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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

Senior Advocate/ Caregiver Advocate office hours at the Senior Center

Date(s): Jan.11 and Feb 8
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Carla Pearson, LSW
Cost: Consultations are free and open to the public. Call 332-7357 for information or to set up an appointment.

Services available for clients over age of 60 and/or their caregivers include:

  • Benefits Analysis which may result in application assistance for Medical Assistance, Medicare savings programs, Nutrition Assistance and Energy Assistance. 
  • Care Consultation for caregivers of, or those living with, memory loss including specialized education, screenings and assessment of needs, resource referral and care planning for individuals and/or their caregivers. A free tool kit is currently available through a special caregiver grant.  
  • General Assistance including needs assessment (includes home visit), community resource referral, education regarding disease progression and continuum of care, problem-solving, and emotional support.

Medication Check-Up with Pharmacist Bill Boyes

Date(s): Thursday, Jan 18 and Feb 15
Location: Senior Center
Cost: Open to the public; no fee
Call 332-7357 to set up an appointment.

When prescription and over-the-counter medicines are taken in the right way, they are safe and effective tools for good health. 

A Medication Check-Up provides a review of each medication (both prescription and over-the-counter) with discussion about the person’s medicine-taking routine.  The conversation is private and confidential.  Participants can ask questions and get tips on reducing or avoiding medication side effects, schedules, and more.

Journaling Workshop

Date(s): Tuesday February 13th
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Facilitator: Brenda Johnson
Cost: $3.00 materials fee
Pre-registration required. FASC members only

In this workshop we will explore different journal formats and subjects and experiment with some ceative ways to make it your own.  With a journal we can explore ideas or record things we want to remember and then use this informaiton to tell a life story, plan a better garden, or keep track of a project. Scientific evidence is supporting the idea that certain forms of journaling are beneficial for physical and mental well-being.  If you have thought about journaling but were not sure how to start, join us for this fun session.

Remembering When: A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

Date(s): Wednesday, February 21st
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Facilitator: Dustin Dienst, Faribault Fire Chief
Please pre-register for this free program.

Fires and falls are the leading causes of injury and disability for older adults.  This program is designed to prevent injuries amoung older adults and help them live safely at home.  This fun and interactive program provides informaiton through handouts, discussion and trivia games.

Life's Third Act: Redefining the Aging Process with Jane Fonda

Date(s): Tuesday February 27th
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Facilitator: Brookdale Senior Living Solutions
Cost: Free Program
Registration requested

Jane Fonda thinks perhaps the most important revolution today is the "longevity revolution".  What she discovered through her own personal journey and research on aging has been interpreted as our society's habit of still living with the old paradigm of aging - seeing it as a decline to 'decrepitude".   Fonda thinks the 34 years we live beyond the lifespan of our great grandparents can be seen as a developmentatl stage of life called the "third act".  Come see how we can develop our wisdom, wholeness and authenticity by viewing the TED talk and enjoy the guided descussion led by staff from Brookdale Senior Living Solutions of Faribault.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Date(s): Information meeting Thursday, March 1. Sessions meet on Thursdays for 6 sessions March 8-April 12
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Senior Center
Cost: Free Program
Register on line at WWW.ccsomn.org or call Michael Maas (507) 450-1518

This is a group workshop designed to help caregivers develop self-care tools to better manage the unique challenges facing them.  Participants will learn practical skills proven to reduce stress, communicate more effictively, improve selfcare, make effective decisions and access community resources for caregivers.

Computer Tutoring for Seniors

Date(s): Thursdays
Time: 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Location: Computer Lab at the Area Learning Center 2855 1st Ave NW
Facilitator: Tech-savy Faribault High School Students
Please pre-register prior to attending the first time.

Individualized computer tutoring provided free of charge by tech-savvy Faribault High School students.  Bring you own device (I-pad, laptop, tablet, etc) with you or use a computer in the lab.  Attend just once or as many times as you want.