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19 West Division Street
Faribault, MN 55021

Hours: Mon – Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm

Phone: 507-332-7357
Fax: 507-332-0244

Email: office@faribaultseniorcenter.org
501c3 nonprofit organization

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Put Life Back in Your Life

Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, depression or anxiety, high blood pressure, or heart disease?  Consider attending the

"Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop" a six-week program which can help you take charge of your life!  Taught by trained leaders, you'll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.

Openings remain for this free, 2 hour workshop, which will be held each week for 6 weeks.  It is being held on Wednesdays, July 26-August 30 at 1:30 p.m. in the Senior Center Coffee Shop. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling Public Health at 332-6111.

Flower Baskets

Have you seen the beautiful flower baskets hanging in the downtown area this year? Many folks deserve thanks for their part in making our downtown look its best, including Donahue's Greenhouse for getting the flowers planted and ready for us, Faribault's Parks and Recreation staff for hanging and maintaining the baskets and Senior Center volunteers for faithfully watering the flowers each morning. They look great!

Stormwater Management

In her program on Stormwater Management on Thurs, July 13th at 9:00 a.m., join presenter Leah Weston as she connects community members to Faribault's everyday environmental practices.  Key components of her presentation include:

  • Importance of stormwater management in times of flooding and severe weather
  • Nature at our back door
  • Raingardens and native plants
  • "Best practices" walking tour to see the new raingarden at the Fire Station

Leah Weston is a member of the MN GreenCorps program serving in the City of Faribault's Stormwater Department. The main goal of her service year is to increase awareness of stormwater pollution issues and get citizens excited about planting rain gardens. These classes are free and open to public; please pre-register by calling 332-7357.

Owatonna State School tour

There were 10,635 of them between 1886 and 1945, kids orphaned, abandoned, or abused and sent to Owatonna, Minnesota, home of the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children, once the third largest institution of its kind in the nation. The Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum was founded to "Remember the Children" who lived there.

Join us on Tuesday, July 11 at 10:00am for the second tour of our summer series when we learn about the unique history of the school by visiting the Owatonna State Public School Orphanage Museum.  We will explore the Museum, historic Cottage 11, the Children's Cemetery, and interactive campus to get a glimpse of what life was like for the children who called the orphanage their home.  There is a $7.00 fee for this tour; pre-registration is required by calling the Senior Center at 332-7357.  Transportation on your own; meet at the tour site with details given upon your registration.

So much going on!

When our fundraising effort began for the building expansion, reaching our goal of nearly $2 million seemed so far away that you may have held back on making a significant gift – or possibly no gift at all. However, this project is real, and as close to happening as this summer.  We currently have 481 donors, both business and individual, and are working towards our final goal.  If you have not given I urge you to do it now.  If you are interested in making a pledge over several years, we have extended our timeline through 2019 for any new or added pledges. If you need a pledge form you can pick one up at the Senior Center or download it at faribaultseniorcenter.org.  Please help us reach our goal!

Reminders:

  • Deadline is July 7th! Nominations being sought for the 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Rice County.  Forms available at Faribault Senior Center or online at Rice County Fair. Mail completed form to Rice County Fair, Box 393, Faribault.
  • Cleaning out your closets? Why not donate to Fashions on Central! You can be assured that we will treat your clothing and accessories with the same love you bought them with, plus your donation benefits the Senior Center.

Upcoming Trips

  • July Jackpot Junction trip is scheduled for July 11 and 12th.  $50 on Players Card and Senior Perks available. Cost is $65, including transportation and hotel room.
  • "Glensheen: the Musical" on Thursday, July 20 at the MN History Theatre. Depart at 5:45. $55 includes play and transportation.
  • Branson in the Fall on Sept 22-26.  Hotels include the Drury Inn and the Grand Oaks. Shows are: Hughes Brothers, the Haygoods, Showboat Branson Belle Lunch Cruise, Urban Cowboy Reunion and Down Home Country. Breakfasts and one lunch and dinners are included. Brochure available, which includes cost.