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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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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. She is a graduate of UW-Madison with degrees in Botany and Environmental Studies. These classes are free and open to public; please pre-register by calling 332-7357.

Fashions on Central

Volunteer where you like to shop!  Consider volunteering at Fashions on Central, the Senior Center's gently-used clothing store, where 100% of the proceeds go toward programs for Faribault's seniors. We are always looking for volunteers for 3.5 hours at a time with the option of working one shift a week or less. The job entails a variety of tasks which may include sorting, ironing or pricing the clothing. You also may choose to help with displays or work at the cash register. Please stop at Fashions on Central, located at 325 Central Ave., or call the Senior Center for more information.

Holiday Schedule

The Senior Center and Senior Dining will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4th.  There will be no programs or noon meal served on these two days. All services will resume again on Wednesday, July 5th.

Fashions on Central will be open its regular hours of 10:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 3th, but closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day.

They were called State Schoolers

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.

Questions for Carla

Just a reminder that Carla Pearson, LSW, a Senior and Caregiver Advocate for Three Rivers Community Action will be back at the Senior Center on Thursday, July 13th. If you have questions for Carla, please consider making an appointment.

Carla has a large array of services that she can provide, including completing applications for various programs like Medical Assistance, Nutrition Assistance Program for seniors and Energy Assistance.  She also has experience in working with those living with memory loss and can provide specialized education, screenings, resource referral and care planning for individuals or their caregivers.

Consultations are free and open to the public, but an appointment is needed.

Don't wait to contribute

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.

But, since the target is yet to be reached we are continuing our fundraising effort. Can we count on you to make this happen with an additional gift or a first pledge today?  If you are interested in making a pledge over several years, we have extended our timeline through 2019 for any new or added pledges.   Please help us reach our goal!

Reminders:

  • There is easy listening music by Herb Sellner in the dining room on June 28th. Come and enjoy his music while you have lunch with us!
  • Nominations being sought for the 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Rice County.  Forms available at Faribault Senior Center or online at Rice County Fair. Deadline is July 7 and mail to Rice County Fair, Box 393, Faribault.

Upcoming Trips

  • MN Landscape Arboretum on Thursday, July 6. Depart at 8:30, return at 5pm.  $40 pays for motorcoach transportation and admission.
  • 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.