Red Wing Area Seniors briefsRed Wing Area Seniors briefs for Feb. 20, 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.
Computer Class: Email Attachments
Learn how to attach your photo or letters to family and friends at 1 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 26 by instructors Tom and Judy Walsh. Bring your laptop if you have one. Cost $10 members, $12 nonmembers.
Gentle Yoga for Seniors
Learn gentle yoga positions, start anytime, with certified yoga instructor Michelle Hoffman, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays. Cost for 6 sessions $45 individuals, $80 couples. Yoga can reduce chronic health conditions, improve sleep, increase energy, restore balance, improve attitude and overall quality of life. Start anytime.
Red Wing Train Club
Visit the Gandy Dancers any Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. You will see two layouts: "O" gauge and "HO" gauge. Train enthusiasts of every age are invited. The gentlemen are always happy to answer questions about train remodeling.
Needed: Courtesy parkers
Volunteers are needed right now to provide courtesy parking at Mayo Clinic Health Center. Responsibilities include greeting patients and visitors, and parking their cars when requested. Call 651-267-3599.
The Red Wing Senior Center Choir, the Silver Tones, practices 1 p.m. every Tuesday at First Lutheran Church, 615 W. Fifth St., under director Coleen Fowler and accompanist Cheryl Hemphil.
The following games will be played: 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.
• Resources and Referrals will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 27. Jane Whiteside, Ph.D., can help you sort through problems and explore possible resources. This is a free and confidential service. Call center for an appointment.
• 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.
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.