Learn about Medicare at the senior center

Published 11:57 am Saturday, September 21, 2019

If you are turning 65 or going on Medicare, here is an opportunity for you to get the information you need.

At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, we will be offering a class on Medicare ABCD’s. This class will cover the parts of Medicare, hospital, medical and drug options including original/ traditional Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare advantage plans, Part D prescription drug coverage and preventive benefits.

Also included is information about Medicare’s savings programs, drug assistance, preventing fraud, waste and abuse, and other resources to help you make informed decisions. The instructor is a certified State Health Insurance Program counselor with the Senior LinkAge Line. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to sign up for this class, stop by the Mower County Senior Center or call the front desk at 1-507-433-2370.

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At 9 a.m. on Friday is our next four hour refresher class for Defensive Driving. Cost for members is $17 and $20 for non-members. You need a four hour refresher course every three years to continue to receive your 10 percent discount on your insurance. If you have never taken this course, you must start out with an eight hour class.

Please sign up for this class by stopping by the Mower County Senior Center front desk or calling 1-507-433-2370. Everyone is welcome.

Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and sandwich for 50 cents. Monday, we will be serving meatballs in the coffee shop. We are also having hotdish two times a week. On Tuesday we are having hamburger stroganoff and Thursday we will be having chicken alfredo for only $2.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.;  Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Blood Drive, 10 a.m.; Meatballs Coffee Shop, 11:30 a.m.; Pinochle and Bridge, 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.; Facebook, 6 p.m..

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Hamburger Stroganoff,  11:30 a.m.; 500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; Moving For Better Balance, 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Walking Club 9 a.m.;  WWW Coffee Shop, 11:30 a.m.; Salad Bar 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage, 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; Open Chess, 1 p.m.; Medicare ABCD’s, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Tops 8 p.m.; Silver Sneakers 8:15 p.m.; Exercise with Evie’s friends, 9 a.m.; Chicken Alfredo, 11:30 a.m.; Pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Moving For Better Balance, 4 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.

Friday: SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Defensive Driving, 9 a.m.; Bridge tournament and 500, 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.; Salad Bar, 4:30 p.m.; KC Bingo, 5:30 p.m.

Weekly Card Results 

Monday Bridge

Sept. 9, one table

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

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Sept. 10, five tables

1st Vandy Newman, 1st Ron Peters; 2nd Loren Cleland, 2nd Dave Ring; 3rd Gail Schmidt, 3rd Ray Schmidt, 3rd Lorraine Lippert, 3rd Harriet Oldenberg; 5th Kathy Leisen, 5th Edna Knobbe

Tuesday 500

Sept. 10, three tables

1st Sally Michels, 2nd Dan Schloegel, 3rd Barb Dickman, 4th Carol Hamilton


Dave Solomonson

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

Sept. 11, 4.5 tables

1st Eunice Michels, 1st Dave Ring; 2nd Julie Prochnow, 2nd Lorraine Quinlivan; 3rd Millie Seiver, 3rd Loren Cleland; 4th Romelle Enderson, 4th Gus Crandt

Friday 500

Sept. 13, three tables

1st Jaynard Johnson, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Dennis Bray, 4th Dave Solomonson

Friday Bridge

No Results