Red Wing Area Seniors briefsRed Wing Area Seniors briefs for Aug. 15, 2012
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.
As we age, the risk of falling increases, although most people do not think they will fall. Learn about ways to reduce the risk at 10 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 28 The presenter is Mary Doucette, retired geriatric nurse practitioner.
The discussion will look at managing environments, medications that are known to put people at risk and exercises to increase our balance and strengthen upper thigh muscles. The presentation is sponsored by SE Minnesota Area Agency on Aging.
Cooking without cooking
Learn about recipes for meals that do need an oven or stovetop from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 28 from instructor Ruthanne Koski. You will also receive a cookbook when you attend the class.
Koski is a community nutrition educator with the University of Minnesota Extension for Goodhue and Wabasha counties. Please sign up by calling the Senior Center.
Available Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. Wii sports bowling is fun exercise with the added bonus of laughs and competition. Come get the enjoyment out of real bowling without the use of a heavy bowling ball.
Ride Amtrak to Chicago
Spend a few days in the “Windy City” Sept. 11 to 14. Cost is $824 per person, based on double occupancy. Cost includes train ticket, hotel accommodations, tours, admissions, breakfasts, show tickets, river cruise and more. Only a few seats left, call the Senior Center to reserve your space.
Cards & Games
The following games will be played: Euchre – 1 p.m. Monday Aug. 20; 500 – 1 p.m. Monday Aug. 27; Scrabble - 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Fun Bridge – 10 a.m. Wednesdays.
Support services offered
Several support groups and services are available.
• Eye glass adjustments will be given 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 21. The free service is sponsored by Pearle Vision.
• Resources and Referrals will meet 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 23 as Jane Whiteside, Ph.D., helps you sort through problems and explore possible resources. The service is free and confidential.
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.