New class coming to the senior center

The Mower County Senior Center is hosting a new six-week session.

To learn more there will be an open house at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. The Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, known as “Living Well with Chronic Conditions” in Minnesota, is a group workshop designed to enable participants to build confidence in managing their chronic conditions and maintaining their health.

Participants are adults with chronic health conditions, family members or caregivers. Workshop size is eight to 15 participants. Workshop sessions take place once per week for six weeks. Each session is two, two and a half hours in length. Classes are facilitated by a pair of trained leaders from Catholic Charities. Classes will be held at the Mower County Senior Center.

Classes start Wednesdays, Feb. 1.

Historical society

At 2 p.m. on Thursday, Mower County Historical Society Executive Director John Haymond will be with us. He will be talking about Henry Hastings Sibley who occupied the stage of Minnesota history for 56 active years.

Sibley was the territory’s first representative in Congress (1849-1853) and the state’s first governor (1858-1860). In 1862 he led a volunteer army against the Dakota under Taoyateduta (Little Crow IV). After his victory at Wood Lake and his rescue of more than 200 white prisoners, he was made a brigadier general in the Union Army.

Defensive driving class

The next Defensive Driving Class is noon to 4 p.m. on Friday. This is a refresher course needed for a 10 percent discount on your insurance. Cost for members is $16 and for non-members $19. Classes coming up are: Noon to 4 p.m. March 10; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 and 9 to 1 p.m. June 30.

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 and sandwich for 50 cents. Don’t forget Tuesdayis hotdish day. We are having Italian meatball casserole. for only $2.

Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Walking Club (dome), 9 a.m.;  Cards (Pinochle Bridge), 12:30 a.m.; Exercise  with Evies Friends, 1 p.m.; Facebook class, 6 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:15 a.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 9 a.m.; Mary Kittelson Support  Group, 10:30 a.m.; Italian meatball casserole, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (500, Duplicate Bridge,  Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Hearing aid clinic, 4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Tai Chi, 9 a.m.; Walking Club (dome), 9 a.m.; Chronic Disease self-management open house, 9 a.m.; Baked potato 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 Evies Friends,  9 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo and open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 p.m.; Zumba 5:45 p.m.

Friday: Bone Builders, 9 a.m.; Defensive driving, noon; Cards (Bridge Tournament), 12:30 p.m.; Ping pong, 3 p.m.

Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

Jan. 9

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

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

Jan. 10, 4.5 tables

1st Ray Schmidt, 1st Gail Schmidt; 2nd Bud Higgins, 2nd Vandy Newman; 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 3rd Connie Johnson; 4th Ron Peters, 4th Larry Crowe; 5th Barb Engebritson, 5th Orrion Rosien

Tuesday 500

No Results

Friday 500

Jan. 13, three tables

1st Dennis Bray, 2nd Dorran Rickert, 3rd Gene Rauen, 4th Wayne Chilson

Wednesday Cribbage

No Results

Friday Bridge

Jan. 13, two tables

No Results

Wednesday 500

No Results


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