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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.

 

2015 Senior Advisory Commission Minutes

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

2.0.1. Approval of September Minutes

3. GENERAL BUSINESS

3.0.1. 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.

3.0.2. 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.

3.0.3. 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. 

3.0.4. 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

4.0.1. 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

2014 Senior Advisory Commission Minutes

MINUTES

City of Rogers Senior Advisory Commission

September 9, 2014 – 5:30 PM

CALL TO ORDER and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: 5:38 pm
In Attendance: Les, Deb, Linda, Terri, Elroy, and Liz.

1. SET AGENDA: If there is anyone who wishes to place an item on the Agenda, for discussion purposes only, please speak now to be placed under Other Business.

2. CONSENT AGENDA: These items are considered to be routine and will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a board member so requests, in which event the item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and placed elsewhere on the agenda.

2.01. Approval of June Minutes

3. GENERAL BUSINESS

3.01. Congregate Dining: Liz reported that senior dining serves an average of 100-150 meals per month. The top three meals for attendance since the last meeting were BBQ ribs with 32 diners, fried chicken with 26 diners and Salisbury steak with 25 diners. Three meal dates needed to be cancelled in July and two meals in August. The group discussed the issue of diners preferring white meat fried chicken when there is only dark meat left, and how to handle special requests. The group also discussed how beneficial it is to announce upcoming meals during senior dining, so people sign up ahead of time and do not forget.

3.02. Upcoming Senior Programs: Liz shared all of the upcoming events the City of Rogers has planned. The group contributed ideas that could be used to enhance some of the already planned events.

3.03. Planning Committee: The group discussed plans for the new Great Decisions group and ideas for Pat’s recognition lunch.

4. PRESENTATIONS

4.01. Rogers-Hassan Senior Friendship Group Update: The centennial cookbooks are bringing in a profit now but there are still plenty to sell. The Cub brat stand in August brought in $150 and $50 of that was donated by Cub themselves. The volunteers no longer need to grill the food themselves, making it easier on the volunteers. The new treasurer, Deb, said the position is going well, as she is still transitioning and learning from Pat.

5. OTHER BUSINESS

6. CORRESPONDENCE

7. ADJOURN: 6:15 pm


NEXT MEETING:

December 9th 2014, 5:30PM

Rogers Community Room
21201 Memorial Drive
Rogers, MN 55374

June 10, 2014 Minutes

 

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.