Red Wing Area Seniors briefsRed Wing Area Seniors briefs for Feb. 13, 2013
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.
Study the American Revolution
Join in for an armchair tour of the battles during the American Revolution in historical order at 2 p.m. Thursday Feb. 28. Military historian Dan Hartman will focus on George Washington as commander and on the Continental Army itself.
A photo presentation of specific battlefields will help you visualize the American Revolution as it happened and understand how the Continental Army won the war. Register by Feb. 18; call the Senior Center to sign up. Cost is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers.
Police Chiefs: Past and Present
Forest Wipperling, Ed Krause, Tim Sletten and Roger Pohlman will talk at 10 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 19. Law enforcement continually changes along with the times. The past and present police chiefs come together to talk about their experiences leading the Red Wing Police Department. Cost is $2 for members, $3 for nonmembers.
Licensed psychologist Dr. Bruce McBeath discusses wise and skillful use of memory to provide aid and comfort in the process of growing older at 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21.
Cards and games to be played
The following games will be played: Euchre – 1 p.m. Monday Feb. 18; Duplicate Bridge – 12:15 p.m. Thursday Feb. 21; 500 – 1 p.m. Monday Feb. 25; 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 adjustments will be available from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. The service is sponsored by Pearle Vision.
• NAPS: Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors will be available 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday Feb. 19. Women and men 60 years of age or older, who live in Minn. and meet income guidelines, may be eligible to receive a monthly food package. For more information, contact Channel One Food Bank. The toll-free number is 1-877-500-8699 ext. 104.
• Free blood pressure checks will be available from 9:15 to 10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 21.
• a group devoted to memory loss coping strategies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 21.
• The Parkinson’s support group meets at 3 p.m. Thursday Feb. 21.