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Mary Ann Young Senior Center Newsletter August 2013 Mary Ann Young Senior Center Mission Statement: “To enrich the lives of older adults by providing educational, recreational, nutritional, social, informational, and volunteer opportunities in a relaxed, friendly environment.”

Senior Center Staff: Shelley Johnson, Director Ann Genosky, Coordinator

Newsletter Assemblers: Shirley Gatzke Ivan Arndt Marcia McKee Gloria Schmidt Frank Schmidt Maxine Nystrom Fran Tadych Jim Grant Patti Sandin Alice Nasland Lori Schintgen Joyce Bachelor

*If you visit the Center weekly, please save on postage and let us know you will pick up an issue of the newsletter.* This newsletter is made possible through the continued support of the City of Blaine.

9150 Central Avenue NE – Blaine MN 55434 (763) 786-9375 – (763) 780-4318

Mondays 9:00a 10:45a 1:00p 1:00p 1:00p 2:30p 3-9 p 6:00p

Walking Group-8/5, 8/12, 8/19 Enhanced Fitness Penny Bingo Nickel Bingo-8/26 Senior Bowling at Brunswick Zone Health Insurance Appts.-8/5, 8/19 Quilting Group-8/26 Garden Club Tours-T.B.D.

Saturdays 9:00a 10:00a 11:00a 1-5p

Beginner Line Dance Advanced Beginner Line Dance Intermediate Line Dance Line Dance Party-8/17

Sundays 1-4:30p North Country Jamboree performs- 8/18

Tuesdays 9:00a 9-2 11:15 9-2 11:15 1:00p 1:00p 5:30p 7:00p

Line Dance Wii Bowling (Make up)-8/13 Wii Bowling Banquet-8/20 Wii Open Bowling-8/27 National Noon Out-8/6 Blood Pressure Checks-8/13, 8/20 Progressive “500” Cards T.O.P.S. weigh-in, 6:00 pm mtg. Woodcarving Group

Wednesdays 10:00a 10:00a 11:00a 11:00a 12:45p 1-3p 1:00p 2-4p 6-8p

Access our Website Direct Link: and then click on the Senior Center page. Choose from the list of topics by clicking on your selection:  Amenities Current Menu   Calendar of Events  Current Newsletter  Programs and Events  Anoka County Services

Computer Q & A Session-9/4 State Services-Blind-8/21 Leaving a Lasting Legacy-8/14 B-Day Party entertainment-8/28 -------------------------------------------------------Looking for Bunco Dice Game -8/7 Woodcarving Group Something to Do ? Birthday Bingo w/prizes!-8/28 The Mary Ann Young Senior Center Hand and Foot Card Game is open Monday through Friday 8:30 Line Dance-varied levels am to 4:30 pm and at other

Thursdays 8:15a Harvest Dinner Ticket Sale-8/15 9-noon Home Movie Drop Off-8/15 9:30a Beginning Bridge –except 8/22 10a Defensive Driving Class-8/8 11-2 Bring a Youth Day-8/22 12:30p Canvas Oil Painting Class-8/29 1:00p Movie: “The Guilt Trip”-8/15 1:15p Activity Comm. Meeting-8/8 6-8p Intermediate Line Dance

specified times. Stop in and check it out!

FOOD SUPPORT PROGRAM: For Seniors 60+: Would you like to

“Stretch Your Food Dollars?” Would you like to have some extra dollars to buy fresh fruits and vegetables? Are higher prices for gasoline, heating & a/c, etc. leaving you with fewer dollars to buy quality food? Fridays Contact your Senior 9:00a Foot Care appointments-8/9 Outreach Worker for more 9:00a Jewelry prep.-8/23 information about this 10:00a Plastic Canvas/Crafts–8/2, 8/16 1:00p Enhanced Fitness program at 763-783-4741, or for those 1:00p Senior Bowling at Brunswick Zone under 60 call Karen at 763-783-4892. 1:00p Open Cribbage-play 6 games

Wood Carving News Plan to join us for Woodcarving Group on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm lead by J.D. Hughes: 763-4344202, and/or on Wednesdays from 1-3 pm lead by Wes Spadgenske. They will be on hand to assist as needed and to answer questions about carving. Start from the beginning, or continue to work on your own project with people sharing a common interest. All levels are welcome! Join us for some relaxed conversation. The MN Woodcarver’s Association does not meet in the summer months. See you in September!

Senior Dining Join us at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center M-F for a nutritious, well-balanced, tasty meal at 12:00 noon in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Make your dining reservations three business days in advance to secure your meal. The suggested donation is $3.50 for those 60 years of age and older, and the cost is $6.50 for those under age 60.

