CAL Monthly Happenings


UCARE Meeting December at the Center for Active Living. Learn about the UCARE supplement to Medicare. Walk in or call UCARE at 612-719-3735 to sign up.

Health Insurance Counseling available on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am.. Note: No meeting scheduled for September. Meet with trained staff for one on one help with your Medicare questions. To reserve a meeting time call Senior Linkage Line at 800-333-2433 by Friday the week prior.

Scrabble will be played at 10 am on September 4 & 18th at the Center for Active Living. Call to sign up. Newcomers welcome!

Advance Care Planning: Communicating your Wishes - Join us for this Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, September 18th at 11:30 am at the Center for Active Living, with Sanford Medical Center's Lynn Dierks and Jeanne Suby. Call LSS at 376- 9718 to sign up by September 13th. Lunch by LSS.

4th Annual Pickleball & Pot Luck Event - Celebrate Active Aging Week by gathering for a morning of Pickleball! Bring a dish to share at the pot luck following the casual Pickleball Round Robin time! Yard games will be set up for your enjoyment! Sign up now!

CAL Lunch & Learn with Prairie Rehab: How Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Professionals can help to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle at 11:30 am on Wednesday, October 2nd at the Center for Active Living; Presented by Janelle Saufley (OT), Katie Dale (PT), and Karmen Lens (ST) of Prairie Rehab; This is a $3 Meal Deal. Call 376-9718 by noon on the Friday before, to make a reservation.

Refresh your knowledge of Pinochle on September 30th at 1 pm at the Center for Active Living. Call 376-6457 to sign up. Newcomers welcome! Instruction provided by players, Karen Feit and Charlie Lang. Newcomers welcome.

Drawing Workshop, originally scheduled for Aug 12 at 6 pm will be rescheduled for the end of September. This class is for adults 18 and over. Bring a photograph of landscape, portrait, or still-life and instructor, Kelly Henkels will take you through the steps to create a beautiful drawing with the help of the grid method for drawing! Adults of all ages welcome. Open to the public. Call 376-6457 for cost and sign up.

Play Pinochle with Ladies, Men and mixed groups at 1 pm. on Mondays at the Center for Active Living.

FREE Blood Pressure Checks provided from 11-1 pm on the first Tuesday of each month, at the Center for Active Living, courtesy of Sterling Drug. Public Welcome!

Stretch n Tone Jump into our August/September session or join us for the October/November sessionAdults of all ages are welcome to register. Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday, and are taught by Anita Leach.You are welcome to try a class for free and register for the remainder of the series. Call for cost and sign up information.

Caregivers Support Group meets at 5:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month. Evidence-based program from ACE of Southwest Minnesota. Facilitated by Joanne Bartosh. Call 507-295-5262 to sign up!

ACE Crafters group meets at 1:30 pm Wednesdays. Join us to work on various projects for charitable organizations.

Hatha Yoga - 5:15 pm Wednesdays! New 7 week Session begins on September 18. Call for cost, dates and sign up information.

Social Bridge meets weekly on Fridays at 1:00 pm, also meets on the third Monday of each month at 9:00 am! If you would like to play a casual game of bridge every now and then, or every week...please join us for this fun, walk-in bridge group! Newcomers are welcome to give us a try!

Card Games- Watch for dates! We will Play card games of your choice on several different afternoons the CAL. Find a game that players have in common or that can be taught in one session. Call 376-6457 to sign up. Newcomers welcome.

Scrabble, just for fun! Meets the first and third Wednesdays at 10 am. Give us your availability and we may try a new a day/time that works for everyone!


We would love to hear from you! We are always looking to expand the programs offered to include health education and screenings, social activities to combat loneliness and promote social involvement, provide and expand fitness programs, promote mental alertness and maintain mental health, active aging awareness, special events and day trips, and offer more volunteer opportunities within the community.