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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

Senior Advocate/ Caregiver Advocate office hours at the Senior Center

Date(s): 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Carla Pearson, LSW
Cost: Consultations are free and open to the public. Call 332-7357 for information or to set up an appointment.

Services available for clients over age of 60 and/or their caregivers include:

  • Benefits Analysis which may result in application assistance for Medical Assistance, Medicare savings programs, Nutrition Assistance and Energy Assistance. 
  • Care Consultation for caregivers of, or those living with, memory loss including specialized education, screenings and assessment of needs, resource referral and care planning for individuals and/or their caregivers. A free tool kit is currently available through a special caregiver grant.  
  • General Assistance including needs assessment (includes home visit), community resource referral, education regarding disease progression and continuum of care, problem-solving, and emotional support.

Senior Spotlight Day

Date(s): Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Location: Rice County Fairgounds

Schedule for the day

  • 9:30-noon  Herb Sellner plays music on the Sellner Stage
  • 11:30am Spotlight meal at minimal cost
  • 1:00pm  Presentation of the Outstanding Senior Volunteer 
  • 2:00pm  Special program in Straight River Room

Discounts/Special Activities including discounted parking for seniors from 8-noon and golf cart rides from your car.

Rice County Outstanding Senior Citizen

 Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Outstanding Senior Citizen for Rice County.  The award recognizes senior citizens who are 65 years or older who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community.

Nomination forms online at ricecountyfair.net or at the Faribault Senior Center.  Deadline to submit the form is July 7.  Mail to: Rice County Fair , Box 393, Faribault.

Medication Check-Up with Pharmacist Bill Boyes

Date(s): August 7th
Cost: Open to the public; no fee
Call 332-7357 to set up an appointment.

When prescription and over-the-counter medicines are taken in the right way, they are safe and effective tools for good health. 

A Medication Check-Up provides a review of each medication (both prescription and over-the-counter) with discussion about the person’s medicine-taking routine.  The conversation is private and confidential.  Participants can ask questions and get tips on reducing or avoiding medication side effects, schedules, and more.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop

Date(s): July 26 - August 30
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Faribault Senior Center
Facilitator: Rice COunty Public Health
Cost: Join a FREE 2 hour workshop, held each week for 6 weeks; Pre-registration required; call Public Health at 332-6111

Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition such as arthritis, diabetes, depression or anxiety, high blood pressure, or heart disease?  This Workshop can help you:         

  • Get the support you need
  • Find practical ways to deal with pain & fatigue
  • Discover better nutrition & exercise choices
  • Learn better ways to talk with your doctor & family about your health.                             

Learn from trained leaders.  Make your own step by step plan to improve your health—and your life!

City-Wide Night to Unite

Date(s): Tues., August 1, 2017
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Buckham Center
Cost: Free and open to the public.
  • Live Music
  • Bounce House
  • Kids Activities: face painting, Henna or tattoo art, story time, Hula-hoops, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and more
  • Free Food
  • Elected Officials
  • Emergency Response Personnel, Vehicles and Mascots

In-Home & Community Based Services for Seniors

Date(s): Thurs, August 17th
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Faribault Senior Center lunch room
Facilitator: Diane Winkels, RN, RCPH; Jolene Nelson, SW, RCPH; Carla Pearson, SW, Three Rivers Community Action.
Cost: No fee; attendance certificate provided.
Pre-registration
Continuing Education for Long-term Care Providers

Home and community based long term care services include a wide variety of personal care, health care, and other supportive services, provided to clients in their own homes, or in their community, to enable them to continue living at home, and to maintain as much independence as possible.  Learn about these options & how you can access them for your clients.  

Classes in this series sponsored by Rice County Public Health (RCPH) in partnership with the Faribault Senior Center.

Faribault Fire Station

Date(s): Thurs, August 17th
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Faribault Fire Station
Facilitator: Faribault Fire Chief, Dustin Dienst
Cost: Pre-registration for tours is required. Transportation on your own; meet at the tour site

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. 

In addition to fire suppression, staff provide fire prevention planning and  education, medical first aid response, heavy and tactical rescue, and emergency management.

Minnesota Elder Justice Support Group

Date(s): First meeting is Monday, August 21st. Subsequent meetings on the third Monday of the month.
Time: 6 to 8 p.m
Location: Faribault Senior Center
Facilitator: Minnesota Elder Justice Center (MEJC) and the Faribault Senior Center

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. 

We recognize that many vulnerable people experience abuse, neglect, self-neglect, financial scams, and financial exploitation, and hope to give them an opportunity to speak and be heard. 

We welcome adult children helping their parent leave an abusive relationship, adult grandchildren helping an elder victim recover from a financial scam or exploitation, concerned friends or neighbors trying to assist a vulnerable adult experiencing neglect or self-neglect, and any other individuals impacted by the abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. 

For more information: www.elderjusticemn.org.

A Matter of Balance

Date(s): Free workshop series In Faribault

Are you looking for additional ways to better manage your health?

Free workshop series In Faribault starting in September.

Information: call Rice County Public Health at 332-6111

or WellConnect at 507-251-3835