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LET'S CONNECT!
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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!

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NEW! Movement Education with Total Balance

1st Wednesday   |   10-11 am   |   Starting May 1, 2024 (No program Oct & Dec)

Free to attend. Limited spots available. Registration required here or call 218.299.5514.

Join Total Balance Physical Therapy and Fitness in learning how to look for and deal with pain in everyday activities. Each month features a different discussion topic while showing movement exercises that are good to use in everyday living.

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 
  • Mar 13: St. Patrick's Day Party! Vinyl listening with Dan! Bring your favorite records. Enjoy hot chocolate, games, puzzles, and bingo with friends.
  • Apr 13: Music with The Norsky Brothers
  • May 8: Music and Laughter with Jerry Barnum
  • Jun 12: Connecting the Caregiver Conference, 1-4 pm
 SPECIAL EVENTS

 

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

Wednesday, June 26, 2024  |   1-3 pm   |   Hjemkomst Center

No RSVP Required

Molly Murch, Stroke Program Educator with Essentia Health presents:

  • Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States according to the American Stroke Association and occur when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. Join us as Molly Murch discusses stroke symptoms, and risk factors. She will also share healthy tips for lowering your risk. Additional information on Life Alert options to be presented as well.
Save the date for November 20 from 1-3 pm for the next safety seminar.

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

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.

"Swing Into Spring" is a vibrant and joyous occasion that brings together the community to welcome the season of new beginnings. Lunch is a delicious cheeseburger, potato salad, calico beans, chocolate cake, and root beer float. Enjoy a live performance by Gina Powers! Her timeless classics and soothing melodies evoke fond memories where dancing or singing along are encouraged. 

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. 

    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!


     

    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.

    Moorhead Senior Center
    202 1 Ave N
    Moorhead, MN 56560
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