MC Senior Center: Caregiver group lends a hand

The Caregiver Support group meets every third Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Mower County Senior Center. If you are taking care of a loved one, either a family member or friend, you are a caregiver. This support group is for you. It’s a chance for you to meet others just like you that are doing the same thing. You are welcomed to openly, confidentially, and freely voice your frustrations, your situations, and finally to know that you are not alone. There will be others that can offer support and maybe some advice.

It’s also a great opportunity for you to learn the most important part of care giving, taking care of you! Imagine you’re flying in an airplane and the oxygen masks come down, you’re going to have to put yours on before you’re able to assist anyone else. The same principle applies to care givers. If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be useful to anyone else.

It’s a confidential, non judgmental group of people just like you who unfortunately know what you’re going through. It’s hard enough to have to deal and adjust to a disease or sickness of a loved one, but then to be the one who has to face it every day, it can be challenging.

You don’t have to be a member and there is no cost to attend this group. There is no commitment and we encourage you to come check us out. If you have any questions please feel free to call Kate Christopherson 433-3462 or contact Nancy Donahue 433-8376.

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. Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1.00 & sandwich for 50¢. Tuesday, May 15th we are having Tator Tot Hotdish in the coffee shop for only $2.00. 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.; Naps, 9:30 a.m.; Christian Women’s, 9:30 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 Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Tator tot hotdish, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle) 12:30 p.m.AMP, 2 p.m.;  Eye clinic and hearing aid clinic, 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers,  8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Walking Club, 9 a.m.; Walking Tacos, 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.; Caregivers Support Group, 10:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle) 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.; Zumba 6 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.

Weekly Card Results 

Monday Bridge

April 30, two tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 2nd Anne Dvorak, 3rd Millie Seiver, 4th Joanne Maxfield, 5th Mary Johnsen

Tuesday Bridge

May 1,  five tables

1st Dave Ring, 1st Loren Cleland; 2nd Ron Peters, 2nd Lorraine Lippert; 3rd Rick Stroup, 3rd John Leisen; 4th Jim Fisher, 4th Carolyne Higgins. 5th Millie Seiver, 5th Joyce Crowe

Tuesday 500

May 1, three tables

1st Dan Schoegel, 2nd Russ Vaale, 3rd Wayne Chilson

Friday 500

May 4, two tables

1st Carol Hamilton, 2nd Barb Dickman, 3rd Sally Michels

Wednesday Duplicate Bridge

May 2, four tables

1st Larry Crowe, 1st Jim Fisher; 2nd Loren Cleland,

2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Joyce Crowe, 3rd Millie Seiver; 4th Eunice Michels,

4th Dave Ring

Friday Bridge

April 27, one table

1st Millie Seiver, 2nd Anne Dvorak, 3rd Mary Johnsen   


Dave Solomonson

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