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A community partnership providing programs, recreation and services which encourage active, healthy, and indpendent lifestyles for people 50 years of age and greater.
Celebrate life at the Rochester Senior Center! We provide many opportunites to make your retirement years the best they can be. Whether you like to play cards, ping pong or dance, we have something to invigorate your spirit and improve your health and well-being.
The Rochester Senior Center is open Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm and Fridays from 9am to 1pm. Additional evening and weekend activities are also scheduled periodically. We help older adults realize the biggest goals -- to be active, to stay healthy & well, and to remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. Our 3 main program areas are Advocacy and Support Services, Senior Dining and Life Enrichment and Wellness Programs.
The Advocacy and Support Services program assists seniors, age 60 and older, in Olmsted County. Our Social Worker helps in a variety of areas including applying for financial assistance, explore different insurance options, locate local resources, access services for caregivers, provide notary services and more. There is no charge for these services, but donations are accepted.
Our Social Worker also works with informal, unpaid, caregivers of any age who are caring for a frail, older adult. Services include basic information and referral, identify caregiver needs, aid in problem solving and stress reduction, and connecting with local resources.
Senior Dining provides a nutritional meal in a congregate setting for seniors 60 years of age and older in Olmsted County. Meals are provided for a suggested donation and include an entree, potato, vegetable, salad, bread/margarine, dessert and milk. Sites are located in Rochester at Central Towers, Fontaine Towers, High Pointe, Northgate Plaza, Park Towers, Peace Church, and the Rochester Senior Center. A site is also located in Eyota.
Our Life Enrichment and Wellness Programs fulfill many needs for older adults, most importantly, the need for socialization. Activities give seniors something to look forward to, a reason to get up each day. Programs include billiards, square dancing, scrapbooking, musical groups, bible study, book club, computer classes, ceramics, card groups, and more.
- Stacie Baertsch
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