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“Reaching out
and still growing”
Looking Back: Legacy Letter Writing
Minnesota 150 Years Ago A Legacy Letter is a simple but profound
letter that conveys your greatest
Enjoy a look back at life on the treasures—your faith, life lessons, and
Minnesota frontier 150 years ago. values. A Legacy Letter can be a heart-
Historian and storyteller Doug felt gift for your loved ones today, or it can
Ohman will share a most interest- inform and accompany your last will and
ing story of our state, during it's testament or health care directive

early beginnings

You can learn how to write a Legacy
Doug is a speaker, storyteller, and Letter by attending a two-hour session at
photographer. This free presenta- the center on Friday, January 21 starting
tion will take place in the center on at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $25, payable that
day to the instructor, Bill Marsella. You
Thursday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m

do need to sign up in advance

Please register in advance

Don’t miss your chance to let your loved
ones know what you want them to
remember about your life

Tax Assistance Offered
Low to moderate income persons can
Learn How to Play
get help filing their tax forms. Contact Shuffleboard
the senior center after January 5 to
schedule an appointment, which will Shuffleboard provides physical exercise
be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from February 1 thru April 12. There and is good for your health and mind

is no charge for this service and space The senior center has a beautiful 20 foot
is limited. Shuffleboard table that can be used
The AARP Tax Aide Program will estab- most times the center is open. Not sure
lish COVID safety protocols to be fol- how to play? Come to the center on
lowed and those details were not avail- Tuesday, January 25 at 10 a.m. to learn
able at the time this newsletter went to
print. Additional info will be available the fundamentals. Please sign up in
when you schedule your appointment. advance

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 3 4 5 6 7 1
8:00 Ceramics 8-11 Pickleball 8-11 Pickleball 8:00 Ceramics Senior Center
8-11 Pickleball 9:00 Tech Support 8:00 Ceramics 9:00 Driver’s Class 10:00 Women’s Pool Closed
8:30 Casino Trip 10:15 Line Dancing 12:00 Dinner 10:30 Caregiver 1:1 12:00 Dinner
9:00 Cribbage Tourney 10:30 Choir 1:00 500 10:30 Bingo 1:00 Euchre 8
12:30 Bridge 12:00 Dinner 12:00 Dinner Tournament 8-11 a.m

1:00 Movie Monday 1:00 Hand and Foot 1:00 Bridge Center Open
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
8:00 Ceramics 8-11 Pickleball 8:00 Ceramics 8-11 Pickleball 8:00 Ceramics
8-11 Pickleball 9:00 Tech Support 9:00 Team Pool 10:30 Caregiver 10:00 Women’s Pool 8-11 a.m

9:00 Cribbage 10:15 Line Dancing Tournament Support Group 12:00 Dinner Center Open
Tournament 10:30 Choir 9:30 Book Club 10:30 Bingo 1:00 Euchre
12:30 Bridge 11:00 Blood Pressure 12:00 Dinner 12:00 Dinner Tournament
1:00 Movie Monday 12:00 Dinner 1:00 500 Tournament 1:00 Bridge
4:00 Board Meeting 1:00 Hand and Foot
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Martin Luther King, 8-11 Pickleball 8-11 Pickleball 8:00 Ceramics
Jr. Day 9:00 Tech Support 8:00 Ceramics 10:30 Caregiver 1:1 9:30 Legacy Letter 8-11 a.m

10:15 Line Dancing 12:00 Dinner 10:30 Bingo Writing Class Center Open
Senior Center 10:30 Choir 1:00 500 12:00 Dinner 10:00 Women’s Pool
Closed 12:00 Dinner 1:00 Bridge 12:00 Dinner
1:00 Hand and Foot 1:00 Euchre
23 24 25 8-11 Pickleball 26 27 28 29
8:00 Ceramics 9:00 Tech Support 8:00 Ceramics 8-11 Pickleball 8:00 Ceramics
8-11 Pickleball 10:00 Shuffleboard 12:00 Dinner 10:30 Caregiver 1:1 10:00 Women’s Pool 8-11 a.m

9:00 Cribbage Fundamentals 1:00 500 Tournament 10:30 Bingo 12:00 Dinner Center Open
Tournament 10:15 Line Dancing 1:30 Memory Cafe 12:00 Dinner 1:00 Euchre
12:30 Legal Aid 10:30 Choir 1:00 Bridge Tournament
12:30 Bridge 12:00 Dinner
1:00 Movie Monday 1:00 Hand and Foot
30 31
8:00 Ceramics
8-11 Pickleball
9:00 Cribbage Tourney
12:30 Bridge
1:00 Movie Monday
PHONE NUMBER: 763-295-2000
Voluntary Membership Drive Enjoy Delicious Meals
Tasty meals are served in the center at
Please consider participating in the Monticello noon Tuesday—Friday. People age 55+
Senior Center 2022 Voluntary Membership and spouse regardless of age are welcome
drive. The dues are $15 for an individual and and do need to sign up at least one busi-
$25 for a household per calendar year and are
tax deductible. Membership is not required to ness day in advance by noon. The meal
take part in senior center activities. A Member- cost is $4 and people must pay for the
ship Form is included with this newsletter. meals they order

