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19 West Division Street
Faribault, MN 55021

Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 507-332-7357
Fax: 507-332-0244

Email: office@faribaultseniorcenter.org
501c3 nonprofit organization

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Recycling Event Scheduled

Time for spring cleaning! Due to its previous success, the Faribault Senior Center is hosting another Drop-Off Recycling Event and will take a variety of items that you want to recycle. Just drive up and your car will be unloaded for you. All donated items from this event will be picked up by NP Communities, a non-profit organization from Rochester that serves disadvantaged individuals in southern MN. The Faribault Senior Center will benefit by receiving payment from them for items donated at the Recycling Event.

This event will be held on Thursday, May 24from 4-6pm and will be held at 601 First Ave. NE. which is the former location of the old public works building and is easily found on the north side of Faribault American Legion. Some items that will be accepted include:

  • Bedding, pillows, linens (no beds or frames)
  • Luggage, purses, wallets
  • Toys, puzzles, sports equipment (no books)
  • Small electrical appliances (i.e. hair dryers, toasters)
  • Tools, auto, garden equipment
  • Audio, video, phone equipment
  • Clothing, shoes, accessories
  • Cookware, dishes, flatware, glassware
  • Home décor, candles, collectibles
  • Electrical fixtures (no bulbs)
  • Holiday decorations (no Christmas trees)

Please no televisions, computers/monitors, large furniture, large appliances, baby equipment or paint. If you have a question on items to be accepted or excluded, please stop at the Senior Center for a complete listing or check out our website at faribaultseniorcenter.org.

Evening Meal Offered

If you are planning on dropping off your recycled items on Thursday, May 24 how about joining us for supper as well? Senior Dining is hosting a special meal that night, serving from 4:30-5:30pm. Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by stopping in or calling the Senior Center at 332-7357 to sign up. This meal is open to the public and the cost is a suggested donation of $4 for those ages 60 and over, $7 for those under age 60.

Thanks for your patience

Our building project is moving ahead with great speed these days! We now have a poured concrete floor and the wall studs are being installed. We also have the plumbers and electricians working in the building. The excitement and anticipation of occupying the new space is growing.

But along with all of these people and important jobs that are getting done, we also have to go through a little inconvenience in order to get them accomplished. Next week we have to go through one of those inconvenient days. On Monday, April 23rd the Senior Center's front sidewalk and front door will be closed in order to do some work.  So for that day, everyone that is planning to join us for coffee, lunch or afternoon activities will have to enter the building through the Community Center doors which is just to the east of our entrance. It is a few extra steps, but we hope that this little inconvenience will be for one day only. If the weather does not cooperate on that day, we will have to re-schedule for another day.

Living Well with Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain Self-Management is a free group workshop designed to help people living with chronic pain better manage their symptoms and improve their daily lives.

In this six-session workshop, scheduled for Thursdays, May 3-June 7 from 1:30 - 3:30 pm, participants will learn practical skills to manage the challenges of living with chronic pain. The workshop is interactive and focuses on peer support.

Registration is required and can be completed online at www.ccsomn.org or call Michael Maas (507) 450-1518. This program is being offered at no cost by Catholic Charities of Southern MN in partnership with the Faribault Senior Center. You can learn more at the informational meeting held at the Senior Center on Thurs, April 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Will Clinic

If you don't have a will, health care directive or financial Power of Attorney now is your chance to get those important documents completed. A workshop is being offered by Southern MN Regional Legal Service (SMRLS) for qualifying low income seniors in which volunteer attorneys will be on hand to help you fill out the forms and have them notarized- at no cost to you. You will leave the clinic with all three completed legal documents.

The workshop will be held at the Senior Center on Tuesday, May 22. Registration is being done by SMRLS staff and can be done by calling 1-888-575-2954 and request an appointment for the Faribault Senior Center Will Workshop.  No registrations will be made at the Senior Center. All participants must meet income guidelines.

Reminders:

Join us today from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. when South Central College's Nursing Students will be in our building to host a Senior Health Fair.  This is a free event which is open to the community; no pre-registration needed.

Upcoming Trips

  • US Bank MN Vikings Stadium tour on April 24, 8:15-4:00 p.m.   You will have a 90 min guided walking tour and lunch to follow at the Pizza Ranch.  $58 includes tour, transportation and lunch. Openings remain.
  • Prairie's Edge Casino Resort in Granite Falls, MN on May 9 and 10.  Cost is $ 75 for transportation and hotel room.  Casino package includes $50 on Players Card and more.
  • Twins vs Cincinnati Cardinals, Wednesday, May 16, Depart at 10:15 a.m. for 12:10 game.  Cost is $74, including admission to the game and motorcoach transportation and parking. Return home immediately following the game.
  • Musical at the MN History Theatre of "Lord Gordon Gordon" on May 24.  We depart at 8:15 a.m. for morning performance. Cost is $58, including performance, transportation with lunch on your own at the Crackerbarrel.
  • Flyers available now for the Amana Colonies tour on June 30 and July 1st.
  • Save these dates! Holiday Branson tour on Nov 3-7 and Mackinaw Island in late September.