BLOOD PRESSURE READINGS

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Coffee with Coordinator

You’re invited to share coffee, pastries, and conversation with Sam Nolan, Senior Program Coordinator.  Come share your ideas, learn about upcoming community events, hear speakers, learn about volunteer opportunities and give feedback.

Age:     Adults
Date:    Tuesday, July 24
            Tuesday, August 28
            Tuesday, September 25 “Medicare Updates”
           Tuesday, October 23 “Legal Tools & Estate Planning”
            Tuesday, November 27 “Understanding Long Term Care Insurance”
Time:    8:30 AM - 10:00 AM, guest speakers 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Cost:    FREE for all participants
Place:   Centre Community Rooms

LUNCH N' LEARN POTLUCK

Join us for a potluck lunch with a special guest speaker one Friday every month. The topics are of interest to adults of ages and all are welcome to attend. Bring a dish to share, a friend, and spend some time socializing with community members.

Age: Adults
Date: Friday, July 20
        Friday, August 3
        Friday, September 7 “Hormonal Changes with Aging & Optimizing Health”
        Friday, October 12 “PUMPKINS - not just for carving!”
        Friday, November 9
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Cost: FREE for Centre Members and Community Participants
Place: Centre Community Room

 

PICKLEBALL

Learn, play, and enjoy one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Pickleball is a racquet sport that is a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. It can be played by every one of all ages. It will provide you the opportunity to play and meet friends, be physically active, and have fun!   

Age: Adults
Date: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE for Centre Members 
        $10.00 day pass for Community Participants OR
          $10.00 5-visit punch card for adults 55+ years old
Place: Centre Gymnasium

Senior Day at MN State Fair

Take the opportunity to gather friends and ride the Centre van to attend the Minnesota State Fair on Senior Day.  Seniors (65+) admitted for $9.00 at the gate, regular adult fee is $14.00. Many merchandise and food vendors offer special Seniors Day bargains for all fair guests. Each participant will pay for their ticket at the entrance.

Age:   Adults
Date:  Thursday, August 30
Time:  8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost:  Transportation: $15.00 for Centre Members, $20.00 Community Participants
          Fair ticket: Seniors (65+) admitted for $9.00 at the gate, regular adult fee is $14.00
Maximum participants:  14 participants

Make & Take Succulent Garden

Suffering Succotash......a take home Succulent Garden?!  Johnna from Garden Expressions will help each participant create a lovely succulent bowl to take home and enjoy.  This class includes instruction, a decorative bowl and 6 succulents.  This is a fun opportunity to gather with friends and show off your green thumb!

Age:     Adults
Date:   Wednesday, July 18
Time:   1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Cost:  $42.00 for Centre Members, $44.00 Community Participants
Registration deadline: Monday, July 2
Registration limited to 20 participants

Food, Painting, & Fun

Join us for an afternoon of food, painting, and fun! Take the opportunity to choose from 1 of 2 options for creating a canvas masterpiece.  As you paint you'll be gently guided by instructor Amy Stevens, taking cues from the process, but carrying each in your own direction so it becomes your own masterpiece.

Each participant will get lunch, a painting to take home, and plenty of conversation and fun! Invite your friends to join you!

Age:  Adult
Date:  Tuesday, August 14
Time:  11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Cost:  $25.00 for Centre Members, $30.00 for Community Participants
Place:  Centre Community Room
Registration deadline: Tuesday, August 7
Minimum/Maximum participants:  5/20 participants

Como Zoo & Conservatory

Let's take a trip to Como Zoo and Marjorie McNely Conservatory in St Paul, Minnesota.

Seniors can take the opportunity to visit a part of the zoo and conservatory for a leisurely walk before the crowds and enjoy special events and opportunities.

Bring a bag lunch and we can picnic in the park before heading back home.

Age:   Adults
Date:  Tuesday, October 2
Time:   8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost:  $15.00 for all participants
Place:   Meet in the Centre Lobby
Registration deadline:  Monday, September 17
Minimum/Maximum participants:  5/14 participants

Growing Stronger Seniors Small Group Training

Work with a personal trainer in a small class setting to maximize the benefits of strength training. You will learn about sets, reps, tempo, and the proper amount of weight you should be lifting. Each week presents a new challenge as you learn proper form and exercises for major muscles groups of the body. As the session progresses, you will review the prior week’s exercises to build your confidence.

