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The Red Wing Senior Center is located in the Professional Building and Community Center, 1407 W. Fourth St. All events listed are held at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted. Phone number is 651-267-3599.

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Senior Forum explores 'capacities'

@brief/summary text: Dr. Bruce McBeath, licensed psychologist, leads a forum on "Discovering our Capacities as we Age" at 10 a.m. Thursday June 20.

Understand Alzheimer's disease

Dealing with a family member with Alzheimer's disease or dementia can feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster. Join in for an open discussion at 1:30 p.m. Thursday June 20 and get advice on strategies for coping with the changes.

Get help with medical bills

Cathy Gould from BA Healthcare Management, will help you make sense of all your medical bills. Sign up for an individualized appointment by calling the center for this free service.

Play cards and games

The following games will be played: Euchre - 1 p.m. Monday June 17; Duplicate Bridge - 12:15 p.m. Thursday June 20; 500 - 1 p.m. Monday June 24; Scrabble - 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Fun Bridge - 10 a.m. Wednesdays; Chess - 1 p.m. Thursdays

Support services offered

Several support groups and services are available.

• Eye glass adjustment will be given from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday June 18.

• NAPS: Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors will be available 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday June 18. People60 years of age or older who live in Minnesota and meet income guidelines, may be eligible to receive a monthly food package. For more information, contact Channel One Food Bank at 877-500-8699 ext. 104.

• Blood pressure checks will be given 9:15 to 10 a.m. Thursday June 20.

• Parkinson's support group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday June 20.

• Foot care clinic will be available Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. with a home health nurse. To schedule an appointment, call Red Wing Homecare and Hospice at 651-385-3410. The cost is $34.

Medical equipment available

Gently used medical equipment is available at the Senior Center to use for up to three months during a period of medical convalescence or short-term disability.

Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, shower chairs, commodes and more. If you need something, visit or call the center. A $20 donation is requested to help with the ongoing program costs.

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