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. Call 651-267-3599 for more information.
Senior Center closing for holiday break
The Red Wing Senior Center will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The center will open Wednesday Dec. 26.
Senior forum to discuss holiday spirit
A senior forum about holiday spirit will be at 10 a.m. Thursday Dec. 20.
Dr. Bruce McBeath, a licensed psychologist, will talk about how healthy-agers demonstrate the real essence of holiday spirit. He will also reflect on how to keep the spirit alive in a distracted and misdirected culture.
The following games will be played: Duplicate bridge — 12:15 p.m. Thursday Dec. 20
Support services offered
Several support groups and services are available.
• Blood pressure checks will be available from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Thursday Dec. 20.
• Memory loss coping strategies will be discussed at 1:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 20.
• A Parkinson’s support group will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday Dec. 20. Call Robin at 651-385-3456 for more information.
• A foot care clinic will run from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 20. To make an appointment, call 651-385-3410.
Needlework done weekly
Needlework and blanket-tying is done every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Participants can join in tying fleece blankets or bring their own needlework project.
Train club invites visitors to train display
The Gandy Dancers will be in the Senior Center working from 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday on their O gauge and HO gauge layouts.
Train enthusiasts of every age are invited to see the display. The gentlemen are always happy to answer questions about their trains.
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. A $20 donation is requested to help with the ongoing program costs.
YMCA holds Active Older Adults class
Get fit and stay healthy by joining in Active Older Adults at 9 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the YMCA. The class includes low-impact aerobics, strength training and stretching. Cost is $30 for 20 sessions for non-YMCA members.
Seniors invited to learn gentle yoga
Learn gentle yoga positions with certified yoga instructor Michelle Hoffman from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays.
Cost for 6 sessions is $45 for individuals or $80 for couples. Yoga can reduce chronic health conditions, improve sleep, increase energy, restore balance, and improve attitude and overall quality of life.