Age: 60+ years old
Date: Wednesdays, September 12 - October 17
Time: 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
Cost: $42.00 for Centre Members
$54.00 for Community Participants
Place: Westfields Studio
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 5
Minimum/Maximum participants: 4/10 participants

Breakfast & Bingo

Enjoy breakfast with your peers and play some fun and competitive rounds of Bingo for great prizes! Sign up online or at the Welcome Center. We hope to see you here!

Age: Adults
Date: Monday, September 10
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Cost: $5.00 for Centre Members
$7.00 for Community Participant
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 4
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/35 participants

Guide to Smart Phones

Need help with your new phone? Jeff Schwab from BWireless can help if you are having difficulty using your smart phones and/or tablets. Attend this workshop and learn everything you’d like to know about your device. Whether you are puzzled about managing your address book, how to take and send a picture to a friend, or any other people related questions, you’ll get personalized, hands-on training from a Verizon Wireless expert. You will find Jeff’s class helpful and informative.

Age: Adults
Date: Wednesday, Sept 12 “Android/Smart Phone Basics”
Wednesday, Sept 19 “iPhone Basics”
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Cost: FREE for all participants
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 5
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/30 participants per class

Pickling Party

What is a pickling party? It’s an opportunity for individuals to try out various pickles and pickled products for tasting. Let’s not limit ourselves to just the cucumber types of pickles either (pickles, peppers, olives, tomatoes, etc).

Bring in your pickled item for tasting and we will have a sign placed next to your item indicating what kind of pickle it is. If you are interested, you can bring in the recipe to share with others.

Age: Adults
Date: Monday, October 15
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE for all participants
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 8
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/15 participants

Senior Chili Cook-Off

Join us for our First Annual Chili Cook-Off! Bring your best chili to see who will walk away with a trophy and bragging rights. To register for the Chili Cook Off, visit our Welcome Center or register online. Registration is free but required to enter a chili.

If you don’t want to make chili you can still participate! Taste the chili and vote! Open to the community, bring a friend!

Age: Seniors
Date: Monday, November 5
Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: $2.50 per participant
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 29
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/15 participants

Casino Run

Feeling Lucky?!

Why not grab a friend and enjoy a day at Treasure Island Casino! Ride the Centre van to Treasure Island and see if lady luck is on your side.

Treasure Island has 50+ Wednesdays. Guests 50 or better, will have a chance to win up to $50 FREE slot play every Wednesday. You’ll also receive $3 off at Tradewinds Buffet or 10% off your bill at any other restaurant, $5 off at Island Bingo, and $5 FREE pull tabs with a $10 pull tab purchase. Plus, enjoy a special bonus point multiplier of up to +5 your regular slot point multiplier.

Age: Adults
Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: $15.00 for Centre Members
$18.00 for Community Participantsrs
Place: Meet in Centre Lobby, Treasure Island Casino
Registration Deadline, Monday, October 22
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/14 participants

NEW!  Multi-Generational Volunteer Program

Multi-generational programs offer people of different ages the opportunity to come together and share time with one another. Such programs can provide benefits to all involved and foster life-enhancing growth, understanding, and friendship.
 

Program Summary

The Centre’s new multi-generational program connects senior volunteers with students from the Centre’s 3 year old preschool and 4K programs. Teachers and seniors will work together once a week to provide students with hands-on experience working on art-projects and group reading time. The volunteers share their wisdom, insight, and friendship with the youth. The interaction is beneficial to both the students and the volunteers.

 

Program Goals & Outcomes

The primary goals of the multi-generational program is to help students learn to work on social skills and increase their interaction with caring adults. Senior volunteers can enjoy sharing their love of crafts and reading; seeing the students’ knowledge and skill sets increase.

 

Volunteer Requirements

The typical commitment is to volunteer an average of 1.5 hrs per month. Each volunteer will be required to fill out a background check before being placed in a classroom with students. Please check with Sam Nolan, Senior Programs Coordinator, to see what time slots are available.  Classes are held Monday - Thursday from 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM.  We will work with individual schedules to come up with a day/time that works for both parties.


Facility Hours:

Program areas close 15 minutes prior to the facility closing

  October - April May - September
Monday - Thursday      4:45 AM - 10:00 PM        4:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 4:45 AM - 9:00 PM 4:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM

CONTACT US:

715-246-2252
425 E 5th St
New Richmond, WI 54017


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