2nd Lemon Pepper Tilapia, Wild Rice Pilaf 7th Roast Sliced Pork w/Apple Rhubarb Glaze OR Sliced Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Squash 8th Chicken Parmesan, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans & Carrots, Cake 9th Pulled Turkey, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy 13th Ham Steak OR Chicken W/Honey Mustard Glaze, Baby Reds, Mixed Vegetables 14th Salisbury Steak w/Onion Gravy, Mashed Potatoes 15th Herb Roasted Quarter Chicken, Buttered Corn, Herbed Potatoes, Roll, Apple Pie! 16th Sliced Turkey on Bun, Potato Salad 19 BBQ Beef Riblet OR Pork Riblet

Join Gary Clark and musicians for a real taste of country music on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 1-4:30p.m. It’s awesome, it’s free…don’t miss out, join the fun! Next date is August 18th.

22nd Beef Hotdog, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Fresh Melon for “Bring a Youth to Lunch Day”

The City of Blaine Publics Works department has resurfaced and repainted the courts at Carrara East Park and Centennial Green Park to be used for Pickleball. The courts can be used on a first come, first serve basis. For more information call Jerome at the Parks and Recreation office at 763-785-6161.

Appointments are now available for Friday, August 9th for foot care. The cost for an appointment is just $20. Appointments begin at 9:00a.m. Please call the Senior Center in advance at 763-786-9375 to register. Bring your own towel. FOOT CARE POLICY: If you make an

1st Western Omelet OR Cheese Omelet, appointment for foot care and do not call Breakfast Potatoes, Juice Cup, Muffin, Orange 24 hours in advance to cancel, you may

Country Music at its Best!


Foot Care


21st Kielbasa & Sauerkraut OR Beef Patty

28th Beef Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Dinner Roll, Red Velvet Cake - B-Day Party! th

29 Healthy Baked Fish OR Chicken Breast There are other delicious entrees during the month. Check it out and join us as often as you can! Please specify entrée choice, skim milk, RCD (reduced calorie dessert) each time you order. Thanks!

Get in the ZoneBrunswick Zone XL, A state of the art facility featuring 38 bowling lanes, Brunswick sponsors Senior Bowling on Mondays and Fridays beginning at 1:00 p.m. for just $1.25 per game. Stop to bowl and enjoy free shoe rental, cookies, coffee and loads of fun. Meet new people and plan on a good time. Brunswick Zone is located west of Hwy. 65 off 113th Street in Blaine.

be charged for the appointment.

FAMILY CAREGIVER CONNECTION: Support groups and group respite care are available in the Anoka County area. Call Jill Agyekum, Family Caregiver Connection contact at 763-422-6960 for more information about the assessment process.

Plastic Canvas/Craft Class Join Opal Peterson and friends on Fridays, August 2nd & 16th at 10:00 a.m. to learn or share the art of plastic canvas or spend time with friendly folks working on a craft project of choice. Thank you! *To the Wednesday Woodcarving Group for the auction that raised funds totaling $199, in memory of carver Arthur Meierdiercks. *To Jerry Schilling for the significant donation in memory of wife, Lou. *To Jerry Hess for multiple jigsaw puzzles donated. *To our Birthday Party Sponsors for July & August: Homestead of Anoka and Brightondale on New Brighton. *To Joan Cameron for significant donations in memory of husband, Bill. *To Gladys Holm for bingo prizes. *To Charlotte Zabel for miscellaneous donations of books, craft supplies, etc.

Low Vision Help Paul Mattson from the Minnesota State Services for the Blind will be available by appointment at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center in Blaine on the third Wednesday of the month from 9a.m. to 12noon. If you or someone you know has a vision problem, please call Paul at (651) 6420846 to schedule a visit with him. Paul will be glad to help with any questions or concerns you have regarding loss of vision, and research valuable tools to assist you in daily living skills. Next available appointment date is August 21st.

T.O.P.S. T.O.P.S. (Take off Pounds Sensibly) currently meets on Tuesday evenings with weigh-in at 5:30pm and a fun, educational meeting at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in losing weight, this may be just the right group for you. For details, contact Cindy Heckler at 651-310-9261 or Paulette Kotila at 651-259-6241.

Current Events: *Cribbage: Open cribbage will be offered on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. beginning August 2nd. Play 6 rounds and enjoy snacks and payback prizes for just $1 per person. No advanced sign up required.

