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The Senior Connections Newsletter offers a variety of news and information featuring events, meetings, classes, and more! Call 218.299.5514 or email moorheadseniors@moorheadmn.gov to sign-up.

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 THE LUNCH BUNCH: SENIOR MEALS
Senior Meals

Monday-Friday   |   11:45 am   |   Reservations should be made 24 hours in advance by calling the Food Site Manager at 218.299.5519 between the hours of 10 am-12:30 pm.  

Enjoy a hot, nutritious, congregate meal! A suggested donation of $4 is kindly requested if you are age 60 and older. Persons under the age of 60 are required to pay $8.

NSI provides this service in part, under the Federal Older Americans Act through a contract with the NWRDC under an area plan approved by the Minnesota Board on Aging. 

WEEKLY ACTIVITIES
Art Group

Artist Group: Thursdays, 1-3 pm

Bridge: Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, 12:30-4 pm

Double Pinochle: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 8:30 am-12 pm

Mahjong: Tuesdays, 1-4 pm

Whist: Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, 1-4 pm

Zippity Zingers Group Singing: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 am

 MONTHLY EVENTS
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Bingo

1st Wednesday   |   1-3 pm

$0.25 for 2 cards per game. $0.35 for 3 cards per game. Final game is black out and $0.25 per card. Win prizes!

Quilting Group

Quilting Group

2nd and 4th Wednesday   |   12:30-4 pm

Socialize with other quilters while working on your own project. Individuals come together to share their knowledge, ideas, and techniques. All skill levels welcome!

Duplicate Bridge

Unsanctioned Duplicate Bridge

3rd Tuesday   |   10:30 am-2 pm

Does not meet in July, August, or December. 

Breakfast Club08.18.22 Breakfast Club Breakfast Club

3rd Thursday   |   Easten Fryn' Pan, 2920 Hwy 10 East, Moorhead

Breakfast starting at 8:45 am, Guest Speaker starts at 9:30 am

Each month features a guest speaker with various topics pertaining to the needs and interests of adults 55+. Breakfast will be on your own, ordered off the menu. Space is limited. Register by calling Hope at 218.299.5514 or online here

2024 Schedule

09.14.22 - Memory CafeMemory Cafe

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 2nd Wednesday   |   1-2:30 pm

Memory Cafe is a free social gathering where people experiencing mild to moderate memory loss, and their care partners, come together in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment. At Memory Cafe we are committed to reminding our participants they are valued, significant members of our local community by changing the way we think about memory loss.

 2024 Schedule

  • Jan 10: Art with local artist Emily Brooks
  • Feb 14: Valentine's Day Vinyl Listening Party with Dan Cushing and Art with local artist Emily Brooks 
 SPECIAL EVENTS

Changing the Narrative ImageReThink Mental Health

Changing the Narrative on Mental Health and Suicide

Wednesday, February 28, 2024   |   10:30-11:30 am   |   Hjemkomst Center

No RSVP Required

Participants will: 

  • Understand the importance of language surrounding Mental Health and Suicide
  • Identify risk and protective factors
  • Feel empowered to respond to someone in distress
  • Discuss feelings, beliefs, and attitudes while talking about Mental Health and Suicide
Presenters:
  • Rory Beil, Health Promotion Director for Clay County Public Health
  • Karen Nitzkorski, Suicide Prevention Coordinator, ReThink Mental Health
This training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Unit within the Minnesota Department of Health in collaboration with the Minnesota Suicide Prevention Taskforce.
AARP Free Income Tax Assistance

AARP Free Income Tax Assistance

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - CALL 701.850.0748

Thursdays at the Hjemkomst     |     February 1-April 11, 2024     |     9 am-3 pm

AARP and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be sponsoring free income tax services to the elderly, low, and moderate taxpayers of all ages, especially to those 60 and older. Certified IRS volunteers have been trained to prepare and electronically file your income tax returns. Each tax return is quality-reviewed and all information is kept confidential. Individuals should have all required documents before filing at tax sites, including Social Security cards, photo ID's, and a copy of last year's tax returns. 

Additional locations:

  • Moorhead Public Library, 118 5th St S
    • Mondays & Wednesdays, 9 am-3 pm
  • Fargo Dr. James Carlson Library, 2801 32nd Ave S
    • Tuesdays, 10 am-4 pm

Please do not call the Hjemkomst Center with specific tax inquiries. They are only a host site and cannot answer questions.

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Valley Triad: "911, What's Your Emergency?"

Wednesday, March 27, 2024  |   1-3 pm   |   Hjemkomst Center

No RSVP Required

Shannon Bozovsky, AT Consultant with ND Assistive presents:

  • Exploring diverse emergency response solutions for caregivers, seniors, and individuals of all abilities and ages. Topics include emergency response devices, wandering alerting systems, communication aids for seamless interaction with emergency responders, and additional safety tools designed to proactively reduce the likelihood of emergencies that require responder intervention.
Save the date for additional 2024 events from 1-3 pm: June 26, November 20

Caregiver Conference

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"Connecting the Caregiver" Conference

Wednesday, June 12, 2024   |   1-4 pm   |   Hjemkomst Center

Free event including a light snack and vendor tables. 

