Long Term Care Services
Home and community based long term care services include a wide variety of personal care, health care, and other supportive services. Those services also enable individuals to continue living at home, maintaining as much independence as possible. Join us on Thurs, August 17th beginning at 1:30 p.m. and learn about these options and how you can access them for your clients or loved ones.
Program presenters include Diane Winkels, RN, RCPH, Jolene Nelson, SW, RCPH and Carla Pearson, SW, Three Rivers Community Action.
Pre-registration requested for this free session. An attendance certificate provided for those that request it. Classes in this series are sponsored by Rice County Public Health (RCPH) in partnership with the Faribault Senior Center.
Fire Department Tour
The Senior Center's annual summer tour series continues on Thurs, August 17th beginning at 10:00 a.m. when we visit the newly remodeled Faribault Fire Station.
The Faribault Fire Department operates out of 1 fire station with a crew of 9 full time and 24 part-time firefighters, along with the Fire Chief and a department secretary. The Department provides services to the city of Faribault and an additional 126 square miles in townships surrounding Faribault. Our tour guide will be the Faribault Fire Chief, Dustin Dienst. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the Senior Center at 332-7357.
Talking about medications
When prescription and over the counter medicines are taken in the right way, they are safe and effective tools for good health. On Thursday, August 17th, local pharmacist Bill Boyes will be available by appointment for a free Medication Check-up. During this conversation, you will review each medication (both prescription and over-the-counter) and discuss your medicine-taking routine. The conversation is private and confidential, with opportunity to ask questions and get personalized tips. Please call 332-7357 to make your appointment.
If you are turning 65 or going on Medicare soon, here is an opportunity for you to get the information you need. "Medicare Basics" will be held at the Faribault Senior Center and is scheduled for Tuesday, September 26th beginning at 5:30 pm.
The workshop will cover the parts of Medicare- hospital, medical and drug options; including original/ traditional Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare advantage plans, Part D prescription drug coverage and preventive benefits.
Instructor Chad Wojchik, is a certified State Health Insurance Program Counselor and specialist with the Senior LinkAge Line®. This is a free event which is open to the public. There is a minimum of 10 participants for this class to be held, so sign up is necessary by calling 332-7357.
Support Group starting in August
The Minnesota Elder Justice Center (MEJC) and the Faribault Senior Center are partnering on a community support group for those affected by elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation and hope to give them an opportunity to speak and be heard.
Our first meeting is from 6-8 p.m., Monday, August 21st at the Senior Center, where we will listen to a presentation on basics of elder abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation followed by a group discussion. Subsequent meetings will be held on the third Monday of each month. There is no cost, pre-registration or Senior Center membership required. For more information: www.elderjusticemn.org
Thank you to the 501 businesses and individuals who have already made pledges and outright gifts to the Celebrating Seniors Capital Campaign. This show of support is an indication that you are all committed to the expansion of our Center.
But we are not there yet! If you are willing to help us with a pledge or cash gift, we would certainly appreciate it. Please print off a pledge form from the website at www.faribaultseniorcenter.org or stop in to pick one up. Please help us reach our goal!
Have you checked in at Fashions on Central lately? Stop in for some great deals on high quality, gently used adult clothing. Fashions on Central is located at 325 Central Ave.
- MN State Fair for Senior Day on Thur., Aug 31 from 8:30-5:00 pm. Cost is $40 including transportation and admission. Signup sheets now available.
- St. Croix Riverboat Cruise with luncheon and Mall of America on Friday, September 8 from 9:30-4:30pm. Following the two hour cruise, we will spend some time at the Mall of America. $60 includes motorcoach transportation, cruise and lunch.
- Jackpot Junction trip is scheduled for September 13 and 14. $50 on Players Card and Senior Perks available. Cost is $65, including transportation and hotel room.
- New Trip! Mystery Tour on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept 27 and 28th. Lots of fun and entertainment at an interesting location. Details, including cost, and signup sheet available at the Senior Center.
- Hostfest in Minot, SD on Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Brochures are ready to be picked up.
- Christmas in Nashville on Nov. 15-20. Brochures and trip details are ready.