Karen Pollesch, Senior Outreach Worker, ACCAP 763-783-4741

Looking for ways to stretch your dollar? Check out these possibilities for people age 60 or better: *National Noon Out: The Parks & *Energy Assistance Program which helps Recreation Department team up with the with your utility costs. This is an income Police and Fire Departments to bring you a eligible program you may qualify for if your fun safety game with safety education and monthly income for one person is $1,854 a chance at prizes, on Tuesday, August 6th (gross) and for two people is $2,424 (gross). at 11:15a.m. Come join us! The Energy Assistance application process *Leaving a Lasting Legacy: Informational runs from October 2012 to May 2013 so you session on wills, trusts, and more on need to reapply each year. Wednesday, August 14th, see article this *Food Support-SNAP-(Supplemental issue. Nutrition Assistance Program) to help pay *Harvest Dinner Ticket Sale: Tickets go on for groceries. If your gross monthly income is less than $1,536 for one person or less sale for this favorite dinner, on Thursday, th August 15 at 8:15a.m. Limit 12 tickets than $2,081 for two persons you may per person. Dinner will be held on qualify. Thursday, September 26th at 5:30 p.m. If you have questions about these programs with the entertaining, “Four Plus One as well as any other programs such as Band”. transportation, telephone assistance, medical assistance, housing options, etc. give Karen a *August Movie: “The Guilt Trip” starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen depicts a call at 763-783-4741. She can come to your road trip of a lifetime until home or meet you at the Sr. Center in Blaine Andy Brewster (Seth) gets to discuss programs you might qualify for.

guilted into inviting his mother (Streisand) along for the 3,000 mile trip. This comical movie will be shown at 1p.m. Computer Question on Thursday, August 15th with refreshments and Answer Session at intermission-free! Need help with e-mailing photos? *Bring a Youth to Lunch Day: Plan to join Interested in buying a computer, but not sure what kind to get? Confused by all the talk in us on Thursday, August 22nd as we enjoy games, lunch, bingo and ice cream from the news about online computer scams and 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This is a fun day for what you should be doing to protect your the youth, so get signed up early! Cost is privacy? Get answers to your computer and $3.50 for lunch and $1 for ice cream. technology questions in an open forum Q & A session on Wednesday, September 4th at *Birthday Party: Join us at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28th as we enjoy music 10a.m. Please R.S.V.P. your attendance. LEGAL SERVICE: by Wayne & Barb Maresh and friends, Anoka County legal service is followed by a delicious beef pot roast meal Evening & Weekend Line Dancing available to and then prize bingo at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday night line dance residents of Anoka *Oil Painting Class: On display the months features beginner class at County age 60 or of July & August is a sample of the painting 6pm, advanced beginner better. Free legal consult is the class participants will complete. All offered at the Mary Ann class at 7pm. The levels invited; no experience necessary. All Young Senior Center by Thursday evening materials will be provided. Each finished appointment generally on canvas oil painting will be 16”x20”. Cost is Intermediate Line Dancing is from 6-8p.m. On the first Tuesday of the Saturdays, Beginning Line Dance class is at just $50 per person for full instruction. month beginning at Class time is from 12:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. on 9:00 a.m., Advanced Beginner Line Dance 11:15a.m. Call 763-786-9375 class is at 10:00 a.m., and the “Keeping it Thursday, August 29th. Sign up! for an appointment. The Country” Class is at 11:00 a.m. A FREE next date is August 6th. WILL donation per person is accepted for music and instruction. The next Line Dance Party is on August 17th from 1-5p.m.

“Personal” Home Movie Transfer Service: Eric from North Metro TV is making a service available for seniors at our Center. If you are interested in transferring your personal VHS tapes (such as for family events, parties, etc.) to a disc, he is just the guy to handle it. Drop off your VHS personal home movies at the Senior Center on the second Thursday of the month between 9a.m.-noon, and Eric will pick them up, transfer the movies to a disc at the T.V. station using their sophisticated equipment, and return the updated movies to the Center at a later date.

*SNAP Food Program: For seniors there may be a gap in expenses vs. income so folks may not have the funds they need to purchase healthy food. The benefit you may receive from the SNAP program can help you stretch your food budget. Even a small benefit can really add up to help. The SNAP program is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program. Folks are given a plastic EBT card to use, formerly called food stamps. Call for more details: 1888-711-1151 or visit

Prizes, Anyone? We welcome prizes for our Bring a Youth to Lunch Day…any ages, but especially for teenagers and adults. THANK YOU!!

Outings & Tours! Call 763-786-9375 for details.

