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  • Active Aging Week – Friday September 26th

    Today we will go over a number of retirement issues concerning money, management, and insurance. Every attendee will receive a package of educational and informational items on services and products that would be pertain to the topic of the day. We will also host a number of speakers for the day.

    10am – we will be hosting an educational session on Estate Planning, Will vs. Revocable Trusts, Power of Attorneys, and much more.

    12pm – Social Security Administration Office will be here to make sure that you know what to do before you retire, update us on any changes, or just answer any questions you may have.

    1:30pm – “Welcome to Medicare” – we will have the Senior Linkage Line  coming to give us information on what to do ahead of time, update on changes, help us read documents and understand them, or answer questions.

    3:00pm – Investments – we will have an expert coming in to explain how to plan for the future and assure that we planned accordingly.

    4:00pm – “Own Your Own Future” – the Senior Linkage Line will talk about the things you need to think about and know before a move, before purchasing long term insurance, before you retire, and before you plan your future.

  • Active Aging Week – Thursday September 25th

    Today we have a wonderful speaker coming and her name is Joan Steffend. She is a former Kare 11 news anchor and HGTV personality. She gave up all of that to find what really makes her happy.

    She has written two books and founded a nonprofit organization called Peace Begins with Me. They are dedicated to helping people find their inner peace and how to be happy with what they have and who they are.

    Today she travels and speaks about her process in finding her happiness and how she has found her inner peace and connected with her own magnificence.

    Joan will be at Memorial Auditorium speaking at 6:00pm. She will be selling her books after the session and signing them. During her session she will connect all of us to the tools we have and show us how to use them to find our own magnificence within. She will show us how to be happy with what we have and who we are.

    The cost for this program is free to all CAL members. For none members it is only $5.00 charge. Tickets are now available to pick up at Memorial Auditorium and it is reserved seating. Tell your friends, and come and be inspired.

  • Active Aging Week – Wednesday September 24th

    Today we will be hosting Sanford for a Health Fair Day. The day is free of charge, except the screening listed below. We will have booths set up from various businesses throughout the community with information from 9:00am-4:00pm.

    We will have Glucose & Cholesterol Screening from 7:30-11:00am. Sign-up sheets are available now at the CAL, stop down or call 376-6457. Cost is only $10.00 per person.

    We will also have SW Hearing Technology here doing Visual Inspections of the ear; the Cancer Center will be here to do a Skin Screening; and Sanford Home Health will be here to do a Balance Screening for falls prevention.

    We will have four different speakers on this day giving us a ton of information.

    10am – “Motion is Lotion” – with presenter Becky Zylstra, Physical Therapist at Sanford Worthington. The importance of staying active into your golden years, with handouts and demonstrations.

    12pm – “Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing and You!” with presenter Naomi Bach, CWOCN CFCN CNP. Come and learn about the services available through Sanford Worthington Medical Center.

    2pm – “Falling for Desserts – Warm, Healthy and Delish!” with presenter Chris Schmitz, Sanford Worthington Dietary Manager

    4pm – “The Doctor is In” – presenter will be a Sanford Worthington Clinic Family Medicine Physician.

    Lunch is available at 11:30 for $4.00 with advanced reservations

  • Active Aging Week – Tuesday September 23rd

    We will be having a very creative and fun night this day. Both events will take place at BenLee’s restaurant. Starting at 4:30pm the MN West Lifelong Learning Department will be hosting a Glass Etching Class. This will be a Make and Take class with full instructions on the whole process of glass etching. The cost is only $15.00 for this class and you will bring home your work.

    Then at 6:00pm we will be hosting the Wine & Canvas Event. This group comes to us from Sioux Falls, SD where they host many of these events very successfully. The painting we are doing is called “Blossoming Tree in Moonlight”. it is a pretty picture and everyone that comes will get step by step directions and will walk out with a wonderful masterpiece for their home. No experience or artist ability needed for this class. They will show you how to do it and walk you through it. Space is limited so sign up soon; cost is only $35.00 and will be in the back room at BenLee’s.

  • Active Aging Week – Monday September 22nd

    Make sure you grab your partner and get signed up for the Golf Tournament at Prairie View Golf Links. Fees are $35.00 per person for 9 holes and a cart. This will be a two person scramble. We will have a check in time at 10:00am and then precede with an 11:00am Shotgun start.

    There will be door prizes and a cash payout!

    1st place team payout - $75.00 each

    2nd place team payout - $55.00 each

    3rd place team payout - $45.00 each

    The deadline is September 16th to sign up. Lunch will be available at the Club House for the players or any spectators that want to come and cheer on their favorite team. This is a good way to get another day in at the golf course before the summer is done. League is done and if you need an excuse to go here it is.


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