Seniors

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The City of Rogers welcomes all seniors and invites them to become an active part of the larger community. 

2013-senior-newsletterThe July Newsletter and August Newsletter are available for download.  The newsletters has announcements, activities, and events for seniors of Rogers.  Residents can receive the newsletter in the mail if you are 55 or older,.  Call Irma at 763-428-5767 for more information.

 

2013-senior-dining-food1Our senior dining program support elders by improving their quality of life with nourishment of both body and mind. Two extremely important components of older adults maintaining their independence are social interaction and adequate nutrition.

Often meal planning and preparation become too burdensome to accomplish and the lack of adequate nutrition compromises an elder's health. Community dining settings can provide a welcoming atmosphere to share friendship as well as a well-balanced meal.

Read more: Senior Dining

The vial of life and Rogers registery are available to Rogers residents to help assist in the Rogers Police and Fire Department in an emergency.

Read more: Seniors registry and vial of life

As a fundraiser for the Rogers Seniors and Veterans Memorial, we collected and compiled over 150 favorite recipes from community members around Rogers. The finished cookbooks will be up for sale during the Farmers Market (Aug. 20) and senior dining (Tues-Thurs every week).

If you have questions or need more information to purchase a book please email Liz 

Be the first to know about new Rogers senior events and receive updates via email!   Visit www.notify.cityofrogers.org and select "Senior Announcements" to subscribe to our new email list. For questions, call Liz at 763-428-0939.

Join us on the first Sunday of every month for Jammers at the Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive). Live music begins at 1 pm and potluck at 4 pm. Bring a food item to contribute to the potluck and enjoy the free entertainment.

Make sure to visit the Seniors booth on August 20!

The market runs every Wednesday from 3:00-6:30 p.m. until October 8 at the new downtown Rogers parking lot near the new Veterans Memorial and the Triangle Park Community Garden. The address is 12724 Main Street, Rogers, MN 55374.

Wednesday, September 10
10 am - 1 pm at the Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive, Rogers, MN 55374)
Free & open to the public

Mark Your Calendars! The second annual Rogers Senior Fair is coming up!

This is a wonderful one stop shop for older adults to browse all of the products and services available to them in the community!
There will be complimentary refreshments, four educational presentations, at least 8 door prize give-aways, freebies handed out by vendors, and a delicious lunch will be served. We encourage everybody to stop by and enjoy this informational, educational, and entertaining fair!
Lunch: Pulled pork sandwiches, cole slaw and hush puppies will be served from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm for only $4

Free Bus Transportation: Call Judy Hanson before Sept 1 at 763-428-7657 to get signed up.

Presentations:

10:00 am: Staying Strong and Preventing Falls by St. Therese at Oxbow Lake-Falls are the leading cause of injury for adults. Falling is NOT an inevitable result of aging. Join us to learn what you can do to prevent falls and stay strong.

10:45 am: Medicare Decisions Made Easy by Humana-It's as easy as A, B, C and D. This seminar shares information on how Medicare works and things to consider when new to Medicare.

11:30 am: Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning... What Everyone Should Know by Martin & Wagner-Wills, do you need one? Common Misconceptions. Health Care Directives. Estate Planning Tools.

12:15 pm: Healthy Living to 100 by North Community Chiropractic-Learn how people are living longer and with a better quality life. Dr. Seth Richter discusses the various pieces of a healthy life including: exercise, nutrition, stress, sleep, laughter, routine, listening to your body, and a drug-free lifestyle.

Vendors: Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, WH Security LLC, Humana, Martin & Wagner, Mississippi Shores, TMD Mobility, Legacy of St. Michael, Brain Injury Alliance, Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake, Community Education, CROSS Food Shelf, Rose Arbor & Wildflower Lodge, UCare, Synergy HomeCare, Alzheimer's Association, MN Stroke Association, Eye West Vision Clinic, Northern Community Chiropractic, St. Cloud Driver Improvement Program, Heritage Place, Fairview Clinic, Wellstead of Rogers, Guardian Angels - Elk River & Albertville, American Senior Benefits, Rogers Library, Cub Pharmacy, and the Rogers Seniors.

August 14, 10:30 am - 4 pm, $20

Visit the infamous Val's burger shack in St. Cloud, explore the beautiful Munsinger Gardens and head to a musical comedy "Don't Hug Me" at the historic Paramount Theatre! Depart the Rogers Community Room at 10:30 am on the bus, grab Val's burgers and milkshakes to enjoy at the picnic area at Munsinger Gardens (or bring your own lunch), spend an hour at Munsinger enjoying the flowers and mighty Mississippi River,  and head to the Paramount Theatre for "Don't Hug me", a musical comedy Minnesota love story, starting at 1:30 pm.
Call Liz at 428-0939 by July 14 to make a reservation. Cost for this trip is $20, lunch is on your own.

Monday, August 25, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm, $5

Enjoy exotic plants and beautiful displays in their various gardens, explore several unique programs they have to offer throughout the day, stroll through the numerous animal exhibits, and make sure to invite any young children in your life to join you on this fun-filled day! Bus transportation is provided and departs the Rogers Community Room at 9:30 am and returns at 2:30 pm. Lunch is on your own at the café or bring a bagged lunch . Call Liz at 763-428-0939 to reserve your spot by August 15.