St. Croix Casino – Turtle Lake Register by July 31 DATE: Wednesday, August 7 TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. FEE: $5 ($5 back at casino) **Pick up at Blaine Senior Center

TREASURE ISLAND CASINO: Register by September 2th. DATE: Monday, September 9th TIME: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. FEE: $5 ($3 food coupon and 10 pull tabs) DEPART: Blaine Senior Center

“Baby Case” at History Theater

In 1932, a 20-month-old baby was taken from his crib; his devastated parents, Col. Hutchinson, MN Day Trip Charles and Anne Lindbergh, were Chosen as the Official Best Small Town in suddenly at the center of a media frenzy Minnesota, Hutchinson has a unique mix of the like of which the country had never small town community, industry, historical significance, and modern convenience. Sit seen. This Barrymore Award-winning back and enjoy as a member of the Historic musical follows the sensationalized Hutchinson Society joins us for a detailed look searches, investigations, and accusations at the many sights, buildings and homes that which led up to America’s first “trial of are woven throughout this community the century.” The infamous story also situated along the Crow River. Your driving includes Bruno Richard Hauptman, tour will be filled with charming anecdotes, rich history and unique tales. The Crow River Norman Schwarzkof, Sr., Walter Winchell, Violet Sharpe, J. Edgar Hoover, Herbert Golf Club is the setting for lunch. Downtown Hoover, Dr. John “Jafsie” Condon, Will Hutchinson’s Library Square is bustling with the 39th annual Arts & Craft Festival and the Rogers, William Randolph Hearst, Ginger Taste of Hutchinson. Shop for unique Rogers and more! Lunch after the show at selections of art and enjoy a wide array of St. Paul Grill. Registration due by tasty treats. You will have a short period of September 18. time to enjoy these events. Register by DATE: Thursday, October 24 August 30. Pick up will be at the Circle Pines TIME: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Credit Union - 4 South Pine Drive FEE: $50 includes ticket, lunch and DATE: Friday, September 13 transportation TIME: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE:


“Cowgirls” at Old Log Theater

Branson Christmas Tour December 3 – 7

COWGIRLS is a musical comedy that Visit historic Branson and experience focuses on a trio of classically some great holiday shows, holiday lights trained female musicians that tours, shopping, excellent dining, and is mistakenly booked to play much more! The holiday shows will Hiram Hall, a country western concert bar in Kansas. The include: Daniel O’Donnell, The Presley Family Jubilee, Shoji Tabuchi Show, owner of the club, Jo Carlson, must raise Showboat Branson Belle, and Twelve Irish enough money during the weekend to pay Tenors. For a complete Itinerary, please off debtors or the hall will be closed. call 763-785-6164. Though mostly unfamiliar with country music, the trio convinces Jo and her employees, Mickey and Mo, to allow them the chance to transform themselves into Cribbage League for legitimate cowgirl performers in time for Seniors: the first performance. Lunch options Our Saturday cribbage include: chicken, pork chop, fish, beef league will start up in and vegetarian. Registration by September, two Saturdays a month for September 17. the months of Sept., Oct., Jan., Feb., DATE: Wednesday, October 2 March and April. League play is 8 games TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. starting at 12:30p.m. Call Della if FEE: $46 (includes ticket, lunch and interested at 763-783-0189. transportation)

WALKING GROUP: Seasoned walkers should consider joining this fun, active group just getting started. Plan to walk a loop of 1-1.5 miles at various trails around the Blaine area. Beverly Kronstedt - (763571-7502) is organizing a walking group at each of the local senior centers Monday through Friday. The “Blaine Trail Blazers” will start off at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center on Mondays at 9 a.m. on August 5th, 12th, & 19th. Plan to meet at the Center on designated Mondays to carpool to various local trails. Paths are paved for easier/safer walking, but wear good walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

Bring a Youth to Lunch: We have planned a fun, intergenerational day on Thursday, August 22nd beginning with games at 11:00 a.m., noon “state fair style” luncheon (hot dog, chips, watermelon for the kids) for $3.50 each, 1pm prize bingo and 2pm Ice Cream Sundae for just $1 each. Register in advance and plan on a good time!!

GET WELL: We extend get well wishes to our friends on the mend: • Opal Peterson • Alice Arndt

Jewelry Donations Accepted:

Our annual sale will be here before you know it. We are now accepting donations of jewelry for our sale, which is our main fundraiser for the year and will be held in October. If you or someone you know has Oil Painting Class: unwanted jewelry items, Paint a professional looking we would love your work of art on canvas in one donation for our sale. day! All supplies and Thank you in advance to those who have instruction included. already donated items this year or in past years. If you are interested in helping Go home with a the sale, come in on Friday, beautiful finished prepare for rd August 23 at 9 a.m. product that

measures 16” x 20”! Register to participate in this class to be held on Thursday, August 29th from 12:30-3:30p.m. Cost: $50.


