Class to help those with diabetes be healthier

Published 9:07 am Saturday, March 30, 2019

If you live with diabetes and would like to improve your health and sense of well-being, this class is for you.

From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday will be the first of a six-week program “Living Well with Diabetes.” These classes run every Thursday throughout those six weeks.

Even if you know you cannot attend every class, sign up if this could benefit you. Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems as they carry out their self-management program.

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Family members, friends and partners are welcome. This program is brought to you by Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging and Quality Improvement Organizations. You can sign up online at, stop by the senior center or call 1-507-433-2370.

Defensive driving

At 9 a.m. on Frida, we will hold our next defensive driving class. This is a four-hour refresher class to get a discount on your car insurance. If you have taken the initial eight hour class three years ago, it is time to take the refresher course. To sign up, stop by or call the senior center front desk.

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 Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; Scalloped potatoes and ham, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Woodcarvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 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.; Living Well With Diabetes, 9:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m., Bingo and open chess, 1 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.; KC Bingo, 5:30 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

March 18, one table

1st Carolyne Higgins, 2nd Anne Dvorak, 3rd John Karnes, 4th Mary Johnsen

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

March 19, 4.5 tables

1st Gail Schmidt, 1st Ray Schmidt; 2nd Vandy Newman, 2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Joyce Crowe, 3rd Millie Seiver; 4th Orrion Roisen, 4th Barb Engebritson, 4th Lorraine Lippert, 4th Ron Peters

Tuesday 500

March 19, two tables

1st Sally Michels, 2nd Wayne Chilson, 3rd Gene Rauen, 4th Carol Hamilton

Friday 500

March 22, three tables

1st Bernice Schloer, 2nd Carol Hamilton, 3rd Jaynard Johnson

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

March 20, four tables

1st Loren Cleland, 1st Bud Higgins; 2nd Gail Schmidt, 2nd Ray Schmidt; 3rd Vandy Newman, 3rd Ron Peters;4th Rick Stroup, 4th Carolyne Higgins, 5th Larry Crowe, 5th Jim Fisher

Friday Bridge

March 22, one table

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd John Karnes, 3rd Millie Seiver