Mary Ann Young Senior Center Newsletter September 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: Patti Sandin Bert Albers Dorothy Albers Theresa Beck Anna Frank Mary Fettig Bob Kruse Marion Kruse Lois Hawkins Lori Schintgen Fran Tadych Lucille Pobuda Shirley Engberg Benita Gregerson
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9150 Central Avenue NE – Blaine MN 55434 (763) 786-9375 – (763) 780-4318
Mondays (Closed 9/2) 8:30a Treasure Island Casino-9/9 9:00a Walking Group-Sept. 16, 23, 30 9-11:00 Flu Shot Clinic-9/30 sign up! 10:45a Enhanced Fitness 1:00p Penny Bingo 1:00p Nickel Bingo-9/30 1:00p Senior Bowling at Brunswick Zone 2:30p Health Insurance Appts.-9/16 3-9 p Quilting Group-9/30 6:00p Garden Club -9/9
Tuesdays 9:00a Line Dance 9-2 Wii Open Bowling -9/3, 9/10 9-2 Wii Bowling League-9/17, 9/24 1:00p Blood Pressure Checks-9/3, 9/24 1:00p Progressive “500” Cards 5:30p T.O.P.S. weigh-in, 6:00 pm mtg. 7:00p Woodcarving Group
Saturdays 9:00a 10:00a 11:00a 1-5p
Beginner Line Dance Advanced Beginner Line Dance Intermediate Line Dance Line Dance Party-9/21
Sundays 1-4:30p North Country Jamboree performs- 9/15 2:00p MN Woodcarver’s Assoc. Mtg-9/8
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Direct Link: http://www.BlaineParks.com and then click on the Senior Center page. Choose from the list of topics by clicking on your selection: Amenities Current Menu Wednesdays Calendar of Events 10:00a Computer Q & A Session-9/4 Current Newsletter 10:00a State Services-Blind-9/18 Programs and Events 11:00a B-Day Party entertainment-9/25 Anoka County Services 12:45p 1-3p 1:00p 1:15p 2-4p 6-8p
Bunco Dice Game -9/4 Woodcarving Group Birthday Bingo w/prizes!-9/25 Prep Cook-Harvest Dinner-9/25 Hand and Foot Card Game Line Dance-varied levels
Thursdays 9-noon Home Movie Drop Off-9/19 9:30a Beginning Bridge 10a Defensive Driving Class-9/5 1:00p Movie: “42”- 9/19 1:15p Activity Comm. Meeting-9/12 4:00p Senior Center Advisory Mtg-9/12 5:30p Harvest Dinner-9/26 6-8p Intermediate Line Dance
Looking for Something to Do ? The Mary Ann Young Senior Center is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and at other 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 Fridays fewer dollars to buy quality 9:00a Foot Care appointments-9/13 food? Contact your Senior 9:00a Jewelry prep.-9/20 Outreach Worker for more 10:00a Plastic Canvas/Crafts–9/6, 9/20 information about this program at 1:00p Enhanced Fitness 1:00p Senior Bowling at Brunswick Zone 763-783-4741, or for those under 60 1:00p Open Cribbage-play 6 games call Karen at 763-783-4892.
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 meeting is slated for Sunday, September 8th at 2:00 p.m. and is open to one and all.
Country Music at its Best! Join Gary Clark and musicians for a real taste of country music rd on the 3 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 September 15th.
PICKLEBALL! 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.
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. 3rd Swiss Steak w/Diced Tomato 4th Potato & Sausage Casserole 5th Juicy Cheeseburger/Onion/Pickle on bun
Foot Care Appointments are now available for Friday, September 13th 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 appointment for foot care and do not call 24 hours in advance to cancel, you may be charged for the appointment.
9th Ham Steak w/Honey Mustard Glaze 10th Chicken Parmesan, Garlic Mashed Pot. 11th Salisbury Steak w/Onion Gravy 13th Lemon Pepper Tilapia, Wild Rice Pilaf 17th Boneless Pork Chop w/Sauerkraut 19th Spaghetti & Meatballs, Peas/Carrots 23rd Build Your Own Coney Dog 25th Beef Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Carrots, Roll, Confetti Cake - B-Day Party! 27th Sweet & Sour Meatballs 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.
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. Thank you! *To Patti Sandin for funds in memory of Marlo Sandin, sponsoring event: The Invasion of Normundy. *To Donald Sahnow and Joe Nayduciak for the monetary donation to sponsor entertainment. *To Dorothy Albers, Darlene Morse, Mary Hosford, Marcia McKee and anonymous others for the prizes for “youth day”. *To Berneice Fuehrer for misc. donations. Computer Question and Answer Session
Need help with e-mailing photos? Interested in buying a computer, but not sure what kind to get? Confused by all the talk in the news Plastic Canvas/Craft Class about online computer scams and what Join Opal Peterson and friends on you should be doing to protect your privacy? Get answers to your computer Fridays, September 6th & 20th at 10:00 a.m. to learn or share the and technology questions in an open on Wednesday, art of plastic canvas or spend time forum Q & A session th September 4 at 10a.m. Please R.S.V.P. with friendly folks working on a craft your attendance. project of choice.
