Services & Programs
AARP Driver Safety Program
Buckham West hosts classes for drivers 55 years and older. When completed, you may be entitled to a discount on your car insurance. The first class is for 8 hours (split up over 2 sessions) and every 3 years thereafter you can take a 4 hour refresher course. Class size is limited and there is a fee. The fee must be paid at the time of registration. Included in this cost are AARP materials and host fee. Open to the entire community.
Blood Pressure Check
FASC offers free blood pressure checks every Wednesday at noon. St. Lucas Healthcare Community, Heritage House, Intrepid Home Care, Faribault Senior Living and Pleasant Manor provide the staff. No appointment necessary. Open to the entire community.
This group meets each month to discuss the monthly book of choice. Members only.
Bunco at Buckham West
Bunco is a fun and popular game played with dice, lots of luck and a simple set of rules.
Any fun-loving, dice-tossing person can play! Members only.
The Senior Center offers a place for its members to join in a card game. No pre-registration. Members only activity. The weekly schedule:
- Mon. & Fri.– Bridge and “500”
Card Making Class
Learn how to make one-of-a-kind special occasion or seasonal cards using the latest techniques and supplies.
Computer Tutoring for Seniors
Individualized computer tutoring, provided free of charge by tech-savvy Faribault High School students. Attend just once or more than once. Bring your own device (I-pad, laptop, tablet, etc) with you.
Family Caregiver Support Group
Are you helping an elder with daily living activities? Then you are a caregiver. Join us on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30—8:00 p.m. at Milestone Senior Living ~ 2500 14th St. NE for conversation with other caregivers. Open to all; no charge.
Sign up for foot care. Open to the public, no membership required. Make an appointment by calling the Senior Center at 332-7357.
This new group will meet monthly to create an art project led by retired K-12 art educator, Gary Hoganson.
No experience needed; all skill levels are welcome! Call the 332-7357 to pre-register.
Health Care Directives Assistance
This document describes your health care wishes. A volunteer will assist you in writing your health care directive. This free service is available upon request. Call the Senior Center and we can assist you in making a personal, confidential appointment that is convenient for you.
Health Insurance Counseling
Meet with a trained volunteer for help with your benefits check up, plus any health insurance and Medicare questions. Open to the public.
Information and Referral Service
This valuable service provides assistance to anyone who has a question or concern about the well-being of an older adult. The Senior Center maintains networking with senior care agencies and organizations in this area, so if you have any senior-related questions or concerns, don't hesitate to stop by the Senior Center or call at 332-7357.
Life Writing Group
Come and learn a simple technique for recording your family stories. Join us for lively discussion, fun writing exercises, and the sharing of stories. Members only.
Mah jongg - is a game of strategy that originated in China. It uses small rectangular tiles stamped with symbols and characters. The object of the game is to be the first to assemble combinations of these tiles into specific patterns that make up a hand. These combinations are assembled by picking and discarding tiles. Once you learn the fundamentals of the game, you will understand why people love it.
Medication Check-Up with Pharmacist Bill Boyes
A Medication Check-up provides a review of each medication (both prescription and over-the-counter) with discussion about the person's medicine-taking routine. The conversation is private and confidentional. Participants can ask questions and get tips on reducing or avoiding medication side effects, schedules, and more.
Meditation means turning your attention away from distracting thoughts and focusing on the present moment in order to cultivate a sense of calm and balance. Anyone can practice meditation to find a sense of calm and balance that has benefits of emotional and physical well-being.
We will follow the meditation practices of Anhei Morningsong with additional resources from noted authors and practitioners.
Out to Lunch Bunch
This group is for Senior Center members who are interested in trying different restaurants in Faribault and the surrounding area.
Senior Friendship Volunteer Program
Senior Friendship Volunteers are persons 55 years of age and older who assist seniors by doing the types of things that friends do for friends, such as visiting, sharing hobbies, or assisting with errands.
The host agency is RSVP; volunteers receive ongoing training and mileage reimbursement. If you want to volunteer or need a volunteer, contact Michael Maas at 507-450-1518.