Senior Center Month

September is Senior Center Month with a theme of “Experts at Living Well: Play, Discover, Create and Challenge.” Many activities abound at the Center for seniors to partake in and be “experts at Living Well.” Some of the special programs for Senior Center month are:

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 26, 30, 9:15 a.m. Senior Golf! at Savannah Oaks; Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m. – Grandparents Pride photo contest winners announced; Friday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. Business Thank You – gives us the opportunity to say “thank you” to the business supporters throughout the year; Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. New M.A.S.C. Welcome; 11 a.m. FRAUD Speaker from AAA – open to the public; Tuesday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m. fresh hot cookies; Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m. Applemania! September will also be a big month for ACT on Alzheimer’s. Surveys of many individuals and companies will be taking place. The purpose of this survey is to understand where our community is at in its evaluation to becoming a dementia friendly community. So when you get the call to be surveyed – say yes! We need your input. Some facts about Alzheimer’s – 88,000 Minnesotans age 65+ live with Alzheimer’s disease; one-third of people age 85+ have Alzheimer’s; 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s live in their own homes and need support from families and community members.

By looking at these facts you will know someone in your lifetime impacted by Alzheimer’s.