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 September 18th.
Current Events: *September Movie: “42” featuring the year 1946, when Branch Rickey put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson to the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers, breaking Major League Baseball’s infamous color line. This movie will be shown at 1p.m. on Thursday, September 19th with refreshments at intermission-free! *Birthday Party: Join us at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25th as we enjoy live entertainment, followed by a delicious beef pot roast meal and then prize bingo at 1:00 p.m. sponsored by The Landmark of Fridley. *Volunteer Prep Cooking: Help is needed on Wednesday, September 25th following clean up from Birthday Party Day, around 1:15p.m., to prepare for our Harvest Dinner. We will be cutting and peeling vegetables, so bring your favorite peelers and join the ranks.
*What’s New at Anoka Co. Library! Adult Service Manager, Jill Smith will lead us in an informative conversation about all that the Library has to offer. Find out what fun, free, exciting services are available at your fingertips. Please R.S.V.P. your attendance so adequate seating is prepared. Event is on Wednesday, October 23rd at 11a.m. *Combined Party…Red Johnson performs! Don’t miss this fun event which will combine our Monthly Birthday Party with our Halloween Party, and to top it off, Red Johnson will be here to perform!! This special event is being funded in memory of Rhona Marie, who enjoyed great entertainment. Event starts at 11a.m. on Wednesday, October 30th…costumes welcome!
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: *Energy Assistance Program which helps T.O.P.S. with your utility costs. This is an income T.O.P.S. (Take off eligible program you may qualify for if your Pounds monthly income for one person is $1,854 Sensibly) currently (gross) and for two people is $2,424 (gross). meets on Tuesday evenings The Energy Assistance application process with weigh-in at 5:30pm and COMING EVENTS: runs from October 2012 to May 2013 so you a fun, educational meeting *October Fest Week of Fun! need to reapply each year. at 6:00 p.m. If you are *Food Support-SNAP-(Supplemental interested in losing weight, Wii Tournament at Ham Lake-10/7-9am Nutrition Assistance Program) to help pay this may be just the right Prize/Penny Bingo-10/7 at 1pm group for you. For details, for groceries. If your gross monthly income Strolling Accordion Music for October Fest is less than $1,536 for one person or less contact Cindy Heckler at 651-310-9261 or Paulette Party-10/8 at 11am than $2,081 for two persons you may Kotila at 651-259-6241. qualify. “500” Card Tournament-10/8 at 1pm If you have questions about these programs Lutefisk Ticket Sale-10/9 at 8:15am as well as any other programs such as LEGAL SERVICE: transportation, telephone assistance, medical Anoka County legal service is Cribbage Tournament-10/10 at 1pm assistance, housing options, etc. give Karen a available to residents of Anoka call at 763-783-4741. She can come to your *Jewelry Sale: Come one, come all! County age 60 or home or meet you at the Sr. Center in Blaine better. Free legal consult is Invite, friends, family, neighbors to our to discuss programs you might qualify for. offered at the Mary Ann Young Senior Center by appointment generally on the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 11:15a.m. Call 763-786-9375 for an appointment. The next date is September 3rd.
*Flu Shot Clinic: Blaine Walgreens will sponsor this clinic. Please register in advance. Appointments are available between 9:00a.m.-11:00a.m. Free if you present Medicare Part B or Medical Assistance card, or other accepted Health Insurance Cards such as UCare and Medica, otherwise, the charge is about $24.99
annual fundraiser. Items have been sorted and priced to sell. Volunteers will be on IN SYMPATHY: hand to assist you. Please stop by and help We extend our heartfelt sympathy raise funds for our special events and to the family and friends of: activities. Sale is 9am-5pm on Tuesday, • Gregory Wollin, son of th October 15 . Mark your calendars! Arlette Wollin. • Norma Saba, long time card player. • Betty Hruby
Evening & Weekend Line Dancing Wednesday night line dance features beginner class at 6pm, advanced beginner class at 7pm. The Thursday evening Intermediate Line Dancing is from 6-8p.m. On Saturdays, Beginning Line Dance class is at 9:00 a.m., Advanced Beginner Line Dance class is at 10:00 a.m., and the “Keeping it Country” Class is at 11:00 a.m. A FREE WILL donation per person is accepted for music and instruction. The next Line Dance Party is on September 21st 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. This service is also available for smaller tapes if they fit into a VHS converter and if you provide the converter. Thanks Eric, for all the hard work you have volunteered for this valuable service!
Outings & Tours! Call 763-786-9375 for details.
