Programs to Engage – Connect – Learn

Engage – Connect – Learn

All activities are subject to cancellation

What’s New at the American Legion?

The local American Legion Post 37 has been remodeled and reenergized! Bingo, Pfeffer, puzzle parties and more – enjoy snacks and drinks and hear about the latest program at YOUR community Legion and how you can get involved.

Mon., Sep. 13, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 217, Free.

 

Fall Prevention Awareness Day 

Falls are common in adults 65 years of age and older. A fall risk assessment checks to see how likely it is that you will fall. This program will consist of fall assessment, including an initial screening, which will includes a series of questions about your overall health and if you've had previous falls or problems with balance, standing, and/or walking and a set of tasks, known as fall assessment tools. These tools test your strength, balance, and gait (the way you walk).

Mike Beckman, Physical Therapist, Benedictine Living Community

Wed., Sep. 22, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free. 

 

Saint Peter School District Operating Referendum

Learn about the proposed school referendum that will be on the November ballot. A question and answer information session will be held to make you an educated voter. 

Multiple dates and times, SPCC Rm. 219, Free

Thu., October 7, 7 p.m. 

Tue., October 12, 10 a.m. 

Thu., October 14, 7 p.m.

Tue., October 19, 10 a.m. 

Tue., October 26, 10 a.m. 

Thu., October 28, 7 p.m.

 

Living Well With Chronic Pain – Six Week Course

Living Well with Chronic Pain (LWCP) is a 6-session evidence-based workshop designed for those dealing with chronic pain. Participants learn self-management techniques and skills needed in the day to day management of their chronic pain condition. This program has also been proven effective with family and caregivers. This program also aims to help participants better communicate with their health care providers and make healthy day-to-day decisions.

Mary Cassem, Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota

Oct. 6 – Nov. 10, 10 a.m.—12 p.m., SPCC. Rm. 217, Free. Registration required, call the Recreation Office at 934-0667.

 

Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

For centuries, we've known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota 

Mon., Oct. 25, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free. Registration required, call the Recreation Office at 934-0667.

 

Money Smart for Older Adults

Money Smart for Older Adults is a group workshop designed to raise awareness among older adults and their caregivers on how to prevent elder financial exploitation and encourages advance planning and informed financial decision-making. This program is developed jointly by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Participants receive a take-home resource guide. Topics include 

Scam Targeting Veterans, Identity Theft, Medical Identity Theft, Scams that Target Homeowners, Planning for Unexpected Life Events, and How to be Financially Prepared for Disasters.

Mary Cassem, Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota

Thu. Nov. 4, 10 – 11:30 a.m., SPCC Rm. 217, Free. 

 

Meet the Father of Kiwanis Holiday Lights

What began as a far-fetched idea just over a decade ago has grown into one of Southern Minnesota’s premier holiday lights displays, the Kiwanis Holiday Lights. Founder Scott Wojcik will tell us how this dream came true and what new features to look for this November and December.

Scott Wojcik, Founder/President of Kiwanis Holiday Lights, Presenter

Thu., Dec. 2, 11 a.m., SPCC Rm. 219, Free.