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The Rogers Senior Advisory Commission meets the second Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm at the Rogers Community Day Room. The meetings are open to the public.

 

December 9, 2014 Minutes

MINUTES

City of Rogers Senior Advisory Commission

December 9, 2014 – 5:30 PM

CALL TO ORDER and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: 5:35 pm

In Attendance: Les Smith, Terri Hawkins, Linda
Sullivan, Elroy Mueller, Pat Johnson, Judy ODean, Gary ODean, Maureen Stanley: City
Council Liaison, Liz Dirks, Mike Bauer, and John Seifert.

1. SET AGENDA

2. CONSENT AGENDA

2.01. Approval of September Minutes

3. GENERAL BUSINESS

3.01. Congregate Dining: Staff reported that senior dining serves an average
of 15 meals per day. There was a discussion that free birthday meals should be
provided each month during the birthday celebration at senior dining for those
who have a birthday that month. Elroy moved and Linda seconded the Motion that
free birthday meals should be provided each month during the birthday
celebration at senior dining for those who have a birthday that month. The
Motion passed 4-0. It was also suggested a drawing be held each month for a
free senior dining meal. Each time someone dines at senior dining, they can
enter their name in the drawing. At the last meal of the month, the drawing
will take place for the free meal pass. The consensus of the group was to
approve this as a way of marketing the service.

3.02. Upcoming Senior Programs: Recreation Services Coordinator Dirks shared
all of the upcoming events the City of Rogers has planned. The group discussed
the weekly exercise program that is beginning in January. The group is hoping
this program will do better than the last exercise program the seniors had.

3.03. Planning Committee: The group discussed improvements for the Senior Fair
next year and field trip ideas. The seniors offered suggestions for Liz to
apply to upcoming programs.

3.04. Senior Center Task Force: Public Works Superintendent Seifert explained
that a task force ideally has an odd number of members between five and seven,
including Recreation Services Coordinator Dirks, Recreation & Facilities
Director Bauer, the City Council Liaison and seniors. The task force will need
to hire a professional consultant, generally ranging from $7,000 - $12,000 to
provide the group with three options for a senior center. The idea was brought
up that it would be great to tie a senior center project with a future
referendum. The group will need to identify where the money will come from for
a feasibility study. A motion was made to solicit a professional scope of
services to perform a needs study for a future senior center and use funds
previously donated by the Rogers-Hassan Senior Friendship Group towards this
project. The group was unanimously for the motion.

4. PRESENTATIONS

4.01. Rogers-Hassan Senior Friendship Group Update: The Chili/Soup Supper was
moved from January to February to allow more preparation time. The group talked
about the future of the craft sale and how coordinators are in high demand. Pat
Johnson offered to chair the annual pie social in June. The future of the Vial
of Life project was discussed and how they are trying to organize and
popularize the project again.

5. OTHER BUSINESS

6. CORRESPONDENCE

7. ADJOURN: 6:54 pm

NEXT MEETING:

March 10th 2015, 5:30PM

Rogers Community Room

21201 Memorial Drive

Rogers, MN 55374

Advisory Commission

The Rogers Senior Advisory Commission meets quarterly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  The 2015 meeting dates are March 10, June 9, September 8, and December 8.  The meetings are held at the Rogers Community Day Room and are open to the public.

Senior Advisory Seeking Applicants

As a group of involved mature adults in the Rogers community, we are seeking for other creative and active seniors to join our Senior Advisory Commission. We meet every third month to discuss improvements for senior services in Rogers, upcoming events, issues in our community and anything else that relates to the senior population in Rogers. During our meetings, a City representative and City Council member meet with the group of seniors, so action can be taken to improve the senior programs in Rogers. The more members the Senior Advisory Commission has, the more ideas, knowledge and creativity is shared, which allows for greater improvement within the Rogers senior programs!

Please contact Liz Dirks at 763-428-0939 with any questions.

If you are interested in joining our Senior Advisory Commission, download the application and email to edirks@ci.rogers.mn.us or drop off the application to Rogers City Hall.