Hutchinson, MN Day Trip Sit back and enjoy as a member of the Historic Hutchinson Society joins us for a detailed look at the many sights, buildings and homes that are woven throughout this community situated along the Crow River. Your driving tour will be filled with charming anecdotes, rich history and unique tales. The Crow River Golf Club is the setting for lunch. Downtown Hutchinson’s Library Square is bustling with the 39th annual Arts & Craft Festival and the Taste of Hutchinson. You will have a short period of time to enjoy shopping the unique shops available. Register by August 30. Pick up will be at the Circle Pines Credit Union - 4 South Pine Drive DATE: Friday, September 13 TIME: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $66
MAYA: Science Museaum Visitors will discover what archaeologists know about the ancient May and more. DATE: November 19 TIME: 9:30am-3pm FEE: $25
“Cowgirls” at Old Log Theater COWGIRLS is a musical comedy that focuses on a trio of classically trained female musicians that is mistakenly booked to play Hiram Hall, a country western concert bar in Kansas. The owner of the club, Jo Carlson, must raise enough money during the weekend to pay off debtors or the hall will be closed. 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 legitimate cowgirl performers in time for the first performance. Lunch options include: chicken, pork chop, fish, beef and vegetarian. Registration by September 17. DATE: Wednesday, October 2 TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FEE: $46 (includes ticket, lunch and transportation) Depart Blaine City Hall.
“Baby Case” at History Theater In 1932, a 20-month-old baby was taken from his crib; his devastated parents, Col. Charles and Anne Lindbergh, were suddenly at the center of a media frenzy the like of which the country had never seen. This Barrymore Award-winning musical follows the sensationalized searches, investigations, and accusations which led up to America’s first “trial of the century.” The infamous story also includes Bruno Richard Hauptman, Norman Schwarzkof, Sr., Walter Winchell, Violet Sharpe, J. Edgar Hoover, Herbert Hoover, Dr. John “Jafsie” Condon, Will Rogers, William Randolph Hearst, Ginger Rogers and more! Lunch after the show at St. Paul Grill. Registration due by September 18. DATE: Thursday, October 24 TIME: 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. FEE: $50 includes ticket, lunch and transportation, depart Blaine City Hall.
Branson Christmas Tour December 3 – 7 Visit historic Branson and experience some great holiday shows, holiday lights tours, shopping, excellent dining, and much more! The holiday shows will include: Daniel O’Donnell, The Presley Family Jubilee, Shoji Tabuchi Show, Showboat Branson Belle, and Twelve Irish Tenors. For a complete Itinerary, please call 763-785-6164.
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 - (763-571-7502) 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 September 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Plan to meet at the Center on designated DANBURY- HOLE IN THE WALL: Mondays to carpool to various local trails or Register by October 2nd. meet at the designated trail, which for DATE: Wednesday, October 9th September is: Pioneer Park (16th), Kane TIME: 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m. Meadows (23rd), and Lakes of Radisson FEE: $5 ($5 back at Casino, donuts & (30th). Paths are paved for easier/safer coffee prior to departure, transportation) walking, but wear good walking shoes and DEPART: Blaine Senior Center comfortable clothing.
*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 www.mnfoodhelpline.org Cribbage League for Seniors: Our Saturday cribbage league will start up in September, two Saturdays a month for the months of Sept., Oct., Jan., Feb., March and April. League play is 8 games starting at 12:30p.m. Call Della if interested at 763783-0189.
GET WELL: We extend get well wishes to our friends on the mend: • Duane Dean • Howard Monsrud • Roy Moorman • Mary Tschida • Luvern Fischer • Paul Peterson • Ruth Odegard
Blaine World Fest: Join the City of Blaine and residents from across the north metro on September 21st from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Town Square Park for the 6th Annual Blaine World Fest. This unique event is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the growing cultural and ethnic diversity that exists in our community by enjoying music, dance, cultural learning booths, demonstrations, and delicious ethnic food. World Fest has grown each year to include new and exciting opportunities and festivities. For just $5, festival-goers may purchase a set of tickets good at all participating food vendors. All other activities and entertainment are free.
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 unwanted jewelry items, we would love Quilting Group your donation for our sale. Thank you in All levels of experience advance to those who have already welcome! The next donated items this year or in past years. scheduled If you are interested in helping prepare quilting date at for the sale, come in on Friday, the Mary Ann September 20th at 9 a.m. Young Senior The date of our Jewelry Sale is Tuesday, October Center is Monday, th th September 30 from 3-9p.m. 15 from 9am-5pm, mark your calendar!!
You can also quilt at Blaine United Methodist Church on 115th Avenue (763-7572170) on Wednesday evenings from 3-9 p.m., bring a dish to pass for the potlucks. Questions? Call Lucy at 612-220-6510.
PINOCHLE ANYONE? We have had a request for the card game, pinochle. If you are interested, please call the Center and let us know if you are available to play on Friday afternoons at 2pm, and if you prefer single or double pinochle.
Lutefisk Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 9th at 8:15a.m. for our dinner on Friday, November 8th at 5:30p.m.!
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.
Over 60 or an adult with a disability?? ACCAP Chores & More 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.
Prescription Drug Take Back: The Blaine Police Department has partnered with the Anoka Co. Sheriff’s Office to provide a prescription drug drop off location for you. Bring your unwanted, outdated prescription drugs to Blaine City Hall Police Department Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm.
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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 September 5th and is full. The fall dates are as follows: October 3rd, November 7th, and December 5th. You must have taken the full 8-hour class in order to be eligible to take the 4-hour 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 (763)780-4 $3.50 per person age 60 and 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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