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 October newsletter and November 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.

Thursday, October 30 at 1 pm

Halloween bingo will be played for free prizes at the Rogers Community Room. Dress for the occasion for a chance to be voted 'best Halloween costume'. Diane from St. Therese at Oxbow Lake will be joining us to call bingo and hand out spooktacular prizes. Make a meal reservation (428-0976)  for noon and enjoy some scrumptious smoked chicken tacos.

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!

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.

Wednesday, October 29

Jean McFarlane will be teaching a beginning technique 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 Oct 26 by calling 428-0939. Please collect 7 leaves, press them and bring them to class. Join us around 12:30 pm for wine tasting provided by Rogers Wine and Spirits before the art class begins.