Just a reminder that you can get your flu shot at the senior center on Friday, October 4 from 9:30-11 a.m.  Be sure to bring your Medicare or other health insurance card with you so proper billing can be done.  The high dose for people age 65+ will be available, as will the quadrivalent for younger people.  The flu shots will be administered on a walk-in basis, so you don’t have to call to make an appointment.  

The foot clinic provided by Wright County Public Health nurses at our center is also run on walk-in basis.  The nurses will be at our center next on Tuesday, October 22 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to assist people age 60+ with toenail clipping and the charge is $15.  People can sign in when they come to the senior center on the 22nd.

You can call us at 763-295-2000 to sign up for an informational presentation at our center.  Besides doing a Will or Trust, what else should you do to get your affairs in order and ensure your assets pass smoothly to your heirs?  There are many steps you can take to reduce the cost and time needed to settle your estate.  This session held on Monday, October 21 at 10 a.m. is presented by Attorney Jill Adkins, of the Gries Lenhardt Allen law firm, who has 30 years of experience in helping families settle estates.  Join us to learn more about how to get your affairs in order.  

Join us at the community center for Hoppy Hour!  The Minnesota Companion Rabbit Society will bring their furry friends to us for you to pet and visit with.  If you have always wanted to pet or hold a rabbit this is your opportunity!  This enjoyable event will take place on Friday, October 11, at 10 a.m.  There is a limit of 25 people, so sign up early to reserve your space and you can call us at 763-295-2000 to do so.  This activity is open to people age 55+.

If you enjoy good food and good conversation, be sure to come to the October 16 potluck dinner.  This is the day we will be celebrating October birthdays and anniversaries, and everyone is welcome to attend.  Dinner starts at noon and people are asked to bring a dish of food to share.  George Jundt will play the accordion at this dinner.

There is still time to sign up to ride the coach bus to the St. Croix Casino on Monday, October 7.  The bus will depart the center at 8:30 a.m. and return at about 5:15 p.m.  The bus ride is free, and you are asked to record your casino card number when signing up for this trip.

There is no charge for people to attend the Caregiver Support Group that meets at our center on the 2nd and 4thWednesday of each month from 1-2:30 p.m.  Staff from Great River Faith in Action facilitate the group, which is designed for adults who are caring for another person or persons.  This group will meet next on October 9.

Dave Risch was the winner of last week’s bridge tournament, with Les Denyrud coming in second place and Don Kinnander third.  Last week’s cribbage tournament winner was Pete Christianson.  Robert Thelen came in second place and Loren Heckmann third.  Marv Kuechle was the last euchre tournament winner and Bernice Nathe and Pete Stupar tied for second place.

Four people turned in a September Trivia Contest with all the answers were correct and they were from Krisie Garvin, Karen Hanson, Paul & Dianne Klein, and Pete Stupar.  The Klein’s name was randomly drawn as the winner of the Dinner Program meal ticket.  Stop by the center to pick up an October Trivia Contest sheet and challenge yourself.

Thanks goes to VFW Post 8731 members for the $400 donation they recently gave the senior center.  The financial support that our center receives from the VFW really makes a big difference in the programming we are able to do.  Thanks, VFW members!

We want to thank the 199 people who came to our breakfast fundraiser this past Sunday.  While we were well short of our 300 minimum plate guarantee, it was still a good event.  The volunteers worked very hard as usual and I was proud to work beside them.  Next senior center fundraiser…Craft & Bake Sale on November 2nd.  Details to come.

 Activities the week of September October 3-10:

   Thurs. – 7 a.m. Pickleball; noon dinner; 1 p.m. bridge

   Fri. – 9:30-11 a.m. flu shots; 10 a.m. women’s pool; noon dinner; 1:00 p.m. euchre tournament

Sat. – 8-11 a.m. center open

   Mon. – 7 a.m. Advanced Pickleball; 8:30 a.m. casino trip; 1 p.m. bridge 

   Tues.  – 7 a.m. Pickleball; 9:30 a.m. cribbage tournament; 10:30 a.m. choir; noon dinner; 1 p.m. Hand and Foot; 2:15 a.m. line dancing

   Wed. – 9 a.m. ceramics; 10 a.m. Bible Study, bowling; 11 a.m. bingo; noon dinner; 1 p.m. 500, Caregiver Support Group

   Thurs. – 7 a.m. Pickleball; 9:30 a.m. bakery/winery trip; noon dinner; 1 p.m. bridge

Dinner Menu the week of October 7:

   Mon. – no dinner today

   Tues. – beef & mixed vegetables, chicken wings, fried rice, fortune cookie

   Wed. – chili, salad, corn bread

   Thurs., - turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, vegetable, dinner roll

   Fri. – BBQ beef sandwich, pasta salad, pickle

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