Join us at this year's Fargo-Moorhead collaborative caregiver conference centered around the theme of "Connecting the Caregiver." 

Who takes care of the caregiver? This half-day conference provides advice for managing the stress and fears of caregiving, with information and services relevant to the needs of both the caregiver and the individual being cared for. 

Sponsored by UCare, ND Department of Health and Human Services Aging Services, Hospice of the Red River Valley, City of Moorhead Senior Center, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota Caregiver Support and Respite Program, Fargo VA Medical Center, Farmstead Living, Memory Cafe.

Swing Into Spring Party

Swing Into Spring Party

Wednesday, May 15, 2024   |   12-1:30 pm   |   Register by calling 218.299.5519

Price is $7/person and includes lunch from Concordia Catering.

More information coming soon!

Flannel and Friends Fall Social

Flannel & Friends Fall Social

Wednesday, October 2, 2024   |   12-1:30 pm   |   Register by calling 218.299.5519

Price is $7/person and includes lunch from Concordia Catering. 

More information coming soon!

Holiday Party

    Jingle Bell Hop Party

    Wednesday, December 4, 2024   |   12-1:30 pm   |   Register by calling 218.299.5519

    Price is $7/person and includes lunch from Concordia Catering. 

    More information coming soon!

     FITNESS
    Pickleball

     Pickleball

    The rules are simple and easy for beginners to learn. Visit pickleball.com for more information and rules of game play. Instructors are not at the location, and those attending will rotate play. Paddles are available upon request and space is limited. No registration required. 

    Available indoors for individuals 55+ at no cost: Community Life Center-Good Shepherd, 4000 28th St S, Moorhead on Mondays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 pm starting October 9, 2023 through April 29, 2024. No pickleball on March 21.

    Outdoor Courts

    • Horizon Shores Park, 3801 24th Ave S
    • Riverview Estates Park, 3801 5th St S
    • Village Green Park, 2601 Village Green Blvd
    • Alm Park, 1300 Elm St S
    • Hansmann Park, 1320 12th Ave N
    Walking Club

    Walking Club

    Wednesdays, June 5-July 31, 2024 (Does not meet June 19)   |   11-11:45 am

    Meet at the Moorhead Senior Center   |   Register online here or day of.

    Walk for the health of it! No cost and all abilities welcome! Weather and temperature permitting. Dress for success! Items to consider are good walking shoes, temperature-appropriate clothing or layers, and sunscreen.

    Click here for walking trails maps and so much more!

    Yoga

     All Levels Yoga

     This class focuses on basic classical yoga postures, alignment principles and   breathing techniques. Whether you are brand new to yoga or well on your   journey, we will meet you where you are and leave you feeling rejuvenated, elongated and most definitely centered. Yoga mat required. 

     Click here for more information on cost, location, dates, times, and to register.

    Water Exercise

     Water Exercise

     Join our certified aquatics exercise instructor in this class that will leave you   feeling refreshed and energized! These classes will use a mix of cardio and   strength exercises to increase your flexibility, range of motion and tone your   body, while maintaining low-impact on your joints. We will incorporate a   variety of movements, equipment, and up-beat music to enhance your workout. All ability levels are welcome!

     Click here for more information on cost, location, dates, times, and to register.

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    Moorhead Community Access Media: Bone Builders

    Virtually shown Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays   |   3 pm CDT

    Click here to watch. MCAM's channels, Governmental and Moorhead Access, are now in HD on cable. Channels 1058 and 1069 replace 58 and 69 on Sparklight and on Midco they can be watched on channels 12 and 99.

    Bone Builders is a free senior strength training and balance exercise program. It is designed to improve muscle strength, balance and bone density, as well as help with energy and general health.

     SENIOR SAFETY
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     Valley Triad

    Last Tuesday of the month   |   9:30 am   |   Hjemkomst Center

    Valley Triad is a nonprofit comprised of seniors, service agencies and law enforcement working together. Valley Triad meets monthly to develop projects and educational programs for Cass-Clay county seniors. Guests are welcome to attend meetings and bring law enforcement concerns to the group for discussion.

    Mark your calendar for the 2024 dates "911, What's Your Emergency?" Safety Seminars from 1-3 pm at the Hjemkomst Center:

    • March 27, June 26 and November 20
    Save the date! The 2024 Senior Safety Academy is Thursday, September 12 from 8:30 am-1:30 pm. More information coming soon!

     

    Senior Safety Resources


    Resource Guide for Elders and their Families in Cass and Clay Counties

    • This comprehensive guide lists programs, organizations and agencies in Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota.
    • Pick up a free hard copy at the Moorhead Senior Center or view it digitally by clicking here. Once on the website click on the blue button "Download Resource Guide."

    Contact Us
    To learn more about ongoing programs and special events offered, or to sign up for our newsletter, call 218.299.5514. Click here to view the Winter Weather Policy.

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    Moorhead, MN 56560
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