MS SIMPLICITY How To Organize Your Parents: Part 1
Last week I had the privilege to speak in front of a group of about 150 Senior Citizens about the topic of downsizing. I veered away from the topic and talked about some really important things that m... Posted on 5/17/11 at 7:02 AM
There are already a large number of older active adult Americans participating in the classes and activities at the Hastings Area YMCA. More are being invited to learn more about the YMCA, and the opportunity to do just that is next Wednesday, May 29.
Eventually, the boating season will come and the Hastings Rotary Club is preparing for it. As one of the host chapters for Let’s Go Fishing, it is getting ready for another season of fishing and boat rides for seniors along the St. Croix and Mississippi rivers.
Last year, about 700 riders had the opportunity to enjoy the outings on the rivers, according to Chuck Egeberg, Let‘s Go Fishing coordinator for the Hastings Rotary Club. The rides are free.
When Jerry Peterson took a print of the Twins stadium to be framed by Bill Sylvander, little he did he know much of the rest of his Minnesota Twins memorabilia would be on display in the glass display case in the senior center at the Tilden Community Center.
Bill and Ann Sylvander are in charge of the display case at the center, and some of their items have been displayed there as well. They’re always looking for others’ collections and Peterson fit the bill more than expected.
This section of the Star Gazette is a resource for family and friends helping an older adult. We hope you find this section useful, and if you have a caregiving story to tell, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Colleen Fritsch at DARTS, 651-234-2222 or Colleen.Fritsch@DARTS1.org.
Aging in Place Caregiver Workshop: Aging in Place Midwest is offering a unique workshop through Hastings Community Education. You will learn how to: 1)Care for, work with, and honor your aging parents, 2) Prioritize changes that may need to be made 3) Understand the best senior living products, services and remodeling options and 4) Create an Aging in Place Plan. This workshop will be offered twice on Tuesday, April 30, either from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $19 per attendee. Contact Community Education to register, 651-480-7674.
The Hastings Area YMCA is sponsoring a trip to the St. Croix Dinner Theatre Saturday, April 20. The production, “Life Could be a Dream,” features some favorite hits including “Earth Angel,” “Unchained Melody,” “Only You,” and 20 more doo-wop hits.
Apollo: Why We went to the Moon” will be the topic at 1 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the Senior Center. David Jones will lead the presentation and will take a non-technical look at mankind’s greatest technological achievement.
A metro-wide focus group is looking for caregiver input. The Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging is teaming up with Wilder Research to host a series of focus groups across the metro area over the next six weeks. If you are an adult who provides care to a family member or friend over age 60, or an individual (of any age) with Alzheimer’s Disease, you may be eligible to participate. Each focus group will last about 90 minutes and a meal will be served. All participants will receive a $20 gift card for their time.
Home Modifications: Access Solutions provides home modification services to promote safety and independent living for seniors and the physically challenged to enable them to continue to live in their own homes. They serve the entire Metro area and can be reached at 612-238-5429.
March is the month to restock the food shelves around the area, including the emergency food shelf at Hastings Family Service.
Each year MN FoodShare Month provides awareness and education about the ongoing need for assistance, and the opportunity to provide help through food and/or cash donations.
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