The senior center Dinner Program is only
made possible because of partnerships
Book Club Meets Monthly with four local restaurants. Tuesday
meals are provided by Chin Yuen,
The senior center Book Club will meet
on Wednesday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m

Wednesday meals by American Legion
The group will discuss the last book Post 260, Thursday meals by VFW Post
they read and pick up the new one. 8731, and Friday meals by Cornerstone
Check it out—new members are always Café. Thank you restaurant owners and
welcome. staff—you are appreciated!
Motorcoach Tours, Motorcoach
Charters & Group Planning!
Family owned since 1939
Check out our website
to view our tours!
Your Local Source For Pick-ups available in St. Michael & Waconia
Estate Planning And Business Law Call us to find out about our New Customer
Discount & included Trip Insurance!
763-497-3099 |
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Contact Alex Nicholas to place an ad today!
[email protected] or (800) 950-9952 x2538
1213 Hart Blvd

Monticello, MN
Mississippi Shores
Senior Living Community Free Delivery to Peterson Grimsomo Funeral Home
conveniently located across the street

108 Cedar St., Monticello 763.314.0552 tuxedo central
Equal housing opportunity. All faiths welcome. Proud Partner of: F O R M A L W E A R
© 2020 Presbyterian Homes & Services. Serving Monticello, Big Lake, St. Michael, Albertville & surrounding areas

For ad info. call 1-800-950-9952 • Monticello Senior Center, Monticello, MN. A 4C 02-1054
Wednesday Meals from
Tuesday Meals from Thursday Meals from Friday Meals from
American Legion
Chin Yuen VFW Post 8731 Cornerstone Café
Post 260
4 5 6 7
Sesame Chicken Hot Beef
Egg Roll Chicken Caesar Wrap Spaghetti Mashed Potatoes/Gravy
Fried Rice Coleslaw Breadstick Vegetable
Fortune Cookie Dinner Roll
11 12 13 14
Sweet & Sour Chicken Hot Beef Sandwich
Egg Roll Beef Stew Mashed Potatoes Gyro
Fried Rice Dinner Roll Gravy Greek Salad
Fortune Cookie Vegetable
18 19 20 21
Beef with Broccoli Turkey Chicken Wild Rice Soup
Chicken Wings Sloppy Joe Mashed Potatoes/Gravy 1/2 Deli Sandwich
Fried Rice Potato Salad Vegetable Chips
Fortune Cookie Dinner Roll
25 26 27 28
Meatloaf Burger
Teriyaki Chicken Chicken Fettuccine
Mashed Potatoes Fries
Egg Roll Alfredo
Vegetable Side Salad
Fried Rice Breadstick
Fortune Cookie Dinner Roll
Many thanks to the following restaurants for providing the meals: Chin Yuen, American
Legion Post 260, VFW Post 8731, and Cornerstone Café. Menu is subject to change

Dinners are served at noon to persons age 55+ and spouse regardless of age. The meal cost
is $4. Meal reservations must be made at least one business day in advance by noon. People
must pay for all meals they order

(763) 295-2000 • HOURS: MONDAY—FRIDAY 8 AM-4 PM; SATURDAYS 8-11 AM
Help for Caregivers Team Pool Tournament
Are you a caregiver who would like to converse
with someone who understands? Help is ¨ Elk River Senior Activity Center
available thru the senior center. Contact Becky ¨ Wednesday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m

Allard, LSW from Senior Community Services, ¨ Sign up in advance
952-746-4028, [email protected] ¨ $3 entry fee
Becky is available for one on one caregiver
support appointments on Thursday mornings at
the center. Please call her to set up a time. If
Thursday mornings do not work for you, please
Card Tournaments…
All tournaments are open to people age 55+ and
contact Becky to explore other options. they must sign up to play in each at least one
business day in advance. Cash prizes are
awarded to the winners and all games have a $2
The senior center will entry fee

be closed on *Cribbage—Monday, Jan. 3, 10, 24 & 31 @ 9 a.m

*Euchre—Friday, Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28 @ 1 p.m

January 1 & 17 *500—Wednesday, Jan. 12 & 26 @ 1 p.m

(763) 497-4407
Assisted Living & Memory Care
5600 Queen Ave NE
Otsego, MN 55330
4400 Lange Ave NE, Saint Michael
Call for a tour
For ad info. call 1-800-950-9952 • Monticello Senior Center, Monticello, MN. B 4C 02-1054
TRIPS Church Basement Ladies
20th Anniversary Tour
Treasure Island Casino Share a bus with seniors from Elk River on
March 1 and head to the Paramount Center for
Ride the coach bus to Treasure Island Casino on
Monday, January 3. The bus departs the the Arts in St. Cloud to take in the Church
community center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at Basement Ladies 20th Anniversary Tour. They
about 3:45 p.m. There is an $18 charge for the are bringing this classic back to celebrate 20
years of laughter, toe-tapping music, and
bus ride and those going will receive $15 on
their casino card and a $3 off food coupon. touching memories. This musical comedy shares
the story of four church ladies as they solve the
problems of a rural MN church in 1965