FREE ONE-ON-ONE HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELING ABOUT MEDICARE Free health insurance counseling to Medicare beneficiaries will be provided by state-certified Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging staff or volunteers at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center in Blaine, on specified Monday afternoons. Appointments are required. Counselors will assist with the basics of Medicare and Medical Assistance, choosing a supplement and/or a Part D plan, processing claims, assisting with forms, and more. To schedule a one-hour appointment, call 1-800-333-2433 and ask to schedule an appointment at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center.

IN SYMPATHY: We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of: • Angie Ryan age 94, mother of Mayor Tom Ryan • Lucille (Lou) Schilling, survived by husband of 58 years, Jerry. These special people will be missed by many.

Over 60 or an adult

Wills, Trusts, Probate, Incapacity Planning, and Documenting Your Life Story. Join us with a disability?? on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at 11am. ACCAP Chores & More

At this presentation you will learn: ·The difference between a Will and a Trust and discover which one is handled Quilting Group privately and which one is of public All levels of experience record. welcome! The next ·How to avoid probate and pass the scheduled maximum amount of your estate to your quilting date at family? the Mary Ann ·How you can plan for incapacity and Young Senior make sure your wishes are carried out Center is Monday, August exactly as you want? 26th from 3-9p.m. You can ·About Long-term care planning also quilt at Blaine United including government benefits such as Methodist Church on 115th MNCare and medicare and long-term care Avenue (763-757-2170) on insurance. ·The value of building your legacy as Wednesday evenings from part of your estate plan. 3-9 p.m., bring a dish to pass for the potlucks. Questions? This complimentary presentation is provided by attorney Chuck Roulet. Call Lucy at 612-220-6510. Please register early to reserve your seat.

YOUR ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR: MINOR HOME REPAIRS HOUSEKEEPING SEASONAL CHORES CALL JUDY- 763-767-6521 We are sorry to announce that we are no longer serving the under 60 population due to funding issues. FUNDING IS PROVIDED BY THE OLDER AMERICAN ACT GRANT THROUGH THE MINNESOTA BOARD ON AGING AND THE METRO AREA AGENCY ON AGING. CHORES & MORE IS A PROGRAM OF THE ANOKA COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM WITH FUNDING FROM THE CITIES OFANOKA AND COON RAPIDS. ACCAP Chores & More does not discriminate based upon a person’s race, color, national origin, sexual preference, or religious affiliation.

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Defensive Driving Refresher Course Our Defensive Driving Classes fill quickly, so plan ahead for when you are due. The next class is scheduled for August 8th and is full. The fall dates are as follows: September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th. You must have taken the full 8-hour class in order to be eligible to take the 4hour refresher. The Refresher classes are held from 9:45a.m to 2:30p.m., with a half hour lunch break. You must register and pre-pay for the class, which will be conducted by an instructor from the American Association of Retired Persons. Upon completion of the class, a certificate is issued and will be accepted by Insurance Companies for a discount on premiums for person’s 55 years of age and older. This certificate is good for (3) years and therefore must be repeated. This is a lecture-video class. The AARP rate is $12 for members and $14 for non-members. Make all checks payable to “A.A.R.P.” You must show and record your AARP member number (if applicable) on the form you complete at the refresher class. Lunch is available for the refresher class for a suggested donation of $3.50 per person age 60 and(763)780-4 up. If you are not age 60, the lunch cost is $6.50. Please pay for lunch on the day of class, but you must register at least three days in advance for the meal. Checks for the meal need to be written out to “V.O.A.”. Coffee and treats are provided for a suggested donation of $1. Please bring your driver’s license and AARP Card (if applicable) to class with you. Because classes fill so quickly each month, be sure to plan at least six to eight weeks in advance of your needed date. To register, call the Senior Center first, then mail in your AARP payment to the Mary Ann Young Senior Center address: 9150 Central Ave. N.E., Blaine, 55434, or stop by the Center in person to complete your transaction. Pre-payment is required to secure your reservation. A 48-hour cancellation notice is needed to receive a refund. ** Senior Center office hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Would you like a lunch reservation? ___Yes ___No Date of Class_____________ Date of Birth______________ Name


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Senior Center Newsletter - 2013 August  
Senior Center Newsletter - 2013 August