Senior Center taking part in March Millions

I live here, I give here.

People give in many different ways. Some give of their time, some give things, and some fiscally give.

The Mower County Senior Center appreciates all the ways people give to us. During the month of March the Senior Center has been selected as one of the one hundred agencies in southeast Minnesota to participate in the March Millions. By now you may have seen it on TV, but if you haven’t this is what it is.

The Otto Bremer Foundation is excited to announce their entry into the grant-making community of southeastern Minnesota. To celebrate this event, the Otto Bremer Foundation will generously match donations made by any individual through to selected charitable organizations benefiting southeastern Minnesota.

Organizations may earn up to $100,000 in matching funds before the full $1 million match is reached during the month of March.

Not only is each donation to selected southeastern Minnesota organizations doubled during the campaign, but donations have the chance to increase by an additional $1,000 or $10,000. From March 1 through March 31, every donation made on to participating organizations will be entered into a daily drawing for a Bremer Boost a $1,000 addition to the donation.

On March 31, one donation will be randomly drawn from all March Millions donations to receive a $10,000 Bremer Boost.

We need your to help with this campaign. All you have to do is go onto, click on March millions, then select Mower County Seniors, Inc. This will bring you to the Senior Center’s page where you can select your donation.

Your donation goes to help us provide the many services and programs we offer at the Senior Center. Please help us stretch your donations by using for the matching grant. Thank You for Your Support.

We look forward to seeing you at our many programs at the Senior Center.

Don’t forget our coffee shop, where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and a sandwich for 50 cents.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood Pressure Checks 9 a.m.; cards 12:30 p.m. (pinochle, duplicate bridge

Exercise w/Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; exercise w/Evie’s friends, 9 a.m.; cards 12:30 p.m. (pinochle, duplicate bridge); HIIT, 5:10 p.m.;

Zumba /Zumba Toning, 5:45 p.m.; Zumba /Zumba Toning, 7 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carver’s 8:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers 12:15 p.m.; cards, 12:30 p.m. (duplicate bridge, pinochle, cribbage); Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers 8:30 a.m.; exercise w/Evies Friends 9 a.m.; cards 12:30 p.m. (pinochle); open chess, 1 p.m.; HIIT 5:10 p.m.; Zumba /Zumba Toning 5:45 p.m.; Zumba /Zumba Toning, 7 p.m.

Friday: Cards, 12:30 p.m. (duplicate bridge, pinochle, cribbage); ping pong, 3 p.m.



Card Results

Monday Bridge

Feb. 16, two tables

1st John Karnes, 2nd Dave Solomonson, 3rd Mary Johnsen, 4th Arnie Lang, 5th Loretta Nelson

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

No Results

Wednesday Cribbage

Feb. 18, 1.5 tables

1st Hilton Henschen, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Mercedes Nordstrom

Tuesday 500

Feb. 17, three tables

1st Romans Kikuts, 2nd Gene Rauen, 3rd Jerry Downing


No Results

Friday Bridge

Feb. 20, two tables

1st Mary Johnsen, 1st Arnie Lang; 2nd Jaynard Johnson; 3rd Lois Johnson, 3rd Dave Solomonson

Friday 500

Feb. 20, three tables

1st Hilton Henschen, 2nd Betty Fisher, 3rd Dennis Bray, 4th Jerry Downing

Friday Cribbage

No Results

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