Mower County Senior Center a place for caregivers

Published 6:26 am Saturday, November 16, 2019

By Sara Schafer

Mower County Senior Center

Our caregivers support group meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Mower County Senior Center. We will be meeting again this month on Nov. 21.

This is a great opportunity to take some time out for yourself, as you will find that you are not alone. Topics at these meetings vary, giving everyone an opportunity to learn new things.

We also take this time to discover new ways of coping with concerns you may have. It takes tremendous strength to be a caregiver, which is why it is so important to take time out for you.  All of our meetings are confidential and set in a non-judgmental and welcoming environment. We welcome you and hope to see you there! If you have any questions about this meeting or the caregiver program feel free to call Melissa at 1-507-433-3462.

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 Mower County Senior Center. There is always a lot to do here. 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, Nov. 19, we are having turkey pot pie and Thursday, Nov. 21 we will be having scalloped potatoes and ham 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.; Facebook Class, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Foot Clinic, 8 a.m.; Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Grief Support Group, 10 a.m.; Turkey pot pie, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, duplicate bridge, pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Eye Clinic, 4 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.; Weight Watchers, 10 a.m.; Salad Bar, 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.; Caregiver Support Group, 10:30 p.m.; Scalloped potatoes and ham, 11:30 a.m.; Cards ( Pinochle), 12:30 p.m., bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Moving for Better Balance, 4 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:15 p.m.

Friday: SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Cards (Bridge tournament, 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

Nov. 4, one table

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

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Nov. 5, 4.5 tables

1st Bill Momsen, 1st Larry Crowe; 2nd Dave Ring, 2nd Jim Fisher; 3rd Millie Seiver, 3rd Joyce Crowe; 4th Lorraine Quinlivan, 4th Gen Adams; 5th Sue Mann, 5th Gail Nelson.

Tuesday 500

Nov. 5, two tables

1st Carol Hamilton, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Dave Solomonson

Pinochle

No Results

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

Nov. 6, 4.5 tables

1st Bonnie Fritz, 1st Loren Cleland; 2nd Jim Fisher, 2nd Larry Crowe; 3rd Lorraine Quinlivan, 3rd Paul Hanson; 4th Vandy Newman, 4th Ron Peters; 5th Eunice Michaels,  5th Dave Ring

Friday 500

Nov. 8t, three tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd Russ Vaale, 4th Barb Dickman

Friday Bridge

Nov. 8, one table

1st Mary Johnsen, 2nd Anne Dvorak, 3rd Carolyne Higgins, 4th Millie Seiver