning and design tips, as well as pitfalls to avoid when you move.

Most of our clients have not moved in 30 years or more and need to considerably reduce their possessions in order to resettle, says Kimberly.  While the task can seem overwhelming, the team at A Smooth Move has successfully helped countless families navigate this stressful time over the past 12 years.

Kimberly Alwin, is the owner of A Smooth Move is a Rightsizing and Move Expert A+ Accredited. A Smooth Move assists older adults throughout southeast Minnesota with downsizing, move planning, packing, transfer, unpacking, organizing and storage services. For more information call 280-6683 or go to

Defensive driving

Friday, July 20 will be our next defensive driving class.

This is a four-hour refresher course starting at 9 a.m. If you have already taken the eight-hour class and need a refresher course this one is for you. Sign up for these classes by stopping by the senior center front desk or calling 1-507-433-2370.

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 Tator Tot 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 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.; Support Group, 10:30 a.m.; Tator Tot Hotdish,  11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Tai Chi,  9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; WWW Coffee Shop, 11:30 a.m.; Walking tacos, 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.

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.; Picnic in the lot, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and Open Chess, 1 p.m.; A Smooth Move Presentation, 2 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.

Friday: SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Defensive Driving, 9 a.m.; Cards (Bridge Tournament, 500), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

July 2, 1 table

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Carolyne Higgins, 3rd Anne Dvorak

Tuesday Bridge

July 3rd w/5 tables playing

1st Dave Ring, 1st Loren Cleland; 2nd Gail Schmidt, 2nd Ray Schmidt; 3rd Gail Nelson, 3rd Sue Mann; 4th Bud Higgins, 4th Jim Fisher; 5th Lorraine Lippert, 5th Ron Peters

Tuesday 500

July 3, three tables

1st John Karnes, 2nd Deanna Ashley, 3rd Carol Hamilton

Friday 500

July 6, four tables

1st Barb Dickman, 2nd Wayne Chilson, 3rd Dave Solomonson, 4th Gene Rauen