Give blood to help save lives

Published 6:03 am Saturday, January 18, 2020

By Sara Schafer
Mower County Senior Center

There’s no one reason to give blood.

Maybe you or a family member received blood, or you think that one day you’ll need it. Maybe you think it’s the right thing to do. No matter the reason, getting involved helps the Red Cross maintain a healthy and reliable blood supply. The Red Cross is a leader in research and testing to protect the safety of the blood supply.

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They were among the first to develop and implement testing for many infectious diseases, including HIV, hepatitis B and C viruses, West Nile virus, and more recently the agent of Chagas disease.

If you already donate blood, thank you! Feel free to join us Wednesday and give blood here at the center. You are making a lifesaving contribution.

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 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. Tuesday we are having hamburger stroganoff and Thursday we will be having scalloped potatoes and ham for only $2. You are always welcome at the center. See you here.

Upcoming events

Monday: Blood Pressure Checks, 9 a.m.; SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Sloppy Joe’s, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle and Bridge) 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.;

Tuesday: Foot Clinic, 8 a.m.; SilverSneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Grief Support, 10:30 a.m.; Hamburger Stroganoff, 11:30 a.m.; 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, 10 a.m.; Blood Drive, 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.;  Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:15 p.m.

Friday: SAIL Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.;  Food and Friends Dinner, noon; Cards (Bridge Tournament), 12:30 p.m.; Ping Pong, 3 p.m.

Weekly card results

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

  • Jan. 7, four tables
  • 1st Dave Ring, 1st Jim Fisher; 2nd Larry Crowe, 2nd Bill Momsen; 3rd Edna Knobbe, 3rd Rick Stroup; 4th Vandy Newman, 4th Ron Peters


  • Dave Solomonson

Tuesday “500”

  • Jan.7, there tables
  • 1st Russ Vaale, 2nd Dennis Bray, 3rd Barb Dickman, 4th Betty Fisher

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

  • Dec. 8, 4.5 tables
  • 1st Larry Crowe, 1st Jim Fisher; 2nd Vandy Newman, 2nd Ron Peters; 3rd Tom Flaherty, 3rd Stan Schultz; 4th Dave Ring, 4th Rick Stroup

Friday 500

  • Jan. 3, one table
  • 1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Russ Vaale, 3rd Dave Solomonson, 4th Bev Nelson

No Results

  • Monday Bridge
  • Friday Bridge