Coffee with Coordinator

Coffee with Coordinator is a program designed to offer seniors the ability to have coffee and pastries and receive the following:

  • information regarding Centre offerings
  • information about other events going on in the surrounding community
  • senior specific education regarding various topics (Health, Financial, Mental Wellness, Nutrition, Leisure)
  • information about volunteer opportunities
  • socialization with other seniors

Age: Adults
Date: Tuesday, April 23 
          Tuesday, June 25
Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Cost: Free to all participants
Place: Centre Community Room


Active Life Fair

The Active Life Fair is a RESOURCE FAIR FOR ACTIVE AGING ADULTS. The Active Life Fair is a FREE resource fair for adults 55+. You will have the opportunity to gather information regarding local programs and services about health, fitness, and wellness opportunities to improve your quality of life.

Twenty-minute seminars will be taking place at the event! Seminar schedule will be available closer to the event date. Visit our website at for more information.

Offerings include:

  • Hearing Tests
  • Blood Pressure
  • Balance Screenings
  • Sample Fitness Classes
  • Food Samples
  • And More….

Age: Adult
Date: Friday, May 17
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cost: FREE for all participants 
Place: The Centre


Senior Chef

Senior Chef offers 6 different cooking classes focused on cooking for one or two. Sign up for 1, 2, or all the classes!

Helps to:

  • Improve cooking skills
  • Inspire cooking motivation
  • Nutritious new meal ideas
  • Easy to make recipes
  • Discuss adaptive equipment options
  • Opportunity to meet new people

Senior Chef is suitable for men and women who:

  • Are 60 or over 
  • Live alone or with one other person
  • Want to improve cooking skills, confidence or motivation around cooking
  • Understand nutritional needs

Everything, including the ingredients for the cooking class and recipes are provided.

Why should you attend a Senior Chef Class?

The lessons include tips on meal planning, making economical choices, and keeping your meals healthy and nutritious, plus you get to eat what you prepare.

The senior ‘chefs’ in this class will work in pairs to create recipes planned for them by local nutritionists. A bonus-by-product of this course is forming new friendships! This program brings people together for the common purpose of learning to cook, so friendships are bound to develop.

Age: Adult
Date: Tuesday, April 30
         Tuesday, May 7
         Tuesday, May 14 
         Tuesday, May 21
         Tuesday, May 28
         Tuesday, June 4
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $4.00 per class for Centre Members
         $6.00 per class for Community Participants
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: One week prior to event
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/20 participants


Breakfast & Bingo

Enjoy breakfast with your peers and play some fun and competitive rounds of Bingo for great prizes! Sign up online or at the Centre.

Age: Adults
Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Cost: $5.00 for Centre Members
        $7.00 for Community Participants
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration deadline: Monday, June 10
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/25 participants


Actively Aging Cookout/Potluck

The sun will be out and we should too so we are having a cookout and inviting you! The Centre will provide the brats, you bring your friends and a dish to share!

Age: Adults
Date: Friday, July 12
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: FREE for Centre Members
Place: Centre Community Room


Food, Painting, & Fun Class

Join us for an afternoon of food, painting, and fun! Take the opportunity to choose from 1 of 2 options for creating a canvas masterpiece. As you paint you’ll be gently guided by instructor Amy Stevens, taking cues from the process, but carrying each in your own direction so it becomes your own masterpiece. Each participant will get lunch, a painting to take home, and plenty of conversation and fun! Invite your friends to join you!

Age: Adults
Date: Wednesday, August 14
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $25.00 for Centre Members
         $30.00 for Community Participants
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 2
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/20 participants


Senior Day at MN State Fair

Seniors can take the opportunity to gather friends and ride with our Senior Programs Coordinator in the Centre van to attend the MN State Fair. Seniors will pay a nominal fee which includes transportation and parking. You will purchase your own discounted ticket at the gate.

Age: Adults
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $15.00 for Centre Members
        $20.00 for Community Participants
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: Monday, August 2
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/14 participants


Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg was first played by the ruling class of China and dates back to the time of Confucius. Mah Jongg is a game played with 152 tiles or 152 Mah Jongg “Kards,” and the object of the game is to form combinations of suits.

Join Vanora Jorgensen on Wednesday afternoons for lessons on how to play this challenging yet fun game.

Age: Adult
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: FREE for all participants, Community Participants must register at Centre
Place: The Centre



Multi-generational programs offer people of different ages the opportunity to come together and share time with one another. Such programs can provide benefits to all involved and foster life-enhancing growth, understanding, and friendship. 

Program Summary

The Centre’s new multi-generational program connects senior volunteers with students from the Centre’s 3 year old preschool and 4K programs. Teachers and seniors will work together once a week to provide students with hands-on experience working on art-projects and group reading time. The volunteers share their wisdom, insight, and friendship with the youth. The interaction is beneficial to both the students and the volunteers.

Program Goals & Outcomes

The primary goals of the multi-generational program is to help students learn to work on social skills and increase their interaction with caring adults. Senior volunteers can enjoy sharing their love of crafts and reading; seeing the students’ knowledge and skill sets increase.

Volunteer Requirements

The typical commitment is to volunteer an average of 1.5 hrs per month. Each volunteer will be required to fill out a background check before being placed in a classroom with students. Please check with Sam Nolan, Senior Programs Coordinator, to see what time slots are available.  Classes are held Monday - Thursday from 8:15 AM - 11:30 AM.  We will work with individual schedules to come up with a day/time that works for both parties.


Facility Hours:

Program areas close 15 minutes prior to the facility closing

  October - April May - September
Monday - Thursday      4:45 AM - 10:00 PM        4:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 4:45 AM - 9:00 PM 4:45 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


425 E 5th St
New Richmond, WI 54017

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