Mystic Lake Casino
Prior to the 1:30 p.m. performance, you can
Ride the coach bus to Mystic Lake Casino on enjoy the lunch buffet at Coyote Moon Grille

Monday, February 7. The bus departs the The buffet will include three hot entrees, potato,
community center at 8:30 a.m. and returns at vegetable, soup, Caesar salad, fresh popovers,
about 3:15 p.m. There is an $18 charge and cookie & coffee station, and a non-alcoholic
those going will receive $15 on their casino beverage. The coach bus will depart the
card and a $4 off food coupon. community center at 11 a.m. and return at about
4:15 p.m. The cost is $68

Science Museum/Omni Theater
Enjoy a fun day in St Paul with seniors from
Elk River on February 24. The coach bus will
bring you to Degidios Italian Restaurant where
you will be served Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Breast served over spaghetti with classic toma-
to sauce and baked mozzarella. Garlic bread Driver Classes
and a beverage is also included with your meal. People age 55+ completing a
defensive driving class are eligible
After lunch you will arrive at the Science to receive a 10% auto insurance
Museum where you can visit the exhibits at discount. The cost is $25

your own pace. Choose from permanent
exhibits such as Collector’s Corner, Dinosaurs Four-hour refresher courses for
and Fossils Gallery, Human Body Gallery, those who have previously
Mississippi River Gallery, and much more! completed an eight-hour course
will be held on January 6, February
Next you will see a show in the Omni Theater. 17, March 16, and April 7 from
Show titles have not yet been announced but 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the center for
will be announced on their website a few additional 2022 class dates

weeks prior to the trip date. Please note that
there will be a significant amount of walking Drop off or mail payment (cash or
on this trip. check) to the center in advance

Checks are payable to the Monti-
The bus will depart the community center at 10 cello Senior Center. Class size is
a.m. and return at about 5:30 p.m. The cost is limited and people must register in
$85 and the deadline to register is January 28. advance. No refunds for no-shows

Tech Support is Available
Memory Café Need help with your smart-phone, tablet,
computer or TV system?
Our Activity Hour Memory Café is a safe and Mary, a very tech-savvy volunteer comes to
comfortable place where caregivers and their our center on Tuesday mornings to help
loved ones with memory loss can participate people with technology issues. If you would
together in a creative activity while socializing like to meet with her, you can call to
with others. The café experience is free, and all schedule an appointment and there is no
the supplies are provided for you. charge. Be sure to bring your equipment
with you to your appointment. Mary can
These Memory Cafés are held on the 4th also connect with you over the phone

Wednesday of each month (January 26) from
1:30-2:30 p.m. If you wish to participate in In home help is also available for a small fee

person at the Crow River Senior Center, call
763-497-8900. If you wish to participate at the
Monticello Senior Center via Zoom, call Free Legal Aid January 24


Call to make an appointment
A 55+ Cooperative Community
17155 Quincy St NW
Licensed Elk River, MN 55330
Insurance Agent
Call for a tour!
Medicare Questions?
Part D Questions? 763.633.0999
(763) 241-7900 Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
16854 Highway 10 NW Elk River, MN 55330 It’s not real estate, it’s a lifestyle!
For ad info. call 1-800-950-9952 • Monticello Senior Center, Monticello, MN. C 4C 02-1054
Caregiver Support Group
If you are caring for someone either close or
from afar, be sure to check out the Caregiver
Support Group that meets at the center on the
2nd Thursday of each month (Jan. 13) from
10:30 a.m. to noon. Keep Active!
The Monticello Community Center can help
This group is facilitated by Licensed Social you stay active this winter! Your Medicare
Worker Becky Allard, provides specialized supplement may cover the cost of a membership
support and education, and is intended for at MCC. MCC members can take advantage of
nonprofessional caregivers. Call the center at fitness classes including Water Aerobics and
763-295-2000 if you plan to attend

SilverSneakers classes

Members also have access to our pool, spas,
indoor track, gymnasium, and a variety of
HOME Program cardio and strength equipment. If you have
questions, contact program manager, Sara
The senior center’s HOME Program can Cahill, at 763-271-7124

assist older adults with maintenance and
cleaning both indoors and out. Help is
available on a sliding fee scale with
housekeeping, minor repair services, Please note that all senior
painting, snow removal, etc. All staff center activities are subject to
take precautions to ensure safety. change without notice and
any current and future COVID
These services are available for residents requirements will be followed
in Monticello and several surrounding
communities. Contact Joe Kaul, HOME
Program coordinator, at 763-416-7969
for more information. Monticello Senior Center
505 Walnut Street, Suite 3
Monticello, MN 55362
Phone: 763-295-2000
Please continue to wash your hands Website:
frequently and use hand sanitizer
when in the senior center

Open Hours:
Keep in mind that barring any Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m

future mandates, people will not be Saturdays, 8-11 a.m. (office closed)
required to wear masks in the center Director:
and they may not be vaccinated. Pam Loidolt

Senior Center 2022 Voluntary Membership drive. The dues are $15 for an individual and $25 for a household per calendar year and are tax deductible. Membership is …

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