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 November newsletter and December 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.

 

Our 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 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.

Tuesday, December 16 at 1 pm

Jean McFarlane will be teaching a watercolor class at 1 pm at the Rogers Community Room. All supplies are included and the cost is only $5. Reservations must be made by December 12 by calling Liz at 428-0939. Join us at noon for senior dining before the art class begins (meal reservations: 428-0976).

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nation's largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is seeking volunteers to help state taxpayers who are seeking assistance preparing and filing their 2014 tax returns. The Rogers community is in need of volunteers in order to continue free tax assistance services provided in February and March to the seniors. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers receive free tax training and are reimbursed on a limited basis for qualified program-related expenses. They help taxpayers at sites around the state, learning new skills while giving back to countless communities. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is offered in conjunction with the IRS.

For more information on how you can join this team of trained volunteers, visit their website at www.aarp.org/tavolunteer8 or call Bob Post at 763-682-2376.

Join us once a month at the Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive) to test your skills at cribbage, play some new opponents, and enjoy some refreshments! Play just for fun or join the tournament bracket to win fun prizes. Each month a cribbage party is held on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 1 pm. All skill levels are welcome. Call Liz at 763-428-0939 for more details!

Thursday, December 11

Join us as we make our way to the Old Log Theatre to see the award winning '60s doo-wop musical "Life Could Be A Dream". The show will take you to Springfield to meet Denny and the Dreamers, a fledgling doo-wop singing group preparing to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest to realize their dreams of making it to the big time! Denny falls in love, Wally falls in line, Eugene falls apart, and along comes handsome heartthrob Skip to send the whole situation spinning. Winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Musical Award, Life Could Be a Dream will leave you laughing, singing, and cheering! See it now before if heads to Broadway in 2016.

Bus transportation is provided and will depart the Rogers community room at 11:30 am. We will stop at Old Country Buffet for lunch on the way and the show starts at 1:30 pm. We will return to Rogers around 4:15 pm. Cost for transportation, lunch and show is $35.

Call Liz at 763-428-0939 to make a reservation by Nov 25.

Friday, December 12, 5:30-8 pm

Mark your calendars for an evening full of music, dancing, refreshments, socializing, and silent auction. A Rogers high school class is putting together this community service fundraiser with the objective of providing a fun filled night for seniors in our community while raising money for less fortunate students who would like to attend their prom but cannot afford a ticket.

The Sock Hop is open to the public and for you to enjoy, while the suggested donation entry fee and silent auction will raise money for the students. Please plan on joining us at the community room on December 12. Call Liz at 763-428-0939 with any questions.

Join us on Monday, December 1 for a journey to Minneapolis to visit the Macy's 8th floor Christmas display "A Day in the Life of an Elf" and to see the brand new Christmas Market featured at the Holidazzle Village (opening the day after Thanksgiving and replacing the Holidazzle Parade). A bus will depart from the Rogers Community Room at 9:30 a.m. for Macy's in Minneapolis.

We will have two hours to explore Macy's Santaland 8th floor display and browse the store before eating lunch at the Oak Grill restaurant in Macy's at noon. After eating, around 1:30 p.m., we will head nearby to the german-style Christmas Market. Included in the market will be more than 30 "huts" with local and international vendors selling holiday gifts, mulled wine, brats, candy, and more.

Be prepared to pay a $3-6 one time entrance fee into the market for the season. Around 3 p.m. we will depart Minneapolis back to Rogers.

Please call Liz at 763-428-0939 by November 24 to make a reservation. Cost of the trip with transportation and lunch included is $25. Please indicate if you would like oven-baked meatloaf, chicken pot pie, or mandarin chicken salad for lunch. You will get your choice of coffee, homemade lemonade, iced tea or a fountain beverage to drink.

Join us on the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive) to learn about and discuss the monthly topic chosen by the Foreign Policy Association! This foreign policy discussion lasts roughly an hour as we discuss an important global topic through readings, videos, local expert presentations and group discussions.

If you are interested in learning more or joining this group, please contact Liz at 763-428-0939. The fee is only $10 to pay for the book being used for 8 topics/8 months!

Wednesday, December 10 at 1 p.m.

AARP Minnesota and the City of Rogers invites you to join us at the Rogers community room for a free presentation on how to guard yourself from fraud. We will discuss the latest trends in telephone and online scams, unsuitable investments and even theft by family members. Participants can learn how to recognize the tricks con artists use and how to protect themselves from fraud.

Come test your luck and join our free bus trip to Mystic Lake Casino on Monday, January 26! We will depart the Rogers Community Room (21201 Memorial Drive) at 8:30 a.m., you will have 5 hours of game time, and we will depart the casino at 2:30 p.m. back to Rogers. Please call Liz at 428-0939 to reserve a spot by January 16 . $5 cash will be collected with reservation to hold your spot on the bus and be handed back to you on the day of the trip.

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