The Crow River Senior Center is open. Check out the activity calendar on our website or at the senior center.

Social Bridge Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., Hand and Foot Wednesday at 9 a.m., Pinochle Thursday at 9 a.m., Cribbage Friday at 9 a.m., and 500 Friday at 1:30 p.m. Bingo Thursday at 1:30 p.m., Euchre Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., Mahjong Friday at 1:30 p.m. and Dominoes Monday at 1:30 p.m. Exceptions to any of these programs are listed on activity calendar. Refer to the current newsletter.

Flu Shot Clinic Thursday, Oct. 7, by appointment starting at 10 a.m. Call the center 763-497-8900 to make an appointment.

Book Sale Friday, Oct. 8, for Seniors 60+ between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m. The public sale is Saturday, Oct. 9, hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Safe Driving Class 55+ Friday, Oct. 22, hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the senior center to register. Prepayment is required to reserve a spot.

Line Dancing for Beginners Wednesday’s at 10 a.m. Location: Hanover City Hall. Cost: $5 per session. Call the center to sign up.

Senior Book Club meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Call the center to sign up. In House Lunch will begin September, two days per week only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Meals will be $4.50 per meal. People must make a reservation by the Thursday prior or earlier. Limited seating will be available. Call the center to make a reservation.

Meals-on-wheels delivered to our seniors. If someone is over 60 and needs a fresh meal, call 763-497-8936 to sign up for the Meals-on-Wheels program. Volunteers deliver meals Tuesday through Friday, covering the Albertville, Hanover, and St. Michael area. Volunteer drivers are always needed. Call 763-497-8900 today if you can volunteer to help.

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Medicare questions contact the Senior LinkAge Line for more information such as new plans may be available, some existing plans may not be available, plan premiums may change, plan formularies may change, and may qualify for extra help with prescription drug cost. Call Senior LinkAge Line for assistance at 1-800-333-2433.

Virtual exercise class for seniors: If anyone is looking for a free virtual exercise class for seniors, contact the SilverSneakers instructor, Lori Schoenborn, at theschoenborns@charter.net to be included in our ongoing class Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Participants will need an electronic device with a camera and a microphone, i.e., cell phone, computer, laptop, or iPad.

Services offered with the great partnership of the non-profit Senior Community Services are Caregiver Support and The HOME Program available for our surrounding community members.

Caregivers may find this time extra challenging to cope with all of the limitations we currently are faced with. There is help available through the senior center. Contact Becky Allard, LSW from Senior Community Services, 952-746-4028, b.allard@seniorcommunity.org. She can set up a regular check-in call to help focus on you, the caregiver and your feelings during these challenging times that we are all dealing with. If you would like to connect with other caregivers like yourself, contact Becky. She has the opportunity to set up virtual support groups if enough people are interested. “Funded by the Central MN Council on Aging as part of the Older Americans Act Program.”

Another program available through Senior Community Services is the HOME program. The program has resumed for in-home service. If not signed up call 763-416-7969 or find our online application on our website at HOME Program – Minnesota Senior Centers (mnseniorcenters.org)

Volunteers are also available should you find yourself getting low on essential supplies and do not want to expose yourself by going shopping yourself. They are also checking in with folks to see how they are doing in general. Contact Joe, the Wright County HOME Program Coordinator, at 763-416-7969 or e-mail hometeam@seniorcommunity.org with your questions.

A new addition to the HOME Program. We are now offering Basic Tech Support! Telephone support services and In-Home support services are now available. Call 763-416-7969 during regular office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Full detail is in our newsletter and on our website.

Visit the center website for updates at mnseniorcenters.org

Crow River Senior Center Director, Vonnie Waters 763-497-8900

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