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

 

Dancing Dragonfly Winery

Sip Sip Hooray! Gather your friends and ride in the Centre van to Dancing Dragonfly Winery where you can enjoy a wine-tasting experience. Tastings include a DDW logo glass and up to five samples of wine. We will leave the Centre at 10:30 AM. We will meet at the winery main entrance to depart no later than 1:15 PM.

The price includes transportation to and from the winery, admission and paired tasting.

Age: Adults
Date: Thursday, September 12
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: $40.00 for Centre Members
         $43.00 for Community Participants
Place: Meet in Centre Lobby
Registration Deadline: Thursday, August 29
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/14 participants

 

Actively Aging Potluck

Join us for a potluck lunch and a special guest speaker every third Thursday of the month. Bring a dish to pass, spend some time socializing, and enjoy a different topic each month.

Age: Adults
Date: Thursday, September 19
         Thursday, October 17
        Thursday, November 21
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: FREE for all participants
Place: Centre Community Room

 

Breakfast & Bingo

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

Age: Adults
Date: Monday, September 23
Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Cost: $5.00 for Centre Members
         $7.00 for Community Participants
Place: Centre Community Room

 

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, a top visitor attraction, is more than 1200 acres of gardens and tree collections, prairie and woods, and miles of trails. Make the Arboretum your place to experience nature and what’s happening outdoors this season with family and friends. (You are responsible for your own lunch. You can either bring a bag lunch or purchase lunch in the museum.) We will leave the Centre at 8:00 AM. Upon arrival at the Arboretum you will have 3 hours to explore on your own. We will meet in the main lobby area of the Arboretum to depart no later than 12:00 PM. 

The price includes transportation to and from the Arboretum, admission, and ticket for tram tour at 10:30 AM.

Age: Adults
Date: Thursday, October 3
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $35.00 per Centre Member
         $38.00 per Community Participant
Place: Meet in Centre Lobby
Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 19
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/14 participants

 

Pickling Party

What is a pickling party? It’s an opportunity for individuals to try out various pickles and pickled products for tasting. Let’s not limit ourselves to just the cucumber types of pickles either (pickles, peppers, olives, tomatoes, etc). Bring in your pickled item for tasting and we will have a sign placed next to your item indicating what kind of pickle it is. If you are interested, you can bring in the recipe to share with others.

Age: Adults
Date: Monday, October 7
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE for all participants
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 30
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/15 participants

 

Chili Cook-Off

Join us for our 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off! Bring your best chili to see who will walk away with a trophy and bragging rights. To register for the Chili Cook Off, visit our front desk or register online. Registration is free but required to enter a chili. If you don’t want to make chili you can still participate! Taste the chili and vote for a small fee of $2.50! Open to the community, bring a friend!


Age: Adults
Date: Monday, November 11
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Cost: FREE for Chili Chefs to participate
         $2.50 to be a Chili Taster
Place: Centre Community Room
Registration Deadline: Monday, November 4
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/15 participants

 

Minneapolis Holiday Boutique

Ride in the Centre van to the largest holiday shopping show in Minneapolis featuring approximately 250 exhibitors including local and national boutiques, artisans, beauty, wellness, holiday gift, and décor exhibitors. This boutique is held in a state of the art indoor, highly secured, and temperature-controlled environment with black pipe and drape in the heart of downtown Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium. (You are responsible for your own lunch. You can either bring a bag lunch or purchase lunch at the facility.) We will leave the Centre at 9:30 AM. Upon arrival at the US Bank Stadium you will have 2.5 hours to explore on your own. We will meet where you were dropped off to depart no later than 12:30 PM. 

The price includes transportation to and from the US Bank Stadium and admission.

Age: Adults
Date: Friday, November 8
Time: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $25.00 per Centre Member
         $28.00 per Community Participant
         Price includes ride and event ticket
Place: Meet in Centre Lobby
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 28
Minimum/Maximum participants: 5/14 participants

 

MULTI-GENERATIONAL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

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.

 

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, July 10 - August 28
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: FREE for all participants, Community Participants must register at Centre
Place: The Centre

 


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

CONTACT US:

715-246-2252
425 E 5th St
New Richmond, WI 54017


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