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.
Senior forum offered Oct. 18
Join Dr. Bruce McBeath at 10 a.m. Thursday Oct. 18 for a senior forum. A healthy mind requires nourishing interactions with others who can share values, interests and curiosities. These important people are not always living next door – learn how to find them.
Review your ballot for election 2012
The ballot for the 2012 election in Red Wing is packed – besides voting for the president. Before entering the voting booth, review your ballot at 10 a.m. Friday Oct. 19 with Nancy Swanson and Robin Wipperling.
Call the center, register and be prepared to give your address so they can print off a copy of the ballot for your ward and precinct from the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Understanding Alzheimer’s: Learn coping strategies
Dealing with a family member who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster. Sara Larson from St. Brigid’s at Hi-Park will lead an open discussion 1:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 18 of the challenges and advice for coping strategies.
Understand your medical bills
Cathy Gould assists you in understanding your medical bills from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. She helps eliminate the work and worry involved in understanding your medical bills; navigate the insurance process for you; and frees you from paperwork, phone-calls and all the stress related to insurance claims.
Sign up for an individualized appointment by calling the center.
History course will examine Normandy D-Day
This history course at 2 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 16 will exam the events of June 6, 1944 – the D-Day invasion of Europe and the following Normandy campaign which led to the liberation of Paris. Many questions will be answered by military historian Dan Hartman.
Cost $10 members, $12 nonmembers. Registration for the class is required, call the center to sign up.
Roundtable Book Club will meet
Join in the discussion 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 17 of “A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal,” by Asne Seierstad. From January to April 2003, Seierstad worked as a reporter in Baghdad.
In this book she introduces her readers to daily life under the constant threat of attack – first from Iraqi government and later from American bombs.
Travel, Trips and Tours – “It’s a Wonderful Life”
North Heights Productions presents “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical” Saturday Dec. 15 at the North Heights Lutheran Church. True to the original movie, this musical adaption is a family friendly show that features a cast of hundreds, great music, dancing and the story that has captured so hearts.
Dinner will be served after the noon showing. Cost $58 members, $63 nonmembers. Reservations and payments are due by Nov. 1. Call the center to sign up.
Cards and games
The following games will be played: Euchre – 1 p.m. Monday Oct. 15; Duplicate Bridge – 12:15 p.m. Thursday Oct. 18; Scrabble - 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Fun Bridge – 10 a.m. Wednesdays.
Support services offered
Several support groups and services are available.
• Parkinson’s support group will meet 3 p.m. Thursday Oct. 18. While living with Parkinson’s can be challenging there is hope to maintain your quality of life and live well.
• Foot care clinic will be available Thursdays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. with a home health nurse. To schedule an appointment, call Fairview Red Wing Homecare and Hospice at 651-385-3410. The cost is $32.