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Pier 55

Pier 55, formally known as Red Wing Senior Center, is located at 240 Harrison St. All events listed are held at the Pier 55 unless otherwise noted. Phone number is 651-327-2255.

Class explains fall prevention

Falls and injuries can change elders' lives. Learn about ways to prevent falls in the first place, decrease risk and some exercises that help strengthen certain muscles that support sitting upright at 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 18.

The presentation is sponsored by Southeast Minnesota Area Agency on Aging. Call to sign up.

Senior Forum looks at technology

Bruce McBeath presents “The ‘Master of Servant’ Question on Technology” at 10 a.m. Thursday Nov. 21. This is a senior forum event.

Make rocks for your grandkids

Create a “treasure rock” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21. With a few simple ingredients and some tiny plastic animals, you can make about eight rocks.

Once the rocks dry, your grandchild can find a treasure inside. Call to sign up. Cost is $10 per batch.

History presentation

Costumed staff, artifacts and technology linked to Joseph Nicollet will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21. Nicollet is famous for his map of the Upper Mississippi River Basin, created in the early 19th century.

The program is presented through a grant given by the Red Wing Shoe Foundation to the Minnesota History Center. Please sign up by Tuesday Nov. 19.

Play cards and games

The following games will be played: Euchre — 1 p.m. Monday Nov. 18; Fun Bridge — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 20; Duplicate Bridge — 12:15 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21; Scrabble — 1 p.m. Wednesdays; Fun Bridge — 10 a.m. Wednesdays; Chess — 1 p.m. Wednesdays

Support services offered

Several support groups and services are available.

• NAPS: Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors will be available 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 19. Women and men 60 years of age or older who live in Minnesota 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 877-500-8699 ext. 104.

• Caregiver support group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 20.

• Memory Loss Coping Strategies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21.

• Parkinson’s support group meets at 3 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21.

• Foot care clinic is available 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays with a home health nurse. To schedule an appointment, call Red Wing Homecare and Hospice at 651-385-3410. The cost is $34.

Jordan Towers

Jordan Towers are located in the 400 block of West Fifth Street in downtown Red Wing. All events listed are held at Jordan Tower I or II unless otherwise noted.

Help out making cards

The craft group meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays to make recycled greeting cards. Donations of old greeting cards and volunteers to assemble them are welcomed. Recycled cards are for sale from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every day at the Jordan Tower II Sailstad Room.

Diabetes group meets

The diabetes support group will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 19 in the café at Jordan Towers. The service is offered by St. Brigid’s Hi-Park volunteers.

St. Brigid's at Hi-Park

St. Brigid's at Hi-Park is located at 135 Pioneer Road. Call 651-388-1234 for more information about events.

Alzheimer’s group meets

Alzheimer's support group will meet 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21 in the community room. This is for